Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada’s longest continuing art society.
We are a professional association for visual artists living and working across Ontario with a mandate to promote the visual arts through exhibitions, special projects and arts advocacy. Our membership roster includes many of Canada’s best-known painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers. We currently have an active membership of over two hundred artists, working in a wide range of media and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
We are a non-profit, charitable organization, which is administered by a volunteer executive council of artists.
Exhibitions and Membership
Each year we present exhibitions of works by members, a juried art exhibition open to all artists working in two and three dimensional media, as well as a juried exhibition specifically for emerging artists. We encourage emerging artists, established artists and artists from diverse backgrounds to apply to our organization for membership.