Past OSA Exhibitions
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149th Open Juried Exhibition
The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) presents its 149th Open Juried Exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. This annual exhibit of the OSA promotes art from both emerging and established Canadian artists, with originality, artistry in composition and design, and excellence and skill in the chosen medium being the applied criteria.
Dara Aram | Lauren Beaton | Ciara Campbell | Jan Creelman |
Exhibition dates: April 6-May 4, 2023
Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada’s longest continuing art society. For 150 years now, the OSA has featured the work of hundreds of fine artists, many of whom have been and continue to be the cornerstones of Canada’s art world.
150th Anniversary Exhibitions 2022
In 2022, the OSA held a province-wide schedule of 6 exhibitions and special projects for the 150th anniversary year. This included shows in Brantford, North Bay, Orillia, Cobourg and Toronto.
Over the course of the year-long celebration, members were called upon to stretch themselves:
They studied the legacy of the Society going back to 1872 and presented an exhibition based on this research.
A curated exhibition reflected a landscape theme.
Sixteen members travelled to Northern Ontario to study the area, producing an exhibition with dinner/opening and speaker.
Our final 150th members exhibition, hosted by The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell hangs in the Lieutenant Governor Suites at Queen's Park in Toronto until mid 2023.
Kim Atkins, Vice President, Exhibitions (January 2023)