Peter Dušek: N3XT National Art Competition

Peter Dušek, OSA has been juried into N3XT, the prestigious National Art Competition at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto.

Cattails in Red, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada, 2020

His piece, “Cattails in Red”, 36 x 56 inches, hangs at the historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. The theme this year is Canadian Unity. Peter writes:

“A field of cattails in red meander along a snow-covered lake. A state of balance is formed between the negative space of the lake and the positive space of the cattails. Each cattail symbolizes an individual, and when considered as a whole, shows unity and strength that comes from people — Canadians — working together toward the same goal of fulfilled lives of balance and contentment.”

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, December 19, 2020 to Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The winners of the exhibition will be announced on December 17, at an online virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club.

The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by appointment by limited groups after Toronto’s COVID-19 lockdown ends on December 19th. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists is hosted online.


Sheila Davis Has Two Pieces in N3XT Canada

We are pleased to announce that Sheila Davis, OSA has two pieces accepted into the N3XT National Arts Competition, held by the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto.

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, December 18, 2020. On Thursday, November 19, N3XT finalists and awards will be publicly announced during a virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club.

The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by limited groups and by appointment only. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists will be hosted online.

Sheila Davis - 'Airborne'.  48x60  oil on panel
Sheila Davis – ‘Airborne’. 48×60 oil on panel
Sheila Davis - ‘poetic license‘ 48x48 oil on panel
Sheila Davis – ‘poetic license‘ 48×48 oil on panel

Susan Clark, OSA in N3XT National Art Competition

OSA artist, painter Susan Clark will have a piece, Elevate, accepted in the prestigious N3XT National Art Competition at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto. The theme this year is Canadian Unity.

Elevate - oil on canvas - 40" x 40"
Elevate – oil on canvas – 40″ x 40″

Susan writes:

To achieve unity we have to see between the positives and the negatives, the shades of colour, the parting or the clearing.

The sameness of all, the individuals in us and the facades we carry.

We need not to segregate in our own cultures and communities, our safe zones. It’s not just what you take from a country, but what you give.

A love to be a part of and a passion for what we have.

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, December 18, 2020. On Thursday, November 19, N3XT finalists and awards will be publicly announced during a virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club.

The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by limited groups and by appointment only. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists will be hosted online.

SELECTED WORKS OF THE ONTARIO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS EASTERN HUB

The Selected Works of the Ontario Society of Artists Eastern Hub exhibition is open at the Parrot Gallery in Belleville.

View the virtual exhibition at Parrot Gallery, Belleville Library.

On LOCATION at 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville (3rd Floor)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday -1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

Congratulations ARTISTS:

Carmel Brennan, Anne Cavanagh, Nancy R. Chalut, Shaukat Chaney, Peer Christensen, Laura Culic, Sheila Davis, Mary Derrick, Carole Finn, Kathy Haycock, Rebecca Last, Peter Large, Dayna Law, Lisa Martini-Dunk, Nancy Moore, Rob Niezen, Evelyn Rapin, Alan Douglas Ray, Barb Sohn,  Charles Spratt, Roger Sutcliffe,  Bob Tunnoch, Carol Westcott

The OSA Scavenger Hunt


Introducing – the OSA Scavenger Hunt! The game you can play from home. Just find a work of art done by an OSA artist and post it in the comments on Facebook (see Facebook link below) or Instagram (coming soon)! We will repost all over social media. Let’s see how many OSA works of art we can get online. Let’s see who our most prolific players are!

Introducing – the OSA Scavenger Hunt! The game you can play from home. Just find a work of art done by an OSA artist and…

Posted by Ontario Society of Artists on Monday, March 16, 2020

York Pride 2020: “Just Be” Art Exhibition

This exhibit is in partnership with York Pride in recognition of their 20th anniversary.

CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS

York Pride 2020: “Just Be” Art Exhibition
www.newmarket.ca/yorkpride2020

Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 26, 2020 EST 11:59 p.m.

This year “JUST BE” ART EXHIBITION welcomes you to celebrate our history, diversity and courage through York Pride’s 20th Anniversary. It’s our pleasure to invite 2SLGBTQ+ artists and allies of York Region and beyond to share their voices, stories and perspectives through visual art reflecting on what this milestone means to them and their community.

York Pride shines a light on human diversity within York Region through its annual events and initiatives, providing residents with opportunities to express and celebrate their sexualities and gender identities. Together, York Pride and the Town of Newmarket aim to foster and support living free of fear and discrimination. However, homophobia and lack of acceptance remains a reality for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. This exhibition will provide a platform for these unique voices to be heard. The progressions, achievements and setbacks, faced in the last 20 years and before, play an important part in our collective history and personal narratives. We eagerly await the many contributions the 2SLGBTQ+ community will make in the next 20 years!

Exhibition will run from May 15 to June 20, 2020

Please visit www.newmarket.ca/yorkpride2020 for more information on how to apply

Cost: No fee for entry

Eligibility: 2SLGBTQ +/ allied emerging or established artists and makers are invited to apply. Open to York Region residents and beyond. Each applicant can submit up to two (2) pieces of artwork in any medium for consideration. All mediums of art are eligible (e.g. photography, painting, sculpture, multimedia, video, etc.) For individuals under the age of 18 years, parental/guardian contact information is required to enter.

Submission Details: Submissions must be submitted through the email submissions@newmarket.ca with the subject line of ‘YORK PRIDE’.

OSA members Andrew Sookrah and Marissa Sweet to Compete in “Landscape Artist of the Year Canada”

On September, 18 professional artists from across Canada were selected to compete in the television production of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada. The series will debut on Blue Ant’s Makeful on February 16th and on CBC in the fall.

We are very excited to announce that two OSA members Andrew Sookrah and Marissa Sweet will be competing. Congratulations to both on their exciting achievement!

You can read the official show announcement from Blue Ant Media.