2018 – 2019 OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition

Come out and welcome the new members to the OSA!

The OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition is a group show that showcases the superb artwork of artists inducted into the OSA in the previous two years.

The art in the show can be previewed online on the OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition page.

Location:

Neilson Park Creative Centre
56 Neilson Dr. Toronto

The opening reception is Saturday April 27th from 1 – 3pm.

The show runs until May 12 at

Gallery hours are:

Tuesday 9 am – 9:30 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday noon – 4pm

News from Marianne Reim, OSA

OSA member Marianne Reim is pleased to announce that she has been accepted into the ARTEXPO Summer Rome:

ARTEXPO Summer Rome
Art Gallery Rome
Opening June 15, 2019, 6pm
Via Di Parione, (near Piazza Navona)
Rome, Italy

Great News from OSA Member Bob Tunnoch

Some exciting news from OSA member Bob Tunnoch:

Here are two paintings by Bob Tunnoch. The first one is called “Undercover, Amazon Horned Frog” oil on canvas 27″ x 35″. This painting won 1st award of excellence Best in Show from the SCA online international juried show. The second one was acquired by the Juno’s Art is Art for they’re permanent collection. It’s called “Species at Risk” oil on board 24″ x 30″.

In a gallery type setting a head pokes through a wall with a toad on his head. The person in the painting is drummer Sonnie Bernardi. Sonnie played with the bands Crowbar, The Guess Who etc. I consider musicians a species at risk because of downloading, lack of venues to play etc, On top of his head is an endangered Fowler’s toad. This is a Canadian species which is a risk. Have a great weekend.

” Omartian , Rebel without a Planet ”

Unmade: Call for Submissions – Propeller Art Gallery

UNMADE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline June 1st, 11:00 pm, 2019

https://www.propellerartgallery.ca/unmade-curated-show.html

As a white female settler of Welsh, Scottish, and Dutch German descent, I would like to begin by acknowledging I live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Currently on a self-reflexive journey of what it means to consume, make and curate on Turtle Island. In this moment of deep ecological concern and human crisis, this call emerges from a desire to become more in relation with artists and practices that move outside of colonial capitalist systems that encourage the mass production, and therefore mass destruction, of environments that sustain us.

Amanda Boetzkes, within her book The Ethics of Earth Art, explains how ecology is “predicated on the principle that every creature is connected to every element that composes the environment, so that all living things depend on the balance of a complex system of growth and decay.” Outlining how relation with the earth and withdrawal from the elemental become ethical acts during the construction and performance of early and contemporary earth art and land art, what Boetzke doesn’t deliberate on is how all art and design, by virtue of their material nature and processes, are earth or land art, as it is from our landscapes we acquire materials and it is to our landscapes most often our works return.

UNMADE invites artists to examine “unmaking as a creative act” for an exhibition @ Propeller Art Gallery, June 26 — July 14, 2019. A nudge for artists to think about materiality in a deep ecological way where land becomes objects, objects become land and land becomes human. Participants are encouraged to push past the nostalgia of existing objects; work to the small, and embrace deconstructive methods to arrive at contractions, remnants, fragments, orations, actions or instructions that dismantle our notions of art, labour and Western ideals of representation and possession to make room for new understandings of material and what has value.
Jill Price, Curator
OCT ’07  MFA’ 17

Invitation to Toller Cranston Exhibition

Toller Cranston (1949-2015)
canadian artist & champion figure skater

LOS FLORALES
Saturday, April 20th | 6-9PM
remarks 7:30pm

Celebrating the life and artistic legacy of this iconic Canadian artist and athlete, who was named Skater of the Century by the European press.

Los Florales is the first major exhibition  to   focus on Toller’s exotic and flamboyant floral paintings. 

rsvp by April 18th

to info@artworldfineart.com or 416.620.0500

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

On what would have been Toller’s 70th birthday, we are pleased to launch a new partnership with the CANADIAN OLYMPIC FOUNDATION and the  Toller Cranston Memorial Fund. Artworld Fine Art Gallery in conjunction with Phillippa Cranston Baran have committed to an annual donation to the C.O.F. in Toller’s name, to help a new generation of skaters pursue their passion.

Toller was fearless in expression, courageous in creativity, and innovative in interpretation. 

He had a determination, dedication and a desire to go where no skater had gone before.

He lived life on his terms. He found his way of being in the world and staying true to himself.

ARTWORLD FINE ART GALLERY
365 Evans Ave, Toronto | 416.620.0500

www.artworldfineart.com

 

If you are over 60 and have come to art later in life, read this!

We have received an intriguing message from OSA member Janice Mason Steeves:

If you are over 60 and have come to art later in life, I’d love to hear your story of that journey.

I’m an OSA member and I’m writing a book with the working title: IT’S ABOUT TIME: On Becoming an Artist Later in Life. I think it would be encouraging and inspiring to read about the journeys to art that others have taken.

Please email me at janicemasonsteeves@gmail.com if you are interested in responding to my interview questions. I very much appreciate your willingness to share your journey.

Many thanks,

Janice

Latcham Gallery Open Juried Exhibition

Congratulations to  Valerie Ashton, Ronald Regamey, Clare Ross and Bob Tunnoch! All four OSA members have been juried into the upcoming Latcham Gallery Open Juried Exhibition.

The Opening Reception is this Saturday from 1-3pm. There will be a Juror’s talk on March 30th at 1pm. The Show continues until Saturday April 27th.

Latcham Art Centre, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4K 4K1

OSA Member Lori Ryerson Featured on TalkAboutTalk Podcasts

I’m being featured on two podcasts on the new “TalkAboutTalk”!

“TalkAboutTalk” is a new podcast hosted by Andrea Wojnicki.  TalkAboutTalk focuses on “all things communication,” such as body language, using your voice, language, story-telling…. Listen to the 10th episode entitled, COMMUNICATING WITH COLOUR featuring OSA artist Lori Ryerson.

You can find the 30minute PODCAST here:  https://talkabouttalk.com/10-communicating-with-colour-with-daryl-aitken-jenn-purkis-lori-ryerson/ (if you prefer, you can read the transcript by scrolling down below the audio link) If you already use Apple podcasts (or Stitcher or Spotify etc), just go to your podcast app and search “TalkAboutTalk colour”

Interested in more information about COLOUR (5 fascinating facts about colour, colour trends, and quotes about colour)? Click here to read it on your screen: https://talkabouttalk.com/talkabout-colour/

In a few weeks there will be another episode featuring Lori, this time focused on “EXPRESSING YOUR CREATIVITY.”

 

OSA Member Lori Ryerson’s Solo Exhibition: “Off the Beaten Path”

OSA Member Lori Ryerson is proud to share her first ever solo show:

OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Featuring the photography of Lori Ryerson
April 4-27
Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East, Toronto

Opening reception: Saturday, April 6, 2-5 pm, please RSVP to info@urbangallery.ca

Informal Meet The Artist: Saturday, April 13, 2-4 pm

More info: Lori Ryerson, lori@focalocity.ca
Website:  www.focalocity.ca
Urban Gallery Website: www.urbangallery.ca