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.

Canadian Arts Leadership Panel Discussion

For centuries, the arts have been used as a tool to tell stories that reflect the past and envision the future. At times when we feel the most divided, galleries, film and theatre have been able to build bridges across class, race and gender. Some of Canada’s most lauded arts institutions have newly appointed leadership. What opportunities do these new leaders see for their institutions and beyond in the coming decades? How can Canada harness it’s arts energy to inspire a new generation of Canadians in a world of distractions?

Join Canadian Club Toronto on February 11 when Weyni Mengesha (Artistic Director, Soulpepper), Sasha Suda (Director & CEO, National Gallery of Canada) and Joana Vicente (Executive Director & Co-Head, TIFF) discuss new leadership in the community, and opportunities for the next decade. 

OSA members can use the code “ARTS30” for a 30% discount off tickets and tables. Code can be applied at checkout.

Tickets available at: https://www.canadianclub.org/Events/EventDetails.aspx?id=3499

2020 OSA Emerging Artist Exhibition

Congratulations! to the following artists who are exhibiting in the 2020 OSA Emerging Artist Exhibition: Kari Visscher, Brubey Hu, Kathryn Czaplicki, Xiao Fan Wang, Carolyn Laidley Arn, Lucy Cifoni Hughes, Kat Hernden, Janet Jardine, Sherry Park, Murat Yukselir, Nadia Gurkova, Jaehyun Han, Tom Ashbourne, Jackie Rancourt, Chania Allen, Cheryl-Ann Hills, Kyle Yip, Elayne Windsor, Natalia Ros, Christy Chor, Katherine A. Laird, Rachelle Wunderink, Xuefei Ji, Dennis Martynyuk, Rhonda Short, Sarah Zanchetta, Angela Chao, A.M. Benz, Tom Ashbourne, Diane Mohan, Susan Aaron, Marion Younan, Jennifer Claveau, Keith Boa, Haiying Zhang, Carol Cheong, Suzanne Buckingham-Jarvis, JL Robertson, Holly Hutchison.

This is a progressive and exciting show and worth the trip to Oakville! Show closes January 31st. Call the Centre for hours: 905-815-5979.

Congratulations to our award winners in the 2020 Emerging Artist Exhibition on now!

1st Prize $500
Godhead
by Murat Yukselir
sculpture

2nd prize $250
Sojourner
by Kari Visscher
painting

3rd prize $250
Isthmus Bay
by Chania Allen

Honorable Mention
are you reaching for me or am I reaching for you?
by Kathryn Czaplicki
ceramic wall sculpture with LED lighting

Honorable Mention
Man Devouring His Own Tail and Future Gazing
and Down by the Dead Zone
by Katherine A Laird
3 photo-lithographs/monoprints

Honorable Mention
Pepto-Abysmal
by Kyle Yip
painting with resin

Open Juried Call – Drawing: An Exhibition

Open Juried Call: Drawing: An Exhibition 

From the cave dwellers of Lascaux to the e-Drawings of our present century, the urge to draw is innate and impulsive.

Artists are invited to submit for consideration up to two drawings that stretch the boundaries of the medium. Be expansive and imaginative with the potential of this expressive form of communication. All types of drawing are welcome: figurative gestures; recordings of history and memory; two-, three- and multi-dimensional as well as site-specific works.

Gallery space is limited. Individual pieces must not exceed 48″ in width.

Two pieces may be submitted for $50 fee (via PayPal). 

Submission Form

Janet Read is exhibiting in the group show 
The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed  
November 8, 2019 – January 22, 2020
Opening Reception Nov. 8, 7 – 9 pm
@ The Orillia Museum of Art & History, 30 Peter Street South, Orillia

Salon 14: OSA Members Participating at the Propeller Gallery

 Salon 14

January 22 — February 2

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2 — 5 pm
This 25th Anniversary Salon Exhibition brings together people and art in a mid-winter celebration acknowledging Propeller’s 25 years of supporting and exhibiting our Members and community artwork.
 SALON 14 ARTISTS:
 Doug Adams
Maria Antoniv
Michael Black
Claire Browne
Roswita Busskamp
Simone  Collins
Sharron Corrigan Forrest
Jane Cousens
Vanessa Cress Lokos
David Cumming
Linda DeLuca
Sharon Dembo
Jacques Descoteaux
Carolyn Dinsmore
Chris Domanski
Lilyana Doyle
Pat Dumas-Hudecki
Lucy Erskine
Loretta Faveri
Peter Friedrichsen
Ivan Garcia-Rojas
Ron  Greig
Brian Groberman
Noelle Hamlyn
Janet Hendershot
Diana Hillman
Matt Jenkins
Mary Kainer
Kate Maura Kilty
Tai  Kim
Robin Kingsburgh
Tamara Kwapich
Timothy Laspa
Michelle Letarte
Ian Mackenzie
Valerie MacIntosh
Meagan Mallough
Rachelle Maltais Fitzpatrick
Joann Maplesden
Mina  Markovic
Ruth Maude
Arleen McCallum
Brenda Millar
David Nelson
Nancy Newton
Elsie Nisonen
Gordana Olujic Dosic
Frances Patella
Dominique Prevost
Robert Quance
Janet Read
Ronald Regamey
Susan Ruptash
Garth Scheuer
Joanne Swisterski
Angela Tamari
Keijo Tapanainen
Gwen Tooth
Jacqueline Treloar
Andres Vosu
Silvana Waniuk
Christy Winegarden