Janet Read OSA: Jurors’ Prize winner at the Carmichael Landscape Exhibition

Janet Read OSA is the recipient of the Jurors’ Prize in the Carmichael Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. The show continues to January 17, 2021.

Janet Read, “High Arctic: Dark Horizon #1”, charcoal on arches paper drawing using loose charcoal powder.

Below is a copy of the Museum’s official announcement on Instagram:

“Awards season continues at OMAH with the announcement of the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed Jurors’ Prize. The Jurors’ Prize is awarded to an artist who best exemplifies the qualities that Franklin Carmichael found ideal, that is, incorporating diversity in their work and remaining sophisticated in their depictions of the various landscapes in our geography. The recipient of this award should visibly be embracing, challenging or addressing existing approaches to Canadian landscapes.

This year’s Jurors’ Prize recipient is @janetreadvisualartist for High Arctic: dark horizon #1. Janet Read is a painter, musician, and poet, who grew up near the shores of Lake Simcoe. The artist has sought the water’s edge ever since. Read was born and educated in Toronto. Her settler roots go back to the Ottawa Valley via Belfast and County Wexford in Ireland. Perhaps this explains a fondness for fiddle music, poetry and the sea. The jurors found this piece to be very meditative and they enjoyed the simplicity of the marks on paper, while still maintaining a hint of the landscape with the horizon line. “

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Janet Read’s Jurors’ Prize winner hanging in the Orillia Museum of Art and History

FCA Toronto: new Call for Entry

FCA Toronto is a new chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists formed last year by OSA member Alan Douglas Ray. FCA Toronto’s mission is to offer exhibition, education, and networking opportunities to FCA member artists, to promote their artwork; and to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture in our area. FCA Toronto currently has 61 artists associated with it, many based outside of the GTA. Several artists are members of the OSA as well.

FCA Toronto is hosting its first annual Open National Juried Exhibition, December 1st to December 31st, 2020. This will be an online exhibition open to all artists who are Canadian residents and living anywhere in Canada. Artists do not need to be affiliated with FCA Toronto to submit an entry.

Deadline for Submissions is November 16, 2020.

The details can be found on FCA Toronto’s Call for Entry page.

To start the submission process, click the exhibition banner image below or this link to our submissions page on the FCA website.

FCA Toronto 2020 Open Juried Exhibition

2020 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works

The 2020 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works is the primary annual OSA exhibition. Our new exhibition is now live online until October 31st. Please visit this link or click the image below.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:  Alan Douglas Ray, Barbara Sohn, Carmel Brennan, Carole Finn, Cathy Groulx, Cesar Forero, Charline Gardhouse, Cher Pruys, Cheryl Bailey, Christine Proctor, Clara Laratta, Clare Ross, Clement Cheng, Dayna Law, Debra Archibald, Dianna Bennett, Diana Harding-Tucker, Dominique Prevost, Edith Fullerton, Elizabeth Elkin, Erin Fitzgibbon, Ernestine Tahedi, Eva Kolacz, Evelyn Rapin, Frances Patella, Frank Rodick, Gill Cameron, Giuseppe Pivetta, Heather Grindley, Heather Laws, Helena Kwon, Ian Mackenzie, Janet Baker, Janet Hendershot, Jangmee Park, Jaya Datta, Joanna Turlej, John Ashbourne, Joseph Muscat, Josy Britton, Judy Finch, Julia Hacker, Karen Taylor, Kate Taylor, Kathy Haycock, Kim Atkins, Krystyna Cseh, Lawrence Glazer, Lee Munn, Liane Bedard, Lillian Michiko Blakey, Linda Finn, Lisa Martin-Dunk, Lori Ryerson, Lynden Cowan, Margaret Pardy, Margaret Stawicki, Marilena Isacescu Carlea, Marissa Sweet, Mary Ellen Farrow, Mary Ng, Mary Pavey, Maya Foltyn, Michael Walker, Micheal Zarowsky, Min Kim, Mirka Hattula, Nancy Calder, Nancy R. Chalut, Pat Dumas-Hudecki, Peter Kashur, Peter Wirun, Quan Steele, Reina Nieland, Rob Niezen, Robin Kingsburgh, Roger Sutcliffe, Rosalie Lam, Sally Martin, Serge Deherian, Shahla Etemadzadeh, Sharron Corrigan Forrest, Shaukat Chaney, Shelley Newman, Shirray Langley, Steve Wilson, Steven Volpe, Stuart Blower, Sue Ennis, Sue Miller, Susan Clark, Susan Garrington, Susan Gosevitz, Ted Michener, Valerie Geard, Vera Bobson, Wayne Gascho, and Wendy Birmingham.

Exhibition Chair: Cathy Groulx
Exhibition Coordinator: Kim Atkins
Online Gallery Design: Alan Douglas Ray
Catalogue Graphic Designer and Editor: Pat Dumas-Hudecki

FCA Toronto: Call for Entry

FCA Toronto is a new chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists formed last year by OSA member Alan Douglas Ray. A chapter of the FCA has not existed in the province of Ontario since the early 1960’s! FCA Toronto’s mission is to offer exhibition, education, and networking opportunities to FCA member artists, to promote their artwork; and to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture in our area.

FCA Toronto currently has 45 artists associated with it, several of whom are members of the OSA as well.

FCA Toronto’s inaugural exhibition will take place online this summer, August 4 to September 7.

FCA Toronto invites all artists who are FCA members in good standing with Active or Signature status to participate. The submissions and jurying process is being managed directly by the FCA in Vancouver.

Deadline for Submissions is Friday July 17, 2020.

The details can be found on FCA Toronto’s Call for Entry page.

To start the submission process, click the exhibition banner image below or this link to our submissions page on the FCA website.

Link to the Federation of Canadian Artists Website and the submission page for FCA Toronto's exhibition.
FCA Toronto 2020 Summer Exhibition

OSA Western Hub Exhibition at the Westland Gallery!

The OSA proudly presents Masterworks, a curated collection of work by members OSA’s Western Hub.

Ontario Society of Artists - Western Hub
Ontario Society of Artists – Western Hub

Artists: Bruno Capolongo, Cathy Groulx, George Langbroek, James MacDougall, Janice Mason Steeves, Jesse Gledhill, John Maurer, Josy Britton, Lee Munn, Marg Peter, Marianne Reim, Peter Dusek, Radek Vizina, Robert Amirault & Steve Wilson.

Location: Westland Gallery, 156 Wortley Road, London, ON, N6C 3P5.

Show Dates: August 20th – September 14th

Opening Reception: Saturday August 24th from 2 pm to 4 pm

Artist Panel Talk: Wednesday August 28th at 7 pm

Gallery Hours:
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday – 10am – 6pm
Thursday – 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm

For an online preview, visit this Westland Gallery page.

Figureworks Call for Artists 2019

Figureworks Call for Artists 2019

The call for submissions to the 10th annual juried Figureworks Prize and Award Show is now open.

Figureworks is a celebration of the art of the human form, held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.

Each year, we come together to celebrate the human figure through the Figureworks Prize. The call is open to all living artists, in Canada and internationally, working in all media who wish to submit recent works that represent the human form or parts thereof. Entry fees go directly to operational costs and prize money. The total prize value in 2018 was $7,000.

Key Details:

Submission Deadline is September 30, 2019.

Artists may submit online through the Figureworks website, www.figureworks.org.

Fee: $35 (US) for one entry, $50 (US) for two. Please note that we do have a reduced submission fee for students.

Location: Saint Brigid’s Center for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada.

The 2019 show will be juried by Michael Davidge, Andrew Morrow and Joanne Stober.

For more information, including the submission guidelines, terms of entry and fees, visit the Figureworks website.

Our mission at Figureworks is to cultivate the creation and exhibition of art of the human form. We do this by providing an excellent opportunity to exhibit artwork of the human form and receive a significant cash prize. We are a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization. Entry fees and sponsorship go directly to operational costs and prize money. We don’t take any commissions on sales at the Figureworks exhibition — all the money goes directly to the artists.

We are proud to acknowledge Wallack’s as the Figureworks 2019 presenting sponsor. Wallack’s has a strong tradition of supporting the arts, supplying professional art supplies through their stores, and representing artists through their gallery.

Figureworks is also sponsored by Wallack Galleries, Rosemary Brushes, Rothwell Gallery, Patrick Gordon Framing, Sivarulrasa Gallery and St. Brigid’s Center for the Arts.

ICED: Alaska to Southern Patagonia

ICED: Alaska to Southern Patagonia
Paintings and Block Prints by the late Tony Marinus Vander Voet, former President of the Ontario Society of Artists

We are pleased to announce a one man show to honour Tony’s artistic legacy as a landscape painter, inspired by his travels to both ends of the Western Hemisphere.

Exhibition Dates:  March 23 – April 12, 2019
Opening Reception:  Saturday March 30, 2019, from 2 to 5 pm
Location:  Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre,
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario

Tony Marinus Vander Voet, "Torres del Paine Massif, Chile"
Tony Marinus Vander Voet, “Torres del Paine Massif, Chile”

Call for Entry: 2019 Whitby Art Show

We have received a call for entry to the Whitby Art Show, a juried art exhibition and sale that will be part of the 2019 Whitby Ribfest in July.  The event is being presented by the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise.

For full details and to submit your entry, please visit http://whitbyribfest.com/art/

Art Show and Sale dates:  Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
Location:  the Whitby Art Show tent located at Victoria Fields (directly across from Iroquois Sports Centre)
Entry deadline: May 1, 2019

2019 Whitby Art Show
2019 Whitby Art Show

Artist Commons Art Show and Sale

The inaugural Artist Commons Art Show and Sale is on Thursday, February 21 to Sunday February 24, 2019, at the Withrow Common Art Gallery at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

OSA member and current president, Clare Ross, an accomplished photographer, is one of the participants.

For more information about this event, please visit the Gallery’s website.

Artist Commons Art Show and Sale
Artist Commons Art Show and Sale