OSA Artists Cathy Groulx and Josy Britton gave a wonderful artist talk at the Westland Gallery, led by Associate Director Danielle Hoevenaars. The talk was part of the current show Masterworks: A curated collection of work by members of the Ontario Society of Artists: Western Hub. The place was packed – standing room only – and both artists remained after the talk to answer questions and chat. We encourage everyone near London Ontario to make the trip to the gallery. The exhibition is very strong and this is the first time in several years that the OSA has had a show in the area. Thank you Westland Gallery!
Here are some photos from the 2019 OSA Annual General Meeting that was held at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto on Sunday, May 12.
Another welcome to our new members. They were asked to come up to the front at the AGM to receive their certificates of OSA membership.
It was wonderful to see so much great artwork and so many artists and guests at the opening reception of the 2019 OSA New Members Show at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke. Here are some photos from the event.
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.
146th OSA Open Juried Exhibition
John B. Aird Gallery: March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019 Weekdays
Opening Reception: March 28th 6-8pm. All are welcome to attend.
The Gallery is located at 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2.
List of Artists Juried In:
Elizabeth Elkin, Judy Finch, Agnieszka Foltyn, Maya Foltyn, Lawrence Glazer, Cathy Groulx, Jasmine Hum, Ronald Regamey, Clare Ross, Lori Ryerson, Kari Serrao, Steven Volpe, Micheal Zarowsky.
Non OSA Members:
A.M. Benz, Lori Birbeck, Kaitlin Brough, Norman Busse, Melanie Chikofsky, Joyce Crago, Lucien Duhamel, Wayne Gascho, Colin Hill, Lisa Johnson, Deborah Kanfer, Jean-Christian Knaff, Claude Miceli, Richard Mongiat, Guiseppe Morano, Chris Myhr, Neli Nenkova, Teodora Pica, Christina Sealey, Graeme Skelton, Michael Stecky, Dara Vandor, Elayne Windsor.
Best of Show: Graeme Skelton, “Hidden Layer # 6″, 2017, Oil on canvas, 60” x 48”
Life Member’s Award: Elayne Windsor, “Beyond Orion”, 2018, Mixed media collage using new and reclaimed paper, 48″ x 48“
Toose Award: Giuseppe Morano, “Congratulations) … (My condolences”, 2018, Ink, acrylic on canvas, 72″ x 56”
Day and Night Woodworking Award: Michael Stecky, “Snowman and Friends, The River Dal, Winter Retreat, Snow Covered Bridge”, 2018, Found objects, spray paint, 30″ x 21”
DeSerres Award: Steven Volpe OSA, “Balzac’s Cafe”, 2018 , Oil on canvas
32.5″ x 36.75”
Curry’s Award: Micheal Zarowsky OSA, “Autumn on the Pond 1″, 2018, Mixed media on wood panel, 43” x 32”
Above Ground Award: Agnieszka Foltyn OSA, “Horizons”, 2019, Graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 86 x 59”
Japaneses Paper Place Award: Melanie Chikofsky, “Specimen 1”, 2018, Linen & flax pulp Paper. glass. winterstone base, 22” x 10”
2019 Eleanor Besen Award: We are very proud to announce that the late Tony Vander Voet, a beloved Past President, is the recipient of this award.
2019 Ethel Raicus Award : We are also pleased to announce Katie Luu as the winner of this award for her sculpture “Tremble”, Plaster of Paris, 36″ x 12″ x 8”, NFS.
Jurors: Odon Wagner, David Liss, Diana Bennett
odon wagner, owner of odon wagner galleries, toronto
Owner of Odon Wagner Galleries, Toronto
Born in Hungary, Odon Wagner’s passion for fine art was nurtured as a student in the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated an Akademischer Konservator (Professional Conservator) after four years of training. His education led to work in the conservation departments of well regarded institutions such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Vienna Prehistoric Institute, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. In 1969, Odon established The Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto’s premier gallery for historic art, specializing in 18th and 19th Century European paintings, as well as in work by Modern Masters. The gallery, which has also shown international contemporary work for over twenty years, has recently expanded; Odon Wagner Contemporary, on Davenport Road, spreads over 5000 square feet with two floors of exhibition space to showcase their collection of fine Canadian and International contemporary artists.
David Liss – Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Coming from Montreal in 2000, David Liss saw an opportunity to bring a contemporary art museum to Canada’s largest city. As Director and Curator, he transformed the MOCCA (Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art ) into a juggernaut of the Toronto Art Scene. Liss engineered a move from North York to Toronto’s vibrant Queen West arts community in 2005. Today, David Liss, Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has now seen his dream come true with the newly renovated dynamic space that is the permanent home of MOCA. At 55,000 square feet spread over five floors, the new facility is five times the size of its former Queen West location. Liss’s vision and the open mandate at the MOCCA, which he crafted, has cemented Toronto, and Canada’s status as a cultural centerpieces in the contemporary art world.
Diana Bennett – Artist, Designer, Story Teller, OSA member and past President
Diana Bennett, with a U of T Masters degree in Art History is also a former teacher and arts administrator who has worked to establish the role of the arts in Ontario throughout her long and distinguished career. A former senior executive with TVOntario and the Zoo, she has sat on a number of Boards including the University of Toronto Art Museum, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation, Canada Publishing, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and in 2017 was president of the Ontario Society of Artists.
Diana works in both two dimensional and three dimensional works using fabric, thread, wire, glass, mirror, seeds, shellac flakes, stones, bones, photo transfer and resin. Her series and installations are autobiographical. She has been exhibiting over five decades with solo exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec at galleries such as Gallery O (Olga Korper), Baas, Albert White, Kerozene, Engine and Walnut Contemporary, and has works in private and public collections in Canada and the US.
Diana Harding Tucker, OSA and Ann Stanley are participants of the The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) Double Vision Exhibition 2018 taking place in the Papermill Gallery at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site.
The opening takes place on April 5, 2018, from 6-10 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 15th, 2018.
Double Vision is an exhibition that pairs participating professional image creators across Canada by random draw and challenges them to create portraits of one another. The completed works are then exhibited side by side as a single submission.
We are pleased to let you know that L. E. Glazer’s new body of work entitled “ICONIC CANADA” will open this Tuesday at the John B. Aird Gallery at Queens Park, Toronto. Please join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.
The OSA New Members’ Exhibition opening reception at the John B. Aird Gallery for member inducted into the Ontario Society of Artists in the years 2016 and 2017 was a delight for everyone. The art, the new members, the old members, the food, the conversation… everything was perfection.