Good News!! The deadline for the OSA 145th Annual Open Juried Exhibition has been extended to Jan 28,2018. Click here to Apply Now!!
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.
Curator Carla Garnet writes about the Exhibition:
The Exhibition is comprised of 22 digital paintings loosely originating from the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company blankets the artist annually took to summer camp as a young boy.
Over time, the Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets have come to operate as a kind of national brand. The motifs are embedded with centuries of Canadian folklore from the time the Courier de Bois first bartered with Canada’s First Nations. Glazer has extracted, and abstracted this underlying iconography as the point of departure for his latest digital paintings on aluminum.
As objects, Glazer’s paintings have an uncanny quality. On one hand, they suggest contemporary cultures’ residual relationship to its past, while on the other hand, they are works that deconstruct specific meaning through the technology of image production. The resultant compositions oscillate between recognizable iconographic references and the unrecognizable form of colour field paintings.
This convergence of digital and fabrication technologies with art, culture, and commerce, produces the phenomenological affect unique to Glazer’s work.
The show runs from January 9 to February 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.
Please join us if you can!
Come for an evening of art and socializing and see the superb artwork of more than a dozen Ontario artists elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in the last two years!
All OSA members, as well as the public, are invited to the OSA New Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition and reception are at the John B. Aird Gallery, located at 900 Bay Street, in Toronto. The exhibition will be open from Dec 12, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018.
The call for entry to the OSA 2018 Open Juried Exhibition is now open until January 19, 2018. This is an open exhibition, for all members of the public, not just members of the OSA. Click the link to see it and apply.
The OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works 2017 will be on from November 8 to December 4, 2017 at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto.
The opening reception, open to all artists, art aficionados, and members of the public, will be held on Thursday, November 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
We have received word of the call for entry for the Colour and Form Society‘s 65th Open Juried Exhibition.
The OSA has received an invitation from Kathy Sutton – the daughter of OSA member E.B. Cox (1914-2003), widely accepted as the foremost Canadian sculptor in stone. In addition, her father was a member of the OSA-led group which lobbied the Ontario Government to create Killarney Park in the 1960s.
Two events will be held during September which will give us a chance to see his sculptures. All members of the OSA are encouraged to show their support for public art by attending one or both events.
MOSAIC – Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale enhanced by free demos, workshops and talks
April 25, 2017: The Aurora Cultural Centre is honoured to present MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition opens on May 11, with an Artists’ Reception and Public Launch on Saturday, May 13 from 1 – 4 pm. This stunning multi-dimensional show will fill all galleries in the Centre with the work of 93 artist members; show continues until August 5, 2017.
Art Society of Strathcona County
Fall Show – ‘Celebrating Canadian Art’
October 13 to 22, 2017
The selection of art, in all media, at the Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works was exquisite. Below are scenes from the opening exhibition, which took place on October 6, 2016.