Call for Entry: Breath. Heart. Spirit.

The Ontario Society of Artists welcomes OSA Members to participate in first exhibition of the OSA 150th anniversary celebration year. The theme for this exhibition and for the anniversary year is “Breath. Heart. Spirit.”

This year the kick-off for our anniversary will be celebrated at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford, Ontario. We plan to present and launch the 150th Anniversary Book titled “Breath. Heart. Spirit.” to recognize the theme for the anniversary year. At the time of this call there is no plan in place for a formal opening because of Covid-19 protocols and measures.

Click here for full details and to apply.

OSA 148th Open Juried Exhibition

Enter The Exhibition

Click the above link to enter and view the exhibition in 3D.

Online Show + Downloadable Catalogue
May 10, 8pm – May 30, 2021

YouTube Livestream Opening
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 8-8:30 pm ET
Join us for a chance to win a $250 door prize toward an art purchase from one of the participating artists.

The annual Open Juried Exhibition is a showcase of art from across Canada. There is no set theme to this exhibit, it exists to celebrate and promote outstanding emerging and established Canadian visual art and artists.

For many, the pandemic has shaped their art for the last year. For some, it has caused a reexamination of their lives and art practices, for others a complete change of direction, some creators experimenting with new forms of art.

While the event remains in the virtual world for pandemic safety, the artworks exist in real life. Many of the works are for sale, details are listed on both the panel in the exhibit, and in the catalogue. Even if the work is Not for Sale (marked NFS), we encourage viewers to link through to artists’ sites to explore more of their work. If you like what you see, never hesitate to ask an artist about creating a commissioned piece.

Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada’s longest continuing art society. For 148 years, this exhibit has featured the work of hundreds of fine artists, many of whom have been and continue to be the cornerstones of Canada’s art world.

Elora Sculpture Project

The Elora Sculpture Project is an outdoor public art exhibition that runs from May through October in key locations within the towns of Elora & Fergus, Ontario’s newest most vibrant tourist destination. Put your sculpture at the centre of this fabulous summer scene.

The deadline for submitting your work to be considered for the 2021 Elora Sculpture Project is January 16.  

Please go to elorasculpture.ca for all the details.

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: 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