2019 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed

The works of a number of OSA artists will be in the 2019 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed.

Orillia Museum of Art & History

Address: 30 Peter Street South, Orillia, ON L3V5A9  Phone: +1 (705) 326-2159

Exhibition Date:  November 8, 2019 – January 22, 2020

 ​Reception: November 8, 2019 7–9pm

The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed was created in recognition of Group of Seven member, and Orillia native Franklin Carmichael. Now in its 18th year, this juried show calls on artists from across the country to submit work that embraces, challenges, comments, critiques, echoes, re-works or strengthens images, perceptions and interpretations of Canadian landscape through the artist’s chosen medium. Heavily rooted in Carmichael’s beliefs on traditionalism and classical modes of artistic expression, Carmichael himself was very much invested in contemporary artistic styles having been inspired by his native Canadian surroundings.


Virginia Eichhorn, Executive Director, Quest Art School and Gallery, Midland
John Hartman, painter and printmaker

Selected Artists

Patti Agapi
Jane Austin
Natalie Baker
Christopher Cape
Grace Dam
Deborah Danelley
Dianne Davis
Pat Dumas-Hudecki
Linda Finn
Sadko Hadzihasanovic
Sara Heinonen
John Hofstetter
Janet Houston
Margit Koivisto
Steven Laurie
Jessica Lin
Joanne Lomas
Mike Marcon
David McClyment
Gregory McCullough
Erin McGean
Monique Motut-Firth
Sonja Ng
Krista Pain
Janet Read
Ronald Regamey
Lori Ryerson
Bill Schwarz
Byron Sheldrick
Karin Silverstone
Patrick Steiber
Peter Stranks
Bill Schwarz
Barrie Szekely
Marten Visser
Drew Wallis
Janine Wheeler

Call for Entry to the Ontario Archives

Dear OSA Members,

The OSA Call for Entry to the Ontario Archives is now open.  You may recall the email we sent to you a few weeks ago telling you that this opportunity was coming. Now it is here! 

If you want more information please scroll to the bottom of this post.

If you are ready to submit: read on…

In order to have your work considered for the Ontario Archives, you must create a digital submission on EntryThingy. 

Go to this link to see the call and upload your entry. 

In order to help you know what to expect, here are the instructions you will see on the entry platform:

Entry Instructions:
Entries to this call will only be considered via digital upload through EntryThingy. Follow the steps here to submit an application. 

DIGITAL SUBMISSION – YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR your artist contact information, including address, telephone number and email. AND YOU WILL REQUIRED TO UPLOAD TWO FILES – One Image and One Resume (PDF or Word): 

One (1) IMAGES of a 2D artwork OR two (2) images of a 3D artwork. 
Diptych/Triptych may be submitted as individual image files + assembled work. 
Digital images must be in jpeg format RGB, maximum 2GB in size at 300dpi. 

AND 1 RESUME – upload a PDF or .doc file as the third file. 

*Please note* – The program will require two files and it will look the same each time – it will ask for a title, description and price etc, but please use this second upload for your resume. and just fill anything into the fields for price etc. 

Also you will be asked for information on artwork title, date, media, size and suggested value. 
Brief (100 word) artist’s statement about the work 
Any relevant information on the history of the piece (i.e. exhibitions) 
A one-page narrative biography of the artist (approx. 200 words). This differs from the usual CV in which a lengthy list of information is printed in 
point form. A narrative biography is a summation of the most important aspects of the artist’s work. 

Any submissions that do not follow the submission requirements may be disqualified from consideration without notice. You may feel as though you are filling in the same information more than once but please do fill in all fields. 


Digital submissions to be uploaded here via Entrythingy 

TRANSPORTATION is the responsibility of the artist. Artworks selected for FINAL VIEWING must be delivered to the Archives of Ontario, 
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, Toronto, M7A 2C5 attention of the Curator. 

October 31, 2019 Deadline for digital submissions to OSA contact 
Oct – Nov 2019 OSA compiles portfolios for review 
Dec 2019 – Feb 2020 Review of artwork and jury process (if needed) (Artists may be requested to provide work for in person jurying as stated above.) 
February 28, 2020 Selected Artists Notified 
April 30, 2020 Deadline for delivery of original artworks to Archives 
of Ontario 
May – Aug 2020 Donation agreements signed, appraisals completed, 
and tax receipts issued for 2020 tax year. 
Sept – Dec 2020 Artworks accessioned and documented into Art 
Spring/Summer/Fall 2021 Potential Exhibition 
OSA Contact/Questions: 


L. E. Glazer 

The Government of Ontario Art Collection at the Archives of Ontario invites members of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) to donate works of art in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the OSA. 

HISTORICAL TIES The OSA and the Government of Ontario Art Collection 
The province has in its collection the works of more than two hundred OSA artists from the OSA’s inception in 1872. This body of work chronicles the history of the Society as well as the development of art in Ontario. Donations to the Government of Ontario Art Collection from the OSA in 2005, 2007 and 2012 marked the renewed relationship between these two organizations. This 2019-2020 donation will recognize the continued partnership with the Ontario Government. Being recognized as significant contributors to the cultural life of our province, it is important to fulfil the mandate laid down for us by our founding members – to educate Ontarians about art and to make it possible for the community to have access to the art produced by OSA members. 

BENEFITS FOR DONORS The donated artwork will belong to the province in perpetuity and will be cared for and maintained according to archival standards. The artwork will be displayed in prominent public areas of government buildings as well as executive suites within ministries and agencies. The works will be seen by international dignitaries as well as members of the public who visit the Ontario Government buildings. Each artist will have their donated work of art featured on the website of the Archives of Ontario in a special section reserved for donors. If requested, artists will receive a charitable donation tax receipt equal to the appraised fair market value of the donated artwork, less the cost of appraisal. The Government of Ontario Art Collection maintains for perpetuity, a file on each artist, documenting the life work of the artist. An exhibition featuring a selected number of works from the donation could potentially be on display as early as Spring 2021. Exhibit length and location is still to be determined, but we would hope to make use of the 2 Archives of Ontario’s exhibition space or the Office of the Lieutenant Governor at Queens Park, depending on funding and availability. A possible collaboration with other OSA 150th Anniversary stakeholders, such as OCADU, could see art students create works that respond to pieces from the donation which could be displayed alongside the OSA works or in an online format. We would also hope to display OSA records from the archival holdings to tie into the anniversary and history of the society. 

APPRAISAL AND TAX RECEIPT As of 2016, the Government of Ontario Art Collection must work through the Office of the Provincial Controller (OPCD) and their Donations policy issue a tax receipt to the donor. This policy applies to all gift in kind donations to the province. If the fair market value is expected to be more than $1,000, the property must be professionally appraised by at least two independently qualified individuals with at least two years’ experience. An appraisal is valid for two years from the date it is performed. Where appraisers are hired directly by the donor, individuals must be preapproved by the Archives of Ontario. If the donor bears the full-cost of the donation related expenses, OPCD will issue an acknowledgement letter and an Income Tax Receipt for the approved Fair Market Value. If the Ministry bears any donation related expenses, OPCD will issue an acknowledgement letter and an Income Tax Receipt for the approved Fair Market Value appraisal less the amount of donation related expenses paid by the Ministry. Please have the following ready to submit to the appraiser: CV, past exhibition records for the artwork, digital images of artwork, past sale records and/or values of comparable artwork, contact at representing gallery.

Opening Reception at the Westland Gallery in London

The opening reception of the “Masterworks of the Ontario Society of Artists” exhibition at the Westland Gallery in London, Ontario featured beautiful and thought-inspiring Canadian art and lots of great conversation. Here are some photos:

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.

Call for Entry: Cat Show

Apply here: http://airdgallery.org/submissions/

This autumn, the Aird will celebrate finding a new location by offering a first CALL FOR ENTRY exhibition showcasing work by contemporary Canadian artists. The show will explore the theme of “cats” in their roles as domesticated animals and/or in their roles as mythic symbols of sexuality, divinity and magic.

Submission deadline: Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Cat Show invites entries of cat themed work of all kinds from artists at all stages of their careers.

Works in any medium will be considered, keeping in mind that dimensions can be no greater than 50.8 cm in any direction. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary techniques and practices.


RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and video artist originally from New Brunswick. He holds an MA in Creative Writing/Critical Theory from the University of New Brunswick (1991). Vaughan is the author of twelve books: most recently Ve1Xe, a “graphic poem” co-created with the artist D. Boyd. Vaughan’s poems, plays, essays and fiction are collected in over 60 anthologies and he writes about contemporary art and culture for national and international publications. Vaughan’s collaborative video works are shown in galleries and festivals around the world and are included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His most recent video work, “House Dress”, co-created with Jared Mitchell and Keith Cole, toured Mexico in 2019.


John B. Aird Gallery  www.airdgallery.org

Artscape West Queen West • 906 Queen Street West, B05, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1G6 

Peter Dušek in Society of Canadian Artists Exhibition

Reaching, Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016

Peter Dušek, OSA will be participating in the Society of Canadian Artists 51st International Open Juried Exhibition:

Papermill Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON

July 29 – August 26, 2019

Opening reception: August 1, 2019, 7 – 9pm.

Reaching, Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016

Michael Zarowsky Colour & Form Society Exhibition

From Michael Zarowsky, OSA:

The 2nd exhibition;  having shown with the Colour & Form Society for several exhibitions, do not exactly feel like a new member, newish maybe….

one of 5 works i will have as
part of the Colour & Form Society’s New Members Show
July 31st – Aug 24th, 2019
Opening reception: Wednesday July 31st. 7-9pm.
Beaux – Arts Brampton
70 Main St., North.
Brampton, ON

on winters’ stage 27×21 (1) watercolour acrylic
glass n ice surface edging the beaver dam  12mile bay rd georgian bay
24” x 25”
watercolour acrylic
moments when everything is all right in the world 18”x 35” watercolour  acrylic
late winter under a spell of a new morning 12×18 watercolour acrylic

Michael Zarowsky Society of Canadian Artist Exhibition

From Michael Zarowsky, OSA:

Happy to announce that the 51st International Open Juried Exhibition is fast approaching. Please mark the Opening Reception and Award Ceremony on your calendar:

Micheal Zarowsky / as an elected member, have 2 works being shown at Society of Canadian Artists 51st International Open Juried Exhibition.

July 29th – August 26th, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019
7 to 9 pm
at the Papermill Gallery
Todmorden Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road, Toronto ON

autumn on the pond (1)
43″ x 33″
watercolour / acrylic painted directly on gessoed panel
michealzarowsky2_autumn on the pond 5
29.5” x 29” 
watercolour acrylic on gessoed panel

Bianka Guna Exhibition “Kinetic Matter: Tondi”

A final exhibition by OSA member Bianka Guna:


As I will soon be moving to the west coast, beautiful Victoria BC, to be with my family, I am inviting  you and you art loving friends, to my last solo art exhibition in The Distillery District Toronto.

The new art exhibition, “Kinetic Matter: Tondi” , will hung for the whole month of June 2019 , between June 5th to July 2nd 2019 at Balzac’s Upstairs Gallery. This is a new body of acrylic artworks, painted on round wood panels, tondi, that I have created the whole winter and spring.