Peter Dušek Art Exhibition in Creemore, Ontario

Hush, Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada, 2018

Come and see “Shibumi”, a pop-up exhibition of the works of Peter Dušek OSA.

In today’s world, the eyes and the soul are assaulted by a myriad of things, causing us to lose our focus, become scattered, and even blinded to the simple beauty hidden around us. Peter Dušek is an award-winning Canadian photographer whose photographs give us a glimpse of this beauty, hidden like a special shell amongst the pebbles on a beach. Inspired by the philosophy of Zen, Peter places a strong emphasis on balance and negative space and his artistic design goal is “as little as possible, as much as necessary”, giving an abstract quality to his intimate landscapes. His style embodies the Japanese design aesthetic shibumi, which means “a quiet elegance”. In this simplicity can be found the serenity and perhaps even the happiness that often eludes us.

The art gallery is located in the town of Creemore, Ontario at 151 Mill St., a short drive from Toronto or Collingwood.

Gallery hours (Peter will be on location most days):

11 – 6 pm Fridays
10 – 6 pm Saturdays
11 – 4 pm Sundays
or by appointment at peter@peterdusek.com

Shamiso Chigwende Ethel Raichus 2022 Award Winner

Shamiso Chigwende standing next to her sculpture of a caricature bust of President Barack Obama. Medium is gypsum cement

This year’s Ethel Raichus Award recipient is Shamiso Chigwende, a grade 12 student at Central Technical Institute. She was selected by various art teachers at the Institute based on her portrait sculpture of President Barack Obama.

Each year the Ontario Society of Artists present the Ethel Raichus Award to a deserving Central Tech Art student. The award is funded through a bequest from OSA member, Ethel Raichus, who taught at Central Technical Institute. The bequest funds a small annual award to an art student at the school.

Lori Ryerson Solo Exhibition: With Mother Nature as my Muse

Lori Ryerson, Solo Show, Fine Art Photography
Silver Sands Gallery, Port Dover, ON
Opening Thursday, July 7, 5-8 pm

Join OSA Member Lori Ryerson, at the opening of her Solo Show of fine art photography, “With Mother Nature as my Muse” on Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 pm at the Silver Sands Gallery, 215 Main Street, in Port Dover, Ontario.

Lori will be on hand in the gallery throughout the whole weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8, 9 & 10 from 12 to 5 pm, to share her art and her stories with you. Her show will be on display at the gallery through the end of July.

Port Dover is a beautiful town at the edge of Lake Erie. Come on down to the lake, and discover more of Ontario. (Don’t forget: if you treat yourself to a staycation in Ontario this year, you will get a tax rebate!) A fabulous area to explore for artistic inspiration, and amazing for birders, too!

The Passing of Diana Harding-Tucker, Past President and OSA Member

It is with heavy hearts we regretfully announce the passing of Diana Harding-Tucker. The Ontario Society of Artists would not have a 150th Anniversary Book – Breath. Heart. Spirit without the incredible work of Diana, along with her colleagues, Pat Dumas-Hudecki and Janet Read, who became our Book Trio. In addition, Diana was a driving force in all aspects of planning for our Anniversary year and for exhibiting her remarkable photographs for exhibitions. We are honoured to have had Diana as part of the OSA membership. We wish her family and friends our deepest condolences.

The Passing of Anne Dalton, OSA Member

We regretfully announce the passing of Anne Dalton. Anne loved perusing art museums, art galleries and live performances on a regular basis. Her taste in music was eclectic, which included soft jazz, classical and, more recently, the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, whom she discovered in Vancouver during one of his live performances. Anne played competitive tennis for 25 years at Kew Gardens Tennis Club and the Mayfair Club in Toronto. She enjoyed a good glass of Pinot Noir once in a while dining with friends and family. Cooking healthy food and keeping fit was always a priority as were her two furry felines. We are honoured to have had Anne as part of the OSA membership. We wish her family and friends our deepest condolences.

Janet Hendershot at Latitude 44

“Forest Surround”, acrylic and polymers on canvas, 38″ x 28″

Latitude 44 in the Junction, Toronto is hosting a series of paintings by Janet Hendershot. ‘Reds” was on exhibit during December and January, “Greens” is now being shown.  One of the paintings is “Forest Surround”, acrylic and polymers on canvas, 38″ x 28″. Please check the  website for hours and address.

“Tarot Interpreted” is an exhibition of paintings by Janet Hendershot

“Tarot Interpreted” is an exhibition of paintings by Janet Hendershot. The 5-year endeavour based on the Tarot card deck Major Arcana, included reading, pondering and interpreting with the a result of 22 paintings and 22 drawings. The exhibition is hosted at the Arts & Letters CLub,Toronto with a Public Opening April 10, 1 to 4 p.m.. Please see the attached invitation and I look forward to seeing you there. I am happy to meet people at the Club and view it together. Just contact me.

‘The Judgement (United)” coloured pencil, 4″x4″

The Passing of Brigitte Schreyer, OSA Life Member


We regretfully announce the passing of Brigitte Schreyer. Artist, adventurer, actress, hairdresser, wife, and mother. Brigitte passed away peacefully in her home with her husband Klaus, and her two children, Carmen and Derek, by her side; Fred Astaire singing softly in the background. We are honoured to have had Brigitte as part of the OSA membership since 1990. We wish her family, friends and colleagues our deepest condolences.

The Passing of Canadian Artist, John Stuart Pryce, OSA


We regret to announce the passing of John Stuart Pryce. John was a long time OSA member, wonderful painter, teacher, and friend to many. Being a landscape painter, he took great pleasure helping to organize the OSA trips to Killarney each year. We are proud to have had John as part of the Ontario Society of Artists. We wish his family, friends, and colleagues our sincerest condolences.

The Passing of OSA Member, Krystyna Cseh

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Krystyna Cseh, a life member of the OSA. Krystyna was an artist, teacher, an environmentalist, traveler and free spirit. We are proud to have had Krystyna as a part of our membership for so many years. We wish her sister, Eva Kolacz, and her entire family, friends, and colleagues our deepest condolences.

Krystyna Cseh (née Brudek)
January 6, 1950 – December 3, 2021
Artist, member of Ontario Society of Artists, teacher, environmentalist, traveler and free spirit.

For Krystyna:

Holding a plush blue bear, she sings a lullaby
“I had known you,” her eyes say
The white camellia in her dark hair
like a silent spell, breathing.
The glimmer of sunshine has flown toward her
like a dragonfly landing on her skirt,
she tries to pick it up
on her way to the sky…

Eva Kolacz

You will always be in our hearts mom, grandmother, sister and aunt.