Margaret Stawicki, OSA Member: N3XT National Art Competition

I am very happy that jurors accepted my paintings, “Canadian Faces,” into such a prestigious N3XT Art Competition. 
These portraits represent Canadians and many immigrants, including myself. We all come from different backgrounds and carry different psychological loads. In the series of four paintings I show close ups of different but, in a way, similar faces. Similar, as we are all Canadians. Different, as each has an individual personality. Each one wears a symbolic eye mask as a suggesting unity, but at the same time keeping their heritage. 

Margaret Stawicki
https://www.margaretstawicki.com

Janet Read OSA: Jurors’ Prize winner at the Carmichael Landscape Exhibition

Janet Read OSA is the recipient of the Jurors’ Prize in the Carmichael Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. The show continues to January 17, 2021.

Janet Read, “High Arctic: Dark Horizon #1”, charcoal on arches paper drawing using loose charcoal powder.

Below is a copy of the Museum’s official announcement on Instagram:

“Awards season continues at OMAH with the announcement of the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed Jurors’ Prize. The Jurors’ Prize is awarded to an artist who best exemplifies the qualities that Franklin Carmichael found ideal, that is, incorporating diversity in their work and remaining sophisticated in their depictions of the various landscapes in our geography. The recipient of this award should visibly be embracing, challenging or addressing existing approaches to Canadian landscapes.

This year’s Jurors’ Prize recipient is @janetreadvisualartist for High Arctic: dark horizon #1. Janet Read is a painter, musician, and poet, who grew up near the shores of Lake Simcoe. The artist has sought the water’s edge ever since. Read was born and educated in Toronto. Her settler roots go back to the Ottawa Valley via Belfast and County Wexford in Ireland. Perhaps this explains a fondness for fiddle music, poetry and the sea. The jurors found this piece to be very meditative and they enjoyed the simplicity of the marks on paper, while still maintaining a hint of the landscape with the horizon line. “

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Janet Read’s Jurors’ Prize winner hanging in the Orillia Museum of Art and History

Peter Dušek: N3XT National Art Competition

Peter Dušek, OSA has been juried into N3XT, the prestigious National Art Competition at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto.

Cattails in Red, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada, 2020

His piece, “Cattails in Red”, 36 x 56 inches, hangs at the historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. The theme this year is Canadian Unity. Peter writes:

“A field of cattails in red meander along a snow-covered lake. A state of balance is formed between the negative space of the lake and the positive space of the cattails. Each cattail symbolizes an individual, and when considered as a whole, shows unity and strength that comes from people — Canadians — working together toward the same goal of fulfilled lives of balance and contentment.”

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, December 19, 2020 to Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The winners of the exhibition will be announced on December 17, at an online virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club.

The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by appointment by limited groups after Toronto’s COVID-19 lockdown ends on December 19th. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists is hosted online.


OSA member, Sue Miller, featured in December/January edition of International Artist Magazine

Sue Miller OSA SCA AFCA has a painting demonstration featured in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of International Artist Magazine(#136). This article shows Miller’s step-by-step painting process from beginning to end of an interior scene (selecting reference photos, canvas preparation, materials used, through to the finished painting). 
Have a look at InternationalArtist.com.

Diana Harding-Tucker: 3 Artworks Juried into N3XT

DIANA HARDING-TUCKER, OSA and the N3XT 2020 National Juried Art Competition

OSA artist and photographer Diana Harding-Tucker has three artworks: I am Canadian; Dance of the Reeds; and Approach of Winter, juried into the prestigious exhibition, N3XT, a National Art Competition at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto.

APPROACH OF WINTER – Pigment Print, Pastels on Hahnemuhle rag paper 45” x 22”

Approach of Winter: In October, the water on Brome Lake Québec begins to congeal to ice, trapping all the Maple leaves below. But two Red Maple leaves still float atop the water, supported by surface tension, defying gravity, aflame with the fire of Life – a symbol of the strength, resilience, compassion and humility uniting Canadians in the face of adversity during the Covid 19 pandemic.

The N3xt theme poses the questions: What is unity in Canada? Can we be truly unified? How can unity, or the desire for it, be expressed? I look forward to all the interesting creativity that will be displayed at the coming 2020 exhibition!

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, December 18, 2020. The exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by small groups with a prearranged appointment, following Covid19 protocols (info@n3xt.ca). This exhibition will also be held online.

Sheila Davis Has Two Pieces in N3XT Canada

We are pleased to announce that Sheila Davis, OSA has two pieces accepted into the N3XT National Arts Competition, held by the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto.

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, December 18, 2020. On Thursday, November 19, N3XT finalists and awards will be publicly announced during a virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club.

The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by limited groups and by appointment only. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists will be hosted online.

Sheila Davis - 'Airborne'.  48x60  oil on panel
Sheila Davis – ‘Airborne’. 48×60 oil on panel
Sheila Davis - ‘poetic license‘ 48x48 oil on panel
Sheila Davis – ‘poetic license‘ 48×48 oil on panel

Susan Clark, OSA in N3XT National Art Competition

OSA artist, painter Susan Clark will have a piece, Elevate, accepted in the prestigious N3XT National Art Competition at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto. The theme this year is Canadian Unity.

Elevate - oil on canvas - 40" x 40"
Elevate – oil on canvas – 40″ x 40″

Susan writes:

To achieve unity we have to see between the positives and the negatives, the shades of colour, the parting or the clearing.

The sameness of all, the individuals in us and the facades we carry.

We need not to segregate in our own cultures and communities, our safe zones. It’s not just what you take from a country, but what you give.

A love to be a part of and a passion for what we have.

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, December 18, 2020. On Thursday, November 19, N3XT finalists and awards will be publicly announced during a virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club.

The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by limited groups and by appointment only. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists will be hosted online.

SELECTED WORKS OF THE ONTARIO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS EASTERN HUB

The Selected Works of the Ontario Society of Artists Eastern Hub exhibition is open at the Parrot Gallery in Belleville.

View the virtual exhibition at Parrot Gallery, Belleville Library.

On LOCATION at 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville (3rd Floor)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday -1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

Congratulations ARTISTS:

Carmel Brennan, Anne Cavanagh, Nancy R. Chalut, Shaukat Chaney, Peer Christensen, Laura Culic, Sheila Davis, Mary Derrick, Carole Finn, Kathy Haycock, Rebecca Last, Peter Large, Dayna Law, Lisa Martini-Dunk, Nancy Moore, Rob Niezen, Evelyn Rapin, Alan Douglas Ray, Barb Sohn,  Charles Spratt, Roger Sutcliffe,  Bob Tunnoch, Carol Westcott

SOVA, Southern Ontario Visual Artists, Covid Can’t Stop Art Exhibition and Sale Aug 4th-29th, 2020

Southern Ontario Visual Arts

COVID CAN’T STOP ART Exhibition and Sale Aug 4th – 29th  2020

If you are in the Niagara area visiting the falls this August, drop in to check out new works by four OSA artists:

Lynden Cowan, Margaret Pardy, Lynne Schumacher and Steve Wilson 

The Gallery, 4681 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario in downtown Niagara Falls.The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.or by chance.Also, please check out The Gallery’s new website at www.thegalleryniagara.com for more details and up to date events.

The Fall Festival, Artful Revival: The annual flagship event of Headwaters Arts, Sept 16 – Oct 04, 2020

The Artful Revival show within our Fall Festival 2020 invites artists working in different mediums, from all over the region and province, to enter in this Open Juried Exhibition that is celebrating another year, presenting the remarkable art work of Ontario!
 This show is the chance for practicing artists to be a part of a greater art community that seeks to share a message of resilience and hope during this tidal wave Covid19 experience in our history. Our fall festival event is a time to inspire our audience patrons and celebrate new beginnings!
   The 2020 Juror will be Steve Wilson, OSA, SCA, CFS, SOVA. He is an award winning artist in Canada and the United States, Gallery Owner of Steve Wilson Studios and The Gallery 4681 Queen St. Niagara Falls, Ontario, and an Elected Member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, the Colour and Form Society, and the Southern Ontario Visual Artists.
   He has served on the board of Directors for the OSA, SCA, and Beaux-Arts Brampton, and been involved in organizing juried shows across Canada. As well, he has juried many shows and memberships for art groups and organizations like the OSA, SCA, CFS, the Orangeville Art Group, and the Franklin Carmichael Arts Centre.  He was a co-juror for the WNN juried show 2010 for Beaux-Arts Brampton with Daphne Odjig and Charles Pachter. Learn more about our juror by visiting www.stevewilsonstudios.com