Gay Gardens Aird Gallery: Online Exhibition

Curated by: PATRICK DE COSTE 
Juried: JOWENNE HERRERA & PATRICK DE COSTE
On view: June 26 to July 17 2020 Enter Here

This exhibition includes the work of OSA members Diana Harding-Tucker, Diana Bennett, Rosalee Lam, Joanna Turlej and Elizabeth Elkin.

Gay Gardens is curated by Patrick DeCoste. The project’s inspiration comes from Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish scientist, who published Systema Naturae in 1735. The book describes his method of naming and classifying plants based on their sexual organs and sexual actions. Society was shocked and embarrassed by the botanical orgies happening in their back yards.

Jurors Jowenne Herrera and Patrick DeCoste, selected works from various mediums and subjects to be a part of our online garden exhibition/publication.

Here is the juror’s comment about Elizabeth Elkin’s striking work:

Elizabeth Elkin’s A Hint of Frangrance is a flower painting. We received many submissions of flower paintings but could not include all of them in Gay Gardens. Elkin’s flower painting is filled with big, bold, transluscent strokes of colour. The image of the flower almost dissolv-ing into abstraction. The balance of angular pale geometries in the background with bright organic petals in the foreground, gives a lusciousness to the painting, looking like lickable licorice and popsicles.

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OSA member, Blair T. Paul, has launched a Covid-19 Fundraiser

Covid-19 Fundraiser began April 18th. 2020

Check the new paintings added on May 7, 2020 

Since launching my Covid-19 Fundraiser on April 18th. (selling my original paintings at a very low price, with 100% of the proceeds donated to a charity of your choice), 49 paintings have been sold. Please go to my website www.blairpaul.com and click on the “Covid19 Fundraiser Gallery” to see the available works.

To date we have raised $13,085.00 for food banks, hospitals and other great organizations.

Thanks everyone for your generosity, and let’s keep this ball rolling.

Browse paintings at: https://www.blairpaul.com/covid-19-fundraiser and hopefully you will see a painting that you would like to own and help fund a good cause in the process.

Please contact me at ttbpaul4@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Let’s share what we have with others less fortunate than ourselves…every little bit counts…thank you and stay safe!

                                                                                      BLAIR T. PAUL, AOCAD, OSA

The OSA Scavenger Hunt


Introducing – the OSA Scavenger Hunt! The game you can play from home. Just find a work of art done by an OSA artist and post it in the comments on Facebook (see Facebook link below) or Instagram (coming soon)! We will repost all over social media. Let’s see how many OSA works of art we can get online. Let’s see who our most prolific players are!

Introducing – the OSA Scavenger Hunt! The game you can play from home. Just find a work of art done by an OSA artist and…

Posted by Ontario Society of Artists on Monday, March 16, 2020

Dara Aram and other OSA members, participating in the Out of the Back Exhibition at the Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON

                                       

If you are around the area between Feb. 20th to March 21st,  pop into the Earl’s Court Gallery and see the beautiful artists’ work thanks to the curator Andrea Jackman. Thank you, Dara Aram.

Earls Court Gallery

  215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, ON 

                              Out of the Back Exhibition

                              February 20 – March 21, 2020

OSA members Andrew Sookrah and Marissa Sweet to Compete in “Landscape Artist of the Year Canada”

On September, 18 professional artists from across Canada were selected to compete in the television production of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada. The series will debut on Blue Ant’s Makeful on February 16th and on CBC in the fall.

We are very excited to announce that two OSA members Andrew Sookrah and Marissa Sweet will be competing. Congratulations to both on their exciting achievement!

You can read the official show announcement from Blue Ant Media.