Call for Entry: 2019 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works

2019 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works
May 30 to June 15

The call for entry to the 2019 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works (MESW) is now open!

The MESW will be hosted at the Withrow Common Gallerya new community event space located at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, across from the Princess Margaret Fountain.  https://www.withrowcommon.ca/

This exhibition is open to OSA members in good standing only.

Exhibition Dates: Thursday May 30 to Saturday June 15
Submission Deadline: Friday May 3
Artwork Drop-off: Monday May 27
Opening Reception: Thursday May 30
Artwork Pick Up: Saturday June 15

OSA members may submit one artwork for a fee of $45.00

To review the full terms of entry and to apply, please visit our submission page.

Great News from OSA Member Bob Tunnoch

Some exciting news from OSA member Bob Tunnoch:

Here are two paintings by Bob Tunnoch. The first one is called “Undercover, Amazon Horned Frog” oil on canvas 27″ x 35″. This painting won 1st award of excellence Best in Show from the SCA online international juried show. The second one was acquired by the Juno’s Art is Art for they’re permanent collection. It’s called “Species at Risk” oil on board 24″ x 30″.

In a gallery type setting a head pokes through a wall with a toad on his head. The person in the painting is drummer Sonnie Bernardi. Sonnie played with the bands Crowbar, The Guess Who etc. I consider musicians a species at risk because of downloading, lack of venues to play etc, On top of his head is an endangered Fowler’s toad. This is a Canadian species which is a risk. Have a great weekend.

” Omartian , Rebel without a Planet ”

Invitation to Toller Cranston Exhibition

Toller Cranston (1949-2015)
canadian artist & champion figure skater

LOS FLORALES
Saturday, April 20th | 6-9PM
remarks 7:30pm

Celebrating the life and artistic legacy of this iconic Canadian artist and athlete, who was named Skater of the Century by the European press.

Los Florales is the first major exhibition  to   focus on Toller’s exotic and flamboyant floral paintings. 

rsvp by April 18th

to info@artworldfineart.com or 416.620.0500

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

On what would have been Toller’s 70th birthday, we are pleased to launch a new partnership with the CANADIAN OLYMPIC FOUNDATION and the  Toller Cranston Memorial Fund. Artworld Fine Art Gallery in conjunction with Phillippa Cranston Baran have committed to an annual donation to the C.O.F. in Toller’s name, to help a new generation of skaters pursue their passion.

Toller was fearless in expression, courageous in creativity, and innovative in interpretation. 

He had a determination, dedication and a desire to go where no skater had gone before.

He lived life on his terms. He found his way of being in the world and staying true to himself.

ARTWORLD FINE ART GALLERY
365 Evans Ave, Toronto | 416.620.0500

www.artworldfineart.com

 

If you are over 60 and have come to art later in life, read this!

We have received an intriguing message from OSA member Janice Mason Steeves:

If you are over 60 and have come to art later in life, I’d love to hear your story of that journey.

I’m an OSA member and I’m writing a book with the working title: IT’S ABOUT TIME: On Becoming an Artist Later in Life. I think it would be encouraging and inspiring to read about the journeys to art that others have taken.

Please email me at janicemasonsteeves@gmail.com if you are interested in responding to my interview questions. I very much appreciate your willingness to share your journey.

Many thanks,

Janice

OSA Eastern Hub Exhibition at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery !

The OSA Eastern Hub proudly presents Peripheral Visions.
Twenty artists from Eastern Ontario are in a curated exhibition at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden Hills, April 4 to May 25, 2019.

Agnes Jamieson Gallery

176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden
705-286-3763
gallery@mindenhills.ca
website

Artists

Anne Cavanagh, Carmel Brennan, Nancy R. Chalut, Laura Culic., Sheila Davis, Mary Derrick, Stephen Elliot, Winona Elliott-Schep, Carol Finn, Jasmine Hum, Cai Cui, Peter Large, Rebecca Last, Rob Niezen, Evelyn Rapin, Alan Douglas Ray, Peter Rotter, Charles Spratt, Bob Tunnoch, and Carol Westcott.

Opening Reception

April 5, 2019  4:30-6pm
With an Open Discussion: Avenues for Professional Artists
Moderated by Lauri Carmount, AJG Curator

Exhibition Chairs: Jasmine Hum and Laura Culic
Curator: Todd Tremeer

Reim – “Touring the World through Art”

Marianne Reim has been invited to take part in a small works Traveling Exhibition in Germany travelling to Cologne, Bonn, and Bad Ems.

First stop:

“Touring the World through Art”
Vernissage: Sunday, April 21, 2019, 16.00

in Cologne at “Kulturbunker” – the Cultural Center

April 17 – April 28, 2019 – Main exhibition with the cultural program (over 250 small works from 50 Countries)

Address: Kulturbunker Köln-Mülheim, Berliner Str. 20, 51063 Köln

For more information go to: www.mariannereim.com

Artwork Featured: ATOC 2016 by Marianne Reim

 

OSA Members with the Sculpture Society at the Distillery District!

The SSC celebrates new Canadian Sculpture Centre
at t
he Distillery District!
39 Parliament St. Toronto

OSA Members: Andrew Benyei, Edward Falkenberg, Mary Ellen Farrow, Cesar Forero, Marianne Reim,  and Judi Michelle Young are participating in this show.

LAUNCH:
March 30 – April 28, 2019 at 2pm
Opening Remarks by Flavio Belli, Art Consultant

 

Sculpture shown here: DAS BUCH XVII by Marianne Reim

Rob Niezen is having a Show in Coburg!

Rob Niezen’s nocturnes show the dream world of our cities created by artificial lights. Rainy night reflections create bursts of colour, and reveal our theatrical surroundings. These paintings are a testament to the vibrancy of the city, and vary from broader contextual city views to close-ups that render more abstract compositions, as the artificial lights create magic on small and large scale.

Nocturnal Reflections

Paintings by Rob Niezen
March 23 – May 5, 2019

Opening reception: Saturday, April 6, 1-3pm
Art Gallery of Northumberland

Victoria Hall, West Wing, Third Floor
55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2M2

www.robniezen.com

Email: rob@robniezen.com

Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/robniezenart

https://twitter.com/RobNiezenArtist

https://www.instagram.com/robniezen/

 

 

146th OSA Open Juried Exhibition

146th OSA Open Juried Exhibition

John B. Aird Gallery:  March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019 Weekdays

Opening Reception: March 28th 6-8pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The Gallery is located at 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2.

List of Artists Juried In:

OSA Members:
Elizabeth Elkin, Judy Finch, Agnieszka Foltyn, Maya Foltyn, Lawrence Glazer, Cathy Groulx, Jasmine Hum, Ronald Regamey, Clare Ross, Lori Ryerson, Kari Serrao, Steven Volpe, Micheal Zarowsky.

Non OSA Members:
A.M. Benz, Lori Birbeck, Kaitlin Brough, Norman Busse, Melanie Chikofsky, Joyce Crago, Lucien Duhamel, Wayne Gascho, Colin Hill, Lisa Johnson, Deborah Kanfer, Jean-Christian Knaff, Claude Miceli, Richard Mongiat, Guiseppe Morano, Chris Myhr, Neli Nenkova, Teodora Pica, Christina Sealey, Graeme Skelton, Michael Stecky, Dara Vandor, Elayne Windsor.

Award Winners:

Best of Show:  Graeme Skelton, “Hidden Layer # 6″, 2017,  Oil on canvas, 60” x 48”

Life Member’s Award:  Elayne Windsor, “Beyond Orion”, 2018, Mixed media collage using new and reclaimed paper, 48″ x 48“

Toose Award: Giuseppe Morano, “Congratulations) … (My condolences”, 2018,  Ink, acrylic on canvas, 72″  x 56”

Day and Night Woodworking Award:  Michael Stecky, “Snowman and Friends, The River Dal, Winter Retreat, Snow Covered Bridge”, 2018, Found objects, spray paint, 30″ x 21”

DeSerres Award: Steven Volpe OSA, “Balzac’s Cafe”,  2018 , Oil on canvas
32.5″  x 36.75”

Curry’s Award:  Micheal Zarowsky OSA, “Autumn on the Pond 1″, 2018,  Mixed media on wood panel, 43” x 32”

Above Ground Award: Agnieszka Foltyn OSA, “Horizons”, 2019, Graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 86 x 59”

Japaneses Paper Place Award:  Melanie Chikofsky, “Specimen 1”, 2018, Linen & flax pulp Paper. glass. winterstone base, 22” x 10”

2019 Eleanor Besen Award: We are very proud to announce that the late Tony Vander Voet, a beloved Past President, is the recipient of this award.

2019 Ethel Raicus Award : We are also pleased to announce Katie Luu as the winner of this award for  her sculpture “Tremble”, Plaster of Paris, 36″ x 12″ x 8”, NFS.

Jurors: Odon Wagner, David Liss, Diana Bennett

odon wagner, owner of odon wagner galleries, toronto

Owner of Odon Wagner Galleries, Toronto
Born in Hungary, Odon Wagner’s passion for fine art was nurtured as a student in the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated an Akademischer Konservator (Professional Conservator) after four years of training. His education led to work in the conservation departments of well regarded institutions such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Vienna Prehistoric Institute, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. In 1969, Odon established The Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto’s premier gallery for historic art, specializing in 18th and 19th Century European paintings, as well as in work by Modern Masters. The gallery, which has also shown international contemporary work for over twenty years, has recently expanded; Odon Wagner Contemporary, on Davenport Road, spreads over 5000 square feet with two floors of exhibition space to showcase their collection of fine Canadian and International contemporary artists.

David Liss – Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Coming from Montreal in 2000, David Liss saw an opportunity to bring a contemporary art museum to Canada’s largest city. As Director and Curator, he transformed the MOCCA (Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art ) into a juggernaut of the Toronto Art Scene. Liss engineered a move from North York to Toronto’s vibrant Queen West arts community in 2005. Today, David Liss, Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has now seen his dream come true with the newly renovated dynamic space that is the permanent home of MOCA. At 55,000 square feet spread over five floors, the new facility is five times the size of its former Queen West location. Liss’s vision and the open mandate at the MOCCA, which he crafted, has cemented Toronto, and Canada’s status as a cultural centerpieces in the contemporary art world.

Diana Bennett – Artist, Designer, Story Teller, OSA member and past President

Diana Bennett, with a U of T Masters degree in Art History is also a former teacher and arts administrator who has worked to establish the role of the arts in Ontario throughout her long and distinguished career. A former senior executive with TVOntario and the Zoo, she has sat on a number of Boards including the University of Toronto Art Museum, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation, Canada Publishing, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and in 2017 was president of the Ontario Society of Artists.
Diana works in both two dimensional and three dimensional works using fabric, thread, wire, glass, mirror, seeds, shellac flakes, stones, bones, photo transfer and resin. Her series and installations are autobiographical. She has been exhibiting over five decades with solo exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec at galleries such as Gallery O (Olga Korper), Baas, Albert White, Kerozene, Engine and Walnut Contemporary, and has works in private and public collections in Canada and the US.

ICED: Alaska to Southern Patagonia

ICED: Alaska to Southern Patagonia
Paintings and Block Prints by the late Tony Marinus Vander Voet, former President of the Ontario Society of Artists

We are pleased to announce a one man show to honour Tony’s artistic legacy as a landscape painter, inspired by his travels to both ends of the Western Hemisphere.

Exhibition Dates:  March 23 – April 12, 2019
Opening Reception:  Saturday March 30, 2019, from 2 to 5 pm
Location:  Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre,
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario

Tony Marinus Vander Voet, "Torres del Paine Massif, Chile"
Tony Marinus Vander Voet, “Torres del Paine Massif, Chile”