Learn about the OSA and its long history by watching the OSA 125th Anniversary documentary. Filmed in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Ontario, published in 1997, revisited in our 150th year.
Ed Bartram, great Canadian artist and member of the Ontario Society of Artists since 1971, died on August 25th 2019. Ed has left an extraorinary legacy. It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell and thank you. Here we have included both the retrospective article written by Isabel Teotonio and the obituary published by the Toronto Star honouring his memory. We are proud to have had Ed as a member of our society for so many years. We wish his family and friends our sincere condolences.
The OSA proudly presents Masterworks, a curated collection of work by members OSA’s 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
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.
I’m pleased to invite you to my upcoming exhibition opening, “The Natural Earth” on Sunday July 28, from 2-4 pm. The exhibition will be on display through to September 8, 2019 at The Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston, ON L9R 1E4
The Natural Earth – Opus I: Water is a celebration of water as the major tool in the shaping of life. Water contributes to the mechanical removal of soft and broken rocks and the scouring of ever deeper and wider lakes and rivers by glaciers. Plants and animal depend on clean, nourishing water for their livelihood. This exhibition also focuses on Water’s gift to the imagination through the play of light, shadow and reflection upon its surface – a gift that has inspired such artists as the painter Monet, and the pianist and composer, Claude Debussy.
The exhibition is open:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday and Monday: closed
More information can also be found online at https://gibsoncentre.com/exhibitions/the-natural-earth-Jul-2019
Hope you can make it!
Our member Emma Lau made a vlog video about the 2019 New Members Exhibition opening reception. If you couldn’t make it to the opening or want a great recap, watch her YouTube vlog here.
At the Opening Reception for the New Members’ Exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, new member Cesar Forero and his dance partner did a performance piece for those in attendance. We are very happy to be able to share a video of this performace here. Make sure your sound is turned up so that you can hear the poetry as well as see the dance!
OSA member Emma Lau has started a new artist vlog on YouTube. The first installation is a very interesting view featuring abstract art, meditation, dogs and cats, all starting from a blank canvas. Check it out here !
This weekend is the last chance to see OSA member Janet Read’s exhibition at The Gallery at LE Shore in Thornbury.
High Arctic Light: landscapes of consciousness
Opening: Saturday March 30th, 2-4 pm, artist present
Exhibition runs: Sat. March 30 – Sat. Apr.27, 2019
The Gallery at LE Shore,
173 Bruce St S,Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0(519)599-3681
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″.
Toller Cranston (1949-2015)
canadian artist & champion figure skater
Saturday, April 20th | 6-9PM
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.
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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