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!
OSA members are invited to submit their work to our first OSA Northern Hub Exhibition at the Temiskaming Public Art Gallery.
The Entry Deadline is January 22, 2020.
Exhibition Dates are March 16 – April 24
Delivery of Work Deadline – March 10th
The Opening Reception is Saturday March 28th
There is no fee to apply and accepted artists will receive an exhibition fee based on Carfac Fees.
For full details and to enter, go to the OSA Northern Hub Exhibition Call for Entry page.
Tomorrow’s (December 1) General Meeting and New Member Voting has been cancelled to the winter storm forecast for Toronto. We will let the membership know what alternative arrangements will be made soon. Stay in and stay warm!
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 !