We are very sorry to write that OSA Past President Tony Vander Voet died on the evening of Sunday April 22 after a battle with cancer, with his family by his side.
We send our sincere condolences to his wife Susan McCrae and his family. Both Tony and Susan have been dedicated and active OSA members, supporting the work of the organization and artists everywhere. Together they chaired exhibitions, as recently as the 2017 Members Exhibition at the Carrier Gallery, wrote the members’ newsletter, generously mentored the Council, and of course Tony previously led council as President from 2013-2015. They often joined the OSA trips to Killarney in Georgian Bay and twice went to Dingle, Ireland, touring, painting and drawing. Tony always brought his genuine love of art and his appreciation for the different talents and skills of everyone. He always had an encouraging word and an insightful view of any situation. There is no question, he was loved and appreciated by all of us and we will miss him dearly for a very long time.
There will be no funeral according to Tony’s wish. A Celebration of his Life will be held in June.
The following are the award-winning pieces from the OSA 145th Open Exhibition:
Diana Harding Tucker, OSA and Ann Stanley are participants of the The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) Double Vision Exhibition 2018 taking place in the Papermill Gallery at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site.
The opening takes place on April 5, 2018, from 6-10 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 15th, 2018.
Double Vision is an exhibition that pairs participating professional image creators across Canada by random draw and challenges them to create portraits of one another. The completed works are then exhibited side by side as a single submission.
We are pleased to let you know that L. E. Glazer’s new body of work entitled “ICONIC CANADA” will open this Tuesday at the John B. Aird Gallery at Queens Park, Toronto. Please join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.
The OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works 2017 will be on from November 8 to December 4, 2017 at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto.
The opening reception, open to all artists, art aficionados, and members of the public, will be held on Thursday, November 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Welcome to the new OSA website!
Built from scratch with a new modern look. A few features from the previous website are still missing and will be added over the next few weeks.
The OSA has received an invitation from Kathy Sutton – the daughter of OSA member E.B. Cox (1914-2003), widely accepted as the foremost Canadian sculptor in stone. In addition, her father was a member of the OSA-led group which lobbied the Ontario Government to create Killarney Park in the 1960s.
Two events will be held during September which will give us a chance to see his sculptures. All members of the OSA are encouraged to show their support for public art by attending one or both events.
Here is a look at what the Ontario Society of Artists is planning for the upcoming year:
OSA Members’ 145th Anniversary Exhibition – May 11 – August 5 – 2017, Aurora Cultural Centre (Co-Chairs: Carmel Brennan & Clare Ross)
OSA Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – July 14-16, 2017, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
OSA Annual Field Trip to Killarney – September 2017 (Chair: John Pryce & Heidi Burkhardt)
OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works – Carrier Gallery – November 2017 (Co-Chairs: Tony Vander Voet & Susan McCrae)
OSA New Members’ Exhibition – December 12 2017 – January 8, 2018 – John B. Aird Gallery (Co-Chairs: Lisa Murzin, Frances Patella, Dominique Prevost, & Bob Tunnoch)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished and long time member John Bennett on April 17, 2017. John was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1951. An inspiration to us all for his long active life. He will be missed.