The OSA Summer 2017 Newsletter has been published. Click the link to read it.
We have received word of the call for entry for the Colour and Form Society‘s 65th Open Juried Exhibition.
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.
MOSAIC – Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale enhanced by free demos, workshops and talks
April 25, 2017: The Aurora Cultural Centre is honoured to present MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition opens on May 11, with an Artists’ Reception and Public Launch on Saturday, May 13 from 1 – 4 pm. This stunning multi-dimensional show will fill all galleries in the Centre with the work of 93 artist members; show continues until August 5, 2017.
The 2017 OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works is the primary annual OSA exhibition and will be held at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery from November 2 to December 4, 2017.
Submissions are open to OSA members only from now until September 15, 2017. Please read and download the MESW2017 entry form for information on how to enter.
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)
The 2017 Executive and Council have been elected at the Annual General Meeting. Here is the list of positions:
President: Diana Bennett
1st Vice President: Clare Ross
2nd Vice President: Kim Atkins
Secretary: Marilena Isacescu Carlea
Treasurer: Lisa Murzin
Councillor: Janet Read – Membership Director
Councillor: Peter Dušek – Web Master
Councillor: Carmel Brennan – Past President
Councillor: Janet Hendershot – Past President
Councillor: Tony Vander Voet – Past President
Councillor: Lawrence Glazer – Past President
Councillor: Germinio Pio Politi – Past President
Councillor: Jacquie Green – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Joanna Turlej – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Pat Dumas-Hudecki – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Jasmine Hum – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Laura Culic – Councillor At Large
The OSA April 2017 Newsletter has been published. Click on the link to view it.
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.