Town of Halton Hills Public Art Banner Project

We received a public call for artists that may be of interest to our members:

Dear artist – I am pleased to share news about the Town of Halton Hills public art banner project, calling for artists to submit original work.  You will find all the details here:

Please get in touch should you have questions and feel free to share this information with other artists.  The call is open to artists and artist teams from across Canada.

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3

2019 OSA Annual General Meeting Photos

Here are some photos from the 2019 OSA Annual General Meeting that was held at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto on Sunday, May 12.

New Members Certificates at the 2019 AGM

Another welcome to our new members. They were asked to come up to the front at the AGM to receive their certificates of OSA membership.

Clare Ross CONTACT Exhibition “Conversations with Nature”

You are invited!



A Scotiabank 2019 CONTACT Photo Festival Open Exhibition

Opening Reception
Thursday May 16th 7 – 9 pm

Art Space Connect Gallery
at the Neilson Park Creative Center
56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, M9C 1V7
Neilson Park Creative Centre


Gallery Hours:
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 9:30pm
Sunday noon to 4:00 pm
or by chance

CLARE WILL BE IN THE GALLERY between May 14th and June 2nd
Tuesdays 3 pm – 7pm
Wednesdays – Saturdays noon – 4 pm
Except May 16th and June 30th

The Controversy around Photography as Art on Sunday May 26th at 2pm.
This talk is part of the official Neilson Park Speaker Series.
Everyone is welcome.

Click here for the gallery free parking and transit directions…/inform…/map-a-directions

is a photographic series of more than thirty images taken over the past two years. Several of the images in this series have been included in exclusive juried shows including “Elegy of an Anemone,” the winner of two Jurors’ awards.

In Conversations With Nature, Ross takes a close up look at natural forms that have died and fallen apart and she attempts to rebuild and record them in her studio.
About this series she writes, “I can never achieve the perfection that these plants achieved alone in the natural world, but instead they take on new physical forms and communicate a message about what happens when people’s immediate goals and desires impact negatively on nature.”
Ross pays unusual attention to colour, light and sculptural form. Printed on archival watercolour paper, every photograph is an artifact symbolically showing our opposing desires for both nature and comfort and the lengths we will go to recover what might destroy.

OSA Member Exhibition: L. E. Glazer: SALVAGE

I’m pleased to invite you to the current exhibition of my latest project “SALVAGE”on  Saturday May 11th from 1 – 3 pm. The collection will be on display through to May 31, 2019 at The Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch Gallery,  40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto.

Taking inspiration from urban fragments and salvaged objects, L. E. Glazer’s study of decaying structures, artifacts,  and replacement forms, has been used as the starting point for his current works of photographic image decomposition. In these new images, the dominant colour, scale, and perspective of distressed buildings and artifacts are deconstructed before re-assemblage as digital paintings according to the dominant chromatic range of the component parts.

The exhibition is open 7 days a week :
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The exhibition can also be visited online at SALVAGE 
on the L. E. GLAZER website.

Hope you can make it!
L. E. Glazer

Cesar Forero and Alex Boudreault Perform!

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!