Westport Schoolhouse Artist Residency, Brier Island in Westport, Nova Scotia

I hope this call finds you in good spirits despite it being February.
The deadline for the 2020 Westport Schoolhouse Artist Residency call is midnight February 29, 2020. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help promote the residency by sending the call listed below to your artist contacts. Thank you for all your efforts in helping to promote the Westport Schoolhouse Artist Residency.
Sincerely,     Jane Zdansky

Dara Aram and other OSA members, participating in the Out of the Back Exhibition at the Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON

                                       

If you are around the area between Feb. 20th to March 21st,  pop into the Earl’s Court Gallery and see the beautiful artists’ work thanks to the curator Andrea Jackman. Thank you, Dara Aram.

Earls Court Gallery

  215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, ON 

                              Out of the Back Exhibition

                              February 20 – March 21, 2020

OSA members Andrew Sookrah and Marissa Sweet to Compete in “Landscape Artist of the Year Canada”

On September, 18 professional artists from across Canada were selected to compete in the television production of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada. The series will debut on Blue Ant’s Makeful on February 16th and on CBC in the fall.

We are very excited to announce that two OSA members Andrew Sookrah and Marissa Sweet will be competing. Congratulations to both on their exciting achievement!

You can read the official show announcement from Blue Ant Media.

Canadian Arts Leadership Panel Discussion

For centuries, the arts have been used as a tool to tell stories that reflect the past and envision the future. At times when we feel the most divided, galleries, film and theatre have been able to build bridges across class, race and gender. Some of Canada’s most lauded arts institutions have newly appointed leadership. What opportunities do these new leaders see for their institutions and beyond in the coming decades? How can Canada harness it’s arts energy to inspire a new generation of Canadians in a world of distractions?

Join Canadian Club Toronto on February 11 when Weyni Mengesha (Artistic Director, Soulpepper), Sasha Suda (Director & CEO, National Gallery of Canada) and Joana Vicente (Executive Director & Co-Head, TIFF) discuss new leadership in the community, and opportunities for the next decade. 

OSA members can use the code “ARTS30” for a 30% discount off tickets and tables. Code can be applied at checkout.

Tickets available at: https://www.canadianclub.org/Events/EventDetails.aspx?id=3499

2020 OSA Emerging Artist Exhibition

Congratulations! to the following artists who are exhibiting in the 2020 OSA Emerging Artist Exhibition: Kari Visscher, Brubey Hu, Kathryn Czaplicki, Xiao Fan Wang, Carolyn Laidley Arn, Lucy Cifoni Hughes, Kat Hernden, Janet Jardine, Sherry Park, Murat Yukselir, Nadia Gurkova, Jaehyun Han, Tom Ashbourne, Jackie Rancourt, Chania Allen, Cheryl-Ann Hills, Kyle Yip, Elayne Windsor, Natalia Ros, Christy Chor, Katherine A. Laird, Rachelle Wunderink, Xuefei Ji, Dennis Martynyuk, Rhonda Short, Sarah Zanchetta, Angela Chao, A.M. Benz, Tom Ashbourne, Diane Mohan, Susan Aaron, Marion Younan, Jennifer Claveau, Keith Boa, Haiying Zhang, Carol Cheong, Suzanne Buckingham-Jarvis, JL Robertson, Holly Hutchison.

This is a progressive and exciting show and worth the trip to Oakville! Show closes January 31st. Call the Centre for hours: 905-815-5979.

Congratulations to our award winners in the 2020 Emerging Artist Exhibition on now!

1st Prize $500
Godhead
by Murat Yukselir
sculpture

2nd prize $250
Sojourner
by Kari Visscher
painting

3rd prize $250
Isthmus Bay
by Chania Allen

Honorable Mention
are you reaching for me or am I reaching for you?
by Kathryn Czaplicki
ceramic wall sculpture with LED lighting

Honorable Mention
Man Devouring His Own Tail and Future Gazing
and Down by the Dead Zone
by Katherine A Laird
3 photo-lithographs/monoprints

Honorable Mention
Pepto-Abysmal
by Kyle Yip
painting with resin