Carmel Brennan, Anne Cavanagh, Nancy R. Chalut, Shaukat Chaney, Peer Christensen, Laura Culic, Sheila Davis, Mary Derrick, Carole Finn, Kathy Haycock, Rebecca Last, Peter Large, Dayna Law, Lisa Martini-Dunk, Nancy Moore, Rob Niezen, Evelyn Rapin, Alan Douglas Ray, Barb Sohn, Charles Spratt, Roger Sutcliffe, Bob Tunnoch, Carol Westcott
COVID CAN’T STOP ARTExhibition and Sale Aug 4th – 29th 2020
If you are in the Niagara area visiting the falls this August, drop in to check out new works by four OSA artists:
Lynden Cowan, Margaret Pardy, Lynne Schumacher and Steve Wilson
The Gallery, 4681 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario in downtown Niagara Falls.The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.or by chance.Also, please check out The Gallery’s new website at www.thegalleryniagara.com for more details and up to date events.
The Artful Revival show within our Fall Festival 2020 invites artists working in different mediums, from all over the region and province, to enter in this Open Juried Exhibition that is celebrating another year, presenting the remarkable art work of Ontario! This show is the chance for practicing artists to be a part of a greater art community that seeks to share a message of resilience and hope during this tidal wave Covid19 experience in our history. Our fall festival event is a time to inspire our audience patrons and celebrate new beginnings! The 2020 Juror will be Steve Wilson, OSA, SCA, CFS, SOVA. He is an award winning artist in Canada and the United States, Gallery Owner of Steve Wilson Studios and The Gallery 4681 Queen St. Niagara Falls, Ontario, and an Elected Member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, the Colour and Form Society, and the Southern Ontario Visual Artists. He has served on the board of Directors for the OSA, SCA, and Beaux-Arts Brampton, and been involved in organizing juried shows across Canada. As well, he has juried many shows and memberships for art groups and organizations like the OSA, SCA, CFS, the Orangeville Art Group, and the Franklin Carmichael Arts Centre. He was a co-juror for the WNN juried show 2010 for Beaux-Arts Brampton with Daphne Odjig and Charles Pachter. Learn more about our juror by visiting www.stevewilsonstudios.com
FCA Toronto is a new chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists formed last year by OSA member Alan Douglas Ray. A chapter of the FCA has not existed in the province of Ontario since the early 1960’s! FCA Toronto’s mission is to offer exhibition, education, and networking opportunities to FCA member artists, to promote their artwork; and to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture in our area.
FCA Toronto currently has 45 artists associated with it, several of whom are members of the OSA as well.
FCA Toronto’s inaugural exhibition will take place online this summer, August 4 to September 7.
FCA Toronto invites all artists who are FCA members in good standing with Active or Signature status to participate. The submissions and jurying process is being managed directly by the FCA in Vancouver.
Gay Gardens is curated by Patrick DeCoste. The project’s inspiration comes from Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish scientist, who published Systema Naturae in 1735. The book describes his method of naming and classifying plants based on their sexual organs and sexual actions. Society was shocked and embarrassed by the botanical orgies happening in their back yards.
Jurors Jowenne Herrera and Patrick DeCoste, selected works from various mediums and subjects to be a part of our online garden exhibition/publication.
Here is the juror’s comment about Elizabeth Elkin’s striking work:
Elizabeth Elkin’s A Hint of Frangrance is a flower painting. We received many submissions of flower paintings but could not include all of them in Gay Gardens. Elkin’s flower painting is filled with big, bold, transluscent strokes of colour. The image of the flower almost dissolv-ing into abstraction. The balance of angular pale geometries in the background with bright organic petals in the foreground, gives a lusciousness to the painting, looking like lickable licorice and popsicles.
Since launching my Covid-19 Fundraiser on April 18th. (selling my original paintings at a very low price, with 100% of the proceeds donated to a charity of your choice), 49 paintings have been sold. Please go to my website www.blairpaul.com and click on the “Covid19 Fundraiser Gallery” to see the available works.
To date we have raised $13,085.00 for food banks, hospitals and other great organizations.
Thanks everyone for your generosity, and let’s keep this ball rolling.
We recognize that we have a responsibility to improve our support to artists of all cultures. We have a membership filled with excellent artists who volunteer regularly to help support art and artists across Ontario. For the past four years we have been actively reflecting on where we have been, where we are and where we must go as an organization. We recognize that we need to improve the way we reach out to support and represent artists across all of Ontario. Our membership has grown in diversity and includes people of colour but we do not yet reflect the diversity in the population of Ontario. We recognize how our practices have led us to this point; we have been making corrections and we will continue to do so.
Over the past four years we have:
moved from a Toronto-centric and largely in-person gallery setting to a more accessible and province-wide hybrid digital and in-person gallery setting
reached out across the province by adding Northern, Western and Eastern Member Hubs
developed our methodology for accepting new members by implementing specific jurying parameters and careful voting proceedures
introduced digital submission and jurying proceedures in order to allow everyone to participate regardless of their location or schedule
We will work to prevent racism and bias with:
multicultural art history education
We pledge to continue to help develop a healthy culture within our society. We welcome direction from you; we are listening to you, and we welcome you.