OSA Members with the Sculpture Society at the Distillery District!

The SSC celebrates new Canadian Sculpture Centre
at t
he Distillery District!
39 Parliament St. Toronto

OSA Members: Andrew Benyei, Edward Falkenberg, Mary Ellen Farrow, Cesar Forero, Marianne Reim,  and Judi Michelle Young are participating in this show.

LAUNCH:
March 30 – April 28, 2019 at 2pm
Opening Remarks by Flavio Belli, Art Consultant

 

Sculpture shown here: DAS BUCH XVII by Marianne Reim

Rob Niezen is having a Show in Coburg!

Rob Niezen’s nocturnes show the dream world of our cities created by artificial lights. Rainy night reflections create bursts of colour, and reveal our theatrical surroundings. These paintings are a testament to the vibrancy of the city, and vary from broader contextual city views to close-ups that render more abstract compositions, as the artificial lights create magic on small and large scale.

Nocturnal Reflections

Paintings by Rob Niezen
March 23 – May 5, 2019

Opening reception: Saturday, April 6, 1-3pm
Art Gallery of Northumberland

Victoria Hall, West Wing, Third Floor
55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2M2

www.robniezen.com

Email: rob@robniezen.com

Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/robniezenart

https://twitter.com/RobNiezenArtist

https://www.instagram.com/robniezen/

 

 

146th OSA Open Juried Exhibition

146th OSA Open Juried Exhibition

John B. Aird Gallery:  March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019 Weekdays

Opening Reception: March 28th 6-8pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The Gallery is located at 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2.

List of Artists Juried In:

OSA Members:
Elizabeth Elkin, Judy Finch, Agnieszka Foltyn, Maya Foltyn, Lawrence Glazer, Cathy Groulx, Jasmine Hum, Ronald Regamey, Clare Ross, Lori Ryerson, Kari Serrao, Steven Volpe, Micheal Zarowsky.

Non OSA Members:
A.M. Benz, Lori Birbeck, Kaitlin Brough, Norman Busse, Melanie Chikofsky, Joyce Crago, Lucien Duhamel, Wayne Gascho, Colin Hill, Lisa Johnson, Deborah Kanfer, Jean-Christian Knaff, Claude Miceli, Richard Mongiat, Guiseppe Morano, Chris Myhr, Neli Nenkova, Teodora Pica, Christina Sealey, Graeme Skelton, Michael Stecky, Dara Vandor, Elayne Windsor.

Award Winners:

Best of Show:  Graeme Skelton, “Hidden Layer # 6″, 2017,  Oil on canvas, 60” x 48”

Life Member’s Award:  Elayne Windsor, “Beyond Orion”, 2018, Mixed media collage using new and reclaimed paper, 48″ x 48“

Toose Award: Giuseppe Morano, “Congratulations) … (My condolences”, 2018,  Ink, acrylic on canvas, 72″  x 56”

Day and Night Woodworking Award:  Michael Stecky, “Snowman and Friends, The River Dal, Winter Retreat, Snow Covered Bridge”, 2018, Found objects, spray paint, 30″ x 21”

DeSerres Award: Steven Volpe OSA, “Balzac’s Cafe”,  2018 , Oil on canvas
32.5″  x 36.75”

Curry’s Award:  Micheal Zarowsky OSA, “Autumn on the Pond 1″, 2018,  Mixed media on wood panel, 43” x 32”

Above Ground Award: Agnieszka Foltyn OSA, “Horizons”, 2019, Graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 86 x 59”

Japaneses Paper Place Award:  Melanie Chikofsky, “Specimen 1”, 2018, Linen & flax pulp Paper. glass. winterstone base, 22” x 10”

2019 Eleanor Besen Award: We are very proud to announce that the late Tony Vander Voet, a beloved Past President, is the recipient of this award.

2019 Ethel Raicus Award : We are also pleased to announce Katie Luu as the winner of this award for  her sculpture “Tremble”, Plaster of Paris, 36″ x 12″ x 8”, NFS.

Jurors: Odon Wagner, David Liss, Diana Bennett

odon wagner, owner of odon wagner galleries, toronto

Owner of Odon Wagner Galleries, Toronto
Born in Hungary, Odon Wagner’s passion for fine art was nurtured as a student in the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated an Akademischer Konservator (Professional Conservator) after four years of training. His education led to work in the conservation departments of well regarded institutions such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Vienna Prehistoric Institute, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. In 1969, Odon established The Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto’s premier gallery for historic art, specializing in 18th and 19th Century European paintings, as well as in work by Modern Masters. The gallery, which has also shown international contemporary work for over twenty years, has recently expanded; Odon Wagner Contemporary, on Davenport Road, spreads over 5000 square feet with two floors of exhibition space to showcase their collection of fine Canadian and International contemporary artists.

David Liss – Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Coming from Montreal in 2000, David Liss saw an opportunity to bring a contemporary art museum to Canada’s largest city. As Director and Curator, he transformed the MOCCA (Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art ) into a juggernaut of the Toronto Art Scene. Liss engineered a move from North York to Toronto’s vibrant Queen West arts community in 2005. Today, David Liss, Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has now seen his dream come true with the newly renovated dynamic space that is the permanent home of MOCA. At 55,000 square feet spread over five floors, the new facility is five times the size of its former Queen West location. Liss’s vision and the open mandate at the MOCCA, which he crafted, has cemented Toronto, and Canada’s status as a cultural centerpieces in the contemporary art world.

Diana Bennett – Artist, Designer, Story Teller, OSA member and past President

Diana Bennett, with a U of T Masters degree in Art History is also a former teacher and arts administrator who has worked to establish the role of the arts in Ontario throughout her long and distinguished career. A former senior executive with TVOntario and the Zoo, she has sat on a number of Boards including the University of Toronto Art Museum, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation, Canada Publishing, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and in 2017 was president of the Ontario Society of Artists.
Diana works in both two dimensional and three dimensional works using fabric, thread, wire, glass, mirror, seeds, shellac flakes, stones, bones, photo transfer and resin. Her series and installations are autobiographical. She has been exhibiting over five decades with solo exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec at galleries such as Gallery O (Olga Korper), Baas, Albert White, Kerozene, Engine and Walnut Contemporary, and has works in private and public collections in Canada and the US.

Latcham Gallery Open Juried Exhibition

Congratulations to  Valerie Ashton, Ronald Regamey, Clare Ross and Bob Tunnoch! All four OSA members have been juried into the upcoming Latcham Gallery Open Juried Exhibition.

The Opening Reception is this Saturday from 1-3pm. There will be a Juror’s talk on March 30th at 1pm. The Show continues until Saturday April 27th.

Latcham Art Centre, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4K 4K1

OSA Member Lori Ryerson Featured on TalkAboutTalk Podcasts

I’m being featured on two podcasts on the new “TalkAboutTalk”!

“TalkAboutTalk” is a new podcast hosted by Andrea Wojnicki.  TalkAboutTalk focuses on “all things communication,” such as body language, using your voice, language, story-telling…. Listen to the 10th episode entitled, COMMUNICATING WITH COLOUR featuring OSA artist Lori Ryerson.

You can find the 30minute PODCAST here:  https://talkabouttalk.com/10-communicating-with-colour-with-daryl-aitken-jenn-purkis-lori-ryerson/ (if you prefer, you can read the transcript by scrolling down below the audio link) If you already use Apple podcasts (or Stitcher or Spotify etc), just go to your podcast app and search “TalkAboutTalk colour”

Interested in more information about COLOUR (5 fascinating facts about colour, colour trends, and quotes about colour)? Click here to read it on your screen: https://talkabouttalk.com/talkabout-colour/

In a few weeks there will be another episode featuring Lori, this time focused on “EXPRESSING YOUR CREATIVITY.”

 

OSA Member Lori Ryerson’s Solo Exhibition: “Off the Beaten Path”

OSA Member Lori Ryerson is proud to share her first ever solo show:

OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Featuring the photography of Lori Ryerson
April 4-27
Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East, Toronto

Opening reception: Saturday, April 6, 2-5 pm, please RSVP to info@urbangallery.ca

Informal Meet The Artist: Saturday, April 13, 2-4 pm

More info: Lori Ryerson, lori@focalocity.ca
Website:  www.focalocity.ca
Urban Gallery Website: www.urbangallery.ca

SCOPO Magazine Cover Art, Toronto

From SCOPO Magazine:


Hi, we’re launching an ad-free printed periodical called SCOPO Magazine that highlights the passionate and purposeful work being done by artists, organizations and leaders in our community. Our mandate is to elevate these change makers and give them a platform on which to tell their remarkable stories. This is a passion project for us and is not for profit.

We are currently holding an open call for submissions for the cover art of the inaugural issue of SCOPO. We kindly ask if we can submit our call for entries to you, to be shared with your audience. Thank you!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Are you an artist or photographer in Toronto? We’re holding a contest for the cover art of SCOPO’s first issue and, we’re looking for you! Submissions can be in any medium, but they must convey the theme PRINT IS NOT DEAD.

What is SCOPO? SCOPO is a printed, full-colour, ad-free periodical that focuses on the good things going on in our city. SCOPO tells the stories of people, causes and artists in Toronto who are living their passions and their purpose every day, and giving back to their communities. SCOPO is purpose on paper.

Our first issue will be distributed across the city, and if you’re interested in being part of it, submit a PDF version of your work to info@imprintmg.com by Friday, March 15, 2019. We will follow up with the winner and the runners-up directly. We can’t wait to hear from you!

First prize: your work featured as the covert art of SCOPO’s inaugural issue, an artist profile inside the front cover, and $300 cash. 10 runners-up will all have their work featured on the back cover. Everyone who submits their work will be named and credited in the first issue.

– Janice ( jliu@imprintmg.com )

Twelfth Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition, Kirkland Lake

Twelfth Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition. Presented by the Contemporary Art Exhibition Committee. Call for Submissions now open!

The Contemporary Art Exhibition Committee: The primary focus of this contemporary group is to hold an Annual Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition. The intent of the Contemporary Art Exhibition is to bring contemporary art to Kirkland Lake and the Timiskaming district with the participation of both local and international artists. The Exhibit has two components: 1. International guest artist(s) talk/demonstration/display and 2. A call for submissions from local/international artists as inspired by the theme. Every year we seek an international artist(s) whose work explores different media (painting, sculpture, drawing, or performance, etc., or a combination of them). The second major event hosted by the club is the Contemporary Art Fundraising Gala held in October each year.

Exhibition & Awards:
The Juried Exhibition will be held from April 5th to May 4th with the Opening Ceremony and Artist Talk to be held on Saturday, April 6th from 1pm-3 pm. A maximum of three awards of excellence will be given as deemed by the jurors (listed in Call for Submissions).

Please read the Call for Submissions fully for more details.

http://museumkl.com/assets/announcements/2019%20Call%20to%20Artists.pdf

ICED: Alaska to Southern Patagonia

ICED: Alaska to Southern Patagonia
Paintings and Block Prints by the late Tony Marinus Vander Voet, former President of the Ontario Society of Artists

We are pleased to announce a one man show to honour Tony’s artistic legacy as a landscape painter, inspired by his travels to both ends of the Western Hemisphere.

Exhibition Dates:  March 23 – April 12, 2019
Opening Reception:  Saturday March 30, 2019, from 2 to 5 pm
Location:  Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre,
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario

Tony Marinus Vander Voet, "Torres del Paine Massif, Chile"
Tony Marinus Vander Voet, “Torres del Paine Massif, Chile”

Call for Entry: 2019 Whitby Art Show

We have received a call for entry to the Whitby Art Show, a juried art exhibition and sale that will be part of the 2019 Whitby Ribfest in July.  The event is being presented by the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise.

For full details and to submit your entry, please visit http://whitbyribfest.com/art/

Art Show and Sale dates:  Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
Location:  the Whitby Art Show tent located at Victoria Fields (directly across from Iroquois Sports Centre)
Entry deadline: May 1, 2019

2019 Whitby Art Show
2019 Whitby Art Show