Gay Gardens Aird Gallery: Online Exhibition

Curated by: PATRICK DE COSTE 
Juried: JOWENNE HERRERA & PATRICK DE COSTE
On view: June 26 to July 17 2020 Enter Here

This exhibition includes the work of OSA members Diana Harding-Tucker, Diana Bennett, Rosalee Lam, Joanna Turlej and Elizabeth Elkin.

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.

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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

Salon 14: OSA Members Participating at the Propeller Gallery

 Salon 14

January 22 — February 2

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2 — 5 pm
This 25th Anniversary Salon Exhibition brings together people and art in a mid-winter celebration acknowledging Propeller’s 25 years of supporting and exhibiting our Members and community artwork.
 SALON 14 ARTISTS:
 Doug Adams
Maria Antoniv
Michael Black
Claire Browne
Roswita Busskamp
Simone  Collins
Sharron Corrigan Forrest
Jane Cousens
Vanessa Cress Lokos
David Cumming
Linda DeLuca
Sharon Dembo
Jacques Descoteaux
Carolyn Dinsmore
Chris Domanski
Lilyana Doyle
Pat Dumas-Hudecki
Lucy Erskine
Loretta Faveri
Peter Friedrichsen
Ivan Garcia-Rojas
Ron  Greig
Brian Groberman
Noelle Hamlyn
Janet Hendershot
Diana Hillman
Matt Jenkins
Mary Kainer
Kate Maura Kilty
Tai  Kim
Robin Kingsburgh
Tamara Kwapich
Timothy Laspa
Michelle Letarte
Ian Mackenzie
Valerie MacIntosh
Meagan Mallough
Rachelle Maltais Fitzpatrick
Joann Maplesden
Mina  Markovic
Ruth Maude
Arleen McCallum
Brenda Millar
David Nelson
Nancy Newton
Elsie Nisonen
Gordana Olujic Dosic
Frances Patella
Dominique Prevost
Robert Quance
Janet Read
Ronald Regamey
Susan Ruptash
Garth Scheuer
Joanne Swisterski
Angela Tamari
Keijo Tapanainen
Gwen Tooth
Jacqueline Treloar
Andres Vosu
Silvana Waniuk
Christy Winegarden

OSA Member Exhibition: Diana Harding-Tucker: The Natural Earth

Exhibition Invitation

I’m pleased to invite you to my upcoming exhibition opening, “The Natural Earth” on Sunday July 28, from 2-4 pm. The exhibition will be on display through to September 8, 2019 at The Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston, ON L9R 1E4

The Natural Earth – Opus I: Water is a celebration of water as the major tool in the shaping of life. Water contributes to the mechanical removal of soft and broken rocks and the scouring of ever deeper and wider lakes and rivers by glaciers. Plants and animal depend on clean, nourishing water for their livelihood. This exhibition also focuses on Water’s gift to the imagination through the play of light, shadow and reflection upon its surface – a gift that has inspired such artists as the painter Monet, and the pianist and composer, Claude Debussy.

The exhibition is open:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday and Monday: closed
More information can also be found online at https://gibsoncentre.com/exhibitions/the-natural-earth-Jul-2019
Hope you can make it!
Diana Harding-Tucker

Clare Ross CONTACT Exhibition “Conversations with Nature”

You are invited!

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE IS OPENING SOON!

PRESENTING:

A Scotiabank 2019 CONTACT Photo Festival Open Exhibition

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE
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

EXHIBITION DATES: MAY 14 – JUNE 2ND 2019

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