Terms of Entry

OSA  146th Annual Open Juried Exhibition (2019)
John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019

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The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) welcomes professional artists to apply to participate in our 146th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts. The selected artworks will be on display at the John B. Aird Gallery from March 26, 2019April 26, 2019.

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

A Public Opening Reception and presentation of awards will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.


$1,000 – OSA Best of Show
$1,000 – Award Contributed by OSA Life Members
$200 – Ethel Raicus Award
Plus six additional Sponsor Prizes

* November 1 Submission opened
* January 15 Deadline for entries by e-mail
* March 4 Notification to artists
* March 24 Delivery of accepted work to the John B. Aird Gallery between 10 am – 12 noon
* March 28 Opening Reception and Awards, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
* April 26 Last day of Exhibition
* April 27 Pick-up of work: 10 am to NOON ONLY
DELIVERY & PICK-UP DURING SCHEDULE TIMES ONLY. (please email the OSA with timing concerns)


Entries will be juried online. Note: Applications submitted that do not follow the format requested will unfortunately be rejected and the fee not refunded.


The competition is open to all professional artists in Canada. Artists may submit work in any two or three-dimensional media, with a maximum of two works submitted. Works previously exhibited at the John B. Aird Gallery or in other OSA juried shows are not eligible. Work must have been completed after 2016.

Presentation and Qualification

All works MUST be original art. Entries must not be copies or derivatives. All accepted two-dimensional works must be ready to hang. All three-dimensional works must be suitably prepared with supports, hanging devices, and if needed, instructions for installation. Each work must have identification attached to the back of it, stating the artist’s name, address, title of work, medium, size, year completed and price of work.

Art Limitations

Two-dimensional work must not exceed 6 feet in width or
20 pounds. Three-dimensional works must be able to fit through a standard door. Video entries must display on
your own equipment which must be on a monitor that can stand on a plinth.


A sales commission of 30% will be charged to OSA members.
A 40% commission will be charged to all non-members. Works which are not for sale must be marked NFS in the entry with value stated for insurance purposes.

Transportation and Insurance

Delivery and pick-up of artwork is the sole responsibility of the artist who must adhere to the schedule. Packing artwork for pick-up is the responsibility of the artist. There is no storage for art or packing materials available at the gallery. The John B. Aird Gallery will take reasonable care during the hanging, showing and take down of the exhibition. Exhibiting artists are responsible for insuring their own work and equipment.


Acceptances will be sent by e-mail NO RESULTS WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE. Work selected for the exhibition must be as submitted for jurying, or it will be disqualified.

Please Note

No entry may be removed from the exhibition until final pick-up date. Each artist will be asked to sit in the gallery for a few hours if possible during the course of the exhibition.

Other Terms & Conditions

The decision of the jury is final. By submitting to this exhibition, you agree to allow reproduction of your digital files for educational, publicity and archival purposes, unless we are informed otherwise in writing. You agree to waive receiving any exhibition fees. You also give us permission to communicate with you via e-mail about this and future events.