Last weekend I participated in the new member selection show for the OSA. And I was accepted into the society. This was a 2 step process – First submit a written proposal and a number of images online. Then present 5 original works for evaluation to the membership. The venue was the historic Ashbridges House in downtown Toronto. All in all a great experience and a chance to take a step back to reiterate my goals and renew my art spirit!
Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada’s longest continuing art society.
We are a province-wide professional association for visual artists living and working across the Province. Our mandate is to foster and promote the visual arts through exhibitions, special projects,and arts advocacy. Our membership roster includes many of Canada’s best-known painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. We currently have an active membership of over two hundred artists, working in a wide range of media and from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We are a non-profit, charitable organization, which is administered by a volunteer executive council of artists.
Each year we present exhibitions of works by members, and a juried art exhibition open to all artists working in two and three dimensional media. We encourage emerging artists, established artists and artists from diverse backgrounds to apply to our organization for membership.
I look forward to meeting all of the members, participating in the shows and providing my assistance were needed to promote the society and the art community.