Call for Submissions: OSA 150th Open Juried Exhibition at 150 King, Toronto

The Exhibition Space at 150 King

Ontario Society of Artists Open Juried Exhibition

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 12 am ET
Exhibition Dates: June 6 – July 31, 2024
150 King Street West, Toronto

The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) invites all Canadian artists to apply for our 2024 Open Juried Exhibition.

This is an annual exhibition of the OSA with the purpose of promoting the best art that Canada has to offer. The OSA is Ontario’s oldest and longest running Art Society, with a long history of excellence.

The Exhibition Space:

150 King is a beautiful, open space with the advantage of very high foot traffic in downtown Toronto during the peak of summer tourist season. It is located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, in the main lobby of 150 King Street West. The gallery sits at an entrance to PATH (the largest underground shopping district in the world) and the Toronto subway. There are dedicated security guards in the space. 150 King is fully accessible.

The Exhibition will be held June 6 – July 31, 2024 at 150 King Street West, Toronto. An Opening Reception will be held at 150 King St W on June 6, 2024.

Our Jurors:

Liza Zhurkovskaya is better known as the Curator on the Go. Liza is well known in the Canadian Art Scene. Liza is a Toronto-based Art Curator & Art Advisor. For more than eight years, Liza worked directly with corporate and private clients to acquire original art and has brought hundreds of artworks to the public eye. She currently runs her own online gallery (Kefi Art Gallery), is a sales and art consultant at Bau-Xi Gallery and an independent art consultant. She also has her own art podcast. curatoronthego.com

Blake Fletcher and his Dad, Mark Fletcher, are the faces of Cloud Gallery in Orillia, Ontario. “At Cloud Gallery, we focus on supporting artists in growing their art practice by building a relationship that allows for increased creative time and energy. For artists, Cloud is a partner that drives sales, financial and ultimately, artistic success.” The Gallery has an impressive online presence and has received extensive media coverage, including being highlighted in the Globe & Mail. “Our mission is to unleash the power of art for our clients to energize and beautify their spaces in a way that adds joy every day.” cloudgallery.ca

Marissa Sweet is our OSA member Juror. Marissa is a passionate and accomplished artist whose deep connection with nature is evident in her stunning landscape paintings. As an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and East Central Ontario Art Association, Marissa has solidified her position as a prominent figure in the Canadian art community. marissasweet.com

The exhibition is open to all Canadian Artists. We welcome all manner of 2D and 3D visual art (drawing, printing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture and digital).

With that as your guide, the jurors will be looking for:

  • Originality
  • Artistry in composition and design
  • Excellence and Skill in the chosen medium

Prizes:

  • $1,000 Best in Show
  • $1,000 OSA Life Member Sponsored Award
  • $1,000 in additional awards

Critical Dates:

  • Submissions close Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 12 am ET
  • Notifications to successful participants by email May 13, 2024
  • Artwork to be delivered by May 30, 2024
  • Opening Reception at 150 King St. West, Toronto on June 6, 2024
  • Exhibition closes July 31, 2024

How to Apply:

Entry Forms are located at ontariosocietyofartists.org
Submissions are limited to a maximum of TWO works from each artist.

Entry Fee: $40 for OSA members, $45 for non-members, Payable by credit card or PayPal.

All submissions must be digital. No in-person or physical submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be the original work of the submitting artist.

For more details and to submit your work, please go to ontariosocietyofartists.org

Accessibility: 150 King is fully accessible.

Questions? Email us at info@ontariosocietyofartists.org

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