Ontario Society of Artists

About the OSA

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.

The Ontario Society of Artists has a home and meeting place at the historic Arts and Letters Club at St. George's Hall, located at 14 Elm Street in downtown Toronto. The Hall is a building with a lively history of remarkable colour and vivacity and is designated a building of National Historic Significance by the Government of Canada. This is a permanent space that provides an excellent opportunity for individual members to meet and interact, and enjoy the companionship of other artist members.

The full address of the OSA is:

Ontario Society of Artists
Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 1G7




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