I was thrilled and honoured to have been elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in December of 2012.
Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada's longest continuing art society. A province-wide professional association for visual artists living and working across Ontario, the OSA mandate is to foster and promote the visual arts through exhibitions, special projects,and arts advocacy. The OSA membership roster includes more than 200 of Canada's best-known painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. More information can be found on the OSA website at www.ontariosocietyofartists.org.
I am pleased to have a painting in the Colour and Form Society's member exhibition, "Canadian Landmarks" currently on at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery in Toronto. This exhibition, which was created to celebrate the CFS's 60th Anniversary, highlights the work of 38 CFS members, each expressing their thoughts on being Canadian.
One of my strongest links to "Canadian-ness" is the Canadian landscape, and I chose to enter my interpretation of Algonquin Park.
Tony Marinus Vander Voet