Register for a special wine tasting event, in conjunction with the 149th Open Juried Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists.
The Ontario Society of Artists was founded in 1872 and the very next year, the first commercial winery was established in Ontario's Niagara region. Can that be a coincidence?
To complement the theme of the OSA's 149th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition, Colour Splash!, sign up for this adventure in the many colours and styles of wine... from white to orange, and rosé to red... and from sparkling to still, and dry to sweet.
Josh Heuman—juror, independent curator, and wine expert—has selected the wines inspired by some artworks in the exhibition, and will speak briefly about the artworks before pouring each wine and leading an interactive tasting of 6 wine samples.
Your registration fee of $55 covers sampling six specially chosen Ontario wines and a selection of cheeses.
Born and raised in Toronto, Josh Heuman attended York University where he completed a BA and an MA in Art History. He has also earned certifications from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (Levels 1, 2 and 3) as well as certificates in Chilean, German and Portuguese wines. After 24 years of work as an art museum educator and curator in Canada and the USA—most recently at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and Art Toronto—Heuman has been freelancing since January 2022 with artists, for nonprofit art organizations, and in the wine industry. He has organized over 1,000 education and public programs, curated dozens of exhibitions, juried exhibitions and competitions, and lectured at museums and universities.
Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada’s longest continuing art society.
The OSA is a professional association for visual artists living and working across Ontario with a mandate to promote the visual arts through exhibitions, special projects and arts advocacy. The membership roster includes many of Canada’s best-known painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers. They currently have an active membership of over two hundred artists, working in a wide range of media and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Each year, the OSA presents exhibitions of works by members, a juried art exhibition open to all artists working in two and three dimensional media, as well as a juried exhibition specifically for emerging artists. The OSA encourages emerging artists, established artists and artists from diverse backgrounds to apply to our organization for membership.
The OSA has 3 'hubs' outside of the Greater Toronto area. These are the Western Hub, the Northern Hub and the Eastern Hub. Each Hub has its own Director who organizes member exhibitions.
The OSA has a home and meeting place at the historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto at St. George’s Hall (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 for our OSA meetings and events where individual members have the opportunity to meet, interact and enjoy the companionship of other artist members.
For more, visit: https://ontariosocietyofartists.org/.