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Sovereign House, 7 West River Street, Bronte

Invites members of the Oakville Art Society to participate in the following shows:


Sept 2 – Sept 6           ‘Artful’

Take in: at Sovereign House on Thurs, Aug 31 between 2 pm and 4 pm 
Note: if artist can't submit on Aug 31st, they can drop their work in the Sunday before (Aug 27th) at 4 pm

Pick Up: at Sovereign House on the final day of the show at 4 pm

Entry fee is $10 a piece and commission is 10 percent for members of the historical society, and 15 percent non members 



Congratulations - Helen Hendry!

Helen Hendry won the Alice Peck award for her painting, “Capturing the Ephemeral”, at the All Guilds Curated Show at the Art Gallery of Burlington. The show ran from April 21- May 22. Congratulations!



Cavan Art Gallery and Galerie Q extend this CALL TO ARTISTS for the 2nd annual OUTOOOR PAINTING FESTIVAL Cavan-Monaghan,Ontario,Canada.There are wonderful venues to paint: local country scenes, creeks, forested areas, panoramic views and the historic Town of Millbrook with its Needler's Mill.

Festival Awards:
1st Place: $1500
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place: $500

3-day artist event $75
Registration only for Quick Paint Event $25 Cost of Quick Paint included in 3-day event

New feature this year is a 2-hour Quick Paint event on October 1 st, 9:00 a.m. to 11 :00 a.m. with a $500 Top Award.
Fee for Quick Paint participation only is $25. Must register.
Also new is a Plein Air Workshop with Featured lnstructor Sam Paonessa on September 28th. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cavan Arts Studio.
Highlights are free admission for all visitors, children's art activities, music TBA and more...
The Awards Celebration Reception "THE BIG REVEAL" at Galerie Q www.galerie-q.com will be on October 1 st at 2:00 pm with a
surprise Keynote. Award Winning paintings will be exhibited in the Galerie Q Plein Air Exhibition during October.
Activities: a quilt making workshop, and The Fresh oft the Easel Sale for artists selling their Plein air works.
Awards are donated by Galerie Q.
Rules and Registration now Open at www.outdoorpaintingfestival.com lnformation-Valerie Kent 705 944 9444 valeriekent1@gmail.com



Oakville Centre for the Performing arts:

Tale of a Town – Canada
Friday, September 15 at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m.
An epic family adventure peppered with humour, nostalgia and moments of madness, featuring the personal anecdotes of Canadians recorded in cities and towns in every province and territory, including Oakville.

In Conversation With… Carol Off & Doug Saunders
Saturday, September 23, 2017
As It Happen’s Carol Off, author of In All We Leave Behind: A Reporter’s Journey into the Lives of Others and Globe and Mail feature columnist Doug Saunders, author of Maximum Canada – Why 35 Million Canadians Aren’t Enough.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Sunday, September 24, 2017
We are bringing Banff to you and it’s radical! The World Tour brings all the excitement of the Banff Mountain Film Festival to audiences around the globe. WARNING: Course language. Parental guidance suggested.

For tickets visit OakvilleCentre.ca


Congratulations - OAS Member Bev Kennedy is exhibiting in Italy

I will be in two exhibits while in Italy this summer. One is a solo show and the other a group show with both local to Pacentro artists and artists from abroad both emerging and well established in Italy.

It is anticipated that guests attending the receptions will be an international crowd
I am very excited about this!   
Pacentro is a lovely historic mountain town inside the beautiful Maiella National Park in Abruzzo Italy (Madonnas family has roots here)
Pacentro is off the usual tourist grid‎ but part of the Templar Knights pilgrimage route.
It also has some hidden cave paintings (similar to the ones in Lescaux but smaller)
You can still find the odd Sheppard leaning on his crook on the roadsides.‎ And Ovid s birthplace is just down the mountain in the larger equally ancient town of Sulmona.
Bev Kennedy

We love to celebrate the accomplishments of our members. All members of the OAS who have an upcoming exhibition or show or been recognized for their artistic accomplishments are invited to submit to the members lounge and to the monthly At a Glance E-bulletin. Please be sure to send all information before the 20th of every month.
Commission Exchange: Every now and then we at the Oakville Art Society receive requests from the public for an artist to do a commission. If you are open to such a request, please take a minute to fill out our new commission exchange Form (below) It will allow us to keep a list of artists accepting commissions, and to match you up with a potential customer when the opportunity arises. Thank you!


Interested in renting our painting studio when it is not in use for classes or another OAS function?

The Painting Studio is available for rental by Members when it is not being used by the OAS for classes, workshops or other OAS events. The Board of Directors will review the application and approve or reject it based upon whether it is a suitable activity which does not conflict with OAS business. To request more information and receive the required forms please email the OAS.