OSAC is pleased to announce the following Visual Artist Exhibitions on display at the Ramada Plaza, Aspen, Birch & Cedar Rooms !! 

Friday, October 12, 2018  10pm-11:30pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018  3:45pm-4:45pm & 10:15pm-11:30pm 

Sylvia Ziemann: Accidental Utopia

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Curated by Lauren Fournier. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

Sylvia Ziemann: Accidental Utopia is a monographic exhibition of new paintings by Treaty 4/Regina-based artist Sylvia Ziemann. In the world of Accidental Utopia, Ziemann paints a menagerie of fantastical characters—figures that are playful combinations of human, animal, insect, and plant—welcoming us into an imaginative realm.

Sylvia Ziemann, Ziemann’s Rabbits, 9”x 9”, oil on board, 2017.

Barbara Goretzky: Diggers


Organized and toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

Diggers showcases humankind’s obsession with altering our habitat for ease of mobility, pleasure, and comfort. As a species, we have created machinery specially designed for executing construction tasks like earth moving operations. Although, we are transforming the earth for our own particular tastes, nature is ever present. Nature shows itself as a small plant pushing its way between the cracks in a sidewalk or a jack rabbit bolting across an asphalt parking lot. Nature is ever present and waiting to burst forth and reclaim the world.

Barbara Goretzky, Bobcat, 12 x 16 x 4 inches, Clay and glazes, 2016.

Vera Saltzman: O Human Child


Curated by Donald Stein. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

O Human Child features 18 black and white portraits of Saskatchewan children photographed in their own environments: in small towns and rural communities, on ranches, First Nations Territory, and farms.

The impetus for this series of photographs came from a desire to better understand the place where Saltzman currently finds herself, rural Saskatchewan. She turned to the writings of W.O. Mitchell in hopes that his words would help her gain a sense of the Saskatchewan identity.

Vera Saltzman, Lilly, photograph, 15 x 15”, 2017.

I do not have my words
: Joi Arcand, Catherine Blackburn, Audrey Dreaver

Arcand Here on Future Earth Duck Lake

Curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery with funding assistance from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

The exhibition, I do not have my words, features printmaking, photography, sculpture and beaded, mixed media works by Indigenous, Saskatchewan artists, Joi Arcand, Catherine Blackburn and Audrey Dreaver. Each artist’s body of works explore language loss and considers how language is connected to one’s cultural identity.

Joi T. Arcand, Duck Lake askiy - Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, From the series otē nīkān misiwē askīhk - Here on Future Earth, 2009, Inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist and Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection

Geoff Phillips: Plantscapes of the Prairies

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Organized and toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

Phillips created Plantscapes of the Prairies to challenge people to look closer at their environment, to see it in new ways, to challenge himself to learn about the different species found in our South Western Saskatchewan landscape, and to illustrate a new world of plant life underfoot. Many people rarely envision the species we walk on as having any artistic merit, interest, or importance. There are myriads of colour, form, and interconnection there for the observant in the Grasslands National Park, Cypress Hills Centre Block, Cypress Hills West Block, and the Frenchman River Valley that inspired Phillips’ work.

Geoff Phillips, Grasslands Seventy Mile Butte, oil on canvas, 4.5 ft x 5.5 ft, 2017

Jessica Richter and Waltraude Stehwien: Scissor Cuts/ Scherenschnitte

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edit02 002A special partnership with the Saskatchewan German Council. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

Scherenschnitte (scissor cuts) is an art form where silhouettes are cut from one piece of special black paper with scissors or knives with no ‘hangers’- unattached pieces. Scissor cutting has a long history in German folk art; immigrants brought Scherenschnitte to North America in the 17th Century. Reflecting the Canadian artists in Scissor Cuts/ Scherenschnitte, this collection of works ranges from traditional German Scherenschnitte represented by Waltraude Stehwien, a German immigrant, to papercut evolved into sculpture by Jess Richter- second generation born in Canada.

Jessica Richter, Where Were You, Papercut, watercolour, gold leaf, 2018 Waltraude Stehwien, Rumpelstilzken on the Marionette Stage, scissor cut, 1991

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