Central Ontario Art Association



Throughout the year there are numerous workshops, paint-outs, galleries, and exhibits throughout central Ontario. To learn more about these events, please scroll down this page.

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• Geneva Park Weekend Workshops
• Members' Juried Show
• Crossection Members' Show
• Paint-outs
• Workshops

Members’ Show (Juried) 2017

Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4S8
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Members in good standing may submit one piece of art, ready to hang for jurying. For more information and REGULATIONS:

Download the 2017 Members Show Pamphlet

Important Dates: Mark your Calendars!

Pre-Registration Deadline: Friday, April 21
Intake: Sunday, May 7, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Pick-up of non-selected work: Sunday, May 7, 12 - 1 pm (same day as intake)
Reception and Awards Presentation: Sunday, June 4, 2 - 4 pm
End of Show Art Pick up: Sunday, July 16, 10 - 11:30 am

Pre-Registration is mandatory by Friday, April 21, 2017

Download the Member Show 2017 Registration Form (form includes front and back labels)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! We need a team of helpers for intake and take down. Please contact Brenda Turnour.

Geneva Park 2017
Geneva Park Art Annual Art Conference
September 15-17, 2017. Hosted by East Central Ontario Art Association. Further information to be announced.
Weekend Workshops

COAA holds an annual weekend of workshops with sister organization, East Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA) at Geneva Park in September. COAA and ECOAA alternate in organizing this event.

A biography of the instructor and supply list for his/her workshop will be sent out to members with the confirmation of registration. Brochure to be e-mailed or snail-mailed to all members, depending on which way members have asked for news/updates.

Address: 6604 Rama Rd, Orillia, ON L3V 6H6 google map

Crossection 2017
Our Annual Members' Juried Show - Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
Take-in date: Sunday, October 1, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Pick-up of unaccepted art: 12 - 1 pm
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Sunday, October 15, 2 pm - 4 pm
Take-down date: Friday, October 27, 10 - 11:30 am
Further details to follow.
2016 Award Winners:
Best in Show:
Marion Anderson for
"Alone, Never Lonely"
Gerald J. Carmichael Award
Best Landscape:

Jake Mol for "Algonquin Breakup"
Lloyd Minshall Award:
Pauline Holancin for "Beaver Valley Winter"
Alan Austin Award:
Doreen Renner for "Beyond the Path"
Juror’s Choice Award
Carolyn Pascoe
for "Abstract Journeys"
Juror’s Choice Award
Tiina Price for "Blue Tango"
Juror’s Choice Award
Jasenka Vigini for "Rice Fields"
Honourable Mention
Wilma Vanderleeuw for "Abstracted Reality"
Honourable Mention
Mercedes Schuster for "Thoughts"
Honourable Mention
Brenda Turnour for "Living on the Edge"

Paint Outs

Throughout the year, members of the COAA may wish to arrange a paint-out at a select location and invite artists to join them to paint together as a group. There is no cost for the paint-outs and artists are expected to bring their own lunch (brown bag) or in some instances fast food outlets or restaurants may be handy to the specific location.

No Paint-outs planned. These are usually only spring, summer, and fall outdoor activities. If you would like to suggest or organize a paint-out, let us know.

For more information, please email Brenda at brenda.turnour@live.ca.

Watch this space for Workshop announcements
Throughout the year, the COAA will arrange for guest artists to provide instruction in a workshop format that normally includes a demonstration by the guest artist, time to paint as a group and depending on the session, voluntary critiques of one’s work. The atmosphere is always encouraging and friendly. Contact us with workshop suggestions.




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