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.

For more information on all payment options, please click here.

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

Geneva Park 2017
Time to register for the Geneva Park workshop weekend!
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

Download the 2017 Geneva Park Registration

WORKSHOPS: for more details Download the 2017 Geneva Park Brochure

Margaret Roseman TWS, CSPWC, SCA
Watercolours - Painting on Paper and Canvas to Capture Landscapes’ Moods and Mysteries

Bianka Guna TWS, CSPWC, OSA, SCA
Non–Objective Acrylic Painting on Paper, Canvas and/or Board

Keith Thirgood MGA, OPAS
Powerful Acrlyic Landscapes through Simplification of Design

Edward Abela MGA, OPAS
Painting the Canadian Landscape and Scenes from abroad in Oils. Experimenting with Cold Wax to Create Texture!

Crossection 2017
Our Annual Members' Juried Show - Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery (ECCAG)
October 3 -26, 2017

Pre-Registration Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017

Take-in date: Sunday, October 1, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Pick-up of unaccepted art: 12:30 - 2 pm
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Sunday, October 15, 2 pm - 4 pm
Take-down date: Friday, October 27, 10 - 11:30 am
- RULES: Download the ECCAG Terms of Entry
- BROCHURE: Download the ECCAG Crossection Brochure
- PRE-REGISTRATION FORM: Download a print friendly Pre-Registration word file
- LABELS: Download the ECCAG Front & Back Labels

Members in good standing one month prior to the pre-registration date may submit two pieces of art for jurying.
Fee: 1 piece: $15.00. 2 pieces: $25.00

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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