OSAC was so excited to host Showcase 2022 in Saskatoon, October 14-16, the first in-person event in 2 years. It was hosted at the Saskatoon Inn and the Broadway Theatre and there were 169 full delegates as well as day and guest registrations throughout the event. The three-day affair included professional development workshops, live performances, networking, the exhibitor exchange, and visual art exhibitions.
Performing Arts Touring - For the 2022/2023 season there were 149 performances by 36 unique artists in 34 different Saskatchewan communities. Some artist highlights were Twin Flames with 16 touring dates, Over the Moon had 10 shows booked, and Christine Tassan et les Imposteures were able to fulfill their tour dates of 16 shows. Spark Coordinators presented shows in 3 communities.
The Visual Arts Program had fifteen visual and media arts exhibitions touring 57 venues throughout the province of Saskatchewan and were viewed by over 37,000 people, including approximately 310 tours. Out of the total number of viewers, roughly 3,252 people participated in exhibition programming, which included artist talks, hands-on or informational workshops, gallery receptions, and events.
The School Touring Program's total audience numbers in 2022/2023 were approximately 19,329 students and teachers. There were four tours, involving 54 schools and travelling to 43 communities throughout the province.
Atim Maskikhiy opens at Wanuskewin Heritage Park on Saturday, January 20, and runs until Monday, March 25, 2024.
Curated by Dr. Jordan Woodsworth as part of the Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities project, this show brings together 17 artists from the Lar Ronge area,
highlighting their interpretations and perspectives on the dog-human relationship in their community.
This exhibition is curated by Dr. Jordan Woodsworth, Director, Northern Engagement and Community Outreach, Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The artists featured in this exhibition are: Andrea Cowan, Caron Dubnick, Donna Langhorne, Hilary Johnstone, John Halkett, Larissa Muirhead, Miriam Koerner, Molly Ratt, Myles Charles, Nancy Lafleur, Terri Franks, Sammi Kopeck, Abigail Clarke, Annalisa Heppner, Jade Roberts, Jasmine Grondin, and Wendy Cleveland.
OSAC is pleased to announce the Board for 2023-2024 !!
Fran Karakochuk, Vice Chair, QPRAC - Foam Lake -Wynyard
Treena Redman, Past Chair, Leader & District Arts Council
Marc Holt, OSAC Chair - Yorkton Arts Council
Gladys McCarthy, Kindersley & District Arts Council
Caron Dubnick - La Ronge Arts Council
Kali Weber, Dekker Centre, North Battleford
Missing from photo - Jacqueline Ferraton, QPRAC - Wynyard
Natasha Hill, Weyburn Arts Council
Robyn Lang, Melville Arts Council
OSAC is pleased to announce two new LIFE MEMBERS. They were revealed at the SHOWCASE 2023 Banquet on October 14th in Regina.
DEREK GOULD, GV Audio, Owner & President | Derek has been working with OSAC since 1988 as our Showcase partner for all our lighting and sound requirements.
LORI GLAUSER, Yorkton Arts Council | Lori has been a strong arts supporter in Yorkton, serving as a member of the local arts council and as a long-term OSAC Board Member.
(Unfortunately, Lori was unable to attend the awards).