Ontario Mosaic Artists was formed as a non-profit collective in 2020 by a group of friends – Amanda Stapells, Angèle Blasutti, Elena Martoglio, Mehtap Mertdogan, Patrizia Brasch and Valerie McGarry – all like-minded mosaic artists from Ontario who share the passion of creating mosaic art. Dedicated to preserving this ancient art form, we challenge its traditional boundaries by creating contemporary fine art mosaics in our own distinctive styles.
Ontario Mosaic Artists’ purpose is to host exhibitions of the artwork done by mosaic artists from all over Ontario in order to promote mosaics as a contemporary art form and to showcase the array of materials, styles, techniques, mediums, and dimensions used to put a modern spin on the ancient art form.
Our first exhibition – Andamento: Re-inventing the Ancient Mosaic Flow in a Contemporary Style – was held at the Leslie Grove Gallery in Toronto from August 25th to September 12th, 2021.
OMA’s second exhibition – Putting the Pieces Back Together – was again held at the Leslie Grove Gallery, from October 5th – October 30th, 2022.
Moving forward, Ontario Mosaic Artists plans to host exhibitions every two years in different cities around Ontario in order to spread the word. Stay tuned for 2024!