The Colour and Form Society is a non-commercial society, promoting quality art and freedom of expression. Its members consistently exhibit throughout the year. Beside other exhibitions, there is one juried exhibition per year and a biennial juried exhibition, both of which are open for non-members’ submissions. The acceptance into any of the CFS Open Juried Exhibitions garners the artist the right to submit for membership into the CFS. The Colour and Form Society is an Exhibiting Society, based in Ontario, Canada with a continually evolving membership of close to one hundred professional artists.CFS has played a significant role in the cultural mosaic of Canada. The post war period (Second World War) saw an influx of many Europeans to Canada. Among these “New Canadians” were visual artists of considerable talent. Forming an association and presenting their work as a unit, brought recognition of their distinct creativity. These new artists added considerably to the escalation of art awareness that took place in Canada, especially in the l950s and 1960s.
Since its formation in 1952, the Society has continued to grow, welcoming artists from different parts of the world. The Colour and Form Society is now an integral part of the artistic community of Canada and is one of the major art societies in Ontario. It continues to provide art exhibitions of excellence. Its members are active participants on various cultural boards. Some members have become well-known international artists, showing their work in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Colour and Form Society makes every effort to bring to public awareness, the resources that it has within its creative visual artists. It utilizes all means of the communication media available in the presentation of its exhibitions. The CFS is an intrinsic part of the Canadian art scene. Singular in its multi-cultural structure, it adds new dimension to the Canadian identity.
Our much loved and respected member and CFS past president Tony Vander Voet passed away on April 22. He will be remembered as a fine artist, friend and teacher who gave of himself through his volunteer work. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. This is a loss to the art community.
Since its formation in 1952, the Society has continued to grow, welcoming artists from different parts of the world.