Ofra Svorai Studio

R.R. #1, Kimberley, Ontario, Canada  N0C 1G0
519-599-1115,  info@ofrasvorai.com

Ofra Svorai Studio Tour

The studio is located two hours north of Toronto, west of Collingwood, in the beautiful and scenic Beaver Valley. We welcome the public visits to the studio by appointment. Please feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone for Ofra Svorai's exhibitions. We also have Open House studio tours that are announced and advertised well in advance throughout the year.

House and studio

Spring in the valley



Ofra Svorai Studio

Ofra Svorai gallery shop

Ofra Svorai gallery shop

Ofra Svorai gallery shop

Ofra Svorai Studio workspace

About Ofra Svorai
Born and raised on a Kibbutz in Israel, I was always surrounded and inspired by nature. After moving to Canada in 1973, I enrolled at Sheridan College School of Design, graduating with honours in 1977. My career as a full-time artist began as I exhibited at numerous art shows and galleries. However, living in a big city for twenty five years served to deepen my longing for the outdoors. In 2001, I relocated to a rural area, where I am surrounded by nature once again.

My paintings on silk represent my love of colour, light, and space. In addition to painting on silk, I paint with acrylics on paper and canvas. As well, I experiment with woodblock printing on Japanese paper.  Over the years I have received eleven awards for my works. I am always open to the possibility of commissioned works on silk or oils.

Curriculum Vitae

Awards and Honours

Minto Art Gallery, Harriston, Ontario, second place award (2018)
Minto Art Gallery, Harriston, Ontario, People's Choice award (2018)
Honourable Mention, La Cloche Juried Art Show, White Fish Falls (2007)
Best Painting, Mixed Media, La Cloche Juried Art Show, Whitefish Falls, Ont. (2006)
Award of Excellence, Juried Art Exhibition, Collingwood Library (2002)
Award Winner, Friends of Killarney Photo Contest (2002)
Award of Excellence, Kempenfest, Barrie, Ontario (1998)
Best of Show, McLaughlin Gallery Show, Oshawa, Ontario (1991)
Award of Excellence, Festival of Friends, Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton (1989)
Best Of Show, 17th Annual Art Show, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (1987)
Best of Show, Fair November, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (1982)
Best Craft, 21st Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario (1982)
Purchase Award, Festival of Friends, Hamilton City Hall, Hamilton, Ontario (1981)
Show Award, Fair November, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (1979)
Best of Show, Kiwanis Autumn Festival of Art, Toronto, Ontario (1977)

Gallery Exhibitions
Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario (2018), "Elusive sunrise"
Minto Art Gallery, Public Library, Harriston, Ontario (2018)
Paint Ontario, Grand Bend, Ontario (2018)
Burt Henderson, Southampton Museum, Southampton, Ontario (2017), Gallery Members Juried Show
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario (2016), "Pallet of the Paddle"
Legacy Gallery at the Owen Sound Artists Co-Op, Owen Sound, Ontario (2016), "Arts Roads"
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Art Sale (1992, 1995, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario (2009), "Woven Water"
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario (2007), "Alchemy of Colour"
Le Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury, Ontario (2007)
Headwaters Arts Festival, Alton, Ontario (2006)
Left Side Gallery, Flesherton, Ontario (2004)
L.E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery, Thornbury (2003)
Killarney Provincial Park Visiting Centre (2002)
Gallery and Framing Place, Huntsville (2002)
Algonquin Visiting Centre (2001)
Scott's of Muskoka Gallery, Bracebridge (2001)
Art Imprint Gallery, Markham (1997)
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Art Sale (1992-1995)
The Canadian Museum of Civilization,  A Coat of Many Colours (1990)
Del Bello Gallery, International Miniature Show, Toronto (1990)
Andrew Dickson Galler, Packenham (1981, 1982)
Grange Gallery, Toronto (1979)
Canvas Gallery, Toronto (1978)

Arts and Crafts Exhibitions
Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival, Buckhorn
One-of-a-Kind, Canadian Craft Show, CNE, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto
Fair November, University of Guelph, Guelph
Ottawa Chirstmas Craft Sale, Civic Centre, Ottawa
Festival Of Friends, Gage Park, Hamilton
Art-in-the-Park, Windsor
Thanksgiving Festival, Balls Falls Historical Park, Jordan
Muskoka Arts & Crafts Show, Bracebridge

Artist co-op Owen Sound, 279-10th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Arts Centre, Collingwood, Ontario
Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangville, Ontario
Southhampton Art School & Gallery Shop, Southhampton Highway 21, Ontario  800-806-8838
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Gift Shop, Kleinburg
The Framing Place and Gallery, Huntsville
Devine, Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa
Dunes Gallery, Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island
The Burlington Art Centre (2001-2003)

Original silk screen t-shirt designs for Shomria, Children's Summer Camp, 1995-1999, 2001
Hand Painted Executive Gift Scarves with Logo
The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, 1991
Festival of Canadian Fashion booth, 3 silk banners, 3' by 7'

Private collections in Canada, United States, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Scotland, Switzerland

All contents (c) Copyright 2017, 2018 Ofra Svorai. All rights reserved.