Spark Box Studio Summer Artist Residency 2017

Spark Box Studio Residency is now accepting Summer 2017 applications!

Artists-in-residence stay in a charming country farm house located by historic Prince Edward County, Ontario, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of rural Ontario. Each resident is given studio space and access to our printmaking equipment. Trained technicians work at the studio to assist residents.

This is an opportunity to focus on a new body of work, meet practicing artists. Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators, and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources. The Residency Program affords artists with space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice.

Interested artists may apply to live and work at Spark Box from one weekend to 2 months.

For additional information, please contact Chrissy Poitras, Executive Director at or 613.476.0337


On Sunday, September 27 2015, from 2 to 6 pm, The Laneway Project will partner with the Bloordale BIA, the Bloor Improvement Group and the Bloordale CIA to transform Bloordale’s laneways into positive, safe and fun spaces for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy!

The Bloordale Laneway Crawl has three components:
  1. Fun, participative, pop-up activities on the properties beside the laneways 
  2. A live-art garage mural program, in partnership with the STEPS Initiative
  3. A laneway route that connects it all together
Come and join us as we transform these underused neighbourhood spaces into a dynamic, vibrant destination! We've got a growing list of activities to tempt you:

Visit for more info. We hope to see you there

Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre


Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre

at Toronto Western Hospital

The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is a facility in the Family and Community Medicine Program at the Toronto Western Hospital offering free and often low cost healthcare options.
The Centre’s inter-professional team offers both medical and complementary care to professional creative and performing artists, and to students and staff at post-secondary arts institutions. The Centre’s mandate includes research, education, and outreach to the arts community.
The specialized expertise of our practitioners focuses on the specific health care issues and needs of artists, providing a holistic approach to health within an evidence-based framework. The knowledge acquired through the Artists’ Health Centre will benefit not only artists in the Toronto area, but also those across Canada and internationally through e-health communications and research.
The Centre includes an Acoustic Studio, and a Movement Assessment Studio with a sprung floor and video equipment to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
To book an appointment at the Artists’ Health Centre at Toronto Western Hospital, call 416 603 5263
The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre
Toronto Western Hospital, 3rd Floor, West Wing
399 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5T 2S8


Submission Deadline: APRIL 7, 2015 at 6pm
Exhibition datesMay 31June 28July 26August 30September 27October 25
Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is a curated outdoor art fair focusing on original two and three-dimensional artwork and prints. The KMAF has seen a huge success in attendance and sales in 2014 and we hope you will join us for our second year!

KMAF takes place the last Sunday of the month in partnership with the Kensington Market BIA and Pedestrian Sundays (PSK), which bring in attendance of 15-20,000 people at every event.

The KMAF is expanding to incorporate a second exhibition space on lower Augusta Avenue, as well as 77 Nassau Street. This allows us to bring in artists working in ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, and metal arts along with painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography!

Add your name to the long list of artists who have made Kensington Market the hub of creativity both locally and internationally!

Benefits to artists:
  • Artists retain 100% of sales
  • All applications are free to submit
  • 10x10 square foot space provided and pop up tent will be setup upon arrival
  • Volunteers to help monitor and set up if needed
  • Listing on the KMAF website with artist image, statement and website
  • 9000 colour catalogues produced and distributed throughout the city
  • Relations with the press and media tours
Submission Process:
  • KMAF is open to artists in all levels of their career
  • Applications available at
  • Accepted Artists will be contacted by April 14th, 2015
$150 +HST per Sunday (including a white 10x10ft pop up tent set up prior to your arrival)


Art Gallery of Mississauga’s 12th Annual Art Auction


Make Your Mark!
Art Gallery of Mississauga’s 12th Annual Art Auction
April 23, 2015, 7 PM

Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

Follow the red dot to the AGM! Tickets are now on sale for the Art Gallery of Mississauga's 12th Annual Art Auction: Make Your Mark! This year, the gallery’s annual fundraiser is transformed into Peel Region’s most exciting art party of the season. Make your mark with a red dot – and open up the opportunity for arts and culture in Mississauga!

This year, Make Your Mark! features a carefully curated selection of original work from nationally known, regional and emerging artists. The AGM’s 12th Annual Auction includes artworks by Maria Bida Albulet, Avantika Bawa, Jason Brown, Susan Clark, Karen Darling, Benjamin Freedman, Toni Hafkenscheid, Libby Hague, Warren Hoyano, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Lila Lewis Irving, Morris Lum, Oliver Pauk, Ed Pien, Sarah Sands Phillips, Abraham Anghik Ruben, Rena Sava, Michael Vickers, Chih-Chien Wang, and many more.

The Auction will be opened with remarks by Mayor Bonnie Crombie and hosted by prominent TV personality Randy Persaud. Proceeds from the auction go directly back into the community, through exhibitions, artist projects and workshops, youth education and community-based programmes. The past few years have resulted in record breaking attendance numbers at the AGM. Show your support towards the future of arts and culture in Mississauga by supporting the momentum of the gallery.



New this year, the Art Gallery of Mississauga will be partnering with Paddle8.

Paddle8 is a New York based auction house specializing in auctions of art and design with non-profits on benefit auctions, offering collectors the chance to bid on carefully sourced works. To date, Paddle8 has partnered with over 200 non-profit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions online, dramatically expanding the audience of supporters and fundraising results for each auction.

All works in the AGM’s 12th Annual Art Auction will be available for viewing and bidding online. Advance bidding will begin online through Paddle8 from:

              APRIL 8 – APRIL 23, 12:00 PM, EST

All bids from the Paddle8 auction period will be transferred over to the Live Auction event. A reserve bid may be placed on Paddle8.


Contact the AGM at 905 896 5088 to purchase a ticket or visit the AGM website.
Each ticket serves as a $75.00 voucher redeemable for a Live Auction item or piece of art.


Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 19
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 6 pm
Come view the works in the Annual Auction and meet the artists!

Sunday, April 1912 – 3:30 pm
$10 Non-members | FREE for AGM members (Includes Transportation) | RSVP
See the talent that exists right in your own backyard! Join the AGM for a tour of the studios of notable regional artists Robin Hollingdrake, Eileen Menzel and Lila Lewis Irving.

Meet at the AGM, 300 City Centre Dr. Bus departs at 12 PM and returns to the AGM around 3:30 PM.

HERB & DOROTHY 50 x 50
Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
Special screening of this documentary about a seemingly ordinary New York couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who filled their humble one-bedroom New York apartment with a world class contemporary art collection and who in 2008, chose to donate 2500 works of art to 50 institutions in the United States.

Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19
Gallery operation hours | FREE
The AGM will be screening this beloved PBS series throughout the preview weekend. Renowned art historian Sister Wendy Beckett brings her knowledge, enthusiasm, and insight to contemporary art, making a difficult subject accessible and stimulating to all.


The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre, right on Celebration Square and across from Square One Mall. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.

Engage. Think. Inspire. This phrase opens the dialogue at the AGM. The Gallery connects with the people of Mississauga through the collection and presentation of relevant works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. Expressing multiple ideas and concepts, this visual art translates into meaningful cultural and social experiences for all audiences. The AGM employs innovative education, artist projects and other forms of dialogue to advance critical enquiry and community connection to the visual arts. The mandate of the Gallery is to "bring art to the community and the community to art."

Directions to the AGM, as well as transit routes and other information, can be found on our website.


Shellie Zhang - Communications


The AGM would like to thank our sponsors and contributors for their generous support towards the gallery. The 12th Annual Art Auction is presented with the support of Sheridan College, Mississauga Life: Spirit of the City, Rogers TV, Colio Estate Wines, Cobs Bread, the Mississauga Arts Council, New Concept Framing, City of Mississauga Print Services, C Café & C Banquets, the Kipling Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery Contemporary Fine Art, and the Harbour Gallery.




Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Nathan Phillips Square
September 18-20, 2015


NEW DEADLINE - Artist Exhibitor Applications

The application period has been extended to accommodate this change in dates.

Artist exhibitor applications are due 11:59pm on Monday, May 18.

  • Artists can apply in up to 3 categories (fees apply):
    Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Illustration, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Print Making, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wood
  • Artists have a choice between two booth sizes – 10x10 or 10x20
  • Artists retain 100% of all sales;
  • Accepted artists are automatically entered into the Best of Exhibition Awards, with over $25,000 in prizes;
The 2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition has been invited back to Nathan Phillips Square by the City of Toronto, September 18-20, to accommodate changes in road closure policies that prevent the use of Queen’s Park Crescent, and to accommodate the logistics of the Pan Am / Parapan Am games over the summer months. The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is grateful for the support of the Mayor, City Councillors, and City staff in bringing the exhibition back to Nathan Philips Square for 2015.

The 2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition will take place September 18-20 at Nathan Phillips Square, 10:30am – 7:30pm Friday and Saturday10:30am – 6:30pm Sunday. More details to be announced.


For information on applying as an artist, please contact:

Rachelle Sabourin
Exhibitor Relations Manager

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is a charitable non-profit organization supported by a volunteer Board of Directors. The organizers take no percentage of the artists’ sales. The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition gratefully acknowledges the support of its many sponsors and award donors.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition was founded in 1961 by Murray and Marvelle Koffler. Taking place that first year in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Hotel on Jarvis St, the exhibition quickly outgrew its space and moved to Nathan Phillips Square in 1967 to become the first event ever held on the then-new civic square.

For additional information, please contact:

Mark Teeple
Executive Director
416- 408-2202

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition gratefully acknowledges the support of all of its sponsors and donors.

For media inquiries:



Call for Proposals – CSV Maker Space

CSV is looking for artists, collectives, and curators interested in promoting dialogue and experimentation about media art. Through our maker space program we are facilitating an open door opportunity to engage with our space and resources.

To apply please send the following information to
  1. A short proposal including:
    1. A project description,
    2. How you plan to make use of CSV space/resources,
    3. A timeline for your project (We are open to both short term and long term engagement with our space and resources).
    4. Proposals should be no more than 500 words.
  2. A bio and CV for the lead applicant(s)
  3. A budget breakdown (optional)
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and there is a possibility of an honorarium for successful applications. We are interested in supporting projects with a focus on media art (creation, discussion, and exploration), creating collective artistic spaces, and experimental/dialogical work. We will give preference to projects that work in and engage with our space. We encourage artists from traditionally marginalized groups to apply.

If you have questions or would like to discuss a project idea please email


Charles Street Video
65 Bellwoods Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 3N4

T: 416-603-6564
F: 416-603-6567

Workshop Series: The Story of the Lost Expedition- Paid to Participate!

The Story Of The Lost Expedition

6 Tuesday night workshops from Oct 07 thru Nov 11 / 2014

"When The Lost Expedition met they sat in a circle of twelve seats, one of which was always empty"
These workshops focus on using Story as a way to talk about something that can’t be talked about, to refer to something that can’t be seen directly, to bring unknowns (even unknowable unknowns) into relationship together. When used this way Story can become a framework to facilitate a change in consciousness for an individual within a group and, more importantly, to facilitate a change in consciousness for the group-as-a- whole. Participants in the workshops will be encouraged to take on a role within the story and to let the story evolve and inform their investigation.

Allen Morgan and En Burk have been working with the story of The Lost Expedition since 1986, with many other artists taking part over the years. Recently this work has taken on the form of a mandala. These workshops will take place within this mandala landscape.

Working with story can be particularly useful for artists of all persuasions. In order to take on a role in the story and sit on one of the seats in the circle of twelve, it is necessary for workshop participants to remember and then encourage a relationship with the unknown (and perhaps even unknowable) source that lies at the heart of their own personal work. Finding new ways to express and act within such a relationship is a primary concern for all artists.

There is a somewhat unusual fee schedule for the 6 workshops: $30 to be paid by participants before or at the first workshop. After they complete the second workshop $20 will be paid to participants at each subsequent workshop they attend. There are only 10 spaces available for these workshops.

For more info contact:


Gallery 44 Logo

You are invited to Wall to Wall—OFF THE WALL!
print sale + party
Steven Beckly
Steven Beckly, Untitled (Somewhere), 2013, digital c-print, paper size 14" x 11", unframed, limited edition, $90, 3 available

Stop by Gallery 44 on Thursday, December 5, grab your favourite piece OFF THE WALL before someone beats you to it, and stay for the party of the season! Doors open at 6.

Sale continues to December 14
Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Admission is free 

With hundreds of collectable artworks at accessible prices, OFF THE WALL lets you build your collection while supporting artists at all stages in their careers. This print sale of photo-based work by Gallery 44 members boasts a diversity of photographic media including gelatin silver prints, chromogenic prints, archival pigment prints, alternative processes, many of which were created in Gallery 44's production facilities. 

Featuring works by: Mina Ao • Tobi Asmoucha • Kim Atkins • Sally Ayre • Neil Barbisan • Michael Barker •Steven Beckly • James Blake • Peter Bogaczewicz • Dean Bradley • Linda Briskin • Stephen Brookbank • Mirna Chacin • Nicole Croiset • Nathan Cyprys • Brandon Davis • Saman Deilamani • Sheryl Dudley • Sharon Erlichman• Adolfo Fernandez • Richelle Forsey • Michael Fraser • Sylvia Galbraith • Carlos Garate • Mary Elizabeth Grace •Shayne Gray • Jonathan Groeneweg • Toni Hafkenscheid • Tim Johnston • Bahar Kamali • Deborah Kanfer •Janet Kimber • Anthony Koutras • Kelly Lamorie • Alexandra Majerus • Virginia Mak • Steve Payne • Adrienne Marcus Raja • Kye Marshall • Christine Marshall-Smith • Duncan McLaren • Sanjay Mehta • Victoria Menelaou •Oliver Pauk & Michael Vickers • Jordan Nahmias • Marilyn Nazar & Brian Piitz • Jerzy Pawlowski • Peggy Taylor Reid • Tom Ridout • Darren Rigo • Branimir Ruzic • Chris Shepherd • Laurence Siegel • Anna Snyder • Jean Paul St. Onge • Barbara Staulus • Edie Steiner • Steve Stober • James Sutherland • Oz John Tekson • Jessica Thalmann • Sarah Tothill • Alex Turner • Louise Vezina • Monica Vichar • Abelardo Villalon • Richard Vincil •Shelley Wildeman • Drew Williamson • Joan Lillian Wilson    and more!
OFF THE WALL is a fundraiser for Gallery 44's award-winning education and exhibition programs. Committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form, Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, education and workshop opportunities, programming to students, youth, and community partners, and affordable production facilities for artists.
We hope you can join us for the print sale + party of the season!

- Lise, Noa, soJin, Stu, Robyn

Get social with OFF THE WALL:

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Join us for a showcase of recent work by members of Akin Collective along with our annual holiday sale and the launch of our first publication, the Akin Colouring Book.

To help get you in the festive cheer there will be some mulled wine, treats and wobbly pops.

Bring friends, family, strangers and your festive game face.


December 7, 1:00pm-6:30pm
Akin Landsdowne Studio, 87 Wade Avenue, Toronto.