Awards Program

Every year we celebrate artistic excellence with $40,000 cash and in-kind awards.

TOAF celebrates all of our artists and you, our generous supporters, community partners and collaborators at the annual Awards Ceremony. 

Catherine Bratty Award for Best of Art Fair - $5,500 by The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation

Murray and Marvelle Koffler Founder's Award - $5,500 by The Koffler Family Foundation in honour of Murray and Marvelle Koffler

Mayor’s Purchase Award - Value of artwork by City of Toronto. This award brings the winners’ artwork into the City of Toronto’s significant art collection

Best of Student Award - $1,000 Marie Collins Memorial Award and Artscape Award - Includes: A residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, exhibition at Artscape Youngplace, one-year membership to Artscape Daniels Launchpad (Value $4,000)

Best of Painting Award - $2,000 by Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker

Best of Photography and Digital Media Award - $2,000 by Toronto Image Works

Best of Craft & Design Award - $2,000 by Extrudex Aluminum

Best of 2D Works Award - $2,000 by Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Best of 3D Works Award - $2,000, Al Green in Memoriam

Best of Ceramics Award - $1,500 Cash + $1,500 Purchase Award by Aaron Milrad & Brenda Coleman

Emerging Artist(s) by Emerging Curator Award - By Propeller Gallery (Value $3,000)

Social Commentary Award - $1,000 by The New Regionalism Project

The Power Plant Emerging Artist Award - Annual membership and publications by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Most Innovative Use of Material Award - $500 by Lonsdale Gallery

Honourable Mention - Student - $500 Gift Certificate by Toronto School of Art

Honourable Mention - Student - $250 Gift Certificate & Gift Bag (Value $350) by Above Ground Art Supplies

Student Purchase Award - Value of Artwork by House of IDEA

Honourable Mention - Painting - $500 Gift Certificate by Gwartzman's Art Supplies

Best of Jewellery Award - $500 by Harry Enchin & Susan Friedrich

Honourable Mention - Ceramics - $500 Gift Certificate by Tucker's Pottery Supplies

Honourable Mention - Ceramics - $500 Gift Certificate by Pottery Supply House

Best of Paper Award - $500 Gift Certificate by The Japanese Paper Place

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s Awards Program is unprecedented and unique in North America.The vision behind our awards is to create opportunities for artists to advance their careers, provide public recognition and make a significant financial contribution to their practices. 

Meet the 2019 Judges