Every year, we partner with artist-run centres and non-profit galleries to share our platform and showcase an exciting selection of their members. This year, we share our platform with Amazing Moss Park Art Collective, La Guilde, Nily Artists Collective, Temino Jewellery, and Toronto Potters.
Amazing Moss Park Art Collective
Amazing Moss Park Art Collective is located and named after Moss Park, in downtown Toronto. Our mission is to see the Moss Park neighbourhood reinstated as a hub of artistic activity in the City of Toronto. Cultural Vision- to allow accessibility to all levels of artists in a supportive environment. The Collective was seeded from 2004-08 on Queen St East, directly across from Moss Park. ACA Gallery believed art could change the world, founded by Carol Mark. BENEFIT - Allow support and greater exposure not available to artists and emerging artists. Allows us to open our membership to other area artists located downtown in the most diverse socioeconomic area. There is no membership fee or dues. Allows to engage community artists to support the local community.
Founded in 1906, La Guilde, a branded gallery and museum of Canadian art, works to preserve, promote and disseminate fine crafts.
Specializing in Inuit art and First Nations art, La Guilde is a non-profit organization that has a permanent collection, one of the most influential in Canada, archives of remarkable historical and cultural wealth, an educational program with considerable scope and an art gallery that brings together the works of recognized and emerging artists. Located in downtown Montreal, the Galerie de La Guilde offers high quality contemporary pieces to all its customers.
Nily Artists Collective
Nily Artists Collective is a group of ten interdisciplinary female artists working together across a multitude of fields and mediums. They include painters, graphic designers, architects, sculptors, and photographers who reside in Toronto, Ontario. Nily places an emphasis on topical and critical issues facing women, including women’s rights, social justice, environmental degradation, identity politics, history, and culture.
Nily is unafraid to engage with difficult questions, opening new conversations on various important topics and fostering deep connections with other individuals. Since 2017, they have begun to formally convey their experiences as diasporic Iranian women through their work. They meet weekly to have critical discussions on the history of art, philosophy, and other fundamental subjects in contemporary art. This collective has already begun its journey by setting up numerous group exhibitions, workshops, and open studios.
Temino Jewellery is an emerging artist group that was created to explore the possibility of handcrafting jewellery. Rainy Zhang, Yiwei Zhang and Hubert Bao are the core goldsmith/designers, they each graduated from George Brown College Jewellery Arts program.
With their background, they are able to combine different elements and different cultures into their jewellery and jump out of the jewellery design we all know.
Toronto Potters was established in 1979 as an unincorporated not-for-profit volunteer-run association and stands today an association of over 100 diverse members sharing their passion for clay. The association is committed to the organization and sponsorship of clay related activities that inspire and contribute to members’ artistic growth and development, offer exhibition and sales opportunities and provide contact with other art groups and newcomers. The legacy of 20 high-calibre juried biennial exhibitions (Gardiner Museum, Craft Ontario, Harbourfront, John B. Aird Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington), supported by the OAC and private funders, encourages members to show works, notable by diversity of expression. Annual Sales of members’ work at Toronto Botanical Garden and monthly meetings at the Gardiner Museum, featuring inspiring guest speakers, provide networking opportunities. As a 40th Anniversary project, Toronto Potters Studio at Artscape Youngplace, opened Oct. 15, 2018. Both a working studio for members and a teaching studio for community pottery classes, the studio satisfied a long-held goal for members to make and show ceramics.
Tangled Art + Disability
Tangled Art + Disability is a registered charitable organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities to contribute to the cultural fabric of our society.