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Craft Artist Members

Curated by Craft Ontario

From emerging to established, we’re proud that each member is further celebrated and recognized through Craft Ontario programming.

Craft Ontario is a non-profit art service organization that works to promote and celebrate professional craft and educate and empower diverse audiences. Our services and programs provide support for craft artist members at all career levels, while raising awareness of, providing access to, and growing appreciation for their work. 

Craft Ontario further hosts an annual awards program; exhibitions that contextualize and present contemporary craft; the Craft Ontario Shop, a retail presentation space that provides opportunities for members to sell their work; and Studio magazine, which fosters critical craft and design dialogue across the country. 

Craft is an important part of TOAF, and every year we see incredible work by both new and familiar faces. Make sure to check out the 2021 lineup of craft and design artists, and support local talent through buying work that will enrich your life! 

This year we’re thrilled to showcase the work of fifteen Craft Ontario members that are exhibiting in the TOAF60 Festival. Each brings exceptional imagination and skill to their work, and are important contributors and builders of craft communities throughout the province. From emerging to established, we’re proud that each member is further celebrated and recognized through Craft Ontario programming. We love and champion the work that they do, and believe that you should too!

 

Janna Hiemstra

Executive Director, Craft Ontario

Janna Hiemstra is the Executive Director of Craft Ontario. Over the course of her thirteen years with the organization she has established extensive connections with the community, and an in-depth knowledge of the organization's structure, history, and potential for moving forward as an arts service organization. With a background in philosophy, curatorial practice, as well as ceramic studio assistant, Janna brings a wealth of cultural sector knowledge and strategic thinking in support of Craft Ontario's vision and goals. She is both grateful and determined to focus on 2021 and beyond in order to continue strengthening Craft Ontario’s vital role as a champion of craft. Special thanks go to Sharmaine Mehta, Social Media & Communications Coordinator, for her hard work in helping to coordinate and promote Craft Ontario's curatorial selection and TOAF partnership. 

This year we’re thrilled to showcase the work of fifteen Craft Ontario members that are exhibiting in the TOAF60 Festival. Each brings exceptional imagination and skill to their work, and are important contributors and builders of craft communities throughout the province. From emerging to established, we’re proud that each member is further celebrated and recognized through Craft Ontario programming. We love and champion the work that they do, and believe that you should too!

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60th Anniversary Lead Patron

Public Funders

Special Initiative Supporters

Major Award Partners

Award Supporters

In-Kind Sponsors

Programming Partners

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