It is a delight to introduce you to a talented emerging ceramic artist, Marissa Y Alexander, who earned TOAF's Best of Ceramics award – a $3,000 Cash and Purchase Award – supported by our cherished donors, Aaron Milrad & Brenda Coleman.
Marissa's booth in the Student Zone commanded attention with her large scale vessels. Her bold, striking works caught the eyes of Aaron Milrad, the seasoned judge and donor of the award. He describes her work as "original, unusual, risk-taking and, beyond ceramics alone, it's fun and terrific art. We see a great future ahead for Marissa."
Mr. Milrad, a prolific art collector and philanthropist, has been supporting the artists of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair for over forty years, and now he has added a new commission by Marissa to his renowned ceramics collection. What a thrill that must be!
We are truly excited for Marissa and keen to watch her career reach new heights. Enjoy getting to know her and her work.