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Day 9 of #TOAF59 - Congratulations to our 2020 winners!

July 10, 2020

Catherine Bratty Award for Best of Fair Winner: Julien Kandolo, 'Umbrella', 2020, acrylic, spray, collage on canvas

Dear Friend of TOAF, 

Thank you so much to those who joined us on Instagram Live for our awards ceremony yesterday! We are so pleased to award $20,000 worth of cash and in-kind awards to our exceptional TOAF artists. We were chuffed to see a few of our award winners and judges who joined our live announcement. If you missed it, you can watch it in full through our InstagramTV as well as a video of Best of Fair Winner, Julien Kandolo!

We thank all of our judges for their time and care to look at all 3,000+ artworks on our digital platform to pick the artists who demonstrated excellence, innovation, and craftsmanship in their works.

Congratulations to all of these incredible artists! Don't miss out on your chance to see all their award-winning art online. There's still time to browse and support artists on torontooutdoor.art.

(left) Best of Student Winner & Student Purchase Award Winner: Varvara Nedilska, 'Starwalk', 2020, watercolour ink, coloured pencil; (right) Best of 2D Works Award & Mayor's Purchase Award: Cheryl Rock, 'Q', 2020, hand-cut archival paper, mixed media

Part of what made this online adaptation so rewarding and inspiring for us was the prompt eagerness of the community to collaborate and work together to provide exemplary programming. Our work with community partners helped us prove that the only way through this difficult time in history is to work together. We write this, still with lumps in our throats, at the heels of our inspiring Art Talk with the members of the Mayor's External Advisory for the Year of Public Art, moderated by TOAF59 juror and co-curator of ArtSpin. If you missed it, not to worry. We will be adding it to our Youtube channel as soon as possible. And speaking of community partners, today, we also bring you the exciting curated collection by Art Toronto's Director, Mia Nielsen, who has shared with us abstract works that have caught her eye from this year's roster. Enjoy more art below.

2020 Award Winners

Catherine Bratty Award for Best of Art Fair
Julien Kandolo

$3,000 by The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation
JUDGED BY: Dori Tunstall, Dean of the Faculty of Design at OCAD U

The Mayor’s Purchase Award
Cheryl Rock

Value of Artwork by City of Toronto
JUDGED BY: Neil Brochu, Supervisor Collections and Outreach, City of Toronto

Best of Student Award
Varvara Nedilska

$500 Marie Collins Memorial Award & $2,500 Value Artscape Award
JUDGED BY: Justine Kohleal, Assistant Curator of Education & Public Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

 

Student Purchase Award

Varvara Nedilska

Value of Artwork by House of IDEA
JUDGED BY: House of IDEA

 

Best of Painting Award

Keight MacLean

$1,000 by Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker
JUDGED BY: Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator

 

Honourable Mention - Painting

Erin McCluskey

$150 Gift Certificate & Gift Bag by Above Ground Art Supplies
JUDGED BY: Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator

 

Best of Photography & Digital Media
Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart

$1,000 by Friends of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
JUDGED BY: Glodeane Brown, Arts Manager and Culture Blogger, Culture Fancier

 

Best of Craft & Design
Alisa McRonald

$1,000 by Extrudex Aluminum
JUDGED BY: Judith Tinkl, Textile Artist, former OCAD U Professor and Assistant Dean

 

Best of Jewellery Award

Kayla Lim

$250 by Harry Enchin & Susan Friedrich
JUDGED BY: Judith Tinkl, Textile Artist, former OCAD U Professor and Assistant D

 

Ceramics Excellence Award

Eiko Maeda

$500 by Tucker's Pottery Supplies
JUDGED BY: Judith Tinkl, Textile Artist, former OCAD U Professor and Assistant D

 

Best of 2D Works Award
Cheryl Rock

$1,000 by Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker
JUDGED BY: Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator

Honourable Mention - 2D Works 
Kaitlin Mason
$250 Digital Gift Card by Gwartzman's Art Supplies
JUDGED BY: Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator


Best of Paper Award
Kim Land

$500 by The Japanese Paper Place
JUDGED BY: Nancy Jacobi, President, Japanese Paper Place

 

Best of 3D Works

Jogi Makhani

JUDGED BY: Francisco Alvarez, Executive and Artistic Director, OCAD U Galleries
$1,000 by Al Green in Memoriam

 

Most Innovative Use of Material Award

Dana Korre

$500 by Lonsdale Gallery
JUDGED BY: Dori Tunstall, Dean of the Faculty of Design at OCAD U
 

Artscape Emerging Artist Award
Charlize Nhung

One-year membership to Artscape Daniels Launchpad ($1,800 Value)
JUDGED BY: Justine Kohleal, Assistant Curator of Education & Public Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
 

The Power Plant Emerging Artist Award

Marissa Y Alexander

One-year Artist membership, TPP publications and the opportunity to propose a limited edition that The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery would pay to produce, then sell exclusively. 
JUDGED BY: Justine Kohleal, Assistant Curator of Education & Public Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

 

Curated Collection: Mia Nielsen

We invited Mia Nielsen, Director of Art Toronto, to go through our roster and choose her favourite abstract pieces for TOAF59.

Learn more about Art Toronto. Follow Mia on Instagram.

View all of Mia's picks

 

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