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Thank you for a wonderful #TOAF59! Browse artworks still available

July 31, 2020

 

Best of Fair Award Winner Julien Kandolo, 'Survivor', 2016, acrylic on canvas

Dear Friend of TOAF, 

Before the team goes on a break to enjoy the rest of summer, we wanted to say a final Thank You for making the first online version of TOAF a grand success!

We are proud to have been able to continue facilitating income and engagement opportunities for our artists during this time. This year, 600+ works of art found new homes across Canada, the US, Japan, and Hong Kong. We also witnessed a 300% increase in visitor engagement on our website and 30% increase in our social media reach in four weeks. Our Gifts of Heart campaign sparked the generosity of many avid supporters, 100+ new donors, and 100+ gifts of art brought joy and smiles to our frontline workers.  

Numbers are a great way to measure success, but it is the willingness to collaborate and fierce togetherness of our community of artists and art lovers that helped us get to where we are. Because of you, we were able to transfer the warmth and welcoming essence of the TOAF community to its virtual form. All throughout the fair, there was a wonderful buzz, excitement, and energy that pushed all of us out of our comfort zones and allowed us to learn and grow in ways we never imagined. 

The generous gifts from The Koffler Family Foundation, The Lindy Green Family Foundation, The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation as well as the City of Toronto, allowed TOAF to navigate these uncertain times safely.

We are extremely proud of our wonderful community and want to send our heartfelt thanks to the exceptional artists of #TOAF59, our volunteers, generous donors, TOAF Board of Directors, programming partners, media partners, judges, jurors, all of the wonderful art lovers and collectors, and our nimble and agile team! 

Make sure to fill out our visitor survey; we would love hear about your #TOAF59 experience! We will be back with our award winners in September, but in the meantime, we still have spectacular works by our 300+ juried artists available on our website to browse. Consider bringing joyful additions to your homes as you continue to support our independent artists.

STILL AVAILABLE:  Most Innovative Use of Material Award Winner Dana Korre, 'Malachite, 2018, acrylic paint, newspaper and resin (made from 32 newspapers)

 

Enter to Win!

Your feedback helps us to improve our services to our artists, visitors, and art-lovers of all ages. Enter for a chance to win a $100 TOAF Gift Card when you complete a visitor survey.

STILL AVAILABLE: Diana Rosa, 'Encounter', 2020, acrylic on canvas

 

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Share your #TOAFatHOME!

Staying inside has made us consider our spaces a lot more carefully. We'd love to see the TOAF pieces from over the years that you’ve added to your homes! Use the hashtag #TOAFatHOME on social media, tag the artists, and inspire us to make our spaces more artful.

 

View Curated Collections

 

Still thinking about what artwork to add to your space? Our series of Curated Collections by highly-acclaimed artists and respected art experts is a great place to start. Below are pieces selected by our curators that are still available on our website. Click each image below to view the full collections.

Browse All Curated Collections

 

#TOAF59 Programming

You can check out the recorded programming of #TOAF59 virtual events on our Youtube channel, and catch up on our artist-led studio tours, chats, as well as our awards ceremony on our InstagramTV.

STILL AVAILABLE: Best of Paper Award Winner Kim Land, 'Renewed', 2020, driftwood and tissue paper

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