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Tune in to our Awards Ceremony today!

July 8, 2021

Today is the day we will be giving out $40,000 in cash and in-kind awards to the most outstanding artists in their practices! We truly wish we could do this together with you and the artists, surrounded by the sea of tents and the awesome energy at Nathan Phillips Square. But an Instagram Live is the best we can do for our times!

The Awards Ceremony day is always the most rewarding part of the Fair for us. We work with our supporters all year long to bring the awards together. Seeing the surprise, joy and all the emotions in between, is just priceless. It is a chance to celebrate artistic excellence and cherish our donors. And we have wonderful news for our recipients! In celebration of the 60th Anniversary, the Murray & Marvelle Koffler Founder's Award and the Catherine Bratty Best of Art Fair have been generously increased to $6,000 cash each!

In addition to the amazing news, Julien Kandolo, the recipient of the 2020 Catherine Bratty Best of Art Fair, has traveled all the way from Montreal to be with us at stackt market today and tomorrow! Don't let the rain stop you. Grab your raincoat and join us to say hi to the new roster of artists at stackt market.

Today's Curated Collections feature an intriguing mix of conceptual works in Either Alone or in Some Combination collection by the critically acclaimed artist, Micah Lexier. The selection is from the “cornucopia of wonderfulness that is TOAF,” as he puts it. You will also enjoy A Perfect Mix of twelve mixed media female artists by the one and only Danielle Krysa, aka The Jealous Curator

Banner image: Truth Truth Truth TruthRachael Speirs, 2021, Fabric, embroidery, paper, gouache, gold leaf on birch panel. Part of Danielle Krysa's Curated Collection

Curated Collections

A Perfect Mix, curated by The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa

Peach Explosion by Lizz AstonLa Guilde, 2021, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand-cut

 

SLEEPLESS IN SCARBOROUGHAnne Winter, 2020, painted wood, metal, glass, sandpaper, stucco on MDF substrate

 

Either Alone or in Some Combination, curated by Micah Lexier

They/ThemBaz Kanold, 2020, Photograph series

 

Architecture-Inspired Earring SetMicheline Roi, 2021, Silver, brass, powder-coating pigment

 

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What's On Today

10:30 am | Register on Zoom
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator by Joséphine Denis, and Artists Mitchell F. ChanBasil Alzeri, and Nico Taylor and Queen Kikoyi of Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) Canada 

This program will introduce you to some of Toronto's diverse, innovative and emerging artists. This fast-paced format allows each artist only 14-18 images and 30 seconds per image to describe their studio practice, process, and artworks.

 

3:30 pm | Instagram Live

Celebrate TOAF's extraordinary artists of the Fair as we announce the 2021 recipients of cash and in-kind awards, supported by our generous circle of donors. Be sure to follow @torontooutdoorart on Instagram to see Honourable Mentions awarded throughout the day and to watch the awards ceremony at 3:30 pm.

Studio Tour with Salbhi Sumaiya

7:30 pm | Instagram TV
With Artist Salbhi Sumaiya

 

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Upcoming

July 10   10:30 am | Register on Zoom
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator Joshua Heuman and Speaker Rudy Adler

Join Rudy Adler, top NFT collector, Co-founder of Wealthsimple, as he speaks with Joshua Heuman about his passion for supporting artists through various and cutting-edge ways of collecting. 

And more Artist Chats & Studio Tours!

Stay tuned on TOAF's Instagram for casual conversations between artists and tours of their spaces! Visit TOAF.ca for the full and most up-to-date programming schedule.

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