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Explore the many layers of art collecting

July 10, 2021

We hope to see you this morning in our final Art Collectors in Conversation series that will tap into many layers of art collecting, the traditional and the technological. You can still register here.

If you have time, we recommend listening to Thursday’s talk, Glimpsing the Future, Vol. 3, with thought-provoking artist Mitchell F. Chan. In this talk, Mitchell describes the concepts of immaterial exchanges of artworks on blockchain technology in the clearest and most eloquent way. It’s one of the most insightful entries into demystifying NFTs and everything in between. 

TOAF is all about direct connection between the viewer, the artists, and the irreplaceable magic of seeing art in-person. However, artists are always layering their ways of exchanging art on varied platforms, and it is instinctive to follow their adventures with the advancements in technology.

Today’s Curated Collections are on theme! Artist Alex McLeod, known for his 3D rendered environments, brings us a stimulating collection in Art that I Want to Live with Forever (Alex wins the best collection title!). Curator Henry Heng Lu has also put together a great mix in Codes, Patterns, and the Unspoken.

We are nearing the end of the Fair. Traditionally, TOAF would take place every second weekend in July, rain or shine! This year's 10-day outdoor art fair has mostly been rainy, which was definitely not what we had asked of mother nature. This weekend is our final rotating showcase of artists at stackt market. It is going to be a great weekend, so we hope you spend some time with us. Please continue your explorations of new works and discovering new artists at TOAF.ca

Banner image: Fetching DahliasNancy L Moore, OSA SCA FCA, 2021, Acrylic on canvas. Part of Alex McLeod's curated collection.

Curated Collections

Art that I Want to Live with Forever, curated by Alex McLeod

Forest Floor Still Life with MirrorSarah Cannon, 2019, Oil on birch panel

 

The Crows at Your TableMaureen O'Connor, 2017, Chromogenic Photograph Shadowboxed Framed with Museum Glass

 

Codes, Patterns, and the Unspoken, curated by Henry Heng Lu

StarfruitB.Ng, 2021, Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas

 

Reserved Area CodesMoira Ness, 2019, Letraset and vinyl lettering on acrylic on wood panel

 

View Curated Collections


What's On Today

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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2021 Award Winners

Utopian HomeEsther Kim, 2020, Mixed Media on canvas (oil, acrylic, oil stick), 102 x 76 cm

Best of Painting Award | Esther Kim

Supported by Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker
Judged by Daniel Faria, Gallerist

 

John & Yoko Bed In with Friends PLUS Self Portrait, Montreal, Diptych, 1969Steve Stober, 1969, Archival gelatin silver photographs, 21 x 10 x 0 inch

Best of Photography & Digital Media Award | Steve Stober

Supported by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Judged by Anique Jordan, artist, writer and curator

 

Rupture, 04-20-1999Sayward Johnson, 2020, Handknitted copper wire sculptures, 35 x 135 x 6 cm

Best of Craft & Design Award | Sayward Johnson

Supported by Robert K E Mitchell and Brian H Wade from Mitchell Studios
Judged by Simone Elizabeth Saunders, Textile Artist

 

In SimulacraLindsay MacDonald, 2020, Hand pierced mother of pearl, sterling silver, vintage cutlery, 7 x 7 x 1.5 cm

Best of Jewellery Award | Lindsay MacDonald

Supported by Harry Enchin & Susan Friedrich
Judged by Simone Elizabeth Saunders, Textile Artist

 

A Search for Beginnings and EndsAlex Thompson, 2020, Photogravure, 30 x 50 cm

Best of 2D Works Award | Alex R. M. Thompson

Supported by Nicholas Metivier Gallery
Judged by Karen Tam, Artist

 

Oh Wow! #3Frank Meyer, 2020, Paper collage, acrylic paint, 57.15 x 38.1 x 0.1 cm

Best of Paper Award | Frank Meyer

Supported by The Japanese Paper Place
Judged by Nancy Jacobi, Founder of The Japanese Paper Place

 

Dancing For A Moment, Jennifer Anne Kelly, 2020, Glass sculpture in glass box with copper trim, 31 x 16 x 20 cm

Best of 3D Works Award | Jennifer Anne Kelly

Supported by Al Green in Memoriam by Greenrock Charitable Trust
Judged by Maria Hupfield, Transdisciplinary Artist

 

View full list of Award Recipients


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