Reminder: City of Craft Application Deadline

Monday, August 30, 2010

City of Craft
application deadline is AUGUST 31, 2010.

Cyclops and Owl: Ladies of Mystery Show

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tomorrow, Friday, August 20, 8 pm to 11 pm, T.E.S.T. member Ron Caddigan of Cyclops and Owl, has a solo art show at Tabula Rasa:
(1 block south of Broadview Station)

Come on out and meet Ron and his partner in crime & fellow T.E.S.T. member Amarina of hibouaccessories. You can check the Cyclops and Owl Blog for more details.

Photography Call for Submissions

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond St West Suite 120 Toronto Ontario M5V 3A8 |
Call for Submissions from Artists and Curators
Annual deadline: September 30

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to the advancement of photographic art. We encourage the submission of exhibition proposals from emerging, mid-career and established artists and curators who are innovative in their use of materials and approach to subject matter. Gallery 44 views photography within the larger context of contemporary artistic practices and relevant cultural issues in today’s society.

Submission Guidelines
Please submit the following:

1. A maximum of twenty slides or digital images (CD must be readable on MAC OSX) representing a recent body of work or a specific project. Digital images should be: RGB, jpeg format no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels at 300 dpi. They should be numbered 01 to 20 (01_tree, 02_house, 03_car etc.) GALLERY 44 DOES NOT ACCEPT ORIGINAL ARTWORK.

2. An image list indicating title, year, medium and dimensions.

3. An artist's statement, curatorial statement, or other written description.

4. A physical description of the proposed exhibition, including the number of works, the space required and any unusual installation requirements.

5. A curriculum vitae, resume or biography of the artist(s) and/or curator (including all artists if it is a curated exhibition).

6. A self-addressed envelope (SASE) with sufficient return postage. Without an SASE we will not return submission packages and will dispose of submission materials appropriately.

Gallery 44 welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other arts and community organizations. Please contact us to discuss your project.

Gallery 44 will take reasonable care with submission materials; however, we cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss to original photographic prints. Gallery 44 does not accept submissions by fax or email.

Late submissions will not be accepted. Submissions must be postmarked by the deadline. Please clearly label your envelope with the call that you are applying for. Artists are paid in accordance with the CARFAC Fee Schedule.

Please see Submissions on for a floor plan of the gallery and further information.

Contact for submissions:
Alice Dixon, Exhibition Coordinator
alice'@' | 416.979.3941

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond Street West, Suite #120
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

Vender Call: the Clothing Show

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

THE CLOTHING SHOW is looking for vendors to exhibit in the Fall 2010 Edition, happening this September 24-26 at the Better Living Center, Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto.

The Clothing Show is a bi-annual shopping event that began in Toronto in 1977, specializing in vintage and collectible items. Over the years, it has evolved to become a launching pad for new designers and artisans; and today promotes over 300 booths of unforgettably unique, locally-produced goods.

In keeping with our mandate to showcase new and upcoming local talent, The Clothing Show is inviting emerging fashion designers to exhibit their designs in the show and on the runway.

We are also looking for local vendors of vintage and recycled items; as well as purveyors of earth-friendly products to be featured in our new Eco section.

Additionally, we provide over 1,000 ft of commission-free gallery space for local artists to display their work.

If you're interested in participating in The Clothing Show, please visit here and download one of our Exhibitor's Kits for information and application forms.

You can also email us at or call: 416-516-9859

Better Living Center, Exhibition Place
195 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON, M6K3C3

Friday, Sept 24: 3pm-9pm
Saturday, Sept. 25: 11am-8pm
Sunday, Sept. 26: 11am-6pm

via the TCA Forums

Vender Calls

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vender Call Wrap-up Today:

1. Via TCA Forums:
Looking for local (Parkdale/Roncesvalles/High Park) crafters to sell their awesome handmade goods at The Sorauren Park Festival Saturday August 21st 2010. Very reasonable rates & great music, food & more! If interested please email a description of your work, contact info, price range of goods and 3-5 photos of your work to: info '@' Submission Deadline August 15th

2. Via TCA Forums
The Clothes Horse Bazaar is looking for clothing and accessories designers as well as vintage dealers to participate in a sale happening this fall in the West Queen West neighbourhood.

The event which will include a clothing swap, diy fashion workshops and styling advice from professional image consultants, will be a Mecca for the city’s fashionistas!

Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010
Time: 12pm-5pm
Location: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen St. West
Table fee: $50

If interested in more information or an application, contact

3. Also, for all you crafty sewing & mending types, examples of mended items with great stories are sought for
For Keeps: a mending show

Presented by Toronto Craft Alert in partnership with City of Craft and Worn Fashion Journal
Cream Tangerine Café Gallery at the Great Hall
December 9-18, 2010
Opening reception hosted by Worn Fashion Journal December 9/10 (exact date and time TBA)

In For Keeps, Toronto Craft Alert will present your mended works - originals and photographic portraits by photographer Danijela Pruginic - in a celebration of everyday beauty and the evocative stories behind things we care enough about to fix when broken.

Details: here
Application: here

Vender Call: Bazaar of the Bizarre

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vendor call for the 4th annual Halloween marketplace: The Bazaar of the Bizarre! in Toronto.
They are looking for artist, designers, crafters to participate in our yearly event. VENDOR APPLICATION HERE!
Please note, the submissions are jurried, so fill out your application to the best of your abilities.

They also have a Facebook page

Arlene Babad at Rainbow Gallery

Sunday, August 1, 2010

T.E.S.T. team member Arlene Babad of artbyarlenebabad has an exhibit of her paintings in downtown Toronto throughout August 2010. Her paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. The exhibit was installed the afternoon of Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th.

Get some art with your movies this August!
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