Vender Call: Lakeshore Arts - Art Squared

Monday, May 30, 2011

Art Squared: Lakeshore's Outdoor Art Sale
July 17th, 10am-4pm
Mimico Square

Entry Information Here

Call for Entries

Artists are invited to submit applications for the first annual Art Squared outdoor sale. Set in scenic Mimico square, this juried show will feature original work by artists and artisans working in a range of styles and mediums, drawing, jewellery, mixed media, painting, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and more.

Toronto Etsy Street Team Spring Craft Show at the Gladstone

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Here's a little peak of our first team sale! The sale at the Gladstone in April was a great success. Those of you who were not able to make it can have a look at the sale, venders and wares - and put some faces to our shop names. We hope this will be the first of many, so this is a peak of what is to come.

Many thanks to Pam of lurearts and her husband & videographer Nial McFadyen for making this little gem. Also, as the video states, we would like to thank Etsy for giving us a Team Grant to help promote this show! Last but not least, thanks go to Emma of LandfillDesigns for hosting the show!

Vender Call: Birkdale Art in the Park 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

*Note: Deadline is today!*

First Annual Birkdale Art in the Park 2011

Annual Outdoor Art Show and Sale Presented by the:
Midland Park Community Association, Glen Andrew Community Association
& Birkdale Community Center

Saturday, June 4, 2011 Birkdale Ravine 10:00am – 4:00pm 1299 Ellesmere Road,

Call for Entry

Art in the Park is an annual one-day outdoor community arts festival that is held in the Birkdale Ravine surrounding the Birkdale Community Center.

Artists will have the opportunity to connect with the community, display their work and discuss ideas and practices.

Art in the Park is open to all artists working in fine art* and crafts*: entries will be chosen by a selection committee. Decisions of the committee are final.

· drawing painting sculpture mixed media
· printmaking pottery jewellery photography
· glass original textiles fibre arts other…

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your art form, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. *Arts and Crafts must be original to the Artist

Entry Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Application Requirements:
1) 5 images of your work (emailed, CD or photographs).
2) C.V. or Bio or Artist statement (optional)
3) Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of images (with sufficient postage)
4) Fully completed entry form and Exhibition fee: $30
5) Applicants will be notified within 7 days of applying
6) Mail application to: MPCA 12 Rosswood Cres Scar, On, M1P 3N2 or email to

More information can be found here. Thanks to JoshandTeo for letting us know.

Vendor Call - Made by Hand Show

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Made by Hand Show
saturday november 5th, 2011
international Centre – hall 1,

6900 airport road
(mississauga, ontario)

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the Made by Hand Show.  This is a juried event that is restricted to handmade vendors only.  The event will be held in Hall 1 of the International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario) on November 5, 2011.

The primary focus of this event is to showcase the work of handmade artists and crafters in a large venue.  Booth Fees are reasonably priced at $160 (plus HST) which includes a 10’ x 10’ area with a 8’ table and two chairs.  A limited amount of 5’ x 8’ booths will be available for $90 (plus HST) which includes a 4’ table and one chair (based on juried selection). 

Advertising will include newspaper ads, flyer distribution (minimum 10,000), portable signage rentals, online/email marketing with more to come.  The event will also be displayed on the International Centre Website and on the two large LED signs in front of the International Centre.  The full advertising strategy is outlined in detail on page 2 of the Vendor Application Package.

The International Centre is a well-known venue and has held some of Canada’s largest and most popular events.  The International Centre is conveniently located in northeast Mississauga on Airport Road south of Derry Road (minutes from Toronto’s Person International Airport).  The facility is accessible from all major highways, 401, 410, 427 and 407.   The facility has complimentary (free) parking for 5000 vehicles around the perimeter of the building. 

APplication Deadline: 
In order to be considered for the first round of jurying, applications must be received by July 1, 2011.  All applications received after the 1st round of jurying will continue to be reviewed and considered.  In order to be considered for the 2nd round of jurying applications must be received no later than August 15, 2011.

Vendor Application Package are posted online (click here) or request a package by email at:
To avoid disappointment please send your applications in early.


Made by Hand, Show Manager

Upcoming Events: Movies and Makers

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Movies and Makers flyerSaturday, May 14th, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

GirlCanCreate and Fox Theatre present

Movies and Makers

An Art and Craft Show

GirlCanCreate and Fox Theatre team up to showcase the work of over 30 local artisans at the Fox Theatre in the Beaches. See the Movies and Makers blog for interviews, pictures, and artisan information.

Saturday, May 14th, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fox Theatre

2236 Queen Street East (map)

in the Beaches

Vender Calls: Big on Bloor & Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BIG on Bloor Festival 2011, Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24, 1:00 to 9:00 PM, Dufferin to Lansdowne

BIG on Bloor Festival
, Bloor Street from Dufferin to Lansdowne celebrates local business, community, arts and culture with a unique community and city-building festival featuring hundreds of events, activities and exhibitions
Vendor Tables

Big on Bloor Table Vendor Sign up now! The final deadline to pay for your table is June 24, 2011. Bookings will not be taken after that date. The rental fee is $50 for artist, small business or small, non-profit organization, $100 for others.

More Information Here

Cabbagetown Art and Crafts

An Invitation to Artists & Craftspeople
to enter the Twenty-third Annual
Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale

Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale dates & hours:
Friday, September 9, 2011, 1.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, September 11, 2011, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

The Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale is held in downtown Toronto on the same weekend as the Cabbagetown Festival—the weekend after Labour Day.

This is a juried show with a $300 fee.

Deadlines: March 26 is the first deadline. Second deadline is May 28. After this time only recommended vendors, or crafts which are under-represented will be accepted until we reach our maximum of 180 vendors. It is to your advantage to get in early. Rejected work is returned immediately; accepted work takes a little longer to process, at least two weeks after the deadline. Check your bank to see if your cheque has been cashed; if so, you are accepted.

More information here

Vender Call: Sage Fair

Sunday, May 8, 2011

We are looking for local businesses that sell either handmade, refurbished or unique products geared towards the body, mind and spirit. Special preference will be given to those vendors who have eco, green or environmentally friendly products and services. Sage Fair will be a one-day Bohemian Marketplace full of incredible, interesting and local businesses. If you become an exhibitor, you will also have the opportunity to apply for the chance to give a talk, presentation, or workshop.

To be a part of Sage Fair, all we need from vendors is a description of their work, their email address and their website/online portfolio. We will then choose those best suited to the event. A PDF can be found here that provides details for the Fair and benefits to Exhibitors.

If there is any information that you need, please let me know. I can be reached at Thank you for your time.

How to make a ceramic clock, with lurearts

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Check out this video by T.E.S.T.'s own lurearts, which she made in collaboration with her husband!

She follows this with some tips, re-posted here from The Lurearts Pottery Blog

Here are some simple tips to go along with the video. Feel free to ask questions for clarification!

It is important to compress your slab before texturing. This step also smoothes the surface so that the impressed textures show cleanly.

Using a large piece of paper below your slab allows you to slide it onto a bat without bending the clay. This will help avoid warping as the clay dries.

I create my own unique textures by carving patterns into a printmaking block. You can find linoblocks and gouging tools at most art stores.

You can use any type of circle template. This is a needle point frame I picked up at a craft shop. Using a hollow template is beneficial so you can see the pattern as you arrange it in a pleasing way.

When the slab is leatherhard, use a drill bit a size larger than the bolt in the clock mechanism. This will allow the clock part to fit after the clay shrinks through the firing process. Don`t worry if it is slightly too large since a washer is included with the mechanism to cover the hole upon installation.

Rasp the edges of the slab to clean any burrs that were left from cutting with the pintool. This will also create a sharper 90 degree edge.

Choose a glaze that accentuates the relief textures. My Waterlily glaze is formulated to puddle a smoky blue color in the recesses of the texture. Remember to glaze the side edge to create a professional finish.

Clock parts can be found online or at many craft stores. Ensure that the centre bolt is tall enough to fit the thickness of your slab. Most mechanisms have a built in hanger or come with a hanger attachment piece so the clock can hang easily from a nail.

Check out lurearts etsy shop here and her Lurearts Pottery blog here.

Doesn't this make you want to go get some clay? Do you have a technique you'd like to share? Would you like to see more tutorials here? Let us know!

Vender Call: Eye Spy

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

via TCA:

We, at EyeSpyArt Collective, are holding our Spring Show Spectacular at the Legendary Cameron House and are looking for talented crafty people to join us!!! Questions you may ask while stumbling upon this post and are considering in your crafty brain joining in on this exciting fun filled day ~

“When is this?” Saturday June 11th 2011

“From what time?” 12 p.m. till 5 p.m.

“How much is this going to cost me?” Only $30 for your space!!!

“Now, who do I contact to become a part of this neat-o opportunity?” Liz and Eryn at Please include some examples of your masterpieces in picture form or links to any pages you may have displaying your work. First come, first dibs basis.

Deadline is May 17th.

We plan for this to be a super amazing event! We will be having a BBQ with both meat and veggie options, Canadian artists pumping through the speakers and a wonderful opportunity to mingle among wonderful like-minded crafters and artists!

We look forward to hearing from you lovely people!

The EyeSpy Dames
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