Dinner Party Wars Casting and Vendor Calls

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Food Network Show Dinner Party wars is casting for their new season and they are looking for artisans to add a creative flair to the competition! For more details check out Sea Flower Studios blog post here.

Also some new vendor calls have been added to Sea Flower Studios blog here.

Vender Call: Toronto Waldorf School Arts & Crafts Fair

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Toronto Waldorf School Arts & Crafts Fair 2011
A juried celebration of unique handcrafted items

Saturday, November 19th, 2011
9am to 6 pm
Admission: $3.00 - Children under 12 free

Call to Artisans

The Toronto Waldorf School Arts & Crafts Fair brings together over 50 artisans selling unique hand crafted items. The Arts & Crafts Fair uniquely positions artisans to reach buyers seeking high quality handmade items. In addition to attracting the wider community, this event in particular attracts the Waldorf schools community, people who deeply value and invest in fine craftsmanship, natural materials, and environmentally sound products.

The Arts & Crafts Fair takes place concurrently with two other greatly attended events at the school: The Annual Candlelight Children's Fair, and the Village Market, a weekly organic farmers’ market. Artisans can expect an attendance of over 1000 people from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond.

The Toronto Waldorf School (TWS) is situated within the community of Thornhill, Ontario, a few minutes north of Toronto. It is conveniently located 2 km north of Highways 7/407 on the west side of Bathurst Street. There is ample free parking. The venue is easily accessible by public transit. TWS is also wheelchair accessible.

Interested artisans are warmly invited to download an Application Package.
Space is limited. Please apply by August 31, 2011.

For further information contact:
Leslie Peel, Chair, 2011 Toronto Waldorf School Arts & Crafts Fair
Attn: Arts & Crafts Fair
9100 Bathurst Street
Thornhill, Ontario
L4J 8C7
905-881-6137, ext. 711

Vender Calls & Deadlines

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Via the TCA: Saturday August 13 the Bloorcourt BIA will be putting on a streetfair to fill the streets between Shaw and Dovercourt (on Bloor) with crafty goodness. There are some places left for venders.

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Streetfair

August 13, 2011
Craft fair: 11am – 7pm (Streetfest: 11am -10pm)
Shaw to Dovercourt along Bloor


Wanna participate? Return your completed questionnaire (cut and paste into an email with ‘APPLICATION’ in the subject line) to: bloorcourtcraft@gmail.com

Your name:
Company Name:
Website (if any):
Phone Number:
What type of stuff do you plan to sell at the show:
Price range of goods:
Space/table requirements (choose one):

+ Space only ($40). If this is your choice, please describe how you plan to display your goods – i.e. what type/size display you plan to bring.
+ Table and two chairs ($45)

Note: additional chairs can be rented for $2 each. If you need any, please let me know here.

Did you want to be seated beside anyone else who is applying? (please provide their company name)*:

If you want to be awesome, you can attach a 150 x 50 pixel web graphic to display on the vendor page with the questionnaire. Otherwise I will ask for this later (if you make it in to the show).

*I will try to accomodate booth neighbour requests as best I can!


Via the TCA: Applications for the December 2011 event are now open!
They will stay open through Midnight EST on August 31, 2011.

First, Read the Application FAQ

Then, APPLY!

Questions? Contact cityofcraft at gmail dot com. Also, you can stay on top of application announcements and deadlines by siging up for our participant email list, joining our facebook group, or following our tweets on Twitter.

We are really looking forward to seeing what you’ve been making Toronto (and beyond)!

Happy Crafting,

City of Craft
Via Canada Arts Connect: Something a little different!

The Last Savage – art show and literary reading / memorial service for Randy “Macho Man” Savage Naco Gallery, Toronto, November 2011.

Curated by Nathaniel G. Moore featuring readers David Brock, Spencer Gordon and several visual artists to be announced.

The art show and reading will celebrate the life of Randy Macho Man Savage, and anyone else for that matter that made your life a little easier as a child. Participants are encouraged to draw or write short pieces exploring sentimental or trivial heroes from their childhood. For me wrestling was just one little item, and now it is more a fond memory of that summer passion, to become something extraordinary , to be an invincible champion, even if it was just in my backyard, and to get excited about the maniacal fantasy of pro wrestling, that’s it, nothing more. It was never more than a doodle day dream, a way of counting sheep to fall asleep, but instead of sheep it was off the top rop flying elbow drops. I’ve been collecting commissioned drawings of Savage for the last 3 years and this show will showcase that work. The reading portion of the night will take the form of a “live” anthology of childhood hero poetry or prose.I’m looking for work that celebrates infantile and juvenile memories. So find your own Randy Savage, write something and get in touch with me about being a part of this show.

Deadline is 3RD September, 2011. Send stuff to bowlbrawl '@' gmail.com

APRIL 19-22 2012

Presented by the Toronto Art Expo, going into its tenth anniversary edition, the show that has brought unparalleled opportunities for artists and in the last few years, attracting major world galleries and publishing houses, will once again occupy Toronto's premier art venue, the MTCC in the Spring of 2012. Do not miss this opportunity to be part of the most unique and elegant art fair in Canada, combined with renowned marketing support to promote your art business through sales and contacts.

"The Toronto Art Expo presents one of North America's most elevated platforms for doing the business of art, we were most impressed by their organization and promotional passion."-Masterpiece Publishing.

"The 2011 show was my best yet, the sales just keep coming"-James Lane, Artist

"I wish to thank .....the Toronto Art Expo, for their expertise and excellent organizational skills, in promoting Canadian Artists by creating a venue which attracts art lovers, connoisseurs, curators, and International interest and favour". Gary Barnhart-Sculptor

See http://www.torontoartexpo.com/2011/virtualgallerypages11/barnhart.html for full blog.

Jury and price guarantee deadline Sept. 15th
For more information call 416-265-6988 or toll free 1-866-228-4238
www.torontoartexpo.com info@torontoartexpo.com
www.torontoaffordableartfair.com info@torontoaffordableartfair.com

Also OCAD U Alumi are invited to submit to the 2012 Alumni show. Deadline: December 1, 2011.

The Bazaar of the Bizarre FALL 2011 - Vendor Application

What: A Halloween Marketplace
When: Sunday Oct 23, 2011
Where: 6 Noble Street, Toronto -------------------------------------------------------------------
Artists, clothing designers, craft-folk, publishers and other independent makers of all things creepy, exotic, whimsical and macabre are encouraged to join us for this marketplace of curious crafts, to be held Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 at 6 Noble Street (Queen West of Dufferin). -------------------------------------------------------------------
Apply now! Space is limited. -------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Your payment is your commitment to participate in this event and, as such is non-refundable.
2. In the event of cancellation of this event due to circumstances beyond our control, table fees will be refunded but Plastik Wrap is not liable for any other expenses
3. Note that vendors are responsible for staffing and decorating their own tables/booths

Made by Hand Show - deadline August 15th

Monday, July 11, 2011

Vendor Call: The Made by Hand Show is a showcase of all things handmade, showcasing the work of 150 talented artists and crafters. The second round of jurying has begun, and we are continuing to recruite handmade vendors to join us at our event on November 5th at the International Centre (Derry Road & Airport Road) in Mississauga. We welcome artisans of all categories. The deadline to apply is AUGUST 15, 2011.

Why vendor at this event?
1.  Made by Hand is a large handmade only show featuring over 100 quality handmade vendors
2.  It’s at the International Centre (well-known venue, has held some of Canada ’s largest and most popular events. This is a highly visible venue with a high potential to attract pass-by customers.)
3.  Reasonable Booth Rates & spacious booth sizes $160 (plus HST) which includes a 10’ x 10’ area with a 8’ table and two chairs. (Limited $90 (plus HST) Booths, please inquire.
4.  Excellent Promotion and Advertising Planned (Newspaper ads in Mississauga News & Brampton Booster, 10,000 flyer distribution through Mississauga News, Flyer posted on Flyerland.ca, www.internationalcentre.com, Portable Sign Rental, Displayed on two large LED signs and more!)
5.  Excellent opportunity to showcase your handmade items, meet fellow crafters and more.
6.  It’s going to be FUN!

Get your applications in early and don't miss this opportunity to showcase your work! For more information, please email us at madebyhandshow@yahoo.ca or visit our website http://www.madebyhandshow.com/

Made by Hand Show
November 5th, 11:00am - 7:00pm
International Centre, Hall 1
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario

Facebook: www.facebook.com/madebyhandshow
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