Love All Bodies Art Show at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Come join us this Saturday, August 19th, from 6:00 to 9:00 for the Opening of the Love All Bodies Show. This show celebrates all human bodies and features new work from artists in various media including drawing, photography, printmaking, multimedia, textile art, and bronze sculpture. Guest curator Rebecca Rose Vaughan writes, "This exhibition aims to bring together a diverse and inclusive representation of all bodies through intersectional, body positive, progressive, and political work. ALL bodies deserve space and positive representation. We aim to create space to represent people that are particularly subject to systems of oppression and discrimination because their bodies are different. We highly encourage all POC, genderqueer, female identifying, trans persons, those with disabilities and queer people, to submit. Let us create new conversations about what it means to love our bodies specifically in a society where most are taught not to."

EVENT PAGE: Love All Bodies Art Show Opening

Find works by:

Tara Holtom

Carly Whitmore
Lesia Miga

Yahn Nemirovsky
Rron Maloku

Amarina Norris & Ron Caddigan
Sharon Hafner

Stephanie Venerus
Rebecca Rose Vaughan

Ele Willoughby

Love All Bodies Show at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery - Call for Artists

Monday, July 24, 2017

August 19 - 31, 2017: Opening August 19, 6 - 9 pm

Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery 906 Queen St W, Toronto

The Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery is hosting a group art about embracing human bodies in all their variety and positive body image for all.

This exhibition aims to bring together a diverse and inclusive representation of all bodies through intersectional, body positive, progressive, and political work. ALL bodies deserve space and positive representation. We aim to create space to represent people that are particularly subject to systems of oppression and discrimination because their bodies are different. We highly encourage all POC, genderqueer, female identifying, trans persons, those with disabilities and queer people, to submit. Let us create new conversations about what it means to love our bodies specifically in a society where most are taught not too.  (guest curator Rebecca Rose Vaughan)

TO APPLY CLICK HERE! Deadline Extended to August 5!

Vendor call: Pop-up at the Barns

Monday, July 17, 2017

We’re Back!
The Pop-up at the Barns community marketplace is back for 2017. This is a market that runs concurrently with The Stop Farmers Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Our market is designed to combine a higher-end, curated selection of Businesses offering a wide range of home and lifestyle products and services. We know that driving traffic into a traditional Brick & Mortar store can be trying, so why not position yourself where the traffic already is.

As we all know, Artscape Wychwood Barns has become the beacon, center point for the Hillcrest Village, Humewood, Wychwood, Cedarvale and other St. Clair West Area communities. With a large number of area and vicinity residents visiting the flourishing Stop Farmers Market each week, it has created an exciting opportunity. The Farmers Market moves outside during late spring and Summer opening up the space inside. The market will run concurrently with the Saturday Farmers Market on June 17th and August 5th.

This initiative has provided an excellent way to support our community in more than just adding a marketplace, but through this venture, The Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA) will benefit, as the proceeds will help to support the many family programs that take place at the Barns and the Volunteers that make it possible.

So, if you have an existing retail business or seek a strong market, or you follow market opportunities, this is the perfect place to market your products or services.

With only 60 Spaces available, it is an ideal summer investment.

See more at:

An UnNatural History- October 2017 exhibit

Friday, July 14, 2017

An unNatural History
Exhibit Oct 5-Nov 2
Call for submissions
Deadline: EXTENDED to August 24th
T.E.S.T Gallery Space, 906 Queen St West, Toronto

Natural history is the research and study of organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment, leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study. It encompasses scientific research but is not limited to it. Grouped among the natural sciences, natural history is the systematic study of any category of natural objects or organisms.[1]

"Natural history focuses on where organisms are and what they do in their environment, including interactions with other organisms. It encompasses changes in internal states insofar as they pertain to what organisms do" [2]

An unNatural History draws inspiration from a fascination with the artistic representation of natural history and the creation of fictitious places in literature.
A documentation of something newly discovered; but for instance, whereas it is claimed that some of Ernst Haeckel's embryo drawings of 1874 were fabricated, for example, an UnNatural History starts in the opposite direction, from a conjecture of the imagination grounded with elements that - although bizarre - are quite real, to try to give it verisimilitude.

Artists are asked to explore the past and future through: Hybrid organisms, fictional fungi/botany, distant imaginary worlds, unusual geometry, otherworldly life, geography, animals, minerals, astronomy, genetic mutations. Tell us their story, what they do in their environment, including interactions with other organisms if applicable.

Teyler's Natural History museum in Haarlem, NL is the only authentic 18th century museum interior in the world. The museum rooms are still illuminated by daylight. In wintry weather, it can get extremely dark. The entire experience conveys the atmosphere of a museum from bygone times! Similar to Teyler's museum, An unNatural History will create a moody, museum atmosphere for guests to explore.

Selected artists will be notified by email and a exhibition fee of $50 will be charged. Artists will be sent a contract and given times/dates to drop-off works. Artists must cover any of their shipping costs. The gallery takes a 15% commission on sales.

Artist wall/hanging space: 3' wide (horizontal) x 5' length (vertical).
Floor/install space: 4'x4' square
Art and fine-craft accepted: sculpture, visual art, metal, glass, ceramic, print, textile, wood, video, interactive

Please email any questions you may have concerning the exhibition or submission process to:

  1. Brown, Lesley (1993), The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles, Oxford [Eng.]: Clarendon, ISBN 0-19-861271-0
  2. H. W. Greene and J. B. Losos, "Systematics, Natural-History, and Conservation – Field Biologists Must Fight a Public-Image Problem," Bioscience 38 (1988): 458–462

Etsy: Made in Canada - Vendor Notifications Sent!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

As always, the submissions were amazing, you all rock so much! And my goodness is it hard to choose! Check your email and your spam folders, sometimes MailChimp gets filtered that way. Thank you to everyone who applied! Its gonna be an amazing show!

Vendor call: The National Bridal Show

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NEW Wedding Market taking place within the National Bridal Show, September 15 – 17 at the International Centre.   

The National Bridal Show is celebrating 40 years this 2017. We are one of the largest bridal shows in the GTA and see anywhere between 10,000-12,000 consumers throughout the weekend. We are excited to put this new feature together so that our brides, and their guests, can shop and get inspired from local vendors like TEST members!

We are offering a special rate for a 6ft table. Inquiries can be sent to: with the Subject line "The Wedding Market"

Canada 150+ at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery

Monday, June 26, 2017

Join us this Friday, June 30, at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St W from 6 to 9 pm for the opening of our Canada 150+ show! For the entire month of July we are hosting an art and craft show featuring Canadian makers wares inspired by Canada.

After about 4 billion years of geological history, and 14,000 years of human history, we're taking the 150 year anniversary of Confederation as our cue to examine this country through art and craft. Artists and artisans will be showing work inspired by our environment, history and people, experiences of immigration, nature, geography and more.

Find works by:

Emma Smith

Heejin Kim
Amara Strand

Julie Phelps
Carolyn Eady

Krista Hillis
Christine Vonbun

Laura Sultan
Colleen Manestar

Miranda Merchant
Sara Mcintyre

Ele Willoughby
 Kira Varvanina

Jen Moffat

Vendor Call: Made in Hamilton Market

Friday, June 9, 2017

Made in Hamilton: August 26, 2017

Craftadian attracts thousands of shoppers looking for unique, handmade goods. They are on the lookout for artisans pushing the boundaries of craft, food and design. 

NEW Toronto Island: Craftadian is premiering a new section within the Made in Hamilton Market, a Toronto Island featuring GTA makers. If you want to meet face-to-face with Hamilton and area shoppers, Apply to be included in the Toronto Island section.  

When: Saturday August 26, 2017 10AM - 4PM

Where: McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON (free parking) 

What: Made in Hamilton is a unique market that celebrate local artisans in the Hamilton area. This is the 2nd year for Made in Hamilton. New this year they are adding a Toronto Island feature showcasing a few makers in the Toronto and GTA.

Fee: $129 plus HST
Atrium (inside includes 6' table and chair)
Courtyard (outside bring your own 10'x10' tent)

Deadlines: Apply Here; Applications close June 16, 2017

For more information please visit

Vendor Call: Handmade Hamilton

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Holiday Arts and Craft Show at the Staircase Theatre Wants You!

When? Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3, 2017
11 am to 5 pm.

Where? The Staircase Café Theatre in the popular Strathcona
neighbourhood of downtown Hamilton.  

What? A one of a kind show that celebrates 32 of the finest local 
makers of art and craft.
Handmade Hamilton celebrates it's 6th year in Hamilton and it's 4th year at the Staircase.

The show is organized by The Staircase Cafe Theatre and Lisa Pijuan-Nomura of GirlCanCreate. Pijuan-Nomura is the founder of Movies and Makers in Toronto, one of the co-founders of Queen and Jackson in Hamilton and is especially interested in bringing together the best creative makers in beautiful vintage buildings. Along with the hospitality of The Staircase Cafe, Handmade Hamilton showcases great makers, local community and good food, all under one roof.

Handmade Hamilton is looking for a variety of makers. Whether you make jewelry, clothes, art, stuffies, zines, buttons…we want you.

Please note that we cannot accept any makers of food or drink due to building health codes.


The deadline for applications is midnight on June 30, 2017.

All applicants will be notified of participation by July 15, 2017.

Please email all applications to curator
Lisa Pijuan Nomura:

Applicants must submit the following:
• Company Name
* Primary Contact
• Address
• Phone Number
• Email Contact
• Detailed Description of what you create (250 word maximum)
• Price Range of Goods

• 3 to 5 digital images of your work
(please keep files under 500k in JPEG or GIF format.)
These photos might be used for as on screen promotion at the Staircase Theatre. If you have a logo please include that.

• Website Link (Etsy, Shopify, Blog, etc)

• Table Request
6ftx2.5ft table-$185
4ft x 2ft table-$145
Please note that there are 3 separate rooms in the building that will be used for the show. Unfortunately the building is not fully accessible, only partially accessible.

Upon receipt of your application you will receive an email confirmation.
We will contact all applicants by email by July 15, 2017.

Once accepted all vendor payments must be submitted by August 15, 2017. If payment is not received by this date acceptance will be withdrawn. If accepted payment info will be sent out along with your acceptance letter.

Once accepted into Handmade Hamilton and your payment has been submitted, your participation fee is non-refundable.

Questions/Contact Information
Contact Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at with any questions.

Vendor Call - Canada 150

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

July 1- 30, 2017: Opening Canada Day, 6 - 9 PM

Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery
906 Queen St W, Toronto 

The Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery is curating a group art and craft show to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! 4.2 billion years of geological history, 14,000 years or so of human history, but the century and a half since Confederation gives us a reason to investigate our country.
Submissions sought which express Canada, its geography, history, people, wildlife, quirks, politics and what Canada means to you.
The show is open to all media! We welcome submissions from artists who think of themselves more as handmakers and craftspeople including but not limitted to sewists, quilters, textile makers, toy makers, clothing designers, jewellery makers, ceramicists, potters, woodworkers, and more, as well as fine artists.
Celebrations and critiques of Canada are equally welcome. Art is a means of expression whether about #Canada150 or #Resist150. This is a juried show but we encourage you to apply!

This application is open to all Toronto artists and handmakers,
with preference given to members of the Toronto Etsy Street Team. 
We especially encourage our team members to apply!
Application closes June 14th, so apply now! Click the image above (or go here) to go to an embedded form, if those don't work for you try this link instead:

Vendor Call: Etsy Markets at Evergreen Brick Works

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Etsy Markets at Evergreen Brick Works Vendor Call!!! 
(I know some of you have been waiting for this!)

Etsy will be popping up at Evergreen Brick Works for two markets this summer. Apply below for this great opportunity to reach a ready-made audience who cares deeply for locally crafted wares.

Market Dates:
Evergreen Sunday Market on Sunday, July 30; 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Evergreen’s Summer Nights Event (previously known as Pizza Night) on Wednesday, August 23; 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Details can be found in the application.

This is a lovely venue and a lovely market, and just to be crystal clear, this is run by Etsy Canada! This is not our event, but we happy to pass on this opportunity to you! Cheers!

WUNDERKAMMER: The Cabinet of Curiosity Show Opening!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thank you to all the artists, friends, family and fans who came to see our Opening for WUNDERKAMMER: the Cabinet of Curiosity show this Saturday!

If you very unable to make our Opening, you can see the show from now until May 28th. 
Show hours are:
Tuesdays: 11 am - 4 pm
Wednesdays through Sundays: noon to 6 pm

The Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St W

Etsy: Made in Canada - September 23rd 2017 - Application now open!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Applications are now being accepted! Don't miss out on one of the biggest and funnest one day shows of the year! Apply now! Click the link below! Applications close June 18th! Don't be late!

WUNDERKAMMER at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St W,  is very proud to be presenting our first group art show, WUNDERKAMMER: The Cabinet of Curiosities from May 11 to 28. This art - or science art - show, is inspired by the Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosity, the immense, eccentric, encyclopedic natural history collections gathered by collectors since the Renaissance. Cabinets of Curiosities featured treasured zoological, botanical, anatomical, fossil and gem specimen, collected by early citizen scientists. WUNDERKAMMER features original sculptures, drawings, hand-bound books, prints, paintings, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, generative and multimedia specimen of natural and unnatural history on all scales, from the microscopic to the macroscopic. We are featuring the work of local artists:

István Aggott HönschErin Candela
Gavin CanningAndrée Chénier
Carolyn EadyLeslie Fruman
Monika MillarHeather Ibbott
Colleen ManestarPeggy Muddles
Teodora OprisChristine Strait-Gardner
Tosca Teran Rovena Tey
Lauren Vartanian Ele Willoughby

Explore our curiousity cabinet of wildlife biology, mathematics, chemistry, mycology, micro and cellular biology, marine biology, entomology, botany, and fantastical lifeforms through the lens of art.

Join us Saturday, May 13, 6:00 pm to 10:00 for our Opening! FOLLOW THE LINK TO RSVP

Last call - Vendor Calls for Two shows!!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Today, Sunday April 30th, is your last day to apply for the
Bees (& the Birds) Art Show & Craft Market!

Tomorrow Monday May 1st is your last day to apply to
The Midsummer Market @ The Campbell House

Workshops Workshops Workshops!

Monday, April 24, 2017

We have some fun events coming up in the gallery!!

Thursday April 27th - 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Etsy Newbie Bootcamp with Ele; Captain of the Toronto Etsy Street Team

Complementing our wonderful blog series "Etsy Newbies Bootcamp" we are happy to present an in-person 90 minute bootcamp! If you are new to Etsy, or thinking about opening an Etsy shop, then this is the workshop for you!

Tickets on Universe here:

Saturday April 28th - 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Miniature cupcake pendant/ring workshop with CandiWare!

Come join us for a miniature making workshop with Candice of Candiware
We'll be making miniature cupcakes out of polymer clay! Good for kids of all ages and adults! Participants will make and keep a cupcake ring or pendant!

Friday May 5th - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Craft & Cocktails with Emma of Landfill Designs!

Whats better than crafting with friends? Crafting with friends with cocktails! Bring your unfinished project or make your own map pendant! Either way grab a glass and join the fun!
Tickets on Universe here:

Saturday May 6th & 7th
The first pop-up of May!
Check back here for full vendor list!

Vendor call: Evergreen Brick Works

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Evergreen Brick Works are recruiting artisan vendors for both their weekend markets this season. Saturday is the famers market with 6 full-time artisan vendor spots, and Sunday is a much more food-and-artisan focused market with 15 spots for full-time or rotating artisan vendors each week.

The Saturday Farmers market:
Every weekend from May 6 to November 4, 2017
Hours 8:00am – 1:00pm.
3 Full-time (only) openings available
Full-Season Cost: $1243.20

The Sunday Artisan Marketplace and Beer Garden:
Every weekend from May 7 – November 5, 2017
Hours 10:00am – 3:00pm
Multiple full-time and rotational openings available (date dependent)
Daily Cost: $88.50 (discounts available on seasonal, bi-weekly and monthly commitments)

Prospective vendors should contact with the subject header: “ETSY VENDOR INTERESTED”. We will follow up with vendors who are a good fit for the market community.

Also, they will be hosting an Etsy sponsored market on Sunday July 30th, open exclusively to Etsy sellers (more to come on that soon!)

3rd Annual Bees & {the Birds} Show at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that team leader Christine Pensa of Art That Moves will once again be hosting her Bees {& the Birds} show at the TEST Gallery (Graven Feather Gallery) 906 Queen St. W., Toronto from JUNE 7th to JUNE 20th, 2017!

This year, as with previous shows, 10% of hanging fees go directly to fund the David Suzuki Foundation's bee program. New this year: as well as fine artists and 2D works, the call is open to craftspeople! Please see Art That Moves blog for details and to apply to the show!

Pop-up this weekend! Sat April 8th & Sun April 9th!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sat April 8th & Sun April 9th

Featuring the wares of: 

Hand-made items for you and your home.

High quality vegan bath and beauty products.

Quality Quilts and Fun Fabric Designs

As well as the wares of; The Toronto Etsy Street Team
Prints, Fabrics, Jewellery, Miniature Foods, and Plushies!

Landfill DesignsMaking something out of Nothing

Pikelet WorkshopBeautiful Australian design handmade in Canada


Things from secret minouette places

ThunderpeepIndependent publisher for the adventurous at heart

CandiWare JewelryHandmade Scented Miniature Food Jewelry

Art That MovesOM for your home - original art, printmaking & textiles

Etsy Small Business Contest

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Share what makes your Etsy shop one of a kind to enter to win funding to help scale your business. Is it something unique you sell? A memorable story about how you got your start? Or a special approach you have to business? Submit your entry and then champion your business to collect as many votes as possible. There’s a different story behind every shop on Etsy, and the world is just waiting to hear yours. It's up to YOU!
Deadline to create your entry and collect votes is 11:59:59pm EST on April 6, 2017. Most votes wins  $13,000 CAD (for Canadian sellers outside Quebec). First runner-up wins $4,000 CAD.

Find out more and apply here.
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