MARTK'D Sneaker Design Tournament

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

OCAD University is proud to collaborate with MARTK’D which celebrates art on sneakers.  The partnership was formed to execute a creative engagement initiative in the form of a sneaker design tournament.  The tournament will give 40 of Toronto’s up-and-coming high school artists from the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board the opportunity to showcase their creative skills through live competition in front of an audience. Artists will use VANS sneakers as a blank canvas and Sharpies to create their own designs, to be judged by audience members and special guests.

 

The format is as follows:

Two qualifying rounds will consist of 20 artists each, 40 artists in total.

The top four artists from each round, voted on by the crowd, will advance to the finals.

The eight finalists will compete to become named the ‘Sneaker Design Tournament’ champion!

The MARTK’D ‘Sneaker Design Tournament’ champion will receive an educational scholarship + merch.

 

WHAT: MARTK’D- Sneaker Design Tournament  

WHEN: Wednesday October 12th 2016, 11:00am – 3:00pm

WHERE:  OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 4869
Cost: 
Free
40 Artists. 10 Schools. 3 Rounds. 20 Mins to Create. 1 Champion. Poster with event info and sponsors

House Guests: The Most Important Unimportant Things

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 8:00pm

work by:
Kristi Chen - 
https://chen-kristi.format.com
Eryn Lougheed - https://www.erynlou.com
Lily Snowden-Fine - https://www.lilysnowdenfine.com
Adam de Souza - https://www.kumerish.com
Mary Kirkpatrick - https://www.mary-kirkpatrick.com
And in loving memory, Sarah Mason - https://sarahmason.format.com"

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue
House Guests
Digital Screen: 

Michael Zaharuk - Punch Lines

M. Zaharuk - punch lines
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

OCAD U Sessional Instructor in the Illustration Program, Michael Zaharuk presents: Punch Lines exhibition at the Propeller Gallery

Opening- Thurs Sept 6'th: 630-930pm, 2018. Propeller Gallery. 30 Abell st. Toronto. North Gallery.

416. 504. 7142. www. propellerctr.com

 

Show runs from: Weds Sept 5’th to Sun Sept 16’th 2018

 

Venue & Address: 
Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell St. Toronto, North Gallery
Website: 
www.propellerctr.com
Email: 
mzaharuk@faculty.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-504-7142
Digital Screen: 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Student Designer – Design4 Program

Design4 logo
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:30am

Note: Are you a current student who is looking to get paid work experience in design? See below for the link to the application form via the OCAD U Talent Network.
   
Design4 is a new externally funded initiative that introduces principles of experiential learning into the realm of paid professional opportunities for upper year students in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, at both the Undergraduate (BDES) and Masters (MDES) levels. Design4 is geared towards current students in the Faculty of Design.

45 students will be selected to participate in Design4 and placed in smaller multidisciplinary groups of 3-4. Each group will be paired with an employment partner in one of the following sectors:

· Start-up/ new ventures (a small business that has just been started)
· SME private enterprise (small and medium enterprises that employ fewer than 500 employees)
· Arts and cultural (social and economic activity that focuses on artistic production)
· Social innovation/ not-for-profit entities (dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view)
 

Summary of Responsibilities:

The work will include creating solutions to various design challenges set by the employer. Students will be working on a part-time basis for 10 hours each week per student. Students will have mentorship and support from the employment supervisor, a dedicated Faculty member and a staff member from the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.

Where will the work happen?

On campus in the new Rosalie Sharp building (115 McCaul), as well as at the employer’s place of work.

Is this a paid opportunity?

Yes. You will be compensated for your time.

Required documents

  • A 250-word statement explaining why this program would be beneficial to you and outline your design skills and interests
  • Resume (max. 3 pages)
  • Student e-mail, student ID number, program, year of study
  • Provide a link to your portfolio (included on CV or resume)
  • Where you are based (eg address, Etobicoke or downtown Toronto etc)
  • Due to low enrollment at OCAD University, priority will be given to students who identify as Indigenous and/or Black. Do you self-identify as a Black* person or as an Indigenous* person of North America? (Please see definitions below)

 

 

If you don't have a web-based portfolio, you can create one for free as a student on Format (https://www.ocadu.ca/services/career-development/format.htm)

* Indigenous: those who self-identify as Indigenous Peoples of North America or Peoples of Turtle Island. This can include status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit as well as those with mixed/multi-racial/multi-national identities

* Black: a person who is of and/or a descendant of African peoples AND who experiences systematic racism based on that heritage.

Note: To apply for this job you need to have some documents uploaded to the Talent Network. 

APPLY HERE

Deadline to apply: September 13, 2018

OCAD U join Womxn Paint Jam, 2018

illustration of a woman in water reaching up to another woman, by Natalie Very B
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Womxn Paint, with support from StreetARToronto, is hosting a second jam on August 10 to 12 and August 18 to 19th , 2018, in the laneway between 136 McCaul St. and 39 D’Arcy St. A talented mix of 25 emerging and mid-career artists have transformed more than 3,500 square feet of space into murals responding to the theme “Uplifting Each Other”. 

As a closing celebration, community members, mural enthusiasts and interested Torontonians are invited to meet the artists and be inspired by the murals on Sunday, August 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.

OCAD U participants:

  • Emily May Rose (Illustration, 2015)
  • Natalie Very B (Natalie Bochenska) (Illustration, 2016)
  • Shelby McLeod (Illustration, 2016)
  • Erin McCluskey (Illustration, 2017)
  • Wenting Li (Illustration, 2017)
  • Caitlin Taguibao (Illustration, 2011)

See the full list of participants on the Womxn Paint website

Venue & Address: 
laneway between 136 McCaul St. and 39 D’Arcy St.
Website: 
https://www.womenpaint.org/paint-jam-2018/
Cost: 
Free

OCAD U students make the Adobe semi-finals

Illustration of tiny things floating
Friday, July 20, 2018

Some two-dozen students have made it to the semis of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA)! OCAD U is always well represented in this international competition for creative students of all disciplines. Categories include illustration, photography, package design and 11 more.

To see all of our finalists, go to the ADAA website and filter for OCAD U students.

For additional competition updates, follow the action on social media: @adobeawards.

 

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair awards OCAD U artists

Group shot of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair winners by city hall
Monday, July 9, 2018

Students and alumni from OCADU’s Illustration and Sculpture & Installation programs were among award winners at the 2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) in Nathan Phillips Square in July. The three Illustration student winners were all recipients of the OCAD U TOAF Career Launcher opportunity, coordinated by the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD).

Best of Student Award
Kima Lenaghan* (Illustration 2018)
Judged by Joshua Heuman, Curator of Education and Public Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
$1,000 Marie Collins Memorial Award and Artscape Award Includes: Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, exhibition at Artscape Youngplace and one year membership to Artscape Daniels Launchpad (Value $4,000)

Also:
Student Purchase Award
Judged by house of i.d.e.a.
Value of Artwork by house of i.d.e.a.

*TOAF Career Launcher recipient

Best of 3D Works
Michelle Cieloszczyk (Sculpture & Installation, 2018)
Judged by Lyn Carter, Professor of Sculpture, Art and Art History Program at Sheridan College
$2,000 by Greenrock Charitable Trust

Emerging Artist(s) by Emerging Curator Award
Claire Browne (Drawing & Painting, 2015)
Jenn Woodall* (Illustration, 2018)
Judged by Nathan Heuvingh, Director of Propeller Gallery
Exhibition at Propeller Gallery by Megan Deeks, Frances Patella, Charles Collins (Value $3000)

*TOAF Career Launcher recipient

The Power Plant Emerging Artist Award
Francesca Chan (Illustration, 2018)
Judged by Joshua Heuman, Curator of Education and Public Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Annual membership and publications by the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

*TOAF Career Launcher recipient

Honourable Mention Photography and Digital Media
Patrick Lajoie, OCAD U alumnus
Judged by MaryAnn Camilleri, Founder, The Magenta Foundation
$500 Gift Certificate by Akasha Art Projects

Best of Paper
Nicole Moss – (Drawing & Painting, 2015)
Judged by Clayton Windatt, Executive Director, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
$500 Gift Certificate by The Japanese Paper Place

 

Poster: 
Joshua Heuman, Kima Lenaghan and Lindsey Dickie standing with plaque

Eryn Lougheed completes stairwell mural as part of Career Launcher

Stairwell mural by Eryn Lougheed
Monday, July 9, 2018

Fourth-year Illustration student Eryn Lougheed has completed a stairwell mural in 230 Richmond St. W. for the second annual Hullmark Stairwell Mural Career Launcher, a partnership between OCAD U’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and the university’s development and property management collaborator, Hullmark Developments. 

To see the mural, from the main entrance, take the stairs left of the elevators. On the third floor, pass the mural by Adam De Souza (2017 Career Launcher muralist). Enter the third floor, cross over to the south stairwell by walking around the elevators. Walk down one flight to find Eryn’s mural in the north exit passageway of the building. 

Congratulations Eryn! Read more about her work in this article from Intern magazine.

Illustration students win big

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:15am

3x3 Magazine has awarded gold, silver and bronze awards to OCAD University Illustration students! Additionally, 6 other OCADU pieces were awarded honourable mention or merit. All will be published in 3x3’s No. 15 Annual.

 

Two illustrations from OCAD U students were also selected for Creative Quarterly 52. This brings our current tally of 2017/18 student awards to a record 54!

 

Lily Snowden-Fine (3rd yr)

GOLD Couple in a Hotel Lobby 

BRONZE Race to the Train 

HONORABLE MENTION Lucha Libre 

 

Mia November (2nd yr)

SILVER Summer 1959 

 

Toko Hosoya (2nd yr)

HONORABLE MENTION Honne (image above)

 

Lisa Kim (2nd yr)

MERIT Pisces

MERIT Shoe Laces

 

Jisu Lee (4th yr)

MERIT Relativity

 

Adam de Souza (4th yr)

MERIT  Black Friday Super Sale

 

And congratulations to our Creative Quarterly winners, Hannah Kim (3rd yr) and Jinke Wang (4th yr)!

 

3x3 is the first publication devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, its sole interest is in sharing what’s shaping international illustration. Creative Quarterly is an international journal focussing on promoting the work of the creative community.

Poster: 
Toko Hosoya (2nd yr) - Honourable Mention - "Honne"

Creative Quarterly 52: Winners

Doug Panton
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:45am

Creative Quarterly is pleased to announce the winners of CFE 52. All winners will be exhibited in Creative Quarterly, on the newsstand Spring 2019. The winners and runner-ups work will be posted on our Online Gallery in Spring 2019.

 

 

Creative Quarterly 52, New York

https://cqjournal.com/winners

 

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