OCAD U Zine Fair

Drawings of cute animals floating around OCAD U Zine Fair text
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:00am to Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

​Every year the OCAD U Zine Fair brings together an amazing collection of talent and innovation in alternative publications. This year will be one of our best!

Each day will feature a different group of vendors representing a broad range of making: zines, comics, poetry, independent magazines, prints stickers and so much more. The Zine Library will be hosting button making throughout the event. All proceeds from button making will go to the OCAD Zine Library collection and its initiatives.

 

Wednesday vendors:

Rebecca Suzanne Michie https://www.instagram.com/nausicaa.art/

Old Growth Press www.oldgrowthpress.ca

Rachel McCormick https://www.instagram.com/ayoitsrachelo/

Myshka instagram.com/mishsmam

Elise Conlin www.eliseconlin.com 

The Blues https://akpaillustration.com/

Salisa Jat salisajat.format.com

Alyssa Pisciotto www.instagram.com/that_glitter_chick_

Dalbert B. Vilarino www.dalbertbv.com

Project 40 Collective www.p40collective.ca

Clairandean www.instagram.com/clairandean

Gwendolyn McLuhan https://www.instagram.com/grendelline/

Kelly K www.okaykellyk.com   

Kimberly Edgar www.kimberlyedgar.com

Isa  www.instagram.com/carefultarot

Zoë Martin a.k.a. Zome Loam www.kzoemartin.wix.com/zomeloam 

The Sunday Night Bombers https://sundaynightbombers.com

Dairysam http://www.instagram.com/dairy.sam

 

Thursday vendors:

Andre Freitas https://www.facebook.com/ozman.hq/

Cleopatria www.instagram.com/cleopatriia   

Emily Fay Fin www.fayforest.com  

Casey E Helm - VESTAIS www.instagram.com/vestais

Clara Lynas https://www.instagram.com/claralynas/

sad.luck www.instagram.com/sad.luck

Xiaoxiao Li. www.instagram.com/xiao_xli

Lina Wu https://www.instagram.com/linaw_u/

Madcrush.co  madcrush.co

Jercy Dee www.instagram.com/jercydee

Rabeea Syed https://www.instagram.com/rabeeasyed/

Maradecartoons www.instagram.com/maradecartoons  

Kai Lumbang kailumbang.com

Emma Percy http://www.instagram.com/emmalucillepercy

creepazoidMonster https://www.instagram.com/creepazoidmonster/

Chuddi Collective https://www.instagram.com/bo_doodley/ https://www.instagram.com/monster__juice/ https://www.instagram.com/sylvianowak/

Toadstool Illustrations https://linktr.ee/toadstoolillustrates

Nati Romero www.natiromero.com

 

Come out to celebrate, admire and support artists, writers and makers from the OCAD U and local Toronto zine community!

Poster design by Natalie Mark.

 

Venue & Address: 
Lobby of 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext 2529
Cost: 
Free to attend
Drawings of cute animals floating around OCAD U Zine Fair text

Emma Nishimura

Emma Nishimura works with a diversity of media, including printmaking, photography, sculpture and installation. Her work addresses ideas of memory and loss that are rooted within family stories and inherited narratives. Emma received her BA from the University of Guelph, and her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including, the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON; the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA; and the Taimiao Art Gallery, Beijing, China.

Alison Judd

Alison Judd's practice is rooted in printmaking at the intersection of print, sculpture and language. She holds an Interdisciplinary diploma from the Ontario College of Art, a BFA in Printmaking from Concordia University and completed her Masters of Fine Art in Print Media from York University. Alison Judd has exhibited work in Canada, the U.S., Cuba and Germany. She has been the recipient of awards and grants from Open Studio, (Toronto) the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.

The birth of twin book fairs in the digital age

In 1984’s Ghostbusters, Egon Spengler — a tech-savvy computer whiz — declares that “print is dead” when asked if he likes to read. In recent years this phrase garnered special attention and was dubbed a visionary statement when the closure of many newspapers, magazines and bookstores seemed to suggest there may be some truth to the fictional character’s belief. A particularly deadly year for print in Toronto, 2014 saw the loss of six bookstores in six weeks, while the much-revered alternative arts magazine FUSE suddenly ceased operations. And yet last year saw the birth of not one but two art book fairs in Toronto, and both were renewed for a second year.


TOABF - 2016 Vendor. Photo by Aron Safranyos 

First, the Toronto Art Book Fair (or TOABF as it is affectionately known) took over the historic Artscape Youngplace building with exhibitors’ booths and art installations in June 2016. Visitors encountered zines, artists’ books, prints, magazines, and more from local and international creators. There was also the opportunity to attend authors’ lectures, book readings and signings, and workshops on art criticism and zine production. The producers of widely circulated magazines and small independent operations rubbed elbows and exchanged products because this fair was as much for the exhibitors as it was for the visitors. There was an inspiring, collegial vibe humming throughout the building as artists, authors, editors and readers absorbed and shared ideas.

Then in October 2016, /edition Art Book Fair opened on the lower level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in conjunction with Art Toronto, the glamorous international art fair. Like TOABF, /edition featured many exhibitors, an art installation, and programmed lectures, readings and panels. Similarly, there was also productive knowledge exchange, although like the art fair upstairs, the focus was more on economic exchange. Visitors to /edition were interested in the tangible objects available for purchase, such as limited-edition prints, artists’ multiples, or back issues of rare magazines that they could add to their collections.


TOABF - Gemma Warren, In Situ, 2016. Photo by Aron Safranyos

Considering that the artworld appreciates objects as much as concepts, it is perhaps no surprise that interest in printed matter is not declining to the extent that it is in other fields. The textures and structures of many art publications cannot be replicated as digital media, and can only be appreciated in print. Likewise, these fairs offer a priceless opportunity to meet and connect with the creators of the works.


TOABF - Collectif Blanc, Publishing | Form | Experimentation, 2016. Photo by Collectif Blanc

Like the founders, participants, and visitors of these two fairs, OCAD U also has a stake in the future of print. The university’s undergraduate Cross-Disciplinary Art program offers a specialization in publication. While digital publication is part of the curriculum, students are also encouraged to explore print media through courses such as “Handmade Photo Books,” “History of Print & Printmaking,” and “Book Arts: Bookbinding.” The artist’s publication plays an important role in art history, and this program provides future artists with access to the skills necessary to further contributions to the medium.


/edition - 2016 Vendor. Photo by Emily Cluett

 

For more information about TOABF, which runs June 15-18, please visit: https://www.torontoartbookfair.com/

For more information about /edition, which runs October 27-30, please visit: http://www.editiontoronto.com/about/

Author: 
By Emily Cluett, MFA, Criticism and Curatorial Practice, 2017
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Working Title Press STUDENT Residency Program: Call for Applicants

Students working in Print studio
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

STUDENT Residency Program: Call for Applicants

Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Working Title Press (WTP), an initiative of the Publications & Printmaking Programs at OCAD University, is a multidisciplinary, in-studio, research-based residency for artists, faculty and students that draws upon the political territory of publication and the formal flexibility of print media to facilitate new knowledge creation and to extend ideas through strategic dissemination. WTP publishes and disseminates editions by faculty, students and artists-inresidence with a focus on collaborative publications, limited editions and artist’s multiples.  Within our versatile print and publications studios, participants have access to analog and digital reproduction technologies and to the expertise of a master printer (Nick Shick), two faculty project directors (Alison Judd and Shannon Gerard), and student assistants who help to guide multiple projects from planning, through production, to dissemination.

We are pleased to invite proposals for our Student Residency Program at Working Title Press to take place between July 17-28, 2017. The residency provides an opportunity to realize a creative project within the scope of our mission. Previous exposure to print media is an asset but is not required. Students from all University program areas are encouraged to apply; groups of students may also submit proposals for collaborative projects.

A jury will evaluate proposals considering the following criteria; the project’s artistic contribution to the field of publications / contemporary print media & the viability of the project within the given set limitations of the residency.

The successful applicant(s) will participate in a 2-week intensive residency to produce an edition of prints or a small publication in July 2017. The research and creation of new artwork will take place in OCAD University studios and will be supported by the Faculty Coordinators of Working Title Press, the Lead Printer and project interns, including student assistants.

Successful applicant(s) will receive an honourarium (up to $600, to be confirmed upon acceptance). All costs of production will be covered by WTP, within a set budget for materials (up to $500, to be confirmed upon acceptance). Editions produced are split 50 / 50 between the artist and WTP. Student Residents will give a public presentation of works produced in the form of an exhibition and artist talk in the Fall of 2017.

Residents will be available throughout the duration of the residency and participate in most stages of the project’s development and fulfillment. All printing and project co-ordination will be completed under the direction of the Lead Printer. We strive to achieve the highest technical standards while providing experiential learning opportunities for students.

To apply, or for more details, email the address listed to receive a ‘Project Description Form.’

Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Email: 
workingtitle@ocadu.ca

Working Title Press FACULTY Residency Program: Call for Applicants

Master printer at work
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

FACULTY Residency Program: Call for Applicants

Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Working Title Press (WTP), an initiative of the Publications & Printmaking Programs at OCAD University, is a multidisciplinary, in-studio, research-based residency for artists, faculty and students that draws upon the political territory of publication and the formal flexibility of print media to facilitate new knowledge creation and to extend ideas through strategic dissemination. WTP publishes and disseminates editions by faculty, students and artists-inresidence with a focus on collaborative publications, limited editions and artist’s multiples.  Within our versatile print and publications studios, participants have access to analog and digital reproduction technologies and to the expertise of a master printer (Nick Shick), two faculty project directors (Alison Judd and Shannon Gerard), and student assistants who help to guide multiple projects from planning, through production, to dissemination.

We are pleased to invite proposals for our OCAD U Faculty Residency Program at Working Title Press. The residency provides an opportunity to realize a creative project within the scope of our mission. Experience in print media is not required. All faculty members, including sessional, CLTA, continuing, probationary & tenured, from all University Faculty areas, are encouraged to apply. A jury will evaluate proposals considering the following criteria; the project’s artistic contribution to the field of publications / contemporary print media, & the viability of the project within the given set limitations of the residency.

The successful applicant will participate in a 2-week intensive residency to produce an artist’s edition, unique work or small publication from July 17 – 28, 2017. The research and creation of new artwork will take place in OCAD University studios and will be supported by the Faculty Coordinator of Working Title Press, the Lead Printer and project interns, including student assistants.

The successful applicant will receive an honourarium (up to $1000, to be confirmed upon acceptance). All costs of production will be covered by WTP, within a set budget for materials (up to $1500, to be confirmed upon acceptance). Editions produced are split 50 / 50 between the artist and WTP. Faculty Residents will give a public presentation of works produced in the form of an exhibition and artist talk in the Fall of 2017.

Artist(s) will be available throughout the duration of the residency and participate in most stages of the project’s development and fulfillment. The artist(s) will work with interns and student participants to enrich their knowledge and demonstrate professional practice.

All printing and project co-ordination will be completed under the direction of the Lead Printer.

We strive to achieve the highest technical standards while providing experiential learning opportunities for students and graduates of OCAD University programs.

Email: 
workingtitle@ocadu.ca

Philippe Blanchard

Currently Chair of Integrated Media and Digital Painting & Expanded Animation (DPXA), Philippe Blanchard is a Toronto-based artist, animator and teacher. His diverse creative background (film production, digital visual effects, studio arts) has informed an interdisciplinary practice combining animation, installation, light shows, drawing, painting and printmaking.

Rudolf Bikkers

Becoming an artist I consider not so much a career choice as the recognition of an inner compulsion: one is aware that creating art is and always will be an essential, vital part of oneself. Those artists who throughout history have defined a certain culture have traditionally learned their craft from experts as students or apprentices. Discussion and the exchange of ideas with their teachers and peers has helped shape their artistic views and philosophies.

Meghan Price

Meghan Price is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her practice is rooted in the language of textiles and looks for meaning in material, process and pattern. Her works in sculpture, print and video explore ways of experiencing Earth’s timescale in the everyday. Price has exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at Fiberspace Gallery (Stockholm); AKA Artist-run (Saskatoon); Untitled Art Society (Calgary); the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (Asheville); the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon); and Blackwood Gallery (Toronto).

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