OCAD Grads Receive Awards at 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

OCAD Grads Receive Awards at 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:15am

Congratulations to Eugenia Chan (Material Art & Design 2018) and Elise Conlin (Illustration 2019) who were presented with awards at the recent 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF). 

Elise received the 2019 Student Purchase Award, judged by House of IDEA and Eugenia was recognized with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s Emerging Artist Award.

Both Elise and Eugenia were participating at the event as recipients of the OCAD U TOAF Career Launcher, along with 8 additional recent ILLU and MAAD grads. A full list of recipients can be found below. The Career Launcher recipients were provided with complimentary booths and the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event.

Now in its 58th year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada's largest and longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. The TOAF was established to nurture excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 360 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

 

RECIPIENTS

Eryn Lougheed
2019 – OCAD University, Illustration

Elise Conlin
2019 – OCAD University, Illustration

Xulin Wang
2019 – OCAD University, Illustration

Vivian Chang
2019 – OCAD University, MAAD

Sze Ngn (Mikayla) Li
2019 – OCAD University, MAAD

Vincie Cheung
2019 – OCAD University, MAAD

Fiona Chen
2019 – OCAD University, MAAD

Hiu Tung (Akatsuki) Siu
2019 – OCAD University, MAAD

Skye Stutt
2019 – OCAD University, MAAD

Eugenia Chan
2019 – OCAD University, MAAD

Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event; Canada's largest and longest-running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture artistic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 350 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.=

Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:30am to Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher award for students in the Illustration, Print/Publication and Material Art & Design programs. Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event; Canada's largest and longest-running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture artistic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 350 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

This is an amazing opportunity to get yourself out there, nurture an audience, and sell your work! Student applications will be reviewed by the TOAF jury for final selection.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Application process: Career Launcher applicants must sign up/login at www.torontooutdoor.artand complete their application. 
  • After proceeding to payment with Shopify, enter the code OCADCLTOAF2019 on the right side where it says “DISCOUNT’ and the $30 Student application fee will be waived. Changes cannot be made to your application after this code has been used.
  • You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. You can start your application and save to return to it before submitting.
  • A single artist can use this code 3 times if submitting three different applications (in different mediums) You can only show at the Fair what you are accepted for.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a ILLU, MAAD, or PRNT/PUBL student in their graduating year. 
  • You must apply individually under your own name.
  • Please read the Reproduction Policy carefully before submitting.
  • Discount code can only be used by OCAD Students who are applying for the Career Launcher opportunity. TOAF will be confirming eligibility of all artists who use the discount code. Please ensure to confirm your eligibility prior to applying by contacting: 
Venue & Address: 
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5968030-2019-toaf
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A