New York's Society of Illustration Exhibition -- OCAD U Illustration Winners!

Mary Kirkpatrick
Varvara Nedilska
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

OCAD U Illustration students have won two of the top cash-prize scholarships!


The winning images were selected from 8,700 entries submitted by American and Canadian universities by a jury of renowned art directors and illustrators.

Congratulations to Mary Kirkpatrick (illustration showing), Varvara Nedilska (illustration showing), Salwa Majoka, Eryn Lougheed, Camila Teodoro, and Hannah Frandsen! And congratulations, faculty!


The exhibit runs May 7 - June 8 at the Museum of American Illustration. Awards Ceremony and
Reception: May 10, 2019.


Title: A Vision of Yellow Foxgloves

Student: Mary Kirkpatrick

Medium: gouache, acrylic and pencil on panel

Instructor: Jon Todd

$4000 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award


Title: Family Pet

Student: Varvara Nedilska

Medium: Watercolor, ink, digital

Instructor: Jody Hewgill

$3000 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award


Title: Clouded Leopard

Student: Salwa Majoka

Medium: Digital

Instructor: Jody Hewgill


Title: Spider Pox Takes the Island

Student: Eryn Lougheed

Medium: Acrylic and gouache on wood panel

Instructor: Jon Todd


Title: Sale Day

Student: Camila Teodoro

Medium: Gouache

Instructor: Jody Hewgill


Title: Toy Soldiers

Student: Camila Teodoro

Medium: Gouache

Instructor: Chris Kuzma


Title: Nostalgia

Student: Hannah Frandsen

Medium: Acrylic on gesso board

Instructor: Adrian Forrow



Venue & Address: 
The Museum of American Illustration
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Recognizing the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination dinner and dance

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

ETFO Durham (Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario) would like to celebrate their diversity at their 2nd Annual Dinner and Dance to recognize the day for the elimnation of racial discrimination. Guest Speaker is OCAD U's Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall, Dean of Design.




Venue & Address: 
Centennial Regal Ballroom - Centennial Building, 416 Centre St., Whitby,ON
$20.00/ ticket
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Panel Discussion on "the state of youth wellness both locally and globally"

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Moderated by David Lewis-Peart, an educator, community worker, and writer based in Toronto, Canada.




Gloria ChaimClinical Director, CAMH/ Youth Wellness Hub Ontario member

Floydeen Charles-FridalHealth & Social Services Strategist / Executive Director,CAFCAN

Maria Yau, Educational Researcher, Toronto District School Board

Dr. Fatima Jackson-BestPublic Health Researcher, Pathways To Care 

Amy WangOntario Youth Network Representative,

Samuel Mukwa Kloetstra, Indigenous Youth Consultant / Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle advisor


*Wheel-chair accessible | Refreshments | Please share!


March 28, 2019, 5:30pm - 8:00pm 

Nancy's Auditorium, YWCA

87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON




Contact: Chiedza Pasipanodya - 



Venue & Address: 
87 Elm Street, Nancy's Auditorium, YWCA
Panel Discussion on youth wellness
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2019 Art Crawl

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm


The Great Hall, Ada Slaight Student Gallery
and Anniversary Gallery (100 McCaul St.)
Learning Zone (113 McCaul St.)
Open Space Gallery (49 McCaul St.)
Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W.)
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Ignite Gallery (165 Augusta Ave.)


Venue & Address: 
Gallery Crawl, see poster
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Youth Sexual Health Research Symposium 2019

sexual health
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

The goal of the symposium is to bring together community youth (ages 16-35 who are part of a youth group/organization, not attending University, or would like to get connected with people of similar passions) and university students to share their research and artistic pieces on youth sexual health. In the current political climate, this year's symposium will provide a crucial forum for youth asserting their right for progressive sexual health education. During the symposium, students, youth, academics, policy makers, and community members working in or interested in the field of youth sexual health will be given the opportunity to network and engage in each other’s work. We encourage students from all disciplines and community youth to present research "in progress," test out ideas for a thesis or dissertation proposal, or present original research or artistic pieces.




Youth Sexual Health Research Symposium 2019

40 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 1C6, Canada

Venue & Address: 
Wilson Hall Lounge, 40 Willcocks St.
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Ontario Society of Artists - 146th Annual Juried Exhibition

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Founded in 1872, The Ontario Society of Artists is Canada's longest continuing Art Society.


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Venue & Address: 
John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street (At Wellesley), Toronto, ON M7A 1C2
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The Laundry Series by Teresa Ascencao

Teresa Ascencao, Pinning
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:30pm

Teresa Ascencao, sessional instructor at OCAD U,  photograph's herself in various interactions with clothing. Each set explores a growing repertoire of body language associated with her struggles with clothing, domestic labour and folk rituals. Second-long automated exposures capture unnoticed and continuously dissipating moments between clothing and the human body – moments known only to the body and the clothing themselves. The moments range from sensual and nostalgic, to strenuous and dramatic. Dressing hovers between sensual play and frantic disrobing to disrupt a feminine identity. Pinning of freshly washed clothing was performed and shot in her mother’s backyard while she watched. Folding of freshly dried laundry piles up against a garden backdrop. Spinning is inspired by my heritages of Azorean folklore dancing and Brazilian carnival. Here, Teresa tied heaps of dirty laundry to my waist while she spun for the camera.

Teresa Ascencao gratefully acknowledge Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, for their support of this project. 



Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work examines social constructs of body language, costume, customs, and inner corporeal experiences. Her folk and pop inspired artworks employ concept-related media and technologies that invite audiences to play with iconographies and scenarios involving gender, seduction, consumption, and class. Teresa Ascencao was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally.


Venue & Address: 
A Space Gallery, 110-401 Richmond St. West
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Bonavista Biennale announces 2019 artist line-up

Reinhard Reitzenstein Waiting/Watching/Waiting, site-specific installation, Bonavista Biennale 2017, Knights Cove, Newfoundland.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

Newfoundland is located on migratory and trade routes that have for centuries linked the cultures and commodities of North America and Europe. Ktaqmkuk (the Mi’kmaq word for Newfoundland) is traditional unceded Mi’kmaw territory that became part of these connecting routes. FLOE (re)considers the history of exchange, while acknowledging the histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu and Inuit of the province, through the perspectives of a diverse group of artists.

Participating artists are: Jordan Bennett, Bob Blumer, Maria M. Campos-Pons, Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich, Kym Greeley, Robert Hengeveld, Anna Hepler, Jason Holley, Thaddeus Holownia, Barb Hunt, Mark Igloliorte, Wanda Koop, Meagan Musseau, Sean Patrick O’Brien, Paulette Phillips, Meghan Price (OCADU instructor in the MAAD Program), Jerry Ropson, Camille Turner, D’Arcy Wilson.

2019 curators are: Catherine Beaudette (2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects), David Diviney (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia), and Matthew Hills (Grenfell Art Gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland).

“Geodesic, geological, aquatic and structural are terms that describe some of the artworks in Bonavista Biennale 2019,” said Artistic Director and Curator Catherine Beaudette. “Nomad, Afronaut, cheerleader and storyteller describe the artists behind the work. This year’s show promises to be a stimulating floe of ideas.”

For Bonavista Biennale information and updates, check our website, sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook.


A project of 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects



Catherine Beaudette



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Colour Research Society of Canada's Toronto event

International Colour Day
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC)

(, is the Canadian national member of AIC, the International Colour Association ( Membership in the CRSC includes AIC Membership.


Here is a link to our the beautiful Interface Showroom, with featured guest presentation/lecture by artist Tania Love. Hope to see you there - please RSVP below...

RSVP to the CRSC 2019 Annual General Meeting

Colour Research Society of Canada: Annual General Meeting & Artist Lecture Tickets, Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

We invite you to participate in our next event happening on International Colour Day - March 21, 2019: the CRSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Interface Carpet Showroom located at 134 Peter Street, #1602, Toronto. The AGM will begin at 6pm EST, followed by a lecture at 7pm EST by artist Tania Love ..


Dear AIC Members,

We are happy to invite every country member to participate in the International Colour Day, organized by the Portuguese Colour Association. The celebration is open to those who are interested in sending poetry, as detailed below.



"We can no longer survive on refrigerators, politicians, card games, crosswords and puzzles. We can no longer live without poetry, color, love" writes Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Letter to General X, (1943), during World War II. The Portuguese Colour Association, in collaboration with the P’Arte, CEC - Centre for Comparative Studies, the Colour and Light Research Group, CIAUD - Research Centre in Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (both from the University of Lisbon) returns to this idea to celebrate Colour and Poetry, on March 21st, 2019, through a Poetry Reading Encounter dedicated to Colour, starting at 18h30, O'Malta Bistro Bar, Rua Carvalho Araújo, 24 Lisbon.

We invite you to read unpublished poems or poems already published under the theme colour. From this sharing a compilation of poetry will be edited and published after the event.

If you can’t participate in Lisbon, but, nevertheless, you would like to collaborate to the diversity and joy of this event, please send a poem to the email, and this poem will be read in your name.

We wish you a memorable International Colour Day!

Prof. Doutora Maria João Durão, Lisbon School of Architecture, Lisbon University

FAUL-CIAUD Colour Laboratory and Colour and Light Research Group, Chair
APCor-Portuguese Colour Association, Honorary President

Venue & Address: 
134 Peter St. #1602
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Art Exhibition - Ramona Pavilionis

by Ramona Pavilionis
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Opening Reception: March 28, 2019 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Meet the Artist: March 30 & 31 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Gallery 1313 is located at 1313 Queen St. West, just west of Dufferin St on the South side.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 1313 - 1313 Queen St. West
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