Portfolio Day 8 November 3

If you are thinking of applying to ESA this year, or are someone who would like to see what our grade 12’s have been up to, please join us between 7pm and 10 pm to view more than 2000 art works hung throughout the first floor of the building.

Parents – a reminder that some of the post-secondary representatives will be setting up tables in the library beginning at 6.30 Friday evening to speak with you about their programs. You are welcome to arrive this half hour before the general public to have any questions answered and meet the reps.

If you would like to help support this event and other fantastic work we do, you can make a tax deductible donation through our parent organisation by selecting Visual Arts here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/13311

See you all on Friday!

2017 Choreographic Workshop

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Choreographic Workshop. It is a wonderful evening of talent that is happening on November 8th, 2017 at the Nancy Main Theatre at ESA. For ticket information, please visit, esainfo.ca or you are welcome to purchase tickets at the door at 6:00pm

Please Join us for Portfolio Day 8

We are looking forward to seeing you at Portfolio Day 8 on November 3 2017.

Parents of participating students are welcome to join us at 6.30 in the library to speak with representatives from some of the 70 participating schools and programs.

The public is invited to see the exhibition from 7-10pm.

If you know someone thinking of applying to ESA in the future – this is the ideal opportunity to see what we are capable of!

We have broken records this year with more students and schools participating than ever before. Please join us!

Matthew Varey


PD8 Volunteering

Hello!

Many of you expressed interest in helping on Portfolio Day with food and drink.

Andrea McBride has been doing an amazing job of organising this for years, and has once again produced a sign up sheet:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090848a5ae23a5f49-portfolio1

Information can be found there as to what we need.

Thank you!

Matthew Varey

Lessons in Love and Colour

After a summer residency at Roncesvalles United Church, Grade 12 Contemporary Art student Noah Brown delivered a lecture on the Black experience to the congregation on Sunday, August 27, 2017. After his lecture, Noah was joined by special guest Soul singer, Carolyn T. and a Q&A with the congregation.

If you would like to hear the lecture, please click here

Please join us on Friday November 3rd from 7-10pm to see what Noah and 85 other grade 12 ESA students have prepared for Portfolio Day 8.

PD8 Fundraising Campaign

Hello!

We would love your assistance to pay for Portfolio Day 8 on November 3 2017. 85 grade 12 students from 5 of our arts majors will speak to representatives from 70 schools and programs from around the world, including Harvard, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Paris College of Art.

We need to raise $300 per student for materials required to create 2500+ artworks, all of our hanging materials, and food for the day. Remember that the public is welcome to join us at 7pm to see the exhibition so bring your friends and family.

Please click through to our Crowdfunding Campaign to watch our video made by grad James Perry – now at School of Visual Art in New York, and please share the link with as many people as possible. We need to hit our target to make PD8 a reality.

Thank you!

Matthew Varey

PD8 Meeting Reminder

On Tuesday September 19 we invite all parents and students participating in Portfolio Day 8 and those looking ahead to PD9 + PD10 to join us in the library at 7pm.

During the meeting we will discuss the grade 12 year, Portfolio Day 8 schedule and responsibilities for parents and students, applying to post-secondary programs, scholarship strategies, and launch our fundraiser.

All are welcome to attend. For Contemporary Art and Photography parents + students in grades 9-11 this is an opportunity to begin planning ahead and volunteer your time.

See you then!

Matthew Varey

Portfolio Day + Scholarship Meeting for All

I invite you to join us for a meeting about Portfolio Day and Scholarships on Tuesday September 19th at 7pm. This meeting is for anyone with a child in PD8, PD9, or PD10, especially those in Photography, Film and Art, and as well as those in other majors interested in how we achieve such remarkable results, or in applying to a portfolio based post-secondary program.

For those connected to PD8, we will also be discussing parental volunteer options and other responsibilities.

This meeting is for parents and students. If you are a parent of someone in grade 9-12 Contemporary Art, I encourage you to join us.

See you then!

Matthew Varey

SAT Registration Dates

Grade 11 and 12 students considering applying to schools in the US that require the SAT should be aware that the next application deadline is fast approaching.

To write the SAT’s on October 7th registration must occur by September 8th.

For specifics click here

Matthew Varey

Olympic Dreams

Grade 12 Contemporary Art student Anya Chuprys just completed a remarkable Canadian Kayaking Championship with two GOLD, three SILVER, and two BRONZE medals won.

Anya has been offered a spot on the Canadian Olympic Hopes Team and is fundraising for a trip to Europe in order to race against her future Olympic competition. To learn more about Anya and her dreams click here.

Thank you!

Exhibition Updates

We are experiencing a level of success like at no other time in our history. Fall, and September specifically, is the most desired month in which to exhibit. ESA Contemporary Art graduates are making us proud with four exhibitions this month.

Michelle Nguyen has her first solo exhibition with Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver opening this Saturday – congratulations Michelle!

Click here for information about the exhibition and click here to read an interview with Michelle and here for information about Michelle.

Margaux Smith opens her second solo exhibition with Wil Kucey Gallery in Toronto this Friday – congratulations Margaux!

Click here for information about Margaux’s opening.

Callen Schaub opens his next solo exhibition at Project Gallery on September 28 and will also be exhibiting at the Art Gallery of Ontario and at Art Basel Miami this year – Congrats Cal!

Click here for information on Cal’s next solo exhibition.

Our next Les Enfants Terribles exhibition features Ben Elhav and opens September 14 – click here for information.

And lastly, I have a piece in an exhibition opening at the Gladstone Hotel this Thursday evening – click here for info.

We have counted more than 90 exhibitions in the past twelve months and there is no sign of us slowing down. Congratulations to everyone experiencing such remarkable success – more exhibition announcements to come! We hope to see everyone out at Margaux’s opening on Friday.

Matthew Varey

ESA