Toronto Art Book Fair

We hope that you will join us at our table during the Second Annual Toronto Art Book Fair this Thursday to Sunday at Artscape Youngspace on Shaw Street just North of Queen.

We will be featuring pins, patches, shirts, prints, sculptures, jewelry, book bags, pencil cases, scarves and zines at this super exciting event. Last year saw thousands of visitors over four amazing days of inexpensive artwork.

Visit us on the first floor among the crowds!

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Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum

We hope you will be able to join us this Thursday evening from 7-10 pm at the Gardiner Museum to view works by 13 ESA Contemporary Photography students in the 2017 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Incubator exhibition. A museum exhibition (or two!) is a fantastic way to end a truly epic and record setting year. Photographs will be up for auction and money will go to supporting the Contemporary Photography program. All are welcome to attend.

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Saatchi Gallery Exhibition

Congratulations to grade 11 student Rachel Burns who will be representing Canada in England this summer!

Rachel will be exhibiting a photograph at Saatchi Gallery in London, UK next month, which was chosen from more than 24000 entries from 66 countries.

Information from Saatchi Gallery below:

THE 2017 SAATCHI GALLERY ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The Saatchi Galley is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools 2017. This year the Prize received over 24,000 entries from 66 different countries. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter, the standard was extremely high and everyone should feel proud of their artistic achievements.

The shortlist can be viewed here

The panel of judges this year included Alice Anderson, Artist; Alistair Hicks, Writer and Curator; Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery; Megan Piper, Gallerist and Founder of The Line; Dea Vanagan, Director, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

An exhibition at the Gallery will showcase artwork by the 20 shortlisted students from July 4th-13th 2017. The winner will be announced at an awards evening on July 4th.

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Sorry – event cancelled!

Art Show!

Please join us Thursday May 25 for our end of the year show and sale at ESA!
3.30-8.30pm
Cash and cheques – 50% of total sales over $40 eligible for a tax receipt

Opening Thursday Evening

Please join us for our next exhibition at Les Enfants Terribles, our amazing space just off Ossington Avenue in downtown Toronto.

Lilly Floerke & Luca Soldovieri: Schwerleichtigkeit opens from 7-9pm Thursday May 11 at 130 Foxley Place, just one block west of Ossington Avenue, just North of Argyle Street.

End of Year Art Show and Sale

The Contemporary Art Department invites you to our annual fundraising event and exhibition on Thursday May 25 from 3.30 to 8pm.

Hundreds of works from all four grades and the Contemporary Photography Program will be displayed throughout the first floor of the school.

Sales are split 50/50 with artist and department, and tax receipts can be given for 50% of purchases over $40. We will be accepting cash and cheques.

We look forward to another enjoyable and exciting evening with the ESA community.

Contact Photography Exhibition Opens Thursday!

Please join us for our grade 12 Contact Photography Exhibition 99′ from 7-9pm at Artscape Youngspace this Thursday April 20.

We have close to 50 grade 12’s showing work in the first, second, and third floor halls.

All welcome – free event!

We hope to see you there!

Art Talk 7 Friday March 31 and Contemporary Art Events

ESA Contemporary Art invites you to a series of remarkable events

1. Art Talk 7 – March 31
Please join us for Art Talk 7 on Friday March 31st from 7-9pm in the first floor auditorium at OCADU. 15 of our amazing students will be speaking about their research, thinking, and investigations. All are invited. Event is free.
https://www.facebook.com/events/954387558032231/

2. Contact Photography April 20
Join us for our annual Contact exhibition at Artscape Youngspace on April 20th from 7-9pm. Our grade 12 photography students will be exhibiting stunning work in the hallways of the second and third floors. All are invited. Event is free.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1849878245226633/

3. Sale and Exhibition May 25
We present our end of the year sale and exhibition on Thursday May 25th from 3.30 to 8pm. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. Great prices on more than 2000 art works. Sales are split 50/50 with students and tax receipts are issued for 50% of total sales. All are invited. Event is free. Hope to see you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/685711188269291/

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For additional information please contact Matthew Varey at [email protected]

Contemporary Art Updates!

1. OPENING:

Wednesday March 1 at Artscape Youngspace – 2nd floor – more than 100 students from 20 schools across the TDSB and TCDSB are exhibiting until March 7. We have 8 works in the show by students in grades 10-12

2. OPENING:

Friday March 3rd – Wear and Tear at Les Enfants Terribles – 7-9 pm – 130 Foxley Place just North of Argyle, West of Ossignton. Noah Baret, Ruby Evers, Owen Herlin and Maizy Shepherd exhibiting fashion related works. Click here for information

3. OPPORTUNITY:

We have a first time partnership with School of Visual Art in New York City for a three week pre-college program running this July 10-28. This residency offers college credits, opportunities to meet photo based contemporary artists, and an exhibition in NYC. Contact [email protected] for more information.

4. Art Talk:

Please join us for Art Talk 7 on Friday March 31st from 7-9pm at OCADU. Click here for more information

5. OPENING:

Join us for our Contact 2017 exhibition at Artscape Youngspace on April 20th from 7-9pm. Our grade 12 Contemporary Photography students will be exhibiting stunning work. Click here for more information

6. OPENING:

Two grads are presenting a newly published book of poetry on Thursday March 9 from 7-11pm at Narwhal Art Projects. Click here for more information

7. PRESS:

Congratulations to Callen Schaub for his recent feature in the Globe and Mail. Click here to see the article

8. ART SALE:

We present our end of the year sale and exhibition on Thursday May 25th from 3.30 to 8pm. Hope to see you there! Click here for information

9. INTERVIEW:

Recent grad Agnes Wong was just interviewed for Parking Lot Magazine. Click here to read the interview

10. PRESS:

There are a few photographs from our grade 11 exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre HERE

11. CONGRATULATIONS:

Congrats to grade 11 Rachel Burns for featuring on the cover of the most recent edition of the University of Toronto’s Trinity Review, and to Alessia Dowhaniuk for having poetry inside!

Juliette Leach Solo Exhibition at Les Enfants Terribles

Please join us this Friday February 17 from 7-9pm for our second opening at Les Enfants Terribles!

Juliette Leach will be presenting recent photo based work and paintings in our first solo exhibition held at our new and amazing exhibition space.

INFO HERE

We are in the alley one block West of Ossington Avenue just North of Argyle Street.

Hope to see you all there!

Matthew Varey

Photography Summer Pre-College Program in New York City

Hi everyone.

This is an exciting moment for us. School of Visual Art in Manhattan – http://www.sva.edu/ – has built an ESA specific, photography-based, Pre-College Program for our students. This is a three week course focused on contemporary photography and artistic practice. Students will receive college credit, work with photo based artists and art gallery staff and the photography staff of SVA towards an exhibition in New York.

This is an incredible opportunity to experience an intensive post-secondary class, and to try living and being an artist in New York City. Our participating students will have opportunities to meet other high school students from around the world participating in other pre-college programs at SVA – info here.

The application is attached.

Residency Dates: July 10 – July 28, 2017

Course Number for Etobicoke: PHP-ESA

Tuition Fee: $2,600 USD

Housing Fee: $1575 USD (optional)

Meal Plan Fee: $525 USD (optional, includes Breakfast and Dinner only)

Please feel free to contact me or SVA with any questions.

Thank you!
Matthew Varey
[email protected]

Summer 2017 Pre-College Registration FormSD

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