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.

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

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 Camp – Summer 2017

I am very pleased to announce the return of Art Camp!

An excellent opportunity for those planning on joining us for grade 9 in September 2017 – get to know your classmates and begin the work that will ensure your success at PD11 in 2020!

Art Camp is also a great place for those thinking of auditioning for ESA Contemporary Art in January 2017, and for those interested in what we do every day in this amazing place.

For information click: SUMMER ART CAMP

Matthew Varey

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!

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

Upcoming Events

The Etobicoke School of the Arts Contemporary Art Department Invites you to Many Events! All are free to attend:

December 14 – PD8 Meeting
Please join us at 7pm to learn about preparing for Portfolio Day 2017. Parents of students from any of our 6 majors who are considering participating in PD8 and even PD9 should attend. We will meet in room 102.

December 16 at OCADU – Art Talk 6
Please join us for the sixth installment of this internationally acclaimed speaking series featuring fifteen current ESA students from grades 10-12.
Art Talk 6 takes place at OCADU from 7-9pm on Friday December 16. We normally fill the auditorium – please try to be there by 6.50pm to ensure seats.
Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/126320841167525/
Location :
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/OCAD+University/@43.6543035,-79.390917,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xeb7301f5ea71968b!8m2!3d43.6543035!4d-79.390917

December 17 at L’es Enfant Terribles
Join us for our first opening at our New Space
Invitation:https://www.facebook.com/events/360840287613672/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1481592660753389
Information here:
https://www.facebook.com/Lesenfantterriblesossington/?fref=ts

January 12 at Neilson Park Creative Centre
Our grade 11 Contemporary Art and Photography students are exhibiting in a pre-PD8 exhibition at Neilson Park Creative Centre. All are welcome to attend our opening January 12, 7-9 pm.
Invitation:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1687781741247463/
Location:
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Neilson+Park+Creative+Centre/@43.6295853,-79.567809,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x3b7dcead0c09646c!8m2!3d43.6295853!4d-79.567809

May 26 – at ESA
Art Sale
Our annual End of Year Art Show and Sale will take place Thursday, May 26, 2017. We open for business at 3.30pm and run until 9pm
Invitation:
https://www.facebook.com/events/685711188269291/

Donations
We are always thrilled accept donations of unwanted art supplies of any kind. We are especially keen on: Ink, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Brushes, Drawing Materials, Pastels, Paper, Canvas Stretchers, Canvas, Tools, Camera Equipment, Wax, and Latex House Paint. All donations can be dropped off during the day in our school office at 675 Royal York Road in Etobicoke.
Financial donations of more than $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

Thank you!
Matthew Varey

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Parents of PD7 Participants

So excited for next Friday!

Just wanted to remind folks that some of the 62 schools and programs will be setting up at 6.30 in the library to speak with you, the parents, about their programs.

The public is invited to join us at 7pm. Invitation below:

Invite to PD7 to be shared

Parents of 2016/2017 grade 12’s

45% of ESA’s grade 12 students have signed up to participate in Portfolio Day 7 on October 28.

We can not afford to run PD7 with a 35% increase in participants over 2015 and meet our financial responsibilities. The Visual Art Department has paid for 100% of costs incurred in PD1-PD6. We have created a crowd funding campaign so that you are able to easily contribute to this event. If every participating student has $210 donated on their behalf we will be full steam ahead.

If we do not raise the required amount the event will be reconsidered. The Visual Art/Photography Department has grown significantly in the past three years which has increased our total expenditures. As well as more students to support, costs of supplies have jumped due to the dollar dropping and a natural inflation of prices – a triple hit to our budget.

If this does not happen the structure breaks and opportunities for non Visual Art students decrease – which we do not want.

Fundraising information is found here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/esa-portfolio-day-2016#/

Only 6 days remain! Thank you!

Matthew Varey

Art + Portfolio Day News for Everyone Hoping to Participate in PD7

End of Year Exhibition + Sale
Thursday May 26 3.30-8pm. Tax receipts issued for purchases over $50 for 50% of total. Sales split 50/50 with artists. This is our primary fundraiser of the year. There will be more than 1000 things to see and lots of fun and stunning work to enjoy from grades 9-12. Please come – all are welcome – invite your friends and family!
We will have work in the first floor hall ways, the cafeteria, the gym, and rooms 100, 102, 107, 109
https://www.facebook.com/events/1079183958814223/

Portfolio Day 7 – October 28 2016
Schools from three countries have already confirmed to participate in PD7 –the earliest this has ever happened. It appears that our event has found its place on the calendars of post-secondary programs world wide and has become a key point in their recruiting year.

We hare attempting to crowd fund PD7. Our growing and enormous success with Portfolio Day means that PD7 will include all six majors and 43% of all grade 12 ESA students. This is a whole school effort. Jumping from 55 to 71 to 95 participants in three years increases the complexity, cost, and potential of this event. Paying for materials to make work, for display and hanging equipment, for specialised builds to create specific environments, for food for reps and kids, for documenting the work and process, for advertising for the exhibition portion etc all add up. PD6 involved approximately 1400 people including those visiting the show, and PD7 will be much more massive.

The plea for funds is not to help us do better but to manage doing it at all. Portfolio Day is now a twelve month a year commitment in its organizing and managing and funding, and its growth will continue. If we spend the same amount per person as for PD5, we need almost twice our budget for PD7, and of course every year our students raise their own understanding of what is possible. Portfolio Day is not just a school event any longer – this is possibly an historic catalyst in redefining what is to be expected from students and from education.

We are open to any possible funding source. The crowd funding event took considerable time, energy and money to produce and I hope that you will all do everything you can to support our children. Please email the link to contacts, share the link on social media, and encourage people to donate.

We will very soon need to replace our cameras and lenses in photography and so actually hope to raise something closer to $35000 in order to make this happen. Portfolio Day is too large to handle on our budget. For parents of grade 11 students who will be participating in PD7 I am asking that you take this on now and run with it – if every family of a participating student donates or finds donations of $200-$300 we will be successful. Portfolio Days at esa have contributed to scholarship offers in excess of $17000000.00.

All are welcome to join us to see the work in PD7 and visit with representatives from schools from around the world from 6.30-9pm on Friday October 28 2016.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/esa-portfolio-day-2016#/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1013095322107601/

Grier Drummond Solo Exhibition
Thursday May 26 7-10pm. Please come and support Grier in her first solo exhibition at Hashtag Gallery – head down after the vis art show!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1003528579735589/

Art Camp 2016
There are two potential art camps this July staffed by grads and current students.

Week one July 4-8 is for people of any age who are coming to esava for the first time and anyone wondering about the sorts of things we get up to.

Week two July 11-15 is an oil painting specific camp run with some of our best painters – 30 hours of studio time with materials and assistance and the opportunity to attempt multiple paintings with different approaches.

There is still lots of space in both camps – to find our more contact [email protected]

Thank you every one!
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Please Support Next Year’s Grade 12’s – Crowd Funding for PD7

We are officially launching our first Crowd Funding Campaign to assist with the costs of preparing for and hosting PD7.

Our seventh international portfolio day takes place on October 28th 2016. In order to support the 100 ESA students from all 6 majors who will work incredibly hard to present their best selves to representatives from as many as 60 schools from three continents we need your help in raising the funds necessary to make this happen.

In the past three years the number of esa students participating in Portfolio Day has nearly doubled. The costs associated with the day have increased due to the ambition of the students and the complexity of what they are making, as well as the realities of the Canadian dollar.

Please visit our Indiegogo page and watch our video made by an esa film grad and share the link as much as you are able.
Thank you!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/esa-portfolio-day-2016#/

Also, don’t forget about our year end exhibition and sale taking place at ESA on Thursday May 26 from 3.30-8pm! Tax receipts for 50% of purchases over $50.

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