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PRINT 2019

On View: Thursday November 7 to Friday November 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday October 7, 6 to 8 pm
Jurors: Maureen Da Silva and Barbara Klunder

Selected Artists: Margarita Barrientos-Macdonald, Diana Bennett, Ioana Bertrand, Kim Brett, Craig Briar, Susan Cartwright, Christian Chapman, Janet Christie, Susanne Clark, Iain Downie, Peter Dušek, Agata Dworzak-Subocz, Yesmin Farhana, Susan Farquhar, Laurence Finet, Elena Gorlenko, Jen Hamilton, Robert Hinchley, Richard Hricko, Michelle Hudson, Jeff Jackson, Alison Judd, Nancy Kembry, Sarah Kinard, Christine Koch, Katie Kotler, Katherine Laird, Jaehyang Lee, Heather Leier, Jameson Moore, Giuseppe Morano, Dean Muchenje, Alex Neumann, Colt Nicastro, Rob Niezen, Leah Oates, Shogo Okada, Ana Palmero Cáceres, Elia Paul, Lisandro Pena, Walter Procska, Jackie Rancourt, Evelyn Rapin, Rena Sava, Jerry Silverberg, Kellen Spencer, Asma Sultana, Otis Tamasauskas, Ann Unger, Patricia Vega, Hannah Veiga, George A.Walker, Brenda Webster Tweel and David Wischer

Barbara Klunder writes:
“After viewing nearly 200 prints from around the world, from classic woodcut and linocuts to new digital and technical methods, we reduced it to 60 diverse, authoritative and innovative prints, displaying substance and beauty on many themes…this is not to be missed.”

Maureen Da Silva writes:
“It has been my absolute pleasure to be a part of this year’s edition at John B. Aird, getting to know both the local and international printmaking community just a bit better. Print has always been an exciting art from for me because of its ability to transform an image through its technical processes. The versatility of print is truly on display in this survey exhibition, and it is exciting to see lush lithographs hang next to carefully crafted intaglios, beautifully articulated relief prints alongside intriguing experiments in digital and photographic formats, and so many other print possibilities. The variety of work on offer here really speaks to the endless options in printmaking as an art form, highlighting that in the face of its long and storied history as a medium, that it remains a relevant art from with a vibrant future. I am excited to be able to share my print-love with such an esteemed group of artists.”

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2019 Mistletoe Magic

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ONLINE through the Submissions page

ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, November 24, 2019 

About the Art Auction Fundraiser

Objectives: To raise funds needed for the Aird Gallery’s year-round programming (12-13 exhibitions per year) and to increase the visibility of the gallery, the participating artists and organizations, while remaining free of charge to the public.

Format: An exhibition and silent auction of small artworks in two or three dimensions no larger than 24” or 61 cm (framed) in any dimension. A Preview Period precedes the auction night. During the preview, art works can be purchased if a buyer pays the full retail price.

Preview and Pre-Bidding: Thursday, December 5 to Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Gala Fundraiser Night: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: John B. Aird Gallery, 906 Queen Street West, B05, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G6

Artwork: Artists are invited to provide small affordable artworks. Submissions in a range of media including fine, decorative and functional works of art and craft are encouraged. Artists are welcome to submit up to three works. The Gallery’s preference is for work priced between $200 – $600 retail.

Full details and entry form available on the Submissions page.

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30th Annual Mistletoe Magic: A holiday art fundraiser

The John B. Aird Gallery (the ‘Aird’) is pleased to announce the details of its annual fundraising gala Mistletoe Magic which will take place on Thursday, December 12, from 6 – 9 p.m. This highly anticipated event brings together over 150 works of art from more than 100 contemporary artists across the province.

On View: December 5 – 12, 2019
Gala Fundraising Night: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The John B. Aird Gallery is delighted to present its 30th edition of Mistletoe Magic, a silent auction art fundraiser. This popular event raises much-needed funds for the Aird Gallery’s year-round programming (12 exhibitions per year) and to increase the visibility of the gallery, the participating artists and organizations, while remaining free of charge to the public.

This highly anticipated event brings together over 150 works of art from more than 100 contemporary artists across the province. In addition, the gallery is delighted to feature two renowned artists at this year’s fundraiser: Anong Migwans Beam and Robert Burley.

Leading up to the December 12 event, visitors will have a week, beginning Thursday, December 5, to visit the gallery to preview and place an advance bid for this year’s outstanding collection of affordable Canadian art.

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Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe

13 Moons and a Canoe is organized by the John B. Aird Gallery. This touring show will be on view at the TOM THOMSON Art Gallery in Owen Sound October 4, 2019 to January 4, 2020.

Guest Curated by Carla Garnet
Essay contribution from Bonnie Devine
Exhibition funded by Indigenous Art Project Grants from Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council

Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe

Patrick DeCoste is an award-winning Toronto-based visual artist who studied fine arts at Mount Allison University. He has exhibited extensively in Toronto, as well as New York City and beyond. The Globe and Mail calls him ‘a young old master’ and Los Angeles writer Chris Kraus in C-Magazine describes his painting as ‘heroic and musty, strange and disturbing’. He was awarded a Chalmers Arts Fellowship in 2011.

Through his art he explores Indigenous histories and his Nova Scotia Métis roots. In 2014, he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies from OCADU, where he completed an Interdisciplinary MFA. His recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Galerie Youn, Montreal 2014; Station Gallery, Whitby 2015. This past year DeCoste was awarded grants from The Canada Council for the Arts for the production of new works, from The Ontario Arts Council’s Aboriginal Artists in Schools program and from the Toronto Arts Council for his 13 Moons and A Canoe exhibit. When not in the city, Patrick spends time at his studio on Georgian Bay, near Lafontaine, canoeing with his dog Luca, and making art in the forest.

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