Archive for the young Canadian artists Tag

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A Female Perspective: Catherine Toews

I quite like these drawings by Victoria, B.C. artist Catherine Toews. They have a classic elegance to them, with a modern attitude and a hint of sadness. They are very well done, and I’m sure they’ll resonate with lots of ladies. Most of all I think they’d make wonderful, very affordable gifts. Some of the more fashion-y ones are available
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Artbomb! Buy what YOU love.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: I’m thrilled to announce that I’m looking for artists for a brand new art project that I’m involved with. It’s called Artbomb and it’s a daily online art auction delivered to your inbox. Patrick Hughes, Colour Process, 1984. Image: wonderboygraphics.com I have one of these prints for sale, incidentally. Here’s how it works. People subscribe for free and
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Post No Bills: Winnipeg’s Pop Up Art Gallery

While it’s clear that Canada has some thriving art scenes in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, the issue continues to be the comparatively weak market for contemporary art. We have Nuit Blanche in Montreal and Toronto (which is a good start) and we have art fairs for collectors, but the question is how to get the average non-art person visitng
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Who will win the Sobey Art Prize?

The finalists for the 2010 Sobey Art Award were announced today. The artists, selected by a jury from each region of Canada, are competing for the Award’s $50,000 top prize. Bendan Tang may be the newest kid on the block, but our money’s on Duke & Battersby or the excellent Daniel Barrow, who was passed over in 2008.  Do we
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VoCA Rumour…

This year’s Sobey Art Prize shortlist is Luanne Martineau (West Coast & Yukon); Marcel Dzama (Prairies & The North); Shary Boyle (Ontario); David Altmejd (Québec) and Graeme Patterson (Atlantic) Shary Boyle, To Colonize the Moon, 2008. To Colonize the Moon. Porcelain, enamel, gilt, diamond, mirror. Image: sharyboyle.com The Sobey Art Prize is around the corner, and while this year it’s
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Nick di Genova in Berlin

Nicholas di Genova: Intoxicated Demons March 28 – 27 April, 2008 Urban Art Gallery, Berlin Nicholas di Genova, Example of a Bird/Amphibian Hybrid, 2007. Image: le-gallery.ca “Much of my inspiration is drawn from old zoology books and publications” -Nicholas di Genova