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December Call for Submissions + Events prt: III



Tuesday, December 16, 2014




We are a group of students attending OCADU in Toronto, currently enrolled in the INTAC course (International Art Collaborations) In this class we create collaborative artworks with partner universities in South Korea, Finland, Germany and Japan. Each year we curate a culminating exhibition and this year we will present our work in Osaka, Japan. This is an exciting opportunity but curating and organizing an international exhibition is daunting and costly. We are fund-raising in hope to travel for the installation and opening, giving us the chance to exhibit internationally and most importantly to meet our fellow students from around the world in person!

Come support and have a beer (or 4) with us!
8pm – Late

E.L.Ruddy Co. Café

1371 Dundas Street West,

Toronto, Ontario M6J 1Y3


The Travelling Gypsy Winter Market

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

“I am a gypsy

You are a customer

We will be together

At The Gypsy Market

Where you will buy presents

And I will have your money…”

All joking aside, we’ve got a variety of Very Talented Local Artisans coming together for The Travelling Gypsy Winter Market hosted by Great Spirit Designs

It will be held in Scrim4Rent at 861/2 Nassau Street in Kensington Market.

We will be open:

Friday, December 19th 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, December 20th 11:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday, December 21st 11:00am til … We will be open to celebrate The 25th Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice Parade!

We would love it if you could join us for this great event. Gypsy accent insert here ~ “We did not rob anyone for these treasures”. All handmade, handcrafted items for sale, including a feature vintage/ thrift vendor.

Please check in to this event page, where we will feature a few of our vendors daily until the big day. Get to know all the incredibly talented artisans a bit more.


86 1/2 Nassau Street,

Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N5


Coconut Christmas Zine and Maker Fair

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Come to the fifth annual Christmas Zine & Maker Fair! Held at Xpace Cultural Centre on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20th, from 12-6 pm, this year’s theme is CHRISTMAS COCONUTS + CLUB MED. We will be selling zines, comics, small press, prints, t-shirts, tote bags, jewelry, crafts and other handmade multiples!



Club Med


Steel Drums!

Carmen Miranda


Handmade holiday gifts

Admission is free, sunscreen served for all!

See you there, if you dare!
12pm – 8pm

Xpace Cultural Centre

303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto,

ON M6K 2W5


goodies market : HOLIDAY SALE !!!

Friday, December 19th, 2014

This weekend, milk glass presents Goodies Market, a holiday market featuring hand-made gifts, from clothing to jewelry to art and more.

All items are locally made by toronto artists and designers !

Come by, hang out, shop, get your nails did ! there’s something for everyone !

Featuring :

Gifts and Accessories by YO SICK

Amazing plate designs (PLARTS) by Thecrazyplatelady, Jacqueline AP

Clothing and Accessories by Rosehound Apparel

Dale’s Home-Baked Gluffins (delicious, gluten-free muffins!)

Hand-painted tees and baby onesies by Char Ziie

Holographic Jewelry by dream team Diana Lynn VanderMeulen and Momotaro Pamyu

Jewelry by Dolorous

And much, much more !

We’ll also be serving mulled wine, hot toddies, and holiday cocktails, so come and see us this weekend !

+ prints by Zoë Baranski

4pm – 10pm

Milk Glass

1247 Dundas Street West.,

Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X6


Other Sources for Gifts

Drake General Store


Blue Banana

Magic Pony

Monkey Paw


• 10th Annual Fashion Art Toronto – Arts & Fashion Week

Early Deadline: December 22, 2014

FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2015 invites installation artists, photographers,
filmmakers, performers, fiber artists and designers to apply to show their
work for the 10th edition of |FAT| April 21 – 25, 2015. Any mediums, materials,
messages, visual presentations and performance used to deal with fashion or the
body in a new, exciting and unorthodox way are all encouraged to be explored.



• Multi-Media/ Installations for one of 12 individual artist installation spaces
• Films and Video Art
• Performance (dance/music/performance art)
• Photography
• Textile/ Fiber Art
• Fashion Design

• Emerging & Established Artists & Designers
• National & International Artists/Designers

Additional Information: Link Here


•External Space at XPACE Cultural Centre

Our External Space is located on the OCAD University Campus in the Learning Zone. The External Space offers opportunities for media based works, with an emphasis on video, animation, or sound pieces. Screened on a video monitor in the Learning Zone, and hosted on the homepage of our website, exhibitions typically last 6 weeks.

Xpace Cultural Centre is looking for submissions of new or existing video work to be exhibited in our External Space during our 2014/2015 Programming Year.
Xpace does not accept submissions over email. Please make sure to include hardcopies of all written material and a clearly labeled disk or USB drive with support images.

Submissions to the External Space will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be notified within a 2-3 month period.

Additonal Information: Link Here

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 10th Edition – Call For Submission

Deadline: Monday, January 19, 2015

Contemporary art will transform the city of Toronto all-night for a 10th year at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on October 3, 2015.

Over the years, the calibre and diversity of Open Call Projects featured at the event from artists: Adrian Blackwell, Ame Henderson, Brandy Leary/Anandam Dancetheatre, Eleanor King, Faith La Rocque, John Oswald, Kelly Mark, Labspace Studio, VSVSVS and Workparty, to name a few, has been remarkable. As well, hundreds of Independent Projects have entranced and enhanced the audience experience of the event.

We once again want to hear your ideas and champion your projects!

For 2015 there are three ways artists can submit their project ideas to participate: through the Open Call Projects, the Independent Projects, or through a new special program called 10 for 10th (that provides funding similar to the Open Call Projects). Key deadlines for all three are approaching.

Open Call Projects
The City-produced exhibitions include Open Call Projects, which give artists an opportunity to apply to be part of the exhibitions.

Accepting Open Call submissions for their 2015 exhibitions are:

JR – Black and White Night
”I want to turn the city inside out for one night with the help and energy of the community, so that Toronto creates a powerful image that will be remembered,” said innovative and internationally renowned artist JR (New York/Paris)
*This is the first time ever that an artist has been given an entire exhibition area to transform for the event.

Christine Shaw – The Work of Wind
Toronto based curator Christine Shaw will present her geopoetic exploration of the dynamic nature of wind at sea and on land.

Agustin Pérez Rubio – Htous / Htron: The New Coordinates for America
Buenos Aires based curator Agustin Pérez Rubio will shine a spotlight on Latin America by inverting audiences’ geographical relationship to it for his exhibition theme.

JR, Pérez Rubio and Shaw will select submissions in consultation with the City of Toronto. Funding and production support is provided.

The Open Call submission deadline is Monday, January 19, 2015. Applications are now being accepted. Further details can be found at and information will also be available in person at the following session:

Open Call Projects Information Session
Monday, January 5, Metro Hall, 55 John St., 3rd Floor, Rooms 308 & 309, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m

Additional Information: Link Here

Multiple Li(v)es of Art/ists &…

Deadline: January 5th, 2015

Disciplinary Fuzziness and the Future(s) of Art Criticism

OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
March 27-28, 2015

Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 5, 2015

The Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) MA program at OCAD University is pleased to announce a Call for Submissions for projects and papers for the upcoming conference Multiple Li(v)es of Art/ists &…, scheduled for Spring 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Multiple Li(v)es of Art/ists &… seeks to investigate projects that actively destabilize binaries, permeate borders, and foster interdisciplinary engagement to trouble the transitory spaces that condition contemporary society. This conference aims to address ways art (or Art) and its many disciplinary iterations continue to morph and change. By providing an armature onto which scholars and artists might graft semblances of understandings gained through the ex/interchange of knowledge and ideas, the conference leverages productive energies of discourse and critique to tease out the questions which necessarily accompany exploration of the contemporary.

Applicants are invited to consider the ways in which the act of making has become synonymous with fluidity, adaptability, and amalgamation. This conference foregrounds particular interest in themes such as hybridity, in-betweenness, deconstruction, interchangeability, decolonisation, borderlands, liminal space, trans-disciplinarianism and queerisms as they apply to the production, distribution and reception of artworks.

Thematically suggesting that Art/art as a field within established confines has shifted/expanded to be an indistinct, fluctuating entity, we question how its practitioners contribute to contemporary mechanisms of knowledge production that places import on non-hierarchical and non-linear modes of thinking. Papers and project proposals submitted to this call may consider (but are not limited to) the following questions/concerns:

How do we upset binaries or combine forces/concepts/practices in new or hybridized ways?

How has the collapsing of binary understandings challenged artistic production in both institutions and in the public sphere?

How does Art as an apparatus or medium in-and-of-itself provide opportunities to activate processes that are never complete and remain unfinished?

What or who is an artist in light of questioning the boundaries of art?

How do we talk about art as a dematerialized process, reliant on context? How does writing about art rematerialize art?

Where does art fit in relation to other disciplines?

Does Art have “edges”?

What is the interstitial space between artist and scholar, artist and critic, artist and curator, artist and archivist?

How can we negotiate fields/sites of production such as popular vs avant garde, artist as researcher, curator as artist?

How is experimentation across media productive in art and cultural criticism?

The conference will be structured to include panel presentations (15-20 minutes), roundtable discussions (60 minutes), workshops (90-120 minutes), academic poster presentations, and an accompanying installation or performance art exhibition. There is a special publishing opportunity available post-conference, see below for more details.
Additional Information: Link Here

Art Exhibitions

Vera Winkle: Ways Of Telling

MOCCA from November 15 – December 28
Vera Frenkel: Ways of Telling is a comprehensive presentation of the work of the Toronto-based artist whose interdisciplinary approach to video, performance, sculpture, printmaking, and installations has earned widespread international acclaim. Showcasing rarely seen early works such as her 1979 mixed media installation The Storyteller’s Device alongside more recent projects including ONCE NEAR WATER: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive (2008) and the monumental, multi-channel video/photo project, The Blue Train (2012-14), the exhibition explores the intimate relationship Frenkel’s artworks elicit between subject matter and the media carefully chosen to animate each piece. Described as a “master storyteller,” the artist’s wide-ranging oeuvre since the early 1970s has focused on issues of exile, immigration, discrimination, censorship, and the bureaucratization of both life and art. Articulating her narratives in and through a full awareness of both the power and fleeting fallibility of language, Frenkel’s stories mischievously combine fictive and factual realities through a particular way of telling that scrutinizes memory and history while opening up spaces for transgression between words and things.

Additional Information: Link Here

Pedro Cabrita Reis: fourteen paintings, the preacher and a broken line

September 20th – January 4th

The Power Plant is pleased to present the first Canadian solo exhibition of work by Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis

The Power Plant is pleased to present the first Canadian solo exhibition of work by Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis. The exhibition continues the artist’s investigation into the perceived boundaries of architecture, sculpture and painting. Presenting an all-encompassing intervention at The Power Plant, Cabrita Reis creates and produces this new project with the space of the gallery in mind.

Additional Information: Link Here

Marjorie Campbell: Imagined Winter

November 10th- January 4th

Alison Milne Gallery is pleased to present Marjorie Campbell’s first solo exhibition Imagined Winter. Focusing on the intention or persona of an animal, Campbell explores the possibilities of felt in a soft and gentle world where life is heightened and magic exists.

As wool is pulled and forms are sculpted, alluring and complex worlds emerge, and the persona of the animal reveals itself. Inanimate objects that conjure movement and possess intent are of interest to the artist.

Campbell explains: “As I add wool and start to grow the structure, I have moments of seeing where the animal comes into focus, and brings stories with it. These stories are the seeds for the environments the animals live in: gathering places of gentleness and mystery.”

Ultimately, Campbell seeks to invite the audience to experience nature’s inherent harmony, “where the small things make the big things happy and the big things protect the small things”.

Additional Information: Link Here