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Generations of Queer: Opening

At Onsite [at] OCADU 230 Richmond Street

Wednesday March 12 6 – 10


Exhibition Dates: March 12 to June 28, 2014

Robert Flack/ John Greyson/ Elisha Lim/ Kiley May

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Generations of Queer is an exhibition centred on storytelling, creating a dialogue between the works of two senior artists and two younger artists who have come into queer discourses as beneficiaries of the activism of their predecessors.

Please join us for a lively panel discussion with the artists on Wednesday, March 12 from 6:30 to 8 P.M. in the auditorium (100 McCaul) followed by the opening reception from 8 to 10 P.M. at Onsite (230 Richmond West).

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6th Annual OCADU Zine Fair

At OCAD University100 McCaul in the Lobby

Thursday March 13 11 – 5


Zine Fair extravaganza! Come out and peruse the zines and self-published materials of OCAD students.

Over 30 vendors. Indie button-making and more!

Front Lobby of 100 McCaul

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Fail Again, Fake Better: Featured Artist Talk with Iris Häussler

At 86 Miller Street

Thursday March 13th 5 – 7

By Iris Häussler

By Iris Häussler



We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual York University Graduate Student Symposium, Fail Again, Fake Better. Presented in collaboration with KAPSULA Magazine, this symposium features speakers engaging in broad discussions regarding the ruptures of authenticity instigated by the fake, and the productive spaces created by processes of failing in art, praxis, politics, and more. How does a forged painting, a faked career, a hoaxed performance, or a fraudulent institution disturb static systems of value in art and historical production? And how are narratives of success, inextricably linked to the canonical, disrupted by transgressive instances of failure?

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Fail Again Fake Better

At York University (4700 Keele St)

Friday 8:00 am to 6:00


13th Annual York University Graduate Student Symposium

March 13 & 14, 2014


Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts,

York University, Room 130 (4700 Keele St., Toronto)

8:00AM – 6:00PM

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual York University Graduate Student Symposium, Fail Again, Fake Better. Presented in collaboration with KAPSULA Magazine, this symposium features speakers engaging in broad discussions regarding the ruptures of authenticity instigated by the fake, and the productive spaces created by processes of failing in art, praxis, politics, and more. How does a forged painting, a faked career, a hoaxed performance, or a fraudulent institution disturb static systems of value in art and historical production? And how are narratives of success, inextricably linked to the canonical, disrupted by transgressive instances of failure?

The two day event features an artist talk with Iris Häussler, known for her narrative-based sculptural and installation practice and a keynote address by Dr. Laura Levin, Associate Professor of Theatre York University, whose research focuses on contemporary theatre and performance art, site-specific and urban intervention, photography, and performance.

Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a special issue of KAPSULA Magazine, to be released in spring 2014.

Admission: free for both events

March 13

5:00 – 7:00 PM

86 Miller St., Toronto

(Katzman Contemporary)

Featured artist talk with Iris Häussler followed by a reception for attendees and presenters.

March 14

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts,

York University, Room 130 (4700 Keele St., Toronto) Presentations, and keynote, Dr. Laura Levin, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, York University. Lunch provided.

Questions? Direct them to: ahgsay(at)gmail(dot)com

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All By Myselfie

At OCADU Student Gallery 52 McCaul Street

Thursday March13 7 to 11


An exhibition on selfie culture featuring work by Renee Dykeman, Alexandra Pearl Haddad, Kori Baum, Camille Jodoin-Eng, Shelby Jane Miller, and Jenna Crook.

Organized by Jenna Crook.

Opening party featuring DJ Feelgoodsmalls.

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All Handles Different, a performance by Bridget Moser

At Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art 1286 Bloor Street West

Thursday March 13 @ 7


Mercer Union is pleased to present ‘All Handles Different’, a 25 minute performance by Bridget Moser on Thursday, March 13th at 7pm. The long form performance is a site specific work created in response to the configuration of the gallery’s current exhibition Push and Pull. ‘All Handles Different’ will make use of elements of performance art, prop comedy, contemporary dance, experimental theatre, and popular culture, with a continuous slippage from one state to another. ~snacks and drinks available~

The current gallery exhibition Push and Pull (7 February – 22 March 2014) presents a series of new works by artists Bridget Moser, Michael Vickers and Nikki Woolsey. The exhibition title refers to a constant tension, a position between moving in one direction, and into another; a perpetual state of struggle.

This event is free and all are welcome. Seating will be limited so please come early.

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It Wasn’t Supposed to Be Like This

At Video Fag 187 Augusta Avenue

Friday March 14th @ 7 to 10


By Amber Landgraff

By Amber Landgraff

March 14-16, 2014 at Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue)

Featuring work by: Chris Dupuis, Jessica Karuhanga, Daniel Cockburn, Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle, Catherine Polcz, Juliane Foronda, Kirsten McCrea, Brette Gabel and Vikki Dziuma

Curated by Amber Landgraff

The exhibition It wasn’t supposed to be like this asks the question: what can be learned from failure? Embracing the messy, mistaken, or misshapen, It wasn’t supposed to be like this explores how we might learn more from the times when things didn’t work out,

than from those times that they did.

Opening Reception: March 14, 7-10 pm

With an opening night performance of Daniel Cockburn’s Heist Gone Wrong at 8:30 pm

Gallery Hours: March 15-16, 11-5 pm


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Tax Workshop For Artists

At Xpace Cultural Centre 2- 303 Lansdowne Ave

Saturday March 15 1 – 5


Poster By Erin Ornstein

Poster By Erin Ornstein

The workshop is free. Please RSVP to

It’s almost Tax Season again! A particularly perplexing and sometimes stressful time as an artist. Most visual artists are considered self-employed when filing their taxes. In a legal sense this means that your business as an artist, and you as an individual taxpayer, are one and the same. By understanding the tax system and how if affects your practice, you’ll pay less tax and be less likely to fall prey to erroneous tax information. Also, as an artist, there are a number of tax deductions that are unique to you!

Accountant Brian Borts will cover:

Harmonized sales tax (HST)

Registered retirement savings plans (RRSP’S)

Legal entities

Employment vs. Self-employment

Self-employment expenses

Filing requirements

Record keeping

Canada Revenue Agency audits


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Abandoned Homes and Haunted Houses By Brette Gabel

At 2186 Dundas

Sunday March 16th at 1:30


By Brette Gabel

By Brette Gabel

Abandoned Homes and Haunted House is an exhibition by artist Brette Gabel, MFA candidate from OCAD University.

An inflatable house grows and collapses inside that gallery space exploring notions of memory, nostalgia and the uncanny through the concept of the house and the home.

please join me for an afternoon reception on sunday the 16th. 1pm- 4pm SPACE IS LIMITED inside the gallery – celebratory drinks will be arranged at a near by bar. (TBA)

the exhibition runs from march 14- 25th.

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Shenkman Lecture Series: Roberta Smith | MFA Open Studio

 War Memorial Hall At the University of Guelph 50 Stones Road East

Wednesday March 19th 3 to 9:30


University of Guelph and the School of Fine Art and Music

present the 8th annual

Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art

Wednesday March 19, 2014, 6:00pm

War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph

Admission Free


Roberta Smith was born in New York City in 1947 and raised in Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from Grinnell College, Iowa in 1969. She has written art criticism for the New York Times since October 1986. She was art critic for the Village Voice from 1981 to 1985 and in the 1970s, wrote for Artforum, Art in America and Arts Magazine. She worked on the Donald Judd catalog raisonnè and has contributed essays to museum catalogs on various artists, including Judd, Alex Katz, Elizabeth Murray and Cy Twombly. Smith has lectured widely and taught at the School of Visual Arts, NYC and the Rhode Island School of Design. She received art criticism grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1975 and 1980. In 2003, she received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association. Smith lives in New York City with her husband, Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York Magazine.


MFA Open Studio 2014

The MFA students in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph are pleased to welcome the public to their annual Open Studios.

Get on a free bus leaving from Mercer Union at 2:30 pm. Reserve by emailing First come, first served. Leaves Guelph to return to Toronto at 8:30 pm.

Open Studios offers visitors a rare inside look at the development of new work within the hothouse environment of an art program. The public is invited to preview work in progress and chat with the artists in the informal environment of the studios.

On Wednesday, March 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and again from 7:30 – 9:30 pm, visitors are invited to drop by the studios of graduate students. This event is scheduled in conjunction with the Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art, presented at 6:00pm in War Memorial Hall by NY Times art critic, Roberta Smith.


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Go Hard Or Go Home By Humboldt Magnussen

At Videofag 187 Augusta Ave

March 20th 7 to 10


By Humboldt Magnussen

By Humboldt Magnussen

Go Hard of Go Home is an exhibition by emerging artist Humboldt Magnussen, MFA candidate from OCAD University. This body of work has an autobiographical point of departure, reflecting my own identity and rural Saskatchewan upbringing, as well as being influenced by research on hyper masculinities displayed in sport. I have created sculptures, photos and performances that counters and subverts ideas of manliness. Through ornamentation and the insertion of my own queer body into a hyper masculine context I attempt to expand existing notions of masculinity, into more inclusive ones.

Opening Reception March 20th 7 – 10 at Videofag.

The gallery hours are 11 am to 5pm March 20-23, 25-28, and 30th

The artist will be in attendance.

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Augumented Cinema Film Festival 3

At The Royal Cinema 608 College Street

April 17th 630 to 9

ANNOUNCING THE 3rd ANNUAL OCAD U Augmented Cinema Film Festival!


Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at The Royal Cinema

Admission is completely FREE thanks to OCAD Student Union Grants

This event is open to the public, anyone can come out and see some great films and show some support for these emerging OCAD U talents.


Deadline to submit work: April 1st, 2014

Email for details and to submit

All current OCAD U students and Alumni are eligible to submit work!

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Call for Proposals

Gallery TPW is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation and critical investigation of contemporary still and time-based images, exploring the exchange between photography, film and video. Through a diverse program of exhibitions, screenings, performance, new critical writing and unique public programs, TPW is distinctive in expanding an awareness of the vital role that images play in contemporary culture. Committed to the development of a critical visual literacy, TPW programs have a strong investment in the creative potential of pedagogy, cross-disciplinary dialogue and engaged institutional collaboration.

Since the fall of 2012, Gallery TPW has occupied a temporary storefront while we work towards our goal of securing a sustainable long-term home. Our project space, branded as TPW R&D, is intended as a transitional and flexible space for shared research and the development of critical discourse. As a temporary research office, our focus is discursive programming — writing, screenings, discussions, workshops, and fluid exhibition and performance strategies — where we can think out loud about our methodologies for looking and showing as much as we continue to directly experience the force of images.

While we remain committed to the long-term project of the gallery as a space of productive, sustained engagement with images, during the R&D period we’ve taken the emphasis off the treadmill of exhibitions. Our intention is to broadly consider what “research” looks like, what its goals are, and how we can do it in and with a public.

We invite local and international artists, curators and thinkers to submit expressions of interest for working with us at TPW R&D. We’re particularly interested in proposals that bring together acts of showing with directed acts of critical and affective engagement, with material and ideas but also, importantly, with each other.

You can get a sense of how things have been shaped here:, but we’re certain you have new ideas about where to take TPW R&D next.

Send your ideas to our curator Kim Simon at There’s no deadline, we’re happy to have this be an ongoing conversation while we’re in the R&D space. Just give us some time to get back to you.


Klondike Institute of Art and Culture


The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City, Yukon Territory is now accepting proposals from visual artists and curators working in all media for both ODD Gallery exhibition programming and the KIAC Artist in Residence Program. Submissions will be considered for the January 2015 to December 2015 exhibition and residency schedule.




Visit the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) online at for more information.




The ODD Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space housed in KIAC. The ODD Gallery’s year-round programming features solo and group exhibitions (selected and curated by committee) by regional, national and international visual artists, as well as the annual thematic project, The Natural & The Manufactured. The gallery also presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of national and international contemporary visual arts practices and theories.

The Natural & The Manufactured project re-examines the various cultural and economic values imposed on the environment, while exploring alternative political, social, economic and aesthetic strategies towards a re-interpretation of landscape and social infrastructure. The Gallery seeks proposals from visual artists working in all media for this yearly thematic project, which consists of two exhibition-creation residencies leading to one gallery-based and one outdoor installation. New project ideas are encouraged. Applications to the N&M will be considered for 6-week residencies culminating in site-specific exhibitions opening August 14, 2015.

For application guidelines regarding both the general exhibition call and The Natural & the Manufactured thematic call, visit the ODD Gallery online:

To view specific information regarding The Natural & the Manufactured thematic call







Founded in 2001, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed nearly 200 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. The program operates year-round and accommodates two artists concurrently for residencies of four to twelve weeks in duration. Artists in Residence also facilitate outreach programs such as artist talks, open studios and workshops intended to promote interaction and professional development, and advance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary arts practices within the community.


Complete submission guidelines for the Artist in Residence Program are available here:





The Eleventh Joseph Plaskett Award! 2014


Now Accepting Applications

A $25,000 Award

Outstanding Emerging Canadian Painter

For applications, guidelines and questions (FAQ) please view the website:

JURY The jury takes place each year in a different city. Our thanks to the time and considerate expertise given by the2013 Jury: Renee Van Halm, Robert Youds and Ben Reeves in Vancouver.

This year the 2014 Jury will be held in Winnipeg.


Download the 2014 application form at Application dossier must reach the Plaskett Foundation (not post-marked) at the Toronto office of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) by 4 pm April 1, 2014.


The recipient of the award will be announced in Vancouver at the “Ten Years of the Plaskett; Exhibition and Symposium” events to be held at the Equinox Gallery and Emily Carr University on Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10, 2014.

The Prize will also be announced at the Presidents Dinner of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) AGA on Saturday May17 as part of the 134th Annual General Assembly held this year in Edmonton. Following this, the announcement will be on the website.


The Joseph Plaskett Foundation was established in 2004 and partners with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) to fulfill the vision and generousity of the Canadian born artist Joseph Plaskett, now in his 96th year, to lend expertise and administrative support.

The Plaskett Award process, now in its eleventh year, is coordinated by Emily Carr University of Art + Design Professor and artist, Landon Mackenzie. The philosophy of Mackenzie and her colleagues on the Joseph Plaskett Foundation is that strong juries choose strong candidates, which in turn enhances the integrity of this prestigious award.


All inquiries about the Joseph Plaskett Foundation and The Plaskett Award may be directed to