fbpx

Author Archive:

SMPZM Video Exhibit: The Art of Solitude at Artscape Weston Common

The Art of Solitude

The theme of the book is Solitude.

  • Previous winners can participate
  • Paying artists can go ahead and submit their artwork now
  • The 1st wave of artists will be selected at the Video Exhibit on March 27th
     
  • The event will be produced by Artscape who will provide us with a film studio/space

For more info about Artscare Weston Common Click here

  • On the day of the event, artists will
  • Get their professional photos taken
  • Get professional photos of their art taken
  • You can review the project outline below

COVID regulations are enforced 

Registration process

Submit your work, make sure to include your bio

  1.     Once you’re registered you’ll be sent to our participation page
  • Participation starts at $30 per month
  • Register 1st, get organized, worry about paying when you’re ready
  • 10% of your fees goes back to fundraising 
  • You can cancel any time

 Click the link below to register

  1.     When you secure participation you’ll get your own account on our website with access to your own Merch shop, members exclusive content, workshops, and CreativeUTO programs 
     
  2.     Receive a welcome package including promotional material 
  3.     You become eligible for Artist of the Month where you can win $100 (Artist with the most views in a given month on CreativeUTO.ca according to Google Analytics)
     
  4.     We publish your work on our Website where fans can buy bundles of your art.
  5.     Your fans can start critiquing your work by leaving comment

Profit share

  1.     You get 60% for each sale you generate,
  2.     the collective as a whole gets 60% for general sales (think of merchandise with multiple artworks)
  3.     10% goes towards funding TICOT, ASE Community and Sistering
     
  4.     and we take 30%

 

Video Exhibit on Saturday February 27th

  • $300 to 3 Featured Artsits

Video Exhibit at Weston Common March 27th

  • $3,500 between 3 Artists 
  • Cover artists gets: $2,500
  • 2 Featured artists get $500
     
  • Artist of the month gets $100 (AotM is determined by website views on CreativeUTO)
  • Submissions are open to Toronto artists.
  • Some preference will be given to local Toronto and GTA based artists.

 

 Selection process

  1.     Art will be selected by a creative team of industry insiders and professionals including existing members of Creative UTO. 
  2.     You also get a time slot for our Creative Event where we will take professional photos of you, your art, go through an artist interview

Deadlines

  •    About 20 spaces available between both events
  •   All participatings must complete a Business Model Canvass workshop before being eligible for community
  •   Participation fee starts at $30 per month
  •   Participation fee goes up to $35 per month February
  • 10 percent goes towards fundraising in the art community

Submission guidelines: 

  •   High Resolution Art (should be print capable)
  •   Make sure to include a list of name, medium, price

 

  •   Visually striking eye candy
  •   Visual Art (drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media)
  •   Photography
  •   Short stories
  •   Poetry
  •   Other written work (personal essays, creative non-fiction, etc)
  •   Performance (Dance, music, etc)
  •   Art installations
  •   Experimental Arts

Registration process

Submit your work, make sure to include your bio

  1.     Once you’re registered you’ll be sent to our participation page
  • Participation starts at $30 per month
  • Register 1st, get organized, worry about paying when you’re ready
  • 10% of your fees goes back to fundraising 
  • You can cancel any time

 Click the link below to register

 

Shop – Quarterly Art Anthology. Get Monthly Merch #TOArtGiftIdeas

Pre Order - Symposium below (and get the limited edition hardcover version)

 

  • Pay 1-time fee of $60
  • Limited Edition 1 hardcover Anthology sent to you 
  • Merchandise featuring Toronto Art sent to you monthly
  • The fee covers items, fundraiser, shipping and handling
  • (1-month trial) Members exclusive content and discounts
  • (1-month trial) Option to create your own shop
  • (1-month trial) Access to our Exhibits and Creative Workshops

 

 

Anthology + Monthly Merch

 

  • Starts at $60 then you pay $50 per month. (Cancel anytime)
  • The fee covers items, fundraiser, shipping and handling
  • Members exclusive content and discounts
  • Option to create your own shop
  • Access to our Exhibits and Creative Workshops
  • A hardcover Anthology sent to you quarterly
  • Merchandise featuring Toronto Art sent to you monthly

 

 

Cancel anytime

PayPal

Shop – The Surealism of Anne Nawrocka

Anne Nawrocka was born and spent her early years in Communist Poland, before moving to Germany and then eventually immigrating to Canada in 1989.

She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) with a diploma in Communication and Design. She’s been painting for over 25 years as well as sculpting, cross-stitching, and photography. Working with oils and acrylics, she paints anything from realism to surrealism and abstraction.  

After spending time freelancing and working in a digital format, Anne was introduced to Lomography. This inspired her to go back to analog photography. She now converts her photos with the art of cross stitching to become part of her art. During the COVID outbreak and lockdown while spending hours cross-stitching her photography Anne has decided to get back to painting and is currently working on a new abstract series. 

 

 

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon, Get VIP access to art exhibits, Food, Art, Merchandise & Support projects that help with homelessness, mental health, and isolation in the art community
https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

Follow her on Instagram
www.Instagram.com/aniasvisualart

Shop – The Colorful Paintings of Adele Steinberg

I have been painting for over 20 years. I have taken numerous workshops and learned from a myriad of excellent art teachers to whom I am most grateful.

I paint daily in my studio. I have an open mind and love to try new approaches. I have learned from many outstanding Toronto artists, and being a member of the Willowdale Group of Artists has influenced my love of art. I have participated in over 20 art shows including several solo shows with the North York Visual artists and have sold many paintings in both art shows and privately.

Painting is my passion, and I plan to continue the journey of discovery forever. I worked as an elementary teacher in Gifted Education for most of my career including teaching art which I found very rewarding.

 

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon, Get VIP access to art exhibits, Food, Art, Merchandise & Support projects that help with homelessness, mental health, and isolation in the art community

https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

Follow Adele on IG

www.Instagram.com/adele_steinberg

Shop – Melissa Moffat Mixed Media Artist

A real photographer’s eye has pushed Melissa Moffat’s vision into the world of mixed media. A talent for composition and whimsy — as well as her studies in applied photography, psychology, and religion — sets her fine-art collages apart from the rest.

Years behind the shutter snapping portraits of high profile musicians left her wanting to create art on a more intimate and emotional level.

Stripping down the pages of magazines, comics and books gave Melissa the therapeutic and meditative experience she sought. Her passion for comic culture proved to be an explosive element that exposed her to the world.

Comic lovers continue to embrace her art and allow her to connect to people on a tangible level. Her work currently adorns the walls of public spaces, hotels and the homes of the glitterati.

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon, Get VIP access to art exhibits, Food, Art, Merchandise & Support projects that help with homelessness, mental health, and isolation in the art community

https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

Visit her website

www.melissamoffat.com

Follow relevant links on Linktr.ee

linktr.ee/MelissaMoffat

Shop – Passionate Acrylics By Amanda Pesklevy

I am a local artist living in Pickering with roots in the East Coast - New Brunswick.

I have been painting part-time since 2010 and have this year decided to sell my art (with all of the new home offices cropping up this year why not?? 😆).

I am eternally optimistic and encouraging of others. I try to shine bright enough that others can’t hide in the darkness.

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon, Get VIP access to art exhibits, Food, Art, Merchandise & Support projects that help with homelessness, mental health, and isolation in the art community

https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

Visit her website

https://amandapesklevy.wixsite.com/passionateleigh

Become a fan on Facebook

https://business.facebook.com/passionateleigh

Follow her on IG

https://instagram.com/passionate_leigh

Symposium Phase 2 Starts Sat. Nov. 28th @3pm – GreenPort Store – 686 College ST.

Symposium: Art Anthology

Unicorns!

We are headed into the final leg of our collaborative exhibit.

The purpose of the Symposium event is for us to work around Covid-19 and use our social media platform and intimate physical space to curate an art anthology. The event includes Creative Unicorns of Toronto, alongside Toronto artists, and our guests.

The theme for the event is Radical Dreams of Equity Kindness. We're asking artists to envision a world after COVID-19. Art from the exhibit will be animated on merchandise like mugs, posters, t-shirts, and a quarterly art anthology.

Participating guests get their favorite art through Patreon where they can start as low as $10 per month. Patreon members get VIP access to the exhibit online and at GreenPort Cc on 686 Collge St. Guests also get access to the digital version of the anthology on CreativeUTO.ca. If these guests stay long enough, they’d eventually get the anthology.

Event overview below

Saturday, November 28th starting at 3 pm

The event will be live-streamed

Symposium Video Exhibit at GreenPort CC

  • Located on 686 College Street
  • COVID 19 Restriction rules are in place
     
  • Very limited space available about 5 artists at the time
  • The event starts at 3 pm till 9 pm
  • There will be live DJ music, food, and coffee all-day
  • The event will be live-streamed on social media platforms
  • we will be taking video of artists
  • We will be taking pictures of the artwork
  • All artwork will be printed on 11 by 17 posters
  • Posters will be displayed at GreenPort CC

Participate

Guests can vote online or in-person at Greenport CC

  • Facebook or IG like = 3 points
  • Facebook or IG, website comments = 5 points
  • In-person on GreenPort CC = 12 points
  • Influencer's vote = 20 points

(Phase 3) Saturday, December 12th starting at 3 pm

  • Product launch
  • Winners get their cheques
  • Winners get a bag full of SWAG from Greenport CC
  • Symposium Video Exhibit at GreenPort CC
     

 

Participate

Shop – Tracy Money Queen: Determined, Resilient & Strong

An Aries and true to her sign, Tracy is determined, resilient, and strong. She values leadership and courage, always working to improve herself daily.

Tracy grew up rather modestly with very little money. Inspiring and pushing her at a very young age to learn the value of a dollar eventually allowed her to manifest her financial goals. Alongside individuals who have shared tools, tips, and knowledge that have been monumental during her journey.

Looking back at all the years she had not touched a paintbrush or charcoal pencil; Tracy had felt utter disappointment and was resentful. She had stored all her abilities in a box after her dreams came crashing down, if she couldn’t attend University and pursue a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts then she believed she had failed and would again never feel that passion. Or so she thought!

Its really funny how the universe works! She never forgets your dreams; we are often the ones creating blockages in our minds… It's been exactly 16 years since Tracy has felt that artistic passion. She hadn’t realized up until now and thanks to her dear friend, that art has been the missing puzzle piece to her life up to this point. Her friend couldn’t have been more right about that!

Relearning a skill, you thought you had lost is like riding a bike, a gift is never lost. It is so true; Tracy has never felt more confident and the blockades she had created in her mind were finally opening and inspirations flowed through like a floodgate to her soul.

“Get in touch with yourself. The fountain of creativity begins with the stream of conscious thought flowing inside you. Open the floodgate and creative ideas come rushing out.” – Nita Leland

Soul-working has taken Tracy on quite the journey thus far, she could have never envisioned a few years ago that she would be thriving in her element. Pursuing her dreams of becoming an artist, collaborating with members of the beautification group by creating a 4x8 feet acrylic mural named “A Flip of Faith” with the help of her two daughter's that is showcased within the downtown core of her town as an initiative in beautifying the community. She has created an online presence for her charcoal and acrylic pieces and has commissioned several charcoal portraits and has created a name for herself in the artistic community. To think that unraveling and writing down in a blog all of her thoughts/emotions she had pushed down for most of her adult life would eventually help her find that missing puzzle piece; her artistic passion.

All Tracy can say is never give up on yourself, the universe always finds a way in helping you learn the lessons required for you to truly become the person you’ve always dreamt. She often catches herself smiling at how everything has unraveled so far. Your guardian angels and guides are always there for you when you least expect it.

Love Tracy aka Mrs. Money Queen

 

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon, Get VIP access to art exhibits, Food, Art, Merchandise & Support projects that help with homelessness, mental health, and isolation in the art community

https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

View her art on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/Soulworking1987

Follow her on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/soulworking1987/

or shop on her website

https://mrsmoneyqueen.com

Shop- Self Thought Toronto Artist Jennie Belaiev

I am a Toronto based Canadian artist and I had a passion for creating ever since I could remember. I absolutely love experimenting with different tools, mediums, and subjects.⁠ ⁠ I am self-taught and a firm believer that although creating art is a skill, it is mostly the expression of your being. And that every one of my paintings represents me in some way or another.

 

 

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon, Get VIP access to art exhibits, Food, Art, Merchandise & Support projects that help with homelessness, mental health, and isolation in the art community

https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

Visit her website below

https://jenniebelaievart.com/

Follow her on IG

https://www.instagram.com/jbelaiev/

Become a fan on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/JennieBelaievArt/

Shop – Chris Crewe Uses a Sledgehammer To Create Abstract Art

Chris Crewe compares life to a trapeze act. Always knowing that the next rung will be there, he hasn't fallen yet. The Canadian artist has been studying the use of sledgehammer as a paintbrush, replicating marks, and incorporating them into his abstract works. Crewe also makes paint markers out of plastic bottles by melting the plastic to turn the lid into a spout, often using them to draw in free-flowing gestures. His unique works are meant to 'brighten your day'.

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon and get monthly art + merchandise

https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

View his website

www.ccrewe.com

Visit more art on Saathiaart and Singulart

www.saatchiart.com/ccrewe

www.singulart.com/en/artist/chris-crewe-10989