Sold yesterday: TOAF59 Best of Painting Award Winner Keight MacLean, 'Slight', 2020, acrylic and black mica medium on canvas
Dear Friend of TOAF,
We can't believe we've reached the end of TOAF59! Our artists have sold nearly 500 artworks in the past 10 days, and more are going to new homes as we speak. The TOAF team and I could not be more proud.
We are incredibly happy to have been able to make this happen for our artists as well as engage our community and expand our reach beyond the physical perimeter of Nathan Phillips Square. Replays of our virtual programming of Art Talks, Artist Studio Tours, and Live Chats are all available online, and there are still many beautiful works available on our website.
Usually on the closing day of the Fair, our team goes around to spend time with our artists, catch up in person, and buy art ourselves. We dearly miss this today! We also make a point of tasting the delicious offerings of our amazing food vendors who keep our visitors hydrated and well-nourished. This year, Propeller Coffee and Tropic Love lent their support to our virtual fair through our Gifts of Heart campaign. We are grateful, and we hope you keep supporting our artists and local businesses.
It is bitter sweet to say goodbye digitally and not be able to hug, shake hands, exchange a big smile, or even just wave at each other in real life.
Stay tuned for our closing toast at 3:30pm on Instagram Live, and enjoy today's final curated collection of paintings by Kelly McKenzie of McKenzie Art Projects.
Let's cheers to an amazing roster of our first ever online fair!
WORKS STILL AVAILABLE: (left) Francis Muscat, 'Gellie Series', 2019, flame cut glass, cast glass, tinted acrylic adhesive; (right) Roz Hermant, 2020, neon vinyl, plexiglass, foam
Curated Collection: Kelly McKenzie
Curator of the Corporate Art Collection at Manulife as well as the Principal of McKenzie Art Projects, a fine art advisory and appraisal firm, Kelly McKenzie shares with us her picks of vivid paintings from this year’s roster.
Learn more about McKenzie Art Projects.
View replays of previous virtual events on our Youtube channel, and InstagramTV for Artist Studio Tours and Artist Live Chats.
Share your latest TOAF59 purchases with us! Don't forget to use the hashtag #TOAF59 on social media.