Dear Friend of TOAF,
Today, you can start collecting works from the participating artists of TOAF62. The Online Art Fair is now Open!
As you know by now, 60+ artists are joining us Exclusively Online. Connect with them through email, social media, or arrange a virtual call if an artwork catches your eye and you want to know more about it before making a commitment. They are ready to hear from you!
To inspire you on your collecting journey, our first digital program is a captivating interview with exceptionally thoughtful and discerning art collectors Anjli Patel and Parambir Keila in conversation with curator Josh Heuman. You’ll learn all you need to know about developing a collection as they share their process of collecting contemporary artwork, and their emphasis on cultivating lasting relationships with artists, including their approach to collecting at Art Fairs such as TOAF. This is a gem of a conversation.
Tonight on Instagram, artist Efemena Ogboru takes us on an inspiring tour through her studio in Winnipeg. Tune in tomorrow to a fun kick-off with the exuberant Tiffany Pratt on Instagram Live, where she will share her passion in bringing art into every nook and cranny of a space to make it burst with energy and imagination. Explore Tiffany’s bright Curated Collection of the day, Conduits of Creativity, and Humza A. Mian’s thought-provoking reflections in Emerging from Grief.
Abisola & Heather & TOAF Team
Remembering Hakan Kamasik
We are deeply saddened about the passing of artist Hakan Kamasik. Hakan was a modern expressionist artist who was born in Turkey in 1992. He came to Toronto in 2021 and continued his art professionally. Hakan planned to showcase his work at the Fair in Nathan Phillips Square. Together with his family, we will be honouring his work and efforts during TOAF62. You can collect his work as part of the online Fair. He will be dearly missed.
Emerging from Grief
Curated by Humza A. Mian
Conduits of Creativity
Curated by Tiffany Pratt
What’s On Today
Collecting art is a personal endeavour involving many personal preferences and decisions. What subjects, styles and media are appealing? How do I display the artwork? In this candid conversation, Heuman probes the minds of ‘collector couple’ Patel and Keila about what motivates them in pursuit of art for their home, learn about specific artworks, and asks about the growth and evolution of their collection.
Studio Tour with Efemena Ogboru
7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram
Welcome to the studio of Efemena Ogboru. Gracing us all the way from Winnipeg, tune in to discover her multimedia artistic practice.
July 3 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram
With Tiffany Pratt, Designer and Creative Director
Studio Tour with Erin Pell
July 3 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram
Welcome to the studio of Erin Pell. Erin is tuning in from Saskatoon to show us the process behind gorgeous glass and wood based artworks.
A warm welcome to Tri-Art Manufacturing who are supporting the inaugural Tri-Art Painting Prize of $500 and a $500 gift card and joining us at the in-person Fair all the way from Kingston.
“Our team at Tri-Art Mfg. is thrilled to be a part of TOAF62, and we can’t wait to share our products and enthusiasm with art lovers visiting the Fair. Come to our booth in Zone E to learn more about our art supplies, see demonstrations, and maybe even snag a zine from our giveaway.”