DINOVEMBER at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Fossil amonnite ring by Slashpile Designs
Join for the second weekend of DINOVEMBER at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery! Find a celebration of all things dinosaur - and in fact all extinct life of the Mesozoic - at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St W, from 12 to 6 this weekend or 10:30 to 2:30 on Tuesday.

Fine art: painting, printmaking and scupture; jewellery, housewares, cards and toys and some great gift ideas for dinosaur-lovers young and old! Here's a little peak at items in the show.
Terra Incognita by PaperParadigm
Dinosaur planters from
Sonic Bloom

Watercolour whimsical dinosaurs from Deirdre Wicks of Water in my Paint
Screenprinted T. rexes on paper and as stuffed animals by sunandstarsco

Dinosaur heart multimedia sculpture by the vexed muddler

Linocut dinosaurs and other Mesozoic creatures from minouette



Vendor Call: Bloor West Village 2nd Annual Christmas Market

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


CALLING ALL VENDORS, CRAFTERS AND ARTISANS!!!
BLOOR WEST VILLAGE 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET is looking for 10 Vendors/Crafters/Artisans to Participate mixing in with our local BIA members to sell their product! It will be a fun filled family day! Over 3,000 attendees last year! 
Date: November 25th 2017 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $80 for 10x10 space including table, including 2 chairs, covered tent, and additional signage you get to keep! 
Contact: Mary Isaacs - mary@shopbloorwest.com for more information!

Vendor Call - Holiday Market December 2nd at Tokki!

Friday, October 13, 2017


Calling all local makers!!
Tokki is holding their first annual Holiday Market on December 2nd and we are looking for local makers who make cute things for kiddos.

If this is you please email info@tokki.ca and introduce yourself and provide 3-5 photos of the awesome things you make and a link to your website and socIal media platforms.

The fee is $45 for the day and we have limited spots available.
We look forward to seeing your amazing stuff.
Deadline to apply is Oct 22

October Workshops at the T.E.S.T Gallery Space

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Join Jaycow Saturday, October 21st at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery space for a workshop in working with Thermoplastic!
This material has incredible potential. A high tech material used in the medical industry, this form of Thermoplastic is just now being explored
by artists/makers looking for a new material that can yield fairly instant organic shapes, sculptural forms. It can be spray painted, brush painted
sewn/wired onto other materials, cut, rolled. Worked into weavings, paintings, jewellery, sculpture, and unique headwear.

Saturday, Oct 21st 12pm start - $155pp  
Seats are limited, reserve yours here (short link):http://wp.me/P3U9AI-14a

Jaycow started her millinery journey in the London College of Fashion in 2004. She also trained with Rose Cory, Royal Milliner to the late Queen Mother.
With a great passion for millinery, Jaycow has travelled the world attending millinery events; The International Millinery Forum, Hats of to Melbourne, Hats off to Brisbane and Millinery Meet Up to learn from well known, experienced milliners.
Considered a pioneer of millinery in Hong Kong, introducing the craft of bespoke millinery to the Hong Kong fashion scene in 2005. Jaycow was one of very few milliners to work in Hong Kong, creating bespoke hats for a city where one might not expect to find so many millinery enthusiasts. Such an unusual profession in an unexpected city meant that Jaycow achieved a kind of industry status as the go-to person for hats. Her designs have crowned the heads of famous pop music icons,
actors, socialites, brides and fashionistas in Hong Kong, Japan, USA, China and the UK.
Now based in Toronto, Jaycow enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other like-minded enthusiasts through special workshops.
She has taught workshops in Hong Kong, USA, Australia and China and now in Toronto!
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Wilder Duncan's Bat Skeleton Articulation Workshop

Reserve your seats with a deposit of $135 (class fee $270)  
In this class, students will learn how to create an osteological preparation of a bat in the fashion of 19th century zoological displays. A cleaned bat skeleton (Pipistrellus abramus), a glass dome, branches, glue, tools, and all necessary materials will be provided for each student, but one should feel welcome to bring small feathers, stones, dried flowers, dead insects, natural elements, or any other materials s/he might wish to include in his/her composition. Students will leave the class with a visually striking, fully articulated, "lifelike" bat skeleton posed in a tall glass dome. The class will focus on teaching ancient methods of specimen preparation that link science with art: students will create compositions involving natural elements and, according to their taste, will compose a traditional Victorian environment or a modern display.
Workshops taking place:
Thursday evening, Oct 12 6:30pm start
Saturday afternoon, Oct 14 12pm start
Sunday afternoon, Oct 15 12pm start 
Reserve your seat here with a deposit-  http://nanopod.tv/skeleton-articulation-workshop

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Elvis & Frida sugar skulls by, Rio Valdez 

Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Making Workshops!

October 28 & 29th come make and decorate sugar skulls for Halloween and our                      Day of the Dead ofrenda!  $20pp 13yrs on up! $10 per child 12 – 5yrs*
Everyone is welcome to join the fun! Learn how to make and decorate Mexican sugar skulls. Learn about Dia de los Muertos festivities and the Ofrenda. How to construct sugar skulls will be demonstrated. Adding foils, paper flowers & icing will be demonstrated. Participants will then decorate their sugar skulls using Royal icing, metallic foils and more!  Fun for the whole family!  Workshops start at 12pm Saturday and Sunday. Green chile/corn tamales, tacos, chips & various salsas, churros, horchata and more (so, don’t eat lunch beforehand!) * children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.


Halloween may be on Oct. 31, but there’s another spooky date on the calendar directly after: “Dia de los Muertos.”  -from ibtimes.com
Now celebrated in countries around the world, Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a two-day holiday which originated in Mexico to remember deceased loved ones. It’s a Mexican national holiday and the country’s largest celebration of the year, but Dia de los Muertos extends well beyond to Guatemala, Brazil, Spain and Mexican-American communities in the United States.
The observance is Nov. 1 and 2, coinciding with the Catholic All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Typically, the two-day celebration is divided into separate days to honor deceased youth, Dia de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) or Dia de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels) on Nov. 1, and adults for Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 2. In some beliefs, it is a three-day holiday beginning on Oct. 31, All Hallows Eve, when some believe the souls of young children arise at midnight.
Not to be confused with Halloween, this holiday has a rich history and involves more than dressing up in costumes or trick-or-treating.
On Dia de los Muertos, families gather to celebrate those who have died as well as build altars in their homes, schools or other public places to pay homage to the deceased. Many honor the dead with gifts of sugar skulls, chocolate, marigolds (the Mexican flower of death), sweetbreads and trinkets. Families also typically visit graves to deliver the ofrendas, or “offerings,” and hold vigils with candles and photos.
Dia de los Muertos can be traced back to the Aztecs who celebrated with a festival for the goddess of the underworld, Mictecacihuatl, and the Catholic Spanish conquistadors’ All Saints’ and All Souls’ days. Scholars have noted the indigenous cultures of Mexico honor the Lady of the Dead, the modern La Catrina, which many recognize today as a skeleton woman wearing a fancy hat.

The Toronto Etsy Street Team's Christmas Marketplace Vendor Call!

Friday, October 6, 2017

In case the form above doesn't work for you here is a link to the application form: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TorontoEtsyStreetTeam/TheTorontoEtsySteetTeamChristmasMarketplaceVendorApplication

Vendor Call: Found: Holiday Edition

Thursday, October 5, 2017



Found: Holiday Edition
Found is a collective of designers, artists and makers who would like to educate and build the maker community while encouraging the Toronto community at large to discover and explore who they are. It's a place where non-makers can participate and be enabled to start making for themselves. Packed with guest speakers, affordable workshops, interactive games and a swanky curated bazaar - this magical one day festival is a first of its kind.

We’re seeking Makers from the Greater Toronto area for the first edition of Found. If you have never sold any of your goods through a market before, this is a great time to be seen and showcased!
Event Date: November 25, 2017

Location:
The Costume House
165 Geary Ave, 2nd Floor, M6H 2B8, Toronto
*No elevator access to venue
To Apply:
Visit https://foundfest.com/application to fill out the application.


Preliminary Details: Makers will be provided a table and be required to be onsite to sell their items on the day of the event. We will be advertising this event to the broader community, and throughout social media.
Minimum of 5 good quality images of your items. Items must be produced and designed by you. If chosen to participate we will require one high resolution professional image of your products for promotional purposes. Applicants will be chosen based on a juried selection and notified by October 24th if they have been chosen to participate.

Application Deadline:
October 21st, 2017

Vendor Fee:
$115 per table, includes one 6’ table and two chairs. Table sharing is allowed. Full payment of your fee will be due by October 27th in order to secure your table at the event and ensure that you are included in all promotional materials. Use promo code TIGER40 to save $40 off the table price. Offer ends Oct 15, 2017.

Due Date Timeline:
October 21, 2017 – Application Due
October 24, 2017 – Invitation to Participate

Marketing Campaign:
Poster Distribution throughout the GTA
Facebook/ Instagram Exposure
Press Releases to various outlets

Questions? Email us at gotfound@foundfest.com

Vendor call: Wychwood Barns Holiday Market

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Wychwood Barns will be hosting a very special two day holiday market occurring on Saturday December 9th (Night Market) 5pm – 11pm and Sunday December 10th (Day Market) 9am-6pm. A unique event that will animate both Barn 2 and the Covered Courtyard at Artscape Wychwood Barns with an exciting variety of elements. 

The Holiday Market will include: 
- SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET: With special performances. 
- BAR: A full bar in Barn 2, operational 5 pm – 11 pm Saturday and 11 am – 6 pm Sunday. 
- GREAT FOOD: Wonderful things to eat for our guests – food and dessert vendors, curated by The Stop in the Stop Classroom and also around the bake oven, available throughout the event. 
- PERFORMANCES: A central live performance stage in Barn 2 programmed with continuous entertainment including choir performances, bands, singers and perhaps even some holiday storytelling! 
- DECKED HALLS: Festive holiday décor throughout, trees and more, under the string lights.

Inquiries can be directed to brad.tr.stevenson@gmail.com - deadline is October 31
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