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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair



The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher award for students in the Illustration, Material Art & Design (MAAD), Photography and Printmaking/Publications programs. Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 59th year of this annual event; Canada's leading juried outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 360 exhibitors and attracts 130,000 visitors each year.

Award Winners

Congratulations to Varvara Nedilska (Illustration, 2020) who was presented with awards at TOAF. Varvara received the Best of Student Award and the Student Purchase Award. 


Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Date: July 2-12, 2020


Anastasia Tarkhanova

Anastasia is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, working as  a digital artist, graphic designer, painter, and muralist for private and corporate clients. Anastasia am passionate about exploring different mediums and working on versatile projects to keep the work innovative and fresh.

Brian Jiang

Brian Jiang is a queer non-binary artist and illustrator of Chinese descent based in Toronto. Brian’s practice comprises of drawing, painting, illustration, sequential narrative, and animation. Their current work primarily investigates the creation of hypothetical worlds and the reinterpretation of personal memories .

Christian Applegate

Christian Applegate (b. 1997, Toronto) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto.

Their ceramic and illustrative work explores the intangible feelings of queer-ness, gender identity, and humour through motifs, patterns and forms found in nature.

Daniel Cardoso

Daniel Cardoso is a emerging printmaking artist based in Toronto. His artwork focuses on creating visual narratives and iconographies hidden in intricate patterns as a means of disseminating his past. Daniel's goal is to combine the visual patterns themes of queerness, trauma, mental health, and identity in contemporary print work.

Darcy Roop

Darcy was born in Montreal and studied Illustration in Toronto at OCADU. She is a multidisciplinary artist with a commitment to small reminders of joy. Her imagery is naive and whimsical and she loves exploring different art-making methods, such as coloured pencils, painting, ceramic, and textiles. Her work  emphasizes themes of play and longing

Emma Enright

Emma Enright is a textile artist and designer from Dundas, Ontario.  Her current series of work investigates the materiality of textiles with a specific emphasis on weaving. Embodying traditional weaving techniques she creates contemporary handwoven artwork for interior spaces. 

Julia Mathew

Julia is a designer and artist based in Toronto. She specializes in bringing creative strategy and mixed-media together in her work. She's passionate about fresh design thinking— creating a design language rather than a style. She is committed to bringing marginalized voices  and generational immigrant communities to the forefront of her work

Kirollos Kilada

Kirollos is an artist and illustrator based in Mississauga, ON, Canada.  He works in a variety of techniques both old and contemporary in order to create work that finds meaning in mystery and chaos.  As a trained illustrator and artist his work focuses on visual metaphors and symbolic language.  In this way, Kirollos tell peculiar stories from history, current news and every day occurrences.

Mika Treszczynski

Varvara Nedilska

Varvara is a Toronto-based Ukrainian Canadian artist whose practice focuses mainly around narrative illustration and  although recently she has been branching out more into printmaking and other media. Her works are in analogue media (most often inks and watercolours) and some of my biggest inspirations are medieval and surrealist art, fashion, folk/“outsider” art and the natural world.


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