Sylvia Galbraith, Photographer

Silver Creek Photography,
Fergus, Ontario

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Sylvia Galbraith, Photographer

Silver Creek Photography,
Fergus, Ontario


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Every so often something really good happens....  It seems like I’m not the only one who feels I should return to Newfoundland to “Explore and Create”. Thank you Canada Council for the Arts for believing in, and funding my next project. I’m honoured, and totally stunned by the news that I have been given a grant to cover my expenses.  But even more important to me than the funding is the fact that a panel of jurors, made up of professionals in the art world, felt my proposal was important, and that it should become a reality.

This is a project I've had in mind for a long time;  one that's been repeatedly put on hold with one thing and another, including COVID-19 (ok, MOSTLY because of COVID-19!).  I had almost given up on it, but with the support of the Canada Council, I'm feeling optimistic and even more excited about the work than before.  I'm not letting too much info out just yet, but will keep you updated as things progress.

 

Quilt


 

Summer 2021 - Note that the TOAF gallery will remain online until December 31, 2021.    Summer's here, and with it comes the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, celebrating its 60th year!  While the fair is running on-line again, it is one of the most anticipated arts events of the year.  I will have work in the show, and while you wait for the opening date, you can enjoy the artwork right now, starting with my gallery.  The website opens for sales on July 2, but in the meantime, feel free to browse, and contact me if you'd like more information.

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Canada’s largest and longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair is turning 60!

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair will take place from July 2-11 and celebrate 400+ artists online.

May 19, 2021 (Toronto, ON): Celebrating their milestone 60th Anniversary this year, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) will bring together the public and artists once again to connect, engage, and showcase art via their online platform for the second consecutive year. Starting today, the public will be able to get to know the 400+ juried artists, browse thousands of artworks, start planning their art purchases, and get a sneak peek of all the exciting programming celebrating TOAF60. The main cultural hub for TOAF60 will be hosted on the not-for-profit arts organization’s new website at TOAF.ca.

TOAF began in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Motor Hotel in 1961 when founders and philanthropists Murray and Marvelle Koffler joined forces with former Director of the National Gallery of Canada Alan Jarvis, and artist Jack Pollock. Four years later, the Fair moved to the newly built Nathan Phillips Square and has since showcased over 20,000 artists, given out over one million dollars in awards, generated millions in artist sales, and welcomed over 130,000 visitors and collectors annually. 60 years later, TOAF not only prevails but continues to innovate and reinvent. Last year, TOAF swiftly shifted to a robust, contemporary e-commerce platform and delivered a highly engaging digital event and online fair that saw a 300% increase in visitor traffic to the website. Art lovers throughout Canada, the US, and as far as Japan and Hong Kong, brought over 600 works of art to their homes, offices and galleries.

We are so proud of how far TOAF has come over the years and to have played a role in the careers of so many talented artists”, says Anahita Azrahimi, TOAF Executive & Creative Director. “There are so many artists who began at TOAF’s iconic tents and have since experienced great success. One of the most amazing things about the Fair is discovering new talent and watching them grow and prosper. We can’t wait to see what the next 60 years will bring!”

 

 


 

I've finally finished the exhibition catalogue for my recent show that the Elora Centre for the Arts, which ran from October to December 2020.  Click here for the full catalogue.

 

Continuum catalogue


 

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© Sylvia Galbraith, 2020.