Cassandra Ciarallo

Artist Statement: Chic Made Consciously aligns trendy with sustainability. Our designs are beautifully handcrafted by artisans in Bali, Indonesia from repurposed inner tube and car tires. We aim to provide pieces that are unique and fashionable – consciously made to reduce waste and preserve our environment. Media Category: Jewellery / Accessories Website: http://www.chicmadeconsciously.com    …

Lola Kerecki

Artist Statement: Art is the platform I choose as an outlet for my creativity. It allows me to express what I believe to be my truth, emotion & thought process. Whether it be through a canvas, sculpture or mixed media; I am able to use any number of avenues to present my work. My art…

Darryl Barnes

Artist Statement: For the past 14 years, I’ve been throwing unique pieces of pottery on the potters wheel. One distinguishing feature of my work is my passion for bold coloured glazes and each pot is most certainly one-of-a-kind. I use mostly porcelain, a clay that’s very strong and chip resistant, to make functional pottery that…

Mika Sato

Artist Statement: I was born in Hiroshima, Japan, and grew up surrounded by the bounty of nature that both nurtured and inspired me. In my homeland I studied the ancient floral art of Ikebana, and this has profoundly influenced my design aesthetic over the last twenty-five years. I moved to Canada in 1997 and then…

Alexander Koltakov

Artist Statement: I am truly passionate about the amazing beauty of nature, processing it through my eyes, my mind and my hands to the stillness of canvases , aspire to express not the picture, but the life itself, without forgetting the fabulousness of human presence in it. Inspired by the great impressionist painters such as…

Erika Squires

Artist Statement: Art has always been an incredibly important part of my life. It’s the reflection of what I see and feel. As a visual person, art is my way of expressing my innermost perspective. I have been painting since I was a child. I have also been drawn to photography for a long time,…

Mary-Lynn Arturi

Artist Statement: Mary-Lynn Arturi began pottery later on in life. In 1994 she received her Bachelor of Applied Arts in photography. She began studying pottery with ceramic artists in Toronto and at Haliburton School of The Arts. She teaches visual art, video and communications at a self-directed learning school in Toronto. Media Category: Ceramics Website:…

Anna Luckai

Artist Statement: My work blazes the trail into the possibility of hand crafting garments in contemporary styles using the most ecologically conscious and certified sustainable materials and then infusing them with colour and healing qualities in the ways of our foremothers. iag stands for “it’s all good”. Media Category: Fibre Art Website: http://www.iagoriginals.com    …

Julia McNeely

Artist Statement: I am a painter living and working in Toronto. I work in acrylics on large scale canvas. My subject matter can vary from floral to landscape but my signature pieces, the pieces I love the most are my animals. Strong bold portraits of animals. I paint domestic animals, farm animals and wild Canadian…