CABBAGETOWN

ART & CRAFTS

September 8, 2017: 1pm - 7pm
September 9, 2017: 10am - 6pm
September 10, 2017: 10am - 6pm

2016 PRIZE WINNERS




FIRST PRIZE

Jeff Ballantyne

Noble Woodcraft

Award Donor:

Macdonald Porter Drees

mpdlawfirm.com








“My company, Noble Woodcraft, was born by combining my love for traditional wood work and my love for good food into one. I feel like am apprentice without a master as I explore the world of Green woodworking: the skill of using freshly felled trees to create useful objects which generally last a lifetime, with only a few simple hand tools. My goal is to bring back traditional wood craft to Ontario and my hope is that it will encourage folks to eat and shop local, as well as combat this ‘throw-away society’ by investing in quality.”

Contact:
noblewoodcraft.com

SECOND PRIZE

Marianne Chénard

Ceramics

Award Donor:

Macdonald Porter Drees

mpdlawfirm.com








Marianne Chénard is originally from Rimouski, Quebec. In 2008, she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Since 2009 she works on her ceramics in Montreal.

Through her multi disciplinary education of printmaking, painting, and ceramics, Chénard developed an unique style of creating utilitarian and sculptural objects while maintaining control over her imagery and surface treatments.

Using Canadian and Québécoise iconography, objects, and flora and fauna, Chénard questions the stereotypes of what it means to be Canadian. Through her imagery and forms she looks at our subconscious attachment to objects in relation to how identify ourselves.

Contact:
mariannechenard.com

THIRD PRIZE

Breanne Morrow

White Feather Designs
jewellery

Award Donor:

Macdonald Porter Drees

mpdlawfirm.com








In 2007 Breanne Morrow studied the art of silversmithing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She moved back to Ontario shortly after and White Feather Designs opened its doors to local retailers and online. Breanne primarily works in various forms of raw metals and colorful enamels, and is inspired by the beauty behind both vintage and modern design.

Breanne now resides in Meaford, Ontario, and works out of her basement studio in her farm house.

Contact:
wfdjewellery.com
breanne@wfdjewellery.com
Instagram: @wfdjewellery


LIBERTY PREP SCHOOL SPECIAL AWARD

Jackie Wong

Cornucopia
children's clothing

Award Donor:

Liberty Prep School

libertyprepschool.com













“Six years ago I rediscovered my love for sewing. Never did I think that it would lead me to where I am today. Through hand embroidery I have discovered an outlet for creativity that has become my passion. I love the whole process of sewing. From picking the fabric, to sewing the garment and embroidering the design. But my favourite part will always be meeting everyone at the craft sales, from my fellow artisans to all my customers both old and new.

“I have met so many wonderful people who have visited my booth and have encouraged me to continue. Thank you to all of you, to the organizers of Cabbagetown Art & Crafts, and to The Liberty Prep School, which sponsored this award.”

Contact:
needlepullingthread.ca

MONTCREST SCHOOL SPECIAL AWARD

Mika Sato

Mikafleur Design
floral design & pottery

Award Donor:

Montcrest School

montcrest.on.ca











“I was born in 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. In 2010 I decided to pursue my interest in pottery.

“My work is a unique fusion of hand built and wheel thrown pottery and floral elements. I grow many of my own botanicals while the rest are locally sourced. Along with orchids, succulents, and air plants, I incorporate found elements such as lichens, moss, and branches to create unique terrariums and planters. My orchid Kokedama are based on a Japanese technique of enclosing plants in moss balls which are then showcased in and on my pottery.”

Contact:
mikafleur.com
mikafleur@gmail.com

VIRGINIA HAMARA LAW OFFICE SPECIAL AWARD

Sam Pedicelli

Soft Sculpture & Contemporary Beadwork

Award Donor:

Virginia Hamara Law Office

hamaralaw.com












Toronto based artist working in a variety of media, including but not limited to textile sculptures and beadwork. Based in Toronto, Ontario. Recent graduate of OCAD University. Full-Time Artist in Residence at the Harbourfront Centre's Textile Studio since June 2015.

Contact:
sampedicelli.com

CAROLYN MCINTIRE SMYTH SPECIAL AWARD

Eiko Maeda

Eiko Ceramics

Award Donor:

Carolyn McIntire Smyth

chestnutpark.com










“Art was a natural path for me since I was little and the innate love of art brought me to the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. During that time I developed a particular interest in the deeply rooted tradition of Japanese ceramics. It was years later, after moving to Montreal, that I chose to fully pursue this passion by taking up the study of ceramics at the Visual Arts Centre, where I learned to translate my existing skills into a new medium.

“Today, I work in my own house studio in Woodbridge, Ontario. I use a technique called nerikomi, which is a hand-building technique that involves the use of coloured clay to make patterns. Through my work, I seek to explore this technique further and to share the beauty of Japanese ceramics here in Canada.”

Contact:
eikoceramics.jimdo.com
eikoceramics@gmail.com

RICHARD SILVER SPECIAL AWARD

Dayne Gedney

JB + DG
wood

Award Donor:

Richard Silver

sothebysrealty.ca















Dayna Gedney and Joseph Bauman met at school and fell in love while making furniture. JB+DG is a small product and design studio run by the husband and wife team. Joseph and Dayna are furniture makers, currently focusing on developing small products and design objects.

“We have our staples, but we love reinterpreting them. Finding new and beautiful ways to create, build and decorate with wood is as rewarding as it gets. At the heart of each project we aim to use luxurious materials to provide straightforward utility and simple beauty in equal measure.

“Our work is our passion, our home our haven. We design and build furniture we love to live with.”

Contact:
jbplusdg.com
dayna@jbplusdg.com
joseph@jbplusdg.com
Instagram: @jbplusdg

HON. GLEN MURRAY, MPP, SPECIAL AWARD

Genie Kim

Genie's Esquisses
painting

Award Donor:

The Honourable Glenn Murray, MPP

glenmurray.onmpp.ca














“I was born and raised in South Korea and graduated from the prestigious School of Fine Arts, Hongik University, in Seoul. After graduation, I started my own Art Academy for young people, in Seoul. In 1998, I settled in Canada, and have been a private art teacher in Oakville, Ontario, while participating in several art shows every year in the Toronto area and southern Ontario.

“The main theme of my work is the healing power of a mother’s love and sacrifice. My work produces an initial experience of whimsical joy within the heart, but upon further reflection echoes with an undertone of wistfulness, this duality accented by the non-western visual style.”

Contact:
www.geniekim.com
genies.esquisses@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/genies.esquisses
Instagram: GenieKim_Artist
Twitter: @GenieKim_Artist

PATTIE WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD


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Layne Verbeek

Glass

Award Donor:

Meg Best















Layne Verbeek has had a life-long passion for creating. Before discovering glass, he worked in clay, painting, photography, and mixed media sculpture.

Layne works to harness the transformational qualities of glass-working to create unpredictable moments of surprise for the viewer. He focuses on the positives and voids of shape, transparent and opaque qualities of glass, and he never shies away from color. Kiln-casting also allows him to juxtapose glass in unexpected ways; creating sculpture that can also appear to contain other materials such as stone.

Contact:
verbeekglass.com
layne@verbeekglass.com

EXCELLENCE IN WOOD AWARD

Nicole Gagnon

Wooden Designs

Award Donor:

Ray Prince

rayprinceartwood.com














“I have a passion for art, an eye for aesthetics, and a love for design.

“For my jewellery creations, I hand select the woods from my local suppliers; always rummaging for the most interesting grains and colours. Some of the woods I work with include walnut, oak, cedar, maple, zebrawood, padauk, and ebony. I use a variety of small hand tools in the making process of my works. I cut, shape, and sand each piece giving individuality to the finished wears.

“I find lots of inspiration in the shapes in modern architecture. I tend to produce a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter.”

Contact:
etsy.com/shop/ngnicolegagnon
ng.nicolegagnon@gmail.com

MEMBERS SPECIAL AWARD

Scott Barnim

Pottery

Award Donor:

Susan V. Corrigan















Scott Barnim established his studio in 1978. His initial training was a proficient in production studio and finished with a MFA in ceramics from the University of Wales. His work is included in public and private collections internationally. The Barnim Pottery studio production can be found in selected shops and galleries. The studio is located in an 1850 stonehouse and stable in the town of Dundas, West of Toronto. Visit the studio showroom for the best selection and to view custom ordered dinnerware.

Contact:
scottbarnimpottery.com

MEMBERS SPECIAL AWARD

Josee Huard

Northern Northern Smittens
Knitwear

Award Donor:

Wendy Shingler & Alan Woolham














“What started out as an idea for a gift exchange for a friend has grown into a little studio called Northern Smittens. In 2012 I made my first pair of smittens, and by the end of the year I had sold 200 pairs at a couple of local craft shows. Fast forward to 2016, Northern Smittens has grown to include mittens, scarves, blankets, and cushion (with more products to come) and has grown to a three member team. Northern Smittens can now be found accross the province either at artisan shows or a number of retail locations.

“Made from upcycled felted wool and cashmere sweaters found in local thrift stores, Northern Smittens are truly one of a kind treasures for you and your home. These sweaters are often stained, shrunk, or damaged, making them unwearable. By working around these problems I am able to take these previously loved sweaters, cut them up, and give them new life.

Contact:
northernsmittens.ca