19 Sep 2011
Queen West Art Crawl 2011 – few new artists founds
Another beautiful weekend here in Toronto with about twenty degrees and blue skies, what can you ask more for a weekend of art? Last Sunday I was crawling with thousands of others at the Queen West Art Crawl. The art festival is part of a weekend of art events at the west side of Queen Street, which includes a night crawl, art shows at venues such as the Gladstone Hotel, and at many of the stores and restaurants in the area.
I was a bit surprised that there was quite a few craft artisans, since for some reason I thought this art festival is all fine arts – painters, photographers, sculptors etc. But there was quite a few booths with textile products, jewellery and the such. Not complaining, just saying
As you already know, in every show I go, I am always looking for some new findings – artists and art that I connect with, that I appreciate the workmanship, the design and structure, the ingenuity of the work, or just a good feeling I get from the artwork. So here are my picks for this show. Of course I had more that I love – but already know them, so this is just some new faces, for me anyway. I hope you enjoy it too, and check out their websites for more artwork.
Andrew Horn – andrewhorne.ca
Jill Price – www.jillpricestudios.ca
Jane Duncan – www.janeduncan.ca
S W Austin - swaustinart.blogspot.com
Eugene Paunil – www.eugenepaunil.com
Huy Lam – www.huylamart.blogspot.com
Lauren Blakey – www.laurenblakey.com
Tina Ding – www.tinadart.ca – I love her birch tree paintings!
Special mention to Ruth Waters. This was Ruth’s first art festival, and while preparing for the show she found my blog and all the posts I wrote last year about preparing for an art show, and she mentioned it on her blog. It was great meeting you Ruth!
Ruth Waters – www.etsy.com/shop/ruthwaters
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