|Up front, Elizabeth Elkin.|
|Fibre artist Amanda McCavour.|
The TOAE gives out thousands of dollars in awards every year and it's fun to see when my picks align with the judges'. My first stop is always the TOAE information booth to pick up a brochure that lists all artists by medium and maps booths. Art Walks (Sat. and Sun. p.m.) also originate at the booth.
Grabbing my attention this year: Annyen Lam (printmaker turned paper cutter), Susan Gale (bright paintings of Toronto), Ian Mcmurrich (digital portraits with candy-coloured auras), Kevin Roach (folk art with cottage country finds), Gordon Leverton (still, Hopper-esque houses), Jorgen Lauritzen (Dali-like digital images of Toronto's lonelier outbacks).
|Splashing water, seagulls, ice cream.|
Canada's largest juried outdoor art show is a great opportunity to meet and talk with artists and buy work directly from them at reasonable prices.
The 50th annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition will be up at Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay, Toronto, until Sunday, July 10, 2011.
|Annyen Lam's incredible paper cutting.|
|Jorgen Lauritzen & his Dali-esque digital media.|
|Ontario-inspired folk art by Kevin Roach.|