Photo: Dorothy Caldwell, Lois Etherington Betteridge, Robert Jekyll
A new opportunity to add high profile Canadian contemporary fine craft to your collection is open today. For a limited run, Craft Ontario is hosting ‘For the Love of Craft’, an online and in-person auction of fine craft by internationally acclaimed artists. All the works can be seen (and bidded on) online, and in person, at the Craft Ontario Gallery in Toronto. The auction will wrap with a closing reception in the gallery on Thursday, February 15th, 5pm-7pm.
Organized by friends and volunteers of Craft Ontario, twenty-one award winning, and highly accomplished craftspeople have joined the auction making this a rare opportunity for Craft collectors. The highly decorated list of makers includes: Beth Alber, Lois Etherington Betteridge, Mimi Cabri, Dorothy Caldwell, Kai Chan, Susan Collett, Peter Fleming, Michael Fortune, Sarah Hall, Steve Heinemann, Stephen Hogbin, Robert Jekyll, Susan Warner Keene, Susan Low Beer, Paul McClure, Matthias Ostermann, Ann Roberts, Karl Schantz, Susan Rankin, Don Stuart, and Judith Tinkl. Among them, Eight are honoured recipients of The Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada’s national award for fine craft. The roster also includes Twelve inductees to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Foundation (RCA).
“Craft Ontario was absolutely instrumental to my development and success as a designer and craftsperson, and I am proud to donate a signed piece on behalf of the organization that has nurtured, supported and stimulated me over more than four decades.” – Michael Fortune, Furniture Designer and Maker, Craft Ontario Member since 1974.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity, while supporting Craft Ontario.