The Collective, Celebrating Original Art and Handmade Design

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Collective

A bouquet of
for all of you
who stopped by
the Summer Collective.

See you at the next show.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of some of the creative art and designs at the Summer Collective show this Saturday in Riverdale Park.

From felted sculpture by Contra Botanic

to colourful acrylic paintings by Laura Hains

and detailed encaustic art by Carly McAskill.   Three reasons to stop by the show on Saturday.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Taste of Toronto

Does honey from bees in the heart of the city taste differently from bees at the waterfront?  You'll be surprised, says beekeeper Brian Hamlin.  He offers a honey tour of the city as he brings his local honey to the Summer Collective on Saturday.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Industrial Art

What do you do with used vacuum tubes and clock parts?  If you are Clockwork Zero you turn them into robots and jewelery of course.  Of Course?  The robots will be on the move Saturday at the Summer Collective show.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fresh Designs

Drop by the Summer Collective show, Saturday August 16 at Riverdale Park, for handmade glass by Moxie Sorbet Designs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Collective Show

We are enjoying the long summer days and keeping everything in perspective with these two simple words -- Polar Vortex.  After the amazing welcome at the Spring Collective Show we will be back at St. Matthew's Clubhouse in Riverdale Park, once again filling the former lawn bowling club with art and handmade design.

Come join us Saturday August 16, from 11am to 4pm.

Interested in being part of the show?  Please send three images of your work, a description and price range to us at thecollectiveshow (at) gmail (dot) com. Space is limited.

Monday, May 26, 2014

At The Show

 Paintings by Laura Hains

Thank you all who stopped by the Spring Collective Show on Saturday for the art in the park

Linocut print by Jocelyn Mann

and original prints

One of a kind hats from Hats By She

and tried on a summer hat


Vintage Type from Kozo Studio

or purchased some vintage finds or handmade designs.   

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Art In The Park

Acrylic Painting, Laura Hains

Get ready for art in the park.   The Spring Collective Show happens this Saturday, from 11am to 4pm in Riverdale Park East.

One of a kind hats from Hats By She

You'll find paintings and handmade designs from jaunty summer hats to pottery and jewelry.

Rhubarb Soda, Savannah Naturals

Meet us at St. Matthew's Clubhouse, the restored lawn bowling club, at the entrance to the park at Broadview and Langley Avenues.  While you are there, sit on the verandah, sip some of our natural sodas and welcome spring.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Whimsical Designs

Spring is the perfect time for whimsical designs.

Stacking rings by Jewelust

Indulge in rings made from silver or gold,

Illustrations, Stacy Marie Studios

or original illustrations

Painting, Inked Lily

or paintings to brighten your walls, all at the Spring Collective Show. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Nature Studies

Watercolour by Margaret Pring, Spring Collective Show

The artists have mixed and chosen their colours.

 Margaret Pring, Spring Collective Show

It's time to paint the plants

Artist Laura Hains, the Spring Collective Show

And capture the movement of trees.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

At The Potter's Wheel

Sculptural bowl, Annette Hansen

If you have been to any of The Collective shows then you've likely spotted Annette Hansen's pottery - sculptural, yet functional, inspired by her Scandinavian roots.  Maybe that's what caught the eye of master chef Susur Lee.

While most restaurants - and homes - turn to mass produced ceramics, Lee appreciates an artisan's touch.
For most of the winter Hansen has been at the wheel spinning pottery for Lee's latest restaurant.

Hansen is back at the  potter's wheel crafting pieces for the Spring Collective show.  You'll find decorative bowls and ceramics for indoors and out. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Animal Life

Artist Stace Schmidt captures animal life with her ink drawings at the Spring Collective.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring Collective, Call for Artists

Think Spring.   We are getting ready for the Spring Collective, a one day affair, on Saturday May 24.

While The Collective has usually found a home in the Queen West area of the city, this spring we are heading east to Riverdale Park.  The Spring Collective will be held in the historic St. Matthew's Clubhouse, at the entrance to the park.  We'll be filling the former lawn bowling clubhouse and its wraparound verandah with art and original designs, handmade textiles, pottery, jewellery and artisanal foods, that have become the hallmark of our curated shows.

If you are interested in being part of the Spring Collective, please send a brief description and price range of your work as well as three images to thecollectiveshow(at)gmail(dot)com.  The show will be held Saturday May 24, from 11am to 4pm.   Space is limited.

Forget the ice and snow and gather your colourful  fabrics and paints.