The Collective, Celebrating Original Art and Handmade Design

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Call For Artists. The Holiday Collective Show

The Holiday Collective Show

December 7 to 11

Artscape Youngplace

Shaw @ Queen

Do you want to be part of one of the city’s most dynamic art districts this holiday season to feature your art or handmade design?
Join us at our sixth annual holiday show at the Artscape Youngplace, from December 7 to December 11, in the heart of the Queen West art district.  It’s a chance to display your art, original prints, jewelry, textiles or unique food products. One of the benefits of the show is that we staff the gallery so you don’t have to be there.

There is more than one way to be part of the show.  You can choose to be featured in the full show or our special one-day  showcase.  As an artisan you will have an individual display.  Artists will have their own 8x4 foot wall.

It’s an affordable show with rates starting at $70. 

Interested?  To apply, please forward three images of your work, with the price range and material used as well as a brief bio or link to your website to thecollectiveshow(at)gmail(dot)com.  The application deadline is Oct. 15.  Space is limited.

Thank you for choosing The Collective.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Public Art

The British Museum

A walk through London and its free galleries reminds you how art is everywhere

The National Gallery, London

and on everyone.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Cocktail

As you celebrate the holiday season here's an easy cocktail from the Savannah Naturals Beverage Co, the folks behind the aromatic syrups here at the Holiday Collective.  It takes just three ingredients.  Happy Holidays.

Holiday Cocktail

2oz. Savannah Naturals grapefruit, lavender or rhubarb syrup
4oz. white wine
Top with a splash of soda water

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Hunt For Great Gifts

Animal sketches by Stace Schmidt

Still in the hunt for the perfect gift? Follow this wily fox to the Holiday Collective.  We've got great designs and fresh arrivals daily at the show.



Friday, December 19, 2014

One Of A Kind Designs

One of a kind hats for sale at the holiday show

Everyone deserves a great winter hat.  We've got some one-of-a-kind designs here at the Holiday Collective.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kid Size Style

You'll want to make room in the closet for these stylish clothes designed and created by the team at Funkist Children's Wear for the Holiday Collective Show.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Opening Day

Terrariums from Acorn Studio on display

It's opening day.   Stop by the show for original art and designs.  We're open until December 22.  Good things come to those who wait, even when shopping for the holidays.

Artist, Laura Hains

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gifts Inspired By Nature

From honey from beehives tucked away in corners of the city

Beekeeper Brian Hamlin keeps hives at Toronto's waterfront

to whimsical sketches

Artist, Stace Schmidt

and handmade terrariums for your plants, you'll find gifts inspired by nature at the holiday show, which opens on Wednesday.

Handmade terrariums by Acorn Studio

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Home, Glorious, Home

We've gathered gifts for the home

Glass Artist,  Stephanie Baness

From handmade glass

Blankets by Dream Weavers

To blankets woven by Southern Ontario weavers

Handmade pottery, Annette Hansen

And pottery that is decorative and functional too.   You may be tempted to keep them for yourself.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Found Art

Looking for sustainable gifts?  You'll find unique designs at this year's show from artisans who have recycled found objects.

 At Around the Collar, vintage watches are paired with leather bolo ties.

 Over at Clockwork Zero Gravity,  gears, industrial parts and even vacuum tubes are transformed into jewelry.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Lists

Watercolour landscape, artist Margaret Pring,

It's time for making holiday lists and planning how to survive the month.  Exhale. You'll find designs for the home, the food lover, art for your walls, great accessories and more here at the Fifth Annual  Holiday Collective Show.

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Creative Puzzle

Artist Anne-Marie Olczak, Holiday Collective

Pulling together the Holiday Collective Show is always a creative puzzle, as we look for the pieces that fit.  This year sustainable design seems to be a constant theme at the Fifth Annual Holiday Collective Show.  There is a mix of original art and handmade designs but also many works made from sustainable materials including recycled fabrics, industrial parts and even silver and gold.

This year, as well, the show has a new and easier–to-get-to home.   We are still in the Queen West Art District but after four years at the Artscape Triangle Gallery we’ve moved to Artscape Youngplace, the grand arts centre at 180 Shaw Street. 
The show will run from Wednesday December 17 to Monday December 22.  Keep checking back as we give you an advance look of the show.  

 Jewelust designs use recycled silver

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Call for Artists and Artisans, The Holiday Collective Show

Calling all artists and artisans.  We’re getting ready for the 5th Annual Holiday Collective Show.  This year the show will be featured in one of the city’s newest art centres, Artscape Youngplace on Shaw Street near Queen.  

The six-day show runs from Wednesday December 17 to Monday December 22.  Best of all, you don’t have to be on site since we run and manage the show. The cost?  It's about $25 a day. 

We’d like to see your creative textiles, jewelry and handmade designs and original art which is 18 inches or less.

If you are interested in being part of the show, you need to forward three images of your work, a description and price to thecollectiveshow (at) gmail (dot) com. 

The application deadline is Nov. 10.  Space is limited.

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.