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The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to share the recipients of the 2021 Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. Congratulations to Sid Sharp, Lina Wu, Meegan Lim and Thamara Perera who have received one year of studio space in 401 Richmond!

Left to right: Thamara Perera, Sid Sharp, Meegan Lim and Lina Wu.

ABOUT THE 401 RICHMOND: ILLUSTRATION STUDIO CAREER LAUNCHER 

The Illustration Studio Career Launcher invited students to apply for one of four opportunities to receive a one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond from June 2021 to May 2022. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners.

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The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers recognizes the generous support for the Illustration Studio Career Launcher from The Dalglish Family Foundation.

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 Left to right: Thamara Perera, Sid Sharp, Meegan Lim and Lina Wu.
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OCAD University Faculty of Design proudly present the work of the Graphic Design and Illustration Programs' 2021 Graduates at Fort York National Historic Site.

Running summer-long from June 14th , this open-air exhibition features approximately 100 projects from the 2021 graduating students in the 2D Undergraduate Design programs at OCADU.   

Open in the fresh air, in the heart of Toronto, this exhibition activates public space for people to get safely outside while exercising along the pedestrian pathway. 

Located on the East and South fences of Fort York National Historic Site (100 Garrison Road), this exhibition is free and visible during daylight hours.  Each poster in the exhibit has a unique QR code to link to further information and work by the student. The exhibit is installed along an asphalt pathway that includes a gentle grade change. 

Before your visit, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions and the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario#section-2 for information and guidelines. 

When visiting the site, please remember to keep a distance of at least two metres from people you don’t live with and wear a cloth mask or face covering when it is difficult to maintain physical distance. 

For more great Illustration and Graphic Design work visit: www.ocaduillustration.com and https://2021.ocadu.gd 

 @tohistorymuseums, @ocaduniversity, @ocaduillustration 

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This year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF), Canada’s largest and longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair turns 60! TOAF has always reserved a portion of the Fair to emerging and student artists, and this year, we’re excited to share that ten talented OCAD U students/grads will be exhibiting their work in an online curated showcase from July 2-11. 

Congratulations to all the recipients of the OCAD U Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) Career Launcher! 

As of yesterday, the public will be able to get to know the juried artists, browse thousands of artworks, start planning their art purchases, and get a sneak peek of all the exciting programming celebrating TOAF60.   

Visit the OCAD U Curated Collection here. 

Left to right: Walking in the Cloud by Michael Highway. Icing on the Cake by Meegan Lim. In Flow by Anthia Barboutsis.  


ABOUT THE TORONTO OUTDOOR ART FAIR CAREER LAUNCHER 

Since 2018, the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers has partnered with the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair to create the TOAF Career Launcher award. This opportunity for students and recent alumni in the Illustration, Material Art & Design, Photography and Printmaking/Publications programs offer a free showcase opportunity to nurture excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public.  


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The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to share the recipients of the 2020 Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. Congratulations to Elijah White, Kirollos Kilada, Lilian Sim and Zuna Amir who will receive one year of studio space in 401 Richmond!

The Illustration Studio Career Launcher invited students to apply for one of four opportunities to receive a one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond from June 2020 to May 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications were reviewed by Illustration faculty members.

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The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to share the recipients of the 2020 Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. Congratulations to Elijah White, Kirollos Kilada, Lilian Sim and Zuna Amir who will receive one year of studio space in 401 Richmond!
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 Left to Right: Elijah White, Kirollos Kilada, Lilian Sim and Zuna Amir.  Images courtesy of the artists.
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OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to bring back the Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2020 to May 2021. 

This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.  

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Must be an undergraduate Illustration major in their graduating year 

Must have the intent of remaining in the GTA following graduation to make use of this opportunity

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March 15, 2020 at midnight

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)

Current CV 

Online portfolio or an attached PDF portfolio 

A statement of interest that contextualizes your intent to use the studio, and outlines the significance of the opportunity to your creative practice

Written confirmation of the qualifications (see Qualifications listed to the left)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit via Typeform here: http://bit.ly/401illustration 

Visit the Career Launcher page for more info.

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Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2020 to May 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.

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Join expert character designer Vincy Lim for a drawing workshop featuring tips, tricks and feedback on designing your own unique characters!

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation about different aspects of character design while participants draw. After the presentation, Vincy will aid each participant in how to push their character designs further, with helpful critiques and suggestions. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials, such as their laptop + drawing tablet if desired, and are encouraged to bring reference photos of things that interest them in order to inspire the characters they create. Drawing materials will be provided. 

Vincy Lim is a Chinese-Canadian non-binary sapphic illustrator and cartoonist whose work revolves around the themes of self-love, queerness, disability, and abuse. Through graphic memoirs and fictional stories grounded in the realities of today's marginalized groups, Vincy produces work that emphasizes on loving yourself, healing, and the recovery process. Vincy is a current student of the OCAD U Illustration program. 

Student-Led workshops are funded by the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the Writing & Learning Centre. These workshops are free, including materials, and are open to all current students.

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Free for current OCAD U students
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mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
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416-977-6000 ext.2529
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Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
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Join us to learn about various digital colouring techniques for comics in Photoshop, including the essentails of flatting, from comic artist André Freitas! Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Photoshop installed to follow along and experiment with the techniques being demonstrated. 

André Freitas is an independent comic book artist, originally from Brazil who moved to Toronto to study at OCAD U. André graduated in Industrial Design from Faculdade de Belas Artes de Sao Paulo and has worked for publishers illustrating books and making comics. Since 2013 André has been self-publishing comics through crowdfunding in Brazil. André is a current OCAD U student and the International Student Representative for the OCAD Student Union.  

Student-Led workshops are funded by the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the Writing & Learning Centre. These workshops are free and open to all current students.

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Free for current OCAD U students
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mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
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416-977-6000 ext.2529
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Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition received 1700 pieces of works from more than 50 countries and regions around the world. 673 works have been chosen to enter the second round, 241 works have been chosen to enter the third round, including 54 works from the Commercial group, and 187 works from the Noncommercial group. The Organizing Committee will announce the winner lists in August 2019. (TBD)

 

The following Hiii Illustration 2018 competition award categories listed below will be completed by the judges and will be completed as a finalized list of winners from the remaining 241 works selected.

 

The finalized list of winning works for the following list of competition categories below will be announced some time during August 2019 after the 3rd & final round of judging is completed are:

 

Grand Prix

Jury Award

Best of the Best (Commercial)

Best of the Best (Nocommerical)

Merit (Commercial)

Merit (Nocommericial)

Most Popular Award

Nominations (Commercial)

Nominations (Nocommercial)

 

Anson Liaw's illustration entitled, Part of Us (version 3) was originally created during the 2017 and was donated to help raise money to help feed and house previously distressed and/or abused monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.

 

This illustration and many others were collected by illustrator artist, Anita Kunz from various wonderful contributing artists from around the world were auctioned off.

All money was donated to help feed and house the monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.

 

Link to review some more information:

http://www.hiiibrand.com/competion.php?act=lwmd&id=37

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Jody Hewgill is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator who is part of OCAD U's Illustration Program. Jody is giving a lecture on her illustration practice on Thursday, April 18th at 6;30 pm, at Syracuse University, Shermin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building.

Jody's work includes many illustration anthologies and award publications, indlucing Taschen's 100 Illustrators. A series of her poster are included in the permanent poster collection of the Library of Congress.

 

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Justin Case and teh Closet Monster by Mark Julien is a joyfully-arted story about two coseted gay men -- one a priest -- and the "closet monsters," magical creatures from a parellel dimension who help them come out.

https://www.advocate.com/books/2018/12/10/best-lgbtq-graphic-novels-2018#media-gallery-media-7

 

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