1st Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit

Young talent often finds it hard to align with a gallery, and find patrons (many of whom are always on the lookout for new artists).  Phil Anderson, director of Gallery 1313 in Toronto, has curated the works of more than 50 such emerging artists for the gallery’s first ever exhibit of future stars.  It’s on now through Jan. 22.  Oh the passion!

(Above: Christine Bunn – Seed pods, 2008, graphite and oil pastel on paper, 18 x 23 inches)

L to R: Erin Finley, Cloe Norman, Jinny Yu – Photo Credit: Gallery 1313

Rhiana Sneyd – King 1, oil on canvas 30 x 60 – “I love my (Toronto) neighborhood”

Edward de Ryk – Untitled, Mixed media

Tara Krebs – Here Fishy Fishy Fishy, acrylic on wood 24 x 24


There are 6 comments

  1. magsx2

    It’s nice to see someone that has given the up and coming young artists a go, they must be thrilled to know some of their work will be going on display.

    Thank You for visiting my blog.


    1. boomerontario

      Nice to meet you. Yes, I think more and more galleries and groups are taking young artists under wing, and it’s partly because buyers are absolutely interested in emerging art – both as an investment and because, well, they just like it!


  2. Just A Smidgen

    What a wide assortment of art.. I wonder if the internet is going to change to availability of art the same way that music and itunes has. It would be great if more of these new artists have a chance. Beautiful post!


    1. boomerontario

      Always so nice to hear from you! I was thinking today about something I heard from an emerging artist expert at the Toronto International Art Fair in the fall. She said one of the things that’s changing for new artists is Internet sites like the one British advertising maven Charles Saatchi runs (http://www.saatchionline.com/) to feature the work of young talent, including Canadians. She said that to be picked for Saatchi Online means you’re on your way. There are lots of other (less powerful) sites emerging, too. One of the artists in this post (Ed de Ryk) is already on Saatchi. Great to watch all this, isn’t it?


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