Category Archives: art fairs

Art Toronto 2014 – Galerie BAC


Galerie BAC is showing my work again at Art Toronto (Toronto International Art Fair) this year.  Look for the gallery at booth 1106 in the NEXT Section.

A preview of my new works is currently online at;  see

Art Toronto 2014 takes place from October 24 – 27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  An Opening Night Preview will take place on October 23.

Other artists being shown at the fair by Galerie BAC include Scott Bertram, Jordan Broadworth, Marc-Antoine Côté, André Dubois, Marcel Dzama, Andrea Kastner, Virginie Mercure, Catherine Plaisance and Matthew Schofield.

For fair hours, tickets, directions and more see


Best of 2010 Exhibition: Award Winners from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

My piece Nexuses is featured in the exhibition Best of 2010 at the FCP Gallery in Toronto from January 17 to February 25, 2011.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 20 from 6 to 8 pm. All are welcome to attend!

BEST of 2010 features the work of the award winners from the 2010 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. My work was awarded both Best in Show and Best in Drawing Category at last summer’s exhibition.

The FCP Gallery is located at 100 King Street West, Toronto in First Canadian Place. Click here for a map to the gallery location in the building.

FCP Gallery hours will vary during the exhibition so it is recommended that you contact the TOAE office (416-408-2754) or FCP Gallery for the public viewing schedule.

For more information about the work of the 2010 award winners, please visit

Note: Nexuses was chosen as the feature image for the exhibition postcard (see left) and all other exhibition promotional material.

Art Toronto (The 11th Toronto International Art Fair)

My piece Nexuses (2010, 18 x 24″) will be on view at the RBC booth at Art Toronto from October 28 to November 1.  I’ll be present and happy to chat on Thursday, October 28th at the Special Collectors Preview (4:30-6:30pm) and the Opening Night Preview (6:30-10:30pm).  Contact Art Toronto at for tickets or more information.

Best in Show and Best in Drawing @ Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!

I had a fantastic weekend at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition! It was a pleasure to meet and talk with so many interesting people with passion for the visual arts. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth!

To top it off, on Saturday evening I was awarded both Best in the Drawing Category as well as Best in Show! With over 400 exhibiting artists and very strong artwork throughout the exhibition, the Best in Show award is a real honour.

Special thanks to the prize donors — TD Canada Trust (Best in Show) and The Globe and Mail (Best in Drawing) — all of the TOAE staff and volunteers, as well as my generous booth helpers, Paul, Kathleen and Anne.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 9-11, 2010

I will be showing and selling art at the 49th annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition from July 9 to July 11 on Nathan Phillips Square. Come find me at booth WHITE 52.

Exhibition hours:

Friday 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday10: 30 am – 6:30 pm

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is the largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada and has established itself as an important event within the Canadian arts community. The event is a chance for both established and emerging artists to sell work directly to the public. The exhibition has an annual attendance of approximately 100,000 visitors and annual art sales in excess of $2 million.

For more information please visit

First Place Award at Sunnyside Art Fair

My weekend at the Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale (May 28-30) was a success.  The fair was well organized, the location was beautiful and the weather was perfect. Attendance and sales were steady.

At the awards ceremony on Saturday it was announced that I had been chosen to receive the Dr. W. Zurowski First Place Award For Outstanding Artist, a $1000 cash prize. The jurors gave the following comments about my work:

“In a digital environment, Mark’s technologically-inflected imagery is current and compelling, while remaining highly accessible to a broad audience. He has a profound understanding of colour and pattern. The works are exquisitely handcrafted and visually exciting. Mark Stebbins’ works are singularly original in scope and execution.”

This year’s jury consisted of Mary Sue Rankin (Owner/Director, Edward Day Gallery), Betty Ann Jordan (Art Critic and Writer/Founder, Art In Site and Toronto Art Tours), Phil Anderson (Director/Curator, Gallery 1313), Dera Singer (Art Collector) and Grazyna Kabat (Art Consultant/Art Collector).

Here is the press release (pdf) issued by the show organizers, which is also currently posted on the homepage of their website.

Photo credit: Peter Bacler

Photo credit: Peter Bacler

Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale (Toronto) – May 28 to 30

I will be exhibiting and selling works this weekend at the Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale.

This is a three-day fine art event that takes place May 28, 29 and 30 in the historic Sunnyside Pavilion on Toronto’s waterfront. It provides a showcase for dynamic emerging and established artists and features painting, drawing, photography and sculpture alongside live music and art performances. Free admission.

For more information including exhibition times, click the image to the right or visit the exhibition website.

A map and directions are available here.

“Untapped! Emerging Artist Competition” exhibition at The Artist Project, Toronto

I have been selected as one of twelve emerging artists to be awarded a free booth space at The Artist Project Toronto, an art fair to take place from March 4 to 7, 2010.

From The Artist Project website:

The Artist Project is a meeting ground for artists, collectors and art enthusiasts.  View and purchase original art from over 175 carefully juried contemporary artists and enjoy an eclectic program of talks, special features and art installations.  Whether you are a first time buyer or seasoned collector, this four day art fair is a rare opportunity to meet and purchase directly from independent artists.

“The Artist Project is to the gallery what the farmers’ market is to the grocery store – an art show with soul.” (National Post, Feb.28, 2009)

With 175 exhibiting artists, a program of interesting talks and an expected 10,000 visitors, this promises to be an interesting event.

My profile can be found here.

For more information on the event, see or contact me.