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Rendering of new Canadian Canoe Museum, Unity Design Studio

Special Event                            

DAY TRIP TO THE NEW CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


CSDA/CCAD Members: Please join us for a curator-led, customized day at the new Canadian Canoe Museum. Located in a spectacular, state-of-the-art building on the shores of Little Lake, in the heart of Peterborough ON, the museum holds the largest collection of paddle-propelled watercraft in the world. Tickets are first come, first-served. Reserve early to avoid disappointment! Learn more about this unique opportunity.

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Our Spring newsletter is out

   

In this issue, you'll find details about our Spring programming line-up, a new Artist in Focus, featuring Montreal-based tapestry artist, Paulette-Marie Sauvé, a list of Canadian and international decorative arts exhibitions, and so much more.

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CSDA/CCAD 2024 Symposium

October 18 - 20, 2024

   

We're excited to announce that our 42nd annual Symposium will be held in Hamilton, Ontario! Guided tours, interactions with local makers, and a keynote lecture by Unbuilt Hamilton author, Mark Osbaldeston, are all on the agenda. Watch this space for updates in the coming months.


Open Call for Submissions:     John Fleming Award


Attention: Emerging writers! Submit your best work for the 2024 John Fleming Award. This annual, juried award of $1,000, honouring John’s lasting contribution to Canadian decorative arts scholarship and writing, recognizes an exceptional example of an original magazine article on decorative arts in Canada.

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ORNAMENTUM: CSDA/CCAD's AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE

Spring/Summer 2024 

On newsstands across Canada until November  2024

Ornamentum is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to exploring and cultivating the aesthetics of the everyday. Written for a broad readership, this award-winning magazine highlights creative design and craftsmanship in both historical and contemporary work. Get your copy today!


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ATTENTION: EMERGING WRITERS!

The call for submissions for the 2024 John Fleming Award is now open.




AT-A-GLANCE

ABOUT CSDA/CCAD

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is a national nonprofit that promotes decorative art and design in Canada, through guest lectures, special events, and publications. We're a diverse community, ranging from artists and makers, to experts and enthusiasts.

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Take advantage of benefits including special member discounts, artist’s talks, opportunities for exposure through our newsletter and social media, and behind-the-scenes access to institutional and private collections that are not available to the general public. All are welcome!


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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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