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Credit: Naila Janzen, @roxcreative.ca
The CSDA/CCAD contributes to the craft community by commissioning a new holiday ornament each year.
This year, donors who contribute $75 or more will receive a handmade, one-of-a-kind ornament by Naila Janzen, a textile artist and designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She uses colour, line, and texture to create “functional art for the home," including quilts, pillows, wall hangings, and digital prints.
Help the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts broaden awareness for decorative art and design in Canada, and promote Canadian artists and makers. Start or add to your collection today!
Read All About It: Our Autumn Newsletter is out!
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All the decorative arts news that's fit to print, including upcoming decorative arts events, ongoing Canadian/international exhibitions, the latest CSDA/CCAD news, and a wonderful profile on Shari Kasman, our Artist in Focus. Also, for the decorative arts enthusiast in all of us, we share our best recos of things to watch, read and do. If you're not sure you're on our mailing list, drop us a line.
3rd Annual CSDA/CCAD Benefit Auction
Our annual Benefit Auction was held online last week. Now in its third year, proceeds from this auction help CSDA continue to offer quality events and programming. We'd like to thank all our donors, bidders, winners, and of course, our Auction Partner, Waddington's, for their tremendous support. Click on the link below to be one of the first to hear about our 2024 Auction.
Ornamentum Lecture Series: Where Do the Children Play?
Did you miss this free presentation? We've got you covered. The video recording is now available. Listen in on this curated tour of Canadian play spaces, and a few international
examples, hosted by play expert, Alex Smith. We've also provided some terrific playground resources and a link to Alex's Ornamentum article. Come play with us!
ORNAMENTUM: CSDA/CCAD's AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE
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!
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 enthisiasts.
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