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Kitchener-Waterloo Métis Artist Wins Inaugural CSDA/CCAD John Fleming Award
The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs (CSDA/CCAD) is pleased to announce that Kitchener-Waterloo Métis artist, Cheyenne Mapplebeck, is the recipient of the first-ever John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing. Created in 2022, this monetary prize honours the late Canadian scholar and writer, John Fleming, and his lasting contribution to decorative arts education. Read more


Ornamentum Lecture Series: Where Do the Children Play?

October 26, 2023, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join play expert, Alex Smith, on a curated tour of Canadian play spaces, past and present, with a smattering of contrasting international examples. Photos and video will illustrate different approaches and design elements that keep kids coming back for more.

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3rd Annual CSDA/CCAD Auction Fundraiser

September 30 — October 05, 2023

In partnership with Waddington’s, CSDA/CCAD presents our 3rd Annual Auction Fundraiser, which includes a wide variety of beautiful objects, including fine jewelry, glass, ceramics, Japanese woodblock prints, engravings, Indigenous art, and books.

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CSDA Sundays: The Expert Series

October 15, 2023, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Listen in on art historian Ross Fox's presentation of Judaica by renowned Canadian silversmith, Robert Hendery.

November 5, 2023, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Laura Bright and Gianna Wichelow discuss 14 years of baking William Morris-inspired cakes in sweet tribute to the British design legend.

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Spring/Summer 2023 

On newsstands across Canada until November 2023

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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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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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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