Past CSDA/CCAD events
CSDA Sundays: Sis Bunting Weld Private Collectors Series
On Sunday, June 5, 2022 the CSDA held the first in-person event for some time in which Antique collector and dealer Steven Blevins shared his collection of “Treasure(d) Boxes.
Often overlooked, the Box is the Treasure here. Throughout history, boxes are where we have encased our precious things, but now these can be more interesting and valuable than the treasures they were originally meant to contain. Steven Blevins says, “I collect to see the hand and skill of the people who have come before imparted in the work in these creations. These boxes are very personal and unique relics of those lives lived. There was also a bonus feature about the venue for the day’s event—the two Avoca co-op apartment buildings in midtown Toronto, classic examples of mid-century modern architecture. No recording is available for this talk.
CSDA/CCAD YP&C Explore Series
Contemporary Decorative Arts: Blurring the Line Between Art and Design
On Thursday, May 19, 2022 The YP&C Committee hosted a talk with Isabelle Weiss advisor and accredited appraiser. The blurring of boundaries between fine art and design is not only shaping today’s decorative arts market but opening up an entirely new sector of ‘contemporary art’ collecting. The intersection of art and design is nothing new and yet, armed with a consciousness of the world’s art and design histories and markets that is unique to this time, emerging artists/designers are examining, pushing and questioning this intersection more than ever.