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Is this the new Red Light district in Toronto?  Hardly. Well…

But the opening party of NSC(Neubacher Shor Contemporary)- The Venue, was a clear indication that something very cool is happening in the art gallery world in Toronto.

Anya Shor and Manny Neubacher, art experts, gallery owners and otherwise known as The Art Stylists have collaborated with Eatertainment to create this amazing gallery and event space.  It’s fortunate when you find an old building like this and can turn it into something amazing.  When they found it, “it was some sort of storage warehouse,” said Anya, who also mentioned that she wanted to do more research on its history.

“The collaboration just came together one day when Manny and Anya approached me with the idea” said Sebastien Centner of Eatertainment.  “Using the space for events after gallery hours just made sense” said Anya.  And I have to agree.  Imagine having your wedding reception in a beautiful gallery surrounded by the cream of Canadian artists.  And with one of my fave artists, Thrush Holmes as a new addition to their roster, you can’t argue.

The opening was by far the event to kick off the spring party season. Food was yummy with drinks flowing on through the night. Morgan Shim provided the cool tunes. There were tons of celebs, artists and fashion designers.  We bumped into Bruno Billio, – artist extraordinaire, Leah Bazian– fashion designer, Glen Baxter – reporter, and lots of socialites and models.  I was having too much fun to take everyone’s picture, but here are a few:

NSC – The Venue is now open to the public Wednesday to Saturday 11 – 5pm, at 5 Brock Ave. just north of Queen St. W.

You’re invited to visit every Saturday during April for a celebratory tour and cocktail.

For gallery appointments or booking an event contact – 647-933-0193 or info@nscvenue.com.



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Thank goodness that we have these great shows to distract us from the winter cold.

In it’s 4th year, The Artist Project, put on by the same people who bring you the One of a Kind Show, IDS and IIDEX, is a gem of a show.  This is the show where independent artist’s show their work without the mark-up of dealers.  This is the show that you will discover up-and-coming artist’s before they get big and out of range. And this is the show that will inspire and enlighten.

You’ll have only 4 days to see 200 vendors, of which here is a sneak peek:

Janice Tayler

Russell Brohier

To add further value and dimension to your experience at the show, you must attend the “Art Chat” series, featuring my faves:

1. Manny Neubacher and Anya Shor of The Art Stylists.  Not sure how to go about picking an artist on the rise?  Manny and Anya will show you how in the “What’s your Style“chat. Friday March 4, 7-8pm

2. Artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins will inform us as to what we should be aware of in the art scene in Toronto.  “We Can Go Here or We Can Go There”, on Saturday March 5, 1-2pm

3. Betty Ann Jordan, Art writer, art educator, columnist and tour leader Betty Ann Jordan makes looking and talking about abstract art a captivating process in “The Joy of Abstraction” on Saturday March 5, 3 -4 pm

4. William Huffman, Associate Director of the Toronto Arts Council, William Huffman explores five truisms or modern(-ish) proverbs that are immediately recognizable to the broader public but in this case related to contemporary art in “Five Things About Contemporary Art (That You Didn’t know You Already Knew!)”on Sunday March 6, 2 -3 pm.

A great series of chats that I’m going to attend for sure!

As well there is a new 3D World Lounge created by Sony, where you will experience the photographic works of emerging photographers on 3D screens.  Plus there’s lots more to see and experience.

And don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the Opening Night Preview Party. For only $25, you get to see the art and meet the artists before the public.  A steal of deal!

Click here for more details and mark your calendars for March 3 – 6!


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While at the TIA Fair last week, I finally had the opportunity to meet Manny Neubacher and Anya Shor of The Art Stylists.

The service that they offer isn’t necessarily a new concept, but the way in which they offer it and the combination of services is what makes them unique.  Truly a very valuable link between the public and at times perceived as unattainable Canadian original art.  They dispel the fear that you can’t afford great pieces of art.

Manny, who is an artist, director and owner of Gallery Neubacher lends his expert eye when picking the next great young Canadian artist.  And Anya, as a stylist and art aficionado, lends her flare when making recommendations to clients.  But enforce, they guide you through the process of putting the finishing touch on any space whether it’s residential or commercial. That finishing touch being the art on the walls.  As their tag line reads “Art is an extension of design. It is an extension of personal style”.

If you were able to attend the TIA Fair last week, you would have been lucky to attend their power talk, “Buy Early, Buy Young”.  I was fortunate to experience this the day before.  They walked us around the show and introduced us to many young emerging Canadian artists’ work, with the focus being on affordability.  This I liked.

Because, although not everyone has $10,000 or more to spend on a piece of art, most people will spend under $5000.

There were many amazing artists highlighted, and these are the few that stood out for me:

Stephen Appleby – Barr

Rachel McFarlane

Kris Knight

Mike Bayne

Whether you already have a collection or are just starting out, Manny and Anya will point you in the right direction so you get the most out of your investment.

Click here to see what The Art Stylists can do for you.


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I love the autumn for all of the Art Walks and Fair’s.  And it’s time for the 11th Annual TIA Fair. I remember the first one as if it were yesterday.

Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the TIA Fair is one of the most successful fairs in North America.  It’s not just about seeing and buying the art, although that is the main reason, but also to engage in the events the fair has to offer.

The one I’m really excited about is, “Buy Early, Buy Young”. Conducted by The Art Stylists , Manny Neubacher and Anya Shor.  They will demystify the process of beginning, building and caring for a collection.  More on that later.

If you love opening nights, like I do, then be sure to attend the Opening Night Preview on Thursday October 28th 4:30 to 6:30, only 2 days away!  This is when you will be able to preview and purchase art before anyone else and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while meeting your favourite artists. Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

“Everything Must Go”, curated by Jeremy Laing is a display set up like a mini-department store or luxury boutique desperate to clear out.  For those of you follow our Toronto fashion scene, Jeremy Laing is a highly regarded fashion designer. This display should be exciting.

As well, for the first time in Canada, BMW is proud to present African painter Ester Mahalngu’s 1991 Art Car.  Ms. Mahlangu, the first female Art Car artist, has transformed a BMW 525i into a masterpiece of African Ndebele art, her tribe’s traditional painting technique.  This I have to see.

Also, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) has commissioned a series of three prints by Toronto artist Alex McLeod, and offers them at very affordable prices. And be sure to see this year’s winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Download the Art Toronto Show Guide to see the complete list of daily programming.

Public viewing starts Friday October 29 and runs until Monday November 1.

See you there.


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