Are we there yet? | Emerging Artist Exhibition | July 29 - August 16

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Propeller would like to acknowledge and thank the following donors for their invaluable support for our emerging artist exhibition ‘Are We There Yet?’:

Frances Patella, David Griffin, Simone Collins, Judy Josefowicz, Nancy Newton , Simone Rojas-Pick, Lori Patella, Phillip Hare, Denise Pereira, Maria Wall, Susan Card, Lila Karim, Marian Collins, Penny Rubinoff, Ross Winter (Various Donors), Vanessa Drosinis, Janet Read, Lisa Miatello, James Cornish, Michelle Letarte, Janna Hiemstra, Gwen Tooth, Megan Deeks.

Together our amazing donors contributed over $1900 to help with our ongoing efforts to support the careers of artists in the early and often most challenging stages.             


Propeller presents 'Are We There Yet?' an exhibition featuring work from emerging artists: 

Omar Badrin |  Adrienne Crossman  |   Michael DiRisio   |   Julie Gemuend

Curated by Nathan Heuvingh

The term “emerging artist" while employed often across the arts, presents a complex and restrictive categorization for individuals embarking on a career as a creative producer. Now more than ever the process of emergence is convoluted. An evolving art environment has presented unique challenges to artists. From economic precariousness to political instability, establishing oneself as an influential contributor to the art world is increasingly difficult. 

'Are We There Yet?' explores this precarious space of “emergence” in the arts through works from artists that are each at a certain stage in their careers where their artistic potential is abundant despite facing a uniquely precarious contemporary art environment.  


Propeller was founded on the principle of providing community for artists to thrive, grow and advance both creatively and professionally. For close to 20 years Propeller has remained a significant contributor to the cultural environment in Toronto and the West Queen West community, by providing exhibition and collaboration opportunities for emerging and established artists as well as community organizations. 

As a way to celebrate our mission to empower artists, Propeller will host an exhibition of emerging artists organized by emerging curator Nathan Heuvingh. In order to cover rental and exhibition expenses we are reaching out to our friends, families and extended networks to seek contributions toward our efforts to support the careers of artists attempting to establish themselves in the art world/market.

Please help us launch the careers of a new generation of artists by making a contribution to our fundraising campaign. Donations of any amount will be accepted and all proceeds will go directly towards production of the exhibition. 


Support an emerging Toronto artist today!
 – our goal of $3,000


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