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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Header Illustration by Hyein Lee

The STEPS Holiday Gift Guide is back for its second year! Explore this curated catalogue of local artwork to find gifts for your loved ones and support an artist on the Artist Roster!

Danielle Cole

Danielle Cole is a Toronto based artist who creates playful collages through an assembly of original vintage graphics. Her work often explores the absurdity of gender roles and the need for material goods.

Find Danielle’s work:

Website

Gabrielle Lasporte

Gabrielle Lasporte is an independent artist and designer. Her artwork is most known for the use of bright rich colours, hand drawn organic shapes using nature, tropical flora, patterns and women as her muses.  Find everything from artwork (big + small), fabric, clothing + vinyl affirmations on her social media outlets. 

Find Gabrielle’s work:

Website

Instagram

Esperanto Gallery+Studios

Hyein Lee Illustration

Hyein is an engineer turned illustrator. She gave up her big fat paycheque to pursue her dream; she is poor now, but somehow a lot happier. Get Hyein’s monsters as prints, clocks, phone cases, shower curtains, pillows and mugs!

Find Hyein’s work:

Society6 Store

Vivian Rosas

Find fun handmade, screen printed, hand-dyed and bleached totes, as well as riso prints, all by Mestizx/Latinx multidisciplinary illustrator Vivian Rosas!

Find Vivian’s work:

Website

Likely General

Laura Kay Keeling

Laura Kay Keeling is a visual artist whose work encompasses analog photography / video, collage and installation based projects. Her artwork explores how we form connections with each other and nature. She scans, photographs, presses and repeats. 

Find Laura’s work:

Website

Ninth Editions

Renata Janiszewska

Renata Janiszewska’s original artworks look fabulous printed on paper, metal or ceramic tile. Any image on my website’s Gallery page can be printed in any size at affordable prices. 

Find Renata’s work:

Website

Instagram

Shari Kasman

Discover art books and postcards and photographs and prints and more at Shari Kasman’s shop! Shari will also  be at the Tranzac Holiday Gift Fair on Dec 19, 12 to 6pm. 

Find Shari’s work: 

Website

TOWN (1187 Bloor St. W)

Art Metropole 

Spacing Store

Type Books

Sue Todd Illustration

After graduating from the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU) Sue Todd returned to her kindergarten roots as a potato carver and took up linoleum cutting with a vengeance! Her scanned linoleum prints are coloured in Photoshop, the perfect marriage of analog and digital technologies.

Find Sue’s work:

Website

RedBubble

The Picture Book Gallery

Consider Giving the Gift of Public Art

Want to build the capacity of Canadian artists and bring more public art to your communities across Canada?

Consider making a charitable donation to STEPS by December 31, 2021 to double YOUR impact in the community thanks to the generosity of the Bulmash-Siegel Foundation for matching every dollar up to $5,000 from now until the end of 2021.

Support Canadian artists and small businesses this holiday season!

Click on a thumbnail image to check out each respective artist’s online shop

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