Directions + Information for Convocation Reception

Have you registered to attend the Convocation Reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Saturday, March 31st?

This is a ticketed event. Please remember to bring your name badge and the ticket provided in your registration package. The reception will include passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A selection of galleries will be open as will the AGO Gift Shop.

As noted in the Program, it is suggested that you plan to eat something before Convocation or to go out for a late dinner after the Reception — as the food served will be light.

Click here to download the Guide with Directions + Information on restaurants in the area.

The friendly folks at the Registration/Hospitality desk can provide additional information on transportation options + recommendations on bars, lounges and restaurants.

Complimentary Shuttle Buses for the ARLIS/NA Convocation Reception – commence boarding at 7pm; depart when full; trip takes 5 minutes
Multiple Departures from Sheraton Hotel, Richmond Street Entrance, from 7:15pm

Return trips from AGO to Hotel, from 9:30pm

Cabs available at York Street Entrance, Sheraton Centre or on Queen Street West.

The AGO is located at 317 Dundas Street West, 1 km or 0.62 mile from the conference hotel. If walking, follow the directions and map in the online Program, or tag along with a group of locals, and allow 15 minutes.

The Convocation Reception is generously sponsored by the Libraries of the Art Gallery of Ontario, OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and York University.

See you soon!
Victoria Sigurdson
Publicity Co-ordinator,
ARLIS/NA 2012 Conference

Registration/Hospitality Desk Schedule

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone at the conference Hospitality/Registration Desk. The desk will be located at Vide (Lower Concourse) and we’ll be ready to assist with completing your registration and/or answering your questions about what to see and do in Toronto.

The Registration/Hospitality Desk schedule is as follows:
Thursday, March 29th: 12pm–6pm
Friday, March 30th: 7am–7:30pm
Saturday, March 31st: 7am–5:30pm
Sunday, April 1st: 8am-7pm
Monday, April 2nd: 7am–12pm

The desk schedule is also listed within the conference program through the conference SCHED web page (just click on, or run your mouse over, the colour-coded time slots for complete details).

See you very soon,
Victoria Sigurdson
Publicity Co-ordinator,
ARLIS NA 2012 Conference

Directions + Information for Convocation Reception

Have you registered to attend the Convocation Reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Saturday, March 31st?

This is a ticketed event. Please remember to bring your name badge and the ticket provided in your registration package. The reception will include passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A selection of galleries will be open as will the AGO Gift Shop.

As noted in the Program, it is suggested that you plan to eat something before Convocation or to go out for a late dinner after the Reception — as the food served will be light.

Click here to download the Guide with Directions + Information on restaurants in the area.

The friendly folks at the Registration/Hospitality desk can provide additional information on transportation options + recommendations on bars, lounges and restaurants.

Complimentary Shuttle Buses for the ARLIS/NA Convocation Reception – commence boarding at 7pm; depart when full; trip takes 5 minutes
Multiple Departures from Sheraton Hotel, Richmond Street Entrance, from 7:15pm

Return trips from AGO to Hotel, from 9:30pm

Cabs available at York Street Entrance, Sheraton Centre or on Queen Street West.

The AGO is located at 317 Dundas Street West, 1 km or 0.62 mile from the conference hotel. If walking, follow the directions and map in the online Program, or tag along with a group of locals, and allow 15 minutes.

The Convocation Reception is generously sponsored by the Libraries of the Art Gallery of Ontario, OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and York University.

See you soon!
Victoria Sigurdson
Publicity Co-ordinator,
ARLIS/NA 2012 Conference

Artist Multiples Workshop – Space available

Is there anything new to learn about artist multiples? The answer is yes, particularly when that learning opportunity is brought to you by staff at Toronto’s Art Metropole, one of North America’s premier distributors of artists’ books and multiples.

There is still space available for the Artist Multiples Workshop which will be held on Friday March 30 from 1-5 pm at Art Metropole. Staffers Miles Collyer and Denise Ryner have prepared a superb program with a focus on Canadian practitioners (see full description below).

To register, please re-visit the online conference registration form: http://www.arlisna.org/toronto2012/registration.html; at number 3, click on the drop down menu and select “Registering for Events only”. Scroll down and make your Workshop selection. Then complete the payment portion of the form.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you shortly at the ARLIS NA 2012 Toronto Conference.

Mary Kandiuk
Workshop Coordinator, “Colouring outside the lines”
ARLIS NA 40th annual conference, 29 March – 2 April 2012 Toronto, Canada.

Artist Multiples
Friday March 30, 2012 1:00pm – 5:00pm @ Art Metropole.
Workshop Leaders: Miles Collyer, Shop Manager, Art Metropole; Denise Ryner, Registrar/Archives, Art Metropole.
Description: This workshop will introduce the practice of artist’s multiples to the art library community. It will establish artist’s multiples as an alternative to artist’s books, demonstrate their role as an information resource, and attest to their rightful place in a library’s collection. It will focus on the unconventional artistic practice of artist’s multiples, with a focus on contemporary Canadian practitioners of the form. In addition, the specific artistic practice of Canadian artist Maura Doyle will be explored, with a focus on the artist’s work in the multiple form and a discussion of her approach to the medium.

Discover dynamic and diverse exhibits in Toronto

The latest technologies, products, and services are just steps away from the conference sessions in Sheraton Hall E!

This year’s variety of vendors is extensive, and there are several non–conflict times in the program designed to provide flexible options for visiting the exhibits throughout the conference http://arlisna2012.sched.org/overview/type/exhibits.

This is a great opportunity to make new contacts, purchase items for collection development, see informative demonstrations, and more! The list of exhibitors is available on the conference web site at http://www.arlisna.org/toronto2012/exhibitors.html.

Please stop by to welcome the exhibitors and to thank them for exhibiting and sponsoring various conference events as well as supporting our organization.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Exhibit Coordinators
Larry Pfaff and Kari Horowicz

ArLiSNAP Students and New Professionals Meeting 2012 – March 31

Further details on the meeting, elections, and the Pub Stop are available on the arLiSNAP blog http://wp.me/p1gVN-YJ

Canadian Art: Picturing a Distinctive Land conference tour includes a special gift!

Enjoy a day immersed in Canadian art on Monday, April 2nd and take away as your memento of the experience: two important exhibition catalogues on Inuit art published by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and written by curators who are renown in their fields.


Three Women, Three Generations: Drawings by Pitseolak Ashoona, Napatchie Pootoogook and Shuvinai Ashoona, by Jean Blodgett


Strange Scenes: Early Cape Dorset Drawings, by Susan Gustavison

Be sure to register by Monday, March 19th at: http://www.arlisna.org/toronto2012/registration.html

The First stop is the McMichael, located north of the city in picturesque Kleinburg, and a wooded setting inspired by the art of the Group of Seven. See its unparalleled Group of Seven collection, Inuit and First Nations art, and a new sculpture garden (weather permitting). Then back to downtown Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario, spectacularly transformed by architect Frank Gehry. A choice of small tours, led by AGO staff, will be offered including the Thomson Collection of Canadian art, and the Weston Family Learning Centre, the AGO’s revolutionary new home for art education. Foodies will also want to join this tour to sample the Canadian-flavours at the delicious lunch buffet created especially for ARLIS/NA by McMichael’s chef, Bradley Yip.

For more information on this tour, visit: http://www.arlisna.org/toronto2012/tours.html