Thursday February 22

Early Access Preview5-10 PM

Opening Night Party7-10 PM

Friday February 2311 AM-10 PM

Saturday February 2411 AM-8 PM

Sunday February 2511 AM-6 PM

Better Living Center

Exhibition Place, Toronto


Dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists, UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition, is a juried competition that awards 20 emerging artists from all mediums an opportunity to exhibit at a professional-level art fair for FREE. UNTAPPED Emerging Artists benefit from a dedicated feature space at the Artist Project. This program aims to provide a platform for young artists to launch their artwork to a public audience, make connections within the arts industry and gain experience in the contemporary art world.

Selected from hundreds of applications, 20 of the country’s best up-and-coming artists are invited to showcase their work for FREE!


The winner of the 2017 UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition was Moira Ness. Click here to view the past finalists from Artist Project 2017.



Birthday Artist Competition


Birthdays are special times to reflect back on a year of growth, experiences and memories. Often with your friends and loved ones surrounding you. What makes a birthday special? Is it the perfect cake, the perfect party or that gift that you really want?

In honour of our 10th birthday, this year we invited artists to submit an original work based on the interpretation of the theme “BIRTHDAY”. This theme explored the idea of a birthday party, sharing memories, and celebrating these special moments in our lives.


All competition entries were displayed in a feature exhibit at the show and winners were selected by a panel of jurors. Best of all – the winners will receive cash prizes!


Visitors were also invited to vote in the People’s Choice Award for their favourite entry and be automatically entered to win a $250 voucher towards a work of art and a pair of tickets to the Opening Night Party at Artist Project 2018!


2017 Winners:


1st Place: Yasemin Oncu

2nd Place: Cynthia Coulombe Begin

3rd Place: Morgan Jones

People’s Choice Award: Michelle Winters


Click here to view all entries in our Facebook Birthday Competition Album.