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Scotibanks Run Calgary chooses Canada Coast to Coast by David Crighton

Scotibanks Run Calgary chooses Canada Coast to Coast by David Crighton

 

David Crighton’s “Canada Coast to Coast” Illustration to Appear on

Medal Ribbons & Finisher’s Shirts at Canada’s Marathon in 2017!

 Canada Coast to Coast Celebrates 150 Year for Run Calgary

January 20, 2017, Calgary – Not only will participants experience the Coast to Coast to Coast course when they run in the 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, runners will also take home a piece of #Canadiana thanks to the generosity of well known Canadian artist and illustrator, David Crighton.  His iconic 1995 illustration titled “Canada Coast to Coast”  was originally commissioned by a Canadian Corporation that had offices in 5 major Canadian cities – east to west, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.  Now the illustration will be on the 2017 finisher’s ribbons and technical t-shirts, which all participants will earn after being a part of the event.

“We are thrilled to partner with David to commemorate such a special year for Canada and Canada’s Marathon. Runners will experience the coast to coast to coast course on race day and take home both their finisher’s medal and t-shirt with David’s beautiful illustration to remind them of their achievement and Canada’s sesquicentennial,” says Executive Director of Run Calgary, Kirsten Fleming.

#DavidCrighton was born in Edmonton,  Son of an Anglican minister, his father’s career took him to Ontario where the family eventually settled in Toronto.  A love of cartoon doodling lead him to enter Central Technical High Schools Art Program in1973.   It was here that he found his first success with his talents as an architectural illustrator when given a project to go out and illustrate a building.   The rest, as they say is history.  David’s ability to capture the memories and heart of a city and it’s communities through illustrations of its iconic landmarks is legend. 

 “I am thrilled my artwork has been selected to represent Scotiabanks Calgary Run in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday in the province of my birth.” says David Crighton,

Runners will experience the diversity and charm of the entire country as the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is paying tribute to the Sesquicentennial by adding experiences along the course unique to the different parts of Canada. You can kiss a cod in Newfoundland, eat watermelon with a Rider fan in Saskatchewan and get your medal from a cowboy in Alberta.

Register for any of the distances (from 5K to the special one-time only 150K in celebration of the Sesquicentennial) and you will receive a unique technical white t-shirt with David’s illustration sublimated across the bottom and your distance on the back of the shirt. When you finish the race, a commemorative Toonie medal with the same illustration on each ribbon.

 Choose from these products in the Canada Coast to Coast Collection. (Includes Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and St. John's)

 

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Contest Rules - Instagram January 9 – 13, 2017

WIN a framed print of the Toronto Flat Iron building - $200 Value!!
Instagram Contest
  1. Post a picture of yourself on Instagram with #davidcrighton on a piece of paper
  2. Include in your post #davidcrighton
  3. Follow @DavidCrighton_Art on Instagram
  4. Entries must be made between January 9, 2017 8.00 am EST to January 13, 2017 11.59 pm EST.

Winners announced January 18, 2017 by 5.00 pm.

Direct Upload can be done at

Online
https://pro.iconosquare.com/detail/en/davidcrightontorontoflatiron

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/davidcrightonart/?sk=app_1435246463417372

Contest Rules

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database. Winners will be chosen at random.  

Entries can only be through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and direct upload.

The winners will be notified by their Instagram account on January 18, 2017. Winner will be required to provide their name, mailing address, email and phone number, for them to claim the prize. Mailing address must be a physical address - no PO Box or UPS mailbox. Winners must respond within 3 days of receiving the Instagram message with the required information to claim the prize. If a winner does not respond within the 3 days, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Once the winner responds with the required information, we will send out by mail their prize. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner.

By entering your name into this contest, you give permission for David Crighton Art to announce your name and show the picture you used on the David Crighton social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+), website and blog if you are a winner.

This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and the Continental United States of America  where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

By participating in the contest, entrants agree to abide by all of the contest rules and regulations.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE INSTAGRAM PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

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Contest Rules - Instagram Holiday Contest December 8 - 11, 2016

Contest Rules - Instagram Holiday Contest December 8 - 11, 2016

Ravensburger "MY TORONTO" David Crighton Puzzle Instagram Contest

 
We are giving away 3 Ravensburger "MY TORONTO" David Crighton Puzzles!!

A perfect Christmas gift.

Value of one puzzle is $24.99.

1. Post a picture of yourself on Instagram with @davidcrighton_art on a piece of paper. If you have some #davidcrighton art hold it with you in the picture - wall art, linen note cards, posters, pillows, device skins...

2. Include in your post BOTH #davidcrighton and #torontoillustrator as well as @davidcrighton.

3. Follow @DavidCrighton_Art on Instagram.

4. Entries must be made between December 8, 2016 8.00 am EST to December 11, 2016 11.59 pm EST.

Winners announced December 14, 2016 by 5.00 pm.

 

 

Contest Rules

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database. Winners will be chosen at random.  

Entries can only be through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and direct upload.

The winners will be notified by their Instagram account on December 14, 2016. Winner will be required to provide their name, mailing address, email and phone number, for them to claim the prize. Mailing address must be a physical address - no PO Box or UPS mailbox. Winners must respond within 3 days of receiving the Instagram message with the required information to claim the prize. If a winner does not respond within the 3 days, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Once the winner responds with the required information, we will send out by mail their prize. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner.

By entering your name into this contest, you give permission for David Crighton Art to announce your name and show the picture you used on the David Crighton social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+), website and blog if you are a winner.

This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and the Continental United States of America  where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

By participating in the contest, entrants agree to abide by all of the contest rules and regulations.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE INSTAGRAM PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

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Contest Rules - Instagram Contest Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2016

David Crighton 2017 Toronto Art Calendar Instagram Contest

We are giving away 5 free David Crighton 2017 Toronto Art Calendar to 5 lucky winners!

  1. Post a picture of yourself on Instagram with @davidcrighton_art on a piece of paper.  If you have some #davidcrighton art hold it with you in the picture - wall art, linen note cards, posters, pillows, device skins...
  2. Include in your post BOTH #davidcrighton and #torontoillustrator as well as @davidcrighton_art
  3. Follow @DavidCrighton_Art on Instagram
  4. Entries must be made between Nov 14, 2016  3.00 pm  EST to 7:00 pm November 20, 2016 

Winners announced on November 21st, 2016 by 5:00 pm

 

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Contest Rules

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database. Winners will be chosen at random.  

Entries can only be through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and direct upload.

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database. Winners will be chosen at random.

The winners will be notified by their Instagram account on November 8, 2016. Winner will be required to provide their name, email and phone number, for them to claim the prize. Winners must respond within 3 days of receiving the Instagram message with the required information to claim the prize. If a winner does not respond within the 3 days, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Once the winner responds with the required information, we will email them a discount code and the One of Kind Show internet address. The winner is to go online to the internet address, and make a purchase with the discount code. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner.

By entering your name into this contest, you give permission for David Crighton Art to announce your name and show the picture you used on the David Crighton social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+), website and blog if you are a winner.

This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and the Continental United States of America  where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

By participating in the contest, entrants agree to abide by all of the contest rules and regulations.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE INSTAGRAM PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

 

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Affordable Toronto Art - The Building Of A Brand

Affordable Toronto Art - The Building Of A Brand

Affordable Toronto Art - The Building of a Brand

When David and I discussed the idea of making sure that his website was able to also sell his art, neither of us had any idea where the combination of his art and my business mind would take us.

Neither of us realized that the "web designer" we hired would upload his art to a Shopify site and we'd be in business in less than a day!  Then came the tedious process of learning about SCO optimization, alt tags and making sure the product descriptions and images of the artwork were informative. Next came figuring out how to start to create some buzz using social media and all the intricacies of Facebook, Twitter, Linked, Pinterest and Instagram and all the different formats for images which were key to users finding David Crighton Art Enterprises Inc. online.  Next came the notion of newsletters and building contact lists.

It wasn't until I hired a social media assistant that things really started to ramp up from a sales and product perspective.  Building on products that David had created purely for sales at Art Shows like the One of A Kind (#OOAKS_Toronto) and The #CNE Shows, I started to create products on a more "inventoried" basis.  As we saw the success of  these  products at the shows and how their presence boosted the bottom line, we added to our "show" roster including Kensington (#KMART) and Toronto Outdoor Art (#TOAE) after David's absence of 10 years.  Creating products meant having inventory and all the challenges that presents -   learning how to track inventory and integrate Quick Books and other inventory tracking tools. These types of developments are massive undertakings on their own.

My thoughts of building an empire and my big eyes had to be cut back sooner or later and now that I have a pretty good understanding of what needs to happen and how things work, I am focusing on making things happen in a simpler way and finding balance in my life again.  I get scared from time to time that taking my foot off the gas will mean less success but I'm trusting that a more balanced and slower path will have benefits for myself, David and David Crighton Art.

Wish #DavidCrighton_Art Enterprises INC (recently incorporated) luck as we attend the Toronto Gift Fair (#Torgiftfair), August 7-10th for our first foray into wholesale retail trade shows. #shopifypicks

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Woody Millholland - A Fixture of The Church Street Village

Woody Millholland - A Fixture of The Church Street Village



Woody Millholland is a friend of mine and the busiest "Dresser" in the Toronto theatre world. Nightly he can be found backstage at the Royal Alexandra, Princess of Wales or any other major long-term production.
I met Woody around the time of the first run of "Crazy for You" at the Alex and as chance would have it, I had just finished the artwork of that very subject !

We discussed the potential marketing of subsequent artwork in the expectation that actors and crew would love to collect a series of prints depicting productions they themselves had participated in over their careers. Woody would take a sample print then act as my agent backstage collecting names and payment over the course of the show's run. Once the list was finalized I'd create the prints and meet him at the stage door for delivery.
People seem to love this marquis of  "Wicked"
In this way Woody has amassed by far the most extensive collection of my theatre prints... as one print from each production is his commission for Woody's charming service to myself and our theatrical fellow artists !
Remember when 100 couples got married at Casa Loma when Toronto hosted World Pride:

BY DAVID CRIGHTON

 

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My Toronto - My Story Part Three

My Toronto - My Story Part Three

David Crighton's My Toronto My Story Part three

My Toronto - My Story Part #3 by David Crighton

...cont'd
The assignment of the day was to get the heck out of the school and go draw something! It wasn’t as if we’d been chained to our desks, but this opportunity practically begged for some extra curricular activities.  Who knew this would be the birth of a 40 plus year career of illustrating Toronto architecture?

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My Toronto – My Story Part One

My Toronto – My Story Part One

My Toronto – My Story

Yorkville

By David Crighton

My Toronto - My Story - Part 1 by David Crighton

 

 This is the story before the story. The drawing that I consider to be the one that "started it all" is of a building in Yorkville. So consider this a prequel. 

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Toronto Police and Fire Services Retirement Recognition Packages

Toronto Police and Fire Services Retirement Recognition Packages

Preliminary Sketch of 42 Division Commission for Retirement Package
 

 

Commission Original Art Work For Your Police or Fire Service Retirement Giving

The Basic Package: We will create original artwork of your station for a minimum order of 10 Framed Prints, Standard Size* at a cost of $225 per framed print (Each print will be personalized to your specifications.  We will hold any prints that you don't require at this time in inventory for you.) 

Once we have the commissioned art work and you have used up your 10 framed or 12 unframed prints, you simply order additional prints as required. 

Call Pamela Johnston at 416-414-6423 to find out more.

* minimum unframed commission order is 12 standard sized prints at $135 per print

Can you see your station on these lovely note cards?

Note Cards of your Police Division

Does your company, charity, institution or non-profit have a need for personalized note cards and/or letterhead beyond that provided by headquarters? Once we have original art work there are more opportunities to make you look good! 

Call Pamela at 416-414-6423 to learn more about our stationary options.  Minimum order 300 cards.

Choose from Existing Collections for that special gift of recognition

With 25 Collections such as Toronto Neighbourhoods, Historic Landmarks, Toronto Entertainment Venues and "The Hip" Collection, you are sure to find the perfect gift for that special employee or volunteer that tells them how much you have valued their efforts.  These art works will be offered to your Division at a reduced cost based on a minimum order.

Simply choose your gift and tell us how you would like it personalized and we'll take care of the rest

 


Silent Auction Opportunities with David Crighton Art

Let David Crighton Art Help You Raise Funds for Charity

David Crighton is well known through the BIAs for his contributions of his art work for fundraising activities of all kinds. Beyond donating his work to Silent Auctions, David Crighton Art Enterprises can offer his entire collection for purchase to your fundraising list and donate a % of all sales to your charity. (Tax Law prohibits us providing receipts to the actual donars as they are receiving a work of art.)

Call Pamela at 416-414-6423 to learn more about Fundraising options. (We can tailor a plan that suits your needs.)

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