As our Series Three Call for Arts comes to a close (artists: you have less than a week to submit!), we have called upon a new crop of respected industry leaders from various areas of the art, music, beer and design realms to handpick this limited-edition set of labels.

We strongly believe that our collaborative and inspired brewing should spill to the outside of our bottles for even more creativity. Creativity fosters creativity, which is why we’re so excited to announce the individuals who will curate the emerging artists, musicians, illustrators, photographers and filmmakers that will stimulate, delight and inspire our drinkers. Deadline to submit art is May 1st, 2014!!


Stephen Jurisic, Creative Director, john st.


Stephen graduated from OCAD in 1988, and over the next 10 years established himself as one of Canada’s top art directors. He was named Creative Director of Ammirati & Puris (with creative partner Angus Tucker) before leaving to start john st. Stephen has championed john st.’s emergence as a digital leader in social, interactive and mobile. He has chaired the Marketing Awards, the Bessies, Strategy magazine’s Shift Disturbers conference, and served on the jury at Cannes 2009. Stephen loves, in no particular order, his son, his dog, batman comic books, and his wife Eva. Stephen also gives amazing Instagram.

Fred Caron, cultural entrepreneur and artist


Born in Ottawa in the late seventies, Fred Caron first cut his teeth on illustration, street art, sets painting and puppet creation. He since has directed numerous cultural projects, forging an extensive experience in the visual art field. He developed his skills working on animation films, television shows, music videos, commercials and performing arts, for the likes of Buck L.A, Moment Factory, National Film Board of Canada, Cirque du Soleil, En Masse, Geodezik and Evenko to name a few. Always working in tight collaboration with great creators, locally and internationally, he’s a Creative Director and an Artist dedicated to the conceptualization and implementation of original content. Caron exhibited in galleries and museums, worldwide, from Toronto to Berlin, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. His passion for grand-scale and public art has also guided the artist to work on several murals in the likes of New York, Miami, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Fred is currently co-curator for Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.

Errol Nazareth, multimedia journalist and music columnist


Errol Nazareth is a music journalist who’s been playing with words professionally for over 20 years. He’s a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and Big City Small World shows, writes a music column in The Sun every Friday, and is a member of the inaugural Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council.

Poet Farrell, Principal of Map & Co. and partner at Spazio Gallery

poet_bioPoet Farrell spent the better part of the last 30 years representing individuals and companies in the creative communities. For 22 years she owned and operated one of Canada’s largest award winning commercial photography representation and production companies. This established her reputation for creating long – term careers for commercial photographers. She expanded her experience to include professionals of various creative disciplines, resulting in a series of successful ventures. These include being Director of Sponsorship and Marketing for Philip Beesley Architect Inc./Hylozoic Ground, the official Canadian entry at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture, as well as securing Heidi Leverty’s representation of Canada at Shanghai Expo. She has also secured major press & media attention for her artists and placed their work within numerous private and corporate collections including Federal Government Agencies.

Adam Thompson, Program Director, Indie88


Adam has spent the last 15 years working around the country at various radio stations. Last April, he moved back to his home province to lead the launch of Indie88, Canada’s first radio station to place heavy focus on supporting and developing emerging artists.

Sari Delmar, CEO and Founder of Audio Blood

Sari-Delmar_bioSari is the CEO and Founder of Audio Blood, Canada’s leading artist and brand development company, specializing in creative marketing and PR campaigns. She also manages the rock and roll band the Balconies. Sari started AB at the beginning of 2009. Now in her fifth year leading the Audio Blood team, Sari has created and maintained working relationships with hundreds of media and international industry and led campaigns for clients including Pistonhead Kustom Lager, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Canadian Music Week, PledgeMusic, The Balconies, HIGHS, Grand Analog, Riot Fest, Edgefest, Sneaky Dee’s, Ben Caplan, and many more! She has been lucky enough to be invited to speak at conferences across the country (East Coast Music Awards 2012, Canadian Music Week 2012, Atlantic Film Festival 2012) and sit on the Toronto Music Council Advisory Committee. Sari also publishes musings on the industry from her personal blog Her recent article “20 Sneaky Rules About Being in a Band”, went viral seeing more than 200k views.

Co-founders Bob Russell and Matt Johnston will also help curate Series Three on behalf of Collective Arts Brewing, lending a voice for the team who come from all walks of the art and creative sectors. Together, Collective Arts Brewing and our panel will ultimately bring the concept of Art + Brewing to life for our third instalment that will help ignite the senses!

To submit art (and get your work in front of this panel of experts), simply go to It will take 10 minutes of your time but may be the best 10 minutes you’ve ever spent!


Bob Russell and Matt Johnson
Collective Arts Brewing


  1. please provide email address & or Phone # for Matt Johnston
    Thank you

    Mark Barry text Cell# 506-647-0340
    3 Tanglewood Crt.
    New Brunswick E2E 1S7 Off.506-674-7283 Res. 506-847-8887


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