Friday, June 23, 2006


Summer Ceramic classes
The Stoneware Studio has spots available in two summer ceramic classes. Kevin Stafford is teaching an advanced class Tuesday mornings from 10:00 am to noon beginning July 4th. Candace Ring is teaching an all levels class Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 beginning July 6th. The price is $140 for 8 weeks and includes one practice time per week.Call the Studio at 475-8088 to register.

This in from Karen Wardle, Co-ordinator At the Manitoba Arts Network
we are preparing for the 4th Rural and Northern
Art Show at the Legislature. Our
opening event is on June 30th with
artists, dignitaries in attendance and
featuring a performance by acoustic
guitarist Art Turner. This year is bound
to be the best yet with artists from four
regions on display and work in a wide
variety of disciplines. You are invited to
join us for the reception or feel free to
stop by during the month of July, while
the show is up.
203-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 • Phone: (204) 943-0036 • Fax: (204) 943-1126
Website: • Email:

The Portage and District Arts Centre is
accepting entries for an exhibition of work by
artists working in a variety of media based on
the theme of labyrinths.
Artists call for Entry: Walking the circle
Deadline: September 1, 2006
The exhibition Walking the Circle
will be curated by Kristen Pauch-Nolin. Interested
artists may send slides,
videotapes or CD's, image lists, project
proposals (including description of work, size,
shipping and installation requirements), bio's,
CV's and SASE's by September 1, 2006.
To: Portage & District Arts Centre, 11 2nd Street
North East, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, R1N
For more information: or
Exhibition: October 2007

The Toronto Junction Arts Festival - Artist Vendor
Booths at the Junction Arts Festival
Be a part of the art! The Junction Arts Festival
features local and national artisans through our
outdoor artist market featuring over 100 artists.
Exhibitors are allocated spaces along Dundas
Avenue in the heart of the Junction to showcase
and sell their work. Vendor spaces are 10 x10 ft.
The Vendor fee includes space only (tables,
chairs, tents, electricity or security are not
included). Early bird registration is July 31st,
For more information email or write
the Junction Arts Festival, Artist Vendor Market,
3042 Dundas St. W Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3
Download an Artist Vendor application at

Thompson Arts Council
The Thompson Arts
Council (TAC) reviews all submissions, whether
invited or unsolicited, on a regular basis and
informs the artist of its decision within seven
months of the submission. The Gallery is
planning exhibitions at least one year in
Deadline: February 15th, 2007 Selected artists
will be informed after funds for the exhibit are
secured. Applications should be concise and
include a current Curriculum Vitae, ten good
quality slides, (preferred) or videos of recent
work, and a short description of the exhibition
proposal. Maximum size 7ft. Slides must be
labeled with the artist’s name and proper
alignment. An accompanying list of titles, dates,
medium and size is recommended.
A self-addressed, postage-paid envelope must
be included for the requested return of slides
and other submission materials.
Submission should be sent to the attention of:
Thompson Arts Council, Artistic Director
365 Thompson Drive
Thompson, MB, R8N 1W2
Contact: #677 2789

New Moon Sharing Circles
June 25 . July 25 . August 23 . 06
1:30 pm, 611 Main Street Winnipeg, MB
Facilitator: Leah Fontaine
The New Moon is a time for creativity, a time to
develop new ideas.Every New Moon there will be an
opportunity to meet with other artists to:
. Participate in a Medicine Wheel workshop
. Get feedback and support from peers
. Share information and knowledge with each other
. Get to know other artists and exchange discoveries
and techniques
. Develop language to talk about our work
Workshops are open to all interested, artistically and
For further information or to register contact MAWA
at 949-9490 or

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


I'm taking time from my last mad dash getting pieces completed before the Folk Festival, so this may be the last post for a couple of weeks.

Wanted: Slab Roller
Brian McMillan from Prairie Stained Glass is looking for a used a 30 inch slab roller as well as a clay extruder. If you can help out call Brian at 783-1117 or e-mail at
Sales Opportunity
Fragile Glass Studio, 1415 Hwy 17 E., Kenora, Ont. is looking for craft items in all media for their shop.
Call Kris Gould at 807-468-7100.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


For those who may not have received this information, here is a message from Arwen Helene at the Folk Festival:

Kirk Creed has been in the Hand-Made Village many times with his pottery, many of you may know him:--Kirk and his partner Veronica lost their home and all their belongings in a fire a few weeks ago. You are invited to a community gathering to help these friends get back on their feet. Please join us for a fundraising celebration of community spirit featuring music by Keith Dyck and Spatula, Hillbilly Burlesque, and many special musician friends.
When: Friday, June 16, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Centre For Conscious Living, 612 Valour Road, Winnipeg
How Much: Suggested donation of $10.00
Tickets are available at: Gallery Lacosse, 169 Lilac, Wpg
Wayne Arthur Gallery, 182 Provencher Blvd
H.RogueRaiders Studio Gallery, Wpg Beach
Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery, Gimli
There will also be a silent auction featuring amazing work by artist members of The Wave Artist's Studio Tour ( ) and artists from the Folk Festival Artisans group. If you would like to donate something for the auction please contact us or bring it down to the event on the 16th. Please join us on June 16th to help our friends in need, Kirk and Veronica. Call these numbers for more information: Helma at 389-5633, Darrell at 792-6442, or Angel at 482-5165.

Congratulations are in order to:
Manitoba quilter Judy Morningstar, Deloraine, MB who was honoured at the 25th Anniversary Quilt Canada 2006 conference held in Ottawa, ON, May 23-28, 2006. Judy received 5 awards for her artistic quilting, including the prestigious Teacher of the Year Award (TOY) presented to an outstanding quilting teacher in Canada. 2 of her awards were won for work in collaboration with Della Radcliffe, Cardale, MB.

Visit the CQA/ACC website - for a glimpse of Judy's award winning wallquilts.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Everyone is invited to -

batik works by
Karen Johannsson at the
Dr. Paul H. T. Thorlakson Gallery
The Icelandic Collection
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, U of M
Opening on Thursday, June 8

for more information : Phone 775-7096 • Fax 774-9453 • e-mail:

JUNE 2, 2006 FROM: DAVID KRINDLE, Interim Board President
TO: All Manitoba Craft Council Members
When the interim board of MCC was established, on April 23rd, 2006, it was given 90 days to come up with a financial plan to keep MCC going. Negotiations with the province and the bank are ongoing and require a little more time.As a result the members of the interim board have volunteered to stay in place over summer. This should allow enough time to clarify our financial situation.A general meeting of the Manitoba Craft Council membership on Sunday, September 17, 2006, would be a more practical time to elect a new board and begin the process of rebuilding the organization. And, membership dues will addressed at that time.If this delay is unacceptable to you, please let your objections be known before June 15, 2006. If there are a significant number of objections the board will call a meeting for Thursday, June 25, 2006.