Monday, August 28, 2006


Sorry for the lateness of this post. I have been having glitches and log-in problems for the past week. some of these items are late for this reason. - Jo'Anne.

This from Gaetanne at MCC:

The Creative Kids Museum, a new museum in Calgary (Opening Oct. 14th '06),> is a child centered experiential place with exhibits and programs designed> to inspire curiosity, creativity and more! They are currently seeking> artists and fine craftspeople to participate in a pilot project. The new> building holds an area titled "The Artist's Space" where artists can work > on> a short or long term project. The artist will be paid for the work and to> mingle with visitors periodically throughout the day.>> Please see for more> information.>> Maegen Black> The Canadian Crafts Federation, Craft Year 2007> Fédération canadienne des métiers d'art, Année des metiers d'art> Telephone: (506) 444-3315> Email:

And this from:

Ann F. Rosen
Business Development Officer
Consulate General of Canada, Chicago

Greetings to you,

Now that summer is in full swing, I want to announce our next exciting arts trade mission to Chicago. For the past six years, our trade mission to the International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art (SOFA expo) in Chicago was so successful that we have decided to repeat it!!!
If you have a website, please advertise this...

We seek Canadian artists, craftspeople and gallery owners who specialize in three-dimensional, one of a kind, high end fine art in glass, ceramics, wood, metal or fibre for the Sofa expo in downtown Chicago's Navy Pier on November 9-11, 2006, as visitors, not exhibitors.

There are 4 parts to our trade mission:
1) Educational session on Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th with experts in the field (see attachment);
2) International Networking session with art buyers from the world famous Mint Museum Founders Circle & Renwick Gallery;
3) A visit to SOFA, the world renowned juried show; and
4) A visit to a local gallery.

Please take the time to look at the attached document for registration and mission details. If interested, please complete the information, and/or pass it onto someone else. The recruitment deadline is Friday, October 27th. If you have any questions about the show go to or go to, under Trade & Investment, for further information.

Two more items through MCC:

Curatorial Proposals--Exhibition in Print 2008> Metalsmith Magazine> Exhibition in Print 2008>> Critics, Historians, Curators, Museum Directors, Writers, Scholars, > Artists are encouraged to apply with thematic proposals for this special > issue. Published by Metalsmith Magazine, the Exhibition in Print is a > unique curatorial venue, providing over 40 pages for the exploration of > ideas related to the metals field. Proposals should include a curtorial > statement,> list of potential artists, and supporting images.>> Honorarium:> $3000. plus expenses>> Deadline:> October, 15, 2006>> Contact for details:> Kate Wagle Chair, Editorial Advisory Committee>>

Chez Jean le Chevreuil, a recently opened Artists’ Space in Frelighsburg, Quebec, is currently offering ceramics workshops and residency in their ceramic studio, as well as a large, multi-purpose room for a residency in any large scale project. Chez Jean le Chevreuil, located at 55 chemin Mc Intosh Frelighsburg, is a bilingual and sometimes trilingual (French, English and Spanish) artists’ space in rural Quebec.
The Ceramics Studio is available to rent for ceramic artists who wish to experience creative development in a unique and natural setting. Well equipped with 600 square feet of ample work space, the studio has 2 electric kilns, an exterior raku kiln, sink and plenty of shelves. There is also a black and white photo lab and a multi-purpose, 1500 square foot room with 11 foot ceilings. Both spaces are for rent, and proposals are currently being accepted.
The Residency Program currently being offered is directed at professional ceramic artists. The intensive exploratory workshop offers an extraordinary experience of sharing and creation. The group of 5-9 resident artists form a common theme, culminating in an exhibition at the atelier-boutique Gaïa in Montreal. (Residence is available for the month of October.)
WORKSHOPS:1) Introduction to Glaze Composition28th & 29th of September, as well as October 1st, 2006 2) Ceramic: Screenprinting on Clay6th -10th of August, 20073) Ceramic/Sculpture: Introduction to Paperclay30th of July – 3rd of August 2007
For more information and workshop details, contact Monik Paskal Potvin. (450) 298-1394, or (the website is currently only available in French, ).

And I recently asked Ron Mark what was up at MCC since no info has been forthcoming about the its future. He writes:

"We are having a board meeting on Wednesday so will get an update to you before the end of the week.

We did get a grant from the province to explore the possibility of keeping things going.
As I said, more details to follow after the meeting."


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