Thursday, September 21, 2006


The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
is holding our annual Dessert Party. Friday, September 29th, 7pm-9pm, hosted at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased in advance by calling 487-6117, or at the door. The event will feature a buffet of homemade desserts, with coffee, tea and juice. A silent auction of wonderful items will also be featured. It’s also a great evening to visit with other craftspeople in fun and relaxed setting. Hope to see you there.

Andrea at the Manitoba Crafts Museum reports that David Favor, is winding up the part of his business that used industrial quality sewing machines and he would like to sell them. Following is the list. The phone number to call if interested is at the top.


Wayne Arthur Gallery

186 Provencher BlvdInvites you to UBIQUITY A Collection of masks, heads & other faces By Peter Dumans Running from Tuesday, September 5, to Wednesday, September 27

Artist reception: Sunday, September 10, 1 to 4 PM.Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 5 PMWeb site: more informationCall Bev at 477-5249


Bev Morton at the Wayne Arthur Gallery is setting up a series of get-togethers she calls Creative Coffee breaks. The next Creative Coffeebreak will be Wednesday, September 20, starting at 7 PM at Wayne Arthur Gallery. The gallery will supply coffee, tea, banana loaf and chairs. If anyone else wants to bring something, please do and let Bev know. Please let her know if you plan to come although you will be forgiven if you can't make it. Subsequently, Creative Coffeebreaks will be held the second Friday morning of the month at 10 AM and the third Wednesday evening of the month.



A Message from interim board President, David Krindle To MCC Members and friends:

The interim board has been working hard to provide some financial clarity for MCC. We are at the point where we can make some first steps toward rebuilding the organization. In order for MCC to redevelop into an organization , we are going to need ideas and help from you. Please come to the meeting on Sunday and bring your friends and fellow artists.

MCC General Meeting - September 24 - 2006
2p.m., Crossways in Common, 222 Furby @ Broadway, 2nd flr.

1. Welcome - Moderator - David Krindle
2. Acceptance of Agenda
3. Review of Mandate (discussion of new mandate later)
4. Financial Report - Ann Tyre
A *Back Wages
B *Credit Union
C *Landlord
D *Other Creditors
E *Consignment Owing
F *Contacting of Creditors
G *Selection of Auditors
5. Progress Report
* Move from Craft Space - thanks to volunteers - David Krindle
* Development of Action Plan - Ron Mark
* Negotiating with Provincial Government
* Acceptance of Government Grant (Contract Guidelines later)
* Web site
6. Government Grant Details - Ron Mark
* Audit
* Industry Survey
* Member Survey
* Fundraising/Debt Reduction ( business plan)
* Selection of Consultant
7. 10 minute BREAK
8. Consultant’s Report - Tom Carson
9. VOLUNTEERS - Ingrid Lincoln
A Selling of Assets
B Fundraiser October 14
C 2007 Year of the Craft Exhibition Committe
D MCC data to Manitoba Archives
10. Future Direction from Membership
11. New Mandate for Board to December
12. Questions
13. New Business
14. Next Meeting Date - Thanks & Adjournment

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Went to Jordan Van Sewell's grand opening of his new studio gallery today. Great fun. For those who did not make it there, I recommend a visit to this funky, charming place. Jordan is presenting this exhibition of "new and selected works" until Sept. 24 - open daily from noon to 5. Located at 43 Curtis St. Call Jordan at 944-9262.

While there, I chatted with Jordan's significant other, Joanne Vanderhorst. They are planning to go down to their house in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from December through March and are offering rental space for those who would like to join them in this storied place.
There will be a choice of a studio apartment with full kitchen and bathroom for $600 (US) per week, or the main house - 3 bedrooms on 2 levels with roof top terrace, all for $1200 (US) per week. (Monthly rates also available). A pool on the property will be available. The location overlooks the city and ocean from the top of a hill. There is also a grand studio space for use in the house. If you are interested contact Jordan or Joanne at 944-9262 or Joanne at

Jolanta Sokalska is showing work at
2181 Portage Avenue
Opening: Sept 22 @7 PM.
Exhibition closes @Oct.31 2006.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I was saddened to learn that John, who ran the Ceramic Greenhouse here in Winnipeg, and who offered great discounted prices to his customers, sold his business to a retailer in Virden. However, all is not lost. John is still interested in continuing some aspects of his former business, but he cannot do it alone and is interested in finding a partner here in Winnipeg. He writes:
"if there is someone out there who is interested in going into the glaze business, I have already made connections outside of the province and can bring in the glazes at a very competitive price. I would be prepared to invest some money and time into this venture. The ideal person would be someone who is in some aspect of the clay business and might have some space to spare. They can also benefit from my years of experience.....I could put in 2 days a week, nothing physical though. (John is a senior citizen)

Do you think there is someone out there who might be interested?"

Anyone interested can get in touch with John at

and from MCC
The MCC general meeting will be held on September 24, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Crossways in Common, 222 Furby Street @ Broadway Ave. on the 2nd floor

Wasagaming Community Arts Inc. is accepting submissions of recent work for exhibition. Submissions may be made for various media including pottery, fibre arts printmaking, painting etc. Submissions may also be made for individuals or group exhibitions.

Deadline: Friday March 23, 2007
Interested artists may send slides or photographs. List of works including titles media, sizes, and dates. A recent biography and/or CV. Artist statement and a SASE.
To Wasagaming Community Arts Inc.
Box 98
Wasagaming, Manitoba
R0J 2H0

The Thompson Arts Council 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 advance.
Deadline February 15th, 2007
•Applications should 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

Gallery 1C03 call for submissions for 2007-08 and 2008-09. Gallery 1C03 exhibits work in various media including painting, prints, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, video, performance and installation
Deadline: September 15, 2006
Proposals must include:
a current cv, artist statement, exhibition proposal, up to 20 slides with accompanying slide list OR cds with jpeg -images and image list OR videotapes (vhs), specific requirements (particularly when these involve budgetary matters), self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your materials

Contact Curator Jennifer Gibson Ph. 786-9253 or email (
Mail submissions to: Art Curator
Gallery 1C03
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
Phone: (204) 786-9253

Friday, September 01, 2006


Using Art Clay Silver
I've been playing around with some art clay silver and I thought I would share some of the things I've been doing with it, since Prairie Stained Glass is adverising it. (See earlier post.) Below are 2 pieces of jewellery made using Art Clay silver and a porcelain bowl on which I added dragonfly images in art clay silver (fired on). - Jo'Anne.
flowers and leaf pendant in silver with two freshwater pearls. (2.25 inches)
Porcelain bowl with dragonflies and rim picked out in silver. (about 7 inches high)
Silver dragonfly pendant with ruby set in. ( 3.5 inches across)
A Sad Day At 1106 Wolseley
Here's farewell to my beautiful basswood tree. The fellows in the bucket are wielding a chainsaw - so I guess you could call this the "Basswood Chainsaw Massacre". This tree and my family have lived together here for nearly 35 years, and this wonderful tree predated us for many years before that. It was a mature tree when we moved in, and my boys loved to climb it. - Jo'Anne.