Thursday, September 27, 2007


We're at it again. The 2nd annual Winnipeg artist studio tour is gearing up.
We are planning for 3 tour weekends - the first weekend of November, the first weekend of December and the first weekend next June. Self guided brochures will soon be available and the website is up. Check it out at

Just a reminder to MCML members that the Opening Reception for BY DESIGN, our 75th anniversary juried Contemporary Craft Exhibition will be held this evening, September 27th at 7pm at the Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave. After an awards presentation and refreshments at the hotel, guests will walk over to the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library to view the show.

The show will be on display until November 10.

All members are invited and please do bring a guest. Hope to see you there.
The Western Canada Aviation Museum is seeking a Gift Shop Manager (andReception). This position is a full time position at 37.5 hours per week at$10.00/hr. Duties involve merchandising, customer service, inventory,working with volunteers and reception duties. Qualifications includeexperience with point of sale systems, spreadsheets and general officeequipment. The position requires numeracy, working well with others and inparticular with seniors. Please contact Cathy Whitfield by fax at 775-4761or by e-mail at with your resume.
The Climb
An Exhibit of Hooked Rugs by Nancy Hall
Exhibit: October 4 to 28th, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
Crafthouse Gallery/Crafts Association of BC
1386 Cartwright St., Granville Island
Vancouver, B.C.
Tel: 604.687.7270/
The cre8ery Presents
2 Give Form 2
Featuring artists:
Andrew Marek and Torrie Caesar
Opening Reception: Friday September 28,
7:30 - late
Additional Hours: Tues - Sun, 12-5
Andrew Marek's recent paintings and sculptures are expressionistic renderings of allegorical statements shrouded in mystery. Ironic titles are meant to strengthen an idea. His aim is to understand a relationship by giving it a body. Through introspection the abstract is given form.
Torrie Caesar's most recent paintings are based on quick model-based gesture drawings. His challenge has been to “reproduce” the original without losing gestural spontaneity. His sculptures are more of a retrospective of the last twenty-five years. In his art he continues to be obsessed with stylizing the human form.
Admission is free, donations accepted....
Beginner/Intermediate Glass Lamp Working Course with Instructor: Kevin McKay, Bayshore Glass
October 13 & 14, 10-4 pm
For those who are interested in becoming flame workers using borosilicate glass rod and tubing, this course is designed for you! Highly detailed demonstrations and explanations as well as individual attention to trouble shooting will be given. Beads, pendants and glass sculptures will be made using both clear and coloured tubes and rods.

Glass topics will include: Safety, shop set-up, tool & equiptment use and hand skills.

Cost: $200.00 + GST per person to include up to $40.00 in materials. (All equiptment & tools are provided.)

Please pre-register through cre8ery (contact info below)
Upcoming Exhibitions:
1. Give a Shirt About Art, CARFAC fundraiser, Oct. 12, 7 pm 2. Tale Feathers, Kelly Ruth & Cameron Johnson, Opening October 19, 7:30 pm
Submission Calls:
1. 'scape: deadline Oct. 20/07 2. cre8ive art fest '07: admission forms available
Aux. gallery: now accepting artwork submissions for hanging on Oct. 6th for details please contact us.
Classes: acrylic painting class: Jordan Miller, tuesday/wednesday, please contact us if interested
Sketch Nights: Mon & Thurs, 6:30-9:30 pm, all welcome!
Studios: spaces available

cre8ery's hours: Tues - Sat. 12 -5; Mon & Thurs. 6-10
location: 2nd floor, 125 Adelaide St., Winnipeg
contact: or ph. 204.510.1623

website: please visit our website for more information regarding the above listings
Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson today launched a new arts mentorship program and a website designed to encourage youth to grow creatively as they work toward careers in the arts and cultural sector."The Manitoba government is committed to helping youth make informed career choices and these new tools will increase the resources available to them," Bjornson said. "Whether students want to be art restorers, musicians, web designers or videographers, they will be able to explore job options and work with mentors who can show them how to develop their interests and talents." In partnership with the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba, the province has developed a Manitoba-specific career website. More than 140 Manitoba-based cultural jobs and a wide range of career opportunities and transferable, essential skills are profiled on the site.Over the next few weeks, schools will receive posters and trading cards that promote the website and describe various jobs, skills, strengths and the characteristics of people who have successful careers in the arts and cultural world. The mentorship program pilot is slated to begin in Winnipeg during November with an estimated 24 youth participating. Students and mentors will be grouped within three broad career categories including administrative/ management, technical and creative/artistic areas.The Arts and Cultural Industries Association (ACI) is currently recruiting mentors from 10 different disciplines such as visual arts, theatre and performing arts, music and sound recording, writing and publishing, and broadcasting.Youth will also participate in a series of career development workshops focusing on resume writing, interview skills, proposal writing, basic marketing and business management.The Careers in the Arts Mentorship Program will provide opportunities for youth to be mentored by a representative of an arts-related career through individual meetings with the mentor, volunteer work experience and participation in career development workshops. The mentorship program will build on ACI's role in promoting careers in the arts along with the Grow Creatively website."Manitoba's arts and cultural sector is vibrant, exciting and expanding rapidly. Jobs that didn't exist a decade ago are filling niche markets and other career opportunities are developing as technology moves forward and our market changes," Bjornson said. "These exciting resources will help to shape the next generation of youth looking for creative careers."Interested individuals are encouraged to contact mentorship program co-ordinator Talia Pura by telephone at 204-927-2787 or e-mail at Information on potential career options is available on the website at

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Prairie Stained Glass Workshop

Clay Sculpture Whimsy with Jordon
Mon Sept 24 to Oct 16 Clay Sculpture with Jordan Van Sewell $150.00 plus GST
On Jordan's website he says "The really great thing about being an artist is that you're never out of a job! I've been making this stuff for 25 years and it's never been anything but fun and profit. These images come from my head. A lot of the ideas began with my only real job to date- that of a brakeman on freight trains sitting in the cupola of a caboose. Elements of my sculpture come from an idea, maybe a misconception, that the world was an easier, friendlier place. I've interpreted this into the visions, figures, robots, lizards, dogs, the seemingly brain challenged human characters and the period cars, trucks, motorcycles and situations they find themselves in."
Participants in this class will use their personal iconography to make clay sculpture. Course highlights will range from glazing methods and an emphasis on techniques for hand building, while recognizing both historic and contemporary references. Students should have previous experience working with clay. 6:30 to 9:30 PM
For further information please call Prairie Stained glass and School of Craft 783-1117 or register online at
Invitation for Christmas Craft Sale
Saturday, November 17, 2007
10:00am – 4:00pm

We would like to invite you to our Annual Christmas Craft Sale & Happening. Please ensure your craft is able to fall into the following criteria of “Make it”, Bake it” or Grow it”. Each table is $20.00. We are trying to keep the historical content in our sale. Please indicate which of the following categories your craft fit would into?

· Handcraft work (Knit, Crochet, or Embroidery)
· Woodwork
· Metal
· Collectibles
· Jewelry
· Artwork (Oils, Watercolors, Pen & Ink, Pastels, Other media)
· Christmas Ornaments
· Baking
· Jams & Jellies
· Soaps and Scents
· Miscellaneous

Could you please fill in the application below and either e-mail it to or mail it to LFGVA, P.O. Box 394, Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A 2B3. Should you have any questions you can contact Sharon @ (204) 257-7674 between 5:00 – 8:00pm

Mailing Address: Street_________________________________________
Postal Code___________________________________
E-mail Address________________________________
Phone Daytime__________________ Evenings_____________________

Craft Category (see list above) ___________________________________
Don’t forget we need your cheque to ensure consideration for your table.

Art Books
Design & Fashion Books & Magazines
Art & Craft Supplies , Fabrics, Mannequins
Collectables, Household items ,Fine China ,
Houseplants , etc., etc .

Friday , September 28 ..... 4:00 - 8:00 pm.
Saturday , September 29 ..... 9:00 am.- 4:00 pm.

235 Borebank St.
( River Heights, 1/2 block south of Academy Road)
Winnipeg Folk Festival
– Call for craftspeople
Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store Winter Craft Sales
We will be hosting craft sales again this holiday season. The sales are small, only 7 spots available each week!Please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in participating. Remember to include:
Your name and phone#
The type of craft you make
If you have not participated before, please include a website or photo
Preferred date(s)Sales will take place Saturdays in the “Folk Exchange” 103-211 Bannatyne Ave, 11am-5pm
November 17 November 24 December 1 December 8 December 15
How the sales work:
We will look for a diversity of mediums and artists each week.
The Festival provides tables and chairs.
Table size is 2.5’x5’ (two 30” square tables put together)
There is some room for additional fixtures (shelves etc)
Set up will be from 9-11am
Vendor or representative must stay at or near their tables during open hoursSales Process
There is no fee to participate, but the Folk Festival Music Store charges a 15% commission on all sales.
Vendors will complete and sign a sales agreement reflecting this prior to sale.
All sales will be processed through the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store sales system, which includes credit card and interac service.
An itemized receipt will be generated for each sale, copies will be provided for vendor records.
Vendors will be issued a sales report at the end of the day showing all sales of their product.
Cheques will be issued the following week.
Folk Festival Music Store and Winnipeg Folk Festival not responsible for stolen or damaged items. We will be promoting these sales on our website, email lists, postering, and press releases.
Please contact me if you have any questions!Hope to hear from you soon,
Arwen Helene
Production Manager
The Winnipeg Folk Festival
203-211 Bannatyne Ave Winnipeg MB R3B 3P2
204-231-0096 ext233
Wayne Arthur Gallery Concert
Just a reminder of the approaching concert with Karyn Ellis.

Karyn Ellis’ music is “twangy…cool and difficult to classify”. It maps out the bittersweet trajectories of relationships with a distinctively sweet voice, unique guitar style and gentle sense of humour. Her folk-based pop songs are beautiful and sad, uplifting and quirky, and Karyn “can envelop you in the warmth of that voice and break your heart at the same time.” She will be accompanied by Brian Kobayakawa on double base.

We still have a few seats open, so if any of you are still trying to make up your minds - give us a call.

When: Tuesday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Wayne Arthur Gallery
186 Provencher Blvd

Admission is $15.00 with all of the money going to the performers. Attendance is limited to a maximum of 25 people. To reserve a spot, contact us:

Bev & Robert 477-5249

We will provide coffee and tea and some snacks. Feel free to bring a small snack or some munchies to share.