Monday, October 29, 2007


In Plain View Artist Studio Tours

Take a free, self-guided tour and visit artists in their studio environments. In Plain View is a tour of artist studios and artist run gallery/studio spaces, taking place the first weekend of Nov. (3 & 4), the first weekend of Dec. (1 & 2) and another one next spring, first weekend of June (7 & 8).
You can jump in your car, or even walk to visit many artist studios in one day. You will see art in the environments in which it is produced, and encounter original art in many media – painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelery, glass and so on.
An abundance of creative, original art will be on exhibit for show and sale, providing the opportunity to give original art from local artists this holiday season. Many artists also accept private commissions. Please note that some studios do not accept credit card payments, but cheques and cash are widely received.
The map of the tour and list of artists can also be viewed and downloaded from the website:

Manitoba Crafts Council
held its AGM on September 23, 2007 at Crossways in Common. The members supported a motion that MCC carry on. At present we have about fifty-five paid-up members, along with a six-member board consisting of:Alison Norberg - Programming Committee LiasonShannon Carson - Organizational By-laws and StructureIngrid Lincoln - Vice PresidentRon Mark - TreasurerGaetanne Sylvester - SecretaryDavid Krindle - PresidentThe upcoming year will be a busy one for our organization. In mid February we will hold an open member's show atCre8ery. Please consider what you'd like to put in this show. This will be a non-juried show. A juried exhibition is still in the planning stages and more information will be made available at a future date.MCC has received a grant for an interactive website project, which will allow each member to have his/her own page to display/market his/her work, and also facilitate communications, announcements, professional resources, and newsletters. Thank you to the Winnipeg Foundation for this most timely support and endorsement of the craft community. In addition, we will be holding workshops in different parts of the province so that our members can learn how to produce good digital images to promote and best represent their work for the website, and also for grant and exhibition applications/opportunities. More workshops and shows are in the planning stages.Tom Carson has been contracted to begin the work of long term debt management and fundraising. As an organization we plan to pay our debts with payments being made proportionally at the end of each fiscal year.We are working toward becoming more of a provincial organization. If you can help us achieve this goal or if you wish to help with fundraising, programming, website development or membership growth, please contact me at or phone 688 5361.David Krindle,on behalf of the Craft Council Board

Manitoba Crafts Museum and Gallery News
Monday, November 5, 7-9 pm Sharing Craft at McNally Robinson, Grant Park. Demonstrators are Brigitte de March-Crochet, Patty Hawkins-Embroidery, Jocelyn Froese-Bobbin Lace and Vera Deniset-Tatting.

BY DESIGN our contemporary craft exhibition is on until November 10. Don’t miss this beautiful exhibition of original work, celebrating our 75th anniversary. Hours of operation are Tues/Wed 10-4 and Sat 12-4. Bring a friend!

Saturday, November 10, 1-5pm Silk Fusion. Learn how to make a luxurious silk fibre base substrate with many creative possibilities. Silk fusion may be cut, sewn, quilted, beaded, painted or used to make 3-dimensional art like vessels or masks. Pre-registration is required. The class will take place at Champlain Community Club in St. Boniface due to space limitations at MCML.

Saturday, November 17, 1-4pm Trouble Shooting (Craft Drop-In) at MCML. Craftspeople will be on hand to give advice to those who need help with a craft project.

Saturday, November 24, 10am-2pm Christmas Ornament Sale at MCML. We are looking for both donations and items on consignment for the sale. Small and medium sized handmade ornaments, cards, gift bags, boxes and other holiday items are welcome. If you can contribute items for this event, please call or email by early November.

Stephanie Cooper
Acting Curator
Tel. 487-6117

From: ACI Manitoba [] Sent: October 24, 2007 3:23 PMTo: mcml@mts.netSubject: Learning Event/Artist Professional Development: GLOBAL AMBITIONS Exporting your Cultural Product or Service Series

Learning Event/Artist Professional Development: GLOBAL AMBITIONS Exporting your Cultural Product or Service Series

Artist Professional Development Learning Event: GLOBAL AMBITIONS Exporting your Cultural Product or Service Series Tuesday October 30, 2007
PART 1 Export Panel Discussion Judy Slivinski with Vince Fontaine, Jacques St.Goddard and Jordan van Sewell
PART 2 Networking Luncheon
PART 3 Forum for International Trade and Training: Introduction to International Markets Leslie Wilder

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFO: Click: 984-2272 1-800-665-2019 Visit: 250-240 Graham Ave, Winnipeg MB
PART 1 EXPORT PANEL DISCUSSION ** available October 30 11:00-12:30 Moderator Judy Slivinski of EDGE Cultural Management joins three artist entrepreneurs who, in the last few decades, have reached beyond Manitoba’s borders to sell or perform their work. Vince Fontaine, Jacques St. Goddard and Jordan van Sewell will explore current marketing opportunities abroad and will share their experiences on how exporting marketing helped them develop new markets, increase sales and build more dynamic businesses. ** This session will available through the e-Learning Videoconference Network, and will be broadcast to a possible 22 sites across Manitoba. Call us for the site nearest you.
PART 2 NETWORKING LUNCHEON October 30 12:30-2:00 Meet with other Manitoban artist entrepreneurs and cultural workers. In an informal setting, make contacts and exchange ideas. Lunch sponsored by the Aboriginal Business Service Network
PART 3 Forum for International Trade/Training: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS October 30 2:00-5:00 Leslie Wilder, FITT trainer will lead a workshop designed to help you make crucial exporting decisions and to start you off on your journey towards foreign markets while learning about the common pitfalls to be avoided. Learn the basics of international trade, understand the use of Incoterms, determine whether you should pursue international markets and gain the knowledge required to position you to be a success in these markets. This workshop provides an overview of the key aspects of international trade and will also include the use a target case study to cultural Markets.

Judy Slivinski:As President of Winnipeg-based consulting firm EDGE Cultural Management,Judy Slivinski has been a cultural entrepreneur for the past 12 years, providing training and enthusiastic support to local artists from all disciplines in career development, self-promotion and export marketing. She is respected across Canada for her expertise in cultural sector research and marketing, and has been instrumental in the founding of ACI Manitoba and Arts Consultants Canada.
Vince Fontaine:Vince is Ojibwa, born and raised in Manitoba. A professional musician for over 20 years, Vince is the founder and driving force behind renowned Juno Award winning musical group Eagle and Hawk. Vince has written and co-written several songs that have charted on Aboriginal radio airwaves across Canada. He also cultivates working relationships with other artists in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities
Jacques St. Goddard: Jacques is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Plains Gallery at the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg, promoting premiere art from Manitoba’s Aboriginal artistic community. Jacques was the first Aboriginal person on the board of the Young Leaders Committee of Economic Development Winnipeg and sits on the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg. He has helped in the creation of Aboriginal venues and performances for the Pan American Games, 2002 North American Indigenous Games and has facilitated workshops for DFAIT and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce on cultural tourism. Jacques also has significant international experience, having participated in trade missions to Brazil, Germany and the United States to promote Aboriginal cultural expression.
Jordan Van Sewell:Jordan was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. By age 15 he was already employed as a redcap for Canadian Pacific Railways and at 18 was a brakeman riding freight trains in Saskatchewan. Riding through untouched prairie towns aboard an 1898 caboose greatly affected his view of life. He worked for Canadian Pacific throughout his training at the Fine Art faculty at the University of Manitoba where he graduated in 1979.Following his graduation he left the railroad and made his career as a studio artist. He has created a personal iconography in his ceramic figures, which embody his own feeling of nostalgia for that time when "magic" abounded. Though humorous in nature, the sculpture work of Jordan Van Sewell is a thoughtful commentary on life as he sees it. While being entertained by his work, the viewer is challenged to look for the message it portrays
Leslie Wilder Leslie Wilder is a dynamic trainer and presenter, possessing Canadian and International expertise with experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She is an active member of the Trade Advisory Group and Trade Team Manitoba.
Participants in Leslie’s courses benefit from her extensive experience in the following areas:
Led a team in developing the International Business Advanced Diploma program at Red River College. Selected
Authored, as part of a team, curriculum for various business and entrepreneurship programs
Delivered several Market Driven Training programs such as Women’s Entrepreneurship and First Nations for Red River College and Woman Business Owners of Manitoba
Ongoing experience in the development and delivery of both written and spoken communication materials
Ongoing experience in the development and delivery of advanced business curriculum and programming
Substantial experience working in various international communities
Extensive travel throughout North and South America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East on behalf of government, business, academic, and not-for-profit organizations

cre8ery hosts:

2 Opening Receptions: Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm &
In Plain View Studio Tour, Nov. 3 & 4, 12-5 pm
Polarities diverse multi-media works by Deb Schmid (also listed in In Plain View studio tour)

These Walls Can Talk is an exhibition of 8 new works by photo based artist by Richard Palanuk. "My artwork is somewhat eclectic; my inspiration being drawn from nature, urban landscapes and personal surroundings. I create images that stir me - that come from within - and my camera is the medium through which these emotions are born."

Additional Hours: November 1 - November 6, 12-5 pm (Monday evening: 6-10 pm)

invites attached

In Plain View Self-Guided Studio Tour:
different studios & galleries around the City of Winnipeg
November 3 & 4

Explore Winnipeg through the artist's eyes!
cre8ery Studios & Gallery Spaces will be open for the tour--as an 'open house'

Jolanta & Zibigniew Sokalski, Clear Energy Glass Studio, Heather Robinson (calligraphy) & Lillian Austin (mixed media, one of a kind origionals, Christmas Ornaments & bags) will be having their "grand openings" at cre8ery during this weekend. Please come and check out their studios!

Derrick McCandless: Derrick builds guitars & harps and is also a musician.
Tim Wiese: Tim is a glass artist and he has gorgeous glass work for sale such as small glass pendants/jewlery.
Patrick Dunford (saturday only): variety of oil paintings

Auxiliary Gallery (until December 12, 2007):
featuring artworks by:
Andrew Marek, Christopher Wood, Connor Magee, Dustin White (cre8ery artist), George Tanner, Heather Robinson (cre8ery artist), Jamie Hogaboam, Jordan Miller (cre8ery artist), Jolanta Sokalski (cre8ery artist), Jonah O'Neil (cre8ery artist), Kenny Warkentin (cre8ery artist), Kelly Ruth, Lida Zurawsky, Lillian Austin (cre8ery artist), Linda Drosdowech, Michael McMullan (cre8ery artist), Parvin Shere, Patrick Neufeld, Paul Salnikowski, Shawn Berard, Torrie Caesar

You'll be able to see what some of the artists here at cre8ery are up to. Artworks will be for sale and for viewing. Some artworks are available for same day purchases out of our auxiliary gallery and studios by cash or cheques only.

2nd floor-125 Adelaide St.
Winnipeg, MB
For more information about cre8ery or events that occur, please Jordan @ 510-1623
or email:
2 studio private spaces are available, please contact us for more information

Upcoming Events:
Painting Classes with Artist Jordan Miller Tues Eve/Saturday morning
'Scape' Opening Nov. 16, 2007
cre8ive Art Fest: Dec 1 & 2, 2007 (still looking for artists!)
Winnipeg Folk FestivalVisual Arts and Crafts Updates 1. Hand-Made VillageWe are accepting applications for the 2008 Hand-Made Village now, until Feb 7. Please see our website for info and application forms: 2. Prairie Outdoor ExhibitionWe have also posted our call for submissions for the "Prairie Outdoor Exhibition" the visual art exhibition at the Festival. (this is a separate program from the Hand-Made Village.) Deadline Feb 1. 3. Winter Wassail FundraiserOur winter fundraiser is coming up soon, and we are looking for donations for our silent auction. If you are interested in donating some work and supporting the festival, let me know! Thank-you to all of everyone who has already donated! 4. Winter Craft SalesWinter craft sales will be taking place in our Folk Exchange Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 & 15. These sales are fully booked, but we will be holding more sales in the spring ~ let me know if you are interested in participating. year round activities continue to expand. Please let me know if you have any questions about the above opportunities!Sincerely,Arwen HeleneProduction ManagerThe Winnipeg Folk Festival203-211 Bannatyne AveWinnipeg MBR3B 3P2www.winnipegfolkfestival.caThis year's Festival dates: July 10-13, 2008 - 35th Anniversary!--* Contact me if you'd like to be removed from this list