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Participating artists: Nicole Baxter, Linda Chow, Robin Dupont, Milt Fischbein, Matt Gould, Terry Hildebrand, Brad Keys, Eveline Kolijn, Diane Krys, Darren Petersen, Jean-Claude and Talar Prefontaine, Shona Rae and Simon Wroot.

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Thanks Joining us to Celebrate the new Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary

The Alberta Craft Council extends a big thank you to all those who celebrated with us on June 17, 2017 at the new Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary and joined us bidding farewell to Tom McFall, our retiring Executive Director.
 
Thank you to the evening's sponsors:
Wild Life Distillery, CakePunk, Springbank Cheese Company,  Performance by Shona Rae and the VooDoo Hand, Photographer Jeff Yee at Rain Drop Images, Second Cup, Safeway.

Thank you to the following volunteers:
Mindy Andrews, Sarabeth Carnat, Linda Chow, Crys Harse, Joanne Johnson, Suzette Knudsen, Lisa McGrath, Liv Pedersen, Toni Ros, Darlene Swan, Monika Smith, Susan Thorpe

Thanks to the following sponsors who also volunteered their time:
Heather McGrath (CakePunk), Matthew Widmer (Wild Life Distillery), Jeff Yee (Photographer).

Thank you to everyone who donated toward the Light the Gallery campaign:

Donated 2 lights:
Jade Ansley, Alison & Peter Faid, Gust Gallery, Doug Galloway, Evelyn Grant, Kai Scholefield, Richard Sunde, Will Truchon.

Donated 1 light:
Mindy Andrews, Lindsay Boon, Marsorie Cameron, Sarabeth Carnat, Al Chapman, Linda Chow, Connie Cooper, Dawn Detarando, Linda Frena, Ann Haessel, Crys Harse, Doug Haslam, Martha Henry, Fay Hodson, Carol Kehoe, Susan Kristoferson, Brenda Malkinson, Letisha & Tom McFall, Keith Mcphedran, Rosemary McRae, Tami Miller, Barry Moss, Tara Owen, Elizabeth Parker, Carolyn & Bruce Patterson, Jennifer Salahub, Michael Saroka, Bart Simpson, Monika Smith, John Smith-Jones, Jenna Stanton, Jeanne Watson, Julie Wons, Kari Woo and Simon Wroot

Thanks to the following for also donating to the Square Foot Campaign:
Linda Chow, Doug Haslam, Tami Miller, Barry Moss and Kai Scholefield.

Photographer Jeff Yee captured the evening, view the Facebook album here.

Wednesday
Jun142017

Speaking Notes: Nickle Galleries’ Recent Acquisitions - Calgary, AB 

Mary by Kari Woo, one of the acquisitions featured in the exhibition.Exhibition Dates: June 8 - August 18, 2017
Location: Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary

Since opening its doors to the public in 1979, Nickle Galleries has benefited from the generosity of countless individuals who have donated precious art objects, time, and occasionally, funds.  Each new arrival not only expands the collections, they help to rejuvenate them—facilitating new connections and narratives.   Speaking Notes introduces a selection of recent donations and purchases, and promises of stories to come.

Recent aquisitions in the exhibition include Mary by Kari Woo.

Wednesday
Jun142017

Katherine Russell Commissioned by Sparwood Arts & Heritage Council 

Unveiling Ceremony: Saturday, July 1, 1pm
Location: Outside Sparwood Rec Centre, Sparwood, BC

Katherine Russell has been awarded a commission by the Sparwood Arts & Heritage Council to create an artwork to celebrate Canada's 150th. The work in progress is fused and sandcarved glass panels, depicting the Elk Valley's offerings, with a theme of sustainability and protection. The artwork will tour the Elk Valley communities for the summer, then find it's permanent home in Sparwood come Fall.

Find out more here.

Wednesday
Jun142017

Dawn Detarando & Brian McArthur Featured in Edmonton Journal

Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur were featured in the  Edmonton Journal article "#Landmarks: Immense Mode stands tall as artistic and technical marvel" on June 9, 2017.

Read the article here.

Wednesday
Jun142017

Members at The Works Art & Design Festival - Edmonton, AB

Festival Dates: June 22 - July 4, 2017
Location: Downtown Edmonton

ACC members at the Works Festival include:

Site 1: Churchill Square
Secrets for Dinner - Alysse Bowd

Site 3: The Vignettes Building
Celebrate Fibre Arts & Art Demonstrations - Focus on Fibre Arts Association

Site 6: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Firebrand Glass Studios - Julia Reimer & Tyler Rock

Site 16: Alberta Craft Council
Feature Exhibition: Women's Hands Building a Nation & Discovery Exhibition Threads that Bind

Find out more here.

Tuesday
May302017

Introducing New Executive Director: Barry Moss

The Board and Staff are pleased to welcome Barry Moss as new Executive Director of the Alberta Craft Council. Barry begins his position in June, 2017.

With fifteen plus years of experience in leadership and gallery management, Barry brings great enthusiasm and excitement to the role. He has worked with arts organizations in BC, Ontario, UK and France, is an educator and continues his own textile and printmaking practice.

Barry will bring a new energy to the ACC team and continue our efforts to be the organization of first choice for professional to serious amateur craft artists and craft aficionados.



About Barry


Throughout my life, I have advocated for traditional needle crafts, as a teacher, mentor, curator and artist.
 
My craft career began in the late 1960’s at the tender age of six making stump work buttons - I was paid a shilling for five button bases readied for goldwork. I have been involved with needle craft ever since.

My professional career as a textile artist began in the early 1980’s. As a contributor for “British Patchwork & Quilting” magazine I wrote tutorials on miniature work and designed a miniature quilt to commemorate their 200th issue. I was featured in “Canadian Quilter” as one of five men working professionally as fiber artists in Canada. One of the most exciting moments of my career was being commissioned by Reader’s Digest to create the samples for the updated publication of “Complete Guide to Sewing”.

My work as a textile educator and curator in the UK, France, Canada and the USA has introduced me to many different possibilities in textiles. I have adjudicated textile exhibitions in England, Wales, Canada and New York state and have participated in international textile exhibitions in Birmingham, UK.

In the past few years, I've worked in Fort St. John, BC at Peace Gallery North to promote local artists and to introduce new emerging talent. As Executive Director, Chair and Program Coordinator for the Peace Arts Gallery, I worked as an advocate for the arts and artists of Peace River.

Thursday
May182017

Christine Pedersen Assists on Sculptures by Jeff de Boer for Royal Tyrrell Museum 

The Royal Tyrrell Museum opened their new Grounds For Discovery exhibit this week, including two steel wire-work sculptures designed to showcase a pair of very important partial-fossil specimens. The artwork was conceived by Jeff de Boer, ACC professional member Christine Pedersen was part of the artist team that built the work in Calgary.

Read more about the project here.

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