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10186-106 Street NW
780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Free customer parking at back of building

CALGARY 

cSPACE King Edward
1721 29 Avenue SW, #280
587-391-0129 

Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

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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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Calgary Gallery

The Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary (1721 – 29 Avenue SW, Suite #280) is in the renovated cSPACE King Edward Arts Hub located in the vibrant, arts-friendly, inner-city neighborhood of South Calgary near Marda Loop. Visit for original exhibitions and fabulous shopping.  

HOURS: Wednesday - Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.  

 

Current Exhibitions

Portraits

June 1 – August 24, 2019
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 1 from 2-4pm

From quirky self-portraits to special memories of loved ones and iconic personalities, this exhibition is as diverse as each person or place that is depicted. Portraits features the work of 33 fine craft artists from across Canada who explore issues around love, acceptance, mental health, self-expression, to that of the environment, of death, and celebrating life and all that it holds.

Click here to visit the online gallery.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming Up Next

August 31 - November 2, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 7 from 2-4pm

The revival of Coming Up Next is an exciting one for the Alberta Craft Council.  The exhibition provides a vital link for emerging artists during this pivotal phase of their career by connecting them to the greater craft community of peers, mentors, and audiences who appreciate the skills, quality, and originality of the handmade.

Participating Artists: Lael Chmelyk, Naomi Desrochers-Caron, Dayna Ellen, Tanya Everard, Jessie Fraser, Alexandra Glenn-Collins, Grace Han, Leah Kudel, Sara Nishi, Jennifer Pankratz, Carlos Rojas, Adele Schatschneider, Yuan Yin & Matthew O’Reilly.

 

BUTTER DISH SHOW

November 9 - December 14
Artist Talk & Reception: November 14 - 2nd Thursday

Dawn Deterando (Red Deer) uses her ceramics expertise to curate a diverse selection of 30+ butter dishes from all around Alberta. This exhibition will demonstrate the variety of processes and techniques that contemporary ceramics artists ‘churn’ out from their studios.

 

Past Exhibitions

Home

January 19 - March 30, 2019
Reception: Saturday, February 2, from 2-4pm

Curated by Jenna Stanton
Artists come from all over the world to work in Medalta’s studios, bringing their unique experiences, techniques, and ideas to the Historic Clay District.This exhibition celebrates the artists who have decided to make Medicine Hat their home after completing their residency as well as the cultural impact this influx of artists with international careers has brought to the community of Medicine Hat.

Participating Artists: Les Manning, Aaron Nelson, Liz Burritt, Jenn Demke-Lange, Jason Lange, Jim Etzkorn,  Xanthe Isbister,  Koi Neng Liew,  Annette ten Cate, Noriko Masuda, Susan McKinnon.
View the online exhibition

SET THE TABLE

August 25 - November 3, 2018
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: September 29, 2018

The exhibition "Set the Table" features tableware by Kalika Bowlby and table linens by Natalie Gerber celebrating the act of setting the table and enjoying a meal. The exhibition will include both formal and casual table settings as well as larger serving dishes. Kalika Bowlby is a ceramic artist based in Golden, BC focused on simplicity and functionality; Natalie Gerber is a Calgary based textile artist exploring screen printed pattern. The combination of their work creates modern tablescapes that remind us to set the table and take the time to celebrate the simple, beautiful moments of every day.

 

Process; thinking through

June 9 - August 18, 2018
Opening Reception: June 16, 2018

This exhibition provides insight into the complex and multi-layered methods of how artists work and create while nurturing the organic nature of creativity After exhibiting in Edmonton, Process; thinking through travels to Calgary. 

View more images of the exhibition

 

Acceptable Bodies
Allison Tunis (Edmonton)

March 24 - June 2, 2018

The need to feel beautiful and desired is universal, but the standards for how to achieve that are so restrictive that it leaves little chance for many to accomplish this feat. Allison Tunis's embroidery pieces develop a discourse around cultural conditioning and societal implications of restrictive standards of beauty. Tunis’s works feature portraits of persons who shun outdated and constricting notions of what are considered “acceptable” bodies in our society and who celebrate their differences and diversity in ways that can be considered disobedient, either actively or passively. These art pieces are a way for Tunis to explore her own internal evolution away from the traditional paradigm of thin, white, cis, able-bodied women as the epitome of beauty and sexuality, towards a more inclusive understanding of beauty and the shunning of restrictive norms and aesthetic standards.

 

Chronicles of a Contemporary Dirtbag: transdisciplinarity and the things you think of when fixing a fence
Jamie Kroeger

March 24 - June 2, 2018

A career with Parks Canada as a resource technician, avalanche technician, and twenty years of travelling in the backcountry lends to the conceptual content that embodies Jamie’s work. She looks to art, science, and human experience as a means of creating a relatable connection to the complex systems that make up ecology and as a means of finding our humble place within them.

 

Perch 
Dena Seiferling and Stefanie Staples (Calgary)

March 24 - June 2, 2018

When Dena Seiferling and Stefanie (Wong) Staples first met, they discovered a mutual enjoyment for working within the space that drifts between childhood fantasy and an adult’s reality. While discussing a potential collaboration, the value of bird biodiversity and the preservation of at-risk bird species rose the forefront. For this exhibition, the artists are focusing on distinct aspects of bird conservation.