Coming Up Next
Coming Up Next was officially launched in 2007 and has continued as an annual juried exhibition for emerging fine craft artists. This exhibition helps the Alberta Craft Council reach out to emerging artists in the fine craft community and is a catalyst for rewarding professional careers. This year's exhibition brings together a diverse group of six emerging fine craft artists brimming with talent and promise: Michelle Atkinson, Holly Boone, Corinne Cowell, Soma Mo, Dena Seiferling and Bart Simpson. They are in the midst of establishing their studios, teaching, assisting, travelling, furthering their studies, promoting and selling their work while discovering their place in the greater craft community.
Michelle Atkinson (Calgary) is a warm glass artist who uses kiln forming in a linear fashion to create fluid organic forms inspired by the nature of Western Canada. Using vibrant coloured glass she decor and sculptural pieces.
Holly Boone's (Edmonton) was inspired by work she saw volunteering at the Alberta Craft Council. She has quickly developed into a skilled felter creating small whimsical animal sculptures and landscapes.
Corinne Cowell's (Calgary) narrative felted work explores her interest in the environment and our place in it. Her landscapes represent intimate interactions with the natural world and fleeting moments in time.
Edmonton jewellery artist Soma Mo was born and raised in the Himailyan mountains bordering Tibet and China. Soma's designs are a mix of modern sensibilities and traditional cultural influences. Her asymmetrical designs unite traditional methods with her own youthful and contemporary ideas.
The art of Dena Seiferling (Calgary) drifts somewhere between a childhood fantasy and an adult's reality. Dean studies the beauty of nature, translating its many forms through needle felting using raw wool and a variety of other materials.
Bart Simpson (Calgary) explores communicating ideas with ceramics. After much experimentation with clay, he was suddenly struck by the thought of simply saying "enough is enough" and began to use the written ceramic word as a form of visual art.
September 5 - October 17, 2015
A Second Look
A mixed media exhibition where five Yukon artists are selected to reinterpret Alberta and Yukon landscapes that were originally created by Alberta metal artist Simon Wroot of Calgary.
October 24 - November 28, 2015
Blow In The Dark
New sculptural work by hot glass artist Keith Walker (Edmonton) accompanied by selected works by his students.
2015 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; The Anatomy Of My Heart; Earth Rhythms; Landed; Thinking In Threes; Small Joys
2014 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Hanji; Trophies for the Ranchland - Jill Nuckles; What does your fish tank look like? - Gillian Mitchell; Coalescence - Brenda Danbrook; Coming Up Next - new work by emerging fine craft artists; Waiting for the Man - Irene Rasetti; Fleeting Whispers - Robyn Weatherley; Totems of the Masculine - Matt Gould; Frontiers - Matt Heide; Bubble Invasion - Jie Yang; Caffeine - Robin DuPont & Sarah Pike; 21-Konstruktions - Brenda Raynard.
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Earthly Elements; The Recipients; Urban Wild; Neighbourhood Icons; Making Notes; Coming Up Next; Tails from a Rejuvenated Forest; Static Bloom; The Others; FROM:Correspondence TO: TXT, Fairy-tales, Folktales and Mythcommunications...Part II; Illusions, Revelations, Transformations
2012 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; What’s a Girl to Do; Women; Obsession; Confluence; Coming Up Next; Pure Form; Figments & Fragments; Thank you! Come Again; Delineate
2011 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; Culinary Collection; Flourish; Strength & Stillness; Coming Up Next; Off the Floor; Specimen; Making a Spectacle of Myself; Victorian Inclinations; Saltalk
2010 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; An Affair to Remember; The Geese Came Back; Proximity & Touch; Coming Up Next; Aerial Landscapes; Intangible Cultural Assets: Reflections of Korea; Words, Wit, Wisdom and Wool
2009 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients Exhibition; Drawing from Nature; Coming Up Next; Gone Green; Immense Mode; Wallpaper; Saving Paradise
2008 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients Exhibition; The Future is Later; Nimama; Alberta is My Home; Coming Up Next; Remnants of Community; Isabelle's Sheepdog; Florescence; Vetro Grande IV: Paddle My Bottom
2007 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; Snow Series; Neo-Ovo: New Egg Design; Naked Truth; Coming Up Next; To China With Love; Ten Ita (Heavenly Plank); I³ - Influences, Inspirations, and Innovations
2006 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Timeless Communicator; Sparks; Going Green; Just for Fun; Cover Ups & Further Revelations; Fairytales, Folklore & Mythcommunications... Part 1; Alberta Close Up & Personal; Two of a Kind; Once Upon a Time
2005 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Body Ornament West; Reflections; Musings on My First Nine Lives; Artstravigant Faces; Waistcoats/Wastecoats; My House Is Your House; Fine Legs, Chest & Hot Seats; Retrospective; Links; Sojourn of Fire; Studio Ceramics in Canada; Fibre Optics; Drawn to the Flame
2004 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Diversion; Rags to Rugs; Image Serves Technique; A Woman’s Place; Handwork Series: to the bone, in the blood, from the heart; Fine Legs, Great Chests & Hot Seats; Healing with Fibre; Stretching It; First Fire