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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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Winners for the 2012 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and RBC Award for Glass

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery announced the winners for the 2012 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and the RBC Award for Glass at an Awards Ceremony in Waterloo on October 10th. Award winners received $10,000 each and runners-up $1,000 each. These prestigious national awards allow early career ceramic and glass artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that will advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in their careers.

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Alberta Public Art Summit 2012

Device to Root out Evil by Dennis Oppenheim On September 13-15, 2012 the second annual Alberta Public Art Summit was held in Calgary. The event saw 60 delegates from 15 municipalities converge in the city to celebrate achievements, share experiences, and gain insight into operational challenges in the world of public art.

The inaugural summit took place in Edmonton last year, with next year's planned for Red Deer.  

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For the Love of Shoes 

ACC member's Jennea Frischke & Joan Irvin participated in the online art auction For the Love of Shoes. Canadian celebrities donated shoes, and then artists turned them into art pieces. The pieces are being auctioned off with the proceeds going to breast cancer research. The auction goes on until October 21st.

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Ritchie Velthuis upcoming exhition featured in Rat Creek Press

Bernice Caligiuri poses with sculptural portrait by Ritchie Velthuis Edmonton sculptor Ritchie Velthuis' upcoming exhibition at the Alberta Craft Council's Discovery Gallery (May 11 - June 15) is featured in the October issue of Rat Creek Press (Pg 12).

"Ritchie Velthuis, sculptor and instructor at the City Art Centre, has been working on a series representing people he meets from the community who inspire him."
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Please note that the exhibition dates changed after time of the article's publication.


Art of the Book 2013, Calgary 

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) is pleased to present Art of the Book 2013. This sixth juried travelling exhibition of members' work marks CBBAG's 30th anniversary. We've had great response to our "Intention to Participate" in Art of the Book 2013 thus far and have extended the deadline to October 1, 2012. We're excited to announce that a new grand prize of $1000 will be awarded in addition to the seven previously announced category prizes. CBBAG held its first Art of the Book exhibition in 1988, and every five years since. The exhibition travels across the country for two years post-opening and it is expected that the originality and artistic merit of these pieces will provide standards and inspiration for the Canadian book arts community. The categories for the exhibition include: fine binding, calligraphy, fine printing, paper making, paper decorating, box making, and artists' books.

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