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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
Sep122012

Member exhibition: Letisha McFall "DOILIES & DAINTIES at DAUPHINE"

DOILIES & DAINTIES at DAUPHINE, Edmonton
Exhibition: September 26 - December 31
Opening: Wednesday, Sept 26, 4:30 -6:30 PM
10129B 104th Street (lower level), Edmonton AB

Letisha McFall Studio
& Dauphine Bakery Bistro present

DOILIES & DAINTIES at DAUPHINE
Celebrating the artistry of everyday life

Quilted objects featuring doilies and “Dainty Tea” - a selection of new pastries, goodies and tea. Letisha has been collecting and documenting traditional doilies and re-creating them into quilted objects including cushions, foot stools, and quilts. Linda Kearney of Dauphine Bakery and Bistro, Edmonton’s distinctive purveyor of fine pastries and breads, is pleased to host this event.

RSVP dauphine.events@gmail.com

Friday
Sep072012

The Canadian Crafts Federation Survey 

The Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d'art (CCF/FCMA) is the National Arts Service Organization representing the Craft sector on a national and international basis. We work with our membership (the Provincial and Territorial Craft Councils) to ensure that Craft has a national voice.

Many of you do not know that as an individual member of a Provincial or Territorial Craft Council, you are automatically a member of the CCF/FCMA. This means your Craft Council is working for you, representing your interests and needs at the national level. As the CCF/FCMA begins to plan our next advocacy strategies, we want to hear from you. What issues matter the most to you, as an individual practitioner? What would you like to see us tackle, or support, to benefit the Craft community at large? What would you like to see us advocate for on your behalf?

Please fill out the following questionnare, and we will review the response prior to our next planning session. Your feedback is essential to help us choose the most effective direction for our advocacy committee!

Click here to participate

Thursday
Sep062012

Cathy Terepocki's latest exhibition featured in Galleries West

Thank-you! Come again. September 15 - October 20, 2012 - Alberta Craft Council's Discovery Gallery.

Cathy Terepocki loves ghost towns and the curious abandoned things in them, and after several visits to Bents, and abandoned town near Saskatoon, Terepocki decided on an intervention. She created 130 souvenir cups, and with the permission of the current land-owners, restocked the shelves of the old general store. Her documentation of the project, and installation called Thank-you! Come again. is on this fall at the Alberta Craft Council gallery in Edmonton.

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This article is featured in Galleries West Fall/Winter 2012 issue, in the Previews and Profiles section (pg 16).
Written by Margart Bessai

Thursday
Sep062012

Member Linda McBain Cuyler interviewed for upcoming exhibition

Linda McBain Cuyler, photo taken by Chris ColbournePatterns of Places: Featuring the works of Linda McBain Cuyler, Linda J. Hawke and Pam Weber
Art Gallery of St. Albert - September 6 - 29

Linda McBain Cuyler is the first to admit that she has more than just a passing fancy for landscapes, and not just in the artistic sense. She always tries for the window seat when she flies and she has a bit of a thing for maps.

"I like maps. My mom always was driving so I always read the map," she said, remembering her early experiences with reading the passing landscape... I think my first word I learned to read was vacancy. 'No vacancy!' 'Vacancy!' she said, recalling how she used to exclaim at the sight of hotel signs.

Cuyler's current artistic works reflect a love of the landscape, both the traditional horizontal perspective seen from the ground and the overhead view of the prairies divided into sections of farmland, intersected by rivers and other natural features.

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Written by Scott Hayes for the St. Albert Gazette

Wednesday
Sep052012

CCF presents: Hindsight/Foresight Symposium, Ottawa

CCF presents: Hindsight/Foresight Symposium, Ottawa
October 18, 3 - 7pm
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive Ottawa

The Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d'art is proud to present Hindsight/Foresight, our first annual Contemporary Craft Symposium.  The Symposium brings together professional voices from across the country for a discussion on their past, present and future, and the influences that have affected their careers.

As the title suggests, speakers will explore their own personal histories and their plans for the future. They will explore the effect national recognition and other milestones have had on their practice, and their impressions of contemporary Craft in general.
 
Hindsight/Foresight will take place in the Lecture Hall at the National Gallery of Canada on October 18, from 3 - 7pm. Speakers will include Paul Mathieu, Kye-Yeon Son, Michael Fortune and our new Moderator, Charles Lewton-Brain. Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite, for only $15 each. Be sure to get your tickets in advance as seating is limited. Book your ticket today!

The CCF/FCMA has officially launched our new project websites, in English and French at: www.hindsightforesight.ca and www.retrospectiveprospective.ca