News Release - Dimensions 2015
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NEWS RELEASE Embargoed Until 9 pm, Friday, June 19
Saskatchewan Craft Council Announces Dimensions Fine Craft Awards

On Friday, June 19 at 7 pm at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, the Saskatchewan Craft Council celebrated its 40th Anniversary and Craft Year 2015 by revealing the winners of the 31st Dimensions â€“ a biennial open, juried and touring exhibition of Fine Craft. The thirteen Fine Craft Award winners are:
Winner of the Premier's Prize for the Outstanding Entry is Cathryn Miller. Her evocative papercut and stitched piece "In Winter" combines the countour lines and water courses of a map of Cloverdale, North Yorkshire. The grid patterns evoke the local stone-walled fields, barns, and houses. The piece is both a map and a shawl. "In Winter" is a reflection of Miller's evolution from geological draughtsman, geolocial technician; a designer, cutter and seamstress in professional theatre; a self-taught weaver; and most recently an established paper and book artist. We congratulate Miller on her third Premier's Prize!
Premier’s Prize Award for the Outstanding Entry sponsored by Creative Saskatchewan
       "In Winter"
       Cathryn Miller
We are also pleased to announce the winner of a special Craft Year 2015 Award, sponsored by Greystone Managed Investments. Anita Rocamora's joyful porcelain and metal sculptures "Baroque Blossoms" are an off beat reference to the vessel.
Craft Year 2015 Award sponsored by Greystone Managed Investments
     "Baroque Blossoms"
       Anita Rocamora

Sandra Ledingham's thoughtful "so he said, 'does our earth really need more objects?'" won the Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation in Craft. Integrating a 3D printed "virus" into her ceramic sculpture, Ledingham contemplates the significance of her work in peoples' lives and the value of the hand-made object.
Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation in Craft sponsored by the Saskatchewan Arts Board

      "so he said, 'does our earth really need more objects?'"
      Sandra Ledingham
Louisa Ferguson is the winner of the Gale Steck Memorial Award for Excellence in Craft by an Emerging Artist. Ferguson's glass and steel sculpture "Ship of Fools" is inspired by Plato's allegory of the same name.
Gale Steck Memorial Award for Excellence in Craft by an Emerging Artist sponsored by the Gale Steck Memorial Committee

      "Ship of Fools"
      Louisa Ferguson

Saskatchewan Craft Council Merit Award sponsored by the Saskatchewan Craft Council

      "Prairie Plaid"
      Judy Haraldson
Corrine McKay Merit Award for Saskatchewan Craft Council Members sponsored by the Saskatchewan Craft Council
      "Trophy Hunt"
      Mary Romanuck
Award for Excellence in Wood sponsored by the Saskatchewan Woodworkers' Guild
      Michael Hosaluk
Award for Excellence in Textiles sponsored by the Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners Guild
      "Red Scarf"
      Gwen Klypak

Award for Excellence in Metal sponsored by Western Canadian Blacksmiths’ Guild, Saskatchewan Chapter

      "Ivory with a Twist"
      Grant Irons

Award for Excellence in Quilting sponsored by the Saskatoon Quilters' Guild

      "Prairie Springtime Ritual: The Return of the Blue Heron"
      Anna Hergert
      Moose Jaw 

Award for Excellence in Clay sponsored by Tree Pottery Supply
      "Lidded Jar"
      Martin Tagseth
      Lake Lenore
Award for Excellence in Functional & Production Ware sponsored by
 Cecilia Cote and Handmade House

      Deb Vereschagin
      Meadow Lake
Award for Excellence in Fine Craft sponsored b
y Artisans’ Craft Market Cooperative
      Mary Lynn Podiluk


Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

Dimensions Exhibition
May 23 - August 16, 2015
Mackenzie Art Gallery, 3476 Albert Street, Regina, SK
More Information
For high-resolution photos, more information on Dimensions, or to arrange interviews with the award winners or other participating artists, contact:

Les Potter or Maia Stark, Exhibitions & Education Coordinators
+1.306.653.3616 ext: 25;
Carmen Milenkovic, Executive Director
+1.306.222.5745 (mobile);
 gratefully acknowledges the support of
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