Dimensions Exhibition Opens at Affinity Gallery December 11th
Dimensions is the Saskatchewan Craft Council's biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition of Fine Craft which encourages and rewards excellence in hand crafted work by Saskatchewan artists.
The winner of this yearâ€™s Premierâ€™s Prize Award for the Outstanding Entry â€“ In Winter â€“ is SCC Artist Cathryn Miller. Miller's delicate, white, papercut and sewn work surrounds a line from a conversation "I wrap the hills around me like a shawl." The work evokes a sense of place and of belonging inspired by the landscape of North Yorkshire and traditional domestic textile processes.
Detail: In Winter
By: Cathryn Miller
The Craft Year 2015 Award â€“ Baroque Blossoms â€“ is by SCC Artist Anita Rocamora. Five small porcelain, metal, gold and silver leaf sculptures embody lightness and joy, expressing different moods with different spatial arrangements.
Title: Baroque Blossoms
By: Anita Rocamora
Dimensions features the best in Saskatchewan Fine Craft with works in ceramics, textiles, metal, glass, and mixed media. Miller, Rocamora and 32 other Saskatchewan artists represent a large community of makers devoted to their craft. Please join us for an Opening Receptionon Friday, December 11th from 7 - 9 pm.
December 11, 2015 - January 23, 2016
Friday, December 11, 7 - 9 pm
Every two years the Saskatchewan Craft Council places an open call to all Saskatchewan craftspeople to submit to Dimensions. For each Dimensions exhibition, two qualified jurors are tasked with selecting the final pieces, as well as deciding which pieces merit any of the 13 available Fine Craft awards. This year's jurors were fibre artist & Hand Wave Gallery Owner June J Jacobs and Alberta Craft Council Executive Director Tom McFall. The charge to the jurors reads: "... the SCC looks for works with unique, individual expression that transcend technique. They should have content as well as achieving technical and creative excellence." McFall and Jacobs selected 36 works from 180 entries submitted by over 100 artists! Dimensions will tour for two years, and has just returned from the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse.
For further information, to arrange an interview, or for high resolution images, please contact:
Leslie Potter & Maia Stark, Exhibitions & Education Coordinators
Saskatchewan Craft Council 813 Broadway Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5