Atlantic Vernacular | Artist Talk Series

It’s that time again! We’ve got another Artist Talk coming at you live from Youtube on September 7th at 6pm! Artist Renata Britez, adn poet Kayla Geitzler will join curator Gillian Dykeman to talk about their collaborative project in the Atlantic Vernacular exhibition. We will also have Fundy National Park Interpretor, Dan Sinclair joining us to talk more about the New Brunswick nature and wildlife that inspired the pieces included in the Fundy Project portion of the exhibition.  Save the livestream link below so you don’t miss it!

Craft NB Interactive Map | LIVE NOW

Our interactive map is now live on!  Navigate through Craft NB members, events, and affiliates all in one easy spot!  A catch-all for all things Craft NB.

Marketing and Communications Manager, Emily, spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk on CBC Shift on Tuesday, August 23rd, about this new initiative and how it can help support the growth of craft in the Maritimes.  Katie Hartair of CBC also wrote a story about the map which also features juried member, Darcy Hunter. Check out the article below!

Jurying Session | Deadline approaching!

If you or anyone you know has a craft business they want to take to the next level, this could be the time!  The drop-off deadline for jurying is September 9th at noon, just in time for newly juried members to register for our Christmas Festival!  The application process is fairly simple, and the jury provides valuable feedback to all applicants.

Shop Craft NB | What’s new

New shop update from Sadie Gagner of Topsail Canvas!  She’s been having a hard time keeping her shelves stocked (which is a fantastic problem to have) so we are thrilled to have some new pieces from her available for purchase!

Shop Craft NB now has its own section on the interactive map!  Visit and click on the membership tab, then interactive map to access the map. Int he top left corner you’ll see an icon right before the Craft NB logo which will bring up the map list, and right at the top is a section with all of our Shop Craft NB sellers! You can click the shop link in their bio to go directly to their shop from there!

Studio Series Tour | Sign up now

Calling all juried members! We are in the midst of planning studio visits to be part of our Studio Series Tour. Emily will be visiting juried members studios to shoot photos, video, and do short interviews with each artist.  Not available for any of the days listed in the form? We encourage you to send Emily an email – she’s trying to set up some more dates to come see you!


As always, we want to encourage our members to submit their events to the events calendar so that the public can find you at all your public events! Log into your account, and click the ‘Member – Add Event’ tab to fill it out!  All events are posted to the interactive map as well!

Events from our members | Where can you find them?

We have some great events coming in September where you’ll be able to find our members! We add new events every Monday so keep your eye on the calendar and map to keep up with what’s going on in the Craft world!

  • What We Turn to Stone : We Are Medusa – Solo exhibition by Sheryl Crowley at Saint John Arts Centre – July 8 – September 2
  • Fabricating Rhythms : Ralph Simpson – Solo exhibition at the George Fry Gallery at NBCCD – August 18 – September 14
  • Elemental – A solo exhibition by Darren Emenau at Jones Gallery in Saint John – September 2 – 22
  • Gagetown Fibre Gathering – Vendors include Alison Murphy and Renata Britez – September 10
  • Needle Felting Pumpkin Workshop – Hosted by Renata Britez – September 22

Check our the events calendar for more information on these events!

Craft NB Board of Directors | Say hi to some new faces!

This months board feature is vice president, Elizabeth Cook!

“While originally from NB, Elizabeth has lived in PEI, England, Calgary, AB, and is now back in the Maritimes. From a young age, Elizabeth has explored a number of media through courses and classes, leading to Mount Allison University for Fine Arts, and ultimately graduating from Holland College in Photography and Digital Imaging.
Elizabeth is an accomplished photographer with a focus on commercial and product imagery. Many of Elizabeth’s graphic designs now are used by businesses in central London and advertising communities in Alberta.
With returning to the east coast, Elizabeth has also returned to more traditional media and pursues a passion of illustration and acrylic painting, with particular focus on street scenes and graphic abstraction.”
Elizabeth is the owner of Handworks Gallery in Saint John, New Brunswick, and her experience makes her a fantastic vice president! We’re happy to have you as VP, Elizabeth!

In Other News

ArtsLink | Arts Atlantic Symposium

The Arts Atlantic Symposium is an ambitious new initiative by ArtsLink NB: a three-day conference + contemporary arts festival for artists and arts professionals across Atlantic Canada.

Registration is now open! You can register at the link below!

ArtsNB | Upcoming deadlines

ArtsNB has some amazing opportunities coming up.  Don’t miss your chance to apply!

September 1 – Career Development Program

The Career Development program is designed to recognize and encourage arts professionals who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts. 

September 15 – Equinox Program for Indigenous Artists

The Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development.

Canadian Crafts Federation | 2022 Craft Summit

From the CCF/FCMA:
“We are happy to announce that the CCF/FCMA national conference will take place live and in person this year! Newly rebranded as “The Craft Summit”, the conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador from Wednesday, Sept. 28th – Monday, October 3rd, 2022 under the theme: Ten Digit Technology: Connecting New Realities. “