Christmas Festival | New Blog
We had an amazing time at the Christmas Festival in Saint John earlier this month. An amazing group of our members along with food vendors and the support of the city of Saint John made it a memorable experience! We just posted a blog with a ton of photos from the event and we would love for you to check it out!
Craft East Buyers Expo | Join Craft NB’s Booth!
We are so excited to get back to Craft East after a few years off, thanks to COVID. We have room for 7 people to join Craft NB’s booth at Craft East Buyers Expo in Halifax, February 11-12. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in wholesaling their work. You do not need to be a juried member of Craft NB to take part in thai amazing wholesale show! Deadline for applications is January 10th at midnight.
Jurying Session | Deadlines Approaching!
We are gearing up for our next jurying session. The drop-off deadline is January 30th at noon. If you have been waiting for an opportunity to become part of a rich crafts community, this could be your shot! Know someone who fits the mould? Send them to the link below for all information regarding our jurying sessions.
Shop Craft NB | What’s New?
The time has come and passed to order merch online in time for Christmas, but we just dropped off a ton of new merch to RB Studio Art Centre and Gallery to shop from in person!
Kim Bent of Bent Threads has added a ton of beautiful new scarves to her shop! Email McCumber has added some beautiful new dish cloths as well! If you’re in no rush, you can order them from Shop Craft NB now! If you’d like to receive them before Christmas, Contact them through the shop platform to ask about pickup in Fredericton (Bent Threads) and Saint John (The Spinner Weaver). Check out their shops below!
Holiday Shopping Guide | Support local last minute!
Speaking of missing online ordering deadlines, we’ve put together a Holiday Shopping Guide featuring local events, shops and galleries around New Brunswick where you can shop our juried members work in person! Supporting local craft means supporting a massive network of makers across NB and beyond! Check out our social media accounts to find out how you can support our members!
Board Features | Sheryl Crowley
This months board feature is Sheryl Crowley! Sheryl has, and continues to be a huge support to the organization and we are so pleased to have her on the board!
Sheryl Crowley is a mosaicist and painter behind Fractured Art Mosaics, based in Saint John, NB. She began creating original mosaic works in 2005 with a hammer and a few hardware store tiles. Her skills developed. The hammer was laid aside and more delicate tools were taken up. Her original designs sprout from both the brilliance of nature and the sometimes dark world of the emotional interior. She has worked on many private and public commissions, exhibits, residencies and classes. Working in acrylic, traditional glass and ceramic along with metal materials and found objects she is able to create images of whimsy and introspection.
You may see her mosaics at Handworks Fine Art and Craft Gallery in Saint John, NB, Serendipin’ Art in St. Andrews, NB and the Acanthus Gallery in Grand Falls, NB. Major permanent installations may be seen at the Imperial Theatre of Saint John (2019) and the YMCA of Greater Saint John (2015). She is a Juried member of CraftNB, and a professional member of both Canadian Artists Representation Le Front Des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) and ArtsLinkNB.
In Other News
Beaverbrook Art Gallery | Sell your work!
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery Gift Shop is looking for new craftspeople to represent! This would be an amazing opportunity for visibility for any artist! If you are interested in selling your work at the BAG, contact Rachel Forestall at email@example.com!
ArtsLink NB | CATAPULT Arts Accelerator Program
Applications for ArtsLink NB’s CATAPULT Arts Accelerator Program are open! ArtsLink NB’s CATAPULT Arts Accelerator gives artists the tools to be prolific + build sustainable careers. Business skills training, career development, workshops, and mentorship – all in one program. The deadline for applications is January 16th, get yours in while you can!
Sunbury Shores | Hiring a new ED!
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre in St. Andrews, NB is hiring a new Executive Director! Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Short and long-term strategic and business planning;
Policy management; human resource management; financial and administrative management; facility and equipment management and planning; hands-on oversight and participation in daily activities of the Centre;
Programming and marketing oversight;
Revenue generation through grant writing, and support for Board-led fundraising activities;
Ongoing communication with key stakeholders; advocacy efforts, as required;
Support to the Board President, as required and appropriate to Board-specific policies.
If you, or someone you may know would be great for this position, contact Sunbury Shores at the link below!
Craft Alliance Atlantic | The Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence – Deadline extended
The nominations for ACCAE are open and the deadline for nominations has been extended to January 6th, 2022!
“Recipients of the Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence are craft and giftware producers and supporters throughout Atlantic Canada who, by their professional example, personify outstanding standards within the industry. Through dedication and commitment, recipients are those who have achieved prominence in their communities and credibility in the industry.”