Craft East Buyers’ Expo | A great Success!

We had an amazing time at Craft East Buyers’ Expo in Halifax! We were lucky to have an amazing group of craftspeople join our booth in partnership with the Province of New Brunswick. We made some incredible connections with both Buyers and other exhibitors, and can’t wait to see our exhibitors hitting store shelves all over the country and beyond! We just posted a blog about the weekend, check it out!

We want to send out a huge congratulations to one of our exhibitors, Natasha Sacobie, for winning the Emerging Artist Award for her beautiful quillwork. Great job, Natasha! Certainly well-deserved!

Craft NB | Welcome to our new juried members!

We have some amazing new craftspeople who have passed our winter jurying session! A very warm welcome to Craft NB from the staff, board and membership!

Rachel Dalton – Brigadoon Fibre Farm – @brigadoonfibrefarm (Weaving and knitting)

Danika Vautour – Danika Vautour Art and Decor – @danikavautour (Ceramics)

Krysta Oland – Morning Sun Pottery – @krysta_morning_sun (Ceramics)

Dylan Gaudet – Spicy Boys – @spicyboysinc (Food and beverage)

Kelly Laaper (Rug hooking)

Michael Wood – Wood Stoneware – @woodstoneware (Ceramics)

Marilyn Bustard (Weaving)

Shinaid Jane Grace – Earth Sol Ceramics – @earthsol.ceramics (Ceramics)

Summer Fest | A New Brunswick Day Craft Festival!

It’s official! After a few years off, we are back for our 2023 Summer Fest! We are beyond excited to be partnering with the Picaroons Roundhouse for a New Brunswick day Craft Festival! Indoor Booths will be housed inside the Roundhouse and outdoor booths will be in Carleton Park – adjacent to the brewery!  Grab a beer and check out some of New Brunswicks most talented artists! Mark your calendar for August 7, 2023, 11:00am-7:30pm, and come celebrate with us!

Juried Members – Register now!

The registration for Summer Fest is officially OPEN! Booths are already filling up, so make sure to act quick! Don’t think you’ll have enough stock to fill a whole booth? We are offering shared booth spaces, so grab your juried Craft NB bestie and book together! We want to make this the biggest summer craft festival New Brunswick has to offer, so let’s work together to get as many registrants as we can – a group incentive will be offered! Log in to your account and click on ‘Summer Fest Registration 2023’ for all the details!

Shop Craft NB | What’s New?

We have some beautiful new work from both Brian Dykeman (Brian’s Woodland Creations) and Kevin MacLean (Oddmentartist) that are available for purchase! You’ve gotta see it for yourself, so check out the links below!

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick | Harm to Harmony Artist Residency and Mentorship Program

Are you interested in leading a values-driven group of creative activists to explore how art can impact social change around clean energy, energy affordability and energy poverty?  If so, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick invites you to contribute your passions and talents to this creative collaboration. The From Harmony to Harmony Collective produces  highly impactful climate action art programs that engages the public to raise awareness about these challenges, advocates for solutions, and inspires behaviour change. 

Committed to fostering local leadership, From Harm to Harmony  is now excited to invite two new New Brunswick-based artists/or artist teams to lead and facilitate climate action community-engaged art projects of their own, under the mentorship of lead artists Juliana Bedoya and Laura Baron

Compensation: Mentees receive $4,800 for 4-months of mentorship, including 120 contract hours, as well as up to $1,000 (with receipts) for materials.

NBCCD | Creative Career Talks

We have partnered with The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design to be part of their Creative Career Talks Series at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery! March 17th from 1-4pm in the RBC Room, ED Fatema Pagdiwala will be talking about all that we offer at Craft NB, focusing on grant writing, and residencies, as well as exhibitions, show opportunities, and about our amazing craft community! See you there!

Ax: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex | Upcoming Opportunities

We’ve heard from a very reliable source that Ax has some amazing opportunities coming up! 

March 6-10: March Break Workshops for Kids and Teens

A great opportunity to take a break from the classroom, and learn some new skills! Five days worth of programming in fine arts and ceramics, taught by Shaun Chown and Alana Wilson.

March 14-April 18: Six Week Ceramics Workshop with Alana Wilson

AX is pleased to offer this six week Introduction to Ceramics workshop, offered by our new ceramics centre coordinator, Alana Wilson. Classes will focus on basic ceramic construction techniques, including slab building, coil building, and pinching. Participants will learn how to construct and decorate sculptural or functional ceramic forms.This workshop is for anyone interested in hand-building with clay, from beginners to those with some experience looking to learn new techniques.

Ax Emerging Artist in Residence – Ceramics:

The AX Emerging Artist One-Month Residency – Ceramics in Sussex, NB is a short-term paid residency designed to support Canadian artists who have finished their formal training or show equivalent experience and are now looking to take the next steps forward in their artistic careers. The emerging artist will have access to our fully equipped ceramics centre, including brand new ConeArt Computer kilns (2), a Shimpo pottery wheel, slab roller, work table and their own private studio space.

ArtsNB | Upcoming deadlines

ArtsNB has some deadlines coming up that you don’t want to miss. 

March 01: Career Development

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. 

March 15: Equinox Program for Indigenous Artists

The Equinox program provides flexible, short-term support to individual Indigenous artists or collectives applying on behalf of small or large groups, arts groups, organizations, community groups, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development that will have a positive impact on building the arts ecosystem in Indigenous communities.

NBCCD | It Started With a Thought…

Fredericton, NB. February 24, 2023—In the Wabanaki First Nations oral tradition, the world was created with a single thought from a mystical being——demonstrating that every being and object is interconnected and even the smallest ideas matter. Delving into this concept, a new exhibition opens March 2 at the George Fry Gallery in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. The exhibition titled, It started with a thought…, features the work of Wabanaki Visual Arts students, alumni, and faculty from the Wabanaki Visual Arts program—the country’s only post-secondary program of its kind—at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD).
The exhibit considers Indigenous storytelling and relationality through beadwork, wood, wampum, painting, photography, and quillwork. It started with a thought… runs until March 28, with a grand opening and public reception (free to all) from 4:30pm to 6pm on Thursday, March 2 at the George Fry Gallery.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery | Call for Emerging Artists

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is calling for submissions for the Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition.
This dynamic series provides New Brunswick artists in the early stages of their career with the opportunity for a solo exhibition, the publication of an exhibition brochure, and the purchase of a work of art for the permanent collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition will be held at the Beaverbrook Art
Gallery from October 21, 2023 to June 2024.
To be eligible, the artist must:
• Reside and produce art in New Brunswick. Consideration will also be
given to New Brunswick residents who are attending higher education
programs or conducting temporary projects outside of the province.
• Have at least three years experience in making art.
• Not yet have had a solo exhibition in a major public gallery or museum.
• Have a body of work ready for exhibition in October 2023.