Happy New Year from Craft NB!
Let’s hope this year is at least a little better than the last couple! Hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year! We have lots of exciting things planned for 2022 that we can’t wait to share with you!
Jurying Session | Submit Your Work to be Juried
Our first jurying session of the new year is approaching! If you’re not a juried member of Craft NB but would love to be involved in all the 2022 programming, now is your chance! Drop off dates are January 31, February 4, and February 6, at the Charlotte Street Art Center between 8:30am-12pm! Not sure if your work fits into fine craft? Check out the jurying standards now!
New Blog Post |Craft Nb’s 2021 Christmas Festival
We are beyond impressed with the turnout of our 2021 Christmas Festival! Saint John really showed up for the occasion! Read all about how the show went, see a comparison of the numbers from 2019, check out the awards, and browse through photos from the event! Read more below!
Hey juried members! Registration for our 2022 Christmas Festival is now open!
Shop Craft NB | Juried Members – Do you Have a Shop Yet?
With the uncertainties of living in a global pandemic, more and more artists are taking their work online. Our Shop Manager, Anne has been busy working hard on ensuring that all things are running smoothly on our Shop Craft NB platform! This is a selling platform for our juried members! If you want to start your own shop through Shop Craft NB and have no idea where to start, please reach out to Anne by clicking the link below! She will guide you through the entire process!
Feel free to email Anne with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Vernacular| Coming to a Screen Near You!
Our biennale exhibition is coming! 30 poets have been paired with 30 artists to respond to work they’ve created to bring you a multi-sensory experience on a digital platform. This exhibition will be live on our website in March, and pieces from the exhibit will be for sale in our shop!
Craft NB Widget | Brand Your Site!
Let your community know you are a proud juried member of Craft NB! Our marketing and communications manager, Emily, created this widget that you can use on your own website! Just click on the link and the image will open for you to ave as a png file to be used wherever you see fit!
Craft East Buyers Expo 2022 | Join Craft NB’s Booth
We have space for 6 artists to be part of our Craft East booth! This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in wholesaling their work. Joining our booth means booth fees are a fraction of the normal booth prices! For more information, or to apply to join Craft NB’s booth, click the link below!
ArtsNB | Upcoming Deadlines
There are three grant deadlines coming up on February 1! The Artist in Residence grant, Creative Residencies (Quebec), and Arts Scholarships. To learn more about these programs and grant, visit ArtsNB’s website linked below!
I-Chun Jenkins | Between the Lines Opening
Craft NB juried member, I-Chun Jenkins has an exhibit called Between the Lines at the UNB Arts Centre in Fredericton on January 21 at 5pm. This exhibit of finely crafted woven paper works features pages which are meticulously cut, sliced, woven, crocheted, or folded together to create images that have a personal resonance for the artist. The exhibit runs until March 4th, and will be featured on the UNB Arts Centre Online Gallery.
Tabitha & Co. | I’m Tabitha, and I’m a Maker
Tabitha received funding last year to create this beautiful video, created by New Brooklyn Media Inc.. Tabitha says it perfectly captures the essence of her work and company values. She was also kind enough to share a similar grant opportunity in NB for anyone who is interested, click the link below to learn more! Thanks, Tabitha!
Craft Council of BC | The Earring Show
The Craft Council of British Columbia presents year 9 of The Earring Show annual fundraiser, a juried exhibition and sales opportunity for contemporary, designer-makers producing wearable art in a whole host of mediums.
The exhibit highlights examples of earrings in every shape, size, material and concept, made by artists across the globe. Furthermore, The Earring Show also provides a space where the public can engage with art jewellery for the first time, or to add to their collection.
Makers can participate in one of three categories: One-Of-A-Kind, Limited Edition and Emerging Artists
This year, The Earring Show will be presented as a hybrid event, with accepted work on display at the CCBC Gallery in Vancouver, Canada and online. An opening event will be hosted virtually on May 5, 2022.
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