Events Calendar | Find out what’s happening!
We are launching some exciting new initiatives for Craft NB! The first, being our brand new Events Calendar. This calendar not only lists current and upcoming Craft NB organized events, but also features events that our juried members are a part of! Residencies, exhibitions, festival and shows, classes and workshops, Open studio days etc., this calendar will be the hub of what’s going on in the Craft NB world. The calendar is easy to use, and you can search by event or by juried member to see what’s going on!
Juried members – log into your account and click on the ‘Member – Add Events’ tab. Here you’ll find the google form to submit any events you are part of to be added to the calendar!
Craft NB Interactive Map | Coming Soon!
The next new and exciting initiative is our Craft NB Interactive Map! This map shows all of our members with public profiles, links to their websites, and any additional information they want the public to know! We love being able to see how far our membership stretches. Also included in this map are our affiliates, and of course, an event map which links to the events calendar. This map will soon be embedded on our website, and will also be available on Google Maps.
Photos for Website | Submit Yours now!
Juried Members! We are again calling for new photos to be used on our website. We are busy giving the website an overhaul to spruce things up a bit – but we want to add some new photos of our juried members work! You can send any photos that you think might be worth sharing to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Shop Craft NB | Join now!
Did you know all of our juried members are eligible to have a shop on our online selling platform – Shop Craft NB? Our shop coordinator, Anne, is ready and willing to make your transition onto the shop as seamless as possible! Not sure if it’s for you? Anne would love to answer any questions you have!
If you’re in the Fredericton area, we have our merch for sale in person at RB Studio Art Center and Gallery located at 1624 Hanwell Rd, Fredericton, NB, along with work from tons of our members!
Beneath the Surface | Call for Curator!
We are searching for the right person to curate our Beneath the Surface exhibition! Think that might be you? Or maybe you know someone who would be perfect for the job? Applications are open until August 1 at midnight!
Craft NB Board of Directors | Say hi to some new faces!
At our AGM back in May, we elected a new board! We are thrilled to work with some new faces, and for some not so new faces to step into some new roles as well! We’d like to introduce you to the new board of Craft NB!
President – Matt Cripps
Vice President – Elizabeth Cook
Secretary – Heather McCaig
Treasurer – Tracey O’Brien
Members-at-large – Danielle Smith, Jen Pilon, Johanne Dugas, Nic Carhart, Sara Brinkhurst, Sheryl Crowley, Stephanie Couturier, Tara Francis
We want to give a little introduction to each member, so every month we’ll share a little bit about a board member! First up is president Matt Cripps
“Matt Cripps was born and raised in Miramichi, NB.
After completing high school he moved to Fredericton where he completed a BA in fine arts at St. Thomas University. Following his undergrad, he began employment at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, NB.
He then completed a two year diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics at the New Brunswick College of Craft of Design (NBCCD) and a certificate in Advanced Studio Practice program at NBCCD.
He is now the Ceramics Centre at AX, The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex and is President of CraftNB”
Glad to have you back for another year, Matt!
In Other News
Cornhill Nurseries | Artists in the Garden
Cornhill Nurseries had a great event coming up, and they are looking for craft vendors! Some of our members are already involved in this event, so join Angela Belyea, Anne Stillwell, Gudi Pach, Heather McCaig and Jamie Brown at this great event. What a lineup already!
Garrison Night Market | Looking for craft Vendors
The Garrison Night Market in Fredericton is also looking for craft vendors, specifically craftspeople focusing in pottery, glass work, fine art. This market takes place in downtown Fredericton every Thursday night, rain or shine! It seems to be quite the hit, especially on sunny nights, with food vendors and live entertainment!
Canadian Crafts Federation | In search of a new ED
Big changes coming to the Canadian Crafts Federation. After 16 years, good friend of the organization, Meagen Black has stepped down as Executive Director of the Cnadian Crafts Federation and is moving forward with a career as Associate Dean at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. It’ll be a tall order to fill her shoes but we are ehopful that the right person will come along! From the CCFMA:
“With this announcement, we have posted the role of Executive Director for the CCF/FCMA. Please spread the word far and wide. A leadership change such as this affords an exciting opportunity to adapt, change, and grow. As we always have, the CCF/FCMA will continue to create connections and champion craft as a federation of organizations that lift each other up, uniting the contemporary craft sector in Canada.
Our current plans are to continue with our same projects, and events, employing an interim operational plan, until such time as we are able to welcome our new Executive Director. “
We wish you the best of luck, Meagen!