Craft NB | Staff Changes

We’ve had some big changes in the Craft NB offices over the last couple months. Fatema Pagdiwala has taken over as Executive Director, and has been smashing it out of the park! Now, we are pleased to welcome Lisa Dewar as Craft NB’s new Project Manager! Lisa is an artist, in her own right, and is just an all around lovely human being. We are so excited to have her on board with us!

“Lisa Dewar is a visual artist, writer, and events professional from New Brunswick, working and creating in the city of Fredericton and seaside in Saint Andrew’s. After studying Math and Science at the University of New Brunswick, her passions drew her to the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design to pursue her curiosity of how Sciences and Visual Arts are uniquely enriching yet intertwining disciplines. Her practice in illustration and mixed media blends traditional materials and techniques with digital processes to portray elements of fashion, flora, and figure. Supplemented with a regular writing practice and experimentation with various mediums, Lisa is passionate about strengthening our local community of artists and creatives and celebrating their value to our province and beyond.”

Craft NB | Membership Packages

We will soon be shipping out membership packages to all tiers of the Craft NB membership. We don’t want your package to get lost, so make sure your membership information is up to date!

Summer Fest | Registration open!

Registration is open for all juried members of  Craft NB!  The indoor booths are completely booked, but we have endless space outside in Carleton Park! We are 12 registrants away from the next group discount, so let’s work together to get those numbers up!  

The deadline to Register is July 7, 2023. Don’t miss out on this amazing festival!

Atlantic Vernacular | Exhibition Wrap-up

It’s hard to believe that our digital biennale exhibition, Atlantic Vernacular, launched just over a year ago!  As we archive the exhibition, we are reminicissing on all of the amazing artwork, poetry, live artist talks that were part of this unique exhibition!  We’d like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped make Atlantic Vernacular happen – especially curator Gillian Dykeman!  This exhibition will still be available for your viewing pleasure on!

Shop Craft NB | What’s New?

Atlantic Vernacular has come to a close, but the broadsides from the exhibition are still currently available for purchase in the shop! They’ll be coming down before too long, so act now to get a piece of this amazing digital exhibition!


Honeybee Folk School | Upcoming Workshops

The Honeybee Folk School at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design has some amazing Spring courses coming up. Some of which are taught by our own juried members, Kent Jensen, Sheryl Crowley and Carolor Lulham! We encourage you to check out all of the courses, but these ones have seats available and waiting for you to learn a new skill!
Mosaic Jewellery with Carole Lulham

Saturday, April 29, 2023. 9am – 4pm

You will learn an easy and rewarding technique for making your own mosaic pendants, pins or earrings. Each participant will have ample time to create two pieces of jewellery and choose from a variety of shapes for the base (bezel) of the mosaic. Combine colours and textures to make a one-of-a-kind creations.

Painting with Egg Tempera with Milda titford

Saturday, April 29, 2023. 9am – 4pm
In this workshop you will learn do’s and don’ts of silverpoint drawing, surface preparation, get instructions on where and how to get your materials and about different effects you can achieve by using different metals.

Acrylic Painting with Milda Titford

Saturday, April 1, 2023. 9am – 4pm

Participants will learn basic “do’s and don’ts” of painting techniques and complete small-scale projects that will provide them with plenty of confidence to continue their practice at home!

Lino Printmaking with Julie Whitenect

Saturday, April 29, 2023. 9am – 4pm

 Learn about the history and capabilities of the medium while discovering your own style. Students will be provided with the tools they need to make a small edition of prints, with lots of room for experimentation.

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

AX is seeking applications for the AX National Emerging Artists Ceramics Exhibition 2023.

Please submit your application by April 21, 2023. This exhibition is for emerging artists working in clay/ceramics. Works can be functional or sculptural.

Emerging ceramists around the country are invited to make a submission to a jury of respected professional ceramic artists who will select 20 artists to take part in the exhibition. The exhibition will offer up-and-coming artists an opportunity to have their work recognized and promoted in a national, juried exhibition. In addition, three cash prizes of $5000, $3000, and $1000 will be awarded to three outstanding submissions.

In selecting the 20 pieces, the jurors will choose exceptional work which demonstrates skill, conveys a clear concept, and creates conversation. Works can be functional or sculptural.

ArtsNB | Upcoming deadlines

As always, ArtsNB has some program deadlines coming up that you are not going to want to miss out on!
April 01 – Creation

The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the research, development and execution of original projects in the arts. Creation Grants are intended to allow artists to devote some or most of their time to research and creative production.

April 01 – Documentation

The Documentation Grant Program is designed to provide assistance to New Brunswick arts professionals and professional artists for the research, development, and execution of original documentation and contextualization (written, film, video, multimedia) of arts activities, arts products or art history. Documentation grants are intended to foster theoretical and critical discourse in the arts. Preference will be given to proposals concerning New Brunswick art or artists.

Craft Ontario | Taxes for Artists

Craft Ontario has partnered with Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, to bring a livestream event about taxes for Artists!  This talk is now available on Vimeo for your viewing pleasure! Learn everything you need to know about filing your taxes as an independent artist!