Christmas Festival | Dec 2-4
Our annual Christmas Festival is just around the corner! Shop local from our juried members at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John, December 2-4! Support the growth of craft in New Brunswick and beyond! Our vendors will have everyone on your Christmas list covered, from wood to clay, to honey and coffee, glass, clothing, and more! Mark your calendars and RSVP to our Facebook event page!
Christmas Festival | Volunteers Wanted
We are on the hunt for a few volunteers to help us out through the festival. Volunteers will handle admission and the gift basket raffle, and will be compensated with vouchers to shop at the festival!
If this sounds like something that’s right up your alley, let Fatema know! Email her at email@example.com
Jurying Session | This could be your chance!
Wanting to take your craft to the next level? This could be your chance to be part of an amazing New Brunswick craft community! Our next jurying session is coming – the drop off deadline is January 30th at 4pm. If you’d like to set up a time to drop off your work to be juried, please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you’re unsure if your craft fits into our membership, you can check out the jurying standards at the link below.
Shop Craft NB | What’s new?
Our new merch is officially up in the shop and would look amazing on you! Our new crewnecks are so comfy, and the new merch colours really pop! Get yours today at shop.craftnb.ca!
Board Features | Danielle Smith
This months board feature is juried member Danielle Smith of Thistle Cove Fiber Studio!
“Danielle Smith is a self-taught, emerging, fiber and textile artist, with an environmental science education background. Danielle uses art as a mechanism to engage communities in conversations around the impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, and the importance of connecting people to nature. Danielle’s primary medium is wool. By bonding and shrinking the fibers together, the wool is manipulated using felting techniques to produce 2D felt paintings or 3D wool sculptures. “The work I produce is not only functional but has color, texture, and tactile qualities”. Using traditional and innovative techniques, Danielle shows the diversity and variety of tactile qualities felt making can produce, pushing boundaries both artistically and socially with her work. “
Happy to have you as a board member this year, Danielle!
In Other News
AX: Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex | Seeking Ceramics Coordinator
Ax, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex is seeking a ceramics coordinator to join their team.
“AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is seeking a Ceramics Centre Coordinator to manage our ceramics centre, coordinate ceramics and other art and fine craft workshops for the public, maintain inventory and studio equipment, fire kilns, and coordinate our AX Evolution Program: Emerging Ceramics Artists.
This is a permanent position for 30 hours/week, with health benefits, paid vacation, and an hourly range between $16.83 to $26.44 per hour, depending on qualifications and availability of funds.
As the successful applicant, you will have access to an office and studio in a new, fully-equipped ceramics centre. You will coordinate mentorship opportunities for artists who participate in the AX Evolution Program, offering you important networking opportunities with experienced ceramists. You will have access to kilns and a wheel as well as other professional equipment. Because the position is only 30 hours per week, you’ll have time to pursue other professional goals while earning a reliable income, and you’ll coordinate AX’s ceramics arts and workshop programming, with opportunities to earn additional income as a ceramics instructor. “
ArtsNB | Featured Artist Series
Juried member Trish Hirschkorn is currently being featured by ArtsNB as part of their Featured Artist Series!
“My creative process is to conceptualize a hat and start sampling. Once I have a solid idea of what I’d like to produce, I spend a fair amount of time reverse engineering the whole and parts of the project. A correct sequence of steps is paramount to a seamlessly finished piece, to cover up your steps so that it looks polished and as perfect as it can. With innovation there is also a fair number of “just go for it” moments too, where you let go and make an indelible move on your project, for better or for worse. “
Canadian Crafts Federation | Welcomes a new ED
Dr. Jennifer Wicks has been chosen as the CCF/FCMA’s new Executive Director!
“Jennifer has over twenty-five years of experience rooted in various artistic, and educational institutions such as Concordia University, the Visual Arts Centre (VAC) in Montreal, Quebec, the Maison des metiers d’art in Quebec City and the University of Quebec in Outaouais. Jennifer brings considerable expertise in mentorship, program development and outreach. Her longstanding professional ceramic practice and international co-curation will help build practical ties within the creative community to address challenges faced by the sector. Recently, Jennifer completed her Ph.D. in Art Education (2021) and currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Canadian Society of Education through Arts and The Rozynski Art Centre. As a ceramic artist, educator, curator, author, and administrator, Jennifer brings needed support to communities that benefit profoundly from the arts.”
Welcome Dr. Wicks!\zA
Craft Alliance Atlantic | The Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence
The nominations for ACCAE are open until December 16th, 2022. Go get your votes in and make a difference in the craft community!
“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.”
ARTSNB and CCA | Presentation Tour
Come meet representatives from artsnb and the Canada Council for the Arts as they tour New Brunswick Indigenous communities from November 28 – November 30, 2022.
Learn everything you need to know about public arts funding (assistance with CVs, profiles, and online applications).