Thursday, September 29, 2011

WINTERGREEN – Emerging Artist and Market Experience Booth

CALL FOR EMERGING CRAFT MARKETERS to participate at the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s WINTERGREEN Fine Craft Market, this November 18-20 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

WINTERGREEN is an annual three day craft show and sale at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, featuring Juried Professional members of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. SCC markets are organized this way to foster an environment where excellence in craft is nurtured, recognized and valued. However, the SCC is also committed to aiding Saskatchewan craft artists to flourish creatively and economically. The SCC values education, mentorship and a supportive community of craft people.

In order to achieve these ends, the SCC has on occasion invited emerging craft artists into our sales in order to experience the market environment first hand and expand their contacts with the Saskatchewan craft community.

A 10x12’ booth space has been reserved at this year’s Wintergreen fine craft market especially for emerging craft artists. The SCC represents members in a variety of mediums including:

- Clay, Metal, Glass, Fibre and Wood

- Jewellery, Candles & Soap, Paper

- Visual Art including Painting, Printmaking and Photography

- Mixed Media

The booth would be able to accommodate a limited amount of work from up to 6 artists (depending on the size of the work). In order to qualify to take part in this initiative you must:

- Be or become an SCC member (Professional, Affiliated, Craftsperson or Student category - contact for info to join)

- Have fewer than 3 years craft market experience

- Be committed to pursuing a career in craft

There will be a $150 fee for taking part in the Emerging artist Market experience booth. In addition, because this initiative is also meant to give you hands on experience in exhibiting at markets, you must also commit to set up and take down of the booth, and working at the booth for the weekend. After the market, you will need to fill out a questionnaire to give us feedback about your experience at WINTERGREEN.

Please contact Amanda Bosiak by October 15 to apply;

Amanda Bosiak

Member Services Coordinator

653-3616 ext 24

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Handmade Nation Movie Night!

Well if you haven't heard about the documentary Handmade Nation it's about time you did. Faythe Levine is an American doco queen that set out to document the rise of D.I.Y. and the new wave of art, craft, and design. Talk about a film stuffed to the brim with inspiration for all you crafters and artisans out there.

"The 65-minute movie documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. It includes interviews with more than 50 artists in 15 cities who explain how the new wave of craft, "forges a new economy, lifestyle and burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking," says Levine, co-owner of Paper Boat Boutique - Gallery in Bay View and organizer of the yearly indie craft fair Art vs. Craft. (source)

So flock and gather have been given permission from the lady herself to share this adventure into indie craft culture with you and so we shall. Set aside the evening of September 28th, 7pm, and meet us at the SCC on Broadway for some good times, some popcorn and a great movie to boot.

Any questions drop us a line @
and in the meantime I encourage you to find out more about this amazing film and filmmaker here.