The Metal Arts Guild of Canada invites all members to submit recent and current work to our 2014 biennial exhibition, Conceal/Reveal: Metal Arts Guild of Canada Exhibition in Print 2014.
Illusion is the tradecraft of actors, magicians, politicians and yes, even metalsmiths. Whether to elicit a sense of wonder in the viewer, enhance the status of the wearer, or for spiritual or political purpose, jewellery and metal art have embraced illusion for millennia, as a concept and a practice.
The Metal Art Guild of Canada’s second curated Exhibition In Print seeks high quality images of your most illusory work. Optic or metaphoric, magical and theatrical, if it’s not quite what it seems, we want to see it.
Works should be photographed in a manner that conveys the way in which the work is initially perceived, and “the reveal” that exposes the work’s true identity or meaning. The illusion should be evident in the work rather than as a result of digital manipulation of the images.
For more information, please visit: www.metalartsguild.ca/page/exhibition-in-2014
Submission deadline: 31 October 2014
Exhibition in Print 2014 published: December 2014
Please email Mary K. McIntyre email@example.com or Tara Owen firstname.lastname@example.org
To become a member of MAGC, visit: www.metalartsguild.ca/page/guild-members-1
Craft Year is a year-long, nation-wide festival aimed at promoting craft as a key player in Canadian Culture. The type of events we are looking for can include craft exhibitions, fairs, book launches, open houses, conferences, workshops, competitions, publications, community events and more. All events registered for Craft Year 2015 will be displayed here on our website for the whole world to see.
In the first launch of Craft Year in 2007 over 700 events took place, deeming it as an international hit. This lead to an expanded high profile of activity such as the invitation to Canada as the special guest country at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, South Korea.
There are two ways in which to participate: you can re-brand your already planned events for 2015 with the Craft Year logo, which can be found on the official website, or you can take the initiative to help us set the stage for craft in Canada by creating new activities/events designed specifically for Craft Year, or you could do both.
The exhibition curator Catherine Sheedy, artist, jeweler and teacher, sought the collaboration of artists, collectors and museums to bring together works that fall in the path of this institution. Thereafter, a jury of Louise Lemieux Bérubé Ladies, weaver of international reputation, Chantal Gilbert, cutlery and silversmith, and Valérie Côté, art historian has made the choice of the majority of the exhibited works.
for the occasion, in partnership with the Museum of masters and artisans du Québec, the Montreal School of jewelry makes a wonderful exhibition of more than 150 pages catalog, containing excerpts from interviews and showing part of the works in this retrospective. This book is a testament to the richness of the School and the discipline of the craft that is part of our cultural heritage.
About the Museum of masters and artisans du Québec
Museum of masters and artisans in Quebec is located at 615, avenue Sainte-Croix, in the borough of Saint-Laurent.Its mission is to showcase the ingenuity and creativity of teachers and artisans of the object is hands Quebec. His collection includes objects of material culture of Quebec from yesterday to today.
All photographs: Sebastien D'Amour
JEAN JOHNSON TRIBUTE AND CELEBRATION of her LIFE
TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bill Boyle Artport (formerly York Quay Centre)
Room: Lakeside Terrace
Madeleine Jean Johnson has passed away peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on Tuesday May 27, 2014. Born and educated in Toronto, Jean graduated from the 4 year art course at Northern Secondary School, and drew Captain Marvel comics during the war. For 10 years she was Supervisor of the Charting Department at the A.C. Neilsen Company, Toronto. As Curator at the Merton Gallery, (1969-79) Jean organized countless exhibitions of fine art and fine craft. Jean was a passionate advocate of contemporary craft at Harbourfront Centre as Coordinator of the Craft Studio, (1979 - 91), Craft Projects Manager (1991 – 2003) and Manager: Special Craft Initiatives (January 2003 to 2008). After 1979, Jean curated numerous exhibitions including the `Fishing Baskets of Asia Pacific’ celebrating Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific 1997 at Harbourfront Centre. The exhibit subsequently traveled across Canada. Jean taught `The History of Craft and Design’ (1994, 1998 & 2002), `grant writing’, and `marketing for visual artists’ at the Haliburton School of the Arts, (1995 to 2000), and for various Toronto artist centres. Volunteer activities included Member of the board of directors for the Textile Museum of Canada, Professional Art Dealers of Canada, Ontario Crafts Council and President of the William Morris Society of Canada. Jean served as juror for exhibitions and awards across Canada, including The Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and adviser on curriculum to Georgian College Jewellery Studio and Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. Jean was awarded the Order of Canada (1993) for her work with the crafts community across Canada; The Mather Award & Honourary Life Member, Ontario Crafts Council (1994); Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, (2000) and Honorary Fellowship, Ontario College of Art & Design (2001), and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, (2012). To share remembrances please visit www.galanthusjean.com as well as www.humphreymiles.com
From the 15th of September to the 15th of November 2014 the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec will be hosting a retrospective exhibition highlighting 40 years of jewellery education in Montreal, namely at the (ÉJM) École de joaillerie de Montréal and (ÉJMAM) l’École de joaillerie et de métaux d’art de Montréal.
This 40th anniversary celebration is an opportunity to share and speak out with admiration and gratitude for the educational institutions that have allowed numerous artisans to learn thanks to their workshop/school approach and teachings. It will also be highlighting the adventures of hundreds of people whose passion, work and hopes were formed by these schools.
The curator of the exibition is Catherine Sheedy.
Info about the show
L’École de Joaillerie de Montréal is a non-profit organization which offers three different kinds of programs. First and foremost, it offers a three-year college diploma in affiliation with Le Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Secondly it offers a continuing education program open to all which is comprised of seven levels & covers the basics of jewellery making. Last but not least, there are many workshops offered throughout the year as well as conferences. It is a dynamic environment in the heart of Montreal, and it has something to offer for everybody.
Fondée au début des années 70, l’École de Joaillerie de Montréal est à la fois un lieu de formation et un centre de recherche appliquée en joaillerie.
En collaboration avec le Cégep du Vieux Montréal, dans le cadre des programmes techniques de formation en métiers d’art, l’École de Joaillerie prépare les joailliers de demain. La formation est donnée par des artisans professionnels de renom et des joailliers de réputation internationale.
Les étudiants reçoivent aussi une formation leur permettant de bien maîtriser les rudiments de la gestion d’une entreprise. Ainsi, ils terminent leur programme en métier d’art, option joaillerie, avec une base solide en gestion, laquelle leur permettra de créer leur propre entreprise, s’ils le désirent.
En plus de programme collégial, l’École de Joaillerie offre des cours de perfectionnement privés ou de groupe aux bijoutiers et joailliers, ainsi qu’un programme complet de joaillerie de base aux adultes.
Enfin, dans le but d’assurer un soutien au milieu professionnel et à ses étudiants (qu’ils soient jeunes ou adultes), l’École rend ses ateliers et ses équipements accessibles : location d’atelier et d’équipement, ateliers libres pour travaux scolaires, assistance technique, information et conseil, projets de recherche, projets spéciaux, bourses de perfectionnement et centre de documentation.