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INNOVATION - Online Catalogue

Please click the following link to download a small stripped-down version of the online catalogue of the 2015 Metal Arts Guild Call for Entry - Exhibition

Online Catalogue - Innovation

To purchase a physical paperback copy of the Call for Entry catalogue, click the following link:

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INNOVATION - Press Release April 15th 2016

For Immediate Release April 15, 2016

70th Anniversary Exhibition Organized by the Metal Arts Guild of Canada

Featuring a Juried Exhibition of Canadian Made Jewellery and Metalwork

Host Venue 18Karat, 1156 Yonge Street, Toronto

 

May 5 to June 2, 2016

 

Artist Reception, Friday, May 6, 2016, 7 PM to 9 PM

                     Shao-Pin Chu                                      Shona Rae                                   Jackie Anderson

  

The Metal Arts Guild of Canada is proud to present INNOVATION, a juried exhibition of fine jewellery and metalwork in celebration of their 70th anniversary, on exhibit from May 5 to June 2, 2016 and hosted by 18Karat located at 1156 Yonge Street, Toronto.

The theme for this exhibition came about while considering the past 70 years of the guild and where we came from and what our future will be. In 1946, just after the war a few silversmiths and jewellers got together socially to share ideas and discuss their latest creations, and the idea came about to express themselves with an exhibition of their work. To mark this special event the word innovation came to mind because while artists were trying to create a bowl, locket or catch they had to come up with a new tool or technique to finish the piece. This exhibition asked artists to consider what innovations were in their work.

The Steel Trophy winner Shona Rae had a fabulous piece filled with many innovations. Firstly, the swing ring was made to accommodate an enlarged knuckle and to fit perfectly on the finger once the swinging shank was locked into the setting. The setting also had a small compartment to hold mementos of a loved one, like a lock of hair, or a photo. As well, the moonstone was set into gold and placed inside a drilled through beef bone that was a hand-carved and painted portion of the setting. Ms. Rae then made a box container for the ring, which included more elaborate bone carvings and metalwork. The piece shows her skills from stone setting, metal fabrication, stamping and carving to name a few, and that combined with her whimsical idea and creative use of materials she created a well constructed, and wonderful show piece.

Juried on April 10, 2016, the judges: past Steel Trophy winners themselves, Charles Funnell (2007), and Claudio Pino (2009), along with bronze sculptor, Yolanda vanderGaast awarded the prizes and selected submissions for inclusion in the exhibition.

Best in Show – Steel Trophy

                  Winner: Shona Rae – Sugar Skull Swing Ring and Sugar Skull Bone Box – Calgary, AB

Best in Technical Achievement

                  Winner: Shao-Pin Chu – Blue Ice Variations –Toronto, ON

Design Award

                  Winner: Jackie Anderson – Looking Forward: Sorrento Lorgnette – Calgary, AB

 

Other artists also included in the exhibition are:

Linda Brown – Thunder Bay, ON                                     Catherine Sheedy – Levis, QC

Mo Ying Chan – Toronto, ON                         Susan Lee Stephen – St. John’s, NL

Andrée Chénier – Toronto, ON                      Donald A. Stuart – Midhurst, ON

Jay (Seul Kee) Joo – Toronto, ON                                   Annette VanLeeuwen – Toronto, ON

Charles Lewton-Brain – Calgary, AB            Michaela Wolfert – Almonte, ON

Ann L. Lumsden – Ottawa, ON                       Christine Woollacott – Toronto, ON

Christian Roux – Montreal, QC                      Carolyn Young – Waterloo, ON

 

The Metal Arts Guild would like to thank the sponsors who have helped make this special exhibition a success: 18Karat, Gambhirs, and Umicore.

 

Location of the exhibition:                              Hours for viewing:

18Karat                                                           Tues. – Thurs. 10:00 to 6:00       

1156 Yonge Street                                          Fri. 10:00 to 8:00

Toronto, ON, M5T 1G1                                                    Sat. 10:00 to 5:00       

416-593-1648                                                 Sun. & Mon. CLOSED

 

For further information please contact Cheryl Fraser  – 416-871-5885  – zilberschmuck@rogers.com

To download a copy of the press release, please click here..

INNOVATION: Introducting our Jurors

Charles Funnel

Funnel has been an active member of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, including several years on its board. He has participated in many of its exhibitions and won many awards along the way including the Steel Trophy. Charles has also won Rio Grande’s Saul Bell Award for Silversmithing. He has been represented in over 30 exhibitions and is currently a member of the Colborne Art Gallery. Charles holds a BFA, a BEd and is a certified Gemmologist.  He also served on the Art Gallery of Northumberland‘s Board of Directors in Cobourg Ontario where he resides.

Claudio Pino

CLAUDIO PINO is a jewelry designer and goldsmith world-renowned for his astonishing sculptural and kinetic rings. Since earning his Professional Jewelers’ Diploma from l’École des métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal, Canada in 1995, he has been exclusively dedicated to the fabrication of one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary jewelry. In 2011, with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, he pursued a master’s degree in the study of platinum at Holt Academy Jewellery in London England, as well as received intensive individual training from Master Jurgen J. Maerz, former director of Technical Education for Platinum Guild International, USA. He also completed a professional training about stone faceting at the Ashton Gemstones Studio in California.

Pino's unique pieces of art has received numerous awards including The 2009 Steele Trophy for the best design in Canada from the Metal Arts Guild of Canada; The 2013 Israel Pearl Contest – Unity 2nd place; The 2011 National Award, Larger than Life, Metal Arts Guild of Canada, and the 2005 Special Prize of Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea. Moreover, several of his kinetic pieces were choose to appear in the famous movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Claudio Pino’s work is always recognized by the fascinating and innovative ways in which he transforms raw materials into unique and extraordinary works of art.

Yolanda vanderGaast

Yolanda studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and graduated from the Sculpture/Installation Program in 1999. Employed with MST Bronze Limited Art Foundry in Toronto since 1996, she is renowned for her refined methods of mould making, producing plaster moulds and flexible, urethane and silicone moulds for the lost wax and sand casting process.

Having gained extensive knowledge and experience at the foundry, she employs a diverse range of innovative tools, materials and processes to create sculpture. Her work is figurative as well as abstract, large and small scale.

In addition to moulding and casting, Yolanda specializes in the art of patination and has developed a wide range of colours and techniques for silicon bronze. As a member of the Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property, she continues to expand her knowledge in the conservation and maintenance of indoor and outdoor bronze sculpture.

Yolanda's work is included in numerous private collections across Canada and the United States.

The Society of North American Goldsmiths Slide Archive

In 2004, the Society of North American Goldsmiths donated an extensive slide archive to the Metal Museum, the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork.

It contains the portfolios of over 330 metalsmiths of national and international significance. The complete 16,000-slide archive is currently being digitized for long-term preservation through grants from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation and an ArtsFirst grant from the First Tennessee Bank Foundation.

The Metal Museum is pleased to partner with the American Craft Council Library to make this collection available online. New content will be added on a regular basis.

This is an extensive catalogue of research that is useful for makers, learners, teachers, and aspirers!

Summer 2015

Don't forget to check out our video section! We have MAG and MAG Member videos uploaded.

http://metalartsguild.ca/video

MAGazine - 2015

RIO GRANDE - BECAUSE YOU CHOSE JEWELER

Congratulations to Rio Grande for winning the prestigious ADDY Award from the American Advertising Foundation. Check out the campaign below, and visit page 21 (or 23 depending on your viewer) of the following PDF link for more information.

ADDY Winner Book 2015

April 2015

Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts

The Metal Arts Guild of Canada would like to congratulate Paul McClure

Paul McClure is an outstanding jewellery artist, designer, educator, mentor, curator, writer and community-arts activator, and is one of the driving forces in Canadian fine craft today….

His jewellery is a personal and corporate commentary about the body – as physical site and a topic. The intersection of art and science (biology, pathology and genetics) is of particular interest. … His pieces convey ideas about our relationship with our bodies, gender subversion, and social mores surrounding disease and death.

A sublime metalsmith… he is dedicated to concept research and experimentation in order to expand the boundaries of his own practice and contemporary jewellery in Canada.

– Melanie Egan (nominator), Head, Craft & Design, Harbourfront Centre

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April 23rd through 25th, 2015

Eleven internationally acclaimed Saskatchewan artists will be showcasing the diversity of their work and engaging the public. The Conexus Art Centre, Jacqui Shumiatcher Room will be transformed into a gallery where each artist is available to answer questions and provide information centred around their individual art practice and chosen medium. From painting to jewellery, glass, handmade instruments, porcelain , wood and stone sculpture the ReginArt 2015 exhibition and sale promises to meet and exceed any art collector’s expectation.

One of the objectives of the event is the active engagement of the public. Plans are underway to welcome teachers and school groups during the day Thursday and Friday. It is the collective goal of ReginArt 2015 to open conversation between artists and students who may be considering an artistic career path. Artists aim to communicate and educate openly about income possibilities, the diversity and personal fulfillment an art career has to offer.

ReginArt 2015 represents the following artists: Jacqueline Berting and James Clark (glass and metal), Peter Sawchyn (guitar maker), Dale Lowe (wood turning), Mary Lynn Podiluk (art jeweller & goldsmith), Val Moker (painter), Larry Trask (stone sculpture & painter ) and Denyse and Rod Simair (crystalline porcelain), Lloyd Dubois (First Nations painting) and Morley Maier (handmade willow baskets).

ReginArt 2015 provides a convenient location with complementary parking and free admission to all visitors. The diverse exhibition and sale is open to the public on Thursday, April 23rd, 1:00 pm through 5:00 pm; Friday, April 24th from 10:00 am through 8:00 pm and April 25th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

February/March 2015

Craft Ontario - Crafting Sustainability Conference

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 – SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015

OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET, TORONTO

Crafting Sustainability is a two-day conference that brings together makers, researchers, educators, and students to interrogate the pairing of craft and sustainable practice. Co-organized by Craft Ontario and the Material Art and Design Department (MAAD) at OCAD University, the conference offers a platform for assessing the role of craft in fostering new paradigms for production and consumption in the 21st century.

Idea exchange and debate will be framed by questions that address what it means to be a responsible maker in a contemporary context. If sustainability is grounded in the principles of ecological responsibility, social equity, and economic viability, what models exist for craft adopting these principles to advance the health of communities? Do the embodied processes of craft production hold clues for new modes of knowledge and appreciation? Where do the challenges lie in translating craft methodologies to late-capitalist consumer culture?

Crafting Sustainability will be held at OCAD University, located in the Auditorium (190) at 100 McCaul Street, Toronto. Please see Program for dates and times, and Directions for wayfinding.

Generous support for the Crafting Sustainability conference is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Come Eat With Us

MARCH 12-20, 2015, THE GREAT HALL, OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET
OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

An exhibition inspired by the 2015 Crafting Sustainability conference co-organized by Craft Ontario and the Material Art & Design Department (MAAD) at OCAD University.

The exhibition offers a platform for discussing craft and sustainable practice while fostering new paradigms for production and consumption in the 21st century. Sustainability is grounded in the principles of ecological responsibility, social equity, and economic viability. As makers and designers we have the power to influence social culture through the utensils and materials related to the preparation or consumption of food while challenging the conspicuous paradigm of contemporary consumer culture. In cultures around the world the preparation, consumption and rituals associated with food are achieved using dishes and implements often made of ceramics, metal and fibre. Craft has the power to reassert the enduring object, replacing that which is ephemeral and disposable.

The convenience of fast food is being challenged by the “slow food movement”, in which food preparation is considered a sensation to be savored and enjoyed as much as the meal itself. Material objects define the parameters of these fast and slow food movements and illustrate the trend toward sustainable practices in both food production and consumption. Participants were encouraged to challenge their own perceptions around the issues of food and sustainable craft practices in the creation of work that invites the viewer to “Come Eat With Us.”

During the opening of the exhibition Setsuko Sanagawa, Helen Kong and Sorlie Madox will be performing a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony to illustrate how tradition and food rituals can help sustain a culture. Please join us!

#ACADCreates Catalyst Annual Report

As part of their role as a centre of excellence for education and research, and a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development, ACAD publishes a series of gallery limited edition catalogues, student publications, and College reports throughout the year. ACAD is proud of our long history of research and critical thought, and publications such as our Catalyst magazine focus each year on showcasing the inspiring work done by our faculty and students, as well as by our Alumni from around the world. There are a couple of short exposes on ACAD faculty – Dee Fontans and Jeff DeBoer.  Jeff DeBoer was a guest speaker at a past MAGC AGM.

They just released their Annual Report:

acad.ca/publications.html




CHARLES LEWTON-BRAIN - Bench Tricks Workshop and Lecture

Joailliers expérimentés, voyageurs ou grands techniciens, nos conférenciers viennent partager leur savoir-faire, toujours avec passion et générosité. Les calendriers sont mis à jour en début de session.
Pour soumettre une conférence, contactez Claudia Gravel.
Prenez note qu’il est nécessaire de réserver votre place pour assister aux conférences. Pour ce faire, contactez Katherine David, au 514-281-9922 poste 201.

Vendredi le 27 février, 17h30
Conférence en anglais

Charles Lewton-Brainstudied and worked in Europe and North America. He lectures and publishes internationally on his research into rapid manipulation of metal and it’s surface for artistic and manufacturing purposes. He invented Fold-Forming, an internationally recognized new approach to working sheet metals. Head of the Jewellery/Metals Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design, he writes, exhibits and works in his studio. He thinks of himself as an artist who works primarily in the context of body ornament. He is a founding partner in the world’s largest free educational web site for jewellers, ganoksin.com.

Durée: 90 minutes
5$

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BLOG ALERT: GLORIA HICKEY CRAFT WRITER

Gloria Hickey is an independent curator and writer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador with more than 250 published craft related articles. She holds a Masters degree in Philosophy of Art from the University of Toronto (1981) and has curated major exhibitions. She has also published a chapter in the book The Culture of Craft (Manchester University Press 1997) and has edited two books published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization – Common Ground: Contemporary Craft, Architecture and the Decorative Arts (1999) and Making and Metaphor: A Discussion of Meaning in Contemporary Craft (1994). She is a two-time winner of the Betty Park Award for Critical Writing, and received the 2010 award for Cultural Leadership in the Atlantic Region. In 2011, she was the first winner of the Critical Eye award in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Check out her blog here.

CONCEAL / REVEAL - MAGazine Exhibition in Print 2014


The Exhibition in Print is out! A big thank you to everyone who came together to make this issue a success.

Congratulations to all our participants!

FIRST PRIZE

Elizabeth Goluch, Snail (Slow Journey Home)

SECOND PRIZE

Paul W. Leathers, Secret, anyone's is open, if waited for long enough (90) v2.0

THIRD PRIZE

Claudio Pino, The Golden Chameleon

STUDENT PRIZE

Shuang Feng, Commitment - Vincent Van Gogh

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