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Aboriginal Crafts & Culture Month: June in Fredericton
Posted on January 8, 2016 by Claire Shiplett
Brad Woodside, Mayor of ‪the City of Fredericton‬, will be proclaiming June as “Aboriginal Crafts & Culture Month” in #Fredericton! This declaration will be made at the Opening Reception of ‪#‎SharingStories‬ at the Bibliothèque publique de Fredericton Public Library at 7pm on June 2nd. We encourage other organizations and individuals to develop programming for the month of June 2016 in support of this initiative! ‪#‎AboriginalCraftsCultureMonth‬

There is still one month to submit work to #SharingStories, if you’re an artist or craftsperson of Aboriginal descent from the Atlantic Region. The call can be found HERE or at We’ll be talking about this exhibition on ‪#‎CBC‬ Information Morning ‪#‎Moncton‬ at 8:15am on Monday, January 11th.

Commemorative Painting Call

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Claire Shiplett
The Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) is thrilled to celebrate its centennial in 2016. This milestone year recognizes nursing as a profession, supporting continuing excellence in nursing practice standards for the delivery of care to the public and NANB’s contribution to nurses shaping nursing for healthy New Brunswickers. As part of the year’s celebrations, the NANB would like to commission a unique commemorative painting that captures an interpretation of the essence of caring while portraying a proud and evolving history. The painting may be in oil, acrylic or watercolor. They are respectfully calling interested New Brunswick artists to provide a description of the proposed concept, as well as samples of previous work to create an NANB Centennial- Nursing: 100 years of Caring painting to mark this occasion. The selected artist would receive $5,000. Interested artists must submit their proposal by February 5, 2016. Completed artwork would be required no later than September 30, 2016. The artist with description and painting will be unveiled at the Association’s special reception in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting. Questions and or submissions can be sent to

Fibre Arts Network Christmas Craft Sale & Demo Day
Posted on December 9, 2015 by Claire Shiplett

Complete your Christmas shopping at the Fibre Arts Network – FAN Christmas Craft & Demo Day being held at the Train Station on York Street in Downtown Fredericton. You’ll find a wide variety of woven scarves, shawls, blankets and more, including felted and handspun wares. There will also be a number of fibre demonstrations taking place – learn how yarn is spun and fabric is woven and felted.

Some NBCC Juried Members participating include:
Karen LeBlanc, Loominations @
Jackie Bourque
Trish Raine Felting
Bent Threads
Caroline Simpson
Ralph Simpson
Strata Art Studios – Sterling silver jewellery

A Warm Welcome
Posted on December 1, 2015 by Claire Shiplett
A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome: A call to the community for warm, handmade goods for newly arrived Syrian refugees.

Calling on all knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters, quilters! Let’s offer a warm welcome to our newest residents. We are looking for mittens, hats, sweaters, socks, blankets and throws for all ages to stay warm during a New-Brunswick winter. Nothing says we care more than hand-made wearables!
Let’s make a positive impact through the arts.

Yarns On York will provide a 20% discount on all purchases of materials for the initiative.

Drop-off locations for donations:
artsnb office – 649 Queen street, 2nd floor, Fredericton
Yarns On York – 72 York street, Fredericton
Bibliothèque publique de Fredericton Public Library – 12 Carleton street, Fredericton

Donations will be accepted until January 29th, 2016!

NBCCD Craft Sale & Open House
Posted on November 26, 2015 by Claire Shiplett
The annual ‪#‎NBCCDCraftSale‬ starts this Friday, November 27th until November 29th at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design! There will be handmade, one-of-a-kind work by ‪#‎NBCCD‬ students in Ceramics, Textile Design, Jewellery/ Metal Art and more. Plus open studios. This is a great event to pick up holiday gifts.

NBCCD Craft Sale
NBCCD Craft Sale

Charlotte Street Arts Centre Holiday Open House
Posted on November 26, 2015 by Claire Shiplett
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is having their Holiday Open House November 27th from 5-7! With live music, open studios, food, and fabulous art from New Brunswick Crafts Council Juried Member Christopher Harding, Karen Burk, Laurie Winter, Guy Vezina, Muhammad Al-Digeil, Margaret Bannister, Katie Fitzrandolph, and Donna Mulholland.

Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Call for Exhibitors 2015 Craft Shows
Posted on September 30, 2015 by Jesse Giffin
Written by NB Crafts Council

Here is a listing of this year’s schedule of craft shows. Last year’s events are included as well and will be updated as applications come out. Please contact us if you wish to have your event listed for the best of New Brunswick’s craftspeople to see.

WinterFest Artisan’s Village

Feb. 13-14 2016

Brookside Mall (Zellers) Winter Kingdom just outside


Freddy Beach Ribfest Craft Show

May29, 30, & 31 2015

Capitol Exhibit Center Fredericton NB


Avondale Art Fair

Avondale Sky Winery, Avondale NS

June 20 2015


Lunenburg Festival of Crafts

July 11 & 12 2015

Lunenburg Arena

contact: Robert Black (902) 634 8511

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