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SPRING/SUMMER JURYING 2013
The New Brunswick Crafts Council has two jurying sessions a year for members and non-members to claim juried membership status. Juried membership grants entry to participate in our two fine craft festivals, in Quispamsis and Fredericton, Magic Hands juried festival in Moncton, as well as the ability to participate in juried gallery and traveling exhibitions. Being a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council is a status of fine craftsmanship that is recognized throughout Canada amongst galleries, patrons, and other fine craft organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts, provincial craft councils and state councils of North America.
Spring/Summer Jurying is scheduled for June 22nd. All submissions are due on June 10 at 4:30pm at the New Brunswick Crafts Council office. Jurying applications are available online on our website at our information portion of the website.
For details on the jurying process, guidelines and submission requirements, please contact the NBCC office at (506) 450 8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Submissions
The New Brunswick Crafts Council is seeking submissions for the 2013 Biennale exhibition. The artist must summit pieces that have a strong emphasis on form. The work can be sculptural or functional and exemplify the artist's own aesthetics or concepts. The exhibition will be presented at the Gallery at Government House in Fredericton from August 8 - September 5, 2013 and will travel to the Parallel Gallery in Dieppe from October to November, 2013.
History of the New Brunswick Biennale of Fine Craft
Since its inception in 2011, the Biennale has presented new and exciting works by over 30 different New Brunswick fine craft artists. It has served to promote New Brunswick fine craft artists across the province and brings attention to New Brunswick’s fine crafts scene.
The Curator of the 2013 Biennale
The New Brunswick Crafts Council is pleased to announce that instructor, fibre artist and independent curator, Kimberly Bent, will curate the 2nd Biennale. Kimberly Bent completed a Master of Arts in Sociology at UNB in 1998. Since then, she has spent her working career in museums and art galleries in Saint John and Fredericton. Kim's interest in, familiarity with, and passion for Fine Craft in New Brunswick is long-standing. Her primary duty during much of her career has been to source and sell hand made products for museum shops and independent commercial galleries. Kim is a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council in weaving and has learned skills in pottery and metal-smithing as well as various fibre arts. She has taught weaving through the UNB Art Centre and the City of Fredericton’s edVentures program and is an active member of Fredericton-based FAN (the Fibre Arts Network). Kim lives in Fredericton and works at Gallery 78.
Applicants must be juried members in good standing of the New Brunswick Crafts Council. All entries will be selected based on their conceptual fit with the exhibition and their standard of quality in material execution. Individual and collaborative projects are welcome.
Applications will be accepted via email, mail, and in person at the New Brunswick Crafts Council office. All applications MUST arrive by 4pm on May 3rd, 2013. Late applications will not be considered. You may submit 1 to 3 pieces for consideration. Work must have been made in the past 3 years, and not exhibited previously at Government House.
Each application must include either the work itself or 1 – 3 images of each piece, Images MUST be jpg or gif files only, 2MB maximum each
a 50 – 100 word artist biography including your name, current address, education, and any other relevant information (such as awards won, relevant work experience e.g. Teaching positions or running your own business, etc.) Point form is acceptable.
a completed application form. The application form will include a list of information about each piece, including the title, materials, year it was produced, whether or not it is for sale, and the retail value. (If not for sale, the retail value is still required)
a 50 - 200 word artist statement for each piece. (How does this piece focus on form?), The artist statement is an important part of your application. Editorial assistance will be available for selected works, but strive to explain the vision behind your work in the statement.
< Download the 2013 Biennale application form here >
Submissions should be sent to:
New Brunswick Crafts Council
P.O. Box 1231
Or dropped off at: the New Brunswick Crafts Council Office
361 Victoria Street, suite 209, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Submission Deadline: 4:00 pm, Friday May 3rd, 2013
E-mail inquiries may be addressed to: email@example.com