February 9th – March 24th, 2018
CALL FOR ENTRY
About the Exhibition
The Winter Festival Art Show & Sale is the premier art event of northern Saskatchewan. In this exhibition hundreds of artworks by emerging and professional artists from across the province are shown at the Mann Art Gallery. Each year, a guest arts professional curates the exhibition and designates awards that are sponsored by local businesses and organizations. The exhibition is unveiled and awards are presented at an opening gala reception, followed the next day by an in-depth curatorial talk and walkthrough. Now entering its 42nd year, the Winter Festival exhibition is a well-regarded tradition that reflects an incredible level of artistic production in our community.
All Saskatchewan artists who are members of the Mann Art Gallery are invited to participate in this exhibition. (See Eligibility and Entry Instructions for details.) The artwork is dropped off at the gallery in late January. Over the subsequent two weeks, artworks are curated into our three gallery spaces by an independent guest curator. Past curators include Sandra Fraser, Grant McConnell, and Zachari Logan. Everyone who enters is guaranteed inclusion, so long as the artworks have been created within the last two years, have not been previously exhibited at the Mann Art Gallery, follow the size and hanging hardware guidelines.
Sunday January 28th and Monday January 29th, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Opening Gala Reception
Friday February 9th 2018, 7:00 PM
Reception Admission: Participating Artists – FREE
Gallery Members - $10.00; General Public - $15.00
Guest Curator’s Talk & Walkthrough Tour
Saturday February 10th 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Artwork Pick-up Date
Sunday March 25th and Monday March 26th, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 PM
2018 Winter Festival Guest Curator:
Image: Carole Epp, Things Fall Apart, 2017, cone 6 clay, underglaze, and cold finish, 11 x 11 x 2.5”
Twenty years after taking my first ceramics class in college I’m still just as compelled and excited by this material as I was back then. Working in ceramics has allowed me to travel internationally to meet and work with some of the most inspiring creative minds out there. Back in 2005 I obtained my graduate degree from the Australian National University. I currently live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan working in a home-based studio creating both functional objects and a line of figurative sculpture. Due to workaholic tendencies and a passion for community, I’ve been the editor of Musing About Mud (www.musingaboutmud.com) for over ten years, have brought together groups like Make and Do ceramics (www.makeanddo.ca) to highlight the wealth of creative ceramics here in Canada, traveled to teach workshops, give talks, exhibit work, and basically don’t say no to anything clay related that is worth promoting and getting involved with. All of which makes me happier than I ever imagined.
- Carole Epp, 2017
View Carole’s work and more at her website: www.caroleepp.com
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