Calls For Entry

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Calls For Entry

Alberta Craft Council has a couple of upcoming calls for entry:

Minutiae, a Big Celebration of the Little Things

Alberta Craft is calling Craft artists working on a miniature scale to submit work for the upcoming Feature Gallery exhibition, Minutiae, a Big Celebration of the Little Things.

Does working small and paying attention to all the teeny, tiny details sound like your creative process? Are the objects you make intended for intimate consideration and contemplation? Do you crave to recreate the world around you at 1:12 its actual size?

What does minutiae mean to you? Toy? Secret? Efficient? Intimate? Cute? Details? Whether you are a dedicated miniaturist, or if this call has inspired you to shrink the scale of what you make for the first time, we want to hear from you!

Applications will be accepted until January 16, 2024 at 11:59pm MT.

To apply visit form.jotform.com/minutiae.

Exhibition Dates:

  • Feature Gallery, Edmonton: March 9 –June 15, 2024
  • Calgary Gallery: July 6 –August 31, 2024

Include in your Submission

  • Information about how your submission relates to the call for Minutiae.
  • Information about you and how you became a craft artist.
  • A description of your inspirations, motivations and ideas as an artist.
  • A description of the techniques and materials you use and why you are drawn to use them.
  • High quality digital images of up to five works – you may include up to three images for each work, one of the images should be an overall view of the work, the other two can be details.
  • An image list with the title, year of creation, retail value, dimensions and weight, materials and techniques for the work depicted in each image.
  • Label image files as follows: 01_lastname_firstname.
  • If you are uploading your CV lastname_firstname_CV.

Important to Know:

  • This call is open to Alberta residents and current Alberta Craft Members (General, Professional, Emeritus) who live outside of the province of Alberta.
  • All work submitted must be available for the duration of both exhibitions; from the time of delivery in February 2024, until the end of the Calgary exhibition, August 31, 2024. 
  • Artwork must be available for sale at the Alberta Craft Council’s 60% consignment rate to Alberta Craft member artists or 50% to non-member artists.
  • Please provide jpeg or png images at 300dpi – the file size should be over 1MB in size.
  • Position your work in a neutral background and leave space around your object in the image.
  • Artists are responsible for paying shipping to the Alberta Craft Council, we will pay for return shipment within Canada on unsold items under 10kg/36”. If your work is selected for the exhibition, please make shipping arrangements with us before you send your work here.

Coming Up Next

Coming Up Next celebrates the creativity, innovation, and skill of emerging artists entering the field of contemporary Craft in Canada. This group exhibition serves as an important launchpad; introducing emerging artists to the Alberta Craft community (including our sophisticated audience of artists, craft collectors and supporters), and to the professional development services that Alberta Craft provides to its members. The exhibition will be curated to feature a diverse representation of traditional and contemporary Craft disciplines.

We welcome submissions from artists whose path to Craft may have begun through apprenticeships, mentorships with elders, those who are self-taught, and those who have received a formal post-secondary Craft education. If you are within the first five years of your career in Craft, or the final year of studies in a Craft discipline, you are eligible to enter.

This national call is free to enter, with a submission of up to five images of work that will be available for the exhibition dates. Works may be produced in any of the Craft media: clay, fibre, glass, metal, wood, stone, or any combination of the above, and must have been completed within the past two years to be considered.

Apply for Coming up Next by visiting form.jotform.com/coming-up-next

Applications will be accepted until January 16, 2024 at 11:59pm MT.

Exhibition Dates:

  • Discovery Gallery, Edmonton: March 23 – May 18, 2024
  • Calgary Gallery: September 14 – November 2, 2024

Include in your Submission:

  • Information about where, when and how you learned about your craft.
  • A description of your motivations and ideas as an artist.
  • Information about the techniques and materials you typically use and what compels you to use these materials and techniques.
  • High quality digital images of up to five works. You may include up to three images for each work, one of the images should be an overall view of the work, the other two can be details.
  • An image list with the title, year of creation, retail value, dimensions and weight, materials and techniques for the work depicted in each image.
  • Label image files as follows: 01_lastname_firstname.
  • If you are uploading your CV lastname_firstname_CV.

Important to Know:

  • This call is opening to emerging craft artists across Canada. Membership is not a requirement for entry.
  • All work submitted must be available for the duration of both exhibitions; from the time of delivery in; February 2024, until the end of the Calgary exhibition; November 2, 2024. 

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