Ontario Craft '11
November 24 - December 30, 2011
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 24, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ontario Crafts Council Gallery
990 Queen Street West
Since 1975 the Ontario Crafts Council has supported the development of contemporary craft through a biennial juried exhibition showing the best of member work. In addition, the OCC gives out awards to acknowledge work that pushes the boundaries of medium, technique and conceptual approach. For Ontario Craft '11, four awards have been given to exhibitors selected by the jury: Best in Show, $750; Award of Excellence, $500; and Honorable Mention, $250. In addition, and in special recognition of the Ontario Crafts Council's 35th anniversary, a one-time $3,500 award has been given to a mid-career craftsperson. Special thanks to the jurors, Susan Card, Peter Fleming and Don Stuart.
35th Anniversary Award: Chiho Tokita
Best in Show Award: Andrew Goss
Award of Excellence: Bruce Cochrane
Honorable Mention: Aaron Oussoren
Aaron Oussoren, Amir Sheikhvand, Andrew Goss, Bill Reddick, Brenda Roy, Bruce Cochrane, Cali Balles, Carolyn Young,Carolynn Bloomer, Chari Cohen, Chiho Tokita, Christopher Reid Flock, Daniel Durocher, Danielle Reddick, Derek Martin, Eden Bender, Elizabete Ludviks, George Whitney, Jeff Martens, Jim Lorriman, Josette Luyckx & Marie Payne, Joyce E. Seagram, Judy Martin, Karel Aelterman, Kathy Kranias, Lesley McInnally, Magdolene Dykstra, Paula Murray, Robert Wu, Robin Tieu, Sandra Noble Goss, Silvia Taylor, Tracey Lawko, Tracey Martin, Vivienne Jones.
Images clockwise from top left: Karel Aelterman, Carolynn Bloomer, Judy Martin, Christopher Reid Flock, Cali Balles, Andrew Goss.
The Guild Shop
2011 Pangnirtung Tapestry Collection
November 17 - December 24, 2011
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 17, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
The Guild Shop
118 Cumberland St. (Yorkville)
Weaving was introduced to the women of Pangnirtung in 1970 as a livelihood opportunity. Tapestry weaving has since flourished in this small remote community. The craft of tapestry employs the attention to detail akin to more traditional pursuits such as traditional sewing, garment design and construction skills practiced for thousands of years on the land. The talent and tenacity necessary to traditional sewing have been applied with enthusiasm and creativity to the demands of fine craft and tapestry weaving. Its success also stems from the enthusiasm of Inuit who began to draw the stories of their lives and their culture to be woven into colourful tapestries.
The 10 works will be woven renditions of drawings by Inuit artists, including a rare guest collaboration with the iconic Cape Dorset printmaker Kenojuak Ashevak.
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