PEI Crafts Council

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Nov
2
to Jan 11

Call for Craft Entries

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November 1, 2018. Summerside PE

 

This information is distributed by Eptek Art & Culture Centre, a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation.

 For Immediate Release                                                                                             

Call for Craft Entries

 Eptek Art & Culture Centre, in partnership with the P.E.I. Crafts Council, will host the 2019 edition of Celebration of Craft in the summer of 2019. This is a similar undertaking to the 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015 editions of the fine craft exhibitions organised by this same partnership. The theme for the coming exhibit is PEI’s natural history. Eptek Centre invites entries from the general public, as well as members of the P.E.I. Crafts Council, for this special exhibition.

 As in the past, the exhibition will aim to showcase the wide variety of craft produced on the Island and, particularly, to demonstrate to the public the wealth of talent to be found across the province. Celebration of Craft 2019, entitled P.E.I. Nature Inspires Craft will be a juried exhibition. All artisans are asked to select an artifact as inspiration for their piece. Images of handcrafted artifacts made from P.E.I.-based materials and a variety of other items from P.E.I.’s natural history will be provided to inspire. The new work is not expected to be a replica of the original piece nor does it have to be in the same medium or materials. In other words, a new hooked mat might be inspired by something handcrafted using P.E.I. pine a hundred years earlier or a metalworker may be inspired by the bones of a P.E.I. animal.

 The exhibition is open to Island craftspeople, both amateur and professional. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday, January 11, 2019. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries. Jurors will be looking for special crafted pieces rather than work that might be regularly offered in shops. In addition to craftsmanship, other criteria are innovative design, skillful execution of the concept, and uniqueness. All pieces should be new work, functional, inspired by the selected artifact, and ready for display. All work must be finished and presented at Eptek Centre in Summerside by mid-May 2019. The exhibition will be on display from June until October.

 All interested artisans should contact Eptek Centre to submit an expression of interest by email at eptek@gov.pe.ca and provide artisan’s name, postal and e-mail addresses, phone number, and medium. The PEI Crafts Council has promoted the making and appreciation of handcrafts on PEI for over 50 years. For more details on the submission process or the exhibition, please call 902-888-8373. There is no fee to enter.

 Prepared by Nikkie Gallant, Site Director

Nikkie Gallant

Site Director

Directrice du site

Ph: (902) 888-8373

F: (902) 888-8375

Eptek Art & Culture Centre

Centre des arts et de la culture Eptek

130 Heather Moyse Drive

Summerside, PE C1N 5Y8

www.peimuseum.com

ngallant@gov.pe.ca

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Drawing for the Designer/Maker
Jan
23
to Feb 20

Drawing for the Designer/Maker

This class will focus on developing drawing skills as a means of thinking, planning, problem solving, unleashing creativity and completion in fine Craft. Class content will be an aid for designer- makers who like to express themselves by creating, be it through silk painting, pottery, sculpture, silver smithing, print making, painting, fashion design, and more! 

Topics will include:

  • Intro to drawing using lines

  • Exploring the Elements of design

  • Exploring the Principles of design

  • Observing and recording the directional nature of light on objects

  • Putting it all together in a final project

For more info on course description and a breakdown of topics for each week, please click the link HERE

If interested in attending this workshop please contact Ayelet Stewart at peicraftscouncil@gmail.com to register or sign up online

SIGN UP ONLINE HERE BY JANUARY 11, 2019

Please visit the PEI Centre for Craft to pay with cash, credit, debit or cheque. 

(5 Weeks) Dates: Jan. 16, 23, 30 & Feb. 6, 13

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Price: $100.00 PEICC Members / $140.00 Non Members

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Arts and Heritage Trail Coordinator NEEDED ASAP
Dec
5
to Dec 12

Arts and Heritage Trail Coordinator NEEDED ASAP

Arts and Heritage Trail Coordinator 2019


Job opportunity:

We are hiring, part time energetic and friendly  sales and social media associate to be the Arts and Heritage trail coordinator

Job Description:

Selling listings and ads for the PEI Arts and Heritage Guide.
Adding new content  to the guide for 2019
Managing social media with multiple daily posts May-October
Managing social media for the PEI Crafts Council year around.
Meeting with the board.
Working with Graphic designers writing content and proofing the listings.
Creating a delivery plan and executing it.
Working with the App

Requirements:

Strong computer literacy
Strong writing skills
Experience with sales
Strong social media skills

Please contact the PEI Crafts Council Office for further information

(902) 892-5152

And forward Resumes to

peicraftscouncil@gmail.com

DEADLINE for Submitting a Resume is December 14, 2019.

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