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Call for Craft Entries

  • Eptek Art & Culture Centre Centre des arts et de la culture Eptek 130 Heather Moyse Drive Summerside, PE, C1N 5Y8 Canada (map)

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 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