LINDSAY STEAD
FEATURED MEMBER

Lindsay’s work is heavily influenced by traditional quilts, both in design and process. Her work is based on traditional patterns that she adapts by scale, asymmetry, solid colours, and the use of negative space to create contemporary pieces.

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CALLS FOR ENTRY

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CRAFT ONTARIO '17
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017, 11:59 PM EST
EXHIBITION DATES: MARCH 23 - JUNE 3
LOCATION: CRAFT ONTARIO GALLERY, 1106 QUEEN ST W, TORONTO

Craft Ontario is pleased to announce that the Craft Professional juried member exhibition will take place as part of the first year of exhibition programming in the organization’s new home at 1106 Queen Street West. Craft Ontario ’17 will survey the work of members across the province, and present the very best of contemporary craft. Since 1975 Craft Ontario has supported the development of contemporary craft through juried exhibitions of member work. Entries for Craft Ontario ’17 will be considered by the jury for recognition by three cash awards that celebrate outstanding achievement: Award of Excellence, $750; Best in Show, $500; and Honorable Mention, $250.

CRAFT ONTARIO '17 ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
  • Applicants must hold an active Craft Professional membership.
  • Each applicant may submit up to three works for consideration, with a maximum of four digital images per work submitted.
  • A set of multiples (such as a sculptural group) will be considered as one entry.
  • Works in all craft media are encouraged.
  • Each entry must be of original design.
  • Each entry must have been executed within the last two years.
  • Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the online application form (see below for more details). Hard copy or email submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applications grant Craft Ontario permission to use images of accepted works for promotional purposes, including web and print material.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION
  • A panel of jurors, each an established professional in the field of craft, will assess work according to craftsmanship, excellence of design and originality.
  • Works included in the exhibition must be for sale, and will be sold under the Craft Ontario Gallery consignment arrangement of 50% for the Exhibitor and 50% for the Gallery.
  • The Exhibitor will be responsible for insuring all work during shipping and delivery. Craft Ontario will insure all items for theft and damage while on the Gallery premises.
  • Works accepted for exhibition will be delivered/shipped to and from the Craft Ontario Gallery at the Exhibitor’s expense.

FEES
  • There are no fees required to apply.
  • Selected exhibitors will receive a $100 artist honorarium.

TIME LINE
  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.
  • Applicants will be notified by email of the jury’s decision by Friday, March 3, 2017.
  • Accepted applicants will be required to deliver selected works to the Craft Ontario Gallery at 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
  • The exhibition will take place from Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, June 3, 2017.
  • The opening reception and Award recipient announcement will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • All unsold work must be picked up or shipped at the Exhibitor’s expense by Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:00 pm.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1) Ensure that you have an active Craft Professional membership. Your membership must be active by the submission deadline or your application will not be considered. For membership enquiries, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2) Fill out the Application Form at the link below, which will include contact information, the number of submitted work and details, a maximum of three digital images per submission, a biography/artist statement and curriculum vitae (CV). 

3) Upload your digital images and CV to a file sharing program (Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.). Create a link to share the files with Craft Ontario and include it in the Application Form.

4) Digital images should be between 1 to 5 MB in size, with a minimum resolution of 72 dpi. Name images with your first and last name, followed by a number. Example: Jane_Smith_01, Jane_Smith_02, etc.

5) Ensure that a PC computer can process all document and image files. It is your responsibility to ensure that submitted files are not corrupt, illegible or improperly formatted. Please save your CV document as a WORD (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document, and all image files as JPGs.

6) If you have any difficulties with the Craft Ontario ’17 Application Form please contact Janna Hiemstra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-925-4222 x 225.

 

CRAFT ONTARIO '17 ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

 


 

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CANADIAN CRAFT BIENNIAL EMERGING EXHIBITION:
NOTHING IS NEWER THAN TRADITION
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017, 11:59 EST
EXHIBITION DATES: AUGUST 19 – OCTOBER 29, 2017
LOCATION: ART GALLERY OF BURLINGTON ~ 1333 LAKESHORE ROAD, BURLINGTON

The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is pleased to announce the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, August 19 to October 29, 2017. As part of Biennial pro-gramming, Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present the work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition will explore how craft materials, tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers.

As a celebratory year, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of both Canada and Ontario, and
Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present work that opens up an experience of craft history, where the making of objects critically intersects with both our past and present cultural, social and political ways of being in the world. Craft traditions of making are deeply rooted in identities and cultures that extend beyond current national boundaries and con-ventions, and remain critical in presenting work that enriches and reflects our lives today.

Craft Ontario welcomes emerging craftspeople throughout Ontario to submit their work to Nothing is Newer than Tradition. Please see the exhibition information below for more details, and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

For more information on the Canadian Craft Biennial, please see: canadiancraftbiennial.ca

 

Nothing is Newer than Tradition Application Form

 
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
  • The Nothing is Newer than Tradition call for entry is open to emerging craftspeople only - specifically those in the early years of their professional careers who may still be undertaking undergraduate or graduate studies and have a small exhibition record. Applicants must have less than 5 years of professional practice to qualify as an emerging maker.
  • Applicants must hold an active Craft Ontario membership. For membership rates and benefits, please see: www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/join
  • Works in all craft-related media will be accepted for review by the jury.
  • Each applicant may submit a maximum of three works.
  • A set of multiples (such as a sculptural group) will be considered as a single work.
  • All submitted work must have been made within the last two years.
  • Submissions must include a completed application form, artist statement/biography, Curriculum Vitae (CV), as well as digital images of the work to be reviewed. Please see below for more details.  
  • Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.
  • Acceptance into the Nothing is Newer than Tradition exhibition grants Craft Ontario a non-exclusive, non-transferable world-wide license to use the submitted digital images and accompanying information, in conjunction with the applicant’s name, to promote her or his work, and Craft Ontario as a whole.
  • Submission to the Nothing is Newer than Tradition call for entry indicates that the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions of the exhibition as outlined on the Craft Ontario website and call for entry.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION
  • Jurors will assess work according to the exhibition theme, Nothing is Newer than Tradition. Jurors will be looking for innovative work that successfully combines technical skill with concept and function.
  • Works included in the exhibition must be for sale, and will be sold under the Craft Ontario Gallery consignment agreement of 50% for the exhibitor and 50% for the Gallery.
  • The Exhibitor will be responsible for insuring all work during shipping and delivery. Craft Ontario will insure all work for theft and damage while on the Gallery premises.
  • Works accepted for exhibition will be delivered/shipped to Craft Ontario at the ex-hibitor’s expense between Wednesday, August 9 and Monday, August 14, 2017.
  • At the conclusion of the exhibition, the Exhibitor will be responsible for picking up or shipping all unsold work from Craft Ontario between Wednesday, August 23 and Monday, August 28, 2017.

TIME LINE
  • DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted online no later than Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:59 EST.
  • NOTIFICATION: All applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision via email by Friday, July 14, 2017.
  • DELIVERY: Accepted works must arrive at Craft Ontario by Monday, August 14, 2017.
  • EXHIBITION DATES: The exhibition will take place at the Art Gallery of Burlington between August 19 and October 29, 2017.

FEES

All selected applicants for the exhibition will receive a $100 exhibitor honorarium.


APPLICATION PROCESS

1) Ensure that you have an active Craft Ontario membership. Your membership must be active by the submission deadline or your application will not be considered. For membership inquiries, please contact Ellen Hlozan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-925-4222 x 222.

2) Fill out the online application form (click the link below), which will include contact information, the number of submitted work and details, a maximum of three digital images per submission, a biog-raphy/artist statement and curriculum vitae (CV).

3) Upload your digital images and CV to a file sharing program (Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.). Create a link to share the files through the application form. Please use the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if required to share with an email address.

4) Digital images should be between 1 to 5 MB in size, with a minimum resolution of 72 dpi. Name images with your first and last name, followed by a number. Example: Jane_Smith_01, Jane_Smith_02, etc.

5) Ensure that a PC computer can process all document and image files. It is your responsibility to ensure that submitted files are not corrupt, illegible or improperly formatted. Please save your CV document as a WORD (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document, and all image files as JPGs.

6) If you have any difficulties with the Nothing is Newer than Tradition application process please contact Janna Hiemstra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-925-4222 x 225.

Nothing is Newer than Tradition Application Form

 

 

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.