Written by: Sydney Luther, Communications Assistant
Dimensions is the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition which encourages and rewards excellence in hand crafted work.
Every two years the Saskatchewan Craft Council invites all Saskatchewan craftspeople to submit up to two hand crafted items for Dimensions. Two qualified jurors are tasked with selecting the final pieces, as well as deciding which pieces merit any of the many available Fine Craft awards.
The Dimensions Jurors for 2017 are Belinda Harrow, multimedia artist from Regina and the Permanent Collection Consultant for the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and Jenna Stanton, ceramic artist and curator from Medicine Hat’s Medalta.
Multiple events will take place throughout the week of jurying, including a public viewing of all the works submitted, a Jurors’ Talk, and the Dimensions Public Critique Session. Prizes, presented at an Awards Ceremony following the jurying process, celebrate excellence in craft media as well as outstanding works of creativity and innovation in craft! Awards are presented to celebrate excellence in each craft medium as well as outstanding works of creativity and innovation.
Free Public Events
The three Public Events take place at the jurying location (see map at bottom of post for specific location): Market Mall, 2325 Preston Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1 to 7 pm
Please join us for a special preview of all the Dimensions 2017 submissions and Choose Your Own Dimensions Show. See how your choices compare with the jurors! The public results are tabulated after the exhibition is packed up and out on tour. The jurors will not be influenced by your choices!
Dimensions Jurors’ Talk
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7 to 8:30 pm
Two expert jurors will select the pieces and determine the award winners for Dimensions. Our Jurors are Belinda Harrow (Regina, Saskatchewan) and Jenna Stanton (Medicine Hat, Alberta). At the Jurors’ Talk, you get to meet them as they talk about their work.
Belinda Harrow has an MFA from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, and has taught at international colleges of art and design including Tshinghua University (Beijing, China) and the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad, India). Harrow works in a variety of media including painting, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing.
Jenna Stanton received her degree in Ceramics in 2003 from ACAD and MA in Ceramic Design in 2010 from Staffordshire University, UK. Along with working out of her studio at the Medalta International Artists in Residence in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Jenna is Medalta’s Curator of exhibitions and collections.
Dimensions Jurors’ Critique
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 am to 12 noon
Please join jurors Belinda Harrow and Jenna Stanton for an overview of the jury process and thoughts about the works for Dimensions 2017, followed by questions and comments from the audience. The critique session by the jurors is open to all participants and interested people. This serves to benefit the larger community, providing an understanding of the jurying process to everyone.