Written by: Sydney Luther, Communications Assistant
Saskatchewan Fine Craft chosen for Canadian Embassies and Consulates
Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) is pleased to announce the following seven pieces by Saskatchewan craft artists are now part of the art collection of Global Affairs Canada:
- Robert Assie (Stone), Saskatchewan River Valley Map
- Mel Bolen (Clay), Prairie Landscape
- Paula Cooley (Clay), Succulence
- Anna Hergert (Fibre), Prairie Night Sky II – Aurora Dancing
- Anita Rocamora (Clay), Rock Garden
- Jack Sures (Clay), Bandicoots Lidded Vase 1
- Trent Watts (Wood), Stitches
Global Affairs Canada, a department of the Government of Canada, manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations. Kerry Goodfellow, Manager and Curator of the AWBZ-Visual Art Collection for Global Affairs Canada, maintains the collection of artwork that ultimately adorns Canadian Embassies, Consulate Generals, and Official Residences abroad. In February, she was in the province seeking work by Saskatchewan artists and contacted the Saskatchewan Craft Council. She requested art pieces that were distinctive, sizeable, and non-functional, featuring various media. Goodfellow also worked with a number of Saskatchewan commercial galleries in order to receive works from a wide range of Saskatchewan craft and visual artists. We were excited by the opportunity to present our artists’ work to a national jury. Seven works through the SCC were selected to represent Canada in an international setting. Other SCC members whose work was selected through other Saskatchewan galleries include Zane Wilcox and Jack Sures.
SCC would like to congratulate all the artists who participated in this process and who assisted us in meeting our deadlines. We especially want to thank SCC Exhibitions Coordinators Maia Stark and Stephanie Canning, whose dedication and excitement for this project resulted in its success.