“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. Our jurors selected an exhibition of 36 works by 35 craftspeople. 110 artists submitted 183 entries for consideration.
The “Dimensions” Jurors for 2017 were 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.
All the pieces for sale in “Dimensions” are available in our Online Gallery Shop.
Photography by Grant Kernan.
Dimensions 2017 was displayed at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery from May 20 to July 29, 2017 and then took off on tour:
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON • September 30 – November 19, 2017
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK • March 19 – May 7, 2018
Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK • June 30 – September 2, 2018
Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre, Lloydminster, SK • October 6 – November 17, 2018
Dimensions Jurors’ Critique
After the jurying process, Belinda Harrow and Jenna Stanton gave a critique about the pieces submitted for the exhibition. Thanks to Ian Preston for video taping the Critique and creating these videos:
Dimensions Fine Craft Awards
Prizes, presented at an Awards Gala 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. The winners of these awards are chosen from the artists in the Dimensions exhibition. The Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7 pm at The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre (609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon) and was followed by a Gala Reception at the SCC Gallery (813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon).
Dimensions 2017 Award for the Outstanding Entry ($3000) sponsored by Frank Hart and Diana Milenkovic, Cindy Hoppe, and Saskatchewan Craft Council
• Michael Hosaluk; “Intimacy”
Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation in Craft ($1500) sponsored by Saskatchewan Arts Board
• JoAnne Sauder; “Phases of Victoria Bridge”
Gale Steck Memorial Award for Excellence in Craft by an Emerging Artist ($1500) sponsored by Gale Steck Memorial Fund
• Jim Mason; “When Pigs Fly”
Corinne McKay Merit Award for SCC Members ($500) sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council
• Paul Lapointe; “Raven Tree”
SCC Merit Award ($500) sponsored by Donna Potter
• Judy Haraldson; “Heart of Gold”
Leslie Potter Award for Excellence in Sculpture ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council
• Sarah Lightfoot Wagner; “Fouled Up”
Award for Excellence in Contemporary Design ($300) sponsored by Fresco Interiors Design Group
• Kylee Ealey Blackburn; “Cree Lake Basket”
Award for Excellence in Glass ($300) sponsored by Saskatoon Glassworkers’ Guild
• Kimberley Dickinson; “Seasons”
Award for Excellence in Wood ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Woodworkers’ Guild
• Trent Watts; “Globe”
Award for Excellence in Textiles ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners
• Heike Fink; “Playful”
Award for Excellence in Metal ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Chapter of the Western Canadian Blacksmiths’ Guild
• James Gerlinsky; “Ponto”
Award for Excellence in Clay ($300 supplies from T&T TREE Pottery Supply) sponsored by: T&T TREE Pottery Supply
• Mel Bolen; “Lazarus – B”
Award for Excellence in Functional and Production Ware ($300) sponsored by Cecilia Cote & Handmade House
• Grant Irons and Robert Spark; “Peek”
Award for Excellence in Fine Craft ($300) sponsored by Artisans’ Craft Market Co-operative
• Marcy Bast; “Beaded Sealskin Clutch Bag”
The Saskatchewan Craft Council is grateful to our sponsors for “Dimensions” 2017: Creative Saskatchewan, City of Saskatoon, Fresco Interiors Design Group, and Saskatoon Market Mall.