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Celebrate "Craft Year 2007" in Port Perry

Festival Dates: May 19 - June 16
Opening reception and awards presentation:Thursday, May 24:7 - 9 pm.



As part of a nation-wide celebration of Canadian fine craft, Scugog Council for the Arts and Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery are seeking applicants for a juried exhibition to be held in Port Perry this spring.

‘Craft Year 2007’ is a year long festival of events exploring Canada’s craft culture in all its diversity and creativity. Numerous galleries and arts organizations will present fine craft exhibitions across the country throughout 2007.

The Scugog event, ‘With Craft in Mind’ will be held at the Meta4 Gallery, 200 Queen Street, Port Perry from May 19 to June 16, with an opening reception and awards presentation on Thursday, May 24 from 7 to 9 pm. Several prizes will be offered, including a $250 Doug & Kent Farndale Award, a $250 Framer’s Gallery Award, a $150 Scugog Council for the Arts Award and a $150 Meta4 Gallery Award.

For this show, jurors will be looking for outstanding examples of professional fine craft, created by Canadian residents within the last two years. The jurors will be Melanie Egan, Head of Craft at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; Barb Bolin, Principal of Haliburton School of Fine Art (Fleming College) and Birgitta McLeod, co-owner of Meta4 Gallery.

The entry deadline is Monday, May 14 and an entry fee of $15 allows applicants to submit up to three works for consideration. Applicants must be members of the Scugog Council for the Arts and they may join the SCA at time of application.

For further information or application forms contact Karen Richardson at 905-985-7418 or email [email protected].