“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.
“Dimensions” has been an undertaking of the SCC for over 30 years, and as we celebrated the SCC’s 40th Anniversary in 2015, we reflect on the history and importance of such an event. In 2017, 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.
Multiple events will took place throughout the week of jurying, including an Open House where the public could view of all the works submitted, a Jurors’ Talk, and the Dimensions public Jurors’ Critique.
The exhibition will be displayed at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon from May 20 to July 29, 2017 and will then take off on an 18 month tour.
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON • September 30 – November 19, 2017
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK • April – May, 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
Other venues to be announced.
Dates may be subject to changes.
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 Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7 pm at The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre (609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon) and will be followed by a Gala Reception at the SCC Gallery (813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon). This event is free to attend. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP via Picatic by June 19.
The Saskatchewan Craft Council is grateful to our sponsors for “Dimensions” 2017: Creative Saskatchewan, City of Saskatoon, and Saskatoon Market Mall.
All the pieces for sale in “Dimensions” are available in our Online Gallery Shop.
Photography by Grant Kernan.