Call for craft en­tries

Eptek Cen­tre seeks fine crafts for ex­hibit on P.E.I.’s nat­u­ral his­tory

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It’s time to get the cre­ative be­cause the Eptek Art and Cul­ture Cen­tre has teamed up with the P.E.I. Crafts Coun­cil and they seek ap­pli­cants for a sum­mer ex­hibit called Cel­e­bra­tion of Craft 2019.

Sim­i­lar to pre­vi­ous fine craft ex­hibits or­ga­nized by the same part­ner­ship, this par­tic­u­lar theme will be on P.E.I.’s nat­u­ral his­tory. The ex­hi­bi­tion aims to show­case a wide va­ri­ety of craft pro­duced on P.E.I. and, in par­tic­u­lar, demon­strate to the pub­lic that there’s a wealth of ta­lent that can found lo­cally.

Cel­e­bra­tion of Craft 2019, en­ti­tled P.E.I. Na­ture In­spires Craft will be a juried ex­hi­bi­tion.

All ar­ti­sans are asked to select an ar­ti­fact as in­spi­ra­tion for their piece. Im­ages of hand­crafted ar­ti­facts made from Is­land-based ma­te­ri­als, as well as items from P.E.I.’s nat­u­ral his­tory will be pro­vided for in­spi­ra­tion.

The new work is not ex­pected to be a replica of the orig­i­nal piece, nor does it have to be in the same medium or ma­te­ri­als. In other words, a new hooked mat might be in­spired by some­thing hand­crafted us­ing P.E.I. pine 100 years ear­lier or a met­al­worker may be in­spired by the bones of a P.E.I. an­i­mal.

In ad­di­tion to crafts­man­ship, other cri­te­ria are in­no­va­tive de­sign, skill­ful ex­e­cu­tion of the con­cept and unique­ness. All pieces should be new work, func­tional, in­spired by the se­lected ar­ti­fact and ready for dis­play.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is open to Is­land crafts­peo­ple, both am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional.

The dead­line for en­tries is Fri­day, Jan. 11. Prizes will be awarded for the top three en­tries. Ju­rors will be look­ing for spe­cial crafted pieces rather than work that might be reg­u­larly of­fered in shops.

All work must be fin­ished and pre­sented at Eptek Cen­tre in Sum­mer­side by mid-May next year. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be on dis­play from June un­til Oc­to­ber.

All in­ter­ested ar­ti­sans should con­tact Eptek Cen­tre to sub­mit an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est by email at [email protected] and pro­vide ar­ti­san’s name, postal and email ad­dresses, phone num­ber and medium.

The PEI Crafts Coun­cil has pro­moted the mak­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of hand­crafts on P.E.I. for over 50 years. For more de­tails on the sub­mis­sion process or the ex­hi­bi­tion, please call 902-888-8373. Its free to en­ter.

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