Newsletter - December 2014

Hello MAGC Community,
This newsletter is packed with fun info, so stay with me. 

To get the formalities out of the way: We had the Annual General Meeting in October and although it was an intimate affair, it was established that MAGC is in good financial standing, we will be welcoming a few new board members to the committee (formal introductions will be published in MAGazine). 

Speaking of which, keep your eyes out mid December for your copies of Exhibition in Print. It's going to be great!

For the new year we want to focus more on the exciting things happening at your bench and in your studio. We want to get the community as connected as possible, and that starts with exposure. So we'll be launching an easy way for you to share with us, so we can share with the rest of the community.

- Stay tuned - Don't be shy -

Next year will be Craft Year 2015 so this is a call to galleries who will be putting together exhibitions to celebrate this year long festivity: Please send us information about any call for entries that you'd like artists to apply to and update us on exhibition openings so we can keep everyone updated. 

The holidays are coming which means there are holiday parties to attend and exhibitions to see! 
Vancouver: The Earring Show is a partnership exhibition between the Craft Council of BC and the Vancouver Metal Arts Association - ending Dec 12th. Make sure to check it out. 
Toronto: Jewel Envy is having a holiday party on Fri Dec 5th - Craft Ontario's Holiday Popup Shop is open and running until Dec 24th - The Devil's Workshop Silversmithing Studio is having a soiree on Dec 12th and offering stone setting demos every half hour - Shao Design is hosting an Open Studio Holiday Party on Dec 12th at 6pm. 
Montreal: Noel Guyomarc'h's Exposition Annuelle des Artistes de la Gallerie will be opening Dec 7th - a lovely new collective Collectif Montreal is having a holiday popup shop on the weekend of Dec 12-14 - Roland Dubuc Joaillier would like to invite you to their new studio at 620 Cathcart street #408. 
Quebec City: Lou Lynn's exhibtion 'Out of the Ordinary' has opened at Galerie MATERIA and will be running until Jan 18th. 
Ottawa: L.A Pai Gallery will be hosting their 27th Annual Canadian Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition which is open now. 

We would like to send a big congratulations to Gabrielle Desmarais, Paul McClure, Peter Hoogeboom and Shu-Lin Wu as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has added their beautiful work to their collection. 
Good luck to the Niche Awards finalists: Claudio Pino, Emily Gill, Sonia Bandulet, Mary Lynn Podiluk, Stephanie Elderfield, and all the students from New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. 

Recently featured in the Globe and Mail: Toronto's own Eric Peterson gives some insight into his new luxury handbags. Be sure to check out his interview.
Lawrence Woodford must be just wrapping up his exhibition in Sydney, Australia called Way Finding hosted by Courtesy of the Artist. 

For those that won't be able to part from their bench until after the holidays, we wish you all the best and good luck for those doing the One of a Kind Show and the countless other popup shops and exhibitions. We hope you make some great sales!

Submission Deadline:
Dec 20th, 2014
Alliages is a non-profit organization which aims to promote contemporary jewellery, and it has put out a call for entry to submit work to Impression - a permanent exhibition (which lasts the year of 2015). Check it out, it seems really interesting and they have great taste. 
Submission Deadline:
Feb 1st, 2015
Cast is a book being published by Schiffer Publishing, so if you do interesting things with this technique (both sculptural and functional), in any and all materials that can be cast - send in your images.
Submission Deadline:
Feb 15th, 2015
Crafthaus is putting together a travelling exhibition and they're looking for jewellers and metalsmiths to "form a two-person working partnership". They ask that each pairing consist of two evident and diverse approaches to their work, so find a fellow metal worker who you think is great and get collaborating!
Wishing everyone a happy holidays from the Metal Arts Guild!
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Newsletter - December 2014

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