To-kĕn Digital Gallery is
the launching of a nascent idea, an extension of the Graduate Certificate
Program of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, N.B.
Coming out of many discussions with the participants in the program, around
careers, studio practice, community responsibility, and much more, a desire to
converse with others in Canada came about.
This is the first annual To-kĕn
Series: Digital Gallery Review of
emerging and established artists visual-work. In this inaugural launch there
are two curated surveys in the form of two “Open calls”.
Call #1
Social Conscience
 “In this survey I would like to see what
with a social conscience other
emerging ceramic artists are creating.” (Martin Jarman)
Social Conscience; open to emerging clay artists
throughout Canada.
Call #2
The Human Condition
 “I am looking for work by artists who are
using either figurative, or non-figurative ceramics as a form of
self-exploration.”(Jennifer -Lynn McInnis-Wharton)
The Human Condition; open to emerging and established
clay artists throughout Canada
These two-curated Calls to
Show will produce two shows that will be shown and promoted digitally across
Canada. Significant work will be recognized and the opportunity for artist
statements and links to websites will be provided. At the heart of this is the
desire for the participants of the Graduate Certificate Program to reach out
and learn what else is going on in Canada on certain topics of their interest.
It is also an opportunity for the practice and development of both skills in
curating and in writing on work being made today. Your participation is
to show mid March
for submissions April 8th
paper written by late April
release/promoted by end April/early May
Selections will be conducted from
images of work, do not send original work.
Each work must be identified (use
title on slide only if accompanying with a image list)
Type of
clay and firing method 
Size H x
W x D 

A brief
artist statement of no more than 150 words describing your work and

must send professional quality JPG images for the purpose of further
Submit Microsoft Windows compatible
files only.
Submit jpg files only.
Submit files at a resolution no larger
than 150 dpi.
Submit files of a maximum of 1024 x 768
pixels (height must not exceed 768 pixels).
Submit files of 5MB maximum.
Links to
websites and FB Pages are encourage as we intend to substantially promote your
of release of photos (see below)
Photography and Permissions
Accepted artists
agree to allow the To-kĕn Digital
Gallery to use the accepted entry images for educational and publicity purposes. Images
of accepted entries will be retained for the To-kĕn Digital Gallery archives and may be reproduced and posted on
its website and in printed materials.

It is understood
that works in the exhibition may be used for telecast, and reproduced for press
and publicity purposes including but not limited to reproduction in newspapers,
periodicals, magazines, in television programs and on the internet in
connection with the exhibition and the To-kĕn Digital
Gallery. All efforts will
be made to provide information on the maker (photographer where necessary) and
the artist’s preferred social media/website.

Graduate Certificate
Program is a course of study, which offers participants a framework to refine
their studio practice skills, develops
the entrepreneurial knowledge to integrate their work into
our society and culture and to ground this with deep self-awareness. See
more at