A.I.R Vallauris Small Art Objects – 4th edition «Fire for effect»

Located in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, France, the non-profit association A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence) welcomes international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research and create and exhibit new work in an artistic laboratory created specifically for them. The Association was created in October 2001 and has since hosted over 250 artists of more than 30 nationalities. In addition, artistic events are organized, including «Small Art Objects», from July 1 to September 24, 2017.
Small Art Objects is a fund raising undertaking sponsored by A.I.R. Vallauris and consists of a competition, involving the creation of small art objects, their exhibition and sale. A call for entries is communicated to solicit artist participation from all over the world. Small art objects can be made from any material, but are restricted in size to 15 cm x 15 cm x 15 x cm. Creations must also be consistent with the theme determined for the undertaking. Timing for this exercise is co-incident with the Fete Picasso, a popular celebration that takes place annually in Vallauris in honour of its most famous artist in residence. From 1946 and for 10 years, Picasso discovered ceramics with a passion in Vallauris.
The theme for the fourth edition of Small Art Objects is «Fire for effect», and takes place in Vallauris from July 1 to September 24, 2017. During the Picasso festival, on July 15, ten artists were awarded prizes by an international jury of Art specialists. More than one hundred creations by artists from twenty countries were first exhibited in the Atelier A.I.R. Vallauris located at 21 avenue de Cannes. For the Act II of this event, the pieces are currently exhibited at the «Café de France» Gallery, 1 avenue de Cannes in Vallauris.
Online exhibition and auction
The website www.SmallArtObjects.org has been created specifically for this event. All Small Art Objects are for sale by means of an
auction until September 24 at 10 pm Paris time (GMT + 1). All purchased works can be shipped internationally after the event.
Published through A.I.R. Vallauris Press, this catalogue presents the 121 Small Art Objects submitted for the event with photographs
and material descriptions. Biographies of the artists from 20 countries are also included. The book is 108 pages and written in both
English and French. It can be purchased in the Gallery Aqui Siam Ben and also ordered online from the Small Art Objects website.

Can Craft? Craft Can! – opening exhibition

Opening reception:  Friday, September 15th 6-9pm Art Gallery of Burlington
Aligning with Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Biennial will serve as a spotlight to celebrate and educate the public and craft professionals alike about the importance that Craft plays in our everyday lives. The biennial will provide historical contextualization of Canadian craft practise and offer critical insight into its future.
Comprising of four exhibitions and a two day conference, the Canadian Craft Biennial, in its inaugural year celebrates with Canada’s 150th anniversary, serving as a spotlight to celebrate and educate the public and craft professionals alike about the importance that Craft plays in our everyday lives. The biennial will provide historical contextualization of Canadian craft practise and offer critical insight into its future.

Can Craft? Craft Can! includes the work of:

  • Pierre Aupilardjuk, Carole Baillargeon, Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Beth Biggs, Robert Brown, Teresa Burrows, Karen Cantine, Bridget Catchpole, Kai Chan, Janice Wright Cheney, Brigitte Clavette, Jess Riva Cooper, Brad Copping, Marie-Andrée Côté, Gabrielle Desmarais, Brothers Dressler, Robin DuPont, Susan Edgerley, Michael Flaherty, Reid Flock, Pascale Girardin, Matt Gould, Igah Hainnu, Barb Hunt, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Jean Kagyut, Kawtysie Kakee, Benjamin Kikkert, Catherine Kiliktee, Elsie Klengenberg, Sandra Ledingham, Lou Lynn, Janet Macpherson, Michael Massie, Bettina Matzkuhn, Paul McClure, Caroline Ouellette, Greg Payce, Luce Pelletier, Gord Peteran, Claudio Pino, Anne Drew Potter, Elizabeth Quiningnaaq, Shona Rae, Pamela Ritchie, Ruth Scheuing, Amir Sheikhvand, Wendy Shirran, Eva Siakuluk, Greg Sims, Anita Singh, Cheryl Wilson Smith, EartHand Gleaners Society, Despo Sophocleous, Susan Surette, Winnie Tatya, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Yvonne Thomas, Barbara Tipton, Anna Torma, Annie Tung, Jessica Vellenga, Angelika Werth, Zane Wilcox

Virtual Clay™ Online Classes

Virtual Clay and NCECA announce our most exciting and compelling online lecture season to date. Featured presenters for the 2017-2018 season include Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Kathy Butterly and Neil Brownsword.

Virtual Clay is a series real-time online classes that gather a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians to speak with you about important topics in ceramics. These online conversations are meant to challenge preconceptions and explore new territory, inspiring you to think about the world in fresh and different ways.

To celebrate #GlobalDayofClay on November 8, 92Y is offering Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ lecture free! Space is limited, so patrons purchasing a two-lecture subscription for $50 will be given priority access. After October 15, if space is available, Hutchins’ lecture will be available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.

Enjoy the new season of OnDemand lectures from the comfort of your home, studio or classroom, at the incredibly affordable price of $15 each. Browse the OnDemand archives for past Virtual Clay lectures here.

Tickets must be purchased by noon of the day of the event.

Please Note: All times are Eastern Standard. An email with login instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the event.