A Passion for Clay @ Blue Rock Gallery

Bluerock Gallery loves ceramics, and has a long history of representing some of Alberta’s most talented ceramic artists!  This open-themed exhibit will showcase the wide variety of interests and complexity of ceramic techniques, employed by our artists, as well as those of a few emerging artists.  With almost 20 participants, there will be much to enjoy!  We invite you to join us in person at our gallery or visit our website, to view and shop a diverse range of high quality Alberta ceramics!  Opening Reception Saturday, September 26 from 4-7pm.  Free & open to the public.

Participating Artists:

Gallery Artists: Mindy Andrews, David Barnes, Katie Borrowman, Louise Brud, Dawn Detarando, Katy Drijber, Debra Durrer, Tanya Everard, Brian McArthur, Lisa McGrath, Neil Liske, Juliana Rempel, Evonne Smulders, Darlene Swan, Annette ten Cate

Guest Artists (Emerging): Lael Chmelyk, Mel Doiron, Emily Stone, Ella Valge-Saar

Find out more HERE.

Citizens of Craft/Canadian Craft Federation/CraftYear2020 https://citizensofcraft.ca/event/a-passion-for-clay-an-exhibition-of-exceptional-alberta-ceramics-1

Gallery Profile: https://citizensofcraft.ca/profile/bluerock-gallery

CKUA https://ckua.com/event/a-passion-for-clay-an-exhibition-of-exceptional-alberta-ceramics/2020-09-26/


residency opportunity: FLEX @ Medalta DEADLINE SEPT 15th!

2 – 8 months, between September 3rd, 2020 to July 30th, 2021
$515/month (CDN)
Application Deadline: May 15th, 2020 and September 15th, 2020

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • Glaze materials in test quantities
  • Use of shop glazes
  • Teaching and employment opportunities

Artist responsible for:

  • Materials, clay, personal tools
  • firings costs at reduced rate
  • Accommodations:

Our on-site housing, the BMO Artist Lodge, is available for artists to rent. Rooms cost $600-725 (CDN)/month. For more information on accommodations, click here.

Employment Opportunities Available for Long-Term Resident Artists:

  • Part-Time Event Staff
  • Production Assistant
  • Museum Front-Desk Reception
  • Instructor – Adult Pottery Courses
  • Instructor – Children’s Pottery Courses

For more information contact residencies@medalta.org


FLEX @ Medalta

De 2 à 8 mois, entre le 3 septembre 2020 et le 30 juillet 2021

515 $ CAD par mois

Dates limites de candidature: le 15 mai 2020 et le 15 septembre 2020


Les frais incluent

  • Accès au studio en tout temps
  • Accès complet au site Historic Clay District (Quartier historique de l’argile)
  • Glaçures en quantité suffisante pour effectuer des essaies
  • Utilisation des glaçures du studio
  • Opportunités d’emplois telles que l’enseignement

Responsabilités de l’artiste :

  • Matériel, argile, outils personnels
  • Les coûts de cuisson à un taux réduit
  • Hébergement :

Notre hébergement sur place, le BMO artiste Lodge, est disponible pour les artistes. Les chambres coûtent entre 600 et 725 $ CAN par mois. Pour plus d’informations sur l’hébergement, voir: http://medalta.org/creativity/artistlodge/

Opportunités d’emplois pour les artistes en résidence de longue durée

  • Employé aux évènements à temps partiel
  • Assistant à la production
  • Préposé(e) à la réception du musée
  • Instructeur – Cours de poterie pour adulte
  • Instructeur – Cours de poterie pour enfant

Pour toute information, vous pouvez contacter residencies@medalta.org

call for entry: The Distill Cup 2020

Fuel your energy, your creative talent, and your imagination.

Is a cup a drinking vessel?
A measurement?
A chalice?
Protective clothing?
A trophy?

As in the past, there will be an award for ‘Best in Show’ and ‘People’s Choice’


Application due September 17, 2020.
Requirements – email to info@distillgallery.com

THIS IS A JURIED EXHIBITION. You will be notified if your piece is accepted by September 30, 2020.

Artist/craftsperson/designer must be Canadian – living in Canada or abroad
3-5 images of your ‘CUP’ – images may be used for promotional purposes
Include title, material, process description, dimensions
This is a selling exhibition – all works must be for sale. Include your retail price.
Entry fee $25 etransfer to info@distillgallery.com – for selected works only. You will be notified if your piece is selected in September 2020. At that time, you must etransfer fee to confirm participation.
Artist/craftsperson/designer responsible for freight costs to get ‘cup’ to
DISTILL, 96 Downie Street, Stratford, ON, N5A 1W9, Canada
Exhibition will run November 11 – November 28, 2020 – in store and online.

Guest juror will be announced in November 2020.
Looking forward to seeing what you create;)