Matter of Clay III – Fundraising campaign

Want to contribute to a good cause promoting the dissemination of Canadian Ceramic Art?
Please visit the link here to see how you can get involved with helping The Matter of Clay III Catalogue come to life.For more details and background please read the following written by Jonathon:The Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery has been working hard to promote Canadian ceramic art at a national and international level. In 2001 we had our first major exhibition titled Matter of Clay. It was the largest national ceramic exhibition to take place in over 30 years. It was a great success for the artists who were represented. Matter of Clay II followed in 2006 and this year Matter of Clay III will open August 4th, 2011In 2010 we won the prestigious NICHE award for marketing. This in itself was remarkable as we have never had the funds to launch a major advertising campaign. Instead we have relied on our website www.jonathons.ca and that most potent advertising vehicle; word of mouth. Promoting Canadian ceramic art is my passion. It also provides me with my living and provides many ceramic artists with a significant portion of their living. Many artists have said that we have sold more of their significant exhibition pieces than any one in their career. Some of those careers span almost sixty years! An important tool needed for collectors interested in Canadian art is documentation. It was for this reason that I sponsored a series of ClaySpots interviews and had them uploaded to YouTube. This year for Matter of Clay III we want to produce a catalogue so that the artists will have documentation of their participation in Matter of Clay III. The catalogue will be a permanent record of the artists who participated and the works they exhibited. It will also provide much needed documentation of artists’ marks; the identifiers that indicate who made the work and often when it was made. The result will be a minimum one hundred page catalogue. My goal is to produce a noteworthy document, profusely illustrated that will serve as a legacy and testament to the talented Canadian artists participating in Matter of Clay III. In 2000 I began the gallery with a $7,500 overdraft. The gallery has flourished by staying true to my concept the Axis of Art that is: The respectful understanding of the relationship that is the triad of Creator-Connector-Collector. I realize that that to continue to advocate for clay artists I need some help. That is the reason I am using this forum to reach out in hopes of raising the funds necessary to produce this catalogue. If I was a publicly funded gallery it would not be an issue. The truth is I am not. I need help with this. I have arranged some perks for those who help make this happen. Canada is a large country. I believe that it is important that Canada wide events such as Matter of Clay III happen. It is events such as this that serve as a linchpin to keeping us united. If you want to help and it is not possible to do so monetarily then act as an ambassador for Canadian art and forward this to anyone you feel may be interested in getting the word out. Thank you and please if you are in the neighbourhood; Stop by and visit the gallery. We are located in London Ontario at 258 Dundas Street! Thank you Jonathon

OFFRE D’EMPLOI Animateur – animatrice en galerie Centre MATERIA

…Sous la responsabilité de la direction et de la chargée de projets, la personne accueille le public et les groupes dans le cadre des activités de la programmation en plus d’apporter un appui aux tâches administratives :
TÂCHES
Réalisation de visites commentées et d’activités éducatives, notamment pour les groupes scolaires;
Accueil des visiteurs et information au sujet du mandat et des diverses activités du centre;
Appui au développement des publics (scolaire, personnes âgées ou appartenant à divers groupes sociaux, etc.) ;
Appui au développement de stratégies visant l’accroissement et la fidélisation des visiteurs, de la clientèle (pour la salle d’exposition et la boutique) et des membres;
Promotion de l’adhésion et suivis (membres) ;
Appui à l’encadrement du comité des membres (à venir);
Appui à la gestion des affaires courantes du centre (téléphones, courriels, rédaction de lettres et autres documents, liste d’envoi, envois postaux, etc.);
Appui à la gestion des activités d’exposition et de la boutique (recherche et suivis avec les artistes, avec des professionnels et autres ressources humaines; logistique, etc.) ;
Appui au montage et au démontage de la boutique (emballage/déballage, étiquetage, étalage, etc.)
Recherche, vérification et saisie de données; classement;
Toutes autres activités liées à l’aide à la coordination jugées pertinentes par la direction.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUISES POUR LE POSTE
Scolarité : Formation en métiers d’art, muséologie, histoire de l’art, communications ou autre formation pertinente;
Langue : Très bonne communication orale et écrite en français ; anglais intermédiaire ;
Informatique : Connaissance de Microsoft Office ; Internet ; Access (préférablement) ou autre logiciel de base de données;

Qualités recherchées : Intérêt pour le domaine culturel et connaissance du milieu, souci de la qualité, initiative, sens de l’organisation, travail en équipe, capacité d’apprentissage rapide, entregent, fonctionne bien en situation de stress, responsable, autonome.

*** VOTRE CANDIDATURE DOIT NOUS PARVENIR AU PLUS TARD LE VENDREDI 29 AVRIL 2011. ***

Conditions salariales : 10,00 $ / heure

1 poste (28hrs / semaine) ou 2 postes (18hrs la semaine, 3 jours et 1 soir, ou 10 hrs la fin de semaine)
(Horaire complet : mercredi au dimanche de 12h à 17h; le jeudi, de 12h à 20h)

Possibilité de 28 hrs /semaine pendant les expositions; heures variables pendant les démontages et montages.
Il est à noter qu’aucune exposition n’est prévue en juillet, ce qui signifie un arrêt de travail d’une durée d’un mois.
Entrée en fonction : Mi-mai 2011. Une formation est prévue au début du mois de mai.

Faites parvenir votre curriculum vitæ et une lettre d’intérêt à :
Centre MATERIA
Candidature pour le poste Animateur animatrice en galerie
367, boul. Charest Est, 7e étage, Québec (Québec) G1K 3H3
Par courriel : cchabot@centremateria.com
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A site 2 see friday – puls contemporary ceramics

From their website:
“puls contemporary ceramics

is the only gallery in brussels exclusively dedicated to ceramics. the gallery stages around eight exhibitions annually, showing the best of international contemporary ceramics, with a special focus on denmark. the gallery is divided into two spaces, whereby the main space will typically show works of established artists. The second space is where young, promising talents are given a platform, people who will put their stamp on the next generation of ceramics. in both spaces, puls contemporary ceramics is committed to pressing its finger firmly against the thumping pulse of the 21st century”

Here are just a few of the many amazing artists that show at puls. Grab a cup of tea, well maybe an entire pot this morning, there’s lots of amazing images to look through on puls’s website, enjoy!

cathy coëz
Jussi Ojala

Enno Jäkel

Yoshimi Futamura

Mieke Everaet