call for artists: FLEX @ Medalta

2 – 8 months, between September 5th, 2018 to July 31st, 2019
$515/month (CDN)
Application Deadline: April 1st, 2018 and September 1st, 2018

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:

Medalta helps to facilitate accommodations within the Medicine Hat community. We have a core group of interested community members who rent space to our artists on a regular basis. Cost varies: approx. $550/month (CDN)

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

Upon acceptance as a Long-Term Artist in Residence, individuals will receive detailed job descriptions and further information regarding the application process of these positions.

For more information contact

On now @ Medalta

Celebrating What Ceramics Brings to the Table

Medalta’s Annual International Exhibition: Dish, Open to the Public

Medicine Hat, AB – November 2, 2017 – This year marks the fifth annual international exhibition at Medalta. Ceramic artists from around the world were invited to submit work around the theme of “dish”. For the first iteration of our international exhibition, we celebrated the cup, then spoons, tools, and drinking vessels. This year, it’s the dish.

Commenting on the theme, exhibition juror Julia Galloway remarks, “Ahh… a dish, it is not a cup, or a pitcher or a vase, a dish, large or small, is an object to serve from or contain in a way that is often celebratory! Now of course, we can serve out of a pitcher, or container in a vase, but we would not say–pass me that dishful of gladiolas! No, a dish is a dish.” Julia Galloway is renowned in the ceramics community and brought to the table her experience as an educator, ceramic artist, and community builder.

Dish showcases over 130 works from 70 artists representing Canada, the United States, Scotland, Singapore, and South Korea. “The work was wonderfully diverse, a great display of making and surface techniques as well as ideas and concepts,” says Galloway, “there was a great deal of humor and technical mastery in the entries”.

Along with selecting the works for this exhibition, Galloway will select and announce the Grand Prize winner of a one-month Medalta residency and accommodation. The artist receiving this award will be announced at the exhibition’s opening on Thursday, November 9th from 6 – 8 pm. Medalta is delighted to host Julia Galloway for an artist talk on her practice before the opening on Thursday, November 9th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. There is no charge to attend both events and everyone is welcome.

Dish runs from October 19th until January 24th, 2018. All works in the exhibition are for sale and can be purchased online at or in person during regular business hours (TuesdaySaturday from 10 am – 4 pm). Work purchased as a Christmas gift can be made available before the show closes. Dish features a variety of work to match your unique style and aesthetic with price points for all.

Running alongside Dish is an exhibition of sculptural works recently acquisitioned into Medalta’s contemporary collection. All works were created in the last three years and represent only a small selection of the artists who have lived and worked in Medicine Hat through the Medalta International Residency Program.

Further details:

For updates see:

call for entry: Medalta’s Annual Juried Exhibition

‘dish’: Celebrating what ceramics brings to the table

We are also very excited to announce the talented Julia Galloway as our juror for this year’s exhibition ( We couldn’t think of anyone else we’d rather have on board for this year’s theme, as Julia brings a lot to the ceramics table as an educator, ceramic artist and community builder.  Julia will be selecting the pieces for the exhibition and our Grand Prize winner, of a 1 month Medalta residency + accommodation.

Apply online at from April1st to June 10th 2017.  Please click for DISH SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.Successful Applicants will be notified in July 2017.

Exhibition runs from October 2017 to January 2018.

Artist Talks: Trudy Golley and Paul Leathers @ Medalta

Thursday March 9th, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us for Artist Talks in the Shed at Medalta in the Historic Clay
District. Trudy Golley and Paul Leathers, current artists-in-residence
will be speaking on their recent works and research. This is Golley’s
third residency at Medalta, and her mother actually worked at Medalta in
the 1940s.

The Shed is Medalta’s annual placemaking exhibition. Learn more here:

About the Artists:
Trudy Golley
Born in Revelstoke, Golley studied at ACAD and received her BFA from
the University of Calgary with a major in Ceramics and a minor in Art
History. She went on to receive her MFA from the University of Tasmania
in Hobart, Australia. The recipient of numerous awards, scholarships
and grants, Trudy’s work has been exhibited and collected
internationally. She has taught at various institutions and in 2002, was
inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The Ceramics
instructor in the School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College, she has
lived and worked in Red Deer, AB since 2000.

Paul Leathers

Born in Winnipeg, Leathers graduated from Sheridan College’s School of
Crafts & Design, and received his BFA from NSCAD with a major in
Jewellery and a minor in Art History. He went on to receive his MFA in
Sculpture from the University of Calgary. The recipient of numerous
awards, scholarships and grants, Paul’s work has been exhibited and
collected internationally. He has taught at various institutions, served
on Boards of Directors, and in 2006, was inducted into the Royal
Canadian Academy of Arts. He is currently a full-time artist who has
lived and worked in Red Deer, AB since 2000.

Trudy Ellen Golley BFA MFA RCA
Paul Wm. Leathers BFA MFA RCA
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