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
Alluvium: designer/makers
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Earthlings @ Esker Foundation

Earthlings is an exhibition of visionary ceramic sculpture and works
on paper, produced both individually and collaboratively, by seven
contemporary artists. Otherworldly, surreal, magically figurative, and
underpinned by complex narratives, the works in this exhibition are the
products of a range of deeply personal practices that are informed by
idiosyncratic realities and myths, real and imagined spaces, sensuality,
and spirituality.

Ashoona (Cape Dorset), Boyle (Toronto), and the ceramic artists of
Matchbox studio in Rankin Inlet share a handcrafted, intuitive approach
to transformative imagery that is as sympathetic as it is culturally
distinct. The exhibition will feature recent and landmark works by each
artist as well as collaborative explorations, including sculptures
produced in September 2016 by Pierre Aupilardjuk, Shary Boyle, and John
Kurok while in residence at the extraordinary Medalta in Medicine Hat.

Cheers @ Medalta OPENS tomorrow!

Cheers @ Medalta
September 1st– November 30th, 2016.
Medalta’s Yuill Family Gallery
Opening Reception- Thursday September 1st 6-8pm
Online shop opens Friday September 2nd at 12pm MST.
We are excited to share our Medalta International Exhibition, “Cheers @ Medalta,”
with you! This year, as we launched the call for submissions on St.
Patrick’s Day at NCECA’s (National Council on Education for the Ceramic
Arts) 50th anniversary celebration, we felt there was no better theme
than celebratory drinking vessels!
has been great to see so many varied submissions from around the world
in ode to celebratory drinking vessels. In the end we had over 430 works
submitted which our juror, Robin DuPont, had the difficult task of
narrowing down into 140 pieces for the exhibition. Along with jurying
the exhibition, Robin will be selecting the grand prize winner of a month long residency at Medalta with accommodation!
If you can’t make it to the reception join Medalta on Instagram, where we will be posting live from the opening and announcing the grand prize and purchase prize winners.
International Exhibition is one of our biggest and most anticipated
exhibitions of the year, and this year will be no exception.  The
celebratory drinking vessels we have received from all over the world
are a must see, and the best part is… if you see something you like,
it’s yours to purchase!

Online shop opens September 2nd at 12pm MST.