Dimensions 2021 selections announced, local artist included

Battlefords area fibre artist Heather Hochbaum is among the artists whose work has been chosen for this year’s Dimensions exhibition, the origins of which were part of the former Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival once held annually in Battleford. Be sure to check out the link below where you can view Hochbaum's chosen work and read her comments, along with the other selected artists. See also the related articles, which include some of the stories we've featured on Heather Hochbaum in recent years.

Following is a release by the Saskatchewan Craft Council:

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Dimensions is a biennial, juried, touring exhibition of contemporary craft organized by the Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) for over 40 years. Dimensions encourages Saskatchewan artists to push themselves creatively and technically. Selected works are unique, incorporating individual expression that transcend technique; works have content as well as achieving technical and creative excellence.

This year, 130 works were submitted by 83 artists including 21 emerging artists, providing an impressive assortment of fine craft. Our Jurors, David Freeman and Jane Kidd, were tasked with the challenge of selecting just 35 pieces for the exhibition and deciding which pieces might merit an award.

Dimensions jurying was an online experience in 2021. While the SCC has always prioritized in-person jurying for this project, the health and safety of the jurors, SCC staff, and the nearly 100 artists who enter Dimensions are of utmost concern.

Dimensions 2021 selected artists:

Marcy Bast “Cold Winter's Night”

Mel Bolen “Panning For Gold”

Allison Brandt Malinski “Winter Blues”

Susan Clark “Folk Jacket”

Ron Cooley “Shake Your Tail Feathers”

Cecilia Cote “Bound Together”

Jane A. Evans “Sunny Pathway”

Terri Franks “Bluebird”

Michel Fulop “Live Edge Stool”

Michel Fulop “Tea box”

Kamron Garbe “Moose Skullpture”

Gary Greer “Black Magic”

Jude Haraldson “Converging”

Heather Hochbaum “I Am Coming Home”

Robert Holowaty “Entrance table”

Cindy Hoppe “Drifts and Frost”

Grant Irons “Ulubell”

Sarah Lightfoot Wagner “Out of the Deep”

Dale Lowe “Ribbons of Copper”

Morley Maier “Dogwood and Cranberry Basket”

Chloe Meadows “Cranberry Flats”

Cecile Miller “Alive Inside”

Claude A. Morin “In the Moment”

Akiko Muromura “Altered Bowl 1”

John Peet “In the Company of Friends”

Deborah Potter “40+ Years in the Making; Women in Clay”

Evan Quick “The Family Tree”

JoAnne Sauder “Why Does Anyone Want This?”

Regan Schneider “Kindling”

Jeff Stewart “Storage Jar”

Donna Stockdale “Boreal Diversity”

Lorraine Sutter “Cascades”

Ba-Hung Tran “Vase”

Reuben Unger “Survival”

Deb Vereschagin “La Mia Cucina (My Kitchen)”

View the selected works here.

Exhibition Dates: May 26 – August 28, 2021, Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon

After the exhibition is displayed in Saskatoon, the show will take off on a multi-city Canadian tour.

Jurying Dimensions online is a new experience for our artists and jurors. The Saskatchewan Craft Council is grateful for the continued support of this important project from Creative Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon. We thank the participants for adapting to the unique obstacles change can bring. Regardless of the challenges, this 40-year tradition carries on as the only open, juried, touring exhibition of contemporary craft in the province. Help us celebrate the many facets of Saskatchewan fine craft.

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