“Dimensions” is the Saskatchewan Craft Council鈥檚 biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition which encourages and rewards excellence in hand crafted work. Every two years the Saskatchewan Craft Council invites all Saskatchewan craftspeople to submit up to two hand crafted items for “Dimensions.” Two qualified jurors are tasked with selecting the final pieces, as well as deciding which pieces merit any of the many available Fine Craft awards. Our jurors selected an exhibition of 36 works by 35 craftspeople. 110 artists submitted 183 entries for consideration.

The “Dimensions” Jurors for 2017 were Belinda Harrow, multimedia artist from Regina and the Permanent Collection Consultant for the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and Jenna Stanton, ceramic artist and curator from Medicine Hat鈥檚 Medalta.

All the pieces for sale in “Dimensions” are available in our Online Gallery Shop.

Photography by Grant Kernan.

Exhibition Tour

Dimensions 2017 was displayed at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery聽from May 20 to July 29, 2017 and then took off on tour:

Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON 鈥⒙燬eptember 30 鈥 November 19, 2017
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK 鈥 March 19 – May 7, 2018
Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK 鈥⒙燡une 30 鈥 September 2, 2018
Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre, Lloydminster, SK 鈥⒙燨ctober 6 鈥 November 17, 2018


Dimensions Jurors’ Critique

After the jurying process, Belinda Harrow and Jenna Stanton gave a critique about the pieces submitted for the exhibition. Thanks to Ian Preston for video taping the Critique and creating these videos:

Dimensions Fine Craft Awards

Prizes, presented at an Awards Gala following the jurying process, celebrate excellence in craft media as well as outstanding works of creativity and innovation in craft! Awards are presented to celebrate excellence in each craft medium as well as outstanding works of creativity and innovation. The winners of these awards are chosen from the artists in the Dimensions exhibition.聽The Awards Ceremony took聽place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7 pm at The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre (609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon) and was followed by a Gala Reception at the s10总决赛下注 Gallery (813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon).

Dimensions 2017 Award for the Outstanding Entry ($3000) sponsored by Frank Hart and Diana Milenkovic, Cindy Hoppe, and Saskatchewan Craft Council

鈥 Michael Hosaluk; 鈥淚ntimacy鈥

Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation in Craft ($1500) sponsored by Saskatchewan Arts Board

鈥⒙燡oAnne Sauder; 鈥淧hases of Victoria Bridge鈥

Gale Steck Memorial Award for Excellence in Craft by an Emerging Artist ($1500) sponsored by Gale Steck Memorial Fund

鈥⒙燡im Mason; 鈥淲hen Pigs Fly鈥

Corinne McKay Merit Award for s10总决赛下注 Members ($500) sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council

鈥⒙燩aul Lapointe; 鈥淩aven Tree鈥

s10总决赛下注 Merit Award ($500) sponsored by Donna Potter

鈥⒙燡udy Haraldson; 鈥淗eart of Gold鈥

Leslie Potter Award for Excellence in Sculpture ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council

鈥⒙燬arah Lightfoot Wagner; 鈥淔ouled Up鈥

Award for Excellence in Contemporary Design ($300) sponsored by Fresco Interiors Design Group

鈥⒙燢ylee Ealey Blackburn; 鈥淐ree Lake Basket鈥

Award for Excellence in Glass ($300) sponsored by Saskatoon Glassworkers鈥 Guild

鈥⒙燢imberley Dickinson; 鈥淪easons鈥

Award for Excellence in Wood ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Woodworkers’ Guild

鈥⒙燭rent Watts; 鈥淕lobe鈥

Award for Excellence in Textiles ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners

鈥⒙燞eike Fink; 鈥淧layful鈥

Award for Excellence in Metal ($300) sponsored by Saskatchewan Chapter of the Western Canadian Blacksmiths’ Guild

鈥⒙燡ames Gerlinsky; 鈥淧onto鈥

Award for Excellence in Clay ($300 supplies from T&T TREE Pottery Supply) sponsored by: T&T TREE Pottery Supply

鈥 Mel Bolen; 鈥淟azarus 鈥 B鈥

Award for Excellence in Functional and Production Ware ($300) sponsored by Cecilia Cote & Handmade House聽

鈥⒙燝rant Irons and Robert Spark; 鈥淧eek鈥

Award for Excellence in Fine Craft ($300) sponsored by Artisans’ Craft Market Co-operative

鈥⒙燤arcy Bast; 鈥淏eaded Sealskin Clutch Bag鈥


The Saskatchewan Craft Council is grateful to our sponsors for “Dimensions” 2017: Creative Saskatchewan, City of Saskatoon, Fresco Interiors Design Group, and Saskatoon Market Mall.