Comfort and Joy: Home is where the craft is

You are invited to enter works that will help our visitors feel at home, warmly surrounded by the magic of the season and beautiful gifts and objects made by hand. Think of the comfort and joy you might feel when you are home for the holidays, visiting family and friends on snowy evenings. Dishes for sumptuous treats, Christmas socks to fill, unique ornaments for the tree, cosy scarves and sparkling jewellery to brighten dark days, furniture to warm the home, and many other objects and cherished gifts made by hand have been or can become a part of fondest holiday memories.
Comfort & Joy is a juried, multi media exhibition featuring a variety of works for the home and inspired by the season. The exhibits’ theme allows room for work that reflects general seasonal and thematic threads – works that reflect the season rather than “Christmas” are more unique and saleable – please avoid commercialized Christmas symbols or images. You can enter up to three pieces in any medium – think whimsical or serious, contemporary or traditional.
All entrants are encouraged to be but do not have to be current members of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. Non- members must pay a $20 entry fee. Exhibition works will be juried. All entries may not be accepted. Works entered are not required to be juried    by    the    Craft    Council    Standards Committee.
Works will be accepted on the basis of excellence in technique, use of materials and design. The jury will choose pieces that will build a cohesive exhibition of works expressing an exploration of ideas or of method.
Works should have been created in the past two years. While the committee makes every effort to include a broad range of visual art, the Craft Council Gallery’s priority is craft and craft- based art.
Artists may submit up to three (3) works, one of which may be a set. All entries must be ready to install and should come with specific installation, hanging and/or other necessary instructions in writing. The attached entry form should be filled out and enclosed with your entries. If you are sending more than one entry, each item should be clearly numbered and marked with your name.
Please provide your bio and artist statement relating to your work via e-mail prior to the deadline for entries, or include a CD with this info and a printed copy with your entries.
SALES All work must be for sale. Artists set the retail price of their work (this is the price it will sell for). Exhibitors receive 60% of the retail price.
Notify the Gallery of your intent to enter the exhibit by October 31st. E-mail your name, address and a brief description of the type of work you intend to enter (if available).
DEADLINE for ENTRIES –    Most entries will be juried by actual works and the final deadline for all work to be received is November 17th, 2015.
If your work is large, fragile or needs to be shipped it can be juried by digital images. If you wish to make a digital entry, email the Gallery for further details. You will need to email high quality jpgs no larger than 1MB, a short bio and a completed entry form by October 31st , 2015.
Each artist is responsible for the cost of packaging and shipping submitted works both to and from the Craft Council Gallery, and insurance while in transit. Works must be properly packed in a reusable container. Whenever possible, if works are not sold, artists are to pick them up immediately following the end of the exhibition. Artwork purchased by customers at the Gallery will be packed and shipped by Craft Council staff.
Contact Sharon LeRiche, Craft Council Gallery Director, at (709) 753-274 9or e-mail your inquiry to [email protected].
Find the entry form here.