Canada 150: Craft in Red and White

Helene Vosters, Flag of Tears: Stains for the Lament of a Nation


Exhibition Runs: November 25 – January 13, 2018

Exhibit Opening: Friday, December 1, 7 pm – 9 pm

Canada 150: Craft in Red and White showcases a variety of work that differs in artist, medium, function, culture and era, but maintains a commonality of colour. This exhibit is meant to at once reflect the colours of our nation’s flag, as well as highlight the traditional use of red and white in craft cross-culturally throughout history.

The exhibit features artifacts from the Manitoba Craft Museum and Library’s collection as well as work from contemporary artists, Craft in Red and White.  

Some pieces invite reflection and examination of our nation’s history. Others simply use the dramatic and pleasing combination of red and white.

Participating artists include:  
Janine Bergamot
Kathleen Black
Dianne Fitzmaurice
Andrea Gorda
Nancy Gouliquer
T. Gregoryanz
Amanda Harding
Paul Leathers
Ingrid Lincoln
Rosemarie Peloquin
Susan Styrchak
Helen Vosters
Lori Zebiere

GivingTuesday with MCC

GivingTuesday – the global day of giving

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  … now we celebrate GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017.

It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.



“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”



GivingTuesday and the Manitoba Craft Council

Introducing the C2 Centre for Craft: an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum and workshop space featuring the best of contemporary and traditional craft this province has to offer. Thanks to generous funders and donors like you, we have built C2 from the ground up and are crafting the future of Manitoba.
But we’re not done yet! Running C2 takes all hands on deck and we need your help now more than ever! Your generous donation will help to ensure the Manitoba Craft Council is able to keep offering quality programming and services to our neighbourhood and the province through C2.
If you love craft and the people who make it, give to the Manitoba Craft Council on Giving Tuesday.



Call for expressions of interest – C2 Workshop Instructors

Deadline to apply November 29th, 2017

The Manitoba Craft Council is seeking expressions of interest from professional craft artists who wish to offer hands on classes at the C2 Centre for Craft.

Craft is a slow process that is best understood through participation. The Manitoba Craft Council has always aimed to promote and advocate for fine craft and its makers in Manitoba, and we are excited to be offering high quality, craft-based workshops taught by accomplished craft artists.  We are looking for quality content, an emphasis on skill development, and a sense of appreciation for process in these workshops.

-Classes will take place over 4 consecutive Saturday afternoons
-Each class will be 1.5 hours long for a total of 6 hours class time
-Location: C2 Centre for Craft programming room (232 sq feet with full kitchen)
-Max 8 students

Instructor Fee:  $400

All candidates should:
-be passionate about sharing their knowledge and craft skills
-be effective communicators with teaching experience
-have knowledge, training and demonstrated technical ability in their craft medium

To Apply:
Please submit the following materials to
1.  Your name and area of expertise
2.  A curriculum vitae highlighting your professional exhibition and teaching background        (3 page max)
3.  A brief outline for 6 hours of instruction over 4 classes (1 page max).
4.  A student supply list with estimated budget
5.  Your session preferences (see below)
6.  3-5 images of your work that relate to the proposed class content, with image list

2018 Workshop Sessions
Winter 1: February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
Winter 2: March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
Spring 1: May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
Spring 2: June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
Fall 1: October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Fall 2: November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

Click HERE for more details and to see the program room!

Questions?  Please contact Crystal Nykoluk at or 204.615.3951

Your application will be reviewed by a selection committee and you will be notified of acceptance within two weeks of application deadline.

To teach is to inspire understanding and foster a sense of appreciation.  We hope to see your application soon.

MCC Hands On Craft Workshops and You!

(detail) Monica Mercedes Martinezfollowing the line/caught, Play, Precarity and Survival, 2015.



The Manitoba Craft Council is building their craft workshops program and they want it to fit YOU!

Please participate in the survey above to help us build you the perfect workshop.




C2 Centre for Craft is open

(above) Teresa Burrows, our lady of darkness



The Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library are pleased to announce the opening of the new


Wednesday to Saturday
12 – 4 pm
Closed Remembrance Day


Featuring best, a joint exhibition of work by Manitoba Craft Council members and pieces from the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library’s collection.

Located in an historic building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, the C2 Centre for Craft is a 3,000+ sq ft facility dedicated to presenting the best of contemporary and traditional craft in Manitoba. C2 Centre for Craft features an exhibition gallery, retail shop, library and more.


For more information, please contact:

Manitoba Craft Council
Tammy Sutherland  |

Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
Andrea Reicher |

Phone: (204) 615 – 3951

MCC Experience and Craft Raffle

Buy your tickets online!

A 3% service charge will be added for online payments.




Have questions about the raffle? Just ask!

(204) 615 – 3951




Crafted at the WAG

Friday, Nov 3, 11am-9pm

Saturday, Nov 4, 11am-5pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard



Together with Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), Nunavut Arts and Craft Council (NACA), and Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) , the Manitoba Craft Council is thrilled to present the third juried craft show + sale at the WAG. All four floors of the Gallery will be bustling with handmade work by more than 60 craft artists from Manitoba, Nunavut, and Nunatsiavut.


Stay tuned to find out about this year’s philanthropic component, ensuring that the handmade becomes the hand given.

Tickets $5/day • Kids under 12 free • Includes admission to WAG galleries • Tickets available at the door


For more information, visit

Local Businesses Crafting a Bright Future for C2

Four local, craft-based businesses have signed on to support the new C2 Centre for Craft with a generous sponsorships: Stoneware Gallery, Prairie Studio Glass, On the Edge Glass Studio and Sheena’s Gallery. THANK YOU!


Keep posted for upcoming C2 Workshop announcements!