Prairie Excellence is a juried exhibition representing the very best of contemporary fine craft from the Prairies. Featuring pieces in various media by 35 artists, the show is a unique and balanced blend of work from each of the Prairie Provinces. While some of the featured artists are well established, the exhibit also showcases craft artists who are relatively new to the scene.
The call for entry for Prairie Excellence was widely distributed throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta in late 2009. The response was both exciting and daunting—276 pieces were submitted by 163 artists – 35 pieces were eventually chosen for the exhibition. Manitoba artists in this exhibition include Grace Nickel, Kathryne Koop, Robert Wilson, Sue Sutherland, Teresa Burrows, Dave Wasylyshen, Jordan van Sewell, Crystal Nykoluk, Keith Oliver, Nancy Hall and Tibor Bodi.
The panel discussion took place on May 26th at Eckhardt-Grammatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg. The evening featured artists Grace Nickel, Sue Sutherland and Tibor Bodi speaking about their work and selection committee member Helen Delcretaz reflecting on the exhibition as a whole.
This video is part 2 of 5.
Filmed by Tibor Bodi, edited by Nick Poliwko.