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CRAFTED 2020 Goes Online

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CRAFTED 2020 Goes Online
Friday, November 6, noon – Sunday, November 8, 5 pm

Featuring 50+ craftspeople from Manitoba and the Northwest Territories

On November 6, 2020, the CRAFTED Show + Sale, held annually at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, goes virtual for the first time in its 6-year history. When COVID-19 made a large, in-person sale impossible, organizers quickly pivoted online, and the artists have embraced the idea.

As always, this year's sale offers a juried selection of some of the best craft artists working in Manitoba. A new twist this year is the inclusion of 8 artists and a collective from the Northwest Territories. 

CRAFTED 2020 Online continues the tradition of showcasing excellence and originality across a wide variety of craft forms. The only difference this year is the format. Visitors to CRAFTED will find work in jewellery, textiles, hide + fur, ceramics, wood, metal, glass, stone, antler, and more.  Shop fifty amazing artists and check out just once using a safe and easy to navigate online portal.

Many CRAFTED favourites are back, complemented by a selection of new artists.  Fifty artists = fifty unique and inspiring stories.  Get a sneak peak below.

Naila Janzen is the Winnipeg artist behind Rox Textile Art. With a clean, modern asthetic, she uses colour, line and texture to create functional art for the home. After an initial failed attempt, Naila gave quilting a second try during her recovery from breast cancer. A reminder that it is never too late or bad timing to find your passion, she found her creative voice in her late 30's during one of the most difficult seasons of her life. Her first love is quilting, a craft she incorporates into bags, cushions, and more.

Candace Lipischak of Otterburne, MB is the creator behind Fat Daug-Hand Carved Antler Jewelry“I can honestly say that what I’m doing every day is my true calling,” she says. Fat Daug features jewelry made of moose, deer, and caribou antler. “The name stands for father-daughter because my father is the person who taught me the art of antler carving years ago. Now we pair up as a team on projects, which is such a gift and something that our customers enjoy discovering. Our work represents our love and passion for this craft as well as our family’s Métis heritage,” explains Candace. 

From his studio in Winnipeg's West End, Bernard Ferguson of Windhorse Pottery makes what he describes as utilitarian pieces, including ceramic bowls and plates, cups and mugs, and teapots. He also makes planters and is currently collaborating with a local shaving products company to produce shaving bowls, mugs and scuttles (containers for shaving lather). Bernard began his artistic career painting and was later drawn to clay because of its three dimensionality and its connection to nature. 

Full Roster of CRAFTED Artists Here
CRAFTED 2020 Online opens on Friday, November 6 at noon and runs until Sunday, November 8 at 5 pm. Visit @craftedsale2020 for the latest updates.

CRAFTED 2020 Online is brought to life by Manitoba Craft CouncilWinnipeg Art GalleryNorthwest Territories Arts, and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association in collaboration with Royal Bison Art Fair.

MCC Director, Tammy Sutherland
204.615.3951 (office)   204.487.6117 (cell)