Friday, April 20, 2012

Some serious work has been done by the board to get the 2013 symposium under way.

The symposium name and theme is "off centre."  We are thankful for the ongoing support by ACAD for their facility as the location for the symposium.

In addition, we have a gallery for the 2013 show!  Take a sneak peak at the popular Webster Gallery,
812 - 11 Avenue SW website:  in Calgary.  Or better yet, drop by!  The CCAA has secured the second floor. Webster's has plinths for the show! It's a beautiful gallery space and it has a great and accessible location on 'gallery row' with a goodly amount of parking in the area.  

Coming out shortly, and to be included in the blog and the pretty-close-to-finished website, are calls for proposals for the symposium and a call for volunteers.

For proposals, we are looking for: presenters, workshop and panel applicants. Watch for it! Don't hesitate to apply or contact us if you have an idea for a great presenter. We'll consider Albertan, Canadian and even international participants.

Yes, volunteers.  We are starting early and will be developing a master plan to allow people to work in areas that are of specific durations and for a wide variety of interests and availability.  Interested in making this a major, important symposium for the whole clay community, its businesses, educators and supporters  in Alberta? Would you like to host a guest and offer a ride or two to the venues?  Or be part of a jury for the show at the Webster Gallery?  Help with food services?  Provide assistance at ACAD?  Help us, help YOU make this an important and fun event for the clay community.

Don't forget to contact me about your events, ideas and information you want on the blog.

And thanks to Ashley Morrow!  The beautiful glaze background for CCAA communications is from one of her pieces.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekly Posts coming

Thank you for your patience!  So much is happening in Alberta's clay art scene that it's sometimes impossible to keep up.

So, my promise to get this up and going!

If you went to NCECA, what a show!  Do tell me your experiences!  What was great, what was so-so. What great art or experience did you have?  Compare what is happening here in Calgary, your town or Alberta.  Seattle was amazing.

The biggy coming up for us in Calgary, is the Clay Symposium in 2013.  We want to make it a 'really big show'.  And, you can help us achieve this.  Many thanks to ACAD for hosting this!  We're also going to have a juried show and we have had discussions with a great gallery to do this.  So, a couple of things are 'done,' but, a huge amount of fun work is going to need to be done.

Talk via the blog, or call me directly via email or by phone.

More stuff to come.

Cheers, Monika

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CCAA Conference and AGM, Saturday, February 25, 2012

Everyone welcome!

The Calgary Clay Arts Association AGM is taking place on Saturday, February 25, 2012

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cliff Bungalow Arts Centre, 
2105 Cliff Street SW, Calgary, AB
(lower floor meeting room)
Pot luck lunch
We have a full day planned, with presentations by guest speakers:

Barbara Greendale
City of Calgary, Public Art Specialist
‘Packing and readying your art for shipping’

Aaron Nelson
Artistic Director, Medalta
MAIR and studio practice

Stephen Schroeder
Arts Factory
Developing space for clay artists?

2013 symposium plans to date and discussion

and MORE!  Exciting things are happening in Calgary!  Let’s talk.

Please contact us about your ideas and issues, what you want your association to look at and work on!  

Our thanks to Arts and Culture, City of Calgary!

Watch the blog for more details.

RSVP February 20.

2013 SYMPOSIUM, May 9-12

The Calgary Clay Arts Association is planning for a symposium during our tenure as the host of the Alberta Potters Association.

We are looking for your input, ideas and help to create a memorable and dynamic symposium that will benefit the Calgary and Alberta clay communities.  If you have ideas and are interested in volunteering, contact Monika Smith,  Or, attend the AGM in February for more information.

DATE:  May 10 – 12, 2013

Agenda to include:  full day workshop on Friday with a leading ceramist.  half-day workshops on Saturday with more top artists participating; and a keynote speaker on Saturday.  Panel discussion on Sunday, plus AGM.  In addition, there will be a juried show.

Our thanks to ACAD and Katrina Chaytor, Program Head, Ceramics!