Opportunity: Studios at the Hive!


Hive studios available NOW!

STUDIOS AT THE HIVE HAVE ADVANTAGES. We have conveniences like a gallery for exhibitions, two large washing sinks, kitchen, opportunities to teach in our classroom, a shared laptop computer, and a camera to use for documenting your work, just to name a few!

The Hive Artists’ Hub continues to provide safe affordable studio space to artists, designers, musicians, and other creatives. Get out of your basement and off your dining room table to join us. Our studios are great for single artists or for sharing with a friend. Our space provides excellent opportunity in a creative environment with fellow artists who provide support and encouragement.

We currently have these studio spaces available:

Studio A:
Measures 87.5 square feet, has four walls with a door and window leading into the main corridor and a window into an adjoining studio (Studio B), ceramic tile floor.
Rent for this space is  $126 per month plus $25 contingency fee per person.

Studio D:
Measures 113.5 square feet, has three walls and one partial wall, built in shelving, wood laminate floor.
Rent for this space is $164 per month plus $25 contingency fee per person.

Studio H:
Measures 98.4 square feet,  has three walls, modern wallpaper, window, white laminate floor
Rent for this space is $142 per month plus $25 contingency fee per person

Call 403-504-5371 or contact info@hivehub.ca


Opportunity: ACC Potworks (Today is the Day!)

Potworks, Today is the Day

Deadline: July 25, 2013

Pottery is an integral part of human existence around the world. As long as 2,000 years ago pots were being made in Alberta. The province’s current clay scene features a rich array of classic, innovative and experimental work by studio potters, as well as prominent clay projects and educational programs.

This exhibition is looking for Alberta ceramic artists who create tableware or ceramic pieces related to cooking, dining and celebration. Work selected for this exhibition may include:

  • place settings
  • serving dishes
  • children’s sets
  • baking and cooking pieces (bean pot, tajine, casserole, etc.)
  • centerpieces
  • vases
  • candelabra
  • tea and other drinking sets

Potworks will run in the Alberta Craft Council’s Feature Gallery from October 5 – December 24, 2013.

Submission Contents:

  • Current CV
  • Artist Biography & Statement
  • 3 – 10 Images with Image List
  • High quality images of the work to be presented in the exhibition
  • High quality portrait of the artist (in the studio or against a neutral background)
  • The image list must include: title, year created, dimensions, materials and techniques

Submissions can be sent online, email or mail.
Online: www.albertacraft.ab.ca/calls-for-entry
Email: acc@albertacraft.ab.ca
Mail: Alberta Craft Council 10186-106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4

Montage: We are our stories.

 Here is a story for you about a couple who pioneered Northern Alberta. As newly weds they moved from the mother land and cleared some thick forest isolated in the Canadian wild. They were a feisty pair and one day had a small fued that turned into a life of silence and note writing, love letters of everyday. Have a read. I love this story.

There is nothing like a good letter.

Exhibition: In the Red

I was reading an publication the ACC puts out that comments on the happenings affliated with the Council. It talked about the falicies associated with Arts in Alberta. It talked about how the Arts are vital to a city to a community. It was the sort of article that made you want to be part of it all, to get involved. On my adventure across Canada I found myself eyeing up deserted little pieces of land that perhaps I could buy and make mine. I found myself asking about rent here and there. Wondering where I’d end up, reside, commit. The point is that craft needs support, in needs you.

We need to talk anout craft to shape it in managable little morseals that the everyday person can digest daily. Look at the craft around you. There is some where you least expect it.

Galleries of Canada: Medicine Hat, Alberta (Part 1)

To speak of Medicine Hat is to speak about ceramics. It is the mini mecca our Canadian pottery manufacturing past and now a melting pot of contemporary ceramics. It is the site of Medalta: Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic Site. Complete with museum (under renovation, with the first prototype for a constantly firing circle kiln under excavation!), small commercial studio making pieces for the, gift shop and a newly built bright and spacious studio for residencies. I have shamelessly been to Medalta four times, dragging some good sport each time. Medalta has adult and children’s classes and tours. They are all about the education and the place is brimming with history. There is an online gallery you can browse here with countless stories and images,  and three real ones on site! The A. T. (Tony) Schlachter Collection, and two contemporary art galleries. Have I mentioned that I love Medalta yet? And it is just the beginning of Medicine Hat! Here are some pictures to convince you:









Basically the field of ceramics in Canada is lucky to have a expaning and well managed place like Medlata. Out on the West here, there are few public institutions that are doing what Medalta is beginging to, it just gets better with every year and every visit!