The recipients of the coveted Dimensions Awards were presented by the Saskatchewan Craft Council online on Tuesday June 29.
Juror David Freeman and Exhibitions Coordinator Maia Stark hosted the virtual presentation of such prestigious awards as the Gale Steck Memorial Award for Excellence in Craft from an Emerging Artist; the Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation in Craft; and the top prize, the Dimensions 2021 Award for the Outstanding Entry.
Dimensions is the SCC’s touring, juried, exhibition of contemporary craft open to all Saskatchewan craftspeople. 83 artists submitted 130 pieces to the Dimensions Jurors, David Freeman and Jane Kidd. Dimensions is a dynamic, colourful exhibition of 35 excellent fine craft pieces in a wide variety of media, which can be viewed in SCC Gallery until Aug. 28 in Saskatoon.
The awards are:
Dimensions 2021 Award for the Outstanding Entry, sponsored by Diana Milenkovic & Frank Hart ($3,000)
John Peet, In the Company of Friends
Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation in Craft, sponsored by SK Arts ($1,500)
Donna Stockdale, Boreal Diversity
Gale Steck Memorial Award for Excellence in Craft by an Emerging Artist, sponsored by Gale Steck Memorial Committee ($1,500)
Terri Franks, Bluebird
Corinne McKay Merit Award for Saskatchewan Craft Council Members, sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council ($500)
Deborah Potter, 40+ Years in the Making: Women and Clay
SCC Merit Award, sponsored by Cindy Hoppe ($500)
Sarah Lightfoot Wagner, Out of the Deep
Leslie Potter Award for Excellence in Sculpture, sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council ($500)
Reuben Unger, Survival
Award for Excellence in Metal, sponsored by Saskatchewan Blacksmith Association ($500)
Gary Greer, Black Magic
Award for Excellence in Clay, sponsored by Handmade House & T&T Tree Pottery Supply ($250; and $500 gift certificate to T&T Tree Pottery)
Evan Quick, The Family Tree
Award for Excellence in Functional and Production Ware, sponsored by Cecilia J. Cote ($500)
Deb Vereschagin, La Mia Cucina (My Kitchen)
Award for Excellence in Textiles, sponsored by Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners ($500)
JoAnne Sauder, why does anyone want this?
Award for Excellence in Wood, sponsored by Saskatchewan Woodworkers' Guild ($500)
Robert Holowaty, Entrance/Sofa Table
Award for Excellence in Quilting, sponsored by Saskatoon Quilters Guild ($500)
Heather Hochbaum, I Am Coming Home
Award for Excellence in Printmaking or Photography, sponsored by Marigold Cribb ($500)
Jane A. Evans, Sunny Pathway
Award for Excellence in Fine Craft, sponsored by Artisans' Craft Market Cooperative ($500)
Jeff Stewart, Storage Jar
View the award-winning pieces and get a copy of the Dimensions 2021 full-colour catalogue at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, which will be publicly available in mid-July.
Exhibition Dates: May 26 - August 28, 2021
To book a personal tour, please contact (306) 653-3616 ext. 0 or firstname.lastname@example.org.