Burlington Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild

Objectives

  • To bring people together who have a common interest in carving and sculpting in a variety of media
  • To provide opportunities to share ideas and enthusiasm for the art form
  • To provide facilities for further development of carving and sculpting skills
  • To promote appreciation for carving and sculpting in the community

Facilities

  • Spacious, well-lit studio
  • Kiln room with electric kiln
  • Locker space
  • Basic wood carving and soap stone working tools
  • Bandsaws
  • Belt sander
  • Dust collector
  • Drill press
  • Sharpening Station
  • Sculpting stands

Activities

  • Members’ Juried Exhibition
  • Showcase
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Christmas Sale
  • Area Woodcarving Competitons
  • Carving Demonstrations for area Educational and Charitable Organizations

Meetings

Woodcarvers meet weekly at the following times:

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to noon
  • Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00pm
  • Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sculptors meet every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Executive Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month

Guild Membership

  • All guild members must be a Member in good standing of the Art Gallery of Burlington
  • Single membership – $50.00 per year
  • Seniors (65+) – $40.00 per year
  • Optional Locker Fee – $20.00 per year for 1/4 of Cupboard

Contact Us

Current Guild President: Ken Maitland, 905-634-1243

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Can Craft? Craft Can!
Inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial Maker residency

Dates: September 5 to 15, 2017

The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB), in collaboration with Craft Ontario (CC), is hosting a residency for up to six makers who work in craft disciplines as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial and Canada 150 celebration. The residency will take place at the AGB in Burlington, Ontario. The AGB is home of seven guilds—Potters, Woodcarvers and Sculptors, Photography, Fine Arts, Fibre Arts, Rug Hooking Craft, and Handweavers and Spinners. Each guild has their own fully equipped studio including ceramics with three different types of kilns (Raku, gas and electric), and a weaving studio with looms of many sizes. The residency aims to engage with the themes of the Biennale which include identity, materiality and the topical issues concerning Canada today.

The residency will provide a unique opportunity for the selected makers to exchange processes and ideas of their own medium and try new ones. A large open studio will provide each participant with a working table and materials, outdoor space will also be available, as well as access to the AGB studios and the possibility to work and exchange with guild members. We are looking for a range of makers both in terms of experience, and materials and processes used. A writers’ residency will take place at the same time doubling the opportunities to exchange with curators, scholars and critics.

Residents will:

Reside in shared accommodation with other members of the residency.
Attend workshops in various mediums
Engage with craft practitioners and theoreticians in a variety of settings
Actively participate in discussion with co-residents (makers and writers) in both structured and informal environments.
Attend the 2-day conference, part of the Can Craft? Craft Can! Biennale.
At the conclusion, residents will have the opportunity to discuss their experience as part of a round-table discussion that will be presented during the 2-day conference.

The residency will pay for travel to Burlington, Ontario, housing for the 10-days of the residency and will provide a per-diem allowance.

To apply, submit the following by September 30, 2016 to Denis Longchamps, Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Burlington, by email at denis@agb.life

A CV (3 pages max.) outlining your education, and working and exhibition experience as you see it relating to this residency.
A 300 word letter of intent outlining your hopes for the outcome of your attendance and how the residency fits into your broader career aspirations.
Written documents should be in Word or PDF and PC compatible format.
Up to 5 images of your most recent works (JPG, 1024 x 768 dpi) and a list of images.
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