AGR's Online Holiday Art + Craft Sale
AGR's Online Holiday Art + Craft Sale November 14 - December 12, 2022
Looking for the perfect gift? Celebrate the holiday season while supporting your local art community by purchasing an original work from a local artist or artisan on our website.
The AGR's online Holiday Art and Craft Sale offers a diverse range of original creations from many of our talented members across the province. Whether it's a new sculpture for the art lover in your life or a beautiful silk scarf for winter festivities, the Art Gallery of Regina's Holiday Art and Craft Sale has something for every taste and budget. Art Gallery of Regina
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Art Talks New episode every Tuesday!
Art Talks is a spotlight series highlighting Saskatchewan visual artists. We explore the processes, workspaces and inspirations of some of Saskatchewan’s best emerging or mid-career visual artists in these short mini-docs.
New episode every Tuesday!
Mackenzy Vida, Valerie Wiebe, Kara Perpelitz, Joviel Buenavente, Sharron Schoenfeld, Mandie Hagel, Laureen Marchand,
Melody Armstrong, Marea Olafson, Sasha Miller & Shawn Fulton
Episode 8- May 31, 2022
Melody Armstrong is an internationally recognized contemporary jewellery artist.Creating with a variety of metals, enamels and stones, Armstrong’s Industrial-Organic aesthetic combines abstraction with a truth to materials that reflects both her attention to detail and quality of workmanship.
The Creative City Centre was incorporated in 2008 by our founder, Marian Donnelly. She had leased an empty space in Regina’s downtown and had a vision to convert it into a community-based arts centre. It took months to get the financing in place and the original design plans approved. In 2009, mechanical, electrical and plumbing was installed. In 2010, Marian and a small team of volunteers spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours removing old wallpaper, refinishing floors, installing sinks and toilets, tearing down walls and building new ones. By early 2011, tenants started to move in. On May 8, 2011, the Creative City Centre was officially opened with a media event and performance.
Since then, we have presented between 150-200 events every year, including music concerts, visual art exhibitions, spoken word and poetry slams, comedy nights, life drawing sessions, film screenings and just about any kind of workshop or community event you could imagine.
The funding support we received over the years was always appreciated, but never quite enough. We’ve managed to get by with part-time programming staff, but always relied on the volunteer time, passion and energy of our founder. Marian has been the bookkeeper, grant writer, HR manager, janitor, bartender, sound technician and tenant manager among many other roles.
In 2019, Marian submitted a grant application to the Canada Council for the Arts, proposing to develop a new training program for artists, teaching them how to use social media. The week before the pandemic lockdown started in March 2020, we found out that grant application had been approved. As we were closing our normal operations for the lockdown, we started putting in place what is now our SMMART program (Social Media Marketing for Artists).
We also got busy writing more funding applications and were able to secure support to convert our Hague Gallery from a performance and exhibition space to a production studio. As we continue to navigate through COVID-19 restrictions, we are focused on producing digital content. We hope you enjoy our podcasts, artist spotlights and video series, and that you’ll like, post and share on social media channels.
We are proud to support Saskatchewan talent in every medium!
The SK Arts Permanent Collection is now up in the lobby of Mosaic Tower at Hill Centre III at the corner of
12th Avenue and Hamilton in Regina.
The space is accessible to the public Monday to Friday 8 to 4pm.
SK Arts Permanent Collection
Shortly after SK Arts was created in 1948, we began collecting the art and crafts of Saskatchewan visual artists into a Permanent Collection. You will find everything from paintings, drawings, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs and sculpture in the collection. The wide variety of styles and media demonstrates the amazing talent of Saskatchewan artists. This collection currently includes more than 3000 works of 750 artists and continues to grow. Its goal is to represent the contemporary art practices of artists within the province for the purpose of public access.
We are one of the only collections in the province to collect jewelry. These display cases contain 19 pieces from eight artists spanning more than 50 years. The earliest pieces date from the 1970s, while our most recently acquired necklaces were created by 19-year-old Cherelle Williams in 2022.
2022 Members Show and Sale
May 6 - 22, 2022
Quantic Cluster Stud Earrings Sterling silver, bronze, 3mm cubic zirconia.
$222.00 (includes GST & PST)
Quantic Cluster Long Block Necklace
Sterling silver, bronze, 3mm cubic zirconia. 18" oxidized 1.5mm rolo chain.
$222.00 (includes GST & PST)
Quantic Cluster Long Block Earrings
Sterling silver, bronze, 3mm champagne cubic zirconia.
$249.75 (includes GST & PST)
Quantic Cluster Block Necklace
Sterling silver, bronze, 6mm cubic zirconia, 5mm champagne cubic zirconia. 20" oxidized 2.1mm rolo chain.
$271.95 (includes GST & PST)
Quantic Cluster Necklace Sterling silver, bronze, 6mm cubic zirconia. 24" curb chain.
$222.00 (includes GST & PST)
Quantic Cluster Bracelet
Sterling silver, bronze, 5mm champagne cubic zirconia. 8 inches.
$360.75 (includes GST & PST)
THE EARRING SHOW 2022
The Craft Council of BC presents year 9 of The Earring Show, an annual fundraiser, juried exhibition and sales opportunity for makers to showcase wearable art in a whole host of mediums.
Starting as a local, one-day fundraiser event, The Earring Show has grown each year, first accepting artists throughout North America and now accepting artists from around the world since 2021. The show has now adapted to the current world situation, transitioning to a virtual setting. In 2022, The Earring Show will be a hybrid event, displaying earring submissions both at the CCBC Gallery in Vancouver and online. An opening event will be hosted virtually on May 5, 2022, where winners will be announced.
Mark your calendars – The Earring Show tickets are on sale now!
get your tickets here!
Melody Armstrong's ever-changing interplay of colors and textures in her jewellery designs creates dynamic contrasts, “evoking a vividness of exquisite dimensions“ which is rich, alluring and of the utmost elegance.
Spring Fling Flower Peach Earrings - Sterling silver, freshwater cultured peach pearl.
3.3 g each
Spring Fling Flower Raven Earrings - Sterling silver, freshwater cultured raven wing pearl.
Spring Fling Leaf Earrings - Sterling silver, freshwater cultured white pearl.
Mary Lynn Podiluk
"Did you get the Saskatoon Express this week? Wander over to page 18 to read about the contemporary jewellery that Melody Armstrong is currently exhibiting at Affinity Gallery until Oct 17! As the curator for this show I had the opportunity to share some insight about Melody's work and art jewellery! "
Melody Armstrong Jewellery
Saskatchewan Craft Council
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A slide show of some of my favorite pieces I have created over the years! #jewellery #jewelrydesigner #melodyarmstrongjewellery #handmadejewelry #contemporaryjewellery #uniquejewelry #madeincanada
The Jewellery Artists Guild of Regina
Outside the Box Display Case
ART GALLERY OF REGINA
Labradorite Butterfly Wing Earrings - Sterling silver, labradorite, amazonite.
Malabar Earrings - Sterling silver, garnet.
Luxor Earrings - Sterling silver, citrine, anodized niobium and titanium.
Jewellery Artists' Guild of Regina
November 12, 2021 - January 4, 2022
The Jewellery Artists Guild of Regina (JAGoR) is a collaboration of local jewellery designers and artisans ranging from part time enthusiasts to dedicated full time professionals. Discover the wide variety and uniqueness of handcrafted jewellery JAGoR members create in their Outside the Box Display Case exhibition at the Art Gallery of Regina. As we enter the festive season, acquire one of these Joyful Jewels as a special gift.
View and purchase in-person at the Art Gallery of Regina (2420 Elphinstone Street) or online, here.
ENAMELLING WORKSHOP at Argentum Jewellery School
September 4 & 5 join visiting artist, experienced silversmith and instructor Melody Armstrong to learn the traditional technique of enamelling. Enamelling is the beautiful art of fusing powdered glass onto metal to create colourful and imaginative jewellery designs.
In this fun, two-day workshop students will explore several different enamelling applications using copper as the base metal, and incorporating these into finished jewellery pieces. Before sifting the enamel onto the metal and firing in the kiln, we will be experimenting with sawing shapes, texturing, doming and fold forming.
Students will leave the class with a new set of skills as well as a wide array of colourful jewellery pieces to take home and show off.
Argentum is a silversmithing school and supply shop located in Market Square, the historic heart of downtown Victoria. With a commitment to preserving the art of traditional silversmithing, Argentum offers a selection of classes and workshops for every skill level, from beginner to professional, as well as other specialty workshops and events. We are expanding our course offerings to include more specialized and advanced techniques to cater to people in all areas of metalsmithing. We also offer private group and one-on-one lessons.
Our fully-equipped and supervised studio is available for bench rentals, where jewellers can work independently in a supportive community setting. We rent on an hourly basis, by bulk hour punch cards or by monthly memberships.
Argentum’s retail supply shop is a storefront and online shop providing quality tools, equipment, materials and gemstones.
Argentum opened its doors in early 2019 with the vision of becoming a central hub of silversmithing knowledge, instruction and supply for the metalsmithing community of Vancouver Island. Argentum owner, Honor Chapman, has been a silversmith and gallery owner in Victoria's downtown core for over 20 years. Honor is the owner of Tonic Jewelry which is situated just above Argentum on the main floor of Market Square. She has brought her knowledge and understanding of the jewellery industry to life with her vision of filling a void in the area of silversmithing education on Vancouver Island. Argentum is the only jewellery school in the city, and one of only two locations on Vancouver Island that offers professional instruction in traditional silversmithing.
13-560 Johnson St, Victoria BC, Canada, V8W 3C6
Represented by Assiniboia Gallery at 2266 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. Assiniboia Gallery showcases a wide selection of Melody’s Jewellery and will accommodate custom jewellery designs.