Updated: Nov 9, 2021
Congratulations to felt :: feutre canada member June Jacobs, whose piece, Winter Orchid, a cape made from hand-felted merino and raw silk with glass beads, is included in the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s exhibition: Dimensions.
Dimensions is sponsored by the Saskatchewan Craft Council. It’s a biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition which is dedicated to hand-crafted work. Every two years the Council invites all Saskatchewan craftspeople to submit up to two hand-crafted items for Dimensions.
Pieces for the exhibit are chosen by two qualified jurors. This year’s jurors were Felicia Gay & Kye-Yeon. Felicia Gay is a curator from Saskatoon, and Kye-Yeon Son is a metalsmith from Halifax. They were tasked with selecting the final pieces, and deciding which pieces would receive awards.
About June Jacobs
June has been active in Saskatchewan Fine Craft for more than thirty years in a variety of capacities: fibre artist, exhibitor; a gallery owner for 29 years (The Hand Wave Gallery); educator, workshop participant, adjudicator and juror, active Saskatchewan Craft Council member, CARFAC member, Saskatchewan Professional Art Gallery president and member, and fibre guilds member and co-ordinator of many arts related activities.
She has completed 3 art residencies: Banff; Vallauris, France; and Quebec City. Recent exhibitions include: World Textile Arts – Small Format exhibition, Mexico, 2011; World of Threads, Dufferin Mueseum, Oakville, Ontario 2011; Prairie Excellence, Craft Councils of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Oct 2010; Plein des Bras, Contemporary Textile Museum, Montreal, Quebec December 2009 and January 2010; Unity and Diversity, Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009, South Korea; Interface 2009, Mysteria Gallery, Regina; Body Skins, A.I.R.Vallauris, France 2008; and, The Eye of the Hurricane, Convergence 2008, Tampa Bay, Florida.