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Feature Gallery
The ACC operates the only public gallery in the province dedicated to exhibiting craft arts and is Edmonton’s second largest public gallery. The Feature Gallery hosts
4+ exhibitions per year.

Discovery Gallery
The Discovery Gallery is dedicated to showing new work by established and emerging fine craft artists as well as small group exhibitions.  The Discovery Gallery is located on the main level of the ACC and features 7+ exhibitions per year.


Edmonton Feature Gallery

Current Exhibition

January 20 – April 21, 2018
Process; thinking through

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 20 from 2 - 4pm

An exhibition about the stages of making, providing insight into the complex and multi-layered methods of how artists work and create while nurturing the organic nature of creativity. 

Participating artists: Carissa Baktay, Donna Brunner, Anna Burger-Martindale, Milt Fischbein, Pamma FitzGerald, Terry Hildebrand, Suzette Knudsen, Brenda Raynard, Jocelyn Reid, Dana Roman, Katherine Russell, Jan Smith, Andrew Tarrant, Catherine Thomson, Luke Weiser, Amanda Wood, and Simon Wroot.

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Previous Exhibitions

2017 Feature Gallery Exhibitions

Citizens of Craft: Declare yourself and join the movement of makers, appreciators, shoppers and admirers.
Women’s Hands Building a Nation: Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts commemorates Canada 150.
Landmarks: an examination of the prairie landscape from multiple perspectives.

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2016 Feature Gallery Exhibitions

X3: Organizations on the cutting edge of fine craft
#ABCRAFT: Alberta fine craft artists using new technologies.
CRAFTING CONSCIENCE: Challenging fine craft that makes a social statement.
MISE EN SCENE: Setting the scene with contemporary ceramics.
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2015 Feature Gallery Exhibitions

15 on 35: In celebration of the Alberta Craft Council's 35th Anniversary, fifteen members reflect on how the ACC has enriched their careers
Language of Craft: A Craft Year 2015 special project examining the body of words associated with fine craft.
Here and There: Exploring the international acclaim of Alberta fine craft artists in celebration of Craft Year 2015.
Celebrating Craft Year 2015 with signature pieces by Alberta Craft Council members.
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2014 Feature Gallery Exhibitions

Payce: Celebrating Greg Payce’s 2013 Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Fine Craft
Furnish: Contemporary hand-crafted home furnishings and accessories
Continuum: an exhibition exploring the creative exchange of teaching and learning
Well in Hand: An exhibition reflective of aspects of human-equine relationships.
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2013 Feature Gallery Exhibitions

Golden Edge: senior ACC members who push the edges of their creativity and craft disciplines.
Barbara Tipton: using a cup as a starting point, this new ceramic work explores sculptural variations and active surfaces of the form.
Bee Kingdom: an exhibition that encapsulates both the individual and collaborative work by Calgary glass collective Bee Kingdom.
Hanging by a Thread: an exhibition using textiles to explore the relationships among multiple generations of women.
Potworks: the contemporary state of the ancient tradition of pottery.
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2012 Feature Gallery Exhibitions

Thinking Big: highlighting the work behind public arts projects
Pulp Paper Pages: contemporary Albertan book and paper arts
Translations: Recent Tapestries by Jane Kidd
Negotiating Tradition: Five Approaches in Contemporary Tapestry
SHIFT: a transformative state of mind - an exhibition of work by senior students and graduates from the ACAD Jewellery + Metal program.
Passages: a group exhibition exploring the passage of time
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Pulp Paper Pages: April 14 - July 7, 2012

Paper and book arts are a vibrant aspect of contemporary craft.  This major survey exhibition was a joint project of the Alberta Craft Council and the Calgary and Alberta North chapters of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild.  This juried exhibition features a wide variety of forms, objects, approaches, techniques and concepts found in both the paper and book arts.
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2011 Feature Gallery Exhibitions

The 16% Exhibition what do arts funding cuts really look like?
In the Red: creation from deficit an exhibition that explores the impact of Alberta’s recent budgetary cuts on an artist’s ability to create
generation whY exploring the voices of craft makers 35 & younger
Natural Flow an exhibition featuring contemporary Alberta hot glass

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Prairie Excellence: 2010 - 2013

Prairie Excellence is a unique and ground-breaking joint project of the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Craft Councils.It entailed the participation of more than 160 craft artists across three provinces. Prairie Excellence is a big and significant project for the three craft councils as well as for the participating artists. It is a critically, financially and popularly successful project which explores the breadth, originality, sophistication and growing culture of contemporary craft arts.

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Clay 2010

An exhibition of contemporary ceramics acquired by the
Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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Unity & Diversity: 2009

A total of 33 pieces of fine craft by 30 Alberta craft artists (206 pieces of fine craft by 212 Canadian artists) were selected for the prestigious Unity and Diversity exhibition at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale (CICB) in South Korea. 

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All About Alberta II: 2006 - 2008

A collection of contemporary fine craft reflecting Alberta's distinct sense of place. This exhibition gathers iconic and iconoclastic expressions of Alberta ... by thirty senior professional members of the Alberta Craft Council. All About Alberta has been seen in Washington, DC for three months and then tour to South Korea, Montreal, Toronto, St. John's, Calgary, and Edmonton.
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The Opera Coat Project: 2006

The Opera Coat Project brings together a diverse group of professional designers, visual artists, craftspersons and artisans from across Alberta. This unique group has created a one of a kind collection showcasing the world of opera through a series of wearable art coats in a collaborative partnership with Edmonton Opera and The Alberta Craft Council.

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