Carole Epp to curate 2018 Winter Festival show

Winter Festival Juried Art Show and Sale guest curator and juror Zachari Logan hung paintings in the Mann Art Gallery foyer on Tuesday, Jan. 31. (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

The Mann Art Gallery is looking for the latest, greatest artists from across the province to submit works for the annual winter show and sale.

The 42nd annual winter festival show will take place from Feb. 9 until March 24, 2018, and the call of entry has already been sent out.

One of the premier art events in northern Saskatchewan, the show celebrates work by Saskatchewan artists, over the age of 18, both amateur and professional, completed within the past two years.

“We’re looking for pieces in any media. Whatever the artist prefers,” said gallery curator Jessie Campbell.

“This winter festival exhibition has been going on for over four decades. I think it’s one of the most unique exhibitions in the province.”

Artists can submit brief notes along with their work. The notes won’t be included in the show itself, but could play an important role in describing a work as school groups come through during the show.

In the past, the exhibition has been associated with the Prince Albert Winter Festival and its slate of events.

This exhibition does not share the same time frame, and isn’t officially connected to the festival, but the gallery definitely supports the Winter Festival, Campbell said.

Each year the festival brings in a guest curator.

Campbell said the process of finding a guest curator is one of the best parts of the job.

This year’s guest is Carole Epp, a Saskatoon-based artist who works in ceramics.

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