Each February the Mann Art Gallery, formerly the Art Gallery of Prince Albert, gives local and regional artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in an exhibition during Winter Festival. All the work is shown; the juried pieces are exhibited in the main gallery and the rest are displayed in the Fringe and Studio Galleries. The juried art is up until March 27.
The juror this year was Sandra Fraser, Associate Curator, Extension Coordinator at the Mendel Art Gallery
Mel Bolen received second prize for his beautiful salt fired vessel. Mel is also known for his decorative gas fired ceramics. Some day I will acquire one of his art pieces, but for now, I'll have to be content with the mug and plate in my "collection".
Both my pieces are in the juried show. "Refuge", shown on the left, was purchased by someone I knew from my days in P.A. I know she will give it a good home. The other piece is a soda fired drum.