Award-winning craft artists honoured at the King Edward

 In cSPACE News, Events

Alberta Craft Council kicked off their inaugural event at the cSPACE King Edward in style. The 100-year-old auditorium space was enlivened with our thriving fine crafts community and its supporters for the annual Alberta Craft Awards. Alberta’s most talented and successful crafts practitioners were celebrated in fine fashion, toasting to their future home among outstanding exhibits of fine crafts and splendid entertainment.

Mayor Nenshi presented three key awards, going to craftspeople excelling in their fields by translating their passions into viable professions and making a positive impact.


Shona Rae was presented with the Award of Excellence for an established craftsperson who is exceptional in his or her area of craft. Running a professional gold-smithing and mixed media studio practice for over a decade, Shona has created a body of work ranging from clay to sacred vessels for the Catholic Church.

Andrea Blais received the Award of Achievement for an emerging craftsperson/student in recognition of her international reputation as a skilled Canadian designer and maker.

Anna Rasmussen was bestowed with the Linda Stantier and Family Memorial Award for Excellence in Ceramics for her masterful work and successful art practice

cSPACE was honored to host such inspired and accomplished craftspeople whose work reinforces the capacity of the arts and crafts community. Learn more about the how you can support Alberta Craft Council’s move to the King Edward, and the plans for their first Calgary location by clicking here!

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