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Image: Frog, Diane Blunt

ORNAMENTUM LECTURE SERIES:                               

BITING TOWARDS OUR FUTURE WITH DIANE BLUNT

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7 p.m.     


A fascinating look at the rare and ancient art form of birch bark biting. For this Ornamentum Lecture Series presentation, Ojibway artist, Diane Blunt, will share her birch bark biting process, her work, and her hopes to keep this art form alive well into the future. This presentation is free for everyone.

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WHAT'S NEW

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Our Spring Newsletter is Out!      


In this issue, you'll find details about our 2024 Annual Symposium, our Spring programming line-up, a new Artist in Focus, featuring Montreal-based tapestry artist Paulette-Marie Sauvé, a list of Canadian and international decorative arts exhibitions, and so much more!

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Coming Soon - CSDA/CCAD Sundays: Tea, Art, and Culture:

The Design Evolution of Japanese Tea Ceramics

Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 3 p.m.

Join Harry Schely and Anthony Wu to learn about the ceramics, utensils, and decorative arts created for the tea ceremony which is one of the most significant categories in Japan’s artistic canon. 

Open Call for Submissions:     John Fleming Award

The CSDA/CCAD is now accepting submissions for the 2024 John Fleming Award. This annual, juried award of $1,000, honouring John’s lasting contribution to Canadian decorative arts scholarship and writing, recognizes an exceptional example of an original magazine article on decorative arts in Canada.


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ORNAMENTUM: CSDA/CCAD's AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE

Fall/Winter 2023 

On newsstands across Canada until May  2024

Ornamentum is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to exploring and cultivating the aesthetics of the everyday. Written for a broad readership, this award-winning magazine highlights creative design and craftsmanship in both historical and contemporary work. Get your copy today!


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ATTENTION: EMERGING WRITERS!

The call for submissions for the 2024 John Fleming Award is now open.




AT-A-GLANCE

ABOUT CSDA/CCAD

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is a national nonprofit that promotes decorative art and design in Canada, through guest lectures, special events, and publications. We're a diverse community, ranging from artists and makers, to experts and enthusiasts.

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Take advantage of benefits including special member discounts, artist’s talks, opportunities for exposure through our newsletter and social media, and behind-the-scenes access to institutional and private collections that are not available to the general public. All are welcome!


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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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