06 Nov 2015

Saskatchewan Artists Featured at SOFA Chicago 2015

This year’s edition of one of Chicago’s most important annual arts events is underway and Saskatchewan artists are very well represented.



Creative Saskatchewan is proud to announce it has sold a work by Canadian art jeweller and goldsmith Mary Lynn Podiluk to the Kamm Teapot Foundation. The artwork, Metalanguage, 2012 now belongs to a collection of more than 17,000 teapots, tea sets and teapot-related ephemera.


The Creative Saskatchewan exhibit at SOFA Chicago 2015 (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) features the work of many talented Saskatchewan artists. Amongst them is Saskatoon Art Jeweler and Goldsmith Mary Lynn Podiluk. “SOFA is a great experience to take my art jewelry to an international gathering, not only for me to make connections abroad, but also to continue gaining recognition for Saskatchewan’s developing art jewelry scene,” said Podiluk.


Take a tour of the Creative Saskatchewan SOFA Chicago Booth:



For some of the artists who make the trip to Chicago, the opportunity to exhibit work and meet potential new customers is just the beginning of the SOFA experience. Their expertise as successful Saskatchewan artisans is as valuable a commodity as their wares. Prince Albert Ceramic Artists Rod and Denyse Simair, for example, have been invited to share their insight into the value of craft at a lecture called “Borders Be Damned: We Are All Citizens Of Craft.” 


More than 38,000 people are expected to attend SOFA 2015. Amongst them will be some special visitors to the Creative Saskatchewan booth including 11 art students as part of the event’s Educational Programming, and several VIPs on a Canadian Gallery tour led by Susan Rankin.


SOFA is considered one of the most important annual events on Chicago’s arts calendar, and attracts galleries from across the United States and around the world. “It’s an honour to join the prestigious international galleries chosen by the selection committee that showcase at SOFA,” said Susan Whitney, interim Creative Saskatchewan Board Chair.


You can learn much more about SOFA 2015 Chicago here.



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