November 19th, 2018

Our Gourmet Caterer is back

The Cranberry Fair is always concerned for your well-being during the fair, too.

One way to do so, is to offer fine food and drinks while you meet and mingle with our amazing artists.

Alison’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese is back – in its 3rd year, due to overwhelming request.

She will be in the kitchen facility at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre all day with her wonderful team serving made-from-scratch delicious food, such as:

sandwiches, soups, salads, cookies, muffins,
plus hot and cold drinks

Questions?
Call or email the fair coordinator Elisabeth Weigand 335-0461 / cranberryfair@live.com

November 10th, 2018

Special Event – Silent Auction

The Cranberry Fair is never just a sale.   Our special event on November 25th is the Grand Silent Auction.

This Auction will see donations hand made by members of the Northern Fibres Guild

Expect to see hand knitted quiviut socks, hand-spun 100% merino wool shawl on a traditional Shetland Isles pattern, home-dyed yarn, natural indigo dyed silk scarf using Japanese shibori techniques, hand-woven tea towels, a wall quilt, Canadian wool socks and mitts, and much, much more. 

The Silent Auction is placed in our 2nd room, the Elder’s Lounge.

You find it  just to the left when you pass through the turnstile doors at the main entrance. 

Look for the NFG banner! 

Questions?
Call or email the fair coordinator Elisabeth Weigand 335-0461 / cranberryfair@live.com

October 24th, 2018

2018 Participants’ Profiles available online

One month to go and we will start the show.

To get a preview what you are about to experience at the 2018 Cranberry Fair, check out our Participants Profiles.
Come back to this page, as more profiles will come soon.

Questions?

Call or email the fair coordinator Elisabeth Weigand 335-0461 / cranberryfair@live.com

August 10th, 2018

2018 Cranberry Fair Participants

On August 5th, the following participants for the 2018 Cranberry Fair were selected:

  1. Shelley MacDonald
  2. Astrid Kruse
  3. Josee Carbonneau
  4. Maya Rosenberg
  5. Jackie Yaklin
  6. Leslie Leong
  7. Lara Melnik
  8. Cass Collins
  9. Joella Hogan
  10. Deb Bartlette
  11. Larry DuGuay
  12. Cecile Girard
  13. Xenia Yule
  14. Carmen Komish
  15. Meghan Callan
  16. Kym Rempel
  17. Tamika Knutsen
  18. Janice Adams
  19. Velma Olsen
  20. Stephanie Ryan
  21. Pat Bragg
  22. Tracy Jacobs
  23. Lisa Preto
  24. Charlie Fidler
  25. Emily Woodruffe
  26. Lillian Loponen
  27. Aimee Ellis
  28. Anie Desautels
  29. Patti Toole
  30. Nathalie Parenteau
  31. Peter von Gaza
  32. tara kolla-hare
  33. Georgi Pearson
  34. Cathy Rutledge
  35. Brenda Stehelin
  36. Duncan MacLeod
  37. Emma Barr
  38. Monika Steputh
  39. Richard Fast
  40. Darcy TaraMcDiarmid

Questions?

Call or email the fair coordinator Elisabeth Weigand 335-0461 / cranberryfair@live.com

August 5th, 2018

Successful Jury Process

The 2018 Cranberry Fair Jury Session took place on August 5th, 2018.

On that day this year’s jurors selected the 2018 Cranberry Fair participants out of 46 valid applications.

It took 3 intense hours during which the jurors evaluated all applications to their value in:
Quality, Originality, Creativity and Diversity.

As the Northern Fibres Guild had chosen to increase the fair space in 2018 by renting another venue room, we are able to host 40 participants this year.

A big shout out to the Whitehorse Public Library for helping us each year with their great room and extremely helpful staff.

Also we want to thank the 2018 jurors who – on a Sunday – put in their valuable time and skills to select an amazing 2018 Fair presentation.

Astonishingly we had received 26 online application and to 21 physical application, while in 2017 there had only been 9 completely electronic applications.

Possibly the option of an all-online application method accommodating payments via E-Transfer triggered the development.

While this certainly has its merit we still strongly recommend, if possible, to submit physical samples.

It is about arts and crafts after all.

In our minds all art only when physically touched, sensed and viewed from 3-dimensional angles benefits to be fully appreciated.

The jurors had a hard time with some online or printed pictures of the artists’ work.

As long as the applicant is an outstanding photographer or has such a person take photos of his work, the presentation will most certainly lack compared to tangible samples.

A thought to remember for next year.

We congratulate all selected artists and are looking forward to a wonderful event on November 25th.

 

Questions?

Call or email the fair coordinator Elisabeth Weigand 335-0461 / cranberryfair@live.com

 

 

 

July 31st, 2018

Application Process closed

The application process for the 2018 Cranberry Fair has closed at midnight on August 31st.

We received a fine number of 46 valid applications.

26 application were made online, while the rest of the applicants decided to send in in a physical application with samples or pictures of samples.

Our new way of online payment via E-Transfer has been well embraced and possibly contributed to teh high number of online applications.

We welcome 16 new applicants that have not been to the Cranberry Fair before.

We also applaud the application of a 10 year young Yukoner, whose portfolio shows very much promise.

Lastly we do not want to forget to give a big “THANK YOU” to Heather at the ITSY BITSY Yarn Store, who – again! – opened up her wonderful store for all artists and crafts people to get information, pick up application forms and finally drop of  their applications there. “Heather, without you, the application process would not be half as successful as it is. You rock!

The Jury for the 2018 Cranberry Fair will meet on August 5th, 2018.

Questions?

Call or email the fair coordinator Elisabeth Weigand 335-0461 / cranberryfair@live.com

 

 

 

July 19th, 2018

 

Yukon First Nations Jury Member

We are happy to announce that one of the 3 persons constituting the 2018 jury group, will be Florence Moses, a renowned artists in traditional sewing and bead works.

Florence Moses is from the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dune and has Northern Tutchone, Gwich’in and Han heritage.

The Jury will convene on August 5th, just a few days after Application Deadline on July 31st, 2018.

Questions?

Call or email the fair coordinator Elisabeth Weigand 335-0461 / cranberryfair@live.com

 

 

 

June 1st, 2018

Application Process in full swing

The Applications for the 2018 Cranberry Fair has opened at the first of June and is now in full swing. This year we offer multiple ways to submit your application.
A complete physical application, a fully electronic online application and a mixture of these options.

Physical Application

You:

  • fill out an application form, either downloaded from our website www.cranberryfair.com/Forms, requested through our email address: cranberryfair@live.com, or picked up at the Itsy Bitsy Yarn Store
  • compile an up-to-date portfolio (bio, a listing of previously attended fairs and a description of the items you plan to sell)
  • add photos or physical samples of these items
  • write a cheque of Can$110.00 out to the Northern Fibres Guild
  • and drop off all of this at the Itsy Bitsy Yarn Store in Whitehorse, located in the Horwoods Mall at the corner of Main and Front Street
Electronic Application

You:

  • fill out an application form online at: www.cranberryfair.com/Forms
  • attach copies of your portfolio (bio, a listing of previously attended fairs and a description of the items you plan to sell)
  • attach photos of your samples
  • wire your participation fee of Can$110.00  via E-Transfer to the Northern Fibres Guild email address:northernfibres@gmail.com
Mixed Application

If you choose to mix parts of above options, such as fill out the online form, but bring physicals samples to the drop off location, please make sure you provide all four required parts in the end: filled out form, current portfolio, samples and the payment.

Experience has shown it is best to supply actual, physical pieces of the items you wish to sell at the fair. Photos or online documentations have only limited power in demonstrating the true quality of your work.

The application deadline of July 31st must be respected.

Still unsure?

Click on and read the document  2018 Cranberry Fair Information and Guidelines
or
Reach out to the coordinator Elisabeth Weigand at: cranberryfair@live.com or via phone at: (867) 335-0461

May 12st, 2018

Changes in Fair’s Guidelines

For 2018 the Northern Fibres Guild‘s executive in accordance with the fair coordinator decided to confirm the following guidelines:

Eligibility Criteria for Jury Process

After a complete application to the current fair is received by the coordinator, eligibility into the jury selection process has to be determined. Eligibility into the jury process is validated by the fair coordinator.

Items accepted into the Jury Process:

  • Must represent arts or crafts
  • Must be handmade in the Yukon (or Atlin)
  • Cannot be print books; hand bound books are accepted as an art of book(let) making
  • Cannot be food or drink items

Applicants that don’t meet the eligibility criteria will not be submitted to the jury for consideration.

Group Applications

Typical applications are from individual artists applying for one spot.

  • Group applications will only be considered on a one-time basis, if all samples represent a coherent body of work from that group.
  • Each group member has to apply with its own form, portfolio and samples.
  • Each application is juried-in separately. In the end only applicants, which were accepted and juried-in, will be able to share table(s).
  • The following year members of this group will have to apply as individuals.

Cancellation

  • Once applicants are selected by the jury group their participation fees are non-refundable.
  • Applicants who were accepted by the jury group and subsequently cancelled are automatically ineligible to apply for the following year.
  • The coordinator will fill cancellations from an established waiting list

To view the complete document please see 2018 Cranberry Fair Information and Guidelines

For any questions you have:

Please reach out the coordinator Elisabeth Weigand at: cranberryfair@live.com or via phone at: (867) 335-0461

April 16th, 2018

Same Location – Bigger Space

For 2018 the Northern Fibres Guild again choose and booked the Long House at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre for their venue to host the annual Cranberry Fair.

As a result of the ever growing resonance with the Cranberry Fair another room was added for 2018 to accommodate the increasing numbers of exhibitionist to the fair.

We will now also have booked the Elders’ Lounge right across from the Long House Room.

 

For any questions you have:

Please reach out the coordinator Elisabeth Weigand at: cranberryfair@live.com or via phone at: (867) 335-0461

February 20th, 2018

Fair Date confirmed

The date for the 2018 Cranberry Fair was set again for the 4rth Sunday in November.

The fair will be held on November 25th, 2018

For any questions or concerns you have:

Please reach out the coordinator at: cranberryfair@live.com or via phone at: (867) 335-0461

January 9th, 2018

Coordinator confirmed

On January 9th another AGM by the Northern Fibres Guild convened and selected the coordinator for the 2018 Cranberry Fair

Elisabeth Weigand was elected again as fair coordinator for the current year. Elisabeth acts as Cranberry Fair Coordinator in her 4th year now.

In previous years a Cranberry Fair Liaison was co-elected, whenever the fair coordinator was not a member of the guild.

The Cranberry Fair Liaison acts as a connection between the fair coordinator and the guild membership, reporting regularly on the fair coordinator’s actions at all monthly meetings.

As Elisabeth Weigand is a standing member of the Northern Fibres Guild, the guild waved the option to elect a Cranberry Fair Liaison.

For any questions or concerns you have:

Please reach out the coordinator at: cranberryfair@live.com or via phone at: (867) 335-0461