The Society

Craft Fair

The Great Northern Arts Festival runs numerous events throughout the year. The Christmas Art, Craft and Gift Fair is our biggest!

In conjunction with GNWT ITI, the Great Northern Arts Festival Christmas Art, Craft and Gift Fair was held Nov 22-24th, 2013 at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex.  We would like to thank the artists, volunteers and all those who came to do their Christmas shopping, for making the Craft Fair a huge success.  Information on our 2014 Craft Fair will be published in the Fall.

The Great Northern Arts Society


Given the remote locations of most Northern communities, it is vital that artists be given the opportunity to access markets and buyers, as well as attend professional development workshops and seminars.

To help accomplish this goal, the Great Northern Arts Society offers workshops and seminars on pricing, marketing, creativity, funding sourcing and grant-writing, artistic integrity, artist biography writing, and many other educational subjects. At the Festival, to promote the art actually created by Northern artists, we show as vast an array of artwork as possible, in medium, technique, and inspiration.

2014 Board Members

  • Jen Lam - Chair
  • Jennifer Rafferty - Vice Chair
  • Newton Grey - Treasurer
  • Linda McDonald - Secretary
  • Blythe Browne
  • Myra Gillis
  • Margaret Nazon
  • Sasha Webb
  • Nellie Cournoyea (Ex-Officio)

The Society's Objective
 
  • Foster the education and training of Northern artists regarding all facets of the creation and business of the arts through the establishment of a Northern Arts Festival;
     
  • Hold, where feasible, workshops and seminars during the year which focus on the above aim;
     
  • Promote Northern Artists and guests of the Festival and their artwork, primarily through the organization of non-profit exhibitions at which artists may exhibit and sell their work; and
     
  • Do all things incidental to these purposes.
     

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