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CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ONLINE.

Submissions are due April 22, 2024, at 5 p.m.

Open to all FUSION members. Not a member?  Join today!

As FUSION celebrates 50 years in 2024, we invite members at all career stages to submit work that reflects memory and the connection between art and personal recollections. The exhibition will offer a thought-provoking exploration of the power of memory and its influence on artistic expression.

 

Breakthrough PLUS will open at the 2024 FUSION Conference on Friday, May 31 at the Serpa Gallery, Old Town Hall, Newmarket, Ontario It will then travel to the Art Gallery of Burlington (June - September) and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (September - January 2025).

 

A digital catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Cost: $50 plus HST for up to three pieces.

 

Juried by Suzanne Carte and Peter Flannery.

Suzanne Carte

Suzanne Carte is an award-winning curator and cultural producer living in Toronto, Canada. She is the Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB), an institution at the intersection of contemporary art and craft and the founder of the Artist Material Fund. Previously, she was the Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) focusing on the integration of exhibitions and public programming for over a decade. Within her independent practice, she has curated exhibitions in public spaces, artist-run centres, and commercial and public art galleries and previously, she held positions as an outreach programmer for the Blackwood Gallery and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and as a professional development and public program coordinator at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. Suzanne holds an MA in Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Art Institute in New York and a BFA from the University of Windsor, and she was a member of the 2017 Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab.

 

Suzanne Carte image by Marianne Ibrahim, 2023

Peter Flannery

Peter Flannery is the Senior Curator & Collections Manager at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. In 2019, Peter completed his Master of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Guelph.

 

Recent curatorial projects include Beyond the Bead (2023), Essence (2023), Voices (2022), and Confined(2022). He has previously worked at the Woodstock Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Guelph, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, and the School of Fine Art and Music and Archival & Special Collections at the University of Guelph.

 

He has written for exhibition catalogues as well as Ornamentum Magazine. He is a current member of the Ornamentum Editorial Advisory Committee.

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HISTORY OF BREAKTHROUGH

FUSION was pleased to host our inaugural emerging artist exhibition in June 2018.  We were astounded by the response to our call for entry. Forty-eight artists from across Canada submitted 126 pieces for consideration. 

The result was an exhibition of 28 artists that was vibrant, varied and engaging. The exhibition was a wonderful survey of sculptural and functional work from the next generation of glass and clay artists. Using a multitude of materials and construction methods within their respective disciplines, these artists are breaking new ground.

FUSION continues to create exhibition opportunities for clay and glass artists at all career stages. 

Congratulations to all past participating Breakthrough PLUS artists
and these award winners from Breakthrough PLUS 2022.

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