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Finalists for the 2004 Saidye Bronfman Award

John Chalke
John Chalke, one of Canada's most well known and celebrated ceramists, is based in Calgary, Alberta. In 2000, Chalke was one of the first recipients of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, and in 2002 he was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited in over 250 solo and group exhibitions in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Chalke's pieces can be found in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum; Auckland Art Museum, New Zealand; Edmonton Art Gallery; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario; George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto; Claridge Collection, Montreal; Canada Council for the Arts Art Bank; and Canadian Museum of Civilization. Chalke co-authored The Canadian Connection, the first full-length audio-visual presentation describing the growth of Canadian ceramics from 1695-1979. He also authored Pickin' up the Pieces, an in-depth audio-visual study of early pioneer clay workers in western Canada.

Jacques Fournier
Jacques Fournier, one of Canada's most innovative and creative bookbinders is based in Montreal, Quebec. In 1993 he established Éditions Roselin, a company devoted solely to publishing artists' books. Fournier has created books for artists Sylvia Safdie and Robert Racine as well as authors Denise Desautels and Louise Dupré. Fournier's work has been exhibited in Canada, Belgium and France. His books can be found in museum collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum/National Art Library, London; Modern Art Centre, Kogoda, Japan; Royal Museum of Mariemont, Belgium; Izieu Memorial Children's Museum, France; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; and Musée du Quebec. University library collections in Canada include Bishops, Laval, McGill, Université de Montréal and University of Ottawa, as well as Library and Archives Canada; and libraries in France including the Franco-phone Multimedia Library, Limoges; Jewish Contemporary Library, Paris; and the National Library of France.

Michael Hosaluk
Michael Hosaluk, recognized as one of the world's most creative wood turners, lives near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Hosaluk is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, is active on the Steering and Advisory committees of the Furniture Society of North America and has been the coordinator of the biennial International Wood Furniture/Turning Conference since 1982. His work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, England, Germany and Japan. Hosaluk's pieces can also be found in the permanent collections of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace; Zhao Xiu, Governor of Jilin Province, China; Idemitsu Corporation, Tokyo; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and the Royal Ontario Museum. Hosaluk is the author of Scratching the Surface: Art and Content in Contemporary Wood, released in 2002 by Guild Publishing. He has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Norway and Israel.

Gordon Peteran
Gordon Peteran is one of Canada's leading artists creating site-specific works of art and furniture for public and private spaces. Based in Toronto, Peteran has exhibited his work throughout Canada and the United States. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and in 2001 received the Jean A. Chalmers National Craft Award, considered one of Canada's most prestigious visual arts prizes. Peteran has been an active lecturer and educator at the Rhode Island School of Design, the California College of Art and Crafts, Sheridan College School of Art and Design and the Ontario College of Art & Design. Peteran's public art commissions include work for the City of Toronto; the Glenn Gould Foundation; the Canadian Crafts Museum, Vancouver; the University of Toronto; and the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital. His work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections.

Maurice Savoie
Maurice Savoie is one of Canada's pre-eminent ceramic artists. His career in Canada and abroad has spanned more than 50 years. Based in Longueuil, Quebec, Maurice Savoie is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Savoie has exhibited his work in over 100 group and individual shows in Canada and abroad in Czechoslovakia, England and the United States. Centre Materia in Quebec City recently held his one-person retrospective Maurice Savoie: An Alchemical Journey, which ran from March 25th to May 23rd, 2004. Savoie's pieces can be found in the collections of Library and Archives Canada; Le Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec; Loto-Québec; Claridge; National Gallery of Canada; Secretary of State, Ottawa; Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Jean A. Chalmers; Indusmin; and the Quebec Delegation in Paris.

Finalists for the 2003 Saidye Bronfman Award
Finalists for the 2002 Saidye Bronfman Award
Finalists for the 2001 Saidye Bronfman Award
Finalists for the 2000 Saidye Bronfman Award

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