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Welcome to the application process for the Craft Council of BC’s “The Earring Show”, 2017.

Now in its fourth year, the Earring Show is an exciting exhibition and sales opportunity for
contemporary, designer-makers producing wearable art.

The Earring Show will be held as a one-night fund-raiser on Sunday, May 7th, at the Craft Council of BC Gallery, Vancouver, to raise funds for the organisation and its programs, and to help promote contemporary crafts to BC. We are inviting jewellery artists from across North America to come together to showcase diverse examples of earrings, handcrafted in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and concepts.

We encourage artists to submit both production pieces as well as one-of-a-kind work for this juried exhibition; all demonstrating a high level of skills in design and technique.

Awards will be given to artists who have demonstrated excellence in design and technique. One winner will be selected from each category and announced at the exhibition opening. Prizes T.B.A.

Exhibition grand opening: Sunday 7th May, 2017
Location: The Craft Council of BC Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Canada.

Please carefully read the Applicant Information document for more information about the event and application process. The PDF file can be downloaded here. To apply via our online system click here.

rearrange, reinterpret, retell: an exhibition

This student online exhibition will explore how the artist rearranges, reinterprets or retells the function, form or purpose of objects from domestic life. We are looking for objects or a set of objects that have metamorphosed from its real-life counterpart.

The work selected will reflect a striving for innovation, quality, and aesthetics in craft and material-based art, along with how the work interprets the theme. 

Your $25 submission fee automatically awards you a year-long student membership to the Craft Council of BC which includes a subscription to Canad’s premier craft magazine – Studio.

This call for entry will be juried by the Online Emerging Exhibition Jurors –  Jade Beck, Janet Harrison, Emily May, Laura Meyers and Christina Shimek. These jurors are CCBC award winning emerging artists. As this is an online exhibition, the quality of your submitted images and artist statement will directly impact how the jurors assess your work.

We suggest that you submit 5 images which include different angles and at least one detail of the work. The submitted artist statement will be displayed alongside the images of the work starting May 15th, 2017 on the Craft Council site.

Deadline is April 15th, 2017 –  Apply here!
Click here for the call for entry pdf.

Emerging Artists: Inspired by Material & Process

Thursday, February 02, 2017 ― Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Craft Council of BC is pleased to announce Inspired by material and process – an exhibition of works based in metal, ceramic and textile by emerging artists Jade Beck, Janet Harrison, Emily May, Laura Meyers and Christina Shimek. These artists were recognized by their respective institutions of learning for their passion for craft evidenced by the exemplary quality of […]

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Dawn Michelle Russell: Thirteen to Zero: exploring sustainable design

Thursday, March 23, 2017 ― Thursday, May 04, 2017

Thirteen to Zero exploring sustainable design 13 to 0 is not a sports score–it is an exploration of waste reduction in garment design by a local textile artist. Thirteen to Zero is an exploration of moving from minimal waste, a thirteen fabric scrap garment design to no waste, an enhanced commitment to mindful, zero waste […]

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Events / Opportunities

Sun, Sep 09, 2007 ― Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Learning / Symposia / Residency
Outside BC

ComPeung Artist in Residence

     ComPeung’s residency program is an international invitation to Thailand for artists to work in dialogue with each other. A retreat offered since 2007, ComPeung has hosted over 100 artists. Their aim is to be a vibrant creative platform by developing and expanding into a network of artists and art organizations on local, regional and international levels. […]

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Sat, Aug 19, 2017 ― Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Outside BC

Canadian Craft Biennial 2017

An Ontario debut: The first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held at the Art Gallery of Burlington The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is organizing the first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held August 19 to October 29, 2017. The biennial will include a national master craft exhibition, an emerging craft […]

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Sat, Feb 27, 2016 ― Thur, Feb 01, 2018

Call for Entry
Outside BC

Call for Entry: make and do Ceramics

Are you a clay artist, gallery, guild, academic institution, or supply shop? Make and do would love to add you to their Canadian Clay directory! The Canadian Clay directory is being built by members of the ceramics community for the ceramics community and its supporters. Make and do is a new initiative to promote ceramic design and […]

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