Date: Apr 01, 2015 - May 06, 2015

Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Presented by the Craft Council of BC

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After the huge success of our inaugural show, The Earring Show is back!

This time around The Earring Show will be held as a one night only fundraiser on Saturday, May 9th to raise funds for some much-needed renovations to the Crafthouse! We are inviting jewellery artists from across the province to come together to help Crafthouse to continue to be the best destination in the Lower Mainland for exquisite handcrafted goods. Crafthouse has not been significantly renovated since 1986… To better showcase your work we are expanding the gallery space, putting hardwood floors throughout, reworking the retail floor plan and yes – getting new and more welcoming awnings.

We have received a generous grant from the City of Vancouver Infrastructure Program of $20,000 that needs to be matched in order for us to access the funds. To date we have received a generous donation from Kaija and Erkki Rautiainen Foundation of $533; $500 from Barbara Heller and Jane Kidd earmarked that her annual donation go towards the renovation of our gallery space. The Earring Show fundraiser is the first event we will be holding this year to raise the remaining $18,867.

The Earring Show will feature diverse examples of earrings made by artists in every shape, size, material and concept, and will allow the public to engage with art jewellery for the first time or to add to their collection. There will be a $10 entry fee at the door, which includes 1 drink ticket.

The Details:

-This exhibition and sale of only earrings is juried. Decisions made by the jury are final.
-It is open to all CCBC members in good standing. If you are not currently a member and would like to join, please click here.
-We will be accepting 30 different artists, from students to emerging artists to professionals
Members may submit up to 10 photographs of different earring designs, representing actual work available for sale, but only 2 designs per artist will be selected due to limited space.
-All submissions must be original, demonstrate a high skill level and must be fabricated by the artist submitting.
-Submissions must comprise techniques related to metalsmithing and/or contemporary art jewellery.

-Accepted applicants will be notified by April 27th, 2015.
-Accepted works must be delivered to Crafthouse, 1386 Cartwright St. Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. by May 6th, 2015.
-CCBC reserves the right to refuse work upon delivery that is not as represented in the submitted photograph(s).
-Accepted artists will receive 50% of the retail sale of their earrings, with the remaining proceeds going towards renovations in the Crafthouse. Artists have the option to donate their 50% back to CCBC and will receive a tax receipt for the full amount.
-In the event of damage or loss by shoplifting, CCBC will pay the artist 50% of the retail value to a maximum of $250 per piece; or there is limited insurance coverage for loss and/or damage of jewellery due to an insured peril. If the total wholesale value of ALL jewellery stolen and/or damaged from ALL AFFECTED ARTISTS is more than $1000, CCBC will pay the artist a price prorated to the total value of the claim subject to a total limit of $10,000 for ALL jewellery items stolen and/or damaged.

The Earring Show is a one night only fundraising event. There will be a $10 admission fee at the door.
Application and Photo Submission Deadline – 6pm, April 24th, 2014:

-Registration form and Photos must be received no later 6pm on April 24th, 2015.
-Photos must be jpeg only format: 300 dpi; Size: 4′ x 6′.
-Photographs of pieces submitted must be clearly identified with Artists name, Price, Dimensions & Medium.
-Photos of submissions must be accompanied by a brief biography and —artist’s statement up to but no longer than 100 words.

Click HERE to apply by April 24th, 2015!

If you have any questions, please contact
Julie at 604-687-7270 or