Date: May 19, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015
Location: Discovery Room, VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts
Botanically Inspired Exhibition – October 2015
Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2015
In celebration of Craft Year 2015, CCBC is partnering with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association to present a mixed media exhibition of works inspired by the garden. The exhibition will be mounted in the Discovery Room at VanDusen for the month of October this year. In the sale of the work the artist will retain 50% of the retail price.
bo·tan·i·cal (bə-tăn′ĭ-kəl) also bo·tan·ic (-tăn′ĭk)
Of or relating to plants or plant life.
Of or relating to the science of botany.
While most of the materials used in traditional craft categories – clay, wood, glass, fibre and metal – are found in nature, works selected for ‘botanically inspired’ will use these materials to interpret the world of plants conceptually, figuratively or poetically. Is it the rose’s thorn that inspires a piece of furniture; the cacophony of colours throughout the garden that inspires the palate used; the fabric in a dress that has been dyed by compose; a vessel echoing the shape of a peony; wall tiles inset with leaf and floral shapes; works that evoke the quiet of the early morning mist that creeps through the garden or a piece reflecting on the impact insecticides have on those creatures that assist in the creation of a beautiful and bountiful garden….
Whether it is in the form, the design or the material used, we welcome current works by members. We are not placing any size restrictions on the work and work will be will be juried on quality of craftsmanship, design and interpretation of the theme.
In preparation for the application form, you will need:
– our CCBC membership #
– one work that is created in 2014 or 2015.
– artist statement of why you feel this work interprets the theme
– the name of the work
– dimensions of work
– 5 images of work including at least one detail of the work
To apply please go here prior to July 31st, 2015. You will be notified by August 15th, 2015 of the jury’s decision.