Past CCBC Events

Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Learning / Symposia / Residency
 

Craft, Heritage & Me: Woodworking

Want to learn more about creating links between youth, craft and heritage experiences through one-on-one interaction with artists? Look no further – we are partnering with False Creek Community Centre to offer a woodworking session for youth aged 12-17. When: January 21, 12-3pm Where: Granville Island Learn how the artists use wood to create beautiful handmade objects! […]

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Fri, Aug 26, 2016 ― Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Craft Classified
 

Social Enterprise Coordinator Position

We are looking for an innovative and motivated intern to work with our social enterprise committee to revise our 3year business plans for two of our social enterprise initiatives – Craft Carts and Heritage in Your Hand. Craft Carts is a new initiative that will enable artists to move their work around the different public […]

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Thur, Jul 21, 2016 ― Sun, Jul 24, 2016

CCBC Event
 

Celebrate! a Vancouver Craft Summer Market

    http://craftcouncilbc.ca/happenings/summer-market/

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Thur, Jul 21, 2016 ― Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Craft Market
 

Celebrate The Vancouver Summer Market

The Craft Council of British Columbia is pleased to invite you to our fourth annual outdoor Summer Craft Market – CELEBRATE! The market will take place this summer – July 21-24 – at the Jack Poole Plaza located just west of the Vancouver Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver. We are dedicated to offering local artisans a place to sell […]

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

CCBC Event
 

The Earring Show

Saturday May 7th | 7-9PM  Crafthouse, 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver Turn Mother’s Day into a night to remember this year with the Earring Show! Back for its 3rd year the Earring Show features earrings made by artists from the Pacific Northwest in every shape, size, material and concept. It’s the perfect night out for […]

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Fri, Jan 22, 2016 ― Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Craft Market
 

Grace Cameron Rogers Award

This scholarship is awarded to a practicing and/or emerging craftsperson to attend a recognized school or course to upgrade technical or design skills, or to seek a stimulus for greater creativity and inspiration. Apply via the CCBC Online Submission System.

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Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

CCBC Event
 

Art of Craft Lecture: Reclamation

    Craft Council of BC is hosting its third lecture this fall in celebration of  Craft Year 2015. This lecture – and the previous two in the Art of Craft lecture series, which were co-hosted with VanDusen Botanical Garden Association – feature craft artists discussing how their work has been inspired by the shapes, the […]

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Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

CCBC Event
 

Art of Craft Lecture Series: Botanically Inspired

Craft Council of BC in partnership with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association  are hosting three lectures this fall to celebrate Craft Year 2015.  These lectures feature craft artists discussing how their work has been inspired by the shapes, the ethos and/or the products of the botanical world. Each evening will include an opportunity for those […]

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Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

CCBC Event
 

Craft Year, Craft Beer: A Celebration of the Handmade and Artisanal

The Craft Council of BC and VanDusen Botanical Garden Association are proud to co-present Craft Year, Craft Beer: a celebration of the handmade and artisanal in celebration of Craft Year 2015. This charitable event is the  perfect night out to bring your friends and sample craft beers by local breweries, listen to the music of the […]

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Thur, Oct 01, 2015 ― Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Exhibition
 

Botanically Inspired at VanDusen Botanical Garden

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 by 33 artists from across B.C. While most of the materials used in traditional craft categories – clay, wood, glass, fibre and metal – are found in nature, […]

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Sun, Sep 27, 2015 ― Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Exhibition
 

International Day of the Dead Tour and Exhibit

September 27 – November 8, 2015 An international array of artists are sharing their interpretations of death according to their unique culture, traditions and artistic style, using as their canvas clay skulls created by Mexican indigenous artisans. Their work will be on display as a free exhibition in the front windows of galleries and shops […]

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Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015

CCBC Event
 

Art of Craft Lecture Series: From the Garden

    Craft Council of BC in partnership with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association  are hosting three lectures this fall to celebrate Craft Year 2015. These lectures feature craft artists discussing how their work has been inspired by the shapes, the ethos and/or the products of the botanical world. Each evening will include an opportunity for […]

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Sat, Sep 12, 2015 ― Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Learning / Symposia / Residency
 

Infinite Coloured Patterning Techniques: Mokume Gane in Polymer Clays

  Craft Council of BC is pleased to present polymer and mixed media jeweler and sculptor  Tory Hughes   who will be offering a technique workshop for Artists across all disciplines. Tory’s goal for this workshop is to show you how your current aesthetic might be expanded by adding polymer clays to your materials! Workshop: Saturday, […]

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Tues, Sep 01, 2015 ― Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Call for Entry
 

Call for Aboriginal Artists: Temporal Artifacts

  The Craft Council of BC is putting out a  call for aboriginal artists for our  February-March 2016 exhibition Temporal Artifacts, to be curated by Raven John. Temporal Artifacts focuses on the history of aboriginal arts surviving colonization through the preservation of aboriginal craft via marketability and display of artifacts in museums. Artists are asked […]

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Thur, Jul 23, 2015 ― Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Craft Market
 

Vancouver Summer Market

Celebrate: the Vancouver Summer Market Craft Council of BC is please to announce our fourth annual summer craft market! July 21-24 2016. Join us at Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Olympic Cauldron) where 60+ artisans from throughout BC will be showcasing their handmade work – ranging from wood, glass, jewellery, leather, fine art, and […]

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Tues, May 19, 2015 ― Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Call for Entry
 

Botanically Inspired – Call for Entry

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 […]

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Thur, May 14, 2015 ― Thur, Jun 25, 2015

Exhibition
 

Curious: an exhibition opening and artist talk by Jane Kidd

Exhibition runs May 14th – June 25th, 2015 Through the ancient and labour-intensive technology of tapestry, Jane Kidd creates contemporary objects, communicating her deep engagement with the natural world and our constantly renegotiated relationship to it. In this series of recent works, she focuses on issues relating to genetic modification.      Opening: Thursday, May […]

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Sun, May 03, 2015 ― Tues, Jun 30, 2015

Exhibition
 

West Coast Synergies: Fibre + Wood + Metal

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015 ― Wed, May 06, 2015

Call for Entry
 

Cal for Artists: The Earring Show

Presented by the Craft Council of BC 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 […]

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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

CCBC Event
 

Meet Your Makers!

Celebrate Craft Year at BPL! Join three acclaimed Burnaby craftspeople for an evening of inspired conversation about craft. Meet a ceramic sculptor, a jeweler and a computeraided tapestry weaver and hear them talk about their ideas and processes. Then, let us introduce you to the fabulous resources the Library offers creative people. Free, but space is limited. Register […]

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Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Learning / Symposia / Residency
 

Experimental Layers: Using Stitch & Collage to Create Dynamic Surfaces for Embroidery

Craft Council of BC is proud to introduce fibre artist Amanda McCavour who will be offering a technique workshop to accompany the opening of her exhibition Testing, Testing 1,2,3 at the Craft Council BC Gallery. This workshop will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces through the use of machine and hand embroidery. With the use of […]

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Sunday, Mar 15, 2015

Learning / Symposia / Residency
 

Resistance Movement – a workshop with Fiona Duthie

In this feltmaking workshop we’ll create shell like sculptures exploring the use of resists in making three dimensional forms. Methods for constructing structural but fine felt will be covered. Following in the theme of the full(filled) exhibition pieces (opening Feb 5th @ Craft Council of BC Gallery), we’ll also discuss the use of tactile metaphors and the […]

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Mon, Mar 09, 2015 ― Fri, May 15, 2015

Award / Grant / Bursary
 

Hilde Gerson Award

Established by the Craft Council of BC in honour of Hilde Gerson, who was a long time employee of CCBC, textile artist and an enthusiastic craft supporter, this new prize will be awarded biannually to a craftsperson who has demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in the BC craft community. In 1998, the family of Hilde […]

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Mon, Mar 09, 2015 ― Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Award / Grant / Bursary
 

Filberg Festival Professional Development Bursary

Through generous annual donations from the Filberg Festival, the Craft Council of BC is able to provide a bi-annual bursary for a craft artist to pursue a professional development activity that supports the growth of their limited or unlimited production line. The professional development can apply to either the business or artistic aspects of your […]

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Tues, Feb 24, 2015 ― Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Call for Entry
 

Textile Intersections – Sustainability and Technology Conference Call for Proposals

Textile Intersections – Sustainability and Technology  When:           September 26 and 27, 2015 Where:         Granville Island Hotel, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC The Canadian Craft Federation has designated 2015 as the Year of the Craft.  We want to celebrate it with all BC and Yukon textile artists and crafters. Looking to the land, re-using materials and […]

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Thur, Jan 01, 2015 ― Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Call for Entry
 

Filberg Festival Call for Entry

The Filberg Festival features more than 125 of the best artisans from across Canada. The Festival receives well over 200 applications however the number of artisans are limited in order to ensure participants every chance of financial success. Applications will be accepted till February 9, 2015. The blind jury process will take place following the […]

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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

CCBC Event
 

Customer Appreciation Day!

To thank you for your support over the past 27 years, we would like to invite you to join us for our summer Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 26th, 2014. The event will take place at Crafthouse, 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island and will feature the following: -Special discount of 20% on all contemporary […]

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Thur, Jul 24, 2014 ― Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Craft Market
 

CCBC 2nd Annual Summer Market!!

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Sun, Jun 01, 2014 ― Mon, Sep 01, 2014

Call for Entry
 

Call for Artists: ShopWood

This summer, CCBC and VanDusen Gardens are partnering up to offer an exciting exhibit & sales opportunity to BC contemporary wood craft artists! What is ShopWood? ShopWood is a curated exhibit and shop featuring works by BC’s most skilled and creative wood turners, carvers and makers who will show the finest of contemporary work. Running from […]

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Saturday, Mar 01, 2014

CCBC Event
 

Business Discussion and Action Group

Do you run a craft business and would like a resource for information and a channel for discussion on issues, thoughts and ideas that you have as a small business owner? Partnering with Professional Certified Coach Deborah Richardson, CCBC will be offering Business Discussion and Action Groups led by Deborah to help CCBC members with […]

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Tues, Jan 07, 2014 ― Thur, Jan 30, 2014

Award / Grant / Bursary
 

Grace Cameron Rogers Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a practicing and/or emerging craftsperson to attend a recognized school or course to upgrade technical or design skills, or to seek a stimulus for greater creativity and inspiration. As the cost of craft-related education (tuition, materials, travel, accommodation, etc.) can be high, there is an ongoing need for financial assistance […]

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Thur, Jan 02, 2014 ― Fri, Jan 31, 2014

CCBC Event
 

CRAFTHOUSE ANNUAL SALE!

All CCBC members get a 20% discount and non-members get a 10% discount. This sale is not valid on memberships, books, magazines, catalogs, custom orders, layaway (unless final payment is paid in January) and codes beginning with A to Z. No exchanges, returns, or refunds

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Wed, Dec 04, 2013 ― Fri, Jan 03, 2014

Exhibition
 

Outside/Inside

We are pleased to announce CCBC member Christina Norberg who’s exhibiting her first SOLO show at the Britannia Art Gallery featuring mixed media pieces in wood, paint, paper mache, and felted wool elements. Christina has studied fine art at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, and holds a fine art diploma […]

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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 ― Sat, Dec 07, 2013

Exhibition
 

Metallicity

The Burnaby Vancouver Metal Arts Association is proud to present Metallicity with three of our very own CCBC members this year: Karin Jones, Jan Smith, Barbara Cohen

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Fri, Oct 18, 2013 ― Sat, Nov 09, 2013

Exhibition
 

INVESTED – provincial exhibition

Pendulum Gallery 885 West Georgia Vancouver, BC INVESTED is a provincial exhibition celebrating contemporary craft from across BC, curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, internationally known craft curator and historian, and daughter of two founding members of CCBC. The exhibition will present art objects from 31 contemporary craft professionals from across the province, plus 6 historical pieces […]

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Thur, Oct 17, 2013 ― Sun, Oct 20, 2013

Learning / Symposia / Residency
 

40th Anniversary Conference

Celebrating 40 years of investing in makers and the art they create! The practitioners of craft and the objects they produce embody a long-term investment of skill, knowledge, ingenuity and time. Writer Malcolm Gladwell cites 10,000 hours as a threshold of proficiency – not an automatic recipe for success and virtuosity, but a significant down […]

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Friday, Aug 30, 2013

Award / Grant / Bursary
 

CCBC Awards/Bursaries

Grace Cameron Rogers Scholarship – Deadline August 30th, 2013 This scholarship is awarded to a practicing and/or emerging craftsperson to attend a recognized school or course to upgrade technical or design skills, or to seek a stimulus for greater creativity and inspiration. As the cost of craft-related education (tuition, materials, travel, accommodation, etc.) can be […]

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Wed, Jul 24, 2013 ― Wed, Jul 31, 2013

Call for Entry
 

Call for entry: Craft Council of BC

Craft Council of British Columbia is now accepting submissions for 6 week exhibitions in the Craft Council Gallery. We are booking exhibitions starting in February 2014 up to December 2015.  Please go here for the curatorial guidelines. CCBC Gallery will exhibit craft that demonstrates a significant departure from the artist/curator’s current craft practice and that strengthens craft’s role in culture creation. […]

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Thursday, Jun 13, 2013

Learning / Symposia / Residency
 

VPL Speaker Series – Craft and Our Community

Our last event in this series will be a panel discussion.  Don’t miss this one as 5 panelists representing 5 major stakeholder groups in craft and art get together and provide their thoughts on how craft can be made a bigger part of the culture of the city.  In addition, they’ll discuss the importance of […]

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Wed, Jun 05, 2013 ― Sat, Jun 22, 2013

CCBC Event
 

CCBC has 2 summer students job openings!

The Craft Council has received a grant for 2 summer students from the Young Canada Works Program. Both positions are 13 weeks/35hrs/wk @$12/hr. Position One We are looking for a creative and motivated student to assist in working with our education and social enterprise committees to scout new artists and to create a community map […]

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Learning / Symposia / Residency
 

VPL Speaker Series – Cultural Diversity and Craft

Following a successful night on craft and the environment, we’ll be back at the VPL on May 16th.  Five different speakers will present on the linkages between culture and craft.  They’ll draw from their heritage, their influences, their travels and their interests in other cultures to show the effects on craft and community.  Hope to […]

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