beaux arts: a celebration of the sculptural form in metal

beaux arts: a celebration of the sculptural form in metal

beaux arts: a celebration of the sculptural form in metal

call for entry

vancouver metal arts association


November 15, 2020

Exhibition date:

April - June, 2020


Italian Cultural Centre

Cost :

$20 USD

Vancouver Metal Arts Association in partnership with the Italian Cultural Centre Gallery will host a juried metal arts group exhibition for April of 2021.

The year 2021 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Marega (1871-1939) the Italian Canadian Sculptor who created the lions on Vancouver’s Lion’s Gate Bridge, among many other significant BC sculptural landmarks. In celebration of Marega’s significant legacy the Vancouver Metal Arts Association and the ICC Gallery are seeking metal artists who are willing to explore (figuratively and literally) the stylistic theme of Beaux Arts. Beaux arts strive to merge classical forms with non-traditional use of materials, methods and technologies. In essence, this exhibition seeks metal artists who are willing to bridge, and meld, the world of the traditional with the new and innovative. The career of Charles Marega is characterized by his devotion to this artistic practice and perspective.

The deadline for entry is 15 November 2020. The exhibition will take place from April to June 2021. Please join us for this festival dedicated to the sculpture form, big and small in honour of the life and legacy of Charles Marega.

Entry Deadline: 15 November 2020
Exhibition Dates: April – June 2021
Opening Reception: early April 2021



This is a VMAA Group Exhibition.

If selected for the exhibition, you must hold a current membership:

Submissions accepted through Slideroom (application fee is $20 USD).

Artists can apply with up to three pieces per submission.

One submission per artist.

Submissions may not have been previously exhibited by the VMAA.

Accepted works

o All works must include return pre-paid shipping and be packaged in re-usable materials for return. Artists outside of Canada may submit, but please note that we will only accept works shipped from within Canada, therefore artists will be responsible for making those arrangements themselves.

o Any works received late, damaged in shipping, do not match submitted photos or show poor craftsmanship may be refused for exhibition.

Please direct any questions or inquiries to: [email protected]