inaugural fundraising auction and exhibition

craft council of bc gallery

february 15, 2022


  • application deadline: october 31, 2021
  • notice of acceptance: november 14, 2021
  • submission of works: february 1, 2022
  • exhibtion and silent auction: february 15, 2021

The Craft Council of British Columbia is seeking artists to participate in our inaugural fundraising auction and exhibition, FRAMED. We invite artists to envision a frame (think picture frame, glasses frames, or doorframe) as art itself rather than as supplementary object. We encourage artists to think beyond the frame as protector, support and cradle and to explore the complexity of the frame in their respective media.

FRAMED will be held from February 15 to March 1, 2021 at the CCBC gallery. We welcome submissions from artists working with various craft and mixed media to submit an application via the link below. Application suggests intention to participate and will require proposals for the following: size of frame, media, frame type and initiating idea for frame. Details of what is required can be found in the application form. Applications will close on October 31, 2021. Selected applicants will be notified by November, 14 2021. Frames should be ready for exhibition and delivered to CCBC by February 1, 2022. Finished pieces will be on view and sold in a silent auction with a minimum starting bid of $75; any profits made above $75 will go to the artist.  

Prizes will be awarded to an artist:

  • showing excellence and mastery over their respective medium
  • demonstrating the most creative take on the frame

Please forward any questions to [email protected]

apply now!