the earring show 2022

the earring show 2022

the earring show 2022

opening event

Thursday, May 5, 2022

on view at ccbc gallery

May 5-19, 2022

displayed online

May 5 - June 30, 2022

Thank you!

A big thanks to everyone who attended this year’s virtual opening event for The Earring Show, to every participating artist and to everyone who contributed to our annual fundraiser in 2022. 

Starting as a local, one-day fundraiser event, The Earring Show has grown each year, first accepting artists throughout North America and now accepting artists from around the world since 2021. The show has now adapted to the current world situation, transitioning to a virtual setting. In 2022, The Earring Show was held as a hybrid event, displaying earring submissions both at the CCBC Gallery in Vancouver and online. An opening event was hosted virtually on May 5, 2022, where winners were announced.

The live event was hosted by CBC’s North x Northwest Sheryl MacKay and CCBC ED Raine McKay in celebration of wearable art.

The Earring Show featured cocktail, ‘Hooped on Pink’ was created for this year’s edition by The Liberty Distillery on Granville Island. 

Congratulations to the 2022 winners:
emerging artist: fiona mclean
Born into a family full of artists in BC, Fiona has a deep love of materials and the physicality of working with her hands. She entered VCC’s Jewellery Art & Design program to pursue her passion for metalsmithing. After her first year, she won the Vaccaro Family Scholarship with which she was able to enroll in the Gemmology program at VCC.

Her work has been exhibited in-person and online through the Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Co-Adorn and SNAG. She is currently finishing her BA at NSCAD while working as a manager and instructor at Argentum Jewellery School and Supply in Victoria, BC.
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limited edition: ruth hollywood
Ruth Hollywood is an award winning contemporary jeweller, specialising in vibrant, geometric jewellery made from recycled silver and brightly coloured resin. Originally from Scotland, she is now based in the Drôme Provincial in the South of France.

Dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of her practice, Ruth uses responsibly sourced and sustainable recycled silver. Additionally, she adopts ethical principles throughout her work from eco friendly processes to recycled packaging.

Whilst her inspiration changes from collection to collection, Ruth’s main influences are science, architecture and modern art. Colour theory and grid formations are continuing themes from which she develops shapes and structures.
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one-of-a-kind: rho tang
Rho Tang is a contemporary jewelry artist based in New York City and Beacon NY. She obtained bachelor’s degrees in architecture and fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s degree in urban planning from the Architectural Association in London. After more than 10 years of studying and working in the architectural design field, Rho seeks to broaden her canvas to a different scale and perspective. Her understanding of form, space, geometry and volume from applied architectural design is carried out in a minimalist approach to jewelry creations. Since 2018, Rho has exhibited work in art galleries and museums throughout Europe, Asia, and America.

Rho approaches jewelry making through an exploration of spatial relationships; composing visual language by invoking elements such as repetition, juxtaposition, and hierarchy.
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The Earring Show featured cocktail, ‘Hooped on Pink’ was created for this year’s edition by The Liberty Distillery on Granville Island. 

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