Forging connection, community and opportunity for Vancouver's metal and jewellery artists.
"Bullet Earrings" 2019
18k yellow gold, silver, iolite
2021 photo contest
grand prize winning entry
From "The World is Your Oyster" by Stella Lee
Copper, Enamel, Glass beads, Sterling Silver, Mother of Pearl
Wenjing Yan, VMAA Photo Contest 2020 grand prize winning entry
what we do
The Vancouver Metal Arts Association (VMAA) is an artist-run nonprofit society that promotes workshops, social events, artist lectures, and exhibitions for the art jewellery and metalsmith communities in Vancouver, BC. We are committed to connecting our membership with opportunities and benefits that support their personal jewellery and metalwork practices.
- Thu, Aug 17VancouverAug 17, 6:00 p.m. – Sep 24, 8:00 p.m.Vancouver, 1555 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3, CanadaAug 17, 6:00 p.m. – Sep 24, 8:00 p.m.Vancouver, 1555 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3, Canada"Our Language" is an exhibition in six parts that represents, in sequence, five resident artists' individual statements, followed by a group exhibition that illustrates how metal and jewellery arts form a common language among them, and frame their shared understanding.
- Wed, Sep 27VancouverSep 27, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDTVancouver, 248 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7, Canada
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The Vancouver Metal Arts Association (VMAA) is a community of metalsmiths, jewellers, blacksmiths, sculptors, mixed-media artists, enamelists, and others who work with metal or have an interest in jewellery design and metal arts.
VMAA was established as a non-profit society in British Columbia in 2012 with the purpose of offering a forum for metalsmiths, jewellers and designers to exchange ideas and technical information, organize exhibitions of jewellery art, and increase public awareness of metal arts.
Each member of VMAA decides what their level of involvement will be. Dues are collected to cover modest administrative costs.
"The Figure" (2021)
Wall Plaque by Peggy Logan
Vitreous enamel, copper, wood