Forging connection, community and opportunity for Vancouver's metal and jewellery artists.
"Memento Hie I" (2021)
brooch/wall piece by Clarissa Long
plaster, wood, magnetl
"Spider and I" (2022)
by Jasmine Williams
Copper, silver, brass
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.
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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