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“Tidal attachments” (2016)

by Jan Smith
vitreous enamel, copper, sterling silver, leather, patina



VMAA is seeking submissions
for our 2021 group exhibition

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“Sandstone erosions” (2016)

by Jan Smith
vitreous enamel, copper, sterling silver, leather, patina



The Vancouver Metal Arts Association and Italian Cultural Centre of Vancouver are seeking submissions for a juried metal arts group exhibition for April of 2021 on the theme of 


Beaux Arts:
 a celebration of the sculptural form in metal


At their peak, the Beaux Arts movement strove to merge classical forms with non-traditional use of materials, methods and technologies.


We call on jewellery and metal artists willing to bridge, and meld, the world of the traditional with the new and innovative, both figuratively and literally in this celebration of sculptural forms big and small.

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Important Dates

Entry Deadline 

15 January 2021


Exhibition Dates

April–June 2021

Opening Reception

early April 2021



The Vancouver Metal Arts Association and Craft Council of BC present DISRUPT, a juried group exhibition of artists whose work and creative practices explore and discover new materials, techniques and challenge the status quo. These artists experiment and take risks with ideas and materials, and the exhibit includes pieces with concepts and materials that push the expectations of adornment.

The Craft Council of BC gallery is currently closed to accommodate physical distancing measures. However, the show is now viewable online as a virtual exhibit. It's a whole other experience!


"Deformation as an Object"(2019)

by Ariel Lavian



featuring the latest news about VMAA exhibitions

We're still working away to get our exhibitions archives up, including publishing the profiles and work of various artists from DISRUPT, our 2020 exhibition. Stay tuned for new posts in the coming weeks!