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CALL FOR ENTRY: UNEARTHED (VMAA 2022 Group Exhibition)

Updated: Apr 21

Call for Entry:

The Vancouver Metal Arts Association would like to invite jewellers and metal artists to submit finished works to be considered for our 2022 exhibition ‘Unearthed’. The exhibition will take place at the Craft Council of BC gallery space from March 3 to April 29, 2022.

This exhibition invites artists to uncover the discoveries they have made with their work through trials and tribulations. Perhaps the past few years have been conducive to reviewing and reworking past work or have allowed for reflection, resulting in a restart with renewed energy leading into a new direction, unearthing a hidden treasure. Some artists have found themselves delving into project after project, while others find themselves wandering in unknown territory. We ask artists to mine through changes to their studio practices, to dig back into past ideas lost along the way, to excavate the old into something new and to reveal the discoveries they have made. ‘Unearthed’ offers an opportunity to reveal your inspirational ideas, various initial attempts, and finally, those processes employed in the creation of a new piece of art - jewellery or object.

Process work - sketches, maquettes, samples, etc. - will be a component of the final exhibition and we ask that artists be prepared to supply this if selected. VMAA strongly encourages applications from artists from diverse backgrounds.

Dates: Entry Deadline: 31 October, 2021

Exhibition Dates: 3 March - 28 April, 2022

Opening Reception: 3 March, 2022


This is a VMAA Members Group Exhibition.

If selected for the exhibition, you must hold a current membership:

Submissions accepted through CCBC’s Slideroom portal (application fee is $25 USD, should this pose a barrier to you,, please contact the exhibitions committee).

Artists may apply with up to three pieces per submission.

One submission per artist.

Submissions must be recent works created from 2020-Present and may not have been previously exhibited by the VMAA.

Accepted Works:

All works must include return pre-paid shipping and be packaged in re-usable materials for return.

Artists outside of Canada may submit, but please note that we will only accept works shipped from within Canada, therefore artists will be responsible for making those arrangements themselves.

Any works received late, damaged in shipping, do not match submitted photos or show poor craftsmanship may be refused for exhibition.


Works will be insured by the CCBC for the duration of the exhibiting dates only.

Details will be provided to selected artists.

Please direct any questions or inquiries to:


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