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Call for entry | Evolving Spaces: Transitional in Nature

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

VMAA biennial Juried Exhibition 2023/24

It's time to celebrate a decade of the Vancouver Metal Arts Association. The Vancouver Metal Arts Association exhibitions committee invites invite you to participate in a juried group exhibition co-presented by the Vancouver Metal Arts Association in partnership with the Craft Council of British Columbia.

VMAA invites jewellers, metal artists, and students of these disciplines to submit works that fit the theme Evolving Spaces: Transitional in Nature.

About the call

When physical or emotional spaces change in such a way that they can no longer foster our growth or survival, we push forward under new conditions. Shrinking spaces, displacement, feeling cramped or pursuing freedom, changes of perspective, self-discovery, and the search for safety are some of the many things that can propel us to a new normal.

But what do we find in those liminal spaces? In between what is lost and what will be gained we may discover what is.

VMAA asks artists to create work that explores what becomes present in these evolving spaces.

Consider the following:

  • Spatial limitations related to living/exhibiting/working

  • Changes of heart

  • Cultural loss and gain

  • Metamorphosis

  • Transitions

  • Silver linings

Dates: Deadline for application: 22 November 2023

Work must be received by: 10 January 2024

Exhibition dates: 25 January 2024 - 22 February 2024


This is a VMAA Group Exhibition for members of the society.

If selected for the exhibition, artists must be members in good standing by the time they ship their work, and remain in good standing at the time of the exhibition. Artists may pay (or renew) membership here to access this exhibition opportunity, and other member benefits.

  • Applicants can submit up to three pieces (only one submission per artist).

  • Submissions must be recent works and not have previously been exhibited through VMAA or CCBC.

  • Submissions are accepted through CCBC’s Slideroom portal.

  • The application fee is US$25. Should this fee pose a barrier to you, please contact the exhibitions committee.

Accepted Works:

All works must include prepaid return shipping through Canada Post, and be packaged in reusable materials for return.

Artists outside of Canada may submit, but please note that we will only accept works shipped from within Canada. Artists will therefore 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.


Please submit high-quality photos of your work on a blank background. Image files should be titled as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Title_Year

For each photo, include the following information: Artist name Title of work Date Materials Object type Retail Price (note that pieces need not be for sale, and can be marked as NFS, but the value must be provided for insurance purposes).


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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