Thank you to all the shoppers and vendors and sponsors who made this past weekend’s 28th Annual Gifts for Myself and Others Show & Sale a success!
A shout out to the chefs and their volunteers helpers who provided such tasty food for everyone to enjoy! Homefulness at Woodwynn Farms is benefiting from all the profits from food and coffee sales!
Thank you to Brad Prevedoros for creating beautiful background music to shop by.
BC’s premier artisan show put on by some of the top fine craft artists on Vancouver Island and the surrounding gulf islands. Come for the joy, come for the quality come for the unique canadian made artisan crafted gifts perfect for yourself or your friends. Nothin read more
The Gallery Shoppe at Gifts for Myself and Others Hello everyone! If you are interested in the opportunity to be a part of the Gallery Shoppe or know of someone who may be interested in participating, please confirm with Jantina, our coordinator at 250-743-1213 or email read more
The Island Artisans Association, Gifts for Myself and Others, continues it’s efforts to grow and improve the quality of its services to it’s membership.
Gifts for Myself and Others is delighted to announce the executive board’s decision to increase the number of juried and accepted jewellery vendors from 6 to 8 for 2016. This is exciting news as it means we still have space available and welcome new applicants in the jewelry category.
Get ready …. there is MORE NEWS!
So, GET EXCITED!
GET ON BOARD!
Get your application filled out and submitted by AUGUST 15th and if you are an accepted vendor, you will receive paid bonus time on Facebook as a early dead line incentive.
We are looking forward to another great show this year!
Hope to see your application soon.
Sunday, June 19th Car Free YYJ Five IAA members will be participating, come down and say hi if you are in the area. The Island Artisans banner will be displayed and they will be selling some of their work and handing out IAA bookmarks. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR MORE INFO
The mission of the Island Artisans Association is to support and assist artisans to create a successful craft industry, and to foster excellence in crafts.
Island Artisans Association – professional fine craft artists
The association grew out of an initiative undertaken by the Community Economic Development Corporation, CEDCO, in Victoria. The craft industry in this region is comprised mainly of self-employed individuals making a diverse range of objects in studios scattered over a broad area. The CEDCO study started a process that brought together these craftspeople to share their ideas for the advancement of the craft industry locally. It was decided that an organization was needed to speak for craft producers and assist in the development of skills to attract more rewarding markets. To this end, the IAA was formed and incorporated as a non-profit society in August 2002. Go to IAA History for more information.
Since the inception of the IAA, many activities have been pursued to help craftspeople connect with one another, improve their business skills and their profitability, and raise the profile of the craft industry in the region. There is an elected Board of Directors who work diligently to bring interesting and topical programmes to the monthly meetings and to make decisions that are timely for the association. A members’ meeting is held once a month in Victoria and this website that showcases our artisans and their accomplishments as well as the activities of the group. It is a testimony to the organization that many of the founding members are still active in the association.