A New IAA Opportunity!

At the recent meeting on December 12th
IAA announced some
Exciting News,
Now is the time to share it:

Island Artisans Association
will sponsor a
Fine Craft
Exhibition and Sale

at the
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
David Foster Auditorium and Atrium

October 25, 26, 27, 2019

This will be a Juried show
 We are also very excited to have hired Lisa Samphire who you may remember from the Starfish Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and a well known glass artist in her own right, as our coordinator.

There will be three opportunities for members to consider when applying:

‘The Exhibition in the Atrium’
‘Shop in the Atrium’
‘and/or a Table in the David Foster Room’

 Applications will be available online in mid-January. More information about
the jurying process and show will also be given at that time. It is important to note that you must be a member of IAA to apply for the show.
(Membership due in early January to be eligible to enter and to vote at the AGM)
Our AGM is on Tuesday, February 5th at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.
Please save the date. This will be our only formal meeting in the Spring and an opportunity to find out more about the show.

Major Island Artisans’ Opportunity Coming in 2019!

Are you interested in showing and selling your work in beautiful surroundings to people from all over the world?

If so, indicate your interest and drop by to hear about it. We are serving good news and appetizers with a cash bar, starting at 5pm, with Announcement at 5:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 12th at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre Upper Lounge, small room.

RSVP to Linda at lrajotte@shaw.ca

Where to Find some of IAA’s members works this holiday season!

The holiday season is off to a running start, so most of you are probably busy with shows around town and elsewhere!  Here are a few of venues where you can find our members’ wares:


Call for entry – Cowichan Valley


click link for full details

MAY 3–7, 2017

Portals- The CVAC Centre of Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Island Savings Centre, Cowichan Suite,

2687 James Street, Duncan, B.C.


The Cowichan Valley Arts Council presents its 47th annual open Fine Arts Show.
A selection of pieces will be selected by a three jurors, based on the following:

Best In Show (1)
Award of Excellence (5)
Honorable Mention (10)
People’s Choice (1)

About the entrants:
¬ must be a CVAC member in good standing at the time of registration.
¬ must be at least 16 years of age.
¬ must ensure that valid “model release” forms have been completed in cases where individuals are represented or photographed and may be recognizable in the work being displayed.

About acceptable entries:
¬ must be original work of the entrant
¬ must be for sale
¬ must be no larger than 18 square feet or 40 cubic feet.
¬ Must be framed and/or ready to hang including a taut wire stretched between eye hooks affixed to both sides of the frame, 1/3 from the top of the frame.
¬ All wire ends must be neatly taped.
¬ Unframed canvases must have finished edges and no staples may be visible
¬ Must not have been shown previously on Vancouver Island.
¬ May be the work of collaboration if collaborators are acknowledged (note new collaborator’s entry fee).
¬ CVAC reserves the right to decline entries that do not meet the above conditions.
¬ No refunds will be issued for late or unacceptable entries.

About the show:
¬ 160 entries will be included on a first come, first served basis; a waiting list will be kept.
¬ As closely as possible the show will include 40% 2D traditional, 30% 2D contemporary, 5% 3D traditional, and 25% 3D contemporary. (see website for detailed descriptions)
¬ A 2% processing fee will be applied to single electronic purchases over $300 (Visa, MC)
¬ All purchases are subject to a 15% CVAC commission charge.
Unsold entries not collected, are subject to a storage fee of $3.00 per day


Wednesday, April 5 to Saturday April 8
Beginning at 10 am. Registrations will be taken on-line at the CVAC website (cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca) and in person at PORTALS from 10 – 5 (The CVAC Centre of Arts, Culture and Heritage, 2687 James St., Duncan, B.C.) No mail-in registrations accepted. First come, first served, up to 150 pieces.

Gifts for Myself and Others

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