6 Designers Explain Why Craft Still Matters In A Digital World “Craft is more than just a way of making things; perhaps it’s a way of thinking.”
Okay, so perhaps not this year but why not? Anyway once again I am not prepared to enter, however, oh! wait, maybe I could submit something! hmmm, I will think on it, but not too long, don’t let indecision be the decision.
The niche awards are the biggest we can get in our profession as fine craft artisans, even if you are not going to enter this year, go have a look often at the web site and get inspired to enter for next year and what do you say we let the world know we are here.
If nothing else, the work on this site will inspire you. They have categories for everything.
presented by Island Artisans Association
2014 DATES; NOVEMBER 21, 22, 23
The Island Artisans Association (IAA) is pleased to invite you to apply for booth space in the upcoming 26th Annual Juried Artisan Show “Gifts for Myself and Others” to be held at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre, November 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014. This event is organized by and for professional crafts people in order to present to the public a consistently high quality show in a congenial location. The venue includes free parking and is wheelchair accessible.
NEW for 2014
* $20 OFF for first time participants
* If 2014 is the first time you will be participating in Gifts for Myself and Others, you will be given $20 off of your booth fee. This rebate will be applied to your remaining amount owing once you have been accepted.
* NEW “Gifts Gallery” for IAA Members
– We would like to offer an opportunity to members of the Island Artisans Association to be part of Gifts 2014. If you are not interested in having your own booth at the show but would like to display and potentially sell a few of your items. This is a great entry into shows if you have never been in one and a great opportunity to get your work seen. All participating artists will have their works sold by a hired person in the Gifts Gallery. These sales will be commission based. This gallery will be by consignment (30%). If you`re interested, please contact our show coordinator, Jantina Froese at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-743-1213.
Work to be offered for sale must be three-dimensional craft, original in design, or be a personal interpretation of a traditional style, and made by the applicant. Any commercial components must be very much secondary to the overall design. Work made using commercial molds, kits, hobby crafts, soaps, lotions or food items are unacceptable and will not be considered. Overall balance of craft categories will be taken into consideration and limits may be set in some categories.
Applications are welcome from artisans living on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands. Exhibitors must be a member of the Island Artisans Association. Membership Renewal and New Membership Application forms are available online, http://islandartisans.ca
There is the opportunity for two artists to share a space, however, if you wish to share with another artist you must both submit application forms at the same time; send your
application forms together either digitally or by mail.
Booth fees vary by booth size: The application form with booth dimensions and fees is included with this package. All booth assignments will be made by the Organizing Committee. Deadline for application is May 30, 2014.
The Leonardo da Vinci Centre is a successful venue for exciting and well-advertised shows of high quality craft. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the show coordinator, Jantina Froese either by email at email@example.com or phone at (250) 743-1213.
Please visit the Island Artisans Association website http://islandartisans.ca for more information.
Island Artisans Association, Gifts 2014, P.O. Box 5322, Victoria, BC, V8R 1H0.
make all cheques out to ISLAND ARTISANS ASSOCIATION, marked Gifts2014