Exhibition: 7-21 December 2019
Location: VAC, 1800 Store Street
Open daily: 10am – 6pm
Online Submissions: 15 – 30 November
Artwork delivery: Tuesday 3 December and Wednesday 4 December from 10am-6pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, 7 December from 7pm to 9 pm

This is a non-juried show+sale… you decide what you want to include!

The Victoria Arts Council (VAC) is pleased to host another installment of Little Gems at 1800 Store Street. This festive event kicks off the holiday season with works by a wide variety of local artists and artisans, including painting, drawing, ceramics, craft, jewelry, and photography. Just in time for holiday shopping and with all pieces priced $500 or under, there is a little gem for everyone.

Please note:

  • Online registration for Little Gems 2019 will begin 15 November
  • Open to VAC members exclusively [membership dues can be paid at time of artwork delivery]
  • Artwork delivery will take place Tuesday 3 December and Wednesday 4 December from 10am to 6pm
    [no earlier / no later]
  • All artwork MUST be labeled with: Artist Name; Title of Work; Medium; Price
    [artworks not labeled completely will not be accepted, no exceptions]
  • Maximum price of $500 per artwork
  • VAC Members are encouraged to bring in up to 3 works presentation-ready
    [no larger than 20 x 16 inches for 2-D works and 2 x 2 feet for 3-D works]
  • Original Works: $10 display fee per work or 3 / $20
  • Art Cards and Prints: $10 display fee for 10 items. (Note: please enter Art Cards or Prints as the title of your work, they will be considered one submission in the form below.)
  • Jewelry: $10 display fee per item and 3 / $20. [Maximum of 3 jewelry items allowed]
  • Once a work is sold, the artist will have the opportunity to replenish if they so desire
  • Standard 25% commission to VAC | Payment to artists for sold work will take place by end of January 2020
  • Pick-up of unsold work must take place Saturday 21 December between 3PM and 6PM[any remaining artwork will be subject to storage fees: $10 per day per item. VAC gallery and offices will be closed from 22 December 2019 – 7 January 2020.]

The VAC will be open daily during this special annual members show, and we will be seeking volunteers to help with installation, gallery-sitting, wrapping, and clean up. Monica will have a schedule prepared shortly, but you can always email her if you know you’ll be able to help out this year: with the subject line LITTLE GEMS VOLUNTEER 2019

Event Application Form:
Little Gems Holiday Art and Craft Fair 2019

Please enter your contact information
VAC Member: Yes No
Youth/Adult: Youth < 19 Adult 19 and over
Postal Code:
Email Address:
Phone: (Day) (Evening) (Cell)

All participating artists are encouraged to volunteer. Please indicate how you can help:
Sit Show Please be prepared to sign up at intake
Clean Up
Please indicate if you can Demonstrate/Perform during the show.
         (Demonstrators/Performers will receive a $25 honorarium)

Type of Demonstration/Performance:

Use the selected field below for my entry label contact information:
E-mail Address Phone (Day) Phone (Evening) Phone (Cell)

The following information must be provided for each entry:

Availability: For Sale Not For Sale Sold
Price $:   Clear This Entry

Availability: For Sale Not For Sale Sold
Price $:   Clear This Entry

Availability: For Sale Not For Sale Sold
Price $:   Clear This Entry

VAC Member # Entries Total Payable

I have read, understand and accept the following Agreement and Waiver:
I understand and accept the requirements for this show, and also agree not to hold the Victoria Arts Council, its members, staff and volunteers, legally liable for any damages, loss or injury to person or property sustained by reason of an accident or incident occurring in or about the Victoria Arts Council. Further, any insurance coverage for loss or damage to the submitted works is my responsibility.