Little Gems 2018 Submissions are now OPEN! 

 November 28-December 21, 2018

Location: VAC Store Street Gallery (1800 Store Street)

In honour of our 50th Anniversary we would like to extend an invitation to our VAC members to help create a ‘Celebration Wall’ of 50 ARTWORKS by 50 MEMBERS! Our ‘GOLD’ themed wall of works will be featured upcoming Little Gems Show.  

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: VAC members only. Room only for first 50 participants. No hanging fee. Original works -art not shown before. All works will have an equal retail value of $150 ($50 commission fee to VAC upon sale). Artwork must be 10 X 10. -edges must be finished . Please incorporate GOLD as a theme into your artwork.

The Victoria Arts Council (VAC) is pleased to host another installment of Little Gems at 1800 Store St. This festive event kicks off the holiday season with works by a wide variety of local artists and artisans, including painting, drawing, pottery, craft, and photography. Just in time for holiday shopping; there is a little something for everyone
with all pieces priced $300 or under.

EXHIBITION DATES: November 28-December 21, 2018
EXHIBITION LOCATION: VAC Gallery (1800 Store Street)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 26th at 11:00am

Works must be dropped off at VAC 1800 Store St on November 25th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm or November 26th from 9:00am to 11:00am. Exhibition Strike: Please collect your works from 1800 Store Street on December 21 from 5:00pm-7:00pm and December 22 from 12:00pm-4:00pm

  • Open to VAC members and non-members.
  • 2 or 3 dimensional pieces accepted, maximum size for 2-D pieces is 16×20 inches, maximum size for 3-D pieces is 2 feet x 2 feet.
  • Maximum 3 original works of art or 2 original works of art and art cards/prints.
  • Maximum price of $300 per piece.
  • Works submitted must not be for sale at other retail/gallery locations during the run of the exhibition.
  • Original Works: $10 per work and 3 / $20 for VAC members, $20 per work for non-members.
  • Art Cards and Prints: $10 for 10 items for VAC members and $20 per 10 items for non-members. (Note: please enter Art Cards or Prints as the title of your work, they will be considered one submission in the form below.)
  • Jewellery: $10 per item and 3 / $20 for VAC members and $20 per item for non-members. Maximum of 3 jewellery items allowed.
  • 25% commission taken on all items sold

As a non-profit organization, volunteer assistance is crucial to the success of our programs. Participants are expected to sign up for volunteer shifts during the run of the show. To sign up for volunteer shifts, please contact us at

Members who volunteer for one or more shifts will have their commission reduced to 20% and their intake fee reduced to $10 for 3 works.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 28th from 7 to 9 pm. Please watch for details as this event launches our 50th anniversary celebrations!

Event Application Form:
Little Gems Holiday Art and Craft Fair 2018

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
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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.