What: Shiny Fuzzy Muddy (SFM) 2017
When: Saturday December 9, 11am – 7pm and Sunday December 10, 10am – 6pm
Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver BC V5T 3G7
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Shiny Fuzzy Muddy celebrates its 13th year of operation, every year inviting new guest artists to exhibit and sell their work as part of the curated collection of talent. With new, innovative, and Canadian-made products, Shiny Fuzzy Muddy patrons can expect a number of different materials from its 25+ vendors this year. Keep checking back for New Vendor updates!
This year we are continuing on with our Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund. With the collected door admission, we put that money back into funding a “young” business that we feel could benefit from the exposure that SFM offers. Check back soon to see who we have selected for this year!
Founding members Kari Woo and Arleigh Wood say: “The Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective is very proud to celebrate our thirteenth anniversary this year! Initially we started as a way to crowdsource audiences in order to present our work in a context that we could collectively create and curate. Over a decade later, we realize that we have not only created an annual and ongoing event, but a community of artists and art advocates – networks of relationships that inspire and support our artists and patrons all year round.”
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About the Show
Shiny: Precious objects of adornment. Fuzzy: Warm garments to wrap your home and body in. Muddy: Clay moulded into contemporary forms for the kitchen and tabletop. Created as an antidote to large-scale craft fairs and an alternative to big-box-store, mass produced goods, the thoughtfully conceived Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Show aims to support and promote the brightest creative talents where art, craft and design intersect.
The collective’s mission is to create a space for artists to meet their audiences and where the atmosphere is designed to present work in a context that supports the values and intentions with which it was made. Approximately 25 vendors are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the annual event, held at the historic Heritage Hall in Vancouver. The common thread that ties the work together is the high quality of design and innovation, craftsmanship, and material sensibility.
Carefully and thoughtfully curated each season, SFM is known as one of the season’s best shows by both patrons and the participating artists. With a decided lack of holiday music and kitschy decorations, patrons can be sure to find meaningful objects, great conversation, inspiration and to meet the designer/makers directly.
About the Founders
The Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective formed in 2003 to collaborate in bringing their art to the people. The driving force and vision behind this artist-run, annual event came from the group’s five core members, Frances Dickinson, Kari Woo, Arleigh Wood, Janna Hurtzig, and Laura McKibbon. Initially drawn to each other’s aesthetic sensibilities, they found great support and inspiration in their collaboration and so more than a decade later, the event happily lives on.
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