(Vancouver, BC) – Celebrating 15 years of Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective holiday events, the annual artist curated collection of fine art, craft and design will host a two-day only show at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th.   This collaborative event provides a venue that champions craftsmanship over mass production, hosting over 30 BC based artists to exhibit in an intimate environment where shoppers can mingle with the makers and find holiday gifts created with intention, that become future heirlooms.  Over 70 Canadian artists have been featured at events over the past 15 years.

What:                           

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – annual curated show and collection from Canadian designers and artists

Dates / Times:             

 Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 11:00 am – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.

Where:                       

Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Admission:    

$3.00 per person

Admission fees are earmarked for Emerging Artists Scholarship to help new artist show at the 2018 event

The 2017 Shiny Fuzzy Muddy event features new participating designers including:  Sinbi Collection, fashion designer (Vancouver); Jumping Creek Pottery (Revelstoke); Porchlight Press, letterpress stationary (Vancouver); ONLY CHILD Handicrafts, beadwork (Salt Spring Island); Fredi Rahn Potter (Vancouver); Russell Hackney Ceramics (Bowen Island); Nicole Biggs Designs, jewelry (Nelson); San Soucie, zero waste textile and designs (Vancouver); Kat Cadegan Jewellery (Revelstoke); and Lydi of the Valley Jewellery (Vancouver).

Each year, Shiny Fuzzy Muddy identifies an Emerging Artist and supports their new business endeavors with a grant to participate in the show.  In 2017, the Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Emerging Artist Grant was awarded to Krysta Furioso of ONLY CHILD Handicrafts.  Furioso is a beadweaver located on Salt Spring Island, BC who creates fine beadwoven adornments and heirloom pieces.  Growing up near the Great Lakes, Furioso was first introduced to beadwork by the Ojibwe People of that area, with whom she proudly shares part of her heritage

Returning designers include: AW by Andrea Wong, accessory designs (Vancouver); LUprints, home goods (Pemberton); Claudia Schulz, hat designer (Vancouver); mimi, felt and sewn accessories for children (North Vancouver); Caroline Miller Design, jewellery (Squamish); Cathy Terepocki Ceramics (Chilliwack); Adhesif Clothing, new and recycled fabrics for one-of-a-kind garments (Vancouver); Him Creations, felter (Vancouver); Red Pot Pottery (Surrey); Art by Lan Yao (Squamish); TOODLEBUNNY, jewellery (Vancouver); Daub + Design, hand dyed fashion (Vancouver); Julie Mackinnon Ceramics (Salt Spring Island); we.are.stories, small batch clothing line (Nelson); zed handmade, hand knit designs (South Surrey); Joanna Lovett Sterling, jewellery (Burnaby); bronsino, hand crafted bags and accessories (Burnaby); Winterluxe, recycled cashmere winter accessories collection (Vancouver); flightpath designs, leatherwork goods (Vancouver); dahlhaus, pottery (Vancouver); and Kari Woo Contemporary Art Jewellery (Calgary, AB).

About Shiny Fuzzy Muddy:

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy formed in 2003 as a non-profit collective to create events and to bring art to the people.  2017 sees the collective celebrating their 15th year milestone of offering high end and handmade events connecting artists to the community with curated holiday events. The group’s four core members and local makers, Janna Hurtzig, Kari Woo, Arleigh Wood and Frances Dickinson, annually plan the SHINYFUZZYMUDDY show, which takes place the second weekend in December at Heritage Hall. With an effort made to seek out new artists, up to thirty guests are invited to exhibit and sell their work at this historic Main St. location. The common thread that ties the work together is the high quality of design, craftsmanship, material sensibility and professionalism.  For more information on Shiny Fuzzy Muddy, please visit the website.

Media Contact:

Fawn Mulcahy, The Fawnz Creative Communications

604.961.3314

thefawnz@telus.net

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