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Your Participation — BC Applied Arts

Send your images and ideas to: scarter@eciad.ca
Images should be JPEGs, approx. 600 to 1200 pixel wide.

Be sure to include your full name, email address, a title for your BC applied arts object along with any information concerning history, materials, function, stories and facts associated with the example(s) of BC applied arts.

Images and ideas submitted by visitors to the website will be considered for posting. These postings will be credited.

Working Definition BC applied arts:

Terms and titles associated with applied arts have evolved over the past decades. Applied arts imply application of creativity, invention, innovation, resourcefulness, production, and skills associated with tools and materials.

Applied arts include both two- and three-dimensional forms that function for survival, everyday use, and joy.

In the realm of two-dimension, applied art may be printed designs such as stamps, currency, labels, broadsheets, posters, newspapers, textile designs, menus, brochures, magazines, or the more recent forms of electronic communications.

Three-dimensional applied arts range from architecture to fishing apparatus. For example, coins, tools, furniture, clothing, ceramics, glass, and other objects for use at home, on farms, and for industries are included in this selection.

Some of the objects reflect BCs products from the oceans, forests, mountains, farms, and rural and urban centres from 1858 to 2008.

BC applied arts are made by individuals, manufacturers, or organizations that are central to the everyday culture, economy, and spirit of British Columbia. Selected applied arts were either designed or made in British Columbia. A few examples of objects, such as early clothing, may use materials produced abroad. Earliest stamps, currency, magazines, and other products were produced abroad and imported.

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