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Mid’ May is already here and a great summer is now knocking at our door! No better time to celebrate everything unique our city has to offer both on its outstanding natural outskirts as what lives inside: this is when the 2nd edition of the Vancouver Creatives Calotype Exhibition will come handy next month, with 20 more beautiful hand-printed historical portraits half of both established creative figures and the other of up & coming talents all spanning many contemporary art and design industries!

Opening date for this original-to-Vancouver photographic home-run is set to Thursday, June 4th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, with a short series of talks and Q&A with this year’s 9 laureates open to the public from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. This opening night will also feature a live musical set by Vancouver-bred electronic duo “Combine The Victorious” for their 2nd album launch, as well as a themed bar and, of course, a great crowd of creatives with which to mingle and network including laureates and jurors and many of the Vancouver Creatives sponsors that have come together in support of the project!

We wish to express here renewed sincere thanks to Vancouver Is Awesome, Montecristo Magazine, Jukebox, Opus Arts Supplies, Vitamin Daily, Fall for Local (and Kelly Turner!), When They Find Us, Combine The Victorious, and last but not least Make, our wonderful exhibition partner and space home of all Vancouver Creatives shows! So come celebrate your talented city altogether on June 4th, we’ll be honored to see you all there!

VC2_Mike_SeymourMike Seymour | Installation Artist

VNB_ErynDerksenEryn Derksen | Founder of Rocketpop bags

VNB_StudioBUPRyan Boechler & Christine Huynh | Founders of Studio Bup

VNB_MAmodioMarianne Amodio | Founder of marianne amodio architecture studio

MattSchroeterMatt Schroeter | Designer & Photographer

VC2_MRobichaud Meghan Robichaud | Illustrator & Designer

GeoffVreken_VC2Geoff Vreeken | Copywriter

VC2_IsabelleDunlop Isabelle Dunlop | Owner of Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

VC2_BlackRhinoCreativeRyan Mah & Danny Berish | Founders of Black Rhino Creative



1. Marianne Amodio (Architecture)

2. Geoff Vreeken (Advertising)

3. Dan Berish & Ryan Mah/ Black Rhino Creative (Video/Cinema Production)

4. Matt Schroeter (Photography)

5. Isabelle Dunlop (Fashion Design)

6. Studio BUP (Interior/Furniture Design)

7. Mike Seymour (Installation Art)

8. Eryn Derksen/ RocketPop Bags (Product Design)

9. Meghan Robichaud (Illustration/Visual Arts)

Vancouver Creatives 2 is the second opus of a unique-to-Vancouver celebration of entrepreneurial creativity and artistic innovation across a wide range of industries under the form of a historical portfolio and public exhibition. The goal of this original collaboration is to build tomorrow’s creative legacy today by vesting some of the best established YVR talents with the task of recognizing and supporting young and emerging creators of significance starting up in our city. Picturing the vivid forces already shaping out Vancouver’s future through 9 juried analogue large format portraits photographed and exhibited by VNB, Vancouver Creatives 2 invites all Vancouverites into a future perfect vision of our creative ethos.

THE CALL | January 7 – February 15, 2015:
Launching on January 7, 2015 as an open call to all of Vancouver’s core creative forces, Vancouver Creatives 2 welcomes unlimited free submissions until February 15, 2015.

The 11 Vancouver Creatives 2 Jurors are: Michael Green (MG Architecture), Gloria Macarenko (CBC), Nigel Prince (Contemporary Art Gallery), Niels Bendtsen (Bensen), Hajnalka Mandula (Mandula), Graham MacInnes (Pound & Grain), Marie Khouri (Artist), Bob Kronbauer (Vancouver Is Awesome), Jim Tobler (Montecristo magazine), Karri Schuermans (Chambar) and Sarah Bancroft (vitamin daily). You can view the Vancouver Creatives 2 Jury Portfolio presenting each Juror through his/her VNB historical portrait here.

THE EXHIBITION | JUNE 4 – July 3, 2015
The Vancouver Creatives 2 Legacy Exhibition is scheduled to take place at Make Gallery from June 4 through July 3, 2015 at 257 E. 7th Avenue (Make is Awesome at 7th & Main). A free public opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

VNB_NielsB_NoSign Niels Bendtsen (Bensen)

VNB_GloriaMacarenkoGloria Marcarenko (CBC)

VNB_MichaelGreenMichael Green (MG Architecture)

VNB_KarriSchuermansKarri Schuermans (Chambar)

VNb_NigelPrinceNigel Prince (Contemporary Art Gallery)

VNB_SarahBancroftSarah Bancroft | vitamin daily

VNB_BobKronbauerBob Kronbauer (Vancouver Is Awesome)

VNB_HMandulaHajnalka Mandula (Mandula)

VNB_GrahamMacInnesGraham MacInnes (Pound & Grain)

VNB_MarieKhouriMarie Khouri (Artist)

VNB_JimToblerJim Tobler (Montecristo Magazine)

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