Fine Arts Show 2024

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Fine Arts Show 2024

May 8 @ 11:00 am June 4 @ 4:00 pm

Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show

Click here to see the Online Gallery.

The Cowichan Valley Fine Art Show is the largest open, non-juried,  art show on the Island and features work by emerging and renowned artists including painting and sculpture, jewelry design, furniture, photography and more. It has been organized annually since 1971 by CVAC.

The Fine Arts Show is your opportunity to survey the works of 140 artists. All the pieces are for sale. There’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind piece that speaks to you and makes a special statement in your home, or as a gift that will be appreciated for a lifetime.

Meet the Jury:

Art Attack, May 25

Art Attack is back! Artists “battle”, painting to music while guests peruse their works. Every 20 minutes, guests vote for their favourite piece. Then, winners from the first two rounds go head-to-head to win the top prize. A CVAC favourite event!

Art Attack: May 25, 7:00 – 9:30 pm | Tickets $15

This Year’s Award Winners

Best in Show:

Richard Gibson’s “Aphrodite”

Awards of Excellence:

Kaye Smillie’s “Walking Women Revisited”

Cim MacDonald’s “Driftwood Tangle”

Jurors Choice:

Arnim Rodeck’s “Layers”

Ken Miner’s “Big Lonely Doug”

Nancy Wesley’s “Ocean Jewel”

Honourable Mentions:

Jo-Anne Clark’s “Trail of the Blue Thread”

Claudia Lohmann’s “Dreamland”

Jordan Blackstone’s “Three of a Kind”


Registration is full and we are currently waitlisting in case there are withdrawals. To be placed on the waitlist, please email
Drop Off: Saturday May 4, Noon – 4 pm
Pick Up: Tuesday June 4, Afternoon

Artwork Photo Deadline is Apr. 25
The Cowichan Valley Fine Arts show is available online and we require your photo to do so. If you didn’t include a photo with your registration, send a photo, by email, by April 25. Be sure to put “FAS 2024” in the subject line. Please send photos to:
Photos file name format: First Name_Last Name_Name_of_Artwork

Maximum Dimensions
Width: 48” or 1.2 metres, including frame, full width of triptychs, diptychs etc.
Height: 60” or 1.5 metres
Area: 2,880 square inches or 18,581 square centimetres
Sculptures & 3D: Tall items that sit on the floor, maximum floor space of 30” X 30” and must stand securely. We have a variety of plinth sizes – if your sculpture has a footprint of more than 18”X18”, or if you have any questions at all, please call 250.746.1633