Fine Arts Show 2024

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Fine Arts Show 2024

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

About the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show

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.

What is an open art show?

An open art show accepts every entry. Although it is an open show, when we run out of room, that’s it. We had 140 artists participate last year. Only one piece per artist. The judges choose the award winners after the show is hung.

Important Dates to Remember:

Show Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; SaturdaysNoon – 4:00 pm      
Show Dates: May 8th – June 4th

Registration Opens: February 1st
Registration Closes: April 12th OR until capacity is reached.
Artwork Photo Deadline: April 24th*

Drop off Date: May 4th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick up Date: June 5th from 11:am – 2:00 pm
Opening: May 9th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Art Attack: TBA
Art Tea: May 11th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Waitlist Information: Registration is open, with more details to come about all the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show events. Registration is open until April 12/24 – or until capacity is reached. If we reach capacity before the deadline, we will set up a wait list. Capacity is dependent on the number and size of entries.

*While we don’t require a photograph at the time of registration, we do require a photo of the finished work by April 24/24. This is so we can make this marque exhibition available online. *Important* You must include FAS 2024 in the subject line when you email your photograph so your message doesn’t get lost.

Important: Due to high demand and limited space, there is only one entry per artist.

Register using the form below:

Fine Arts Show 2024

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While we don’t require a photograph at the time of registration, we do require a photo of the finished work by April 24/24. This is so we can make this marque exhibition available online.
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Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 5 MB, Max. files: 1.
    If a photo of your finished artwork is not available at this time, please leave field blank. Email a photo of your finished work by April 24th to creative@cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca
    If you have a short video of your studio or your work, give us the link and we can share it with your audience.
    Conditions of entry*
    I agree: That the piece(s) I submitted is my original work, that is my idea, composition and image. That the work I submit is for sale. That I am 18 years of age or older. The work is culturally appropriate in its content with images that I am authorized to use. CVAC reserves the right to disallow entries that are deemed offensive, or promote hate. The work has not been exhibited at CVAC before nor has it won a prize at any local show before. Eligibility of any artwork is up to the discretion of CVAC. All artworks are framed or suitably prepared for hanging per the CVAC website instructions. CVAC has the right to display the submissions online. To pay the Cowichan Valley Arts Council 20% commission on the sale of my work. That I am a member in good standing of CVAC.