May 1 – 22, 2021

Fine ARTS SHOW Gallery 2021

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council would like to acknowledge that we operate and create on the unceded territory of the Cowichan Tribes the largest First Nations Band in British Columbia.

The Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show celebrates 51 years of creativity in this popular annual show. This year we are showcasing the work of 115 different artists with work that ranges from photography; jewellery making; wood working; painting in watercolour; acrylic and oil; clay, metal and glass. Please enjoy and consider signing our on-line guest book.

Check our calendar for Fine Arts Show related events.


In person visiting Hours:
Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturdays:  12:00 am – 4:00 pm

Awards announcement and virtual opening  May 1

See recording HERE

Enjoy the art and artists’ statements below. Join the conversation by signing the Guest Book, and Voting for your favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.

People’s Choice Announcements May 22 @ 12:00 Noon Live on Facebook

A special thank you to our exhibit sponsors

Canvas Plus and Excellent Frameworks.

Meet The jury

Meet the jury of the 2021 Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show!

Kristen Turner MacDonald

Kristen Turner MacDonald

Kristen Turner MacDonald is an Australian family photographer and teacher. She chases sunlight and captures documentary and lifestyle images of her families as they explore beautiful Vancouver Island. She’s half of the backcountry landscape photography duo The Great Unwashed and teaches photography and French at Shawnigan Lake School. As a colour nerd and fun enthusiast, she loves helping her students to be curious, playful and brave when they make art.


You can find her at:

IG: @kristenturnermacdonald @the.great.unwashed

FB: @kristenturnermacdonaldphotography

Harold allanson

Harold Allanson, SFCA, TWSA

Over time Harold’s tried a number of different mediums while pursuing his artistic interests. However, over the past 20 odd years watercolour remains his medium of choice. His work’s been exhibited, provincially and internationally, he’s won numerous awards and his paintings can be found in collections locally, provincially, and internationally. Harold’s taught workshops throughout BC, Northern Territory, United States, and Spain.


He’s asked to jury on a regular basis, feels that it’s always honoured to do so as it affords him an opportunity to meet other artist and view their fresh new ideas and varied interpretation of their chosen subjects.


So, it’s with great pleasure Harold accepts the opportunity to serve as one of three jurors for this year’s CVAC’ 51stAnnual Fine Arts Show.

Jock Hildebrand

Jock Hildebrand

Jock Hildebrand is a graduate of Emily Carr University with an international reputation for large sculptural projects, primarily in bronze and stone. Having worked in Asia and Europe, as well as North and Central America, Hildebrand’s vision of sculpture has been gathered from his almost 40 years as a professional artist.

Many of his ideas stem from his interest in anthropology and ethnology, as well as extensive travels. These influences are often portrayed in his works, but also interspersed and blended with his love of the ocean and the West Coast topography.

Hildebrand was founder and lead organizer of the Okanagan Thompson International Sculpture Symposium in 2002. This project left 20 monumental pieces of public art in the region. As a result, he was nominated by the former mayor of Kelowna, Sharon Shepherd, for the Order of BC, and in 2009 he received the Okanagan Visual Arts Award.
Jock has also lectured in China on sculpting in the digital age and worked as a consultant for the Government of Belize to assist with the establishment of a public art collection.

In addition to creating sculpture, Jock is also an accomplished painter in oils, acrylic and watercolor.
FB: @Jockhildebrand


  1. Thank you for sharing your art show on-line during this time. We enjoyed going through the art pieces and reading what the artist had to say about their works.

  2. I am taking my time to enjoy perusing the show with a daily virtual visit, and I look forward to seeing these incredible works of art in person soon.


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