May 1 – 22, 2021
Fine ARTS SHOW Gallery 2021
It’s a wrap. The show is over in the gallery but it lives on online. Thanks to the 113 artists who participated. Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show celebrates 51 years of creativity in this popular annual show. This year we showcased work that ranged from photography; jewellery making; wood working; painting in watercolour; acrylic and oil; clay, metal and glass.
In person visiting Hours:
Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Awards announcement and virtual opening
See recording HERE
People’s Choice Awards
(in person voting) Curvaceous by Pauline Dueck
(online voting) Minus 30C Inconveniences by Thomas Hutchings
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
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 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.