SHOW DATES: May 5 – June 2, 2023    

Show Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; SaturdaysNoon – 4:00 pm      

Award Winners Announced

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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 jurors choose the award winners.

Fine Arts Show Events

Opening and Awards, Thursday, May 4, 7 – 8:30 pm 

Before-Mother’s-Day Tea, May 13 (by donation)

ArtAttack, To be Determined

Fine Arts Show Prizes

There are Jury Awarded Prizes & a Peoples Choice Award. The Jurors’ award the following:

  •  2 Distinction Awards of $250 each – Sponsored by the Hand of Man Museum
  • 4 Awards of Excellence of $100 each
  • 3 Jurors’ Awards of $100 each sponsored by The Old Farm Market and Canvas Plus
Guests at the Show vote for the People’s Choice Award which is awarded at the close of the show. The winner receives $50.

About the Jurors

      •  Tony Bounsall has been an award-winning professional photographer for close to 30 years, and has worked in several different mediums, including digital artwork, collage, iPhoneography, mixed media and encaustics. A photo arts graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson Polytechnical University), he currently teaches at Camosun College, the University of Victoria and the Vancouver School Of Art. One of the founding members of “The Imagists” (a Victoria based arts collective), he serves on the board of MISSA (Metchosin Summer School Of The Arts). He exhibits and sells his own digital fine art prints and mixed media work throughout North America.

      • Sandra Carr Is the program leader for Camosun College’s Fine Furniture Program (the program from which she graduated in 1997) and a furniture designer/maker who co-owned a successful bespoke furniture company for over 15 years in the Cowichan Valley, specializing in residential work. Sandra is currently focusing on green woodworking.

      • Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, David Gluck currently resides in Duncan, with his wife Katherine Stone where he works as a full-time painter and tattoo artist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in art education from Penn State University before immigrating to Canada. David currently divides him time between fine art oil painting and tattooing at Black Label Tattoos in Duncan. He was a finalist in the 2021/22 Salt Spring National Art Prize.

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