Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show (CVFAS)



The Cowichan Valley Arts Council presents its 49th annual Fine Arts Show.
April 30 - May 11


(Top 25% of The People's Choice Votes on exhibit)

Show Hours :

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The largest open show and sale in the area.

Art Drop     April 25 and 26    12-8

Opening Night Reception     April 29    7-9 pm   (tickets available here)

2019 Jury

Registration Form 2019 PDF

Hanging Protocol

Excellent Framework Framing Discount


* The following awards will be selected by three judges: Best in Show (1), Award of Excellence (5), Honorable Mention (10)
* A People's Choice Award will be given to the entry with the most votes by the show attendees.
* The People's Choice Show will continue for an additional week. The pieces for this show will be the top 25% from the People's Choice ballots.
* 160 entries based on a first come first served basis.
* As closely as possible the show will include 70% 2D and 30% 3D pieces.
* All purchases are subject to a 15% CVAC commission charge.
* A 2% processing fee will be applied to single electronic purchases over $300 (Visa, MC, Debit).
* Unsold entries not collected on pick-up day are subject to a storage fee of $3.00 per day.


Entrants must:
* be a CVAC member in good standing at the time of registration
* be at least 16 years of age
* ensure that valid “model release” forms have been completed in cases where individuals are represented or photographed and may be recognizable in the work being displayed

Acceptable entries must:
* be the original work of the entrant
* be for sale
*be no larger than 18 square feet or 40 cubic feet with the exception of up to 5 - 100 cubic foot sculptures
* have finished edges on unframed canvases with no staples visible
* must be framed and/or ready to hang based on the CVAC hanging protocol
* must be culturally appropriate as CVFAS acknowledges and respects the cultural rights of our First Nations

Register Online Below:



Artwork Categories for the Cowichan Valley Fine Art Show 2019

  1. 2D  (acrylic, oils, watercolour, pastel, graphite, encaustic, original printmaking, mixed  media collage, fibre, digital imagery)
  2. 3D  (sculpture, jewellery, glass, assemblage, fibre, furniture, wood, metals, functional ceramics)
  3. Photography    (non-manipulated (cropping allowed))
  4. Photography     (manipulated)