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2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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February 2020

Friday 14, February

Welcome Spring! Volunteer Art Show

February 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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This show is in appreciation of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council's volunteers who donate countless hours of personal time to being on the Board of Directors, gallery hosting, attending openings, hanging and curating shows and supporting staff.  CVAC could not do what they do without these valuable people.

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September 2020

Wednesday 23, September

POG Annual Show

September 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - October 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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This year's theme for the POG: Printmakers Only Group annual show is "elements." Accomplished printmakers will display their works that showcase a variety of techniques.   CVAC's hours are  Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Sundays: Closed

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October 2020

Tuesday 6, October

You Are Here

October 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - October 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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You are here Three artists, three unique visions. Janine Duns – Dorian Melton – Julie Nygaard Art show located in Cowichan Valley Arts Council's Annex Gallery CVAC is open Monday to Friday 11 am to 4 pm

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Wednesday 28, October

Dennis B Del Torre: Conversation Starters & Show Stoppers

October 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - November 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Conversations Starters and Show Stoppers is a new collection of mixed media works by Dennis B del Torre. His highly original assemblages of found objects are both whimsical and philosophical.   Cowichan Valley Arts Council Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am to 4 pm

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November 2020

Saturday 14, November

Natural Wonders: Todd McAneeley

November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - November 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Todd is a self-taught woodcarver who creates one-of-a-kind, nature-related coffee tables and wall art that come from his deep love of nature and his decades of experience working with wood.

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December 2020

Thursday 3, December

“Moments In Time” Joanne Mitchell Art Show

December 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - December 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Joanne Mitchell’s style is unique, removing non-essential elements to focus the eye on the very essence of her subject. Her palette is both intense and sensitive, mirroring the glory and infinite variety of nature’s own palette. Her work translates mood with light and colour, celebrates a sense of place and captures moments of silence and solitude.

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January 2021

Tuesday 5, January

Off in All Directions: Art Show

January 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - January 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Four fantastic artists, Birgit Larsen, Lindsay Burton, Karen Severson, and Gail Robb, combine their unique perspectives into this marvellous show containing collages, photography and paintings.

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Thursday 21, January

Fire: Dominique Eustace

January 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Cowichan Valley Arts Council welcomes you to "Fire: Dominique Eustace" Cowichan Valley artist, Dominique Eustace, is expressive with their use of colour and texture as well as choices in subjects.

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February 2021

Saturday 6, February

Water: Dominique Eustace

February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Cowichan Valley Arts Council welcomes you to "Water: Dominique Eustace," a follow up to their last show, Fire. Cowichan Valley artist, Dominique Eustace, is expressive with their use of colour and texture as well as choices in subjects.

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Monday 22, February

Recent Works: Rory MacDonald

February 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - March 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Rory MacDonald’s evocative landscapes record the conversations that he has with nature, whether it is along the Cowichan River or the Rockies. His paintings live somewhere between realism and abstraction. He is an award-winning painter and member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

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March 2021

Wednesday 10, March

VAL KONIG RETROSPECTIVE 1964-2017

March 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - March 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Cowichan Valley Arts Council is delighted to present you “Val Konig Retrospective,” an art show of the collection of Val Konig’s work ranging from 1964 – 2017. Val Konig is well-known on the Salt Spring Island art scene, teaching watercolour and acrylics year-round in her home studio. Her love of flowers and gardening is evidenced in her floral paintings. “For many years I have focussed on light and its effect on the subject. Back-lighting and cast shadows are particularly exciting…

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Saturday 27, March

Shadow Play: Robert Sears

March 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - April 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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In the Annex March 27 to April 10. Recent works by magic realist painter Robert Sears. Sears was encouraged by his grandfather, a native New Yorker, to take advantage of the many museums and galleries that NYC had to offer.  A longtime resident of Gabriola Island (now living in Cowichan Bay), Sears developed an affinity with the Japanese realists Hiroshige and Hokusai and Japanese woodblock prints. His work is concerned with the mystery and melancholy in our everyday lives and…

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April 2021

Monday 12, April

Warmland Calligraphers Annual Show 2021

April 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - April 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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The annual show by members of the Warmland Calligraphers group is eagerly anticipated every year. In their hands, lettering becomes fine art. Warmland Calligraphers of the Cowichan Valley is a non-profit group formed to facilitate the exchange of information between calligraphers and to promote interest in and appreciation of calligraphy as an art form within the community.

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June 2021

Saturday 5, June

Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild

June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - June 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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New works by Island members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts in Canada. The book arts include bookbinding, artists’ books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing and typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.

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August 2021

Monday 23, August

Mycelium Forest: Place Makers and Participants in Time

August 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - September 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Three Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island artists (Sheila Karrow, Pam Vipond and Debra Gardiner) explore the beauty and natural patterns of mushrooms in the coastal rainforest.   Meet the artist – Monday Aug. 23 at 4 pm

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September 2021

Monday 27, September

Six of the Best

September 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - October 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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An art show featuring fabric pieces by Gill Riordan, Lesley Comassar, Dale MacEwan, Susan Purney-Mark, Wendy Duffield and Richard Riordan.

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October 2021

Wednesday 13, October

Reflections

October 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Cowichan Valley artists Astrid Notte and Doreen Green come together and showcase a collection of their works.

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Saturday 30, October

Please be Seated – POG Annual Art Show

October 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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the Printmakers Only Group returns again this year for their annual show. Come down and see a variety of art prints and cards from quality printmakers.

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November 2021

Tuesday 16, November

Teeny Tiny Artworks Show and Sale 2021

November 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - December 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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November 16 – December 18 CVAC’s popular show and sale of tiny beautiful artwork are back for 2021 just in time for holiday gift-giving. It starts in the Annex for a week (Nov16-21) and then expands to include the Gallery (Nov. 24- Dec.18).  

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January 2022

Thursday 6, January

Nourish: A Celebration

January 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - January 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada

With photographs by local commercial food photographer and stylist, owner of Polaris Creative, Jules Sherred, NOURISH is a celebration of local food and beverage producers, farmers, vineyards, and the restaurants that kept us fed during COVID-19 in the face of impossible circumstances. Printed on canvas, the majority of the images will feature Cowichan and Gulf Islands growers, producers, and restaurants, with one image paying tribute to crops lost due to wildfire. Polaris Creative is part of the Island Good brand.…

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February 2022

Friday 4, February

EN ATTENTE DU PRINTEMPS (WAITING FOR SPRING)

February 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Art that lifts the spirits is the intent of this show. Watch for bold and brightwork by Dominique Eustace and Suzanne Dionne-Coster.

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Monday 28, February

Times Two

February 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - March 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Come down and see this whimsical art show exhibiting works from creative artists Iris Churcher and Fran Benton.

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March 2022

Thursday 31, March

Island Visions: Art of Robert Sears

March 31, 2022 @ 11:00 am - April 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Sears was encouraged by his grandfather, a native New Yorker, to take advantage of the many museums and galleries that NYC had to offer. A longtime resident of Gabriola Island (now living in Cowichan Bay), Sears developed an affinity with the Japanese realists Hiroshige and Hokusai and Japanese woodblock prints. His work is concerned with the mystery and melancholy in our everyday lives and the alienation of the individual in the world of today. His paintings have been purchased by…

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July 2022

Monday 11, July

No Limits Art Show

July 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - July 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Two local resource centres for adults with special needs will display the creative art produced in local classes. Clements Centre and Cowichan Independent Living are resource centres for special needs adults with cognitive and physical challenges. https://cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca/event/no-limits/

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