Call for entry – Cowichan Valley

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MAY 3–7, 2017

Portals- The CVAC Centre of Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Island Savings Centre, Cowichan Suite,

2687 James Street, Duncan, B.C.

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council presents its 47th annual open Fine Arts Show.
A selection of pieces will be selected by a three jurors, based on the following:

Best In Show (1)
Award of Excellence (5)
Honorable Mention (10)
People’s Choice (1)

About the entrants:
¬ must be a CVAC member in good standing at the time of registration.
¬ must be at least 16 years of age.
¬ must 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.

About acceptable entries:
¬ must be original work of the entrant
¬ must be for sale
¬ must be no larger than 18 square feet or 40 cubic feet.
¬ Must be framed and/or ready to hang including a taut wire stretched between eye hooks affixed to both sides of the frame, 1/3 from the top of the frame.
¬ All wire ends must be neatly taped.
¬ Unframed canvases must have finished edges and no staples may be visible
¬ Must not have been shown previously on Vancouver Island.
¬ May be the work of collaboration if collaborators are acknowledged (note new collaborator’s entry fee).
¬ CVAC reserves the right to decline entries that do not meet the above conditions.
¬ No refunds will be issued for late or unacceptable entries.

About the show:
¬ 160 entries will be included on a first come, first served basis; a waiting list will be kept.
¬ As closely as possible the show will include 40% 2D traditional, 30% 2D contemporary, 5% 3D traditional, and 25% 3D contemporary. (see website for detailed descriptions)
¬ A 2% processing fee will be applied to single electronic purchases over $300 (Visa, MC)
¬ All purchases are subject to a 15% CVAC commission charge.
Unsold entries not collected, are subject to a storage fee of $3.00 per day


Wednesday, April 5 to Saturday April 8
Beginning at 10 am. Registrations will be taken on-line at the CVAC website ( and in person at PORTALS from 10 – 5 (The CVAC Centre of Arts, Culture and Heritage, 2687 James St., Duncan, B.C.) No mail-in registrations accepted. First come, first served, up to 150 pieces.



IAA Winter Potluck Social!
Come and meet up with your fellow IAA members for our 1st Winter Potluck Social Event.

When: Thursday, December 8th starting at 6:00 PM

Where: 6583 Wallace Dr.
(Neil’s place – Acres Away Woodworks sign)

Who: IAA Members, Spouses, Partners & friends welcome. Adult event please.

IAA will supply:
Turkey & Ham
Pop, juices, coffee

Members to bring:
Potluck: Side Dishes, Salads, Appetizers & desserts are requested
BYOB – This event is alcohol friendly

RSVP by Monday December 5th, 2016 to RSVP POTLUCK


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Gifts for Myself and Others, Victoria’s premier Fine craft artisan craft show, apply by august 15th!

The Island Artisans Association, Gifts for Myself and Others,  continues it’s efforts to grow and improve the quality of its services to it’s membership.

Gifts for Myself and Others is delighted to announce the executive board’s decision to increase the number of juried and accepted jewellery vendors from 6 to 8 for 2016. This is exciting news as it means we still have space available and welcome new applicants in the jewelry category.

Get ready …. there is MORE NEWS!

Get your application filled out and submitted by AUGUST 15th and if you are an accepted vendor, you will receive paid bonus time on Facebook as a early dead line incentive.

We are looking forward to another great show this year!
Hope to see your application soon.