In pursuit of our goal

of bringing a Class-A Public Art Gallery to the Cowichan Valley, CVPAG is committed to having Art Exhibitions in rented spaces until our vision is realized.

We will be adding images to the photo galleries soon.

2019   Upon Reflection / Blue Grouse Estate Winery, October 11 – 13

Saturday, Oct. 12, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm   CVPAG Media Launch.
Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday Oct. 13, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm   “Upon Reflection” an indoor/outdoor exhibition of sculpture by prominent B.C. artists.

We want to thank our sponsors, Blue Grouse Estate Winery, and Island Savings Credit Union for their generous support in making this event happen. Our thanks also go to the fine B.C. scupltors who contributed their work to this sculpture exhibition. We also very much appreciate the many dignitaries and special guests who, despite their busy schedules took time to come and share some very supportive thoughts regarding our vision to build a Class “A” Public Art Gallery here in the Cowichan Valley.

Last, but not least, our deepest gratitude goes to our many dedicated volunteers and Board members whose efforts helped to bring this exhibition and Media Lauch to fruition.

Media Launch / reception

Daniel Cline

Chemainus, B.C.

Deborah Wilson

Vernon, B.C.

Denis Kleine

Nelson, B.C.

Fred Dobbs

Victoria, B.C.

Congratulations to Fred Dobbs on his piece: “The Exchange” being chosen for a Juror’s Award at the 2019 Sidney Fine Arts Show!

Richard Palmer

Palmer Iron Works, Cowichan Station, B.C.

2019   The Suitcase Project / Arbutus Gallery, July 5 – 26

Tuesday July 9, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Opening Reception with various performances, Arbutus Gallery.
Thursday, July 18, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   “Global Displacement” public panel and conversation, Mesachie Room, Arbutus Gallery.
Friday, July 26, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon  “Landscapes of Injustice” presentation by Michael Abe, project manager, “Landscapes of Injustice”, UVic., Mesachie Room, Arbutus Gallery.

Opening night reception

Global Displacement

a panel discussion.

Landscapes of Injustice

a presentation by members of the UVic Research Collective

2019   Estuary: Cradle of Life / Arbutus Gallery, March 4 – 23

The final attendance for this, our second Art Exhibition was 858!
Thanks to all those who made this event a success.

The purpose of this art show was to promote the need to protect our estuary and to learn how we can safeguard this irreplaceable ecosystem.

Why do we need to protect estuaries?
The economy of many coastal areas is based primarily on the natural beauty and bounty of estuaries. When those natural resources are imperiled, so too are the livelihoods of the many people who live and work there. As shown by this art exhibition estuaries provide us with a whole suite of resources, benefits, and services. Some of these can be measured in dollars and cents, others cannot. Estuaries are an irreplaceable natural resource that must be managed carefully for the mutual benefit of all who enjoy and depend on them.

More images coming soon.

Opening night reception

Show take-down

2018   Expressions of Interest / Arbutus Gallery, July 26 – August 14

The final attendance for our first Art Exhibition was 527, not bad for our first show!
Thanks to all those who made this inaugural event a success.
More photos to come.