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Ladysmith Fine Arts Show Goes Virtual

Every two years the Arts Council of Ladysmith & District hosts a Fine Arts Show. It was scheduled for February 2020 but due to COVID-19 forced the council to cancel it and rescheduled it to February 2021 giving the council time to be able to launch this prestigious exhibition online and virtually.

This juried exhibition is open to all artists on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands with a best in show prize of $1000 being awarded on opening day along with a first-place for 2D, 3D, and photography.

The Cowichan Valley is home to world-famous artists and the quality is remarkable. This year’s judges are: Jacqueline Nolte originally from South Africa and holds a Ph.D. in historical studies, an MA and BA (Hons) in art history, and a BA in fine art. David Goatley is considered one of North America’s foremost portrait painters with almost 400 commissions from all over the world and Rachel Penney who is a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, CAPA, and the Cowichan Valley Camera Club.

All artwork will be for sale. This is a great place to find that one or two amazing pieces to add to your collection. The exhibition opens to the public online on February 6th at 12:01 at ladysmitharts.ca where you can view the winners of each category. If you are an artist and want to enter, you have until January 23rd to get your entries in, full details for submitting artwork can be found at ladysmitharts.ca/fineartshow2021

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