Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show 2023

Arbutus & PORTALS Galleries 2687 James St, Duncan, BC

The Cowichan Valley Fine Art Show is the largest open (non-juried) art show on the Island and features work by emerging and renowned artists including painting and sculpture, jewelry design, furniture, photography and more. It has been organized annually since 1971 by CVAC.

Current Threads 2023

Arbutus & PORTALS Galleries 2687 James St, Duncan, BC

A popular exhibit of fibre art works along with creative fibre workshops returns after a successful event in 2022. Coordinated by the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association (VISDA), Current Threads 2023 features an array of fibre art works made by artists throughout the BC and Yukon region by members of the North American group, Surface […]

Working with Gold Leaf: Bring on the Bling

PORTALS Studio 2687 Station St., Duncan, BC

Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Learn how to apply gold leaf and to bring its warmth and beauty into your art. In this course, we will be incorporating gold leaf into three artworks that we will be completing in class. Each piece will use gold leaf in its […]


En Plein Air drawing and painting

Arbutus Gallery 2687 James St., Duncan, BC

instructor: Sheila Karrow Start up in studio July 4th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, on location July 8, 15, 22, 10 am-1 pm Day 1: Learn how light affects seeing, how to use perspective and colour and get ready for the outdoor sessions. Day 2-4: meet at different locations to gain practical experience ‘en plein […]

$190 – $260

Patterns: Draw, Paint, Repeat

Arbutus & PORTALS Galleries 2687 James St, Duncan, BC

Pattern can be described as a visual element that is repeated, arranged or that contains corresponding parts/designs/components that offer visual clues to an underlying order. Pattern, both ancient and modern, is everywhere. Three Vancouver Island mixed media artists explore pattern and how it has evolved in their work. Janice Hofman uses both repeated and random […]