Victoria Arts Council AGM

Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm
Kilshaws Auctioneers Ltd (201-1007 Langley St)
Complimentary wine and art appraisal session

Please join us for wine on Tuesday November 6 2018 at 7 pm for the Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Arts Council. The meeting will be held at Kilshaw’s Auctions 1007 Langley St, Victoria

Guest Speaker: Alison Ross, Kilshaw’s Auctions – The Art of Appraising

Proposed revised VAC Bylaws based on new BC Societies Act regulations can be found here.


Confirmation of Quorum

  1. Approval of agenda
  2. Approval of 2017 minutes
  3. Acceptance of 2018 Annual Report
  4. Review and acceptance of Financial Statements
  5. Review and acceptance of Constitution & Bylaws as per BC Societies Act
  6. Report of the Nomination Committee
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment


Artishow Artist in Residence Program

May – October 2018 at participating hotels

Through Artishow, Victoria’s finest downtown hotels open their lobbies to some of the most talented visual artists the city has to offer for your viewing pleasure. Visit the ARTISHOW page for detailsView our current ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SCHEDULE FOR 2017 here.

Artishow artist, Kristofer Parley, at the Parkside Hotel & Spa in June 2017


VAC and Monday Magazine Photo Contest

October/November 2018 at VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

The Victoria Arts Council is honored to take part in Monday Magazine’s annual photo contest, the longest running photo competition in Victoria. All submissions will be displayed at the VAC Fort Street Gallery. This contest is a great opportunity for amateurs to displays their skills to a willing and enthusiastic audience. Visit the MONDAY MAGAZINE PHOTO CONTEST page for details.


Little Gems Holiday Art & Craft Exhibition
November/December 2018 at VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

Little Gems features works from a wide variety of local artists and artisans. This is a multimedia event featuring pieces including painting, drawing, pottery, craft, and photography. Just in time for Christmas shopping, there is a something for everyone with all the pieces being priced $300 or under. Visit the LITTLE GEMS HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITION page for details.

Rolando Lampitoc’s printmaking demonstration at Little Gems 2016


International Women’s Day Exhibition

Specific Dates TBD, March 2018

We encourage women artists, and those who identify as women, to submit work for consideration which they feel is representative of their personal experience or a general representation of the lived female experience. This theme is broad and open to each individual’s interpretation. Visit the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY page for application details.

Melody Cornell’s “Voices of Canadian Women” series from the International Women’s Day Exhibition 2017


19th Annual LOOK Show

Specific Dates TBD, March/April 2018

The LOOK Show is an annual visual arts celebration that is proudly sponsored by the Victoria Arts Council, in partnership with the Bay Centre. The LOOK Show receives artwork from across the community and there is no jurying process to select the works. Experienced and emerging artists alike are welcome. Visit the LOOK SHOW page for application details.

Kathleen McPhail’s “Hugo or Hobo?” from LOOK Show 2017


4th Annual Art Victoria Now, Juried Fine Arts Show

Specific Dates TBD, May 2018 at The Atrium Building (800 Yates Street)

This is a juried show open to artist’s resident (including part-time residents) in Greater Victoria (including Victoria, Sooke, Saanich, Sidney and the Westshore). This show is open to artists of all levels, does not require VAC membership to enter, and adjudication of works is free to all applicants. Visit the ART VICTORIA NOW page for application details.

Art Victoria Now 2017 opening reception


2nd Annual Youth Art Now, Juried Fine Arts Show

Specific Dates TBD, May 2018 at The Atrium Building (800 Yates Street)

Youth Art Now will showcase 4 works by emerging youth talent at Art Victoria Now alongside the other unique, professional works chosen for the exhibition.  Each of the 4 youth artists chosen for display will receive a $500 cash prize to be put towards art education as well as a feature about their artistic impetus and practice. View the YOUTH ART NOW page for application details.