CVAG staff and volunteers are preparing for the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s 44th Annual Winter Art Market (formerly called Christmas Craft Fair). The 2018 Winter Art Market will run from December 1st to December 26th, 2018 and we invite you to take part in what has historically been a highlight of the Christmas season.

Anyone wishing to take part is invited to go through the jury process. To apply, please see the Details and Helpful Hints sheet, and fill out an Application Form. Application forms will also available in the CVAG gift shop. The deadline for submissions is September 29th. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please direct them to our website or ask them to call the gallery at 250.338.6211.

Any additional questions can be directed to the Gallery Shop staff, by emailing or by calling 250.338.6211.

About the Shop

The CVAG Gift Shop offers one of the best selections of high-quality handmade crafts and artwork on Vancouver Island and is the gallery’s single most important fundraiser. Known as the destination for locally made personal and significant occasion gifts, the shop features the best of Comox Valley-produced arts and crafts, with a wide selection of items to suit all tastes and budgets. Artisan work includes pottery, glass, jewellery, metalwork, woodwork, fabric art, paintings, prints, art cards and more.

The Gift Shop sources work from close to one hundred artists, some of whom have been selling work in the shop for a great number of years, and new artists are added regularly. Excellent relationships with participating artisans contribute to the success of this consignment retail venue. Gift shop customers from home and away are dedicated to shopping locally and can expect personalized customer service. Local customers bring family and friends in to visit both the Gallery and Gift Shop and we see many repeat visitors each year.


To submit your work to the Gallery Shop, complete and sign a Jury Form & Consignor Policy

Mail them in or drop off along with 4 examples of your work (or photos, or jpegs of your work) to:
Comox Valley Art Gallery, Attention Gallery Shop Manager, 580 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7

Volunteer in the Shop

The Comox Valley Art Gallery Gift Shop is looking for qualified volunteers. If you have an interest in local artists and craftspeople, basic computer skills, and enjoy helping customers, please complete a Volunteer Application Form and bring it into the gift shop, or email it to Training is provided and your time and energy are greatly appreciated.


To enjoy the benefits of CVAG Membership, such as special privileges and discounts, please fill out the CVAG 2017 Membership Form.