Winter Program 2019

November 24 2019 - January 10 2020

CVAG presents ROOT LOVE – its convergent thematic Winter Program 2019. The community is invited to view the “live window” exhibition; participate in a variety of community projects; be immersed in the installation, Physica by Clea Minaker; and to browse an extensive selection of well-made-things featured in the 45 Annual Winter Market. In December the gallery extends its hours to offer the community a variety of opportunities to visit the Winter Market, participate in special events, view the installations and interact with artist projects and presentations.

During the winter program, visiting artists/curators will be housed in the CVAG Next Door artist residence. France Trepanier will visit to initiate an upcoming exhibition and residency in the upcoming spring and summer. Connie Michele Morey will be in residence from November 27 to December 11, 2019 for Project Homesick / Roof (Over My Head) and will conduct site-specific creative research in GATHER:PLACE, on the gallery plaza and throughout the community.

Ecole Puntledge School students’ art-based Everybody Deserves a Smile project is presented in the CVAG Community Gallery from November 25 – December 9 as part of the community campaign that receives donations of toques, hats, mitts, socks and neck-warmers for gifting. Each hand-painted bag is filled by the students at the end of the donation period then distributed to those in need.

Students in the North Island College Fine Art and Design Program will present work in GATHER:PLACE beginning December 12 along with pop-up presentations in CVAG’s Project room Studio and Community Gallery.

CVAG will host a Community Make Art Project Event + Solstice Celebration on Friday December 20th from 12 – 9pm. A plant sharing project will be part of the evening’s events. Visitors are invited to bring a plant + take a plant (please avoid invasive species).


  • ROOT LOVE – interactive window installation

    ROOT LOVE – interactive window installation project / community plant sharing

    December 7 2019 - January 10 2020
  • Physica

    PHYSICA, created by Clea MInkaker, is a living installation and a time-based performance producing ephemeral projections from the interactions of objects, light, and phenomena.

    December 7 2019 - January 10 2020
  • Public Place : Sacred Space

    An ongoing multi-year program that integrates themes of welcoming, gathering and healing through on and offsite projects and installations.

    October 27 2018 - January 1 2025


  • Studio Coyote Presents: Print your own holiday cards

    As part of the Winter Art Market opening events, Nadine Bariteau of Studio Coyote will be facilitating a community make art drop-in for creating and printing one-of-a–kind holiday cards. The cost is $5 per card. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Nadine will also be facilitating card making on December 20th, as part of… 

    December 20 2019 / 1:00 - 6:00pm
  • CVAG Solstice Celebration

    The community is invited to the Solstice Celebration activities at CVAG

    December 20 2019 / 12:00 - 9:00pm

    CVAG GATHER : PLACE / December 13, 2019 – January 4, 2020 beside / new work from NIC Fine Arts course Sculpture and Intergrated Art Practices / artists: Mona Baker / Janina Brugamn / bobbi denton / Tina Filippino / James Kormansek / Bran Mackie / Rennee Poisson / Spencer Sheehan-Kalina / Kelly Wilson North… 

    December 13 2019 - January 10 2020
  • Winter Market 2019 Open House

    Please join us Saturday, December 7 from 1PM–5PM for the opening of our 45th annual Winter Market of well-made-things. The open house celebration event will have cake and refreshments. We are also offering special discounts that day of 15% off for members and 10% for visitors. Winter Market 2019 – CVAG facebook Album  

    December 7 2019 / 1:00 - 5:00pm
  • Winter Market 2019

    Join us for ROOT LOVE, CVAG’s 2019 winter program: featuring our 45th annual SHOP MADE WINTER MARKET, exhibitions, community make art project events, artists’ incubator/creative residencies, project room studios + video screenings. SHOP MADE WINTER MARKET runs from December 7–28th with an open house celebration event on December 7th from 1–5pm. SHOP MADE WINTER MARKET… 

    December 7 - 28 2019
  • Project Homesick / Roof (Over My Head)

    Artist Connie Michele Morey is in residence at the Comox Valley Art Gallery November 27-December 11 to conduct site specific research for Project Homesick and Roof (Over My Head). The artist will will be onsite in GATHER:PLACE and on the gallery plaza as well as other locations in the community and surrounding valley.

    November 27 - December 11 2019

    The Community Gallery at the Comox Valley Art Gallery displays the creations for the EDAS project made by the Ecole Puntledge Students.

    November 25 - December 9 2019