Cim MacDonald

Author, Photographer, Painter, Teacher - Cim MacDonald is the Curator of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society. She is also a signature member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, the Northwest Watercolor Society, and an Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Painting accolades include awards of excellence and merit since 1985. MacDonald was the recipient of the BC Arts and Cultural Award in 1999, the Ted Mason Memorial Award in 2000.

MacDonald's photographic honours include a silver medal for Best in Nature in 2001 and a gold medal in 2010 for the Best in Theme category from CAPA. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014 she was awarded trophies from the PPOC. In 2009 she won "Best in Show" for a photograph titled 'Clematis' at the Sooke Fine Art show. In 2011 her photograph, 'Reluctant Bride' won "Best in Show" for works on paper at the Sidney Fine Art Show.

Her art work hangs in collections worldwide, including those of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 and Iona Campagnolo, the former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. For more information, please contact Cim MacDonald

Workshops

The Coast Collective is also known for offering a wide array of art classes and craft workshops in 2016.Coast-Collective-439x100 The Coast Collective is celebrating our 7th year as the West Shore’s primary hub for community arts, and the only arts centre of its kind on southern Vancouver Island, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. We are excited to be in the midst of relocating to a terrific new location for 2016, and look forward to new opportunities for SASI and the Coast Collective to expand the arts from a more central and accessible home at Westridge Landing, near the popular Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Royal Roads University, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Heritage Sites, the BC Transit hub, Galloping Goose Trail, and great shopping.
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Painting awards include awards of excellence and merit since 1985. Macdonald was the recipient of the B.C. Arts and Cultural Award 1999 and the Ted Mason Memorial Award in 2000. MacDonald’s photographic awards include a silver medal for the best in the Nature in 2001 a gold medal in 2010 for best in theme category from CAPA. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 she was awarded trophies from PPOC. For more information, please contact Cim MacDonald

Books

As part of that job I spent many long hours repairing and repainting large murals. After a day on the “wall” more painting was the last thing I wanted to do so I would grab my camera and head out to the beach or a local park RV park. Birds seemed to be plentiful in both places and I liked catching them in their own habitat.

- The Unexpected Birder

- Chemainus Gardens