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General News · 12th August 2022
We apologize, but this event is now cancelled. Please see Judith's art in the Old Schoolhouse Gallery starting on August 26.

More events from the Cortes Island Museum coming soon. Stay tuned.


Judith Williams, an artist and writer living on Cortes Island, has painted all her adult life.

Judy and her husband Robert (Bobo) Fraser helped form the Refuge Cove Land and Housing Coop on West Redonda Island in 1972. Forty works were painted about the life there and exhibited in the Vancouver, Victoria, and contemporary art galleries (CAG) and are in the collections of the Federal Art Bank, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver City Art Collection, and the B.C. Provincial Art Collection. “Dynamite Stories" is about the community, coastal life and dynamite.

Judith began teaching in the UBC Art History and Studio program in 1981. Her first book, High Slack, was published in 1990 after the installation High Slack at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Two Wolves at the Dawn of Time featured documentation of Marianne Nicholson painting a contemporary pictograph near the village on Gwai Yi in Kingcome Inlet. Clam Gardens was published in 2002 and Cougar Companions in 2019.

The water paintings in Judy’s current work, Water/Colour, were shown at the Tidal Art Centre in Lund in July 2022 and will be restaged August 26 at the School House Gallery on Cortes Island.

Please welcome Judy in the Heritage Garden of the Cortes Island Museum on Tuesday, August 16, at noon.

Our last Art in the Garden with Meinsje Vlaming brought lots of visitors and art lovers.
Thank you, Meinsje!

For more pictures from the event check out Facebook album (all pictures by Laura Balducci, Museum's tireless Event Organizer):
Meinsje and her art. Photo Laura Balducci
Meinsje and her art. Photo Laura Balducci