Presenter's Night

The event was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Guest Speaker: Cim MacDonald, FCAPA

Topic: Cim's Story of Publishing Photography Books


[*Photograph used by permission of Chemainus Festival of Murals Society]


Author, Photographer, Painter, Teacher - Cim MacDonald is the Curator of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society. She is 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.  Cim is a long time member of the Victoria Camera Club, as well as the CAPA district representative for the Cowichan Valley area. Her most recent article in Canadian Camera (Fall 2017) is about photographing sailing regattas.

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.


Cim is the author of two books, the Unexpected Birder and Chemainus Gardens. She is working on a third book which includes consultation with First Nations people.

Cim will discuss her books, the reasons for doing the books and the photography included with the 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


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