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The 2018 OASIS Symposium and workshops will be held on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday April 29th at Okanagan College and the OASIS Art Show will be held the month of July at the Peachland Art Gallery The Art show will be a National show open to all Active, AFCA and SFCA members of the Federation of Canadian Artists from across Canada.
The 2018 OASIS Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 28th at the Okanagan College Theatre followed by Workshops on Sunday, April 29th in the Centre for Learning Building E. You are welcome to attend just the Symposium or to take in both days. The workshops have limited registration and tend to fill quickly.
More information, schedule, and tickets can be found here.
for artists and beginners, photographers, scrap
bookers and journal writers
“Sip & Paint” – Fall 2018
South of France – September 5 to 15, 2018
“French Village Art Experience”
The third annual gathering for those interested in village life in the South of France, great food and wine – with some superb sketching and painting opportunities – if you are interested – please contact: Sallie Johnson – 250-317-9868 or email@example.com
Come and discover the charm of small French villages and spend 10 days sketching, painting, scrap booking, journaling, photographing or just
soaking up the ambiance and culture.
We will find your accommodation, collect you from the airport and drive you around to our favourite destinations. There will be wine tasting, meals by the sea and camaraderie. New friends, new sights and new experiences as well as mentoring in ink and watercolour for those who are interested.
Malcolm Johnson is a watercolour artist who is inspired by the light and colour of French villages. He and his wife, Sallie, have spent the last twelve summers in their village house in Montagnac.
If you are interested in a real artistic adventure for more details please contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2018 Peachland Community Arts Council
Annual General Meeting
Banquet Room, Peachland Community Centre
Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 PM
The AGM for the Peachland Community Arts Council will take place, February 7th at 7:00pm in the Banquet Room at the Community Centre, 4450 6th Street.
In addition to the general business of the Arts Council, we will be asking members to vote to accept the revised Constitution & Bylaws of the Peachland Community Arts Council (as attached) in order for the Arts Council to transition to the New Societies Act of B.C. Please familiarize yourself with the Bylaws before the AGM. Download the bylaws here: PCAC Constitution Bylaws 2018
Renewals are also due for 2018 membership and must be paid if you want to vote at the AGM and to continue receiving the newsletter. Those who were members in November and December in 2017 will be considered members for 2018. This includes artists who were participants in the 2017 Artists of the Okanagan Exhibition. All others are expected to renew their memberships. Dues $10 single, $15 Family can also be paid at the Peachland Art Gallery or by cheque made out to the Peachland Community Arts Council (PCAC) and mailed to the Peachland Art Gallery address at 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC, V0H 1X6.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE
The Peachland Sowers and Growers garden club will be holding their 7th annual Rose Show and Tea, on Sat. June 17 in the CommunIty Centre.
Show entries will be received on Sat morning between 7:15 and 9:15. Tags can be purchased for 25 cents on Friday between 4-6 pm. at the centre or on Sat. morning.
The Show and Tea open to the public at 11 am and continues until 4 pm. In addition there will be the very popular Rainbow Auction, art display and Master Gardeners. Admission is by donation.
First SWAC Annual General Meeting
Our first Annual General Meeting is coming up Monday April 18th, at 6:30 pm in the Lions Hall – 2466 Main Street, Westbank.
If you know you can make it, please RSVP via email. Come down and meet the directors, share your thoughts and ideas with the council, and get a sneak peek of what we have in store for 2016! Hope to see you there!
The arts council is looking for new board directors, including a Treasurer! If you or someone you know is passionate about their community let us know! Resumé and cover letter can be sent to email@example.com.
2017 Creative Spaces Summit at The Laurel Packinghouse
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9
Kelowna hosts 2017 Creative Spaces Summit
Tuesday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
The 2017 Creative Spaces Summit will be held on Tuesday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street.
In 2016, more than 200 local artists shared information about the spaces they work in, challenges they were encountering in accessing creative spaces, and ideas for change.
The purpose of the summit is to share findings from these consultations and continue the conversation about creative spaces in Kelowna. The event features speakers from three successful creative hubs in Vancouver, and the opportunity to learn about new projects and resources in Kelowna, which might help artists improve their access to creative spaces.
“Kelowna’s arts community is growing and changing,” says Sandra Kochan, Cultural Services Manager. “Existing arts production spaces are in high demand. As we plan for the future, it’s important to understand what artists need, and explore new models and solutions. This event builds on the work done last year, and creates another opportunity to talk about solutions.”
Also featured is a presentation about SpaceFinder BC, a free online service that matches artists and art organizations with spaces that fit their needs. SpaceFinder BC is a free-to-list, free-to-search online database that enables artists and arts organizations to search for creative spaces that meet their needs in terms of location, amenities, availability, pricing, and more. Venues can create listings with photos, rental rates and equipment, and upload a digital calendar to the site so that bookings can be made directly through the SpaceFinder platform.
For more information about SpaceFinder BC, visit spacefinderbc.org.
The Summit is free, but registration is requested through Eventbrite.
Free parking at the Library Parkade is available for up to 30 participants. Attendees can contact Caroline Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a spot.
For more information on arts, culture and heritage in the city, visit kelowna.ca/culture.
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2016 Annual General Meeting
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Heritage Week 2017
My Canada! My BC! My Okanagan!
February 13 – 19Â
Monday, February 13, 2017
Â 2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna
Music by Wentworth Music students
Heritage Week events & activities
Poem by Rawle James
Refreshments in Reid Hall
Art & Heritage Exhibits
Okanagan Syilx art from SD#23
Mount Boucherie student’s artwork
Kelowna Genealogical Society
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Our Heritage Week feature image this year is “Sacred Spotted Lake” by Okanagan artist David Wilson.
In this painting he captures the holistic nature of our heritage and connections throughout the Okanagan Valley with the sacred lake of the Okanagan People.
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The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting a Fresh Dialogues event March 15th entitled Canadian History: An Alternative Take on the Past for a New View of the Future. Keynote presenter Alexandre Trudeau will be joined by Duane Thomson, Wayne Wilson, Sharron Simpson, and Ken Mather to explore how we can apply what we’ve learned from the past to future decision-making for more sustainable communities.
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Creative Minds – January 2018
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THE ARTS PALLETTE
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Summerland Arts Centre
Spring is right around the corner and the Summerland Arts Centre is pleased to present “After School Kids Art Classes for kids 8 and up. You’ll learn all about making art with paihnts, pastels and clay! The cost for 8 sessions is $96 and drop in fee of $15 is also available. Register at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9525 Wharton Street. For more information, call 250-494-4494 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org