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Joice M. Hall: GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites

January 20 to April 1, 2018

Kelowna-based artist Joice M. Hall’s exhibition, GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites, is a painting installation inspired by 1600 digital photographs that she took during a two-week artist residency in Haida Gwaii in 2016. The 18-foot installation is a panoramic landscape that celebrates the ocean, forest, and marine life she saw while being guided around Gwaii Haanas by Parks Canada resource officers.
Hall was one of three artists that participated in the 2016 annual Artists in Gwaii Haanas residency program, presented by the Haida Gwaii Museum in collaboration with Gwaii Haanas/Parks Canada. Applicants for the residency are selected by a review committee consisting of representatives from the Haida Gwaii Museum, Gwaii Haanas/Parks Canada and local practicing artists of Haida Gwaii. The goal of this residency is to connect artists to Gwaii Haanas, and connect, through these artists, Gwaii Haanas to Canada and the greater world. As part of the residency program, GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Scared Sites was exhibited at the Haida Gwaii Museum in 2017.
A realist painter, Hall spent most of her career based in Calgary before moving to Kelowna in 1999. She studied at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary from 1960 to 1965. She has exhibited her work in galleries across Canada, and in Mexico. In 2010, the Kelowna Art Gallery organized a full-scale survey of Hall’s work, titled Surreal. Real. Ideal: The Art of Joice M. Hall.

Opening Reception
Friday, January 19, 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.
This event is held in conjunction with the opening for Gary Pearson: Short Fictions.

Tour and Talk with the Artist
Saturday, March 24, 2 to 3 pm
Join us for an exhibition tour and conversation with artist Joice M. Hall.


Gary Pearson: Short Fictions

January 20 to March 18, 2018

Anna’s Piano Bar and Smoking Room


Short Fictions attends to the marked and fascinating evolution of Gary Pearson’s painting over the decades he has worked as a professional artist. The Kelowna-based artist works largely in painting and drawing, with a strong graphic sensibility and a stark, spare, linear style. This exhibition will feature a focused selection of works on paper and canvas from the last fifteen years, providing the opportunity to examine and reflect upon his mature work. With a few exceptions, Pearson has chosen not to paint the bucolic landscape and light of the Okanagan Valley where he lives and, instead, explores urban spaces and the everyday through a purposefully crude and repetitive style, drawing subjects and themes primarily from things seen and experienced while travelling.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-colour publication with critical examinations of Pearson’s work.

Artist’s Tour & Talk, 6 pm, Opening Reception, 7 to 9 pm
Friday, January 19, 2018
This event is held in conjunction with the opening for GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites.This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.


Awestruck, Calendar of Ecology

Julie Oakes
Satellite Space at the Kelowna International Airport
February 19 to August 13, 2018

Awestruck, Calendar of Ecology is based on calendar constructs and set in the future, as if a display in a museum that is documenting life on earth as it once was in a more perfect environment. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter reconnect with primal themes of the land, animals, and the elements. Self-consciousness in their demeanour, the animal subjects are given the reverence of saints—fur perfect and eyes bejewelled. They seem to reflect an ideal of nature rather than the real, messy and unpredictable “otherness” of the animal kingdom.

Julie Oakes received a Masters in Visual Arts, NYU, and a Masters in Social and Political Science, New School for Social Research, in New York. After living in Toronto, Oakes, with Richard Fogarty, moved back to Vernon where they designed and built Headbones Gallery and her studio.


Dylan Ranney: Refuge

The Artist’s Garden Project at the Kelowna Art Gallery 2017 / 2018


Spring 2017 to Spring 2018

Think back to your childhood and if you were fortunate enough to grow up with any amount of contact with the natural world – even if it was only an empty lot near your home – you may have had the idea of creating a hide out there. You perhaps used found materials to make yourself a secret refuge from the world, where you could rest and dream, feeling a connection to nature, like a bear in its den.

It is this sort of memory that is Ranney’s starting point for his garden installation titled Refuge. Visitors may simply wish to enjoy a space where they can get away from the noise and have a moment of peace, or they may choose to reflect on what the idea of refuge might mean now, with the need for sanctuary from ongoing conflicts around the world.

Ranney has constructed raised beds, with plants that grow low to the ground gradually giving way to those that are taller, as the visitor navigates to the heart of the space. You are invited to visit the pod structure, built from natural materials harvested locally, where you may wish to sit for a while.

Opening Reception
Friday, June 23, 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.


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EXHIBIT: Heather Yip & Bethany Handfield

January 3 @ 8:00 am – March 30 @ 8:00 pm

Pacific Safety Products Boardroom Exhibition

Artist Statement:

“Welcome to Whimsy Peaks! A town located at the top of some snowy mountains; possibly on this planet, but probably not. If you venture here who knows what kind of life forms you will encounter. Are these real entities or simply your own fading memories. You decide. Either way don’t tell anyone, Whimsy Peaks needs more visitors like you.”

-Heather Yip & Bethany Handfiel



March 3 @ 8:00 am – March 30 @ 8:00 pm


South Atrium Exhibition



John Delaney is an Emmy award winning Storyboard Artist, Director, Designer, Animator and Comic Book Artist with over 30 years of experience in live action production and both 2D & 3D animation as well as Gaming.  He is the first director in Canada to direct, design and deliver a full 26 episode season of an international action/adventure property -Voltron Force which debuted as the highest rated premier ever on Nicktoons.

In comics John has drawn for DC Comics – Justice League Adventures, Superman Adventures, Dexter’s Laboratory, Scooby Doo and many more. For Bongo Comics John has drawn The Simpsons, Bart Simpson Comics, the Eisner award nominated Death of Comic Book Guy, the McBain one shot and Futurama.


UBCO Photography Students, ‘FOCAL POINTS’

March 2 @ 8:00 am – March 30 @ 8:00 pm


Alex Fong Galleria Exhibition

From black and white photographs hand printed in the traditional darkroom, to digital images montaged and manipulated in Adobe Photoshop, this exhibition highlights the wide diversity of content and form in the work being done by photography students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This collection of photo based artwork has been created by students in second, third and fourth year and is being shown in both the Alex Fong Galleria, March 2 – March 30, and the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art’s Member’s Gallery, from March 3 – March 17, 2018.

Opening Reception on Friday, March 9th from 6-8pm


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March 23 – April 7, 2018

March 23 – April 7, 2018

Opening reception March 23 

Bruce Roth belongs to British Columbia’s Artist Sculptors. He is using metal based construction, and concrete material to create indoor and outdoor sculptures based on human image and nature subject matter. His work belongs to many private collections in Canada and Europe. Bruce supports national and local charities, and organizations including : Compassion Canada, Habitat for humanity, Rotary Clubs and Kelowna food banks.



March 23 – May 5, 2018

March 23 – May 5, 2018

Opening Reception March 23 @ 6-8 pm

Vancouver-based Emily Neufeld’s practice revolves around domestic spaces and place, and explores the link between a person’s identity and their location. She uses homes slated for demolition as starting points for her art and performs interventions in the space that act as continuations of the evidence of daily life of previous residents of the homes.




Hedrick & Hedrick, Father/Daughter Show

April 5, 2018 – April 19, 2018 – Thursday, Opening – April 5 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Join father and daughter painting duo Ron and Jessica Hedrick for the opening of their joint show! Thursday April 5th at the Hambelton Galleries in downtown Kelowna, complementary wine tasting and appetizers, free entry.


 2018 ARTSCAPE – Spring Session

Artscape is an exhibition program dedicated to providing local professional and emerging artists with year-round, special exhibitions, high profile showcase locations, and marketing opportunities.

Sarah Gagnon at Aubin and Associates


Sara Gagnon was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C. Canada.  She comes from a big, creative family and is the only daughter among six brothers. Sara has always been encouraged in the arts and began painting as a teenager. Over time her love for the visual arts grew and she has spent countless hours observing […]


Terry Thomson at Kelowna Community Theatre


Terry Thomson is a First Nations male from the Nlaka’pamux (Ing-kla-cap-ma) Nation. His First Nation band is the Cook’s Ferry Band in Spence’s Bridge B.C. Born in Smithers B.C. in 1970, he has spent a majority of his life living in the Okanagan/Similkameen region. Terry graduated from Princeton Secondary in 1988 and spent two years […]


Bobby Vandenhoorn at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce


Bobby Vandenhoorn, an artist by passion, was born on Vancouver Island BC in 1982 and has lived in the Lake Country area for the last 14 years. By the time he was 17, he was painting his first outdoor wall mural, and since then, he has commissioned over 50 different murals not only for homeowners and […]


Rachel Neale at Mission Library


Rachel Neale explores the relationships with self, others and nature through mixed media and abstract paintings. Rachel is not afraid to tackle big emotions, messy conflict and conversations about mental health. Her intent as an artist is to illuminate the beauty and messiness of the human experience. She works on canvas and wood panel with acrylic, […]


Christopher Byrd at Okanagan College Library


Christopher Byrd has a Masters degree in Communication Studies from McGill University and is a retired secondary school teacher of English, Photography, Filmmaking, and Graphic Design from Montreal. In retirement, he recorded his world travels in digital images that he now prints, mounts, and exhibits. While photojournalism was an integral part of his travels […]   NEWSOKANAGAN COLLEGE LIBRARY


Moozhan Ahmadzadegan at Okanagan College Library


Moozhan Ahmadzadegan attempts to create works that are critical, contemplative, and challenging. Currently, his practise involves themes of identity such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Moozhan aims to challenge the conventions of art. This process gives him the opportunity to experiment with different materials, surfaces, and display methods in order to contemplate the boundaries […]



Megan Byers at Okanagan College Library


Megan Byers questions the history of the portrayal of the female figure by painting images that have a sexually charged feeling, even if these images are completely innocent. She explores themes of feminism, sexuality, beauty standards, gender norms, and the history of the portrayal of women. Megan is currently finishing her final semester in the […]





SWAC Call to Artists



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Welcome to New Moon Art Gallery in West Kelowna, BC
New Moon Gallery, located in West Kelowna, BC, has a unique atmosphere with a gallery of original artwork and a working studio. Enjoy a cup of tea in the ambiance of acoustic music while you browse our collection of Canadian works in paintings, photography, sculptures of bronze and stone, wood turned bowls, pottery and jewelry.
New Moon Gallery is owned and operated by artist, Linda Lovisa. At any given time you visit the gallery, you’ll find Linda working on her latest works or teaching and demonstrating in the studio. Art classes are offered year around in acrylics and watercolour.
“All great art is the expression of man’s delight in God’s own work,
not his own.”
~John Ruskin~
There is nothing like the Okanagan landscape to inspire new and acclaimed artists in their quest to capture it’s natural beauty. The shimmering lake, vineyards, and mountains provide constant stimulation for uncorking creativity. Come visit Wesbank’s newest gallery, dubbed “Westbank’s hidden Gem.”

February News and Activities

We have been busy with classes in January! It worked! We had some great workshops. Getting out of the fog makes everyone happy. Although we had a very foggy month, the bright cheery colours of the gallery makes everyone smile.
January went by so quickly there was no time to catch the January Blues…..
Check out what is happening in February…I hope you’ll join us!


Palette Knife Workshop Feb 10th
It’s not too late to register!
Enjoy the freedom of palette knife painting. Learn how to load your knifes, blending colours and so much more! Knives provided…
10-4pm Cost $115.00


Felting with Carmen
Feb 17, 9:30-4pm
All supplies are provided to create your own Shoulder Collar or Cowl
Please call for more information
register at 778 797 0791


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The Peachland Indoor Artisan Market becomes an indoor attraction in the autumn and begins October 7th this year, in time for Thanksgiving. The Visitor Centre in partnership with the Bat Society on Beach Avenue bring together artisans and foodies from throughout our beautiful valley. As it nears Christmas, the ambiance lends itself to Christmas shopping.

Each vendor is chosen for their quality and uniqueness, and we are looking for artisans who are interested in being part of our fine market. The market occurs every first and third Saturday each month excluding December and January due to our Christmas break and draws clients from Penticton to Vernon, so we are confident you would have a broad client base.

We also advertise throughout the valley and provincial tourism websites to ensure that the entire valley is aware of this unique attraction. Last year alone our markets attracted close to 5000 people over the course of the season and this year we are looking to only get bigger!

If you are interested in being part of our markets please email us at and request an application.




Grandmothers for Africa


We need singers to participate in a new fundraiser for the Grandmothers for Africa. On Thursday, November 23rd, from 5:30 until 7:30,  CAROLING FOR A CAUSE, will take place in downtown Penticton. The Grannies are partnering with the Downtown Business Association and the funds raised will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to assist African Grandmothers raising a generation of children orphaned by AIDS and the Breakfast Learning Club that feeds hungry children in three Penticton schools.

We plan to fill the downtown with groups of singers, a group could be 3 or 4 or more than 20. The audience will move from group to group and purchase buttons to vote for their favourite. The evening will end with all the participants coming to Nanaimo Square for a final song and tree lighting.

So… are you a member of a choir or do you have a group of friends or coworkers who would be willing to belt out Christmas songs loud and proud? Come and sing your heart out and get in the Christmas spirit!

Since the singers are stationary and the audience moves repeating songs is totally possible. Our registration forms available from Judi Ritcey at will answer all your concerns and questions. This could be a great team building opportunity for businesses. It is a unique way to give back during the holidays. If you would like to part of this fun filled event call Corinne at 250-493-0092 before November 10.





Noll C. Derriksan: TOUSSOWASKET

Noll C. Derriksan: TOUSSOWASKET

(Red Morning Sky)

Born 1940 in Kelowna, as a Colville Okanagan, Noll grew up in the wilderness of the Westbank forests and Okanagan Lake during 40’s and 50’s.  Noll has two younger brothers and many cousins who during this time spent countless hours on foot and horseback hunting, fishing, working and exploring. One of the first Natives to enroll in the Westbank Public School, Noll found the opportunity both amazing academically and challenging socially as discrimination was a daily affair.  Noll worked hard and showed real potential and talents attending both George Pringle Jr. and high school.

Noll C. Derriksan is one of the earliest professional visual artists from the Okanagan Nation drawing his inspiration from his childhood teachings, archetypal characters and the native species of the Okanagan including tadpoles, frogs, porcupines, skunks and geese. A true Renaissance artist, Noll worked in many mediums, synthesising and articulating his ancestral heritage through an impressive body of work including graphics, original paintings, pottery and silver. Largely self-taught he counts Zeljko Kujundzic, Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University, as a key mentor and a life-long friend.

Through the 1970’s and 1980’s Noll went on to become one of British Columbia’s most recognized Native Artists and a sought after mentor, teaching art to others in his Okanagan community. As the Executive President of the National Indian Arts and Crafts Corporation based in Ottawa, he promoted Native Art across Canada, establishing societies in each of the ten Province and two Territories. For over 17 years Noll served as President of the BC Indian Arts and Crafts Society an organization which provided grants to over a 100 artist and craftsmen, allowing them to become self-sufficient in their craft. In addition he helped organized an Annual Exhibit showcasing Native Arts and Crafts in Vancouver.

Noll Derriksan, Toussowasket, is proud to be a part of this amazing history of BC Native Art along with his friends and colleagues Tony Hunt, Roy Vickers, Clifford Pettman and countless other artists. Noll served as Chief for the Westbank Indian Band for 6 terms of 2 years each; and received the honorary title of Grand Chief. Over the past number of years Noll has turned his attention away from visual art to the art of development, but never far from mind is the value and importance of art and culture and its role it plays in the quality of one’s life. After many years hiatus Noll is once again returning to his visual arts practice and it will be exciting to see where his work will go next. He considers his greatest creations to be his son, Jayes T. Derriksan who has the same artistic gift for precision to detail and the innate ability to capture the energy lines within his art.

Noll continues to live and work out of his studio and home in Westbank, British Columbia.

Photos by Ron Marsh.

Later Event: January 26

REsilience #597: Annual En’Owkin Student & Alumni Exhibition

199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC, Canada V2A 1H5


REsilience #597: Annual En’Owkin Student & Alumni Exhibition

Our annual exhibition featuring the work of the National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program ( NAPAT) students along with selected alumni from Penticton’s renowned En’owkin Centre.

The NAPAT program  is funded by the Government of Canada


Expressions of Indigenous Resilience; Layered all-embracing forms of Indigeneity by youth, elders, and community.

Expressions of culture, ties to traditions, resurgence of land memories being expressed through the work of the people and the revival of the plants and animals to rise up against efforts of erasure.

DEFINITION – re·sil·ience


1. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

“The often remarkable resilience of so many NATIVE institutions”

2. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

“spit’sən (dog bane hemp) is excellent in durability and resilience”

Earlier Event: January 26

Noll C. Derriksan: TOUSSOWASKET




Ipseity \ ip·se·ity \ ipˈsēətē: individual identity, selfhood

Our spring exhibition exploring themes of gender identity and sexuality.

Featuring the work of A Raven Called Crow and more.

A Raven Called Crow

 A Raven Called Crow (aka Charlie Rae Walker} is a songwriter, painter, animator and performance artist from the west coast of Canada

Check out this event organised by SOS Pride on March 15th 2018:





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The Penticton Community Arts Council is pleased  to present Penticton’s inaugural Arts festival, Arts Rising, Sept 21-24th, 2017.  This is a multi-discplinary, multi venued event celebrating our creative community.  It will all be located in the downtown core of Penticton, making the entire event walkable.  This will mark the beginning of an annual celebration of art in all its diverse forms.  Arts Rising will feature a short film festival,  music & dance, visual arts, a Photography Contest and exhibition, mural paintings, a Youth Pop Up Gallery, First Nations Gallery & Book Store, Dinner Theatre, Story Telling and ArtWear, a wearable art fashion show and workshops.

AS a warm up to the celebration of the arts in Penticton, Thursday, Sept 21st will see the 9th  Pecha Kucha with 10 speakers on the topic “My Vision for the Arts in Penticton”.    This will be held at Cannery Brewing, doors opening at 6:30 pm

The inaugural Snake Bite Film Festival will have its first screening  on Friday, Sept 21st at the Landmark Cinema.  This will feature an award winning short film by one of Penticton’s very own Mad​dison  Tebbut

 There will be 5 Screenings over the course of the weekend.  Sunday morning will feature short films for children. Sunday’s finale will be all of the submissions for the Snake Bite 48 hour film competition and an awards ceremony .  Friday evening will feature a Gala Event: Snakebite Cabaret at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Come prepared to be charmed by the extravagance of outrageous creativity with live music and burlesque performances by Boundless Belly Dance.

Friday evening will also see the official opening of the Arts Rising Youth Pop Up Gallery, located in the former Wings store at 456 Main Street.  There will be an exhibit of artwork by community and First Nations Youth, as well as a variety of workshops.  The Youth Pop up Gallery will also serve as Arts Rising headquarters for the weekend.

Our First Nations community will be present with a pop up Gallery and Theytus Bookstore on Main Street, at #2 – 419 Main Street.

Gyro Park will be the happy home of music, and dance, live art, and art vendors all day on Saturday, Sept 23.  There will be a make and take crafting tent, focused on upcycled crafts.   On Sunday, it  will also be filled as we have partnered with the Kidney Walk to present the Healing Power of Art.  There will also be a guided walk of public art as part of the festivities.

Penticton is home to a number of highly creative photographers, and we want to celebrate that by offering a major exhibit of local work.   This will be located at Felts Photography, located at  221 Main Street.  There will be a contest and a number of workshops to assist all of us novices to take better pictures! ​

ReImagine has been revived.  The very successful Street Art Festival is returning. Watch for a number of prominent locations in our downtown core to be transformed into colourful and meaningful works of art, including 333 Main Street

All of the downtown galleries will be open and offering various presentations including story telling at St Germaines, workshops at Little & Long Studios,  and the Martin Street Gallery.

Saturday, Sept 23,  the roof of the Penticton Lakeside Hotel  parkade will be the venue for Parkadium, a celebration of the energetic music of a variety of well known Okanagan bands, running from 12 noon onwards into the beautiful Okanagan autumn evening.  Some of the bands on the line up include Cosmic Brew, Lake Man and The Screen Doors.

O​n  Sunday, Sept 24, the Cannery Brewing Company will be the site of ArtWear, the second year for this contemporary partnership of wearable art/fashion/music and dance. The title is Chrysalis, the theme is the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to the butterfly.

Tickets for all of the main events including Pecha Kucha the Snake Bite Film Festival, Snake Ball,  Parkadium, and ArtWear will be available online through EventBrite.  The complete program is available through the Arts Rising website

For more information or to volunteer please call the Penticton Arts Council at 250.492.7997 or email




Art from the Heart

February 15th to April 20th


Opening night is February 15th at 6:30 pm! Artists are asked to bring in up to 2 pieces of original art work by Feb 6.

The exhibition will run from February 15th to April 20th.

You are invited to share your art work in any of the following categories: painting (any media), drawing, photography, graphics, and mixed media.

Exhibition Submission Requirements:

– works of art must be of original design, and one of a kind.

– works of art must be display ready with suitable wire for the hanging system. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging will be rejected.

– works of art must be identified on the back with artist name, title, medium, price

– Exhibition maximum is two works of art per artist.

– Artwork delivery to 760 Main St: 9 am to 4 pm, February 6th, 2018

– Opening date of February 15th at 6:30 pm



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Front Street Gallery celebrates the “fresh off the easel” New Works of our Gallery Resident Artists. We are also delighted to welcome four new Resident Artists to our Boutique Art Gallery.  Lyse Deselliers, Diana Skelhorne, Sharon Snow and Lynne Marand all bring an array of unique creations reflecting their individual personalities, styles and preferred mediums. It’s a great time of the year to fill your life with Colour!!

Please join us on Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 from 1pm-3pm

Artists will be in Attendance

The gallery will be open Tues to Saturday from 10-4pm during the show.

For further information Contact:

Diane Way

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HEADS UP – New Art from Local Okanagan Artists


June 15th – September 15th

Opening Reception
Thursday, June 15th 5pm-8pm

About the Exhibition

HEADS UP is a group exhibition at the Tumbleweed Gallery (Penticton, BC) that explores the phrase “Heads Up” in its many varied interpretations. The title is drawn from a discussion among the artists who felt that it captured the attention grabbing nature of art.



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What’s Around the Corner?

Kevin Spetifore

January 4 – March 9, 201


                                                                                                                     Kevin Jude Spetifore, Remembering Who I Am #4, 2017, collage, 30 x 30 in

What’s Around the Corner? is an exhibition inspired by the formal elements of design and consists of a large geometric mural painted directly on the wall of the gallery complemented by small to mid-size collages. Distilled to the basic simple design element – a line – Spetifore uses actual colour swatches of commercial paint products.
The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Words on Paper (and other things) by Briar Craig, What’s Around the Corner? by Kevin Spetifore, Planes of View by Sage Sidley, and Appropriation by Kama? Aboriginal Art Collective at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, locally crafted beer, wine, and appetizers, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 6 p.m – 8 p.m.



Kama? Aboriginal Art Collective | Pat Raphael Derrickson, Michelle Jack, Dean Louis and Sheldon Pierre Louis

January 4 – March 9, 2018



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sheldon Louis, title TBA, acrylic, 2018

Four members of the Collective address the issues of colonization, the appropriation of their lands, forced assimilation and the need for reconciliation in all aspects of cultural, political, and social existence.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Words on Paper (and other things) by Briar Craig, What’s Around the Corner? by Kevin Spetifore, Planes of View by Sage Sidley, and Appropriation by Kama? Aboriginal Art Collective  at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, locally crafted beer, wine, and appetizers, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 6 p.m – 8 p.m.


Planes of View

Sage Sidley

January 4 – March 9, 2018

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Sidley is an artist working almost exclusively in large-scale drawing. Drawing directly on the gallery walls, Sidley will reconstruct the view outside the gallery, including the portraits and movement traces of their bodies. The viewers will be able to interact with the artist drawing and composing her drawings between January 3rd and 10th during regular gallery hours.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Words on Paper (and other things) by Briar Craig, What’s Around the Corner? by Kevin Spetifore, Planes of View by Sage Sidley, and Appropriation by Kama? Aboriginal Art Collective  at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, locally crafted beer, wine, and appetizers, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 6 p.m – 8 p.m.


Vernon Community Arts Centre



The Centre Gallery of the Vernon Community Arts Centre allows ACNO Members to display the artwork of both emerging and established artists of all skill levels. Work is non juried and has to fit the criteria of our changing monthly themes. Artists can have their work for sale by choice; The VCAC takes 20% of all lobby sales. Entry forms for work submitted and information are available at the front desk. There is a limit on pieces, space permitting, if submitted by the deadline. Late pieces will not be accepted. Items must be ready to hang.




A Restless Earth

Juried Members’ Exhibition

April 5 – May 20th 

 A Restless Earth
Juried Members’ Exhibition

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”

This exhibition invites artists to respond to the environmental changes happening throughout the Okanagan Valley. The past year in the Okanagan brought major flooding throughout the spring resulting in personal property damage and had us thinking about climate change and our relationship to nature. That conversation took on more urgency in the summer months with the lack of rain, forest fires, lost homes and day after day of smoke-filled skies.
This exhibition explores current ecological crises and presents a platform for a discussion on the Anthropocene—the current ecological epoch that represents humanity’s dominant influence on the planet.

Guest curator Hanss Lujan is a Peruvian artist, writer and emerging curator living in the Okanagan. He has worked on a variety of exhibitions and projects for galleries in Kelowna including the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. His project research themes include place and cultural identity, globalization, and socially engaged practices.

The Lake Country Art Gallery looks to collaborate with those who are interested in pursuing a career as a professional curator and each year offer an opportunity to work with the gallery membership to produce an exhibition on a given theme proposed by the guest curator.

Submission Drop off: March 29, 30 and 31
One artwork per artist, any size, any medium…all artwork must be ready to hang with appropriate hardware

Questions? Contact the curator,



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Creative Community Workshops presents Drawing Series for Adults with Sue Gibbs. Starts Wednesday, March 14th and runs until April 18th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This is a class for beginners and those wanting to stretch their drawing muscles. Workshop fee is $72.00 or a drop in fee of $15. For more information, call 250-494-4494 or email:


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 Naramata Arts Studio 18th Annual Exhibit and Sale

Naramata posterDuring the Fall Wine Fest, the Naramata Arts Studio presents their 17th Annual Art Exhibit and Sale, September 30th to October 3rd, 11 am to 6 pm except Sunday when it will be open 12 noon to 6 pm. The Opening Reception will take place September 29th from 7 to 9 pm. The artwork exhibited will be recent works from these talented artists.The Naramata Arts Studio is a small group of local artists who paint together once a week at the Naramata Elementary School. In exchange the artists help the school with the art program and provide an art scholarship each summer to a student. The group also exhibits at Lang Winery on the Naramata Bench.The Naramata Arts Studio would like to thank Lang Vineyards, Naramata Elementary School and the Naramata Community Church for their continued support of our artistic endeavours!



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FASS 2018 THEME: Go with the Flow

September 29 – 30, 2018



Deadline September 7, 2018

The THEME of the 2018 Fall Art Show & Sale was announced on the weekend: “Go with the Flow”.

Here are just a few inspirations to get you started:
* the flowing application of a paintbrush or drip techniques,
* rippling jewelry designs, 
* curved shapes in wood, metal and glass,
* capturing movement in photography such as dance or a bicycle race or a windy day,
* relaxing fluid abstract shapes, or
* get socio-political and make an artistic comment on “group-think”.
* maybe it’s the technique you use
* maybe it’s the colours you choose.

What does going with the flow mean in your life? Taking it easy? Letting others decide? Jumping into a current of thought with both feet and seeing where it takes you?

Go with your own artistic flow, and start dreaming of your Fall Art Show and Sale submission for next year.

Dates: September 29 – 30, 2018
Early Bird Draw Deadline: Thursday September 6, 2018
Entry Form Deadline: Friday September 7, 2018
Extension for Youth Artists ONLY: Friday September 14, 2018

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