Art Exhibitions

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A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections

Guest curator: Roger H. Boulet
July 1 to October 15, 2017

The exhibition celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary by bringing together significant Canadian works of art from private collections throughout the Kelowna area for visitors to view and enjoy. The selection includes remarkable historical Canadian works by artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff, A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, A.J. Casson, Jack Bush, Gershon Iskowitz, Jack Shadbolt, and Daphne Odjig. Works by lesser-known artists in the media of painting, prints, and some sculpture are also included.

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 15, 1 to 3 pm
This is a free event and open to the public.

Afternoon Tea and Tour with the Guest Curator 
Saturday, August 19, 1 to 3 pm
Join us for afternoon tea and an exhibition tour of A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections led by guest curator
Roger H. Boulet. This event is free and open to the public.

Join us for Culture Days!
Footsteps at an Exhibition: A Conversational Walk-Through with Critic Michael Turner
Saturday, September 30, at 2 pm
Turner is a BC-based writer of fiction, criticism and song.


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.


The Games We Play

June 24 to September 17, 2017


If you’ve ever become bleary-eyed over a Monopoly game, screamed in anguish during charades, or hit every COD objective until the zombies got you, you know life is better with games. The artists in this juried exhibition work in game and animation studios, as art students, and as local artists. These artists’ passion for play brings together a display dedicated to the celebration of games and how they influence our lives.

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

Games Night
Thursday, July 20, 6 to 9 pm
The Kelowna Art Gallery is hosting a fun all-ages games night. Round up some friends and come down to play some classics.

Quick Talks: Art and Games Collide
Thursday, September 14, 7 to 9 pm
Join us for a Quick Talks-style panel discussion with members of the Okanagan’s art and tech community.


Myron Campbell: Ghosts of Robert Lake

May 8 to November 6, 2017
Installation at the satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

Kelowna-based artist Myron Campbell has created six large-format renderings of species – both real and imagined – of creatures that visit the Robert Lake site located near the UBCO campus where he teaches. Each of these works has been created digitally and then output onto recycled board for the installation of his commission. An eerie but beautiful variegated green background in each one unites the works. Some backgrounds have ghostings of high-rise buildings in place – a threat facing this area in the future? Some of the birds are the ruddy duck (shown like a target in a midway, stuck onto a post), the avocet, the red-winged blackbird, and a gryphon. A coyote lamenting his loss of habitat by a real estate sign also makes as appearance, as well as one rendering of a human being: a white man in a suit, maybe meant as a “suit” surveying the landscape as if thinking of developing it.

Campbell was born in Calgary, and grew up in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He has a diploma from the Medicine Hat College in Alberta, and an MAA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Since arriving in Kelowna to teach at the UBCO in 2014, Campbell has been active in organizing an ongoing series of community events called Draw by Night.


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EXHIBIT: José Hernandez, ‘The Art of Dying’

August 2 @ 8:00 am – September 29 @ 8:00 pm – Free


Pacific Products Safety Boardroom Exhibition

José Hernandez was an electrical engineer for most of his life with no background or pedigree in art. After an accident at work and subsequent near-death experience in January 2000, José’s life path changed dramatically.
In 2004 José began ‘painting with light,’ in an attempt to recreate some of the vibrancy of colour he had experienced, creating art for guided meditations which he now employs in the mindfulness practice he developed with his wife. Over the past 14 years Joe has worked with over 800 clients using the Inner Immersion mindfulness modality and his art has exhibited in galleries across the US. José’s art hangs in permanent installations at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, the Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Centre in Miami, FL and other healing centres in the US as well as at the new Kelowna Community Health Centre. For more information go to:
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EXHIBIT: Rachel Mercer, ‘Collagetorium’

September 2 @ 8:00 am – September 30 @ 5:00 pm – Free


South Atrium Exhibition

Artist Bio:

Rachel moved with her family from Edmonton to Kelowna in 2008. After graduating with her BA from UBCO in 2015 she began to seriously pursue her multifarious passion for art. Self taught, Rachel became highly experimental when she started working at a local art supply store, where she remains today. Her current focus is tentatively divided between collage and mixed-media art, video production, and peculiar vocal looping.

Artist Statement:

“These images and bits of paper had an extremely small chance of coming together this way; yet, over months and for thousands of tiny reasons, they did. I could tell you what happened and why, but my hope is that your own stories will have a chance to appear among the cuts and the glue, papers and placements.”

-Rachel Mercer


EXHIBIT: Lynette Melnyk

September 2 @ 8:00 am – September 30 @ 5:00 pm – Free

Great West Life Mezzanine Exhibition

Lynette Melnyk creates paintings that add visual harmony to a space that soothes the soul. As a contemporary abstract artist, Lynette’s abstract expressionist style is created from her interpretation of nature, dance and music. Her work is like painting music, which may explain her multiple artistic styles from the energetic and lyrical bold abstracts to the romantic organic style. Music itself is abstract, and these musical influences appear on Lynette’s canvases through lyrical strokes and movements. The layers and layers create so much depth to her work. Her art communicates a meaningful authenticity and a passion to encourage emotions and conversations. It is soulful, spiritual, enriching, and brings joy. Her goal is to engage and inspire viewers through the captivating flow of movements, masterful colour palettes and unexpected whimsy.


EXHIBIT: Maiya Robbie

September 2 @ 8:00 am – September 29 @ 5:00 pm – Free

Display Cases Exhibition

Artist Statement:

“Everything everything everything is relational, and I find that fact so inspiring. In all of my work, whether with the scenes created within my Medicine Spoon pendants, or in my acrylic paintings, or as a composer and songwriter, I focus on combining elements together in a way that is relationally interesting that reflects the authentic beauty of each individual element. I like harmony and also tension. It’s a rearrange of what is already there in the great design of life; I’m putting myself in it to mess about. I collect what strikes me and I reframe it, I see it from different angles, let the elements hum in a way that feels like medicine in their relationship to one another, and in turn, to us.”

-Maiya Robbie


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If Eyes Had Feet: The Kinesthetic Pictorial TIA HALLIDAY

August 19 – September 23, 2017

Join us at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art on Friday, August 18, 2017, 7-9 P.M. for the opening of Tia Halliday’s “If Eyes had Feet: The Kinesthetic Pictorial”, and Amy Modahl’s “All of the words of the words will find words.”

Tia Halliday uses performance, photography and dance as a way of physically negotiating paradigms of painterly abstraction. Her performances, or performed paintings, are a mode of generative research; to analyze, create and pose questions about the body’s relationship to painting and sculpture.

“If Eyes had Feet: The Kinesthetic Pictorial” will include the exhibition of five digital performance collages on aluminum created from documentation of her performance work. In addition, the exhibition will feature a series of photographs and paper collages created by the artist, which act as physical artifacts of a highly embodied and multidisciplinary process.

Amy Modahl

Exhibiting in our window space, “All of the words of the words will find words”, is a drawn mural that will fill the space from floor to ceiling. The hands can be a powerful communicative tool. A wave can confer a title, a shake can cement a deal, and a point can admonish. Hand gestures can be a metaphor for power, transformation, success, and failure, especially in politics were showmanship trumps honesty, and reality merges with theatre where the body speaks loudly.

The event is free and open to the public.



2017 Historic Art Show

August 3, 2017 – August 17, 2017


The Hambleton Galleries are proud to present our 2017 historic art show, showcasing incredible Canadian artists including:

Ted Harrison     Daphne Odjig
Alex Janvier     A.Y. Jackson
Robert Genn     Allen Sapp

& more

Join us for an evening of amazing art and complementary wine tasings from Indigenous World Winery!



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2017 ARTSCAPE – Winter Session

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Check Out Hot New Art Across 9 Kelowna Locations

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is heating things up this winter with a series of hot new art exhibitions across nine locations in Kelowna.
Artscape is a suite of community exhibition spaces, run year-round, in 9 locations across Kelowna, including the Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna Community Theatre, Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus Library, as well as other local businesses.

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The Artscape exhibitions provide local professional and emerging artists with high profile showcase locations and marketing opportunities. 15 local artists are featured in the 2017 Artscape winter session, including, new this season, a sculpture exhibition hosted at Kelowna Tickets.

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When you’re near the Rutland Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna Tickets or Cottonwoods Care Centre, stop in to check out winter exhibits from local artists like Carney Oudendag, Donna Vanderlip, Kyle Zsomber & Heath Tait or Lynne Stevens & Alison Beaumont until the end of
March. A full listing of locations and artists can be found here .
Bringing exciting energy and beauty to communal spaces and local businesses, Artscape also provides a number of learning opportunities for young people to work alongside experienced artistic professionals. Emerging artist, Nicole Young is the intern for Artscape and she administers and organizes the entire, seasonally-rotating, program including assisting with jurying, exhibition hanging and management.

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“We are blessed to have a ton of artists in our community and exhibition opportunities are in high demand. We are proud of the numerous exhibition opportunities Artscape provides for emerging and established artists of all ages every year “ says ARTSCO Executive Director, Katie Brennan.
Would you like to learn more about how to hang artwork? Artsco is currently looking for volunteers to assist with exhibition installation. All Artscape volunteers will receive hands-on training on best practices on hanging art exhibitions.


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Announcing Downtown Gallery 2017!

49 businesses in Downtown Kelowna will display over 100 paintings, prints, and photographs from talented local artists for Culture Days.

Downtown Gallery runs for two weeks, from September 23 -October 7.

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Have you seen art from Downtown Gallery in person? Take a photo and post it to this event!



The 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards
Friday, May 12th, 2017
presented by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, in partnership with the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Come out for a night of art, culture and celebration! Mingle with some of the top artists in the Okanagan, enjoy a great showcase of local performers and help us celebrate the creative excellence of our community. Award Gala to be hosted by Mayor Colin Basran and Nathan Flavel.

Sponsors: Central Okanagan Foundation, Yeti Creative, BC Arts Council, Regional District of the Central Okanagan, BC Gaming

Tickets: $30 General, $50 2 for 1
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


The Okanagan Potters Association Spring Show & Sale

Vernon Performing Arts Centre

   June 2 & 3, 2017

This is Vernon’s premier Spring pottery sale. Come and meet the potters & artisans in the air-conditioned and relaxed atmosphere of the Foyer of Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre just across the creek from Vernon’s Recreation Centre.

If you love handmade creations you will appreciate the quality pieces presented in this two day show featuring some of the Okanagan’s top potters and artisans.

Dates and Times: Friday June 2, 10am – 8pm Saturday June 3, 10am – 5pm

Address: Vernon Performing Arts Centre 3800-33rd Street, Vernon, BC

Free admission and parking

Lynda Jones 250-379-2797





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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.”

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This September

So Much to Look Forward to!

Students are coming into the gallery and registering classes!
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon have a few openings available. The classes at the gallery are designed with you in mind. The classes are small, which means you are getting individual coaching. You also are encouraged to step out of your comfort zone. I guide you in directions you may have not thought to try. I have been teaching all ages since 1987. I have personally explored many styles and mediums in my career therefore I am able to help you achieve the direction you wish to follow. The classes at New Moon Gallery have 5 star ratings from students who have taken classes. If you  have ever wanted to learn to paint…..Let me show you how it’s done….Linda Lovisa
call to register 778 797 0791
After School Program
Our after school classes run from September 2017  till June 2018. We explore a wide range of subjects and mediums. We have one of the best after school programs in the valley! Different ages on different days please call the gallery for more information. Classes start on September 15th. Several students are returning from last season so register soon for the remaining openings  778 797 0791
#3 – 1726 Byland Rd. West Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 1A9
Phone: 778 797 0791
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Art in the Park – Vineyard Trails Summer 2017

Your hosts LOUISE LAMBERT and ALLAN WAIDMAN, and Selected Venues; Quails’ Gate, Grizzli, Volcanic Hills, Indigenous and Off the Grid Wineries in Beautiful West Kelowna  with support from the City of West Kelowna,

First event,  Mothers Day, May 14, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, Quails’ Gate Winery

The New ART IN THE PARK -Vineyard Trails will travel from selected winery to winery, showcasing West Kelowna’s finest wineries. We pair the best artists and artisans with the celebration of wine.  Locally inspired creations in stone, glass, wood, fiber, oil, acrylic and watercolour will be showcased along with their creators.


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The Peachland Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Programme provides an opportunity for local artists and artisans to show and sell their work in this small heritage gallery. Drop in for a visit and pick up some painting or quilting tips, or to watch our friendly artists at work.

2016 Artist Schedule


June 29 – July 2

Robert Jenkins

July 6 – 9

Valerie Muir & Glenna Messer

July 13– 16

Roberta Farrelley & Dian Duteil

July 20 – 23

 Norma Taylor, Heather & Barry Yeats

July 27 – 30

Angela Possak & Sharon McPhee


August 2 – 6

Connie Ross

Aug 9 – 13

Susan Driussi, Louise McIntosh, and Sheila Burton

Aug 16 — 20

Mary Walker & Wayne Power

Aug 23 – 27

Vivian Dere

Aug 30 – Sept 2

Kat Lefebvre and Jitka Meyers

The Peachland Little Schoolhouse hosts Kat Lefebvre and Jitka Meyers this week, Wed to Saturday 11 – 4 pm. Kat is a member of Roberta’s art club and a very prolific artist. Jitka seems to prefer portraits and figures so their work complements each other. Be sure to drop in and see what they are showing this week.  The Summer Arts Program, sponsored by the Peachland Arts Council is finished for the year following Kat’s and Jitka’s booking.



Miniatures Enthusiasts of Central Okanagan


the 23rd Annual Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale





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.





Wed. September 13 to Sunday, September 17

The mandala chosen for the Penticton Art Gallery is the mandala of Akshobhya which represents the Unshakeable Victor for conflict resolution and peace. This was chosen as a which explored Canada’s relationship and history with its First Nations community.

Since the Akshobhya mandala incorporates the healing element and it was the mandala the monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery were commissioned to create for 9/11 in NYC. It has been their most popularly picked mandala this year next to Avalokitesvara (compassion) mandala.




Velvet Indians


Featuring the work of Gerda Christoffersen, Dorothy Oxborough, Audrey Young Oppel, Fran Jenkins, Minn Sjløseth and more. This exhibition presents an array of vintage art ranging from the 1940s to the 1970s depicting Indigenous peoples.






Jim Logan: Requiem for Our Children


Jim Logan’s Requiem for Our Children is a series of paintings illustrating the stories told to Logan by residential school survivors while he was a lay preacher in the Yukon.







Anamnesis: Alex Janvier, Joseph Sanchez, Janice Tanton


There will be an artist reception on Saturday July 22nd from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. This reception is free and open to the public.




Jerry Whitehead & the students of the Sen’Pok’Chin School in Oliver


Featuring student work from the Sen’Pok’Chin School in Oliver, including a mural completed in collaboration with artist Jerry Whitehead.









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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





Box #154113 – 437 Martin Street Penticton, B.C.V2A 5L1

The Okanagan Valley is rich in culture and in particular, rich in talented artists. FCA-SOS is a community of artists from Summerland, Penticton, Naramata, Kaleden, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Cawston, Princeton and Rock Creek that includes emerging artists and seasoned professional artists. Activities include: monthly meetings, demonstrations, critiques, juried and non-juried shows, workshops and promoting artwork.
This year to celebrate culture in Canada for150 years we are making “ Connections” within our community and nationally with FCA chapters. We are in collaboration with Okanagan School of the Arts at the Shatford Centre during the Penticton Arts Council’s multi-venue Festival “Arts Rising”. We will be hosting a national juried show for any FCA active member and a conference for approximately 100 that isopen to the public.This ambitious undertaking is planned and presented by volunteers.
This is the first time that the FCA-SOS has hosted a national show and we are hoping to have many entries from across the country fromover 2500 members. The art community is strong in the Okanagan and there are many talented artists. There will be 70 entries selected and displayed at the Shatford Centre from Sept 22- Oct 26,2017.  The opening reception will be September 22 from 6-8pm.
The Shatford Centre is catering this affordable four-day conference with delicious cuisine from their Rotary kitchen. The demonstration day Sept 22 will highlight a variety of techniques that six demonstrators are proficient in. The Penticton Plein Aire Group host painting in the open air. These events will be of interest to everyone. There are 3 workshops being presentedSept 23,24 with talented Canadian Artists for more in-depth techniques.
For more information visit our website at using the Connections Link or phone the Shatford Centre at 250 770 7668 or go to their website at
Julie-Ann MillerChair – Planning Committee FCA-SOS ChapterEmail:              phone: 250 4921077

“Connections National Art Show and Conference”

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Forest and Stream is a collection of original oil paintings by Joe Enns, which are centered in the Okanagan and bring together his experiences of natural scenes representing the serenity of small, secluded pockets of life while underscoring the beauty to be protected all around us.











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Front Street Gallery celebrates our current Guest Artist.

Merle SomervilleSeptember 29-October 13,2017

We are delighted to welcome Merle to our gallery again with his ONE large 30″ x 60″ canvas of “McIntyre”, which is a legend in the Okanagan Valley, and one of 4 ‘Must sees’ on Trip Advisor.  It has been a multiple Award Winner both locally and Internationally, Best in Show and People’s Choice.  If you have never seen McIntyre this is a stunning piece.

Merle has been photographing landscapes for over thirty years. His passion for findingthe perfect image has led him to photographing more than one hundred BritishColumbia parks and over thirty parks in the United States. He has scouted andphotographically documented locations in Australia, Central America, the Mediterraneanand the South Pacific.

Highly educated and praised, Merle holds a Canadian Master’s in Photography as well as an American Master’s in Photography, one of only 15 Canadians to receive this coveted honour.  His many award winning sharp detailed images have been published extensively and exhibited.

Asking him what matters most for him in considering his artwork he says, “No greaterreward exists for me than to produce a photograph that expresses my thoughts andemotions—and to have those felt and understood by someone else.”

Please join Merle on Saturday, September 30 and October 7,2017 from 10am-2pm

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

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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.




Ancestors of the Columbia

Sheldon Louis                  July 27 – November 1, 2017

Sheldon Louis: Nkw’qm’ast – Deep Water, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in

Sheldon Louis’ exhibition of paintings tells the story of the Columbia River stewardship in not so distant history and its impact on the First Nations’ traditional fish harvesting sights, culturally important gathering places and trade. As Louis points out in his statement, “This exhibition is a revisioning of the old stories; it speaks of the need to understand the relevance of the First Nations’ perspective in today’s ever growing industrial complex”.

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, July 27th from 6 p.m – 8 p.m at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

An Artist Talk and presentation with Sheldon will take place on Saturday, September 16th at 1 p.m at the gallery. Admission is by donation.



Destanne Norris                            July 27 – November 1, 2017

Destanne Norris, Long Way Home, 2016, oil

Stellar, an exhibition consisting of paintings intends to explore the interface between art and science, representation, abstraction, and embodiment.

An Artist Talk and presentation with Destanne Norris will take place on Saturday, August 19th at 1 p.m at the gallery. Admission is by donation.


Perfect Music: High Voltage

Alisdair MacRae & Patrick Lacasse                               July 27 – October 10, 2017

Perfect Music (installation View, Karsh-Masson Gallery), 2014, various materials, dimensions variable

This exhibition takes the form of an immersive and interactive audio environment in which viewers become participants in the work. The objects on display invite people to engage with them and create sound, either as individuals or as a group.


Ann Willsie | Mackie House Artist

October 19 – December 20, 2017

Ann Willsie, Summer Song V, 2017, oil, 48 x 36

The Artist-in-Residence Program began in 2010 and involves an artist residency at the historic Mackie Lake House and is directly followed by an exhibition of the work created during the residency at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Ann Willsie was selected to be the 2018 Artist in Residence at the Mackie Lake House. For the 21 day residency, Willsie had a goal to produce 21 paintings which comprise her exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery along with some sketches and works in progress.

Willsie’ subject matter is rooted in the landscape representation, but in some instances, she focuses on some of its elements and creates more intimate views of plants and flowers, trees and grasses; other time she portrays the greatness of natural vistas of open landscapes and mountains. The understanding of the properties of colour allows Willsie to capture the essences and impressions of various sites. Her paintings capture the quality of light which is her guiding principle when making a painting. Her brushstrokes are somewhat gestural, jet controlled and deliberate. Willsie is a prolific artist and in addition to her creations in her studio, she has produced bodies of work directly on various sites in the en plain air settings.

Ann Willsie is permanently based in the Lake Country where she has her studio and teaches painting workshops.

Join us for Ann Willsie’s Artist Talk at VPAG on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1 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.




Man OverBoard

Rose Braun, John Hall, Joice Hall Michael Hermesh,
Deirdre Hofer

October 4th to November 18th

Opening Reception: Wednesday Oct 4th 6-8pm

Man OverBoard is a metaphor for all the follies of manhood. Rose Braun, John Hall, Joice Hall, Michael Hermesh and Deirdre Hofer ponder the
shifting and complex role of man and masculinity.

This exhibition bridges the melancholy with the humorous and opens up a discussion about male identity and humankind.

Upcoming Events:

Under 100 Application to Submit Deadline: September 30th

Details on gallery website
Opening Reception: Man OverBoard, Wednesday October 4th 6-8pm
Under 100 Exhibition: November 25th to December 22nd
Media Contact: Wanda Lock – curator tel: 250 864 5597 or 250 766 4873

Lake Country Art Gallery
10356A Bottom Wood Lake
tel: 250-766-1299
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm, Open 7 days a week in the month of August


Midsummer Night of Curiosities: Masquerade Festival Thursday August 24th @ 7pm till late at the Lake Country Art Gallery.

An evening of celebrating youth art with masquerade and superheroes. Bring your picnic blankets…we provide teas, entertainment, sundaes and art.

The Existential Cafe: Artist Talk with Scott August, Saturday August 26th @ 2pm. Scott will discuss the work of Peter Soehn. Born in Saskatchewan in 1933, Peter Soehn not only created characters of rural life, he himself was exactly that. Soehn worked as a television prop builder and on-camera painting Instructor in Alberta and in Kelowna British Columbia at C.H.B.C. T.V. during the 1960’s and 1970’s. In the 1980’s his family created ambitious folk-art sculptures and theme-parks for the amusement of others, from the demolished Kelowna Zoo to the re-developed Old MacDonald’s Farm, very little remains of his work in the Okanagan.

Are We There Yet?

Submission Deadline: Are We There Yet?

Canadian Roadside Attractions open to all members of the Lake Country Art Gallery.

Drop-off dates August 24, 25 and 26 during gallery hours. See gallery website for submission details,

Are We There Yet? Canadian Roadside Attractions Members’ Exhibition: August 30 to September 30th.

Check out the latest edition of Galleries West Magazine for Lorna Tureski’s piece ‘Another Roadside Attraction’

Media Contact: Wanda Lock – curator tel: 250 864 5597 or 250 766 4873 email:


ArtWalk 2017

September 9 & 10, 2017

Welcome to Lake Country ArtWalk
The Interior’s Largest Arts Festival

September 9 & 10, 2017
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For two days every September, the Lake Country Community Complex transforms into a festival of creativity.
ArtWalk attracts over 7000+ attendees and features displays of visual and performing arts from 300+ Okanagan artists, hands-on children’s activities, live artist demonstrations, workshops, a live art auction and a delicious menu of food and beverages.

Please CLICK on the image to take you to the website’s home page



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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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Deadline September 8, 2017

Oliver Community Arts Council




May 8th to 11th