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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.


Myron Campbell: Ghosts of Robert Lake

May 8, 2017 to February 18, 2018
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.


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: Meg Yamamoto

November 2 @ 8:00 am – November 29 @ 8:00 pm


Great West Life Mezzanine Exhibition

Artist Bio:

Meg Yamamoto is a Canadian artist born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with Distinction in Visual Studies at the University of Calgary, completing her degree through a Study Abroad program in Berlin, Germany in 2014. She was awarded the University of Calgary Silver Medallion in Art in 2015, and spent the following two years studying the geometric, structural, and symbolic properties of Hiberno-Saxon Knotwork.

Meg is currently beginning her second and final year as a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Visual Arts at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Her research is funded by the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and she received a University Graduate Fellowship as well as the Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship from the University of British Columbia. Meg’s research explores the process of connecting to place through creating place-based art in the perspective of an artist immersed in an unfamiliar environment.

Artist Statement:

“Having moved to Kelowna in July 2016, the purpose of my work has been to create an expression of my experience of the Okanagan. This series of zinc plate etchings are representations of some of the various lifeforms I have encountered in my time in the Okanagan. The etchings are drawn in isolation and detail, suggesting careful observation, but with the inclusion of some interpretation – stylizations reflective of my own cultural backgrounds – to remind the viewer that these works are an expression of a perspectival experience. Through interaction with the lifeforms in the form of observation, I develop a greater familiarity with the subject of the etching, which results in a richer understanding of the lifeforms I am now living amongst. The printmaking process allows me to print and reprint the same plate, reflecting the way in which lifeforms become a greater part of one’s place understanding as it is repeatedly re-encountered.”

-Meg Yamamoto


EXHIBIT: CMHA Kelowna, ‘Artists Among Us’

November 2 @ 8:00 am – November 29 @ 8:00 pm


Alex Fong Galleria, South Atrium & Display Cases Exhibition

Artists Among Us 2017

Seeking to Understand

Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna

The Artists Among Us art show celebrates the accomplishments of the participants of CMHA’s ArtWorks Studio as they strive toward and experience mental health recovery and wellbeing. The theme of this exhibit is “seeking to understand: to listen, learn and care”. It is our hope the exhibit will serve to challenge assumptions about people with mental illness, helping to remove the stigma and pave the way toward a more mentally healthy Kelowna.

The ArtWorks Studio is a safe and welcoming space for adults and seniors who wish to learn new skills, nurture the creative spirit, and have an avenue for self-expression. Many participants of the ArtWorks Studio have overcome isolation, experienced connection and community, and achieved a sense of belonging and purpose.

Local art instructors Tina Siddiqui, Lynne Turner, Amy Burkard, Fay Wolfenden, Natasha Harvey, Dylan Ranney and Amy Van Dongen worked alongside the ArtWorks Studio participants to create this body of work. It is only through the dedication of these local artists, our volunteers, and the generous support and donation from the Rotary Centre of the Arts, City of Kelowna, and sponsorship by MNP, that CMHA’s Artists Among Us 2017 could be experienced by the greater community.

EXHIBIT: Steve Maxwell

November 2 @ 8:00 am – December 23 @ 8:00 pm


Pacific Products Safety Boardroom Exhibition

Artist Statement:

“As an amateur photographer living in Kelowna for over 20 yrs., I have had the opportunity to capture some of the natural beauty up and down the valley and around BC. Having had excursions to parts of Europe, India, and Asia, I looked for photos of unique scenery as well as  a peek at the lives of people and culture on distant shores.

My wife and I enjoy some of the RV lifestyle which allows me to take in both Canadian and American natural environments.”

-Steve Maxwell


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November 17 – December 23, 2017

Opening Reception November 17 @ 6-8 PM

Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
Tickets: This event is free and open to the public (No tickets)

With growing popularity, the Red Dot Members’ Show and Sale returns for it’s 4th year!

Red Dot is a way for local artists to exhibit their work in the Alternator’s professional gallery space in a salon style exhibit that showcases both the people involved with the gallery and the work they produce. All works exhibited during Red Dot are for sale and are priced between $25 – $250. As they are sold, each work will be removed from the wall and replaced with giant red dots indicating a sale has taken place.

25% of each sale will support Alternator programming and activities in the coming year, with the remaining 75% going directly to the artist. Support, take home (or gift!) a part of the Okanagan’s rich arts community.

Interesting in being part of the Red Dot Members’ Show and Sale?

Here’s how to participate:

Step 1: Membership: Sign up for or renew your Alternator membership. Not sure about your membership status? Contact us at 250.868.2298 or at and we will be happy to help.

Step 2: Register to exhibit by November 4th, 2017: Fill out and sign the Red Dot Registration Form 2017 (PDF). Drop if off in person, or email it to

Step 3: Label and drop off your artwork: Label and identify your artwork by printing and filling out Page 3 of the application. Drop off your work(s)at the Alternator between October 26-November 4, 2017. All artwork identification must be included and securely attached to your art at the time of drop-off.

Step 4: Opening Reception: Invite your friends and family, and join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 17th from 6-8pm.  This is a public event, and everyone is welcome to attend.

The Red Dot Members’ Show and Sale exhibition runs from November 17 – December 23, 2017.

Let’s fill the gallery with red!

 Red Dot Registration Form 2017 (PDF)




55th Annual Winter Art Show


Stephanie Gauvin
Don Berger
Branko Marjanovic

November 30th, 5:30-8pm

The tradition continues! Join us November 30th for our 55th annual winter art show, featuring new works from Stephanie Gauvin, Don Berger, and Branko Marjanovic.

Stephanie Gauvin

Don Berger


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Preview all the artists’ WORKS

Free entry, artists in attendance, and complementary wine tastings/appetizers.


Call for Submissions for Artscape Winter Session

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to announce the next round of applications for our Artscape exhibition program. This program has been in place since 1995, and its goal is to provide local professional and emerging artists with special exhibitions, high profile showcase locations, and marketing opportunities. Artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work in one of eight locations throughout Kelowna – The Kelowna Community Theatre, The Kelowna Downtown Library, The Mission Library, The Rutland Library, Okanagan College Campus Library, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Aubin and Associates, and The Community Health & Services Centre.

This is a unique opportunity for both emerging and established artists to exhibit their work and learn more about the jurying, exhibition, and hanging process.

Submissions now open to Artist groups and collectives.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 11:59 pm PST


Your Contact Details
Email and Phone number

5 Images of your work
(Images are used to indicate the overall quality of an artist’s work and are not necessarily the pieces we will display)
Print Quality (300 dpi)
JPG format
Labeled with: lastname_firstname_title_dimensions.jpg (ex. odjig_daphne_fundance_25x21.jpg)
For groups at least two images of each group members work

Bio/Artist Statement
300 words
In the Third Person
A short paragraph describing yourself, your education, the framework of your practice, etc.
To learn more look here

Dates and history of exhibitions, workshops, any and all relevant artistic pursuits and professional experience
2 pages maximum
Acceptable formats: Word Document or PDF
Find more information to create a professional CV here

ARTSCO Membership
Are you an ARTSCO member?
Sign up today to participate in the Artscape Exhibition program via our website at

Please Note: Applications missing any of these requirements will not be accepted

To apply please send your application in an email  to no later than Friday December 15th before 11:59 pm PST with the subject: “Artscape Submission – Artist first and last name”

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2017 ARTSCAPE – Winter Session

Bev Gordon

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.

Karen Holland

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.



Saturday November 23, 2 – 4 pm

Join us at ARTE funktional to celebrate 2017 year-end exhibition with these “4 Amazing Artists”.

The exhibit has something for everyone and is a mix of sculpture, wearable art, and wall art.

Amy Burkard – Sandra de Vries – Linda Freedman Katz – Noëlle Nadeau Khoo

With the understanding of how powerful and functional Art can be in every aspect of life, we will be introducing a new program at the gallery: Evolution – ART… to Wholeness.

For this endeavour, ARTE funktional has teamed up with Karen Close and Susan LeBlanc.  At the Reception, we’re excited to reveal the details of this new monthly program..

Please RSVP if you plan to attend at

ARTE funktional – The Factory – 1302 St. Paul Street, Kelowna BC – Phone: 250-540-4249





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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.








Hear ye! Hear ye!

The countdown is on for the

Loving Mugs Chili Cook-Off

at the Penticton Art Gallery

on Thursday February 22nd

Doors open at 6:00; Chili service begins at 7:00

This is our first go at this fundraiser, modelled after our ever-popular soup bowls event (20 years of success): Buy your ticket, select a one-of-a-kind mug, taste up to 10 chilis, vote for the best in specified categories (to be determined!), listen to some groovy music provided by Tavis Weir and Stefan Bienz, take your new mug home!

Tickets are $45 members; $50 non-members

Available only at the Penticton Art Gallery

250-493-2928 open Tues-Fri 10-5, and Sat & Sun 11-4


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





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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.



We are open from 11am – 5 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10 am – 3 pm on Saturdays. Please feel free to make and appointment Mondays and other desired times by calling Renée at 250 488 4999

We offer a selection of paintings, bronze sculpture, Jewelry and ceramics by Canadian Artists as well as antiques. We are happy to help you find that special piece for your home or business.

Commissions available.

Enjoy a coffee or tea in our Paris Tea Room or book a Private Event.


Christmas Sale

Christmas Open House Market & Sale
Thursday December 14th from 1 to 7 pm
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Above: Young Buck in Apple Orchard by Kindrie Grove

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Art, Music and Refreshments

Gray Ghost by Kindrie Grove
An exhibition featuring Small Paintings, Sculptures, Photography, Jewelry and Pottery.

Bluebird in Snow by Kindrie Grove

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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

Sage Sidley, still image of the source video

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.




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Melany Nugent and Trent Noble

January 13th to February 25th


Opening Reception: Saturday January 13th 2-4pm

Existential Cafe/Artist Talk: Sunday January 28th 2-3:30pm 

The Lake Country is very excited to start off 2018 with an installation by artists Melany Nugent and Trent Noble.

This installation will ponder the idea of community and activate the gallery as a gathering space by enhancing a sense of warmth, comfort and home with a virtual campfire.

Trent Noble and Melany Nugent Noble are Kelowna-based artists that work across an array of mediums, including animation, text, and public space. As a classically and 3D trained animator, Trent has worked on a diverse range of installations, video and interactive projects across Canada and internationally, including Stan Douglas’ Circa 1948 interactive app for iOS, and the play Helen Lawrence with the National Film Board of Canada. Also the Rockheim Museum in Trondheim, Norway.

In her artistic practice, Melany Noble makes use of tactics of play that are negotiated through text and public space that aim to collate, destabilize and amplify repetition and patterns in order to create slippage and displacement of rhetoric, language and everyday routine. She has a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art  + Design, in Vancouver B.C. and in 2016, was the recipient of an Emerging Artist Grant from the BC Arts Council.

Upcoming Events:

third beach Opening Reception: Saturday January 13th from 2-4pm

Existential Cafe: Sunday January 28th 2-3:30pm

Who Are We? Submission dates: Who Are We? A Visual Narrative of Our Community is open to everyone of all ages. Individual and collaborative works are welcome, any size, any medium. Drop off days: February 22, 23 and 24 at the LC Art Gallery

Who Are We? A Visual Narrative of Our Community: March 1st to April 1st



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


Who Are We? A Visual Narrative of Our Community

Dropoff dates: Who Are We? A Visual Narrative of Our Community is open to everyone of all ages. Individual and collaborative works are welcome, any size, any medium. Drop off days: February 22, 23 and 24 at the LC Art Gallery

Call for Submission: Who Are We? A Visual Narrative of Our Community …is open to everyone of all ages, individual and collaborative works (artwork created by 2 or more individuals) are all welcome, any size, any medium.

Submission dates: February 22, 23 and 24 at the Lake Country Art Gallery during regular gallery hours.
Artwork must be ready to hang with appropriate hardware and clearly labelled with artist(s) name(s). PLUS you will be asked to complete the following statement:

I believe that the 3 ingredients needed to make up a strong and inclusive community are … [ 1……____………/ 2……____……./ 3…….____…….]

Each submission can include up to two artworks

Questions? Contact the curator,



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Summerland Festival of Lights

2017 Events

Here are some of the things that you can look forward to seeing this year at Summerland’s 30th Festival of Lights!

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Downtown merchants, gift & food vendors will be open
5:00 pm – The Santa Claus Procession begins!  See our royalty, some festive characters, and Santa himself!
5:15 pm – Main Stage entertainment starts on Main Street:

7:00 pm LIGHT-UP!  Thousands will count down to the dramatic moment when all of the downtown holiday lights are switched on
8:30 pm – FIREWORKS!  Head to Jubilee Road to watch the stunning fireworks
Events & Activities:

Activities continue on Saturday, November 25th:

Visit Fesitival Weekend for More Details​​


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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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May 8th to 11th