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CURRENT AND COMING EXHIBITIONS

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One on One: Inheritance – Amy Malbeuf  – Curated by Cathy Mattes

April 1 to July 9, 2017

Amy Malbeuf, Woodland Camo, 2017, tarp, beadwork, inherited object (gun case). Courtesy of the artist.

This year the Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to be working with independent curator Cathy Mattes, who is based in Sprucewoods, Manitoba. She is a Michif curator, writer, and art history professor at Brandon University, in Brandon, Manitoba. Mattes has elected to work with Amy Malbeuf, who is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta.

Mattes writes: “The exhibition will contain mixed-media works that evoke contemplation about the value of personal, cultural, and artistic inheritance to Indigenous artists.”

As with all of our One on One projects, the show will be accompanied by a web-based publication, which features a curatorial text, the curator’s and artist’s biographies, and installation images.

Opening Reception
Friday, March 31, 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.

Tour and Talk: Saturday, April 1, 2 to 4 pm
Join Amy Malbeuf and Cathy Mattes for an illustrated talk and a tour of their exhibition. This event is free and open to the public.

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THE BIG PICTURE

A selection of large-scale works drawn from the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery

April 29 to June 25, 2017 

David Alexander, Contrasted Day Drawing, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 80 in. Gift of the artist, 2016.

The Big Picture features a selection of large-scale works drawn from the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery. One hallmark aspect of modernist painting in the post-World War II era of the last century was its increasing size, sometimes referred to as heroic. The Kelowna Art Gallery owns several works of art by living artists that have been executed in large scale, and has pulled them out of the vaults for this exhibition. We thereby offer visitors the opportunity to consider scale, and what aspects change when an artist works in a large format. Fifteen pieces, some of which have never yet been exhibited, have been selected for inclusion. Other examples are old favourites, having entered the collection several years ago, and been shown previously. About half the artists with works in the exhibition are from the Okanagan and the remainder are from other regions of Canada.
A folder-style, black-and-white catalogue has been produced to accompany the show, with each work reproduced, and a text by the Gallery’s Curator.
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31st Annual Art in Action Exhibition: LOVE

April 15 to June 14, 2017

31st Annual Art in Action Exhibition: LOVE

April 15 to June 14, 2017

The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to host our 31st annual Art in Action exhibition, which showcases the creativity and artistic talent of local youth. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, the title for this year’s Art in Action exhibition is LOVE. The year 2017 is an important milestone in the history of our country and is an opportunity for high school and middle school students to share their stories, thoughts, and perspectives about our nation through artistic expression. Art in Action is not only an excellent opportunity for students to show their work in a professional environment, but also an opportunity for the general public to celebrate the accomplishments of youth in our community.

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Great West Life Mezzanine Exhibition

Megan Hunter – artist – Creative visionary – Until January 30th 

Megan is an artist, a mother, a poet, playwright, painter, writer, cohort of nature, beauty and aspiration. A singer, songwriter, performance artist, activist, Eco-artist, environmentalist, socialist, she has lived through near death experiences, trauma, rebirth experiences…and idolizes, worships the Divine Mother. These paintings are tributes to her; tributes to the living, breathing, collective consciousness carried as breath within us all.

Her painting work focuses on mark making, exploring colour, texture and personal or mythological narrative. Thematically, exploring a feminine connection to nature or personal power attained through nature. Eco-feminism. Embodiment. Reclaiming semiotics. Embracing a return to matriarchal agriculture.

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Brittney Bear Hat: Kokum

JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 18 2017

Calgary artist Brittney Bear Hat brings her exhibition Kokum to the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art from January 6 through February 18 2017.
Kokum is inspired by Bear Hat’s on-going exploration of relationships and the value they hold through storytelling, memory and traditions. In this body of work, she presents objects passed on to her by her own Kokum (Grandmother in Cree), examining the value of house-hold items and how their meaning evolves over time.
Bear Hat is a graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Based in Calgary, her work focuses on identity and belonging. Half Blackfoot and half Cree, Bear Hat makes work about memory and how her personal history impacts her Native heritage. Using her family archives and personal items combined with text, Bear Hat retells stories and memories to reveal new value and meaning.
The exhibition will be celebrated at an opening reception on January 6 at 7pm at the Alternator. Please join us for refreshments and connect with other local artists and supporters to explore the work of this emerging Canadian artist. The event is free and open to the public. Kokum will be on show until February 18 2017.
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OKANAGAN – RICK BOND

 

 

 

The Hambleton Galleries is proud to present Rick Bond’s upcoming solo show “Okanagan,” a celebration of the rural and urban beauty in this incredible valley! Join us Thursday June 1st for complementary entry, refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the artist himself.

 

 

 


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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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ARTS COUNCIL OF THE CENTRAL OKANAGAN PRESENTS: 10TH ANNUAL OKANAGAN ARTS AWARDS

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

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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 www.okanaganpotters.ca

Lynda Jones jones.ml@telus.net 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.”

Student Art Show – June 15th – 6:30 – 8 pm

Our after school program is just about to end. Where has the time gone! They have worked really hard again this year exploring various mediums. Soap stone, painting in acrylics and watercolour, indian ink, mixed media and more. Join us in celebrating their successes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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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, http://winecountrystudios.ca

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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PEACHLAND LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE

SUMMER ARTS PROGRAMME

JULY & AUGUST 2017

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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

July

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

August 2 – 6

  Connie Ross

Aug 9– 13

Susan Driussi, Louise McIntosh,

Sheila Burton

Aug 16- 20

Mary Walker & Wayne Power

Aug 23 – 27

Vivian Dere

Aug 30 – Sept 2

Kat Lefebvre

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Miniatures Enthusiasts of Central Okanagan

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the 23rd Annual Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale

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40th ANNUAL ART AUCTION

Thursday, June 22, 2017

40th Annual Art Auction

The Penticton Art Gallery invites you to join us for our 40th Annual Art Auction, our biggest and most important fundraising event of the year.

This year we have a unique and enticing array of fine art items representing various media and ranging in provenance. From 17th century Dutch oil paintings to cold war era German pottery to contemporary Okanagan artists, our selection is sure to present something for every palette. Represented in the auction are international heavy-hitters like the surrealist Salvador Dali, pop art king Andy Warhol and Canadian legend Alex Colville alongside local treasures like potter Jay Cryderman and painter Kristine Lee. There are also uncommon collectible items, extraordinary packages and captivating oddities.

Guests of our Art Auction Gala will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and a beautifully crafted sit down dinner with excellent local wine and beer. Auction items will be divided amongst a silent auction and an exciting live auction, followed by live entertainment and cocktails under the stars in the magnificent Ikeda Japanese Garden.

Advance online bidding will begin on Wednesday, May 31st through 4th Meridian Auctions (www.4thmeridian.ca) up until 5pm on Wednesday, June 21st and will be carried over to the live auction on Thursday, June 22nd.

The partial auction preview is on display now at the Penticton Art Gallery. The full auction preview will be open on Wednesday, June 14th.

Please join us for a guided tour of the full auction preview on Saturday, June 17th or Sunday, June 18th, both at 1 pm. These tours are free and open to the public.

Tickets are on sale now at the Penticton Art Gallery for $75 each or $70 each for members. Groups of four (4) are $275. Semi-formal attire recommended.

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Finding Art in your HeArt – Opening Exhibition March 9th

The heart is a gateway to the soul, and nothing nourishes the soul like artistic endeavours. Opening march 9th, The Shatford Centre is pleased to present “Finding Art in your HeArt,” an exhibition open to all artists and ages. Come down to enjoy some refreshments and finger foods with talented artists who have created something to connect their heart to yours.

Admission by donation.

If you are a submitting artist or an art enthusiast please share this event with your like minded friends and family!

 

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June 23-July 6,2017

What the Eye Sees

An amazing artist and mentor hesitantly asked me one day if I painted abstracts because I didn’t know how to draw, or because I just liked painting them.  I laughed and said, “I paint abstracts because I love working with colour and texture”.

I may start with a particular idea in mind, but my finished painting may be something totally different.  Not only that, but the proprietor has four options on how the painting can be hung.  It all depends on “What the eye sees”.

Please join Greta for her opening event on June 24, Saturday from 10am-2pm

 

The gallery will be open Mondayto Saturday from 10-4pm

Check out the website at: www.FrontStreetGalleryPenticton.com

And like us on www.facebook/FrontStreetGalleryPenticton

 

 

 

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July 7 to 20, 2017

Deb Tougas    Color in Bloom

Deb Tougas is inspired by nature and the immediate impact flowers seem to have on our happiness. Her goal is to catch the viewers attention with herbold use of vibrant color and hold them captive with her whimsical abstract style of flowers.  “Colors in Bloom” runs July 7-20th at the Front Street Gallery. Deb will be demonstrating her painting on July 8th from 10am to 2pm.

Please join Deb for her opening event on July 8, Saturday from 10am-2pm

The gallery will be open Mondayto Saturday from 10-4pm

Check out the website at: www.FrontStreetGalleryPenticton.com

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HEADS UP – New Art from Local Okanagan Artists


HEADS UP

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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November 28th to the New Year

Martin Street Art and Music Gallery Penticton

We’re excited to be showing fine art photographer Merle Somerville’s collection of musical instruments at the Martin Street Art and Music Gallery. Drop by to tour the gallery or check out a performance! 205 Martin Street, Penticton, BC 250-422-3004 Hours: Open 11-5 Monday through Saturday. View these images up-close HERE.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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Katherine Pickering   January 5 – March 8, 2017

Katherine Pickering, untitled (spin-purple), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 32 x 20 in.

Pickering’s exhibition titled lean, stumble, spill, sway, fold at the Vernon Public Art Gallery consists of shaped paintings and three-dimensional structures built entirely from canvas.Despite the fact that at the beginning the works start as two-dimensional paintings, the finished paintings are cut and shaped into three-dimensional sculptures. One can argue that these paintings / sculptures transcend both disciplines; the paintings are liberated from its rectangular format, and the sculptures are not defined solely by the physicality of media, but carry an additional meaning encapsulated in the painting on canvas from which it was created.
Katherine Pickering’s studio practice has always been focused on painting and a search for inventive ways of producing works of art that contribute to the contemporary discourse about the nature of painting and its propensity to communicate meaning. While her works are abstract in appearance, they conceptually reference visual phenomena and the psychological dimension of a human condition. In this sense, one can view Pickering’s work as an extension of existentialist ideas by providing the viewer with the physicality of space together with the objects of art in order to trigger associations about the possible meaning encapsulated in the work.

Join us for the opening reception of lean, stumble, spill, sway, fold, Rivers and Roads to Find You, Third Drawer Down, and WATER: The Sacred Relationship on Thursday January 12, 2017 at the gallery from 6 p.m-8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine, and punch.

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Rivers and Roads to Find You

Nicole Young   January 5 – March 8, 2017

Nicole Young, Into the Heart, 2016, mixed media

Nicole Young’s exhibition Rivers and Roads to Find You consists of paintings and sketches that she produced during her artistic residency in Iceland together with larger paintings produced after her return to Kelowna. These paintings produced in her studio are based on photographs, en plain air sketches, and Young’s memories of geomorphology of places, rock formations or ice floes and icebergs. This exhibition documents a personalized narrative of the artist and the new landscape together with her memories of places and the people who inhabit them. The installation of the artworks has a diaristic quality which is also referenced by the display of Young’s sketchbook which contains an itinerary of her time spend in artistic residence.

Join us for the opening reception of lean, stumble, spill, sway, fold, Rivers and Roads to Find You, Third Drawer Down, and WATER: The Sacred Relationship on Thursday January 12, 2017 at the gallery from 6 p.m-8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine, and punch.

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WATER: The Sacred Relationship

Kama? Creative Aboriginal Arts Collective     January 5 – March 8, 2017

Kama? Creative Aboriginal Arts Collective, Legends, 2015 at Vernon Public Art Gallery

As Syilx People when we speak of health or healthy relationships, we speak of our connection to our tmxʷulaxʷ (land) and our timixʷ (Four Food Chiefs). Without our sacred connection to the land, the animals, and waters, we could not live in a healthy existence. Siwɬkʷ (Water) as it is known to the Syilx People, is our relative, and as such is carried as a sacred entity. Water is the most sacred of medicines; it nourishes, purifies, and heals. All of life requires water, but as it has now become a commodity, the respect for water has been lost among western society. As water sheds and supplies have become clear cut, mined, allocated or polluted for industrial endeavors, it is evident that the corporate relationship with water is one of exploitation. We are in a time where the mismanagement of our most important resource has now gone beyond the realm of a First Nations concern, and has grown into a global concern.

Within this exhibition we reflect on the sacredness of Siwɬkʷ, we acknowledge and honour our relationship with Siwɬkʷ. We delve into the deep relationship with that which gives us all life. We share traditional conversations with you in hopes of awakening the rivers within.

“For generations, the relationship between the First Nations People and the rest of Canada has been damaged. Can water be the common ground that begins to reconcile this relationship? …Begin the dialogue.”

Join us for the opening reception of  WATER: The Sacred Relationship, lean, stumble, spill, sway, fold, Rivers and Roads to Find you, and Third Drawer Down on Thursday January 12, 2017 at the gallery from 6 p.m-8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine, and punch.

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Third Drawer Down

Amber Powell   January 5 – March 8, 2017

Amber Powell, Third Drawer Down, 2016, mixed media on paper, 28 x 20 inches

The exhibition Third Drawer Down was produced by Amber Powell, a Vernon, BC, based artist. Her exhibition includes a body of mixed media and collage works on paper addressing existential aspects of the human condition in  contemporary society both on global and individual levels. The context of Powell’s work is conceptually married to the tenets of the Dada movement, specifically of its mockery of materialistic and nationalistic attitudes. Powell’s images create narratives that often contain serious messages which are in turn subverted by a gentle humor and general sense of lightness. The objects and characters in Powell’s narratives are often suspended mid-air and liberated from the predictable influence of the Earth’s gravity. This leaves an implied narrative in flux and is interpretable according to the viewers’ associations based on visual clues contained in the work of art.

Join us for the opening reception of lean, stumble, spill, sway, fold, Rivers and Roads to Find You, Third Drawer Down, and WATER: The Sacred Relationship on Thursday January 12, 2017 at the gallery from 6 p.m-8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine, and punch.

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Shinsuke Minegishi     March 16 – May 17, 2017

recurring cycles: guardian, 2016, ed. 4, wood engraving, lithography, screen print, 42 x 30 in

Shinsuke Minegishi is a Vancouver-based artist working across several print media, including woodcut, linocut, wood engraving, lithography and screen printing. He often combines various print technologies and creates images which reference the human condition through the use of symbolic pictorial elements. Minegishi’s images often portray archetypal forms from the natural world in combination with a portrayal of ambiguous spaces that are at once earth-like while they also communicate the vastness of the cosmic space. Other images in this exhibition juxtapose results of human activity with the images of natural growth and renewal. An additional series of ten prints feature non-representational abstract colour field works which offer the viewers a ground for associative engagement and the resulting feeling of luminous voids and spaces. Juxtaposed simple geometric line-like shapes placed in the centre of each print provide a visual cadence for a symbolic reference for the beginning and the completion of a cycle.

Minegishi’s exhibition recurring cycles is a contemplative and philosophical engagement with the universal cycles of the ‘beginning’ and the ‘end’ transposed to human lives, births and deaths of people, namely Minegishi’s close family members and friends. As he points out, the exhibition recurring cycles is based on his life experiences and reflection on the cyclical nature of a universal phenomenon.

Join us for the opening reception of recurring cycles on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the gallery from 6 p.m-8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine, and punch.

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Art From the Heart

School District 22 Elementary Students           March 18 – April 14, 2017

The artwork in the annual exhibition by elementary students from School District #22, delights viewers with their creations, under the guidance of their art teachers.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy Grant, invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Art From the Heart by School District 22 Elementary Students on Saturday March 18th from 1 p.m -3:30 p.m at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.  Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, coffee, tea, cookies and  punch at the opening reception for Art From the Heart.
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Art and Soul

School District 22 Secondary Students                April 20 – May 17, 2017

Art and Soul 2016, photo by Josh Palmer
Artwork created by secondary students from School District #22, displays a maturity of handling various mediums and more importantly, demonstrates a strong conceptual approach.
The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy Grant, invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Art and Soul by School District 22 Secondary Students on Thursday April 20th from 6-8 p.m at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, and punch at the opening reception for Art and Soul.
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Vernon Community Arts Centre

CENTRE GALLERY DISPLAY

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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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LAKE COUNTRY

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Another ConversationLC Art Gallery Members’ Exhibition with Guest Curator Lee Claremont

Exhibition Dates: April 7th to May 20th
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6th 6-8pm
Curator Feedback and Discussion: Sunday, April 9th 1-3pm

Another Conversation is an exhibition about responding to a pervious idea or opinion. Whether the conversation is about an event, a political movement, a time in art history, post colonialism, feminism, gender equality, the environment or cats vs dogs…this exhibition is open ended. What do you feel deserves more consideration? What subject, question, debate or discussion do you feel needs further examination?

The Lake Country Art Gallery invited all artists to submit a work of art to this years Members’ Exhibition with guest curator Lee Claremont.

Lee Claremont is Mohawk and Irish and was born in Woodstock, Ontario on the territory of the Grand River Six Nations Ontario. Lee received her BFA (Honors) from the University of British Columbia and now resides in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in BC.

She is well known for her incredible use of colour and her very distinct and recognizable palette is a rainbow that showers us with a positive sense of emotional energy and healing. Lee also thinks that humour is also a great healer and in many of her paintings you can find a sense of playfulness that brings a smile in your heart.

“I am a visual storyteller and colour speaks to me in an intimate language and we become one in the telling of the story. There is no doubt my indigenous world view plays a large part in the explosion of colour that busts with the world of the painting. They are an articulation to formulate the existence of the past intermingled with the contemporary.”

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UPSIDE DOWN

Dianne Schnieders & Alexandra Goodall (May 24 – July 8)

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SUMMERLAND

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COMMUNITY CHALLENGE ART SHOW

in celebration of Canada 150

CREATE A PIECE OF ART ON THE THEME

MY CANADA IS . . . .

June 28—August 12, 2017


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To be part of the Community Challenge Art Show:

  1. Create a work of art that depicts what Canada means to you.  It can be in any form — painting, drawing, sculpture, quilting, stitchery, etc.—ready to display.

  2. Deliver the form below with the $10 entry deposit and the completed   statement MY CANADA IS . . . . to the Summerland Arts Centre no later than June 12, 2017.

  3. The $10 entry deposit will be returned on delivery of the art work to the Art Centre on June 24, 2017between 1 and 4 pm.

  4. If the art work is for sale, the SAC takes a 25% commission.

  5. The public will vote for their favourite  and  PEOPLES’ CHOICE award will be presented to the winner at the close of the show.

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Summerland Art Gallery – Backwards and Forwards

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May 18—June 23, 2017

Opening Reception ~ Meet the Artist – Thursday, May 18, 2017  7:00—9:00 pm

Summerland Arts Centre

9525 Wharton Street

Summerland, B. C.

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NARAMATA

 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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OLIVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

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FASS-2017-Terms-and-Guidelines.pdf

Deadline September 8, 2017

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