Sep 18

Call for Volunteers: Culture Days

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) is urgently looking for 2 volunteers to assist with the Culture Days opening reception. This position will ask for a multitude of essential tasks involved in the setup and functioning of the event (see essential functions below).

When: Friday, September 26th (4pm-6pm)

Where: Rotary Centre for the Arts


  • Setup and takedown of event venue and materials (mainly artwork)
  • Door greeting/ customer service
  • Gallery sitting

For more info, or to apply for this position, please contact the ARSTCO volunteer coordinator:

Ester @ (250) 899-1475 (text or call and leave a message), or e-mail:

Help out a local organisation while enjoying the Culture Days kickoff event!

Sep 03



Call to ARTSCO members!
Painters, drawers, mixed media artists and more!
The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is looking for 2-5 artists to feature during the Culture Days opening reception happening Friday, September 26th from 4-6pm at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Ideally, the artists will be creating art during the Culture Days festivity.
Interested artists please contact Elke Lange at
Deadline: September 12 2014.

Aug 24

CALL TO INSTALLATION ARTISTS!! Mad Hatter: Beyond the Invisible



Mad Hatter: Beyond the Invisible

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the
4th Annual Mad Hatter exhibition themed “Beyond the Invisible.”

The Mad Hatter is a unique exhibition of installation artists. Installation art is all encompassing, space dependent art that can use any material and can engage all the senses. Every year the Mad Hatter is held in a new venue allowing for a completely fresh experience for artists and audiences alike.

This year, the Mad Hatter will include 6-10 juried local and regional installation artists. As a community event, the chosen artists will work independently within a larger collective space engaging with each other and the curators to constructively build the exhibition over the course of a month. The exhibition will then be open to the public for 2 weeks.

How to apply: Interested artists should submit up to 5 jpg examples their art, an up-to-date CV, and a letter of intent no longer than 250 words, explaining why you would like to participate Send all applications to:

Deadline to submit: September 24th 2014.

A panel of artists and art professionals will jury submissions. Applicants will be notified of their success in October.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be showcased in the Mad Hatter, will be a part of the Mad Hatter catalogue, and receive an honorarium

Not an installation artist?
In October we will be calling out for other art submissions
for the Mad Hatter: Beyond the Invisible.
Please stay tuned!!!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Jennifer Lauriault,
Chair, Mad Hatter: Beyond the Invisible
Director, Arts Council of the Central Okanagan

Elke Lange
Executive Director, ARTSCO
Phone: (250) 861-4123

Jul 23

Call to Artists – Okanagan Arts Awards Sculpture Design

Microsoft Word - Call for Artists -Awards Design Submission 2014

OAA 2015

 “Awards Design Submission
The Okanagan Arts Awards (OAA) is seeking a design for the three-dimensional sculpture that will become the award to be presented to each award recipient.
The process is as follows:
*Submit your drawing(s) of the design by e-mail by September 19, 2014.
*Submissions will be short listed to 3 by October 3, 2014.
*The 3 short listed artists will be contacted and asked to submit a maquette of the design by November 3, 2014, which is to be delivered to the Arts Council Office by 2:00 pm.

The maquettes should be about 8” – 14” high, and should have a base that is a maximum of 4” in diameter so it will fit onto a specific base. The maquette can be made out of clay, wood, glass, wax, or other material.

The selection of the chosen design will be made by November 10, 2014.
The chosen maquette will announced at the Okanagan Arts Awards Launch. This winning design will then be used to produce the awards.
The artist of the chosen design will receive an honorarium of $1,000.00, and the artists of the other two designs will receive $250.00. .

Please include the following in your submission:
*Drawing(s) of your design
*An artist statement that explains your design
*Your contact information
*Any support materials you might want to include.
*Information about how your design can be reproduced, giving details of processes and costs.

The complete submission package is due September 19, 2014. This can be mailed or emailed (our preferred method) to Arts Council of the Central Okanagan.

Inquiries, contact:
Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
Tel: 250.861.4123
Email: Website:
Mailing Address: 11590 Artela Drive, Lake Country, BC V4V 1H


Aug 29






WHEN:     September 18-21, 25-28

TIME:        6:30pm Thurs., Fri., Sat. and 2:00pm Sat., Sun.

WHERE:   Bumbershoot Children’s Theatre, 125-1295 Cannery Lane

TICKETS: Youth $15 & Adult $21

TICKETS are Available at The BUMBERSHOOT Box Office 778-478-0142   Or    come in person to 125, 1295 Cannery Lane (during office hours)

Audience Recommendation 8+

A dark spell of sorrow and mystery hovers in the air as the young orphan, Mary Lennox, arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, the Yorkshire estate of her uncle Archibald Craven. The desolation of the surrounding moors, the puzzling reticence of the servants, and the grim demeanor of her uncle provide a less than warm welcome for the spoiled, friendless child.  Left to her own devices, Mary takes to exploring the grounds and comes upon a walled garden, locked for over ten years.  One day, a friendly robin helps Mary discover the key.  Once inside, she finds what must have been the most beautiful garden in all of England.  Now though, weeds grow roses once bloomed.  Mary decides that this place will be her secret refuge and she begins to tend the garden alone.  Inside the manor, another secret lurks.  At night, strange, haunting sounds echo down the empty corridors-is it the wind howling or a child crying?  This mystery is so deep that it will take all Mary’s determination and courage to solve it.

“Thomas Olson’s adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s familiar post-Victorian novel is a respectful one that effectively makes the point that love can erase the darkest experiences and memories.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Aug 29

Confessions of A Paperboy – Sept. 24 & 25

New Vintage Theatre presents:


Confessions of A Paperboy
By Doug Curtis

DATE:       Sept. 24 & 25

TIME:        7 pm show

PLACE:    Waterfront Park
BYOBB; Bring Your Own Bike & Blanket
Admission by Donation (suggested donation $10) / Draw Prizes for Those Who Ride To Site Courtesy of Cyclepath

DATE:       Sept. 26 & 27

TIME:        Doors-6:30, 7pm show

PLACE      Benvoulin Historic Church

TICKETS:  Advance Tickets-$20 at or 250-762-5050
Door-$25(cash only)
Wine tasting pre-show at this location.

Ten year old Christopher Columbus learns a lot about his neighbours in his circa 1970s Calgary suburb when he delivers them their morning paper on his dream bike he names “Beautiful”. One day though he has a near death experience that makes him feel like he is less alone in the world and that he can speak directly to God and do so much more. Don’t miss this unforgettable play that revisits the humour, heartache and pure joy of the childhood paperboy, performed at two of Kelowna’s most beautiful locations, celebrating Arts and Culture Days with one of Canada’s finest plays!

Starring:Graham Daley
Directed by Bonnie Gratz

For more information about New Vintage Theatre or to request photos or interview, contact Bonnie Gratz at or call 778-214-1456.

Aug 24

Call for Encaustic Artists in the Okanagan

Call for Encaustic Artists in the Okanagan
Deadline for Entry: September 12th at 4pm

For More Info Click here

CanwaxWest and the Shatford Centre / Okanagan School of the Arts now accepting
submissions For Waxing Poetic 2014 : Encaustic Art in the Okanagan. This celebration of
encaustic painting will exhibit September 25 2014 to October 23rd 2014 and will feature artists
from the South, Central and North Okanagan.

Waxing Poetic is an open show. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, the Thea
Haubrich Award of Excellence and a People’s Choice award. The CanwaxWest awards
presentation will be held October 23rd.

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