CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artscape Exhibition

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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 […]

Shelley Bauer at Aubin & Associates

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As an emerging artist, Bauer was primarily under the private tutelage of artist and oil painter, Brenda Young. Bauer describes herself as a very tactile person responding to form and texture in a hands-on manner and with a forge your own path attitude, painting what brings her peace, solitude and appreciation in life. She is […]

Samantha Sharisse at Rutland Library

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Samantha Sharisse is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University now residing in the North Okanagan. Her work generally surrounds land and seascapes and the interactions and feelings of the organic forms created. Her passion for expressing the feelings behind the geometries in nature are what guide her artwork and give it its electric feel. […]

Pat Nelson at Dr Grover Dental

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To Pat Nelson, the most powerful and poignant art is that which captures life in the moment: a gesture, a pose, a facial expression; the interactions between people or animals. She seeks to create work that will provoke an emotion in the viewer. Architecture from her travels around the world inspires Pat to portray the […]

Brandy Barry, Chris Waneck, Gail Hodgson, June Seed and Elyse Selig at the Downtown Library

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Brandy Barry-Wyatt was born in 1974 in Edmonton Alberta. She is a self-taught contemporary artist with education at The Centre for Arts and Technology for 3D animation. Brandy has been practising art since the young age of 9 and started with the love of horses. Brandy spent several years travelling along with music festivals, selling small […]

Angela Gmeinweser, Gabrielle Strong, and Rho Shaw at Okanagan College Library

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Angela Gmeinweser is a Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a focus on a variety of different media including painting, sculpture, and video. Her work often navigates relationship to place and through this exploration focuses on how communities and individuals choose to form their relationship to natural surroundings.  These particular works […]

Community Art Workshops with Tina Siddiqui

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ARTSCO has partnered with Interior Health (IH) to create a meaningful body of artwork which will bring colour into the Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Clinic in IH’s new Community Health & Services Centre, located in downtown Kelowna. Professional lead artist and ARTSCO member, Tina Siddiqui, has designed a series of simple pieces that […]

Natasha Harvey at Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

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Natasha Harvey creates both abstract and representational paintings. She is a mixed media artist and collage is a key element in her work. Her inspiration flows from daily life, dreams, nature, popular culture, fantasy and a variety of cultural interests and experiences. Natasha has discovered throughout her education and life that the process of painting […]

New Fall and Winter Professional Development Workshops

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is back with a full program of Professional Development Workshops for the Fall and Winter, sponsored by the City of Kelowna. These dynamic workshops lead by local professionals will cover multi-faceted tools of the trade including sales conversations, copyright, accounting, documentation, art markets and contracts. The 2-3 hour intensive […]

Les Louis at Kelowna Tickets

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Les Louis is a member of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, part of the Okanagan Nation. He has received an Associate’s Degree in 2-D and 3-D arts from the Okanagan University College in Kelowna BC, Canada. He also received an Associate’s Degree in 2-D and 3-D arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in […]