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 practicing art since the young age of 9 and started with thelove of horses. Brandy spent several years traveling along with music festivals, selling […]

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 in 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 […]

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 […]

Megan Bowers at the Kelowna Community Theatre

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In the exhibition, Houses of Kelowna, Bowers documents the unique and quirky houses in Kelowna. Photographing homes as subjects, gives the viewer a chance to reconsider  something that is often ignored. Each house was photographed for its particular shape, colour and symmetry. When people think of Kelowna they tend to think of contemporary and expensive homes […]

Tara Kelly at the Mission Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library

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  Tara Kelly’s body of work contains four principles and themes: isolation, facade, reality and imagination.  By incorporating the real and the imagined, she strives to reveal the truth that lies under outward appearances.  She uses isolation as a design element to place emphasis on her subjects, and to convey the emptiness of detachment. Kelly has […]

Natasha Harvey at Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

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 […]

Social Media for Artists

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Start using social media effectively to build your brand as an artist and connect with your current and potential markets. Hosted by ARTSCO in partnership with Creative Okanagan on Thursday, November 30th from 6 – 8 pm, join Lindsay Stillborn of thesocialconnection.ca, for this how-to workshop. Learn which key social media channels you should be engaging […]