Rachel Neale at Mission Library

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Rachel Neale explores the relationships with self, others and nature through mixed media and abstract paintings. Rachel is not afraid to tackle big emotions, messy conflict and conversations about mental health. Her intent as an artist is to illuminate the beauty and messiness of the human experience. She works on canvas and wood panel with acrylic, […]

Christopher Byrd at Okanagan College Library

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Christopher Byrd has a Masters degree in Communication Studies from McGill University and is a retired secondary school teacher of English, Photography, Filmmaking, and Graphic Design from Montreal. In retirement, he recorded his world travels in digital images that he now prints, mounts, and exhibits. While photojournalism was an integral part of his travels, Byrd […]

Moozhan Ahmadzadegan at Okanagan College Library

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Moozhan Ahmadzadegan attempts to creates works that are critical, contemplative, and challenging. Currently, his practise involves themes of identity such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Moozhan aims to challenge the conventions of art. This process gives him the opportunity to experiment with different materials, surfaces, and display methods in order to contemplate the boundaries […]

Megan Byers at Okanagan College Library

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Megan Byers questions the history of the portrayal of the female figure by painting images that have a sexually charged feeling, even if these images are completely innocent. She explores themes of feminism, sexuality, beauty standards, gender norms, and the history of the portrayal of women. Megan is currently finishing her final semester in the […]

Kristiane Mirva, Hayley Mepham and Chris Wanek and at Interior Health

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  Fascinated with the allure of water, what it symbolizes and the connection people have with it, Kristiane Mirva uses this interest as an inspiration for her art. She also finds inspiration in the unknown and is currently working on a series titled Afterlife. Much of her work is also inspired by the places she’s […]

ARTSCO is Moving!

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We are excited to share that ARTSCO is in the middle of moving into a new space on the 2nd floor of the Rotary Centre for the Arts. We’re in temporary digs for the next month, and as such our office hours will be inconsistent and ever-changing. If you need to reach us please email [email protected] […]

Artscape Winter 2017 Exhibitions

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The 2017 Winter Artscape exhibitions are up at 8 locations across Kelowna. From photography to sculpture to paintings, this season has it all! Make sure to check out the incredible artists exhibiting this season: Shelley Bauer at Aubin and Associates Samantha Sharisse at Rutland Library Pat Nelson at Doctor Grover Dental Brandy Barry, Chris Waneck, […]

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. […]