“Small Fall” Art Show & Sale October 1-3

Editor: The Fall Art Show and Sale has been cancelled. Please visit HERE for details.

The Oliver Community Arts Council announces a SMALL FALL Art Show & Sale (Small FASS) on Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3, 2021. The show and sale runs concurrently with Oliver’s Fall Festival Weekend including Cask & Keg (Saturday) and the Festival of the Grape (Sunday). It’s a great time to showcase (and sell) your artwork! YES, you read it right, we are expanding to THREE days of exhibit and sales.

There are many changes this year, both to the fall festival events and to the Fall Art Show & Sale, to comply with COVID-19 restrictions that may still be in place in October.
Change #1: The venue will be the STUDIO at our very own Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, 5840 Airport Street, Oliver BC. (The usual venue at the community hall will be closed that weekend.) However, FASS will be on the fall festival weekend map route, and included in all the usual festival promotions, so we do expect to have lots of visitors.

See below for other ways this show will differ, yet still be awesome!

Visual artists in all media are encouraged to enter. New artists are always welcome. Because we have limited space this year (50 – 60 works of art, instead of 100 – 120) we are limiting entries to:

  • one work of art per person
  • adult entries (no Budding or Emerging artists this year)
    We may open up the entries late summer for two per artist but only if there is still room available, so be sure to get your ONE entry in early so you don’t miss your chance to have a second spot!

There will be NO THEME, just “Artist’s Choice”. This is to make it easier for you to enter any new work. We will delay the theme year until 2022, when we hope to be back in our usual venue with a really big show.

Categories include Photography, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Three-Dimensional, (including pottery, sculpting, jewelry, wood, iron, glasswork) Mixed/Other Media, and Fibre Arts (including quilting, weaving, fashion design, and more). See the attached sheet for some category definitions. See the entry terms and guidelines for restrictions on size. We will be unable to accommodate oversize pieces. It is a SMALL FALL Art Show & Sale, after all!

To limit contact points and congestion, we are spreading out the times for artwork delivery and pickup. No standing in line!! No crowding!! See the entry form to choose your preferred dates and times for art drop-off and return.

Janice Goodman with her award-winning acrylic entry “Yuh Lookin’ at Me???”

We are honoured to present some special awards this year. While there will not be the usual crowded reception, live entertainment and awards ceremony, we will present the “Janice Goodman awards”, three quail trophies to commemorate this dedicated FASS volunteer (pictured above). These awards will be “people’s choice”, using a simple ballot.

DEADLINE: Entry forms must be received by Friday, September 10, 2021.
Early bird draw! Submit your form and fee before that date for a chance to win back your entry fee OR enter a second piece for free.

Artwork need not be completed by the entry deadline. Artwork is delivered to the venue the day before the show, Thursday September 30. This gives artists up to three extra weeks to complete their piece.

Membership in the Oliver Community Arts Council is not required but does reduce the entry fee for submissions. If you ARE a current member, your entry fee is $20 instead of $25. If you become an OCAC member when submitting your FASS entry form in 2021 FASS, your membership remains current to the end of 2022 and can be applied again for your 2022 FASS entry. If you are uncertain of your current membership status, please contact us.

Check out our ENTRY FORMS page and scroll down to the FASS section. EMAIL us if you have questions not answered by the FASS Artist FAQ.

Hard copies of the entry forms will also become available at the Oliver Visitors Information Centre on Station Street and the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre on Airport Street.

We are really excited about showcasing art in our very own studio space! The arts centre has undergone many renovations in the last year, and we look forward to you enjoying the venue as well as the art!