Get your “wild” going

FASS 2016 Call for Entires

The Oliver Community Arts Councils Fall Art Show and Sale (FASS) will be “Going Wild” on October 1st and 2nd.  The show and sale runs jointly with the wildly popular Festival of the Grape at the Oliver Community Centre. The two-day event includes a competition in nine categories, public voting, exhibits and demos by featured artists, live entertainment, an evening reception, and a draw for a stocked wine fridge.

Visual artists in all media and of all ages are encouraged to enter with their interpretation of this theme. “Going Wild” could inspire an abstract expression of wild emotions: passion, anger, lust, or joyful abandon. The theme could reflect an artist’s choice of unusual media, going “wild and crazy” with new fibres, new digital techniques, new designs, new surfaces and applications. The theme could refer to the artist’s choice of subject matter: psychological turmoil, political ideology, liberation, anarchy, or a “back-to-the-land” philosophy. “Going Wild” might also inspire a nature lover to submit a work featuring flora or fauna, such as an overgrown garden, an exotic animal, or a wilderness adventure. We hope this theme gives you great scope as you decide what you will enter this year. What is WILD for you?

Categories include photography, fibre arts, oils, acrylics, watercolours, three-dimensional, and other media (encaustic, pen and ink, mixed media, etc), Two categories for youth, emerging artists and budding artists, invite entries in any visual medium. Awards are given in each category, as well as an overall “Best Interpretation of the Theme” (Best in Show).

Entry forms must be received by Friday September 9, 2016Artwork need not be completed by that date. We just need to know what it is you plan to enter! Artwork is delivered to the venue on the morning of the show, Saturday October 1. This gives artists up to three extra weeks to complete their piece.

Individual membership in the Oliver Community Arts Council ($15) is not required but does reduce the entry fee for Adult submissions, as well as providing benefits through the year. Emerging artist submissions are a $10 fee. For budding artists the entry fee is waived. If you became a member of the arts council as part of last year’s FASS, your membership is good through to the end of 2016. If you purchase a membership as part of this year`s FASS, that membership is good through 2017 (and the 2017 FASS). That means you are good for two shows in one! If you are uncertain of your current membership status, please contact us.

FASS 2016 Entry Form

FASS 2016 Terms and Guidelines

Check out our website at any time. There you will find forms always available under “Forms” or “Membership”. Please contact us by email if you have questions. olivercac @ gmail.com

Your entries needed for Fall Art Show and Sale

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The time has come to reveal your original masterpiece. The Oliver Community Arts Council ask you to enter in any one of 8 categories and have your art displayed in the 30th annual Fall Art Show and Sale. If you haven’t already created your Rembrandt or Picasso, or perhaps your Michelangelo, there’s still time to unleash your originality and fill in an entry form. Download one here:   FASS 2013 Entry Form

The deadline, Friday, September 13th, is fast approaching.  This year’s show is Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th. Saturday is free and open to all visitors from 3 -9. You receive a ballot and are asked to vote your favourites in each category. That evening the votes are tallied and winners awarded prizes during the opening reception from 7 – 9 pm. Sunday’s admission is only through a Festival of the Grape ticket. Come by and see the display of brilliant local creativity in the community centre, while taking a break from the Festival on the centre’s grounds.

This year we are honoured to have 2 wonderful featured artists. Glenn Clark of Penticton, known by his hockey team mural on the Elks Club wall and his beautifully painted landscapes of the Okanagan. As well, we’re delighted to showcase our own quilting magician, Marianne Parsons. Her artistic quilts have achieved high honours and this year she was recognized at the highest level with a win at the National Quilt Show.

As you look around at the artwork, take your time to view the The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers display of their “cottages” on the floor and The “Ripoff Artists” annual challenge of “Kandinsky” on the stage.

All the artwork entered in the show is for sale. An ideal chance to purchase that piece of artwork you’ve been looking for. You’ll also want to take a look at the silent auction offerings. All sorts of enticing deals to tempt you. Separate auction items are placed for your bid each day. You’re sure to find something special to take home.

If you’re downsizing or saving something to give away, Please think of us. We’ll be glad to accept your good used, new, items of interest for the silent auction. Email, “attention Bernice” or “Silent Auction” or “FASS” to OliverCAC @ gmail.com   We’ll make arrangements to pick up.

Download entry form for Fall Art Show and Sale

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The Fall Art Show and Sale (FASS) is always the arts council’s biggest event, and this year we’re celebrating our 35th anniversary!  In honour of that milestone, and to encourage the absolute best work, the arts council has announced the theme this year is “Artist’s Choice” .

Works across all visual media are welcome: Photography, Fibre Arts, Three-Dimensional (sculpture, metalwork, jewelry, woodcarving, basketry, etc),  Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Other Media (mixed media, encaustic, pen and ink, charcoal, etc) , and Emerging Artists (under 18 years of age).  Up to two (2) works may be submitted per artist. The public judges and awards prizes in each category, and also selects Best in Show. All works must be for sale.  Please read the entry form for details about readying your work for competition.

The annual competition, exhibit and sale will be on Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6 this year. As usual, it is held in conjunction with Oliver’s Festival of the Grape at the Oliver Community Centre.

The deadline for  registration is Friday September 13 at 4 p.m.  Please note: artwork is not submitted until the morning of October 5, so  artists have an extra three weeks to complete a work in progress.

Download your entry form by clicking on this link: FASS 2013 Entry Form Print double- sided.

Shhh! Artists busy at work… How about YOU?

We know there are many artists out there already working on their submissions to the Fall Art Show and Sale. How about YOU? There’s still time to send in your entry form! The deadline for the form is September 9, 2011.

The theme is “Outside the Box”, and can be interpreted literally or figuratively. There may be an actual box somewhere in your creation, or perhaps the “box” is more of a metaphorical construct. Maybe what you create reflects how you are thinking outside the normal parameters, or outside your usual medium or perspective. The theme is meant to celebrate what is quirky, inventive, freed from constraint, or just plain different! What’s outside YOUR box? 

For an entry form, visit Lauralee’s Treasure Cellar on Main Street or the Oliver Visitor Centre. Email OliverCAC @gmail.com to ask for a copy emailed to you or simply download the form here by clicking on the link. 2011 FASS Entry Form Print out on one sheet of 8x 11 using both sides of the page, and fold in half.

It’s also under “Forms” at the top of this screen.

The Fall Art Show and Sale is the arts council’s largest event of the year, visited by hundreds of locals and tourists. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your artwork!

Artists: Feeling stuck in a box?

Enter to Win! Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest deadline extended

The arts council has extended the deadline to enter the Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest to Saturday June 18. Those of you who’ve had a slow start in the wet cold garden this year still have time to participate. If you are doing all the work of making your garden look beautiful this spring anyway, why not pick up an entry form and win a chance to get rewarded for all your hard labour? It’s a no-brainer!

The contest, held in conjunction with the Communities in Bloom project, is meant to motivate residential owners as well as commercial, industrial and municipal property managers to spruce up their outdoor space in time for Communities in Bloom judging this summer.   It’s a little friendly competition and a way to show your community spirit.

Entry forms are easy to fill out! An entry form for the contest is available right here: Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest 2011 Entry Form or pick one up at one of these local businesses: Future Gardens, Tru Value Hardware, Heather’s Threadz, Tussie Mussies, Sagebrush Nursery, and Riverside Nursery.

 Decide what category your “spruced up space” best  fits into. Pick one of:

** Residential Yard or Garden:  Only have time to do the front lawn? or the rock garden? You can choose just a section of your property to enter in the contest!

** Outdoor Living Area:  This might be a constructed deck, patio, water feature, or pool area. Don’t worry if the rest of your property is below par. Show off your outdoor reno!

** Xeriscaped Garden:  If you’ve used drought tolerant plants and materials, this category is just for you. Congratulations for thinking water-smart! 

** Commercial, Municipal or Industrial property: This category is for all non-residential entries. Planters, container gardens, landscaping and other attractive features to beautify your workplace all qualify.   

Email your entry form by June 18 to olivergardencontest @ hotmail.ca ,  or email olivercac @ gmail.com for other entry arrangements. And don’t worry — you can keep on beautifying up to the beginning of July when judging by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club takes place.

The Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest is a Communities in Bloom project brought to you by the Oliver Community Arts Council, and supported by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club.

Contest sponsors are OK Photo Lab, Future Gardens, Sherwood Trophies, Fortis BC, and Paw Prints Studio and Gallery (The Art of John Salsnek).

Come on, Oliver! Let’s get BLOOMIN’!

Enter to Win! Best Bloomin' Garden Contest deadline extended

The arts council has extended the deadline to enter the Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest to Saturday June 18. Those of you who’ve had a slow start in the wet cold garden this year still have time to participate. If you are doing all the work of making your garden look beautiful this spring anyway, why not pick up an entry form and win a chance to get rewarded for all your hard labour? It’s a no-brainer!

The contest, held in conjunction with the Communities in Bloom project, is meant to motivate residential owners as well as commercial, industrial and municipal property managers to spruce up their outdoor space in time for Communities in Bloom judging this summer.   It’s a little friendly competition and a way to show your community spirit.

Entry forms are easy to fill out! An entry form for the contest is available right here: Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest 2011 Entry Form or pick one up at one of these local businesses: Future Gardens, Tru Value Hardware, Heather’s Threadz, Tussie Mussies, Sagebrush Nursery, and Riverside Nursery.

 Decide what category your “spruced up space” best  fits into. Pick one of:

** Residential Yard or Garden:  Only have time to do the front lawn? or the rock garden? You can choose just a section of your property to enter in the contest!

** Outdoor Living Area:  This might be a constructed deck, patio, water feature, or pool area. Don’t worry if the rest of your property is below par. Show off your outdoor reno!

** Xeriscaped Garden:  If you’ve used drought tolerant plants and materials, this category is just for you. Congratulations for thinking water-smart! 

** Commercial, Municipal or Industrial property: This category is for all non-residential entries. Planters, container gardens, landscaping and other attractive features to beautify your workplace all qualify.   

Email your entry form by June 18 to olivergardencontest @ hotmail.ca ,  or email olivercac @ gmail.com for other entry arrangements. And don’t worry — you can keep on beautifying up to the beginning of July when judging by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club takes place.

The Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest is a Communities in Bloom project brought to you by the Oliver Community Arts Council, and supported by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club.

Contest sponsors are OK Photo Lab, Future Gardens, Sherwood Trophies, Fortis BC, and Paw Prints Studio and Gallery (The Art of John Salsnek).

Come on, Oliver! Let’s get BLOOMIN’!

Calling All Artists! Fall Art Show and Sale

Pick up your Fall Art Show and Sale entry form and get busy creating!

The Fall Art Show and Sale is on Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 at the Oliver Community Centre.  The theme this year is “Outside the Box”.  Artists are invited to interpret that theme in any number of ways, both literally and figuratively, as suggested by some of the images here. 

Artists are invited to enter in eight categories: 

(1) Watercolour Paintings, (2) Oil Paintings, (3) Acrylic Paintings, (4) Fibre Arts, (5) Three Dimensional, (6) Photography, (7) Other Media (“altered” photographic processes, drawings, encaustic, mixed media, etc.), and (8) Emerging artists under 18 years

Awards will be presented in each category and one award will be given for “Best Interpretation of the Theme”.

Entry forms are available by clicking this link: 2011 FASS Entry Form or by going to “Forms” listed above. You can also pick one up at Lauralee’s Treasure Cellar on Main Street, the Oliver Visitor Information Centre (CPR building),  Oliver Art Gallery on Main Street, and  the Quail’s Roost Gallery (Rustico Cellars). Copies are also available at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre or by emailing the arts council at olivercac @gmail.com.

So… what’s outside YOUR box?

Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest: Enter Now

Garden looking sad and brown? Take a photo! Take several. Ugly yard? Capture it on film! (Visit OK Photo for some great service and equipment.)

Before you rake, weed, shovel, or plant this spring, take a photo of your space looking its worst. Go on now, we’ll wait……

OK, done? Now, go to town for some seeds, seedlings, shrubbery, edging, plant containers, garden tools, paint, fencing, or xeriscaping supplies. Get your property looking its best. We suggest contest sponsor Future Gardens! Or if you’re adding or renovating a water feature, we suggest arts council member Rod’s Aqua Pools Ltd.

Now take another photo. Doesn’t it look great? Take some more shots. Don’t forget the one of you smiling and holding the shovel, looking grimy but proud. (You look fantastic, by the way.)

Next, go to this link right here: Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest 2011 Entry Form Yup. The one saying Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest.  Click on it.

Decide what category your “spruced up space” best  fits into:

Is yours a residential yard or garden?
Outdoor Living Area?  (deck, patio, water feature, etc)
Did you just xeriscape using drought tolerant plants and materials?
Are you a commercial, municipal or industrial property?

Email your entry form by May 31 to olivergardencontest @ hotmail.ca ,  drop it off at Paw Prints Studio and Gallery 148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook, mail to the Oliver Community Arts Council P.O. Box 1711, Oliver BC V0H 1T0 or email olivercac @ gmail.com for other entry arrangements. And don’t worry — you can keep on beautifying up to the last two weeks of June when judging by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club takes place.

Entry forms are also available at Future Gardens, Heather’s Threadz Sewing Centre, Sundance Video and True Value Hardware.

The Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest is a Communities in Bloom project brought to you by the Oliver Community Arts Council, and supported by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club.

Contest sponsors are OK Photo Lab, Future Gardens, Sherwood Trophies, Fortis BC, and Paw Prints Studio and Gallery (The Art of John Salsnek).

Come on, Oliver! Let’s get BLOOMIN’!

Best Bloomin' Garden Contest: Enter Now

Garden looking sad and brown? Take a photo! Take several. Ugly yard? Capture it on film! (Visit OK Photo for some great service and equipment.)

Before you rake, weed, shovel, or plant this spring, take a photo of your space looking its worst. Go on now, we’ll wait……

OK, done? Now, go to town for some seeds, seedlings, shrubbery, edging, plant containers, garden tools, paint, fencing, or xeriscaping supplies. Get your property looking its best. We suggest contest sponsor Future Gardens! Or if you’re adding or renovating a water feature, we suggest arts council member Rod’s Aqua Pools Ltd.

Now take another photo. Doesn’t it look great? Take some more shots. Don’t forget the one of you smiling and holding the shovel, looking grimy but proud. (You look fantastic, by the way.)

Next, go to this link right here: Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest 2011 Entry Form Yup. The one saying Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest.  Click on it.

Decide what category your “spruced up space” best  fits into:

Is yours a residential yard or garden?
Outdoor Living Area?  (deck, patio, water feature, etc)
Did you just xeriscape using drought tolerant plants and materials?
Are you a commercial, municipal or industrial property?

Email your entry form by May 31 to olivergardencontest @ hotmail.ca ,  drop it off at Paw Prints Studio and Gallery 148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook, mail to the Oliver Community Arts Council P.O. Box 1711, Oliver BC V0H 1T0 or email olivercac @ gmail.com for other entry arrangements. And don’t worry — you can keep on beautifying up to the last two weeks of June when judging by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club takes place.

Entry forms are also available at Future Gardens, Heather’s Threadz Sewing Centre, Sundance Video and True Value Hardware.

The Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest is a Communities in Bloom project brought to you by the Oliver Community Arts Council, and supported by the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club.

Contest sponsors are OK Photo Lab, Future Gardens, Sherwood Trophies, Fortis BC, and Paw Prints Studio and Gallery (The Art of John Salsnek).

Come on, Oliver! Let’s get BLOOMIN’!

Art at the Owl

Members of the OCAC or the Oliver Sagebrushers are invited to enter now for the Spring Art Show and Sale kicking off Arts and Culture Week April 17 – 24. The Oliver Community Arts Council, together with support from the Oliver Sagebrushers, are soliciting local artwork from artists in a variety of media: fine art, photography, and some smaller 3D installations.  The venue, the guest house at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, is a marvelous location for showcasing and selling local art. To receive an entry form, or to find out more information about the show and sale contact //

Make a Poster, Win a Prize

The Oliver Community Arts Council welcomes your submission for poster artwork to advertise the Fall Art Show & Sale, October 2 -3 , 2010. The theme for the 2010 Fall Art Show & Sale is “Those Were the Days”. The poster image may be a photo, a painting, or other 2-D representation, but must be your own work, and presented in 8 x 10″ format in portrait layout. The image must represent the theme but not include any wording.

The deadline for poster submissions is April 1, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. The winner will be announced during Arts and Culture Week, April 18 – 24, and displayed at Handworks Gallery. The image will be used on posters, flyers, newspaper and other advertising, in the weeks leading up to the Fall Art Show & Sale.

The winner will receive a prize basket valued at $250, and will be honoured at the Fall Art Show & Sale reception on the evening of October 2, where the winning submission will be featured.

The Oliver Community Arts Council reserves the right to crop, or otherwise adjust your image for poster suitability and quality, and to use the winning image and the name of its artist in all its advertising for the 2010 Fall Art Show & Sale.

Submit your poster contest image to

Handworks Gallery,
P.O. Box 271, 35648 97th Street
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0

For more information about the “Those Were the Days” Poster Contest or the Fall Art Show & Sale, contact Handworks Gallery ( 250-498-6388) or the OCAC at //88M+.kiMkzm~qtwFFd*d/ddd/ddEnmzp6{qp|d*E|}1190z|{j}{6d*Xd*4o7M70mkitxmz6d/Fi7DuwkCm:88*C#@E**Cnwz0~iz(n:E8Cn:Dw@6tmvo|pCn:3E.

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