Have a favourite art form? See it next week!

week-13BC Arts and Culture Week is a province wide, annual celebration of art during the third week of April. Needing little excuse for a party, Oliver artists in all media delight in showcasing their skills. This spring, several arts groups are in the spotlight.

The week opens with the Oliver Sagebrushers art club presenting Art at the Owl  at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Guest House. The Sagebrushers are joined by artists from Osoyoos. The opening reception is from 1 -3 pm on Saturday April 20, with a continuing exhibit and sale during the following week. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Drop by the guest house in the afternoons from 12 – 4 pm daily.

The Sage Valley Voices Community Choir is “puttin’ on the Ritz” with a choral concert of Vaudeville, Broadway and Hollywood hits. Not content to be “just” a choir, the ensemble adds colourful costumes and comedic repartee to enliven the performance.  Audiences have a choice of Saturday  April 20 at 7 pm or a matinee on Sunday April 21 at 2:30 at Oliver United Church. Tickets are $10 at the door, and include refreshments after the concert. Food Bank donations are always welcome.

The arts council takes their monthly “Arts Jam” on tour to the Oliver Regional Library on Tuesday April 22 at 9:30 am. The Friends of the Oliver Library will host the event. Arts Jam is a social gathering of many of the council’s 17 groups and 15 businesses. The primary purpose is to exchange current events news from  the local art scene. The public is always invited to catch up on all things arty in Oliver. The council also takes the opportunity to inform the public of its programmes and projects and address the needs of council members.

Oliver’s fabulous fibre artists invite the public to two open houses during BC Arts and Culture Week. The Double O Quilters Guild host theirs on Wednesday April 24 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Oliver Community Centre Hall. Tour displays and demonstrations throughout the hall.

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers Guild fling open their doors the following day at the same venue: Thursday April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm. Watch their flurry of activity at a felting bee. They are currently working on a felting project entitled “Crossing Borders”  for the Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds (ANWG). The local guild is felting two large three-dimensional cottages, one Canadian, one American. The cottages will be linked by a “cross-border” clothesline representing the goodwill between the guilds on both sides of the 49th parallel. The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers plan to enter the  finished product at the ANWG conference in late June.

Visit Paw Prints Studio and Gallery at 212 Carr Crescent in Willowbrook Valley and the Oliver Art Gallery on Main Street, both of whom are also celebrating BC Arts and Culture Week.

The Oliver Community Arts Council is grateful to Arts BC, who funds BC Arts and Culture Week every year with a small grant  to cover joint publicity. We are also grateful to the Province of BC and the BC Arts Council who support the work of Arts BC.

Are you casting a shadow?

All artists are invited to submit a Call for Entry form to enter the 2012 Fall Art Show and Sale. Don’t delay! The deadline is Friday September 7.

The theme is “Casting Shadows“, and is open to literal or figurative interpretation. Having a specific theme each year encourages new works, allows for more creativity and co-ordination with other elements in the show, and  increases audience appeal. Every effort is made to choose a theme which is accessible to various artistic media and styles.

The Oliver Community Arts Council believes that anyone who “casts a shadow” is an artist! Show us your hidden talents! Don’t keep them in the shadows.  Choose your favourite category and enter to win, sell, or simply impress your friends. You deserve your artistic moment in the spotlight!

New works will be accepted in seven categories:  Watercolour Paintings, Oil Paintings, Acrylic Paintings, Fibre Arts,  Three Dimensional, Photography, Other Media (mixed media, encaustic, pen and ink, etc), and Emergin Artists (under 18 years).

Print off your form by clicking this link:

2012 FASS Entry Form

or by visiting the “Forms” page under the top banner.

Poster photo: Kathy Birtwistle
Poster Design: Leza Macdonald

Spring Palette exhibit by Federation of Canadian Artists

“Spring Palette”
Federation of Canadian Artists,
South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter
Juried Art Exhibition
May 25 – June 21
Leir House
220 Manor Park Avenue,  Penticton
Tuesdays through Saturdays
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
 

“Spring Palette”, an exhibition of fine art, opens May 25 at Leir House in Penticton. In the show are paintings by artists from among the 95 members of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Each year the local Chapter presents several exhibitions of members’ work, with one or two shows each year adjudicated by the national organization. Work selected by the jury must meet the standards applied to paintings exhibited in any Federation venue, regional or national.

“Spring Palette” is one of these juried shows. Accordingly, the art will reflect the high standards expected by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Works on view in “Spring Palette” include a variety of painting media — watercolours, oils, acrylics and encaustic. The Arts Councils of Penticton, Summerland, Osoyoos and Oliver are generously supporting this exciting event in the arts community.

The exhibition will reside at Leir House Gallery from May 25 to June 21. An Opening Reception is set to take place on the evening of Friday May 25 from 7-9 pm. Everyone is invited to attend the occasion; the artists will be present, and it is an opportunity to meet them and discuss the art.

Leir House is located at 220 Manor Park Avenue in Penticton. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Leir House at 250-492-7997 or email

The South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists meets at 10 o’clock on the the first Saturday morning of the month (except for July and August). The meetings are held at Leir House. New members and visitors are always welcome; artists and those who are supporters-of-the-arts will find the monthly programs (presentations, demonstrations, talks, which form part of the meetings) informative and stimulating. To learn more about the local Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, contact the President, Brad Hillis, at, or visit the Chapter’s website at www.fca-sos.ca

Contact:

Carol Munro
Publicity Committee
Federation of Canadian Artists, South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter
carol @ carolmunro.ca
http://www.carolmunro.ca
250-497-7806
 
Thea Haubrich
info @ encaustic.ca
http://www.theahaubrich.com
250-497-5163

Catch the artistic spirit in Arts and Culture Week

BC celebrates Arts and Culture Week April 22 -28. Oliver’s arts council members are going all out to join in the art-y party! Come celebrate with us  and support the arts.

So, what’s up?

The Oliver Community Arts Council as a whole presents two signature events. One will kick off  the week, and the other will close the celebration. The “opening fanfare” is Love Notes from the  Penticton Concert Band on Sunday April 22 at Oliver Aklliance Church.  Tickets are $10, while students 17 and under are FREE.  The concert features some lush romantic numbers from the musicals Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, and Moulin Rouge, big band ballads by Jerome Kern, and some of your favourite Frank Sinatra.  Lovely young soprano Madison Johnson sings O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini, as well as some romantic musical numbers.  Several members of the band are from Oliver and the South Okanagan area. Proceeds are split between the Band and the arts council — it’s a great way to support both groups!

The Oliver Sagebrushers‘ exhibit  “Art at the Owl” shows at the guest house of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery  from April 14 – 27.  While the opening reception is Saturday April 14 from 1 – 3 p.m., much of the exhibit and sale falls within Arts and Culture Week. This is always a lovely display at a lovely venue. Winery hours.

The Double O Quilters Guild hosts an “Mini Art Show” at their Open House on Wednesday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oliver Community Centre Hall. Oliver has some of the finest fabric artists around, including some national award winners.  You will definitely be wowed! (Note: Opens at 10 a.m., not 9 as listed in the poster.)

Another fsbulous fibre arts group, the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers Guild celebrate their 35th Anniversary with a Tea and Open House on Thursday April 26. Educational demonstrations and colourful displays will delight you. Light refreshments will be served. In a great artistic collaboration, the Oliver Handbell Ringers will perform during the event. What a delightful pairing of visual and performance arts!

The Oliver Community Arts Council winds up the week with a Spring Arts Faire on Sunday April 29 at the Oliver Seniors Centre. Displays, demonstrations, sales of art and craft in all media , information booths, … and lots more!  Sell, teach, demonstrate, exhibit, perform, sign up new members, — it’s up to you! All your sales are commission-free!  Entry forms are available here: OCAC Spring Arts Faire Entry Form (click once again on the file name on the new page to open file) or by emailing OliverCAC @ gmail.com Non-members of the arts council are also welcome. Deadline for all entry forms is April 13.

Arts and Culture Week is an event co-ordinated by the Oliver Community Arts Council for the promotion of its member artists and in celebration of local arts in general.  We are thankful for the generous sponsorship of Arts BC (Assembly of BC Arts Councils) and its affiliated partners: the Province of BC, the BC Arts Council, Art Starts, and the Community Newspapers Association. We are also grateful for our major local financial sponsors: the Town of Oliver, RDOS, and Oliver Parks and Recreation, for general programming and operating funds.

Follow the Paws to … Paw Prints Open House

Welcome once again to our Paw Prints Studio & Gallery Annual Open House & Exhibition. It’s our 13th Annual!

 Sunday, November 6th, 11am – 6pm

148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook Valley
5km south of See Ya Later Winery on Green Lake Road
Just follow the Paw Prints!
1.888.256.3600
GPS 49°15’45.25″N – 119°35’22.79″W

We invite you to join us in person for light refreshments and to see John’s newest works or visit us online at www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com. (downloadable map available online, too)

All of our Collectors’ Appreciation 13th Annual Specials are available to our home and away guests. This year we hope you’ll all be delighted with some of our newest ideas, but don’t worry, our Classic Paw Prints Collectables will be available, too!

Some specials include:

Choose a 2nd Limited Edition Print for only $13
Choose a 2nd Limited Edition Giclée for $13 off
Choose a 2nd Gift Collectable Salsnek Art Mug for $13
and at least 13 more…

BONUS! Our incredible framer, Diane Miller – Athena Custom Framing – will have her mini-shop in John’s studio to help you choose the perfect frame for ANY of your favourite artwork ( it doesn’t have to be a Salsnek!) just bring it along with you.   AND! She’s offering everyone 13% savings!

ADDED TREAT! The Garden Flag craze gave Stephanie some ideas… you’ll have to wait and see!

 EVERYONE WELCOME – NO RSVP’S necessary. Visit! Browse! Enjoy! Collect!

 Your hosts – Stephanie & John Salsnek

Paw Prints Studio & Gallery – The Art of John Salsnek
www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com
1.888.256.3600

A Quilted Life: Enid Baker

How do you capture your life journey? With a diary? Letters? Photographs? A list of books you’ve read? For some people, like artist Enid Baker, memories are made of quilts, and life is tracked in threads on a sewing machine.

Join Enid as she pulls quilts from her travellin’ trunk, and shares moments along her life’s road.  Journey with her through a montage of quilted artwork. Find out what quilts stretched her creative talent, made her think, helped her grow, and made her laugh!

Enid is pictured at left teaching a young quilter the art. Below is “Janet Retires”, a quilted hanging entered in the “Quilts and Beyond” Show, April 2011.

The Friends of the Oliver Library present
Trunk Show: A Life Journey in Quilts
with Enid Baker
Wednesday November 23 *** NEW DATE*** 
7:30PM 
Oliver Regional Library
FREE
Refreshments served, courtesy of FOTOL

***This event has been delayed to November 23 to avoid conflict with the Oliver Foreign Film Festival on November 16. ***

Photo Credit: Val Friesen (top), Penelope Johnson (bottom)

It’s the FASS — at LASST!

The Oliver Community Arts Council is excited to present the
Fall Art Show and Sale (FASS)
Theme: “Outside the Box”
Oliver Community Centre, 79th Street
 
Saturday October 1
FREE admission
3 – 9 p.m. Show, Sale, and Silent Auction
3 – 8 p.m.: Public Voting
7 – 9 p.m. Reception with Jazz Out West, Door Prizes
8:45 – 9 p.m.: Artist Winners announced
 
Sunday October 2
Admission through Festival of the Grape
12 – 5 p.m.: Show, Sale, Silent Auction, and Artist Demos

View many interpretations of the “Outside the Box” theme in eight artistic categories: photography, fibre arts, 3 -D, oils, acrylics, watercolours, other media, and a category for young “emerging artists”.

View the artwork, vote for your favourites, purchase artwork, bid in the silent auction, and tour fascinating non-competitive displays such as the RipOff Artists American Gothic and demonstrations. Visit the arts council information booth. In the evening, nibble at the reception, listen to live entertainment, and be present for the announcement of category winners and “Best Interpretation of the Theme”.

The Sunday entrance is free with your paid entrance to the Festival of the Grape. The exhibits and sale continue, as does the silent auction. Meet the artists. View the category winners and the overall “Best in Show”.

Watch for cute little wine glass tags commemorating poster art from the last four art shows. They make great souvenirs as well as being handy to wear on your Festival of the Grape glass on Sunday.

Bring your chequebook because, in addition to the great art, arts council memberships, souvenirs and gift items on sale, you will definitely want to enter the silent auction!

The silent auction has 50 amazing items for bid! The auction continues the “Outside the Box” theme. Bid on dozens of tempting hand-painted boxes laden with various themed goods. Each box is filled with items such as “a night at the theatre”, “home preserves”, “vacation”, “outdoor living”, “games night”, “school days”, “kitchenware”, “gardening”, “coffee bar” , “tea for two” or “bath and beauty”, just to name a few. Each filled box makes an attractive gift or keep it for yourself and display it at home. Expect the bidding to be exciting right to the last minute!

It's the FASS — at LASST!

The Oliver Community Arts Council is excited to present the
Fall Art Show and Sale (FASS)
Theme: “Outside the Box”
Oliver Community Centre, 79th Street
 
Saturday October 1
FREE admission
3 – 9 p.m. Show, Sale, and Silent Auction
3 – 8 p.m.: Public Voting
7 – 9 p.m. Reception with Jazz Out West, Door Prizes
8:45 – 9 p.m.: Artist Winners announced
 
Sunday October 2
Admission through Festival of the Grape
12 – 5 p.m.: Show, Sale, Silent Auction, and Artist Demos

View many interpretations of the “Outside the Box” theme in eight artistic categories: photography, fibre arts, 3 -D, oils, acrylics, watercolours, other media, and a category for young “emerging artists”.

View the artwork, vote for your favourites, purchase artwork, bid in the silent auction, and tour fascinating non-competitive displays such as the RipOff Artists American Gothic and demonstrations. Visit the arts council information booth. In the evening, nibble at the reception, listen to live entertainment, and be present for the announcement of category winners and “Best Interpretation of the Theme”.

The Sunday entrance is free with your paid entrance to the Festival of the Grape. The exhibits and sale continue, as does the silent auction. Meet the artists. View the category winners and the overall “Best in Show”.

Watch for cute little wine glass tags commemorating poster art from the last four art shows. They make great souvenirs as well as being handy to wear on your Festival of the Grape glass on Sunday.

Bring your chequebook because, in addition to the great art, arts council memberships, souvenirs and gift items on sale, you will definitely want to enter the silent auction!

The silent auction has 50 amazing items for bid! The auction continues the “Outside the Box” theme. Bid on dozens of tempting hand-painted boxes laden with various themed goods. Each box is filled with items such as “a night at the theatre”, “home preserves”, “vacation”, “outdoor living”, “games night”, “school days”, “kitchenware”, “gardening”, “coffee bar” , “tea for two” or “bath and beauty”, just to name a few. Each filled box makes an attractive gift or keep it for yourself and display it at home. Expect the bidding to be exciting right to the last minute!

FASS looking FAbulouSS

The Fall Art Show and Sale (FASS) is only two weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be something fahbulous darling! Be sure to catch all the excitement on Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 at the Oliver Community Centre. The theme this year is “Outside the Box”. Scroll down to see more articles about the event. Here are some NEW updates:

Arts council members get first peek at the **NEW** wine charms (at left) on sale  beginning Monday September 26 at the Arts Jam. Come out to the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre on Monday at 9:30 to buy your favourite  or collect all five! These cute little laminated charms commemorate the last four FASS posters, and cost only $2 each. They are great for identifying your wine glass and those of your guests.  Buy them now and “wear” them to the Festival of the Grape. (Come to think of it, they’d look pretty funky as earrings….) Also available all weekend at the FASS.

Just announced: the live entertainment for Saturday’s reception (7 – 9 p.m.) is… Jazz Out West. Not to be missed!  Drop in at the art show from 3 p.m. – on to view the artwork, cast your vote for favourites in each category, and bid at the silent auction. Come back for the reception and schmooze with a great bunch of people. Wait for the announcement of the winners just before the 9 p.m.  close.

On Sunday, the creativity continues: the show, sale, and silent auction go on AND there is the added bonus of a featured artist, Terry Irvine on site spinning and felting. Terry has a quirky humourous style, and she will love to demonstrate her craft and tell you all about it. Terry is also a member of the group featured as the non-competitive display …

The RipOff Artists will present their twisted take on “American Gothic” by Grant Wood. Come tour the display by this multimedia collective of artists. Not only do they “rip off” a great work of art and adapt it to their own medium, this year they also reimagine this iconic painting in the style of a different artist. Can’t imagine what that looks like. You gotta see it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. These folks are jaw-dropping good!  On display all weekend long.

So, that’s

Saturday October 1:
3 – 9 p.m.: Art Show and Sale, Silent Auction, and Displays
3 – 8 p.m. : Public Voting
7 – 0 p.m. : Reception with Jazz Out West
FREE admission
 
Sunday October 2:
12 – 5 p.m. : art show, sale, silent auction, and displays
FREE with Festival of the Grape admission
 

There’s lots to see and do and buy! Bring your chequebook and take home some local artwork!

Photo Credits: Marion Trimble (top); Val Friesen (bottom)

Fall Art Show and Sale is FASS-t approaching

This popular annual event is on Saturday October 1 – Sunday October 2 at the Oliver Community Centre, in conjunction with the Festival of the Grape. See poster for details.

View many interpretations of the “Outside the Box” theme in eight artistic categories: photography,  fibre arts, 3 -D, oils, acrylics, watercolours, other media, and a category for young “emerging artists”.

Saturday is a great day to see the show for free,  from 3 – 9 p.m. View the artwork, vote for your favourites, purchase artwork, bid in the silent auction,  and tour fascinating non-competitive displays such as the RipOff Artists American Gothic and demonstrations. Visit the arts council information booth. In the evening, nibble at the reception, listen to live entertainment, and be present for the announcement of category winners and “Best Interpretation of the Theme” (our version of Best in Show).

The Sunday entrance is free only with your paid entrance to the Festival of the Grape. The exhibits and sale continue, as does the silent auction. Meet the artists. View the category winners and the  overall “Best in Show”. Did your favourites win?

Watch for cute little wine glass tags commemorating poster art from the last four art shows. They make great souvenirs as well as being handy to wear on your Festival of the Grape glass on Sunday. 

Bring your chequebook because, in addition to the great art, arts council memberships, souvenirs and gift items on sale, you will definitely want to enter the silent auction!

The silent auction is looking absolutely fantastic this year! The auction continues the “Outside the Box” theme. Bid on dozens of tempting hand-painted boxes laden with various themed goods.  Each box is filled with items such as “a night at the theatre”, “home preserves”, “vacation”, “outdoor living”, “games night”, “school days”, “kitchenware”, “gardening”, “coffee bar” , “tea for two” or “bath and beauty”, just to name a few.   Each filled box makes an attractive gift or keep it for yourself and display it at home.

Between now and the festival, watch for our travelling “Outside the Box” display! The 6-foot tall stack of boxes looks like the poster graphic.  Can you find it around town? Thank you to Beyond Bliss, Medici’s Gelateria, Interior Savings  Credit Union, Valley First Credit Union, and the Oliver Regional Library for hosting the box stack so far! Please patronize these community-minded  businesses and institutions!

“Passion for Painting” until September 11

The Federation of Canadian Artists presents
“PASSION FOR PAINTING”
August 27th to September 11th 2011
Tinhorn Creek Winery, Oliver

 This is non-juried show in the picturesque setting of  Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver (pictured).

The F.C.A. is a dedicated group of professional and semi-professional artists, seeking the highest level of artwork from all their members. New members are always welcome. To become a member of the FCA South Okanagan – Similkameen Chapter just drop into one of their meetings or contact the chapter membership committee. http://www.fca-sos.ca/

September 3rd :
General Meeting – 10:00 am
at Leir House, Penticton
October 1st :
General Meeting – 10:00 am
at Leir House, Penticton
November 5th :
General Meeting – 10:00 am
at Leir House, Penticton

"Passion for Painting" until September 11

The Federation of Canadian Artists presents
“PASSION FOR PAINTING”
August 27th to September 11th 2011
Tinhorn Creek Winery, Oliver

 This is non-juried show in the picturesque setting of  Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver (pictured).

The F.C.A. is a dedicated group of professional and semi-professional artists, seeking the highest level of artwork from all their members. New members are always welcome. To become a member of the FCA South Okanagan – Similkameen Chapter just drop into one of their meetings or contact the chapter membership committee. http://www.fca-sos.ca/

September 3rd :
General Meeting – 10:00 am
at Leir House, Penticton
October 1st :
General Meeting – 10:00 am
at Leir House, Penticton
November 5th :
General Meeting – 10:00 am
at Leir House, Penticton

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!

"Untangling" the Imagination

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Untangled”: encaustic paintings by Thea Haubrich and Bethany Handfield
Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave., Penticton
September 8 – October 6, 2011
Opening event: Thursday, September 8, 2011, 7 – 9 PM

 On display at Leir House, Penticton from September 8 – October 6, 2011, is the work of Thea Haubrich and Bethany Handfield. Though a generation apart, the two artists share a love for colour and texture.

Featured is a selection of their works in encaustic, a medium that involves painting with melted beeswax to which coloured pigments have been added. The versatility of the medium untangles the imagination of artist and viewer alike, to freely enjoy the often unexpected changes during the painting process.

Thea Haubrich has been working in encaustic for almost 15 years. She is a sought-after instructor and a proud “RipOff artist” (www.ripoffartists.ca). Echoing the colour and light of the Okanagan, her paintings are vibrant, full of texture and sometimes hidden messages. One of her greatest passions is networking and connecting people, which she realizes through her Ning social network, blogging and writing monthly newsletters. Through her workshops Thea has another opportunity to share her love for encaustic and bring people together.

An Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, she has participated in numerous juried and non-juried art shows, winning several awards and honorable mentions. Her paintings are in collections around Canada, the USA and Europe.

Also on display is a selection of her Zentangle drawings, which she created as she was undergoing chemotherapy, and some portrait drawings. The drawings have been dipped in beeswax, giving them a wonderful translucent quality. Some drawings are for sale as postcards, with proceeds going towards the BC Cancer Foundation.

Bethany Handfield is an encaustic and mixed media collage artist who resides in Kaleden.

She is inspired by exterior and interior landscapes and views painting as a form of inquiry and meditation. She worked for many years in the Vancouver film industry as a television and film editor.

Her encaustic instruction is ongoing with the amazing artist, teacher, and friend Thea Haubrich. She has been fortunate to also study encaustic with the innovative Anna Maria Aigner of Austria and the talented Linda Womack of Portland, Oregon.

Bethany is the acting Secretary for the Federation of Canadian Artists, South Okanagan Similkameen Chapter and has been in numerous shows locally. She will be exhibiting at “Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Visual Voices” in Troutdale, Oregon in late September. Her paintings can be found in collections in Canada, Spain & Australia.

For more information about both artists, please visit their websites:

www.theahaubrich.com and www.bethanyhandfield.com