Art Harvest at Nk’mip Cellars

The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen (Federation of Canadian Artists) would like to invite the public to a harvest of a different type!  A gathering of art creations, artists are showing the fruits of their artistic labours from the summer season , whether they were created out in the orchards, vineyards or in their studios, it will be a treat!  Join us as at

Nk’Mip Cellars

Osoyoos BC

October 11 to November 7

Hours: Daily  10am -6pm.

For more information please visit our website at  http://fca-sos.ca/show
art-harvest

Federation of Canadian Artists on display at local winery

FCA Art at Tinhorn
by Carol Munro, FCA

“Art at Tinhorn” – The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen return to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards with their annual summer exhibition of fine art. August 23 to September 8, daily from 10-6.

This popular annual summer show and sale features paintings by the Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen, all of whom belong to the Federation of Canadian Artists. You can expect to see paintings in a colourful array of media: oils and acrylics, watercolours, encaustics and mixed media.

A visit to “Art at Tinhorn” makes a great outing, and it’s a good way to showcase for summer visitors our rich and lively world of art. So plan to spend some time with art. Visit Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, between August 23 and September 8. The Tinhorn gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Picture This!

Picture This
Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Exhibition 
at Picture This Gallery
submitted by Carol Munro
Displaying their work in a new venue, The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen invite you to an exhibition of fine art at Picture This Gallery in Penticton, beginning June 15.The show includes work from the studios of 30 local artists, all of them members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. You’ll see a variety of styles and media, from encaustics, pastels and mixed media to acrylics,
oils and watercolours. So, plan to make a date with art! Come along — and bring some friends! — to the opening reception on Saturday June 15, from 11:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. The show will continue until July 27.
Picture This Gallery is located at 133 Westminster Avenue West. The gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The exhibition is supported by the Penticton and District Community Arts Council.

Great Moments in Art with FCA artists

after-the-storm robertsWelcoming the return of spring, The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen (Federation of Canadian Artists chapter) are presenting an exhibition of their art at Leir House, beginning on Friday May 24. The show includes work from the studios of many local artists, all of them members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. You’ll see a range of styles and media, from acrylics and oils, to watercolours, encaustics, pastels and mixed media. It’s a collection full of energy and colour, and it’s called “Great Moments in Art”.  Plan to make a date with art, and come along—and bring a friend!-

Great Moments in Art

May 24 – June 21

Tuesday through Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Friday May 24

6-8 pm.

Leir House Cultural Centre,

220 Manor Park Avenue,  Penticton

Make some time for some “Great Moments in Art”, supported by the Penticton  and District Community Arts Council. For further information, contact Leir House at 250-492-7997.

The South Okanagan – Similkamenn chapter of the FCA is  a member of the Oliver Community Arts Council.

Artwork: “After the Storm” by Bonny Roberts

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

“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

Artist Michael Jorden Donates “Main Street” for Fund Raising

Osoyoos artist Michael Jorden has donated a new work to the Oliver Community Arts Council for fund raising purposes. He painted this imaginative view of Oliver’s “Main Street” during the Federation of Canadian Artists exhibit: “For the Love of Art” at Handworks Gallery in July. Jorden set up his easel on the sidewalk outside the gallery as part of a public demonstration of how an artist works from blank canvas to finished artwork.

Can you see the blurring of reality and fantasy in Jorden’s painting?

Take another look. Look hard.

Notice that the far side of the street is an early 20th century depiction of the town. The foreground is Oliver in the present day. The natural background of course, is timeless.

Jorden is well-regarded for artwork that captures the western lifestyle of the late 1800s and early 1900s. This blending of time periods is  a very special Jorden work indeed. 

Jorden’s “Main Street” captures another historical moment in Oliver’s history: the recent fire that destroyed the Mesa Hotel, originally the Hotel Oliver. The blaze occurred only short weeks before this painting was created, razing one of Oliver’s historical landmarks, its architecture largely unchanged for almost one hundred years.  The tragic event lends real nostalgia to this new work and makes it a painting to treasure.   

“Main Street” can be viewed at the upcoming Fall Art Show and Sale. Although the theme of the 2010 exhibit is titled “Those Were the Days”, Michael has chosen not to enter the piece  into the competition. Instead it will form part of the fund raising portion of the event.  The Oliver Community Arts Council reserves a bid of $400 on the piece, but higher offers are welcome. The OCAC advises that similar Jorden pieces command prices of $600- $800.  Please bid generously, and remember the council can issue the purchaser a charitable tax receipt.

Also part of this fund raising sale is “Lazy Days of Summer”, a watercolour depicting  an RV camping scene near Osoyoos Lake by John De St. Denis Smythe, water color, $250 reserve bid.

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Please note: Jorden’s painting sold at the Fall Art Show and Sale. Thank you to  Michael Jorden, and to the generous purchaser. Watch for an article coming up featuring the donated work, “Lazy Days of Summer”.  (editor)

Artist Michael Jorden Donates "Main Street" for Fund Raising

Osoyoos artist Michael Jorden has donated a new work to the Oliver Community Arts Council for fund raising purposes. He painted this imaginative view of Oliver’s “Main Street” during the Federation of Canadian Artists exhibit: “For the Love of Art” at Handworks Gallery in July. Jorden set up his easel on the sidewalk outside the gallery as part of a public demonstration of how an artist works from blank canvas to finished artwork.

Can you see the blurring of reality and fantasy in Jorden’s painting?

Take another look. Look hard.

Notice that the far side of the street is an early 20th century depiction of the town. The foreground is Oliver in the present day. The natural background of course, is timeless.

Jorden is well-regarded for artwork that captures the western lifestyle of the late 1800s and early 1900s. This blending of time periods is  a very special Jorden work indeed. 

Jorden’s “Main Street” captures another historical moment in Oliver’s history: the recent fire that destroyed the Mesa Hotel, originally the Hotel Oliver. The blaze occurred only short weeks before this painting was created, razing one of Oliver’s historical landmarks, its architecture largely unchanged for almost one hundred years.  The tragic event lends real nostalgia to this new work and makes it a painting to treasure.   

“Main Street” can be viewed at the upcoming Fall Art Show and Sale. Although the theme of the 2010 exhibit is titled “Those Were the Days”, Michael has chosen not to enter the piece  into the competition. Instead it will form part of the fund raising portion of the event.  The Oliver Community Arts Council reserves a bid of $400 on the piece, but higher offers are welcome. The OCAC advises that similar Jorden pieces command prices of $600- $800.  Please bid generously, and remember the council can issue the purchaser a charitable tax receipt.

Also part of this fund raising sale is “Lazy Days of Summer”, a watercolour depicting  an RV camping scene near Osoyoos Lake by John De St. Denis Smythe, water color, $250 reserve bid.

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Please note: Jorden’s painting sold at the Fall Art Show and Sale. Thank you to  Michael Jorden, and to the generous purchaser. Watch for an article coming up featuring the donated work, “Lazy Days of Summer”.  (editor)

For the Love of Art

The Federation of Canadian Artists, South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter proudly presents a juried art show, “For the Love of Art” at Handworks Gallery, 35648 – 97th Street in Oliver. Phone 250 498 6388.

This is a juried exhibition with new works from local artists in a variety of mediums. The opening reception is scheduled Friday, July 2nd from 2pm to 4pm and the show runs from July 2nd to July 31, 2010. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9:30 – 5, Saturday 10 – 4 p.m.

In conjunction with the opening, we will be offering two visual art demos for the public from 1 – 2 p.m. Well known local artist, Michael Jorden will begin an oil painting of the main street in Oliver. Michael will set up his easel outside of Handworks Gallery on the sidewalk , describing his process from blank canvas to finished painting. Drop by and watch this talented artist, then join the reception inside at 2 p.m.

The second demo will be taking place inside Handworks Gallery. Thea Haubrich will introduce the public to Encaustic, an ancient art form using coloured beeswax and a heat source. Thea teaches Encaustic throughout B.C. and she will be happy to introduce you to this beautiful medium. Make sure you put this event on your “to do” list for July 2nd.

The Federation of Canadian Artists was formed in Vancouver in 1941. The South Okanagan Chapter was formed in 2000 and now has 80 members. Our chapter welcomes new members. For more information check out our website at www.fca.sos.ca

Federation of Canadian Artists Exhibition

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FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter

Gallery Opening at Tumbleweed Gallery 101-207 Main Street Penticton
“Small, Smaller Smallest” runs Nov.5-Dec.24. Hours Tues through Sat. 10-5
Opening Reception Nov. 5, 1-4 (and on until 7:30 pm). Awards presented at 3 pm.

An exhibition called “Small, Smaller, Smallest” will be at the Tumbleweed Gallery on Main Street, Penticton from November 5 to December 24th. Gaye Adams, SFCA, Ken Gillespie, SFCA and Karel Doruyter, AFCA juried this exhibition. Of the works submitted to the adjudicators, 14 paintings were accepted.

In keeping with the theme of the show, all the works must measure less than 150 sq.inches (frame included). A variety of mediums are represented: encaustic, watercolour, acrylic and oil. The 9 artists whose works were selected for the show are (in alphabetical order): Irene Gray, Bill Hibberd, Kate Kimberley, Dale Matthews, Victoria Rodgers, Carol Munro, Jane Scheffler, Grace Shaw and Dona Smithson.

An opening reception with FCA artists in attendance is scheduled for November 5, from 1 – 4 p.m. Awards from the Federation of Canadian Artists will be presented at 3:00. In addition, the reception will continue on with Tumbleweed artists present until 7:30, to welcome those who come after work. Everyone is invited to drop by! At “Small, Smaller, Smallest” you might just find the perfect ‘little’ something to put under someone’s Christmas tree.

The Federation of Canadian Artists was formed in 1940 as a support and advocacy group for Canadian Artists and presently has over 2000 members. Membership in the Federation is open to professional and aspiring artists. The local chapter began in 2000 and is comprised of 2 senior professional “Signature” (AFCA) members, 47 “Active” members (who have earned this status by presenting a body of work to the FCA for assessment); and 28 “Supporting” members (emerging artists and those interested in supporting the arts). Our chapter meets monthly and welcomes new members.

For more information check out our website at www.fca.sos.ca

Or contact Kate Kimberley, Chair – 250 492 4481.
Submitted by Carol Munro, Publicity Committee
Federation of Canadian Artists, South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter
250.497.7806

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