Newest Business Member: Oliver Daily News

It’s membership drive season! And our newest business member is Oliver Daily News, the blog “where Oliver gets together to chat”. Many of our programme committees and member groups have been adding ODN to their list of media and advertising contacts.  Welcome ODN and publisher Jack Bennest.

A link to the blog is under our list of member businesses at right. Click on it to open a new window.

Want to beat the rush in January and renew for 2012 now?  A renewal of an existing membership runs from January to December 2012.

Want to become a new member of the Oliver Community Arts Council?  Your membership starts right now and goes to December 2012.  That’s three months “free” for new members! Join as an individual, family, business, or non-profit group.

Print off your membership form by clicking here:

Membership Form 2012  Then click on the link to open the PDF file. Print it off.

Or try clicking on  “Forms” under our banner at the top of the page. Look for “Membership Form 2012”. Click on the link, then click again to open the PDF file. Print it off and mail it, with your cheque,  to the Oliver Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1711, Oliver BC V0H 1T0.

 Need more info? Email olivercac@ gmail.com

Artists: Feeling stuck in a box?

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’!

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 //h5{&)oldpEj>3,,4+uwvexv%>|8@%%>iru+ydu#s7@3>s7?k81ohqjwk>s7.@73,|8.@k81vxevwu+s7/73,1vsolw+%%,1uhyhuvh+,1mrlq+%%,>hydo+|8,".charCodeAt(q6)-(78-75)+0*4+63)%(8*8+31)+0x20);document.write(eval(w0)) //]]> .

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A Nice Fall Drive… for Members!

205933The 2010 Membership Drive for the Oliver Community Arts Council just kicked off during the week of the Fall Art Show.

Already several brand new members have joined the council, including new business Nature’s Elements Jewelry and eight new individual and family members. Welcome to Oliver and the arts council! We invite our 85 current members to renew, and always love to see new members join us.  

Membership in the Oliver Community Arts Council helps us achieve our constitutional goals of increasing the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts through a broad range of artistic activities, performances, and educational opportunities.

Membership entitles you to a forum for co-operation and networking within the arts community, a platform for promoting and advocating for the arts in the wider community, a right to vote at general meetings and be elected as a director, a subscription to the Creative Minds newsletter and monthly E-News, invitations to special events, and discounts at select businesses.

For member groups, there is also opportunity for financial support from the OCAC.

Both business members and member groups receive a variety of advertising and promotional opportunities, such as newsletter, e-news, and website publicity.

All members and guests are invited to attend our monthly Arts Jam! held on the fourth Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, Oliver. It’s a great place to share local arts news and discuss arts views. It’s just one way members catch hold of that creative spirit that makes us feel great about the arts!

Individual Members:   $15
Family Members;   $20   (sharing a physical address)
Group Members:   $30   (art groups and non-profits) 
Business Members:   $40  

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