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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