Art Happening with Federation of Canadian Artists

by Carol Munro, FCA

FCA Art Happening

The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen return to Shatford Centre with “Art Happening”, an exhibition of fine art on view from August 2 – September 12.
“Art Happening” is a new show opening at August 2 at Shatford Centre in Penticton. The exhibiting artists are all members of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and you will find a wide range of media on view: watercolours, oils, encaustics, acrylics and mixed media among them.
A visit to the show makes a great outing on a summer’s day, and it’s a good opportunity to showcase for summer visitors the lively world of art to be found in our neighbourhood!
So plan to spend some time with art. Visit Shatford Centre to see “Art Happening”, any time between August 2 and September 12. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9-5. Shatford Centre is located at 760 Main Street in Penticton.

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.

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