Something looks different, you say?

Today we are launching a new theme for the arts council’s website. We’re still the same blog with the same url (address), using the same WordPress publishing platform, and all the same content, just an updated layout. Here are some things you might notice:

* improved readability : larger text, cleaner background, and more noticeable menu headings

* changeable banner image. It’s so easy now! We can regularly feature new artwork, highlight current projects and events, pop in our quail logo, or surprise you with a photo  Feel free to contribute something for the banner!

* Comments! Click on the new Comments “bubble” that pops up beside each article heading and turns green when you roll your cursor over it. Why not leave a comment on this article telling us what you think.

Patience! The layout is still being tweaked. Let us know what’s working for you and what isn’t.

Thank you to Jack Bennest (Oliver Daily News) for local guidance on switching to the new design, and to our web host The Friendly Computer Guy for backing us up to make sure we didn’t lose the whole site in the process!

“Casting Shadows” announced as 2012 Fall Art Show and Sale theme

The Oliver Community Arts Council announces the theme for the 2012 Fall Art Show & Sale: “Casting Shadows”. Artists in all media are invited to begin the creative process using that theme as their inspiration to create new works. 

Precise categories have not been announced, but will include the following: oils, watercolours, acrylics, fibre arts, photography, mixed / new media, and three-dimensional (including sculpture, found object art, leatherwork, metalwork, lapidary and more). Emerging artists (under 19) may enter in their own category.

“Casting Shadows” was the popular choice for the 2012 theme, based on ballots received from the public at this past year’s Fall Art Show & Sale. Whether you draw, paint, take photos, or create in fabric, wool, or in 3-dimensions with wood, clay, metal or other materials, the Fall Art Show and Sale is the perfect place to show and sell your work.

The 2012 Fall Art Show & Sale will take place on Saturday & Sunday, September 29th & 30th at the Oliver Community Centre (held jointly with the Festival of the Grape on the Sunday).

For further information, please call Sally at 250-498-0104 or email the arts council at olivercac @ gmail.com

Visit the Oliver Arts Council’s website in early 2012 for entry forms and more news concerning the 2012 Fall Art Show & Sale.

"Casting Shadows" announced as 2012 Fall Art Show and Sale theme

The Oliver Community Arts Council announces the theme for the 2012 Fall Art Show & Sale: “Casting Shadows”. Artists in all media are invited to begin the creative process using that theme as their inspiration to create new works. 

Precise categories have not been announced, but will include the following: oils, watercolours, acrylics, fibre arts, photography, mixed / new media, and three-dimensional (including sculpture, found object art, leatherwork, metalwork, lapidary and more). Emerging artists (under 19) may enter in their own category.

“Casting Shadows” was the popular choice for the 2012 theme, based on ballots received from the public at this past year’s Fall Art Show & Sale. Whether you draw, paint, take photos, or create in fabric, wool, or in 3-dimensions with wood, clay, metal or other materials, the Fall Art Show and Sale is the perfect place to show and sell your work.

The 2012 Fall Art Show & Sale will take place on Saturday & Sunday, September 29th & 30th at the Oliver Community Centre (held jointly with the Festival of the Grape on the Sunday).

For further information, please call Sally at 250-498-0104 or email the arts council at olivercac @ gmail.com

Visit the Oliver Arts Council’s website in early 2012 for entry forms and more news concerning the 2012 Fall Art Show & Sale.

No time to be Silent!

The Fall Art Show and Sale committee is looking for volunteers, businesses, and arts groups to supply seven more theme boxes for the silent auction. To date, the committee has received pledges for 43 of the 50 boxes they are hoping for.  Seven more are needed by September 6.

The silent auction reflects the theme of the art show: “Outside the Box”. Visitors to the two-day event can bid for boxes of goodies. Each box contains related items : gardening, teatime, bath and beauty, crafts, automotive, travel, office supplies, and so on. Many volunteers, delighted with the idea, have offered to fill a box. The committee just needs seven more. The proceeds from the boxes help to offset the high costs for mounting the Fall Art Show and Sale, helping to keep the event in the black.

Don’t want to fill a whole box?  Arts council member Val Friesen is inviting others to help him fill his “home preserves” box. Val is a great gardener and canner so this box is sure to be hotly bid for!

Contact Linda Nunweiler to donate your home canning, or to fill your very own box. Out of town? Email olivercac @gmail.com to find out more about the silent auction.

The Fall Art Show and Sale is on Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2. The silent auction will run both days, concurrent with the show and sale.  Scroll down to see the poster for the Fall Art Show and Sale….  

 

 

Artists: Feeling stuck in a box?

“Outside the Box” announced as FASS theme

Attention all artists! The 2011 Fall Art Show & Sale theme has just been announced: “Outside the Box”.

This theme allows for all kinds of interpretation, from literal to fanciful to metaphorical. Mail box, window box,  box car, match box, juke box, pill box, box hedge  … boxy housing developments …. feeling boxed in ….   or even the whimsical interpretation at left.

The Fall Art Show and Sale committee surveyed FASS visitors before deciding upon the theme.  Having no theme, or “Artist’s Choice” , is always a consideration. However, the committee ultimately agreed that a themed event attracts more interest from the public, differentiates one Fall Art Show and Sale from the next, stimulates the creation of new art, eases the judging process, and allows the possibility of themed non-competitive displays and demonstrations.

Fine art, fibre art, photography, mixed media, and plastic arts (three-dimensional) are the main categories to enter. The FASS is held on the first Saturday and Sunday of October, at the Oliver Community Centre, in conjunction with Oliver’s Festival of the Grape.

Watch this site for an official “call for entry” form in the spring of 2011. In the meantime, put your thinking caps on and let those creative sparks fly — unless your thinking cap is made of flammable material!

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"Outside the Box" announced as FASS theme

Attention all artists! The 2011 Fall Art Show & Sale theme has just been announced: “Outside the Box”.

This theme allows for all kinds of interpretation, from literal to fanciful to metaphorical. Mail box, window box,  box car, match box, juke box, pill box, box hedge  … boxy housing developments …. feeling boxed in ….   or even the whimsical interpretation at left.

The Fall Art Show and Sale committee surveyed FASS visitors before deciding upon the theme.  Having no theme, or “Artist’s Choice” , is always a consideration. However, the committee ultimately agreed that a themed event attracts more interest from the public, differentiates one Fall Art Show and Sale from the next, stimulates the creation of new art, eases the judging process, and allows the possibility of themed non-competitive displays and demonstrations.

Fine art, fibre art, photography, mixed media, and plastic arts (three-dimensional) are the main categories to enter. The FASS is held on the first Saturday and Sunday of October, at the Oliver Community Centre, in conjunction with Oliver’s Festival of the Grape.

Watch this site for an official “call for entry” form in the spring of 2011. In the meantime, put your thinking caps on and let those creative sparks fly — unless your thinking cap is made of flammable material!

Have a comment? Contact //

Fall Art Show: October 3-4

Get ready for our big fall splash of colour!  Held in conjunction with Oliver BC’s Festival of the Grape (part of the Okanagan Wine Festival), the weekend is a perfect blend of arts and culture.

The Fall Art Show promises to be the biggest and best one we’ve ever had. We are up to 104 entries, well over  our previous record. Sculpture, fabric arts, fine art, photography  —  we celebrate art in all its forms.

Here’s what you can do at the Show:

* Tour the exhibit
* Meet the artists
* Vote for your favourite in each of five categories
* Buy some great artwork (all exhibit pieces for sale)
* Bid at the Silent Auction
* View special exhibits : The RipOff Artists present their multi-media interpretations of “Pink Tulip”
* Learn more about Oliver’s artists and arts council
* Become a 2010 Member of the Oliver Community Arts Council
* Listen to some fine jazz stylings by local performers
* Tempt your tastebuds and wine palate at a reception catered by Crush Pad Bistro (of The Mesa Hotel)
* Schmingle!  (Meet, mingle and schmooze in true Oliver style!)

Fall Art Show
Theme: Autumn
Saturday October 3, 2009
3 – 9 p.m.
Oliver Community Centre
Exhibition: 3 – 9 p.m.
Voting: 3 – 8 p.m.
Reception: 7 – 9 p.m.
Silent Auction: 3 – 9 p.m.
Winners Announced: 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
AND
in conjunction with the Festival of the Grape….
Sunday October 4, 2009
12 – 6 p.m.
Oliver Community Centre
$22 Festival of the Grape Admission
Exhibition: 12 – 6 p.m.
Silent Auction: 12- 6 p.m.

Poster artwork by Val Friesen