Artists of all ages, including children and youth, are encouraged to enter works in any visual medium in the upcoming Fall Art Show & Sale. While entry forms have been pouring in at a record rate, late entries will continue to be accepted as space and time permit. Teen artists, fibre artists and any three-dimensional art are especially encouraged as those media entries are still low. Entry forms and guidelines are available here:
or picking up a hard copy at the Oliver Visitor Centre.
The Oliver Community Arts Council mounts the popular event on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 at the Oliver Community Centre. The popular arts event includes the multimedia art competition, public voting, sales, exhibits and demos by featured artists, live entertainment, a dessert reception, and exciting draws, including a wine fridge.
Visual artists in all media are invited to enter. Trophies are awarded in nine categories: Photography, Fibre Arts, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Three-Dimensional Arts, Mixed/Other Media, and two youth categories based on age. Past winners have included newcomers and returning artists, locals and not-so-locals, whether beginners, hobbyists or professional artists. Public voting ensures the competition is friendly and full of surprises.
This year, the Fall Art Show & Sale has a theme: “Go with the Flow”. While no artwork is ever rejected for not following the theme, it can serve to inspire artists to create something new. “Go with the Flow” allows for many interpretations across arts media: technique, subject matter, literal or metaphorical. To motivate artists to follow the theme, the public also votes for an overall winner “Best Interpretation of the Theme”.
Get some inspiration here: Go with the Flow Inspiration
Artwork may also be advertised for sale: locals and tourists alike frequently purchase pieces, including children’s artwork. Being part of a major exhibit and sale can be rewarding especially for youth and artists new to the experience. Work can be recent or old, but must not have appeared before in any previous Fall Art Show & Sale. Artists may submit one or two pieces.
No artwork needs to be submitted in advance of the art show, just the entry form and fee, leaving extra time for artists to put finishing touches on their work. There is no jurying although artwork should be suitable for a family-friendly event.
Entry fees are $25 for non-members, $20 and $15 for arts council members, $10 per piece for teens, and free for children (limited to one work apiece).
To ensure your entry is considered, please give us a heads up on your intent to enter: OliverCAC @ gmail.com or 250-498-0183 as soon as possible, and a space will be held for your beautiful work.