ARTISTS working in all visual media are invited to enter the 2022 Fall Art Show & Sale The theme for the show is “Seasons of Life”, although all art is welcome, whether it adheres strictly to the theme or not. Awards are presented in each category on artistic merit alone, with the top award reserved for “Best Interpretation of the Theme”. Read on for theme inspirations and suggestions!
Oliver Community Arts Council
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Fall Art Show & Sale
multimedia art exhibits, competition, and sale
Theme: SEASONS OF LIFE
Categories (9): Oils, Watercolours, Acrylics, Photography, 3 – D,
Mixed/Other Media, Fibre Arts, plus 2 youth categories
Awards in all categories plus overall Best Interpretation of the Theme
Saturday October 1: 3 – 9 p.m.
Competition, public voting, reception, awards
Sunday October 2: 12 – 5 p.m.
Exhibit and sales continue, stocked wine fridge draw
Oliver Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive, Oliver, BC
The theme can be understood as literal or abstract. Here are some ideas: aging, nature seasons, changing landscapes, stages of human growth, childhood memories, emotional changes, innocence to experience, rebellion to maturity, anger to acceptance. The theme can be an expression of one particular “season”, or show a range of “seasons”. How have you been “seasoned” by life? How has life changed around you?
Awards will be presented in nine categories, including seven media categories: photography, acrylics, fibre arts, oils, mixed / other media, watercolours, and three-dimensional. Fibre arts includes (but is not limited to) quilting, weaving, felting, knitting, needlework, tapestry, rug hooking, fashion design, tatting, millinery, and the like. Some fibre artists may categorize their artwork as “three-dimensional”. Three-dimensional includes many forms such as sculpture, decorative arts (ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, glasswork, leatherwork, jewelry), assemblage, and product design (e.g. furniture, luthiery).
There are also two youth categories: budding artists (12 and under) and emerging artists (13 – 18 years).
Entry Form Deadline: Friday September 9, 2022
Early Bird Draw Deadline: Thursday September 8, 2022
Entry Extension for Youth Artists ONLY: Friday September 16, 2022
Maximum 2 entries per artist. You can enter in two different categories. Artists do NOT need to be members of the arts council, although members do receive a reduction in entry fee. Visit MEMBERSHIP for form and information. If you are a new member, submit your membership form and fee with your art entry for discounted rates.
Partnered with the Festival of the Grape, the show attracts many wine tourists (and art buyers). Please scroll down to download the following package of information for each entry or go HERE and scroll to Fall Art Show and Sale for forms and FAQs.