Two artists, both inspired by trees and wood in different ways, appear in a show titled Deep Roots at The Art Gallery Osoyoos (TAGO). The show runs from Saturday, Feb. 3 to Saturday, Feb. 24.
Ann Willsie does large oil paintings on canvas often showing huge gnarly trees and dramatic light. She is a Senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She lives and works in Lake Country, B.C.
Mike Voros carves wood and bark to make fantasy scenes of people, strange creatures, and twisted vertical cities and towns. He lives near Jackfish Lake, north of North Battleford, Sask., and spends winters as an Osoyoos snowbird.
Trista Bassett, of Summerland, is the first-place winner of the 2024 Poster Contest at The Art Gallery Osoyoos. The announcement was made Saturday, January 6.
The image was selected by a panel of outside judges, who also considered other submissions by local artists. The judges did not know the identities of the artists when they made their decision. An exhibition of the entries opens Saturday, January 6 at the gallery and runs until Saturday, January 27, 2024.
Local artists were invited to submit artworks on the theme of, “A recognizable image of the Osoyoos area.”
The annual Christmas Artisan Market, “Unique Treasures” opened Saturday, November 4 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs until Friday, December 22.
The market features the work of Osoyoos artists and artisans and includes affordable pieces from painters, potters, photographers, quilters and others. It is geared to local shoppers and browsers, and tourists, but the focus is on items that make great holiday gifts.
Throughout the exhibition, some artists may change their exhibit space, so it’s worth checking back again during the next month and a half to see what is new.
The annual Summer Artisan Market opened Saturday, June 17, 2023 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs until Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 4.
The market features the work of Osoyoos artists and artisans and includes affordable pieces from painters, potters, photographers, quilters and others. It is geared both to local shoppers and browsers and tourists.
During the summer, some artists may change their exhibit space, so it’s worth checking back again throughout the summer to see what is new.
The Desert Sage Spinners & Weavers Guild opens a show, “Fibre Arts,” at The Art Gallery Osoyoos on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
The show runs until Saturday, May 20.
The guild has more than 60 members from such Okanagan-Similkameen communities as Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland, Penticton, Kaleden, Okanagan Falls, Cawston and Keremeos. The guild has been active for nearly half a century.
The South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists opens their exhibition of paintings on Saturday, March 4 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos. The juried show, “Beauty Is In…,” runs until Saturday, March 25, 2025.