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Virtual Gallery: The Art Gallery Osoyoos displays Poster Contest entries and winner
Grade 11 student Prabhnoor Samra’s pastel image “Suburban Sunset” was selected the winner of The Art Gallery Osoyoos’ Poster Contest.
The image was selected by a panel of outside judges, who also considered submissions by more experienced local artists. An exhibition of the entries opens Saturday, January 15 at the gallery and runs until Saturday, February 5, 2022.
Samra, a student at Osoyoos Secondary School, was the only high school student to enter the contest. The judges did not know the identities of the artists when they made their decision.
The winning entry was inspired by “The Chief,” a metal sculpture by Virgil “Smoker” Marchand that stands outside the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.
In addition to the poster entries, artists were able to submit another piece to be displayed in the back room at the gallery. Samra’s second piece was an acrylic painting of Spotted Lake titled “Sacred Waters.”
A release of the limited edition poster, signed by Samra, takes place Saturday, January 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the gallery.
The gallery is now on non-summer hours and is open from noon to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.
The gallery is located at 8713 Main St. in Osoyoos, B.C., just west of Town Hall.
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Author: Richard McGuire
Richard McGuire is an Osoyoos photographer who worked at the Osoyoos Times between 2012 and 2018, first as reporter and then as editor. He has a long career in journalism as well as research, communication and management at the House of Commons in Ottawa and in the federal government.
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