Local FCA painters hold annual exhibition at gallery

This oil painting by Sharon Leonard is titled “Manitoba Prairie.” (Richard McGuire Photo)

The South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Canadian Federation of Artists opened their exhibition of paintings on Saturday, March 12 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos. The show runs until Saturday, April 2, 2022.

The group consists of painters from Osoyoos and Oliver as well as those as far north as Summerland, as well as the Similkameen.

The exhibition includes all sizes of paintings and a mix of acrylic, oils and watercolours.

For more information about Federation of Canadian Artists, South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter, visit their website: https://fca-sos.ca/

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

It is located at 8713 Main St. in Osoyoos, B.C., just west of Town Hall.

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Osoyoos artist Michael Jorden is showing three oil paintings with his Western-focused theme. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Saskatoons, Sage and Mount Kobau, by Michael Jorden. Oil. (Richard McGuire Photo)
“Pickup Rider,” by Michael Jorden. Oil. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Banff Warden and Guide by Michael Jorden. Oil (Richard McGuire Photo)
Paintings by Sharon Leonard, Julie-Ann Miller and Carmen Tome adorn the wall on the right as you enter The Art Gallery Osoyoos. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Paintings by Julie-Ann Miller and Carmen Tome adorn the wall on the right as you enter The Art Gallery Osoyoos. (Richard McGuire Photo)
The larger painting at left is an acrylic titled “Italian Poppies.” The oil painting at right is titled “Balsamroot View.” Both are by Jane Scheffler. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Dona Smithson is showing “Pine Progeny” on the left, and “A Pair of Pears.” mixed media and watercolour respectively. (Richard McGuire Photo)
“Billy,” by Donna Goett, scratch board. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Found ’em,” by Donna Goett, watercolour. (Richard McGuire Photo)
“Stormy Skies,” by Lynne Marand, acrylic. (Richard McGuire Photo)
All acrylics by Sandra Albo, clockwise from left are “Thunderbird Totems,” “High Elevation,” and “The Retallack Mine.” (Richard McGuire Photo)
From left are “Winter Companion,” and “Winter Friend,” both by Anne-Marie Harvey. Below is “Bloomin Hungry,” by Carmen Tome. (Richard McGuire Photo)
In the back room are three oil paintings by Georgia Krebs: (Clockwise from left) “Manitou Beach,” “Child with Apple,” and “Music for my Soul.” (Richard McGuire Photo)
This acrylic painting titled “Serenity” is by Julie-Ann Miller. (Richard McGuire Photo)
The two watercolours at left by Maureen Potter are titled “Garden Divas” (top) and “Sweet Harvest” (below). On the right is an acrylic by Beverley Alexander titled “Quail in Cacti.” (Richard McGuire Photo)
The two acrylic paintings on the left are by Beverley Alexander and are titled “Building Wine” (top) and “Hydrangea” (bottom). The oil painting at right by Jane Scheffler is titled “Succession.” (Richard McGuire Photo)
“Lady in Pink” is the title of this watercolour by Donna Goett. (Richard McGuire Photo)
This assortment of paintings covers the back wall of the back room in The Art Gallery Osoyoos. From left, these are by Julie-Ann Miller, Maureen Potter, and Beverley Alexander. (Richard McGuire Photo)
These three acrylic paintings are by Christine Buchler. Clockwise from left are: “Ticino Hamlet,” “Hidden Lake,” and “Hwy to Hell (Bella Coola).” (Richard McGuire Photo)
At left is “Thin Ice,” an acrylic by Lynne Marand. At centre is “Wonder – A Tree on Kits Beach,” an acrylic by Carmen Tome. On the right is “A Summer Day,” a watercolour by Nancy Gray. (Richard McGuire Photo)

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.