Local Federation of Canadian Artists chapter holds show at Gallery

Mai Tai Sunset is an acrylic painting by Larry Thor Hunter. (Richard McGuire Photo)

The South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists opens their exhibition of paintings on Saturday, March 2 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos. The juried show, “Beauty Is In…,” was scheduled to run until March 24, 2024, but will be closing early on Saturday, March 16, due to remediation work at the gallery.

There’s an awards presentation at 1 p.m. on opening day, Saturday, March 2.

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. This year there are some large pieces big enough to dominate a wall.

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 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

From left are Grape Escape and Okanagan Fruit Stand, both acrylic paintings by Nancy Gray. (Richard McGuire Photo)
On the left are two acrylic paintings by Sandra Albo, Throne Mountain Black Sage Road (top) and Osoyoos Haynes House. On the right is A Bottle of Merlot, acrylic, by Carmen Tome. (Richard McGuire Photo)
At left is Merganser, acrylic, by Claudia Punter. At right is Beached, acrylic, by Diane Bennett-Way. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Clockwise from left are: Rinsed and Ready, acrylic, by Nancy Gray; Tombstone Mountain, paper collage, by Katherine MacNeill; and two oil paintings by Michael Jorden, Old Friends (top) and The Back Pasture. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Clockwise from left are: Daily Life in Wintertime, acrylic, by Claudia Punter; Captivating, oil, by Carollyne Sinclaire; and Birthday Bouquet, watercolour, by Maureen Potter. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Clockwise from left are: Three Rode West, oil, by Michael Jorden; Spring is Coming, acrylic, by Lynne Marand; and Sunset, mixed media, by Dona Smithson. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Two acrylic paintings by Diana Palmer are Sunset Wine (left); and Dancin’ Shoes. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Saint Tropez, acrylic, by Larry Thor Hunter. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Three oil paintings by Rod Gould are (clockwise from top left): The Old Dairy Barn; Jewel Lake Under Ice; and Big Pines Along the Kettle. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Clockwise from left are: Quiet Reflections, oil, by Carollyne Sinclaire; Hope Remains (acrylic) and The Wind Has Wings, (mixed media), by Carmen Tome; and Stilllife II, (oil), by Elizabeth Jane Scheffler. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Clockwise from top left: Rhone in Autumn, acrylic, by Sandra Albo; Perfectly Pink, watercolour, by Donna Goett; and Moonlight Snowflakes, acrylic, by Bianca Craig. (Richard McGuire Photo)
At left is Rocking Retreat, mixed media, by Dona Smithson; at right is South Okanagan Lake, oil, by Elizabeth Jane Scheffler. (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.