Summer Artisan Market opens at The Art Gallery Osoyoos

Acrylic paintings by Nancy Gray. (Richard McGuire Photo)

The annual Summer Artisan Market opened Saturday, June 15, 2024 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs until Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 2. A sneak preview event was held on Friday, June 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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 gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In June, the gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday and is closed Sunday and Monday. From the end of June until Labour Day, the gallery is open seven days a week. The gallery is located at 8713 Main St. in Osoyoos, B.C., just west of Town Hall.

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Dave Brewin does creative woodturning and acrylics.(Richard McGuire Photo)
At left are oil paintings by Jane Scheffler. On the right is the Gift Shop Shelf in which different artists rent shelves for smaller gift items. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Maureen Potter is showing some watercolour paintings. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Darlene Fillion is selling a variety of pottery items, along with a few pieces incorporating wood. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Greg Reely’s photography often features dramatic night skies, but his California quails are always popular. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Nancy Mayberry’s display includes a number of jewelry pieces. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Sandra Albo’s acrylic landscape paintings are recognizable by their vivid colours. At right are vinyl stickers are art cards by Jennifer Giffin. (Richard McGuire Photo)
These items from Bella Vista Glass are made by Patricia Doyle in her home studio in Vernon. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Jennifer Giffin is displaying vinyl stickers on Osoyoos themes, as well as art cards. (Richard McGuire Photo)
The top shelf features items by Patricia Doyle of Bella Vista Glass. The second and bottom shelfs feature glass work by Britt Lodoen. The third shelf has turned wood and acrylic by Dave Brewin. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Britt Lodoen’s work includes fused glass, clay and acrylic. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Jocelyne Lamontagne’s watermedia paintings are rich in colour and shapes. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Fern Spackman is showing a paintings both in mixed media and watercolours. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Richard McGuire is featuring photography from his recently published book, “A Landscape Like No Other: South Okanagan, Similkameen & Boundary Country.” Copies of the book are also available.
Marcia Hurley’s watercolour paintings include flowers, birds and landscapes, among other subjects. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Jennine Lewis, of Osoyoos, makes these wood items and cups which are displayed on plinths in the middle of the back room as well as on the wall. She uses the name Shelby & June. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Simran Gill, from Keremeos, makes these body products under the name Sirum Living. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Claudia Punter’s work celebrates animals and birds as usual, but there’s also a piece with an interesting twist — a fabric art piece of leaves contains 10 “hidden critters” if you can find them. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Jennine Lewis, of Osoyoos, makes these wood items and cups which are displayed on plinths in the middle of the back room as well as on the wall. She uses the name Shelby & June. (Richard McGuire Photo)
This wall in the back room contains fabrics, quilting and knitting by three talented women: Maureen Wood, Chantal Scanlon and Sherrill Anderson. (Richard McGuire Photo)
Chantal Scanlon has covered a corner in the back room with fabric and knitted pieces ranging from popcorn microwave bags to toques to scarves. (Richard McGuire Photo)
These soap products are made by Barb and Roy McAllister and are displayed on plinths in the middle of the front room. (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.