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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.
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.
Local painter Pam Duncan’s oil painting “Osoyoos Evening Glow” 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 other local artists. The judges did not know the identities of the artists when they made their decision. An exhibition of the entries opened Saturday, January 7 at the gallery and runs until Saturday, January 28, 2023.
Duncan leans toward landscapes and paints with both oil and acrylic. She often paints in plein air. She’s a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and Artists on Main.
The annual Christmas Artisan Market, “Gifts Galore” opens Saturday, November 5 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs until Thursday, 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.
“Spark Joy” is an exhibition by two local artists, Carollyne Sinclaire and Pamela Duncan, which opens Oct. 8, 2022 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs until Oct. 29.
Duncan leans toward landscapes and paints with both oil and acrylic. Sinclaire is more whimsical, with paintings of objects ranging from donuts to candy bars and flowers, and she usually paints in acrylic, but also in oil.