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 annual Christmas Artisan Market, “Under the Tree,” opens Saturday, November 6 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs until Monday, December 20.
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.
Osoyoos area artist Claudia Punter has loved animals ever since as a little girl in Zug, Switzerland, she smuggled her first pets — a bug and a worm — into her room and hid them from her mother who forbade pets.
Her mother eventually gave in and let her keep a bird, a mouse and a lizard, but her father drew the line at a rooster she raised from a hatchling that started crowing in the morning.
The annual Summer Artisan Market opened Thursday, June 24 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs until Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 6.
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.
Throughout the summer, some artists may change their exhibit space, so it’s worth checking back again throughout the summer to see what is new.
Encaustic painting is the art of painting with hot bees wax to which pigments have been added. That’s the theme of an exhibition titled “Waxing Poetic” that opened Thursday, May 27 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs to Saturday, June 19.
The show includes the work of regional artists who go by the name Canwax West. All the pieces use the encaustic process, but some include other media. Most are paintings, but a few pieces are three dimensional wax sculptures.
The show Kindred Hands: Textiles and Clay was scheduled for May 2020 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos, but Covid cancelled it. A year later, mother and daughter Darlene and Tracy Fillion have opened their show with Covid precautions in place.
The show opens Thursday, April 29 and runs to Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Darlene is a local potter whose work ranges from decorative wall hangings to more functional bowls and cups along with little ceramic flowers on logs and bark.
Painter Lyse Deselliers opened a solo exhibition of her work on Thursday, April 1 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos. The show, “Our Lakes: Connecting the Dots,” runs until Saturday, April 24, 2021.
The theme of the show is the lakes of the Okanagan basin and the waterways that connect them. Deselliers has gathered comments from people in the communities of the Okanagan who are active in protecting and celebrating these lakes, which she displays with her paintings.
The Osoyoos Quilters Guild opened their exhibition, Quilts Etc., at The Art Gallery Osoyoos on Thursday, Feb. 4. The show runs until Saturday, Feb. 27.
The show is open for in-person viewing from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, however Covid restrictions are in effect. This online “Virtual Gallery” is available with some of the highlights for those who are observing Covid travel restrictions, or otherwise can’t make it to the gallery.
With the annual Christmas Lite-Up festival cancelled this year in Osoyoos, the Osoyoos Festival Society is celebrating Christmas with a Virtual Christmas Lite-Up featuring a few Christmas songs, scenes from previous Lite-Ups, and some of the best lighting displays.