Fossils from the Future


 Fossils from the Future was a public art project created by artist Johann Wessels and presented by the Kelowna Art Gallery. The project comprised a total of nine works that began to first appear in the downtown area of Kelowna, specifically in the Cultural District. The initial piece was installed in early September 2015 …

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Drawn Together: Annual Members’ Exhibition


November 15, 2016 to February 5, 2017 Drawing can be a fundamental aspect to an artistic practice. It is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving or composition. In tandem with our exhibition, Drawing from Life, the Kelowna Art Gallery hopes to further broaden our celebration of drawing by …

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Angelika Jaeger: Wanderlust

November 7, 2016 to May 8, 2017 Satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport Angelika Jaeger, detail of maquette for her installation, 2016 The image of the heart – the classic Valentine shape with its pleasing symmetrical form – has become ubiquitous, although its origins are obscure. It has appealed …

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Germaine Koh: Home Made Home


October 22, 2016 to February 12, 2017 Germaine Koh, Core, 2016, prototype for suite of recombinant furniture and fixtures, plywood, aluminum, hardware, three units, each 84 x 28 x 84 inches (213 x 71 x 213 cm). The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to bring the work of Vancouver-based artist …

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Artists Among Us 2016: Vibrant Expressions


Canadian Mental Health Association Exhibition October 15 to November 6, 2016 The Artists Among Us show is a celebration of recovery and wellness for people with lived experience of mental health challenges. This year’s show features a collection of art created in CMHA’s ArtWorks Studio that explores mental health and …

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For All is For Yourself

June 25 to October 6, 2016  Cameron Cartiere and the chART Collective, For All Is For Yourself (detail) laser-cut handmade paper, seeds, birch plywood, 2015. Photography by Geoff Campbell For All is For Yourself is an exhibition organized by a public art initiative called Border Free Bees which includes the installation …

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Drawing from Life

November 5, 2016 to January 22, 2017 Johann Wessels, work in progress for Drawing from Life, 2016 Eight local artists – all of whom have a strong drawing component in their practices – have been commissioned to produce new work for this exhibition that celebrates the medium of drawing. All …

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Deborah Koenker: Grapes and Tortillas

July 16 to October 30, 2016 For this solo exhibition Vancouver-based artist Deborah Koenker focused on the temporary agricultural workers from Mexico hired by the Okanagan Valley’s fruit orchards and vineyards. The show is a tribute to their hard work and their personal sacrifices. As well as photographic portraits of …

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Susan Menzies: Wally Dugs

July 9 to October 16, 2016 Susan Menzies is a mid-career painter is based in Calgary. She will be exhibiting a new series of small, beautifully painted portraits of porcelain dogs that were produced in the eighteenth century, mainly in the Staffordshire area of England. Her images were sourced from …

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Heidi Thompson: OK Sunshine

May 9 to November 7, 2016 at the Kelowna International Airport [click image for larger version] Artist Heidi Thompson is based in the north Okanagan Valley. She was trained in Europe in the 1970s and 80s, and works as an abstract painter. In her multi-panelled installation she has set out …

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Art in Action: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary


30th Annual Exhibition April 23 to June 12, 2016 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to host our 30th annual Art in Action exhibition. This show celebrates the creativity and artistic talent of local youth. Each year, high school and middle school students are asked to explore their imaginations, creating …

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Back to the 80s


March 5 to April 17, 2016 The Kelowna-based artists’ group Art Brew is jumping in the DeLorean and taking you back to the 80s. Following the success of last year’s exhibition Superheroes and Supervillians, the Kelowna Art Gallery and Art Brew are collaborating on another nostalgic and exciting exhibition. Back …

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One on One: Work to Rule: Krista Belle Stewart


Guest curated by Tania Willard April 2 to July 3, 2016 For our 2016 One on One exhibition we are pleased to be working with BC-based independent curator Tania Willard. Willard recently completed a two-year Aboriginal curatorial residency at the Kamloops Art Gallery. She has selected emerging artist Krista Belle …

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Amy Modahl: Where the Heart Is

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January 16 to March 27, 2016 The notion of home is a rich one, full of various sorts of associations for different people. Home can be a vision of a beautiful and calm refuge, a well-designed, tidy and welcoming place. In reality, we often end up with stuff piled up …

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Artists Among Us 2015


Art Across the Generations Canadian Mental Health Association September 19 to October 8, 2015 The Artists Among Us exhibition is a celebration of recovery and wellness for people with lived experience of mental health concerns. This year’s show features works of art created in CMHA’s ArtWorks Studio, by youth, adults, …

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Bring Out Your Best: Members’ Exhibition 2015


December 12, 2015 to February 27, 2016 Hello members… This is YOUR show! The Kelowna Art Gallery is hosting our annual members’ show this December. Our members play a very important role in the gallery’s continued success, and this is our opportunity to recognize, and celebrate the talented artists in …

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Raft: An Installation by Jane Everett


October 13 to November 1, 2015 The loon paddles that form the central element of this installation are a reference to the gentle pastimes of the cottage as they existed in the artist’s childhood: a paddle on the lake by day, crafts and games to fill the evenings, and the call …

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