Appetite for Art Artists’ Exhibition


In recognition of the artists who have donated work for auction to our new fall fundraiser, Appetite for Art, we are pleased to announce the Appetite for Art Artists’ Exhibition, on view in the Kelowna Art Gallery’s Front Project Space from October 20 to November 18, 2012. Opening Reception Friday, …

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Artists Among Us


September 7 to October 14, 2012 The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Art Show Artists Among Us returns in September at the Kelowna Art Gallery! Artists Among Us is a unique show that promotes wellness and examines creativity as an avenue to support one’s recovery and mental health. This year, over …

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Kelowna Art Gallery Members’ Exhibition November 23, 2012 to January 5, 2013 Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this year’s members’ exhibition! This year we invite artists to use the idea of a map, or mapping, as a point of departure in their art. Mapping has become prevalent …

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Richard Prince: Telling Stories (with digressions)


November 10, 2012 to January 13, 2013 Vancouver-based Richard Prince is a fascinating artist who works in three dimensions, espousing a “bricoleur” aesthetic and working method. He has been completing a group of new works for this exhibition that will be three-dimensional pieces, some on wheels. Often his works have …

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Dawn Emerson: Certain Movement


(click image for larger view) October 22, 2012 to May 6, 2013 Kelowna-based artist Dawn Emerson will be creating a multi-paneled work using mixed media on sheets of mylar, and will be exploring images of trees that incorporate implied movement. Emerson was inspired by the digital work of Los Angeles-based …

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John Hartman: The Columbia in Canada


September 22, 2012 to January 20, 2013 John Hartman, Layer Cake Mountain, Kelowna, 2011, watercolour, 28.5 x 35.5 cm, 11 ¼ x 14 in. Photo: Joseph Hartman   presents John Hartman: The Columbia in Canada During two spring visits to south eastern British Columbia in 2010 and 2011, Ontario-based artist …

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Personal Topographies


A selection of works drawn from the permanent collection August 25 to November 4, 2012 Wanda Lock, Into the pool, 2011, mixed media on paper, 55.8 x 76.2 cm. Gift of the artist, 2011. Photo: Yuri Akuney Digital Perfections This exhibition of works drawn from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent collection …

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Art Teachers’ Exhibition 2012


July 28 to September 2, 2012 The Kelowna Art Gallery proudly presents works of art created by the professional and talented teachers who lead classes at the Gallery. This exhibition showcases a range of art, reflecting the diverse classes we offer, such as drawing, acrylic and watercolour painting, mixed media, …

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June 28 to July 29, 2012 Youth inSights is a seven-month after-school art program conceived to engage teens who may be considering a career in the arts in. Through a series of workshops, gallery projects, and opportunities to work with local emerging and established artists, teens get an up-close and …

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Tony Scherman: Works on Paper


drawn from the permanent collection June 2 to July 29, 2012 Tony Scherman, Gillian [Anderson], 2001, oil on paper, 21 ¼ x 17 in. (53.9 x 43.1 cm) Collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery, gift of the artist, 2007. We are pleased to showcase a selection of twelve works by this …

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Kristoff Steinruck: Crystal Cave 1


August 4 to September 16, 2012 Canadian artist Kristoff Steinruck became fascinated with an unusual underground cave in Naica, Mexico, after reading about it on the internet. He decided to build his own fanciful version of this cave, using brown paper for its walls, and cut and glued polystyrene forms …

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Bearing Witness


Ken Lum, Don’t Be Silly, You’re Not Ugly, 1993, chromogenic print, lacquer, enamel on aluminum,182.9 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Maryon and Jack Adelaar.Photo: Tim Bonham, Vancouver Art Gallery June 23 to August 19, 2012 The Kelowna Art Gallery is very pleased to …

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Briar Craig: Oddments


May 7 to October 22, 2012 Kelowna-based artist Briar Craig has an unusual fondness for found texts, especially in the instance of tossed out hand-written lists, often on sticky notes. As was the case with one of his favourite artists of the last century, the German Kurt Schwitters, he prowls …

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Busted: a video installation by Melanie Daniel

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April 7 to May 27, 2012 Although artist Melanie Daniel was born and grew up in BC, she has lived and worked in Israel since 1995. This is her first solo show in Kelowna since 2003. Although she is known primarily for her painting, Daniel chose to install video works …

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March 24 to August, 2012 in our Rotary Courtyard An outdoor installation of works by printmaking students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus. The exhibition features twenty-five nine-foot-high banners on which the artists have imprinted their entire bodies, obscuring their faces with objects that are meant to provide …

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Art in Action 2012


March 3 to June 24, 2012 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to host our 26th annual Art in Action exhibition. This exhibition features over 125 works of art created by students in Kelowna’s public and private high schools. Art in Action is a celebration of the creativity and artist talent …

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Second Nature


Work by Art Teachers from School District No. 23 January 21 to February 26, 2012 The Kelowna Art Gallery has worked closely with the art teachers from School District No. 23 for the past twenty-five years on the annual Art in Action student exhibitions. This year we are we are …

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David Alexander: The Shape of Place


January 14 to March 25, 2012 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to present this survey show of Lake Country-based artist David Alexander. Alexander works in a modern landscape idiom and has travelled widely so that his imagery is international, as well as depicting many regions of Canada. He likes …

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On the Path to Abstraction


Members’ Exhibition November 12, 2011 to January 15, 2012 The theme of this year’s members’ show is “abstraction,” and artists were challenged to think about their art in a new way. Abstraction is a term that indicates a departure from imagery in art. This could be removing any references to …

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Jim Kalnin: Pulse

Jim Kalnin: Pulse

November 14, 2011 to May 7, 2012 Oyama, BC-based artist Jim Kalnin is something of an institution in the Okanagan Valley. He arrived here from various peregrinations in the mid-1980s, and taught studio classes at Okanagan College beginning in 1987, until his retirement from UBCO in 2009. Kalnin is passionate …

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