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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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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POP: Pride of Place

The Front project space June 19 to September 13, 2015 Ever wanted to have your art shown at the Kelowna Art Gallery? This is your opportunity! The POP exhibition will be open to all Kelowna and area residents. What fills you with pride about the Okanagan? How would you capture …

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Preserves: Prepared for Future Use


November 7 to December 6, 2015 Preserves: Prepared for Future Use is a community exhibition project exploring the development of Kelowna and the history and memories of the people who have shaped it. As Kelowna becomes a high-tech hub, and as the wine industry flourishes, the region’s multicultural history is at …

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Aunaray Clusiau: Sea Song

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November 9, 2015 to May 9, 2016 at the Kelowna International Airport Click image for a larger version. Photo by Kyle L. Poirier Peachland-based artist Aunaray Clusiau will be producing our next commission at our satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport. Without making specific reference to Okanagan Lake, Clusiau will …

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Valerie Rogers: Lift Off and Soar

May 11 to November 9, 2015 at the Kelowna International Airport (click image for larger version) Valerie Rogers is a highly-skilled wildlife artist who lives and works in Salmon Arm, BC. She has trained with several professional artists and has won numerous awards for her work. Her installation at the …

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Elizabeth D’Agostino: Makeshift

September 26, 2015 to January 10, 2016 Elizabeth D’Agostino, Deer with Podsack (detail), 2015, mixed media. For her solo show in the Reynolds Gallery space, Toronto-based printmaker Elizabeth D’Agostino plans to have prints created by a combination of etching, screen print and collage wrapping around the room. Additionally, she is …

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Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015)


October 24, 2015 to January 17, 2016 Landon Mackenzie, Paris Looking North, 2009, watercolour on paper, 19.6 x 26.6 cm. Collection of the artist. Photo: Yuri Akuney, Digital Perfections.   Landon Mackenzie is a nationally known, Vancouver-based artist, admired for her large-scale works with paint on canvas. Less known are …

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Jeroen Witvliet: Wayfarer


July 25 to October 18, 2015 Jeroen Witvliet, The Tower (Wayfarer series), 2014, oil on canvas, 70 x 79 in. (180 x 200 cm). The title of Victoria, BC-based artist Jeroen Witvliet’s solo exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery is taken from a painting he knows well, created in c. …

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The Artist’s Garden Project: Pieces of What


May 2015 to April 2016 click image to visit Pieces of What The third in our new series of commissioned artist’s gardens. CLICK HERE to view the dedicated site which contains a curatorial essay, installation images and artist’s biography. Vernon-based artists Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante and her son Maxwell Sterry teamed up to create this …

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Mapping Me In …

July 4 to September 20, 2015 Click here to visit the full exhibition site for Wally Dion: Mapping Me In … An online catalgoue including curatorial essay, list of works and bios. The Kelowna Art Gallery’s One on One series is curated every spring by an emerging Canadian First Nations …

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A Story of Canadian Art


As Told by the Hart House Art Collection May 9 to July 19, 2015 Charles Comfort, Young Canadian, 1932, watercolour on paper, 92 x 107.3 cm. Hart House Art Collection, University of Toronto. The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased and honoured to be a venue this summer for this important touring …

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Ron Shuebrook: Drawings


March 7 to April 26, 2015 This solo show focusing on abstract charcoal drawings by nationally known senior Canadian artist Ron Shuebrook has been organized and circulated by the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, Ontario, in collaboration with the Macdonald-Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, Ontario, the Mount Saint Vincent University …

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Mitch Mitchell: For Whom You Build


Mitch Mitchell, For Whom You Build, 2015, silkscreen on 15,000 handmade paper boxes, installed on a shipping pallet. April 11 to June 28, 2015 Printmaker Mitch Mitchell was the prizewinner in the 2012 incarnation of the Okanagan Printmaking Triennial, a collaborative project of the Kelowna Art Galley with the UBCO …

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Art in Action 2015

The Front project space April 18 to June 14, 2015 This spring we will be showcasing the exemplary projects and works of art done by local high school and middle school students. Art in Action is not only an excellent opportunity for students to show their work in a professional …

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Ink Belly: Printmaking at UBCO

The Front project space March 14 to April 12, 2015 Sage Sidley, Can’t Even, 2014, monotype print, 8 x 10 in. The Kelowna Art Gallery and the University of British Columbia Okanagan are pleased to present this exhibition of prints created by UBCO printmaking students. Printmaking at the University of …

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Pete Smith: New Frontier


Pete Smith, bcc-3878, 2014, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.8 cm) January 17 to April 5, 2015 This solo show continues the Kelowna Art Gallery’s ongoing look at the practice of painting in the hands of some of Canada’s leading contemporary artists. Pete Smith is an …

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A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr

January 10 to March 1, 2015 Edward Burtynsky, Oil Fields #18, Belridge, California, USA, 2003, chromogenic print, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, © Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary Emily Carr, Loggers’ Culls, 1935, oil on canvas, Collection of the …

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