A Year From Now

Works from the Permanent Collection
July 31 to November 21, 2021

Photography by Yuri Akuney, Digital Perfections


A Year From Now is an introspective look at works from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent collection that were hand-picked by local artist and curator Wanda Lock.

Divided into five poetic groupings, this introspective exhibition forms a cycle for viewers to reflect upon. The section Love is blind is imbued with romanticism and wonder. Home is where the heart is explores the place where commitment forms and domesticity often follows. Best Laid Plans considers the nature of disruption and unforeseen circumstances. When you crop a photo, you tell a lie visits transitional moments and change. Lastly, To everything, there is a season brings the journey full circle, returning to summer in the Okanagan.

Curator Wanda Lock brings together sixty-three works from the collection for this eclectic display that features Okanagan-based artists Briar Craig, Fern Helfand, Jane Everett, and Jim Kalnin, along with Landon Mackenzie, Gathie Falk, Norval Morisseau, Carl Beam, and Wanda Koop, among others.

Wanda Lock studied at Emily Carr College of Art + Design. She is Curator at the Lake Country Art Gallery and calls the Okanagan home.


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Exhibition Catalogue & List of Works

A catalogue to accompany the exhibition is now available! This 80 page publication contains three contributed essays, artist bios and full page exhibition photos, as well as 5 contributed poems, each introducing the five poetic groupings within the exhibition.

Cost: $10 ($8 for members). Copies are available at the gallery.


For a complete list of works in the exhibtiion >>> Click Here


Virtual Tour with Curator Wanda Lock


Video Series 

Join exhibiting artist Jay Bundy Johnson, a Vancouver-based sculptor, musician, and media artist, for a talk via Zoom entitled Dance with the Forlorn.

Join featured artist Gary Pearson, whose work is presented in our current exhibition A Year from Now, for an in-depth talk about his past and current bodies of work.


Join us for a fascinating & lively discussion about the significance of collecting. Broadcast live from the Kelowna Art Gallery on October 7, 2021.

Poetry Readings

Love is Blind, written and read by Laisha Rosnau


Home is Where the Heart Is, written and read by Carin Covin


Best Laid Plans, written and read by Shimshon Obadia


Untitled, written by Michael Turner and read by Victoria Verge


To everything, there is a season, written and read by Ashleigh Giffen

Exhibition Images

Photography by Yuri Akuney, Digital Perfections

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