Okanagan Print Triennial
International Printmaking Exhibition
March 18 - May 19
Launched in 2009 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, the Okanagan Print Triennial once again took place in March of 2021 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The brainchild of Kelowna-based printmaker Briar Craig, and supported by the Kelowna Art Gallery, the University of British Columbia, and Vernon Public Art Gallery, this exhibition is an open, juried show dedicated to showcasing the creative forays made with printmaking in Canada and beyond. The winner of each Triennial is given a solo show at the gallery not hosting the show the third year following. The 2021 exhibition featured 28 artists from around the globe, some of which participated in an artist talk series which can be viewed here.
SD No.22 Elementary Students
Art from the Heart
January 7 - February 4
Artwork created by elementary students from School District No.22 displays creativity and various approaches to art making.
We Cannot Say It Is There, And Yet We Cannot Say It Isn't
January 7 - March 10
Scott Bertram introduced a new body of large-scale abstract paintings in the exhibition titled We Cannot Say It Is There, And Yet We Cannot Say It Isn’t. Bertram’s paintings are ambiguous in the sense that they portray space which is often contradictory and the visual structures do not lend themselves to verbal interpretations which is always an issue with non-representational abstraction. His painting process relies on setting up circumstances for the chance and accidents to occur, then accepts the outcomes as a partial solution of his pictorial propositions.
SD No.22 High School Students
Art & Soul
February 11 - March 10
Artwork created by secondary students from School District No.22 displays a maturity of handling various mediums and more importantly, demonstrates a strong conceptual approach.