First Christmas art show a success

It was a cold and blustery weekend outside but inside the Gibson House it was warm and cheerful.

Susan Shoemaker takes in the paintings and statues at the Gibson House first Christmas Art Show.

 

It was a cold and blustery weekend outside but inside the Gibson House it was warm and cheerful.  With bright and bold abstract paintings through to the calm peaceful landscapes there was something for everyone. Paverpol statues also covered the expressive, action packed leaping dancers to the calm and sedate Victorian ladies sitting on rocks.

The continual stream of people viewing, eating and drinking while visiting with the artists, friends and neighbors gave this fine old house an ambience of cheer and comfort.  The artists were appreciative of all the people that attended and made the first art show at the Gibson house such a huge success.

Paintings were sold, Paverpol workshops were booked, but most important of all is the fact that art in the Similkameen is very alive and well.  With this first show behind us we are now planning a spring art show for the “emerging artist”.  This is the artist on their way to being a professional but has not yet been represented by a gallery.  To assist these artists we will host a workshop on the essentials of framing, pricing, and how you would be juried.  Being juried is a daunting thought but a mandatory process, and for those not successful the first time around, there is valuable lessons learned in what standard is required.  These are the basics to help prepare them for stepping out into the world of art shows.

So, budding artists, get your art work together, attend the training course and put your art forward to be juried in the Spring Art Show at the Gibson House.

Not ready for a juried art show?  Attend the drop-in art at the Gibson house every second Sunday and share and learn from other artists.

 

If you are interested in showing and selling your art and would like to participate in either the art show or the drop-in please call Judy at 250-499-6034 or 250-499-2883.

 

 

Just Posted

A campaign encourages families to put down their phones and talk this Mother’s Day

OpenTable’s #DiningMode gets Okanagan restaurants on board with a no phone policy while dining

Okanagan experience for the Blue Man Group

The world tour of the Blue Man Group came to Penticton this week for two shows.

Olympian Andi Naude retires from freestyle skiing

Penticton native skied in 62 World Cup single and dual moguls events in her career

Syrup commercially produced from Summerland maple trees

Maple Roch produces 50 bottles of syrup after trees in the community were tapped

Photos: Saddle broncs and bullriders raise the dust in Similkameen

The 54th annual Chopaka Easter Jackpot Rodeo took place near Keremeos Sunday

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

Okanagan experience for the Blue Man Group

The world tour of the Blue Man Group came to Penticton this week for two shows.

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Okanagan College names new fundraising director

Helen Jackman will join the college as executive director of the Okanagan College Foundation and director of advancement

Most Read