Finding Art in your HeArt

March 9, 2017 – Mid June 2017

“Finding Art in your HeArt,” a new exhibition at the Shatford Centre this time called to artists and encouraged them to reach into their souls and create a true expression of themselves. With over 60 original pieces from the Okanagan’s creative community, the halls of the Shatford have a palpable sense of creativity.

Ranging with pieces from Encaustic art, also known as hot wax painting, to mixed media and collage, the special feeling surrounding this exhibition becomes very clear as you walk through the halls and examine each piece individually. As you look through the artists eyes and into each canvas or frame, a story begins to unfold giving insight into their lives, and into their hearts. From a more whimsical collage of love entitled “Resilient Transition,” a multimedia collaboration with portions by Evelyn Travis, Charlie Parcher, and Brandon McKay, to a large cedar wood paneled canvas used underneath acrylics and a Métis sash by artist André Sutherland Bégin, the range of vision from piece to piece is refreshing, and yet the theme radiates from them all. This time we also feature a few talented photographers, including a unique edit printed on semi-matte called “Watering Hole,” by Alexey Gammer.

Each of this exhibitions artists took Marc Chagall’s quote and proved it true as he once said, “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”

Opening reception took place on Thursday March 9th at 7 pm at the Shatford Centre, and it was a lovely and well attended affair where the public had time to put a face to the artists, and the art in their heart. If you would like to view this Exhibition, it runs until June 15th at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St. Open 9 to 5 Monday to Friday.

Art for Peace Exhibition and Series of Events

November 10, 2016 – January, 2017

Picasso 1Call to artists for submissions to the ‘ART FOR PEACE’
Exhibition being held at the Shatford Centre November 10th – January 2017

Shatford Centre invites all artists to submit original artwork to the Art For Peace Exhibition and series of events.

Artists are asked to reflect on the concept of Peace and what that may mean to themselves as an individual, as a member of their community, or as a global citizen. The intention is to use the power of art to inspire dialogue about peace, to generate ideas and to stimulate action.

We challenge artists to think and use this power of art to depict: How they envision peace? What does it look like? How can this be achieved? How can we choose peace for our culture? How can we reach inner peace? How can we use art for building peace? How can we create a culture of peace?

We invite everyone to share their visions in any of the following categories: painting (any media), drawing, photography, graphics, mixed media, posters, short videos, poetry. We also invite proposals for performances, workshops, poetry readings, documentaries and varied media forms during this time frame.

Exhibition Submission Requirements:
– works of art must be of original design, and one of a kind.
– works of art must be display ready with suitable wire for the hanging system. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging will be rejected.
– works of art must be identified on the back with artist name, title, medium, price
– Exhibition Maximum two works of art per artist.
– Artwork delivery to 760 Main St: 9 am to 4 pm, November 7th, 2016’
– Opening will be held on Nov 10

Contact the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St, Penticton for a submission form by calling 250-770-7668 or e-mail info@shatfordcentre.com.

Above print design by Pablo Picasso, who painted peace through a series of paintings and prints. He is also renowned for his anti-war painting called ‘Guernica’

Creative Reconciliations

June 21 – July 29 2016

This multimedia exhibition, as part of the Aboriginal Day celebration at the Shatford Centre, features 8 historical and contemporary artists: Joanne Cardinal-Schubert, Leland Bell, Robyn Kruger, Lisa Jackson, Amberley John, Ashleigh Green, and Andre Begin. It is the embodiment of the Reconciliations theme of encouraging a clearer understanding of Indigenous People’s past and present. Consisting of historical photography, film, painting, printmaking, bead work and installation, the show explores family histories, storytelling, and social attitudes.

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Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Art Show

August 2 – September 16 2016

This exhibition features art work from artists of the the South Okanagan-Similkameen and that are part of the Federation of Canadian Artists: Diane Bennett-Way, Stephan Chmilnitzky, Shannon Ford, Dianne Korsch, Lynne Marand, Dale Matthews, Lynn O’Brien, Barb Hofer, Michael Jorden, Marianne Meyer, Carol Munroe, Judy Millar, Laura Gray, Diane Skelhorne, Cindy Smith, Deb Tougas, Dona Smithson, Lorie Meyer, Greta Kamp, Georgia Krebs, Sharon Snow, Linda Swales, Margaret Phillips.