We’re Shifting Our Focus
The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is adapting many of our programs to an online format to better serve our community.
Open house on Feb 25! Open to the public and wait… there’s art, wine and jazz!
The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan welcomes you to an open house! We are celebrating the 30 artists currently featured in our members only exhibition, WE ARE THE OKANAGAN. Please come join us from 5:30 – 8:30PM @ the Rotary Centre for the Arts. We are proud to be supported by the Rotary Centre […]
MEDIA RELEASE: New Executive Director
For Immediate Release November 14, 2019 Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Announces New Executive Director The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to introduce their new Executive Director, Kirsteen McCulloch. Born and raised in Kelowna, Kirsteen recently returned to the Okanagan after many years in the lower mainland as a director of […]
Social Media for Artists
Start using social media effectively to build your brand as an artist and connect with your current and potential markets. Hosted by ARTSCO in partnership with Creative Okanagan on Thursday, November 30th from 6 – 8 pm, join Lindsay Stillborn of thesocialconnection.ca, for this how-to workshop. Learn which key social media channels you should be engaging […]
Law + Contracts for the Arts
Navigating the legal jargon in contracts can be a challenge. Hosted by ARTSCO in partnership with Creative Okanagan on Saturday, November 25th from 1 – 3 pm, join David Kemp, Associate Counsel at Thomas Butler LLP, for this how-to workshop. In this workshop, you will learn how to approach contracts, including when and where to use […]
Professional Documents – A Hands-On Introduction
Many artists find their creativity flows with a brush, but freezes with a pen. Hosted by ARTSCO, in partnership with UBCO and The Alternator Gallery, on Saturday, November 18th (from 1-4 PM), join professional artist Katherine Pickering for this how-to workshop. This 3-hour hands-on workshop will explore the multiple forms and purposes of artist statements, and […]
Art Fairs – Are They Worth It?
Art fairs are very popular and are easy to get into, but require a lot of time and have many hidden costs. Hosted by ARTSCO on Tuesday, November 14th (from 6-8 PM) join Cynthia Gunsinger, Professional Artist and principal at Gunsinger Coaching, for this how-to workshop. A workshop geared towards artists looking to sell their […]
Accounting for Artists
Money isn’t everyone’s forte, but it’s still important to have a good base of financial knowledge. Hosted by ARTSCO in partnership with Creative Okanagan on Tuesday, November 7th (from 6 – 8 pm), join Hannah Griffin and Candace Surette from Crowe Mackay, for this how-to workshop. In this overview workshop to accounting, you will learn the […]
Copyright for Artists
Hosted by ARTSCO in partnership with Creative Okanagan on Saturday, November 4th from 1 – 3 pm, join David Kemp, Associate Counsel at Thomas Butler LLP, for this informative workshop. This session will be an overview of anything and everything an artist needs to know about Copyright and Intellectual Property Law. Cost is $25 for ARTSCO members (Non-members […]
Vanessa Trenholm at Aubin & Associates
In this exhibition, Vanessa Trenholm seeks to explore the delicate balance between creation and chaos—intuition versus control. She does so by building up multiple layers of acrylic paint, translucent rice paper, oil pastel, and ink, before cutting and tearing back into them to reveal a new image constructed from pieces and fragments of its former […]
Katila Whiteman at Rutland Library
Katila Whiteman is extremely curious about life: how language shapes our reality, how certain aspects of our reality are hidden from our senses, and how the metaphysical aspects of the world function around us everyday. Katila grew up in Kenya and spent the first 21 years of her life there. In her childhood, Katila spent […]
Graciela Blancarte at Dr. Grover Dental
Mexican-born and Canadian-based artist Graciela Blancarte pours the life of both her cultures into her work. Graciela finds the inspiration for her love of art from her upbringing in Durango, Mexico: a town rich in history, music, and art. Painting is a way for Graciela to connected two worlds. Prior to her art practice, […]