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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Art Retreat Mentorship with Suzanne Northcott

Art Retreat Mentorship with Suzanne Northcott
October 16-21, 2016

Sandy Beach Resort, Naramata

This residency is a rare opportunity for a group of motivated artists to work intensively under the guidance of Suzanne who will personally support and mentor you to move to the next stage in your artistic work. 

Suzanne values and creates the freedom to study in an organic way. Add the rich collaborative atmosphere with fellow artists, and the beautiful and peaceful setting at Sandy Beach Resort on Okanagan Lake in wine country, and you will have all the ingredients to move to your next level. 

There will be time to paint; to take in the demos, lectures and discussions; participate in group critiques; have one-on-one time with Suzanne; and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.

Suzanne invites you to “Build something remarkable together.”  Memorable events are like fine wine: both have a beautiful finish. This is our offering for this Art Retreat - a time to deepen your connection to your work in a powerfully supportive atmosphere with space to explore and lots of one-on-one guidance.
This workshop is for intermediate or experienced artists in watercolour, acrylic, mixed media and encaustic. We prefer not to have anyone painting in oils, but if you want to there are necessary restrictions and you must discuss this with Suzanne in advance of registration for approval. Please contact Tina to arrange communication with Suzanne on this. 

Cost: Workshop with Accommodation (Double Occupancy Cabin with private bedroom) - $1195. (plus tax).
To Register: Call Sandra, at Sandy Beach Resort, 1-866-496-5765, 250-496-5765 or email her at
Questions: Contact Tina Baird, 250-486-3398

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Art in the Desert 2016

Art in the Desert

July 16th & 17th 2016

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

At the Osoyoos Desert Centre

Join us  for Art in the Desert (formerly Art in the Garden)

Enjoy or purchase original paintings, pottery, jewellery and photography by local artists.  Treat yourself to a wine tasting by Oliver Twist Estate Winery. Take a tour of Canada's only desert.

Art Show included with Desert Centre admission:

$3 OFF admission coupons (valid July 16-17 only) available at:
  • Osoyoos Art gallery
  • Osoyoos Home Hardware
  • Imperial Office Pro
  • Lady Chadderton's
  • Oliver Twist Estate Winery

For more information visit  or contact 250-495-2019 ~

Saturday, 18 June 2016


Greta Kamp “ Okanagan Inspirations”  July 2 to July 14, 2016

Greta, originally from Blairmore, Alberta spent her childhood riding horses in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Her admiration for nature and animals and her sensitivity to conservation inspire her art.  Greta majored in art at the U of C and studied oil painting at the Alberta College of Art & Design. After becoming a member of the Calgary Sketch Club in 1974 her pen & ink drawings were published monthly in the Calgary Albertan. Her 1976 painting of the Okotoks train station was chosen for the Annual Limited Edition Canadian Plate. In 2000 she won the McAra Award and prints of her heritage paintings were distributed internationally.  Two of her paintings received the FCA Jurors Choice Award and her work is regularily accepted into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction.  She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Lake to Lake Studio Tour, Naramata Art Studio, Summerland Art Gallery and her paintings are in private, corporate and international collections.  Greta’s works can be viewed on her website:
Please join Greta at her “vernissage”  opening  on Saturday July 2 from 11.30 am  to 2 pm

The gallery will be open Monday to Saturday from 10-4pm during the show.  Closed on holidays.
Check out the website at:

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


Definition of motive:    An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.'. 

What motivates the Tumbleweed Artist Collective?  We warmly invite you to join us and find out at our opening reception Thursday, June 23rd from 5-8pm.

This exhibition runs until November with fresh and exciting artwork from the collective through out the summer.

Monday, 30 May 2016


Call for Artists
Federation of Canadian Artists South Okanagan
Noble Ridge Vine, Dine and Art
July 23, 2016

This is the beginning of a relationship with Noble Ridge and the FCA South Okanagan (wine and art). This year the event is only one day but next year may include a week end Art Walk. Developing this partnership will last for years to come.

The Vine and Dine event has been running for 8 years and is usually sold out with about 40 people, including some art collectors.  It is a fancy affair with tickets sold at $100 per person. The Vine and Dine starts at 5:00 and ends at 9:00 PM. However, the art on the lawn portion will begin earlier.

To Submit:
All submissions are to be sent to Attn: “Noble Ridge” in the subject line. Each artist is allowed 3 works (size dependent). There are spots for 20 or so paintings. Please send a digital image of each work entered and along with the Artist Name, Title, Medium, Size and Price. This is to facilitate an inventory sheet for NR for sales.
Deadline for entry: July 15 at 4:00 pm.
Activities on the lawn:

11:30 to 4:30  -set up your easels and art for sale in the 2-10x10’ tents (supplied by NR) , enjoy an afternoon of plein air and mingle with wine tasting guests on lawn below tasting room

Activities at the Winery/barn:

4:30 to 6:00 – at the winery/barn to mingle with dinner guests (only need up to 4 people for this). Some artists may sell plein air paintings of NR view. Can bring to barn/winery at 4:00 with easel

5:00  - FCA speaker after owners Jim and Leslie speak – Mike Jorden on behalf on FCA       
6:00 - leave as guests are being seated. Pick up art the next day.

Commission to Noble Ridge – 10%

Tags: Make a tag to put on the back of each painting with the same info you are sending for the inventory (artist name, title of painting, medium, size and price).
Painting Drop off:

Artists can drop off paintings for hanging at 10:00 AM and stay to help if possible. Paintings can be picked up the next day (more details to come). A maximum of 3 paintings per person can be displayed.
-       No sitting necessary but would be nice to have 4-5 artists around for the day

Please contact Judy Millar at if you are interested in participating in this fun event.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Join Dianne Bersea AFCA CSPWC for a plain air watercolour demonstration Saturday morning, May 21, with the 2016 Meadowlark Nature Festival. 

Dianne will share her thoughts about setting up, what she is looking for in a subject, how she approaches the image and her painting process. 

Look for Tour #38 in the Meadowlark Festival brochure or on the website: 

Friday, 29 April 2016


3 Day "Wine and Paint Pairing" Workshop

Burrowing Owl Winery
500 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver

June 14 - 16th inclusive

Fee:  $385.00 

Acrylic or watercolour workshop, a daily lunch at the Sonora Room Restaurant, and some complimentary wine.

Contact Donna Goett or phone (250) 486-2266

Thursday, 28 April 2016


Julie Hinton

Tree to Me, 1217 Hwy 3a, Keremeos


1 pm to 4 pm

Julie seen here with Bruce the Bison