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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Bonnie Robert's Fall Workshops

Well, it's that time again.  Below is a list of my upcoming workshops for fall.  I decided I wouldn't have quite as many as the Spring as I kind of depleted myself this spring.  For those that might be interested we have an absolute wonderful B & B just minutes from my studio.  Here is the web link:

They have kindly offered a discount to all my students!

All workshops are here at my Keremeos studio (423 Vanderlinde Dr., V0X 1N2) and will take place from 10 - 4 each day.

1.  "Plein Air"      Sat./Sun. Oct. 1st/2nd

2. "Simple Landscape"
   Sat./Sun. Oct. 15/16     

3.  "Fix-It/Finish It"    
     Sat./Sun. Nov. 5th/6th     

Cost of each workshop is $185.00.

Cheers, Bonny Roberts

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Move Forward in Your Work with Suzanne Northcott
Acrylic & Mixed Media Workshop
Two Day Workshop in Naramata, October 22 & 23

Join Suzanne Northcott for two days of excitement expanding the language of your acrylic work.

Your own way of working, source material, and ideas will all be respected while you journey to more interpretive ways of expression in your work. This exploration can include: materials you have wanted to try or to know more about; exploring building beautiful surfaces; brushwork; figure/ground relationship; opacity and transparency; image transfer; and, most importantly,  your creative process and personal expression.

Expanding your practice in a personal way is the gift Suzanne has to offer. She will meet each individual exactly where you are in your work to help you expand your practice. Expect to be challenged, to be brave, to have fun.

Participants to provide their own supplies and subject matter (sketches, photos, physical items, ideas). Supply list will be sent following registration.

Time: Saturday & Sunday - 9:30-4:30 daily
Workshop Fee: $325. Plus GST
Location: Sandy Beach Resort, 4275 Mill Road, Naramata
Coffee and Tea provided, bring your own lunch.
To Register: Contact Sandra at Sandy Beach Resort - 250-496-5765
Any Questions: Contact Tina Baird, / 250-486-3398

If you are interested in staying at Sandy Beach Resort, check with Sandra re availability, rates, and to book a guest room.

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.