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Arts Letter Vol. XXXIV No. 6 November/December 2014
Mission Statement
PENTICTON ART GALLERY
199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H5
Tel: 250-493-2928 Fax: 250-493-3992
E-mail: [email protected]
www.pentictonartgallery.com
www.twitter.com/pentartgallery
The Arts Letter is the newsletter for members of
the Penticton Art Gallery.
ISSN 1195-5643
Publication Agreement # 40032521
GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday to Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GALLERY ADMISSION
Members Free, Students & Children Free
Weekends Free
Adult Non-Members $2
MEMBERSHIP
Members of the gallery pay an annual subscription fee
and receive the following benefits: free admission to the
gallery; six (6) issues of the Arts Letter; library and voting
privileges; invitations to gallery receptions; exclusive discounts in the Gift Gallery, on workshops and for special
events.
The Penticton Art Gallery exists to exhibit, interpret, preserve and
promote the visual artistic heritage of the region, the province and
the nation.
Values Statement
In setting the Mission Statement, the Board of Directors also identifies
the following values:
Community Responsibility
The gallery interacts with the community by designing programs that inspire, challenge, educate and entertain while recognizing excellence in
the visual arts.
Professional Responsibility
The gallery employs curatorial expertise to implement the setting of exhibitions, programs and services in accordance with nationally recognized
professional standards of operation.
Fiscal Responsibility
The gallery conducts the operations and programs within the scope of the
financial and human resources available.
Art on the Way
NOVEMBER 7 ~ First Fridays ~ 7:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER 11 ~ Remembrance Day
Gallery Closed
Annual Fees (including 5% gst)
Corporate
Small Business
Individual
Family/Dual
Senior
Senior Dual
NOVEMBER 13 ~ Kitchen Stove Film ~ Railway Man
& [email protected] - 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
$157.50
$ 94.50
$ 31.50
$ 47.25
$ 26.25
$ 36.75
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Nicholas Vincent, Vice-president: Gayle
Cornish, Treasurer: Marcia Gee
Directors: Karen Brownlee, Marissa Fox, Brigitte Liapis,
NOVEMBER 14 ~ Annual Soup Bowls Project
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER 20 ~ [email protected] - 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
NOVEMBER 21 ~ Exhibition Openings ~ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER 26 ~ Topics & Tea 2:00 p.m.
Milton Orris ~ What is your CQ (creativity quotient)?
Daniel Lo
Board Email: [email protected]
NOV. 27 & DEC. 4 ~ [email protected] - 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
STAFF
DECEMBER 5 ~ First Fridays ~ 7:30 p.m.
Director-Curator: Paul Crawford
DECEMBER 11 ~ [email protected] - 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
DECEMBER 17 ~ Topics & Tea 2:00 p.m.
Jenny Long ~ Abstract Portraits:
Embracing Your Unique Visual Portrait
Administrator: Rosemarie Fulbrook
Email: [email protected]
Art Preparator: Glenn Clark
Email: [email protected]
DECEMBER 11 ~ [email protected] - 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Visitor Services Coordinator: Dawn Hoffert
DECEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1
Gallery Closed
Email: [email protected]
Curatorial Assistant: Brooke Nyhus
Email: [email protected]
Weekend Reception: Jacinta Ferrari
Email: [email protected]
The gallery is wheelchair accessible.
from all of us at the Penticton Art Gallery
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Director / Curator’s Report
FALL @ THE GALLERY
It’s been an incredible year and its hard to believe just how quickly
its all slipped beneath my feet and become a blur in the rear view
mirror. The end of the year forces one to acknowledge not only the
passage of time, but also the compression of time and regardless of
the laws of physics all I know is time is speeding up. This coming
year I need to find ways to regain control and slow it back down to
a pace that allows one to stop to take a breath more often and take
in the view.
I am excited to see what Brooke and Glenn have in store in this
final exhibition of the year. Dipping into the vault they have gathered a selection of their favorite works, which have been generously
donated to the gallery over the past number of years. This is the
culmination of a year long project where we have been recataloguing these donations and building a database of artist biography’s for inclusion on our webpage as a virtual exhibition. This
will become an invaluable resource for those looking for more information on our permanent collection and the artists whose work
we have collected. It’s an interesting process stepping back and
letting go and I look forward to where this exhibition may lead to in
the future.
I thank you all for your continued prayers and best wishes for Rosemarie and we are all hoping that she will be able to get down to the
gallery more often in the new year as her presence has been missed
and the hole hard to fill. If I am afforded one Christmas wish this
year I am sending it her way and wish her and her family nothing
but the best and hope that the treatments begin to take hold and turn
the tide in her favour.
I am also grateful to the amazing staff I get to work with on a daily
basis and this past year they have each proved their worth time and
time again stepping up in more ways than I could have imagined.
Thank you for your commitment and belief in this organization and
for being the backbone of this fantastic community resource. Their
presence is further enhanced by the incredible volunteers who help
out on so many occasions and this coming year we are looking to
further enhance our volunteer program and I hope that we will have
new opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the daily operations of the gallery not just with special events.
As space is short I would like to end with a huge thanks to all those
who have supported the gallery in any way, shape or form over the
past year be it through a much needed donation of artwork, cash,
time, the purchase of a ticket to an event or program, the purchase
of a membership or payment of admission, the sharing of the gallery with friends, serving on our board, attending our AGM, exhibition openings, special events, as a funder, sponsor and donor, and
any other way big and small not mentioned above, you have all
made an investment in your community gallery and we couldn’t
survive if it were not for this incredible and widespread support.
In closing I wish you all the very best of the upcoming holiday season and I hope and trust you will all have an opportunity to spend
time with those you love and take stock of all that is important to
you in your life and give thanks to the little things that far too often
go unrecognized. Please take care to be safe and take some time to
look out for those who are less fortunate and spread some of that
holiday cheers we hear so much about. Thanks again and I look
forward to seeing you all in the new year and to meeting the newest
member of the gallery family due on New Year’s Eve to our Board
President Nicholas and his wife Jennifer Vincent.
Sincerely, Paul Crawford
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Toni Onley Gallery ~ NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 24, 2014
UNDER $300 CHRISTMAS SALE
2014 Annual Appeal
Exhibition Opening:
Friday, November 21st ~ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 4, 2014 Every October the gallery puts a call out to artists of all kinds to
submit three artworks all priced at $300 or under and each year this
Dear Gallery Friends and Supporters:
exhibition receives more and more interest from artisans, crafters
and visual artists working in all media from across British ColumThe Penticton Art Gallery has limitless potential and is well
bia.
known as a welcoming community space where you can come and Some of you keeners may already be underway in your holiday
engage and experience the visual arts in its many different forms. purchases while others leave their shopping until last minute. ReOur Gallery is a place for experimentation, learning, creativity,
gardless, this annual show is always something to check out, whethand building connections. It is a refuge, a place to become iner it be a gift for a friend, loved one, or that perfect little something
spired, and feel challenged… and best of all, the Penticton Art
for yourself.
Gallery is your community asset and it belongs to you!
This exhibition is open to any artist who wants to submit. It not
It’s been a number of years since we have reached out to our com- only provides us with some tempting, unique and wonderful gifts,
but an excellent cross-section of the talent and artistic happenings
munity and undertaken an Annual Appeal and this comes at an
in our community. The mixture of artists range from professional,
exciting time for the Gallery and our community as we are both
exhibiting artists to teenagers showing their work for the first time
poised on the cusp of renewed growth and revitalization. It’s exand everything in between.
citing to see that our community recognizes the arts and culture
sector as a key component of the future economic development of It is always amazing to see the support and turn out we get for this
Penticton, providing employment and attracting tourists and locals sale. It’s even more intriguing to see the artwork that people caredowntown, thereby increasing the dollars spent on accommodafully choose to take home with them. It sure makes a one of a kind
tion, restaurants, bars, transportation and shopping.
gift!
As members and supporters, we know you value the contribution
the Penticton Art Gallery makes to the cultural, social and economic fabric of our community. We greatly appreciate the support
you have shown us through your feedback, input, volunteer hours,
donations, letters and participation in our programs over the past
number of years.
Although the City and other funders have been generous with their
support, we still need the support of the community. We need our
members and friends to join us in achieving our goal of continuing
to develop a world-class cultural asset and resource in our community. We are passionate about the sustainability of the Gallery, our
plan for facility development, and our goals for the upcoming year
(s), and we are asking for your help. Please show your support by
making a contribution of any amount to our Annual Appeal, investing not only in our future, but also that of our community ensuring that we will continue to provide meaningful visual arts programming for all members of our community for years to come.
We would like to thank everyone who has submitted works to this
year’s show. Whether you’re a first timer or have been submitting
since the beginning, we appreciate your hard work and support of
your gallery. So get into the festive spirit and come on down to
view these amazing artworks and potentially make one of them
your own.
We here at the gallery get an early Christmas this year with unwrapping roughly 200 works and hanging them up for display. We
make sure the show is hung for our Soup Bowls Project which is
running in its 18th year on November 14th. Roughly 350 people are
in the gallery that evening and it’s a great kick-off to the sale. The
official opening of the Christmas Sale will be November 21st from
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The show runs until December 24th, 2014.
I look forward to working with you for many years to come, and if
you have any questions regarding the gallery, would like more
information on our collection and/or programs, or perhaps you
would like a personal tour of our facility, please contact me here at
the gallery and let’s make arrangements to meet in person.
Oh behalf of the board and staff of the Penticton Art Gallery, I
wish you and your family the very best of the season and we look
forward to seeing you more often over the coming year.
Sincerely yours,
Paul Crawford
Director / Curator
Sisters Thaw & Paw Simon (pictured) along with Ka Nyaw Simon
are returning to Mae Sot Thailand bringing donated art supplies to
the Mae La Refugee Camp. The PAG will host an exhibit of their
art in 2016. Julie Fowler & Paul Crawford visited there last April.
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Main Gallery ~ NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 18, 2015
SHIFTING CULTURAL BOUNDARIES
WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Exhibition Opening:
Friday, November 21st ~ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wounded by Holiness Icon, nd.
ManWoman
mixed media
Gift of Edward Mile
We all surround ourselves with things that
give us comfort and let’s be honest, we live
in a consumerist society and all feel a bit of
guilty pleasure every once in a while after
purchasing certain things. For some it becomes an addiction of sorts, and our personal
belongings become akin to a museum collection. This hard push for acquisitions would
be a good way to describe the gallery holdings of late, with several works of art from
important artists joining the vault every
year. Unlike at home though, this collection
is for the benefit of the entire community,
province and nation, not unlike our exhibiting mandate.
Museum collections are varied and the public collections of individual galleries like the PAG often reflect the historic and contemporary artistic endeavors of its particular region. Our collections policy may have a regional focus, but does not exclude works of art
from other regions which help to place the works created in this region within a provincial, national or international context. The policy allows us to seek out works of art specific to the region, either by
subject matter or by artist, works can be sought out which relate in
some way to the cultural fabric of society in the South Okanagan.
New additions to the collection must be considered carefully when
considering the museum’s defined area of interest. Accessioning an
object carries an obligation to care for that object in perpetuity and is
a serious decision and therefore before a work is accessioned into
the collection it must go through a formal, legal process. Final decision to accept an object generally lies with the museum's board of
trustees. Once the decision has been made to accept an object, it is
formally accessioned through a Deed of Gift and entered into the
museum's catalog records.
Once accessioned into the collection, museum objects must be appropriately cared for. Museum storage conditions are meant to protect the object and to minimize any deterioration. This often means
keeping objects in a stable climate, preventing exposure to pests,
minimizing any handling and using only archival materials that will
not deteriorate or harm the objects. Object safety also includes
providing appropriate security, and planning for disasters and other
threats, and making sure that museum staff are trained in proper handling procedures. The collection then becomes a public resource and
is often used by historians, scholars, family members, other artists or
interested individuals doing research. It is impossible to showcase
the entire gallery holdings with over one thousands objects in our
care, but it is our obligation, if not honour, to periodically roll out
exhibitions from our collection. This exhibition will focus on works
donated in the previous six years or so and will be a potpourri of
contemporary and historical works by British Columbian artists.
Curators have long been considered the authority in their field, and
so it is interesting to see what kind of work they collect and how it
reflects upon their taste and point of view. When choosing art for
the collection the curator typically looks at work singularly in
comparison to choosing an exhibition of highlights where
many things must be considered amongst them being the significance of each particular piece of art as it relates to another. The art must pass the curatorial standard of excellence and
importance and it should have a sound provenance and its creator should have a strong exhibition history and be a contributor
to the artistic fabric of the region, province or nation. The art
produced by these artists goes beyond decoration, this is the art
that tackles the tough issues such as war, environment, corruption, love, it is the art that comes with a message. It is what is
defined as high art. High art comes with an elitist stigma and
this is where it becomes tricky for the curator trying to balance
exhibiting work deemed elitist in a socialist manner.
During the nineteenth century social commentators were discussing and defining the trends set apart by the elite classes
from the bourgeoisie and the populace. The ideologies of
‘high’ or ‘elite’ art and culture versus those of ‘low’ art and
culture were being defined and established around this
time. The mass produced culture borne of industrialisation was
a form of low culture for the working classes and it has endured since. It is thought the disruptive nature of the raw and
uncultivated masses would interfere with politics and affect the
social structure and order and that the social function of culture
is to police this disruptive presence. This debasement of art
and culture, an intellectually reduced culture, is a debasement
of emotional life and the quality of living. The shift in culture
has never been more complex with the advent of the internet
and the modern audience has more tools to investigate the
depth of understanding. However mainstream media continues
to blur the lines of high art/low art concepts, in turn controlled
to shape our consumption habits. Where does the modern curator draw the line? How does the curator separate and blend
high from low, and does the modern day art museum shed the
elitist stigma that has dogged it for centuries by doing so?
Thus begins the delicate dance between high art and low art;
what is what and how it pertains to the gallery mandate to promote audience participation, education, artistic excellence and
viewer appreciation. When making a distinction between high
and low art we should think about the difference between art as
a business venture and art as a product of the creative process. Art is typically something that is created and bought as
part of the business of the art world, whereas creativity is
something all people do at some point in their lives. As a result, popular and traditional forms of art now influence each
other, therefore closing the divide between high and low culture. It is important then for today’s curators to differentiate
the categories, or is it?
This complex relationship between art, the artist and the audience is reflected nowhere more clearly than in the galleries
which display them, people will always want to see works in
person. The recent shifting of subculture or mainstream culture
into high culture has allowed contemporary curators to
acknowledge these class differences and by blending them,
modern museums are not only bucking the trend of art for the
bourgeoisie but are also letting galleries become stewards for
things like social justice and the environment. This makes art a
powerful tool by enlightening people and fostering critical
thought.
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Penticton Art Gallery is a lovely place to work, and over the years we have received expressions of interest from many
kind people who wanted to volunteer their services — whether it be to help with the mailing of our newsletter, working at
the front desk or doing odd jobs at one of our famous fundraisers. We are in the process of establishing a more structured
volunteer program, and step one of this process is to verify that we have current contact information for all our volunteers.
Towards this end, in October we sent out an email to all volunteers for whom we have an email address; we are currently
phoning the remainder. In the meantime, if you happen to be at the gallery in person, we invite you to stop by our front
desk to update the information on your form. We would also be delighted to accept applications from new volunteers.
Whether you would enjoy setting up tables and pouring tea at our monthly Topics & Tea, manning the microphone at the
First Fridays or de-cobwebbing our windows and shelving books in the library, we will find a niche for your talents. By
January we hope to have everything updated, and the gallery humming with the activity of happy volunteers.
Paul Kirschmann is a Naramata resident who be-
gan wood turning as a hobby many years ago.
His patience and skill
has allowed him to create
some amazing items that we are happy to have
on display in our Gift Gallery. He only uses local
fruit woods to create his pieces which means
each work is truly an Okanagan original. Please
visit our Gift Gallery to view this amazing work.
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OTHER GALLERIES IN THE INTERIOR...
SHIFTING CULTURAL BOUNDARIES
WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
continued...
It is the artists that make the observation, and the gallery to share those
insights and visual thoughts.
Our curator has done a brilliant job of late in engaging the local public
with many tough and hard hitting exhibitions that challenge the status
quo. This exhibition, while highlighting a half decade of collecting at
the PAG, will also reflect the taste and intellectual leanings of our Curator. It will showcase some of the best art produced in the province during the twentieth century, it will challenge the notion of class distinctions by bringing it to the public domain, and it will inspire the viewer
through the excellence of its creation. It must be exciting work being
the curator of a gallery, and this exhibition will question the politics that
affect the social structure and order while highlighting the accomplishments of those bearing the message. Art is a powerful tool and to wield
it properly takes many years of practice, and this gathering of work by
likeminded artists will attest to the notion of shifting cultural boundaries
within a world where nothing ever seems to change at all.
-Glenn Clark
ALTERNATOR GALLERY, KELOWNA
www.alternatorgallery.com
Please contact the gallery for exhibit information
GALLERY VERTIGO, VERNON
www.galleryvertigo.com
Please contact the gallery for exhibit information
*GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY
www.grandforksartgallery.ca
September 27-November 15
Brent Bukowski—by-product
Brian Roche ~ Resume
* KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY
www.kag.bc.ca
October 18-December 31
A Terrible Beauty ~ Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with
Emily Carr
* KELOWNA ART GALLERY
www.kelownaartgallery.com
October 11-January 4
Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.
* KOOTENAY GALLERY OF ART, CASTLEGAR
www.kootenaygallery.com
November 14-December 24
Christmas at the Gallery
OSOYOOS ART GALLERY
www.osoyoosarts.com
May 17 - September 6
Summer Show & Sale
SALMON ARM ART GALLERY
www.salmonarmartscentre.ca/visit/
November 8-29
Cindy Whitehead ~ Heart Wide Open
December 3—20
Dark Nights ~ Group Exhibition
SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY
www.summerlandarts.com
Until November 15
Doug Wilson ~ Magic Light, An Interplay of light and Colour
Three Stages, 1990
Laurie Papou
oil on panel
Donated by Iain Ross and Laurie Papou, 2008.09.01
*TOUCHSTONES NELSON
www.touchstonesnelson.ca
Please contact the gallery for exhibit information
*TWO RIVERS GALLERY, PRINCE GEORGE
www.tworiversartgallery.com
October 23-February 1
Sonny Assu ~ Recent Work
Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
* VERNON ART GALLERY
www.vernonpublicartgallery.com
July 31 - October 9
Sonny Assu, Jordan Bennett, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Nigit’stil
Norbert, Barry Pottle; Bear Witness ~ Decolonize Me
Adultery is a Sin, 2005
William Featherstone
oil on panel
Gift of Steve Featherstone, 2009.05.01
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* Indicates Reciprocal Membership
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A Kitchen Stove Film Presentation
Available at the Penticton Art Gallery - 199 Marina Way (250-493-2928) and The Book Shop – 242 Main Street (250-492-6661)
All movies are screened at the Landmark 7 Cinema, 250 Winnipeg Street, Penticton.
*Limited single tickets $15 may be available at the door. No refunds or exchanges.*
Pre-purchased Single Tickets: $13 each
Railway Man
November 13th
4 p.m. ~ 7 p.m.
(Australia/UK)
Director: Johnathan Teplitzky
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Collin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada
R
The Railway Man recounts the incredible true story of Eric Lomax, a British soldier who endured gruelling conditions as a forced labourer on the infamous “Death Railway” between Bangkok and Rangoon after being captured by Japanese troops during World War II. A quiet, middle-aged radio and railway enthusiast, Lomax (Firth)
meets Patti Wallace (Kidman) on a Scottish train in 1983. After a whirlwind courtship, the couple are married—
but on their wedding night, and for many nights to come, Eric is gripped by paralyzing nightmares that he refuses to explain to his new bride. Confused and hurt by her husband’s remoteness, Patti turns to Eric’s friend Finlay
(Skarsgård) who finally reveals Eric’s story. Railway Man is a vital story of hope and redemption for a world
often overcome by violence and hatred.
The Hundred Year-Old Man…
January 22nd , 2015
4 p.m. ~ 7 p.m.
(Sweden)
Director: Felix Herngren
Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Bianco Cruzeiro, David Wilberg, Iwar Wiklander Unrated
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared follows the unlikely story of a centenarian who decides it’s not too late to start over. Desperate to avoid his 100th birthday party, Allan Karlsson
(Gustafsson) defenestrates from his room at a nursing home and heads to the nearest bus station, intending to
travel as far as his pocket money will take him. But a spur-of-the-moment decision to steal a suitcase from a
fellow passenger launches Allan on a strange and unforeseen journey involving, among other things, some nasty
criminals, a very large pile of cash, and an elephant named Sonya. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old
Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is an engaging tale of a life lived to
the fullest.
PROJECT ROOM ~ NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 18, 2015
CONTINUED
Levi George’s installation is still underway and will continue into the New Year! We cannot wait to
see the final stage of this magnificent, ever-growing tree. Everyone at the gallery and its visitors
have loved this installation and enjoyed being able to see the progress of its growth over the past
several weeks. We hope you come down to witness this exceptional work of Levi’s. Who knows, it
might get some Christmas decorations in December!
Levi George is a member of the Syilx Nation in Penticton, British Columbia. He is a young father,
uncle, and an invaluable role model within his community and he sees his artwork as a way to inspire his community to be proud of their culture and their commitment and connection to the land.
As a professional visual artist his work is rooted in Syilx culture and language, using emotion and
expression to connect with his audience. In speaking of his work he writes:
“I want to remind people what’s really important in our lives. Our relationship with our planet and
following our hearts are far more important than that next big promotion, buying our new clothes
and filling our lives with material possession.”
Levi is a graduate of the National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program in Penticton BC.
He works as a Professional Multidisciplinary Visual Artist and is a member of the Ullus Collective.
Using what he learns, he works to create a bridge for his viewers to deepen their connections to each
other and to nature.
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Levi George, Our Nature, October 2014
LEVI “SNK’LIP” GEORGE: OUR NATURE
Arts Letter Vol. XXXIV No. 6 November/December 2014
Proudly sponsored by
Come explore the current exhibitions & enjoy a cup of
tea and baked goods compliments of The Bench Artisan Food Market.
Wednesday, November 26th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Milton Orris ~ What is your CQ (creativity quotient)?
An Interactive Session - All of us are familiar with the concept of IQ. However, few of us are aware of our Creativity Quotient – that internal capability that often remains untapped. It can when uncovered lead us into
some of the most pleasurable and productive moments in our lives. He
will help you uncover and explore your CQ and what it can mean for you
in the future.
NOVEMBER 7TH & DECEMBER 5TH
Open Mic Night
in the Tea Room
Come down for a jam session, sit and
listen, draw, paint, create, it’s up to you!
Tea, coffee and snacks by donation.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Free Admission ~
Jenny Long ~ “Abstract Portraits: Embracing Your Unique
All Ages Welcome
Visual Language”
Attendees will be introduced to the tools and techniques that Long uses
as they watch her demonstrate the entire journey a painting of a portrait
takes from beginning to finished state. From the importance of colour
mixing as a foundational component, to using a variety of tools and applications of paint to create interesting visual elements, Jenny will go
through the process of creating an artwork.
THURSDAY AFTERNOONS
OCTOBER 30TH—DECEMBER 18TH
Glenn & Brooke are back in session. This member drop
-in program is open to teenagers ages 11 to 14 on
Thursday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Students draw, paint and focus on projects of
particular interest to them.
Admission is free for members but pre-registration is
required!! Please call the gallery at 250-493-2928.
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Happy Halloween from our [email protected]
instructors, Brooke, Glenn and Dorothy!
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Thanks to our 2013 Supporters
Foundational Donation
Marion Armstrong (d.)
Donations of $1000 plus
Anonymous Donor ~ “For the
Menacing & the Wild”
Lisa Birnie & John Koerner
Vickie Garrett
Diane Koerner &
Stephen Owen
Telus Charitable Giving
~ Rosemary Edge
~ Jim Henderson
~ Cornelia King
~ Claire Hawrys
~ Judy Pratt
~ Travis Vakenti
Donations of $500 plus
Anonymous Donor
Yvonne Adams
Robert & Bonnie Ross
Donations of $200 plus
Mary Chapman
Richard & Kathleen
Chapman
Tom Donaghy
Karel Doruyter
Hazel Fry & Hal Whyte
Jafa Industries Ltd.
Brian & Lynn Jackson
Tom & Kathleen Jasper
Jill Johns &
James Robertson
Stan & Helen McPherson
Wilfrid & Sally Mennell
Stewart & Patricia Mulvey
Shirley Myers
Alan & Gail Nixon
Paul Wickland
Donations of $100 plus
Anonymous Donor
Robert & Margaret Abbey
Barbara Bell
Marielle Brule
James Corbett
George & Gayle Cornish
Lee Davison
Bob & Joan Dingman
Norm & Cheryl Filipenko
GIFTS IN KIND
The Bench Artisan Food Market
George & Gayle Cornish
Jim & Sandra Henderson
Douglas B. Johnson
Gerry Karr
Kemp Harvey Kemp Inc.
John Koerner (d.)
Robert Kolysher
John Kenneth Morrey
Naramata Bench
Winery Association
Maria Pattison
Shadowfax Communications
MEDIA
Penticton Western News
Tony & Cheryl Gallowy
Jim & Anne Ginns
Anne Hargrave &
Scott Smith
Carole Henderson
Kurt & Marianne Hutterli
Robert & Mary Jenkins
Zuzana Kaufrinder
Gisela Kiesewetter
Andreas & Georgia Krebs
Peter (d.)& Cathie Kroeger
Diane Lawrence
Ted Lederer
Keary & Barbara Levant
John Lewall
Viv Lieskovsky
Peter & Lynne Lighthall
Ian & Joan Luckhart
Benjamin Manea &
Sharon Wiener
Carol Meiklejohn
Doreen Olson
Jack & Jennie Prowse
Chris & Sandra Purton
Harvey & Sonya Quamme
Fred Ritchie
Kirsten Robertson &
SUPPORTERS
Annual Art Auction
Classic Gallery Frames Inc.
Milchard Design, Summerland
Naramata Bench
Winery Association
Printfactory
Soup Bowls Project
Bench 1775 Winery
Cannery Brewing Co.
Penticton Potters’ Guild
Corporate Sponsor
Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc.
Simon Wells
Saint Germain Café-Gallery
Janice Taaffe
Rosita Tovell
Richard Williams
Donations of $50 plus
Ellie Ainsworth
Katie Apgar-Knezacek
Susan Austen
Cindi Lou Baker
John & Marilyn Barnay
Antonina Cattani
Chris Cornett
Marilyn Hansen
Jack & Norma Howard
Shelley Lippert
Shirley Malakoff
Martha Neufeld
Harold & Donna
Schellenberg
Ursula Todd
Brigitta Tate
Stephan Wade
GIFTS TO THE
PERMANENT COLLECTION
Dorothea Adaskin
Mike & Gail Alcock
Stephen Buckle
Con Buckley
Ruth Budd
Rose Braun
Barbara James
Douglas B. Johnson
Keith & Win Lowell
Ross Muirhead
Maria Pattison
David Price
Estate of Sophie Rankin
Dorothy Redivo
Shawn Serfas
Takao Tanabe
Laura Widmer
The Penticton Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges all donations to, and supporters of our income development events
including the Annual Art Auction, Kitchen Stove Film Series, Soup Bowls Project and In the Eye of the Beholder.
Charitable Organization # 11879 0419 RR0001
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Foundational Donors
End Notes ...
Thank you
~ Virginia Jewell for reception assistance
~ Vickie Garrett, Marianne Lobel & Jennifer Cline for helping with Arts Letter mail out
~ Winter Vanasse & Vickie Garrett for assisting at the opening
~ Martin Bouchard for helping install our shiny new dishwasher
~ Dorothy Tinning for helping instruct in our [email protected] program!
With thanks to our donors from February 21 to April 25: Robert & Margaret Abbey,
Ellie Ainsworth, Katie Apgar-Knezacek, Richard & Kathleen Chapman, Joanne Forsyth,
Tom & Kathleen Jasper, Gisela Kiesewetter, Andreas & Georgia Krebs, John Lewall,
Wilfred & Sally Mennell, Stewart & Patricia Mulvey, Doreen Olson, Sandy & Bonnie
Ross, Henk & Johanna Saaltink, Harold & Donna Schellenberg, Margot Stolz, Janice
Taaffe, Paul Wickland, Richard Williams
The Penticton Art Gallery is grateful for all donations in any amount. Donations over $10 are acknowledged
when received by a letter of thanks, a tax receipt and publication in the next edition of the Arts Letter. Financial contributions of $50 or more, In-kind donations valued over $200 and donations to the Permanent
Collection receive annually updated recognition on the Sustaining Supporters page in the Arts Letter and
the Annual Report and are featured on the donor wall located in the foyer of the gallery. Thank you for your
support of the Penticton Art Gallery; it is greatly appreciated.
Honorary Life Members
Honorary Life Memberships are given to individuals who have rendered extraordinary service to the gallery: June Argyle, Yvonne Adams, Marion Armstrong, Jim
Brittain, Alan and Laila Campbell, Betty Clark, Robert Doull, Candy Foran, Vickie Garrett, Rob Hill, Sandra Henderson, Virginia Jewell, Jeanne Lamb, Audrey Lawrie, Natalie
Minunzie, Evan Mitchell, Dennis Nielsen, Stan & Elizabeth Pringle, Marge Punnett,
Sophie Rankin, Jill Leir Salter, Ruth Schiller, Ret Tinning, Roy & Olga Tomlinson, Lillian
Vander Zalm, Barbara Watson, Alphons & Nel Witteman.
The Penticton Art Gallery has over 400 members
We welcome the following new and renewing members from
August 29—October 23
Marlene Aikens
Rosanne Bennett &
Larry Van Kampen
Soni Bone
Andrew & Bev
Church
Jennifer Cline & Celeste Brill
Lawrence & Kena
Cormier
Roger & Sandi
Cormier
Marlene Cox-Bishop
Susan Delatour
Dan & Veronica
Dimich
Colin & Rosemary
Edge
Shannon Ford &
Denis Pelletier
Ann Forsyth
David & Karen Fort
Eveline Gagne
Jim & Ann Ginns
Joan Grant
Russell Harris
Barb Hillier
Paul & Barb Hofer
John & Norma Howard
Lois Hunt
Ernie Ingles
Jackie Inskip
Jim Kalnin
Zuzana Kaufrinder
Donna Keefe
Brigid Kemp
Merle Kindred
Jim & Elizabeth
Landecker
Jill Lennie
Shelley Lippert
Barb MacDonald
Heather MacDonald
Dale & Cyndi
McLean
Heather Mehrer
Lorie Meyer
P.J. Mohr
Shirley Myers
Carole Pient
Dorothy Redivo
Kirsten Robertson
Anne Romanow
Elaine Rutherford &
Larry Saidman
Doug & Don Slater
Sue Sloan
David Smyth
Mike & Kay Townley
Laura Turnbull
Jill Ummenhofer
Merle Waite
Larry & Laura Widmer
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The Penticton Art Gallery recognizes those donors
who have made a significant financial contribution
to the gallery ($20,000+) through either a onetime gift, or cumulative support over several
years. The following categories are considered:
permanent collection donations, cash donations,
gifts-in-kind and gallery support. The following
supporters have contributed at the foundational
level from the gallery’s inception to Dec/13:
George & Kay Angliss (d.);
Thayre, Kim & Gina Angliss
Marion Armstrong (d.)
Bob & Naomi Birtch
Alan & Laila Campbell
Jan Crawford
Robert Doull & Leanne Nash
Estate of Bill Featherston; Gail Featherston
Estate of Judith Foster; Anna Vakar
Estate of Ethel Joslin
Lawrie & Linda Lock
Toni Onley (d.)
Laurie Papou & Iain Ross
Estate of Kathleen Daly Pepper
Joseph Plaskett
Fred & Percival (d.) Ritchie;
Jane Ritchie
Derek (d.) & Jill Leir Salter
Estate of Doris Sadbolt;
Simon Fraser University
Southern Mechanical Services Inc.
Estate of Doreen Tait
Takao Tanabe
Vancouver Foundation
Reciprocal Membership
The Penticton Art Gallery has collaborated
with several cultural organizations to establish a reciprocal membership program. Upon
presentation of your current membership
card, you will receive benefits such as free or
discounted admission, gift shop discounts
and more at the following institutions:
Barkerville Historic Town, Grand Forks Art Gallery,
Island Mountain Art Gallery (Wells, BC), Kamloops
Art Gallery, Kootenay Art Gallery (Castlegar, BC),
McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinberg,
ON), Nickle Arts Museum (Calgary, AB), Northwest
Museum of Art & Culture (Spokane, WA), Old Log
Church Museum (Whitehorse, YK), Touchstones
Nelson: Museum of Art and History (Nelson, BC),
Two Rivers Art Gallery (Prince George, BC), S.S.
Sicamous (Penticton, BC), Vernon Public Art Gallery, Whatcom Museum of History & Art
(Bellingham, WA), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff, AB).
All Canadian Museums Association members receive free admission and gift gallery discounts at
the Penticton Art Gallery.
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