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.
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 exhibition receives more and more interest from artisans, crafters and visual artists working in all media from across British Columbia.
Levi "Snk'Lip" George | Our Nature
Distance and Displacement | Kalsang Dawa, Laurie Papou, Joseph Sanchez, Jack Wise & Australian Aboriginal Artists
Kalsang Dawa, Laurie Papou, Joseph Sanchez, Jack Wise & Australian Aboriginal Artists
Annual Mental Health Show
Keith Harder | Observation & Invention
Robert Keziere | The Days of Augusta
Yvonne Morrish | Drawing on the Imagination
Meadowlark Festival Artist
Art-I-Facts | Penticton Secondary School, Princess Margaret Secondary School & Summerland Secondary School
Annual Regional High School Art Exhibition
The exhibition, “Welcome / Home” is a partnership between the Penticton Art Gallery and the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS) and their Welcoming Communities program which serves the citizens of Penticton and the surrounding area.