Vernon Community Arts Centre

Centre Gallery

The Centre Gallery of the Vernon Community Arts Centre is a dedicated space for displaying the artwork of both emerging and established artists of all skill levels. These artists are members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO). Work is non juried, but must fit the criteria of the changing monthly themes.


CURRENT:

The Okanagan Artists of Canada Society presents “Artistic Visions,” a a show and sale of original fine art in a variety of mediums and styles.  The Okanagan Artists of Canada Society is a non-profit society art club whose membership is made up of talented and creative artists from the City of Vernon and surrounding areas. The OACS is one of the oldest art associations in BC and many of its alumni have become well known Canadian artists.

UPCOMING:

We are getting excited for Artsolutely, the annual shopping extravaganza and fundraiser for the Arts Council of the North Okanagan.  We’ll be featuring 25 of the North Okanagan’s finest Artists and Artisans, with an array of jewelry, glass art, fiber art, pottery, wood products, greeting cards, natural products, paintings, and so much more!  We can hardly wait to see what they create for us this year, and we thank all those who come out to shop and support local!

PAST SHOWS:

October 2018:  Diwali in Vernon Festival 

2018 welcomed the inaugural Diwali in Vernon Festival, so the Vernon Community Arts Centre chose to make this festival the theme for the Centre’s Gallery’s monthly exhibit.    Through a celebration of fusion art forms, members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan submitted original artwork related to themes of Multiculturalism, Inclusiveness, Diversity, Light, Dance, Music, Storytelling, Fireworks, and Festive Colour.  A collection of lanterns were also on display, which were created by members of the public, members of the Arts Council, and staff of the Vernon Community Arts Centre.  We thank all who participated in this festival of lights, and look forward to growing this special event in the years to come.

September 14 – Sept 26, 2018:  Youth, Teen and Student Show

Youth creativity is what this show was all about!!  Our ACNO (Arts Council of the North Okanagan) members range from age 5 to their early 20’s, with students in kindergarten and university.  We celebrate these emerging artists and admire their diverse talents!

August 24 – September 12, 2018: Inspiring Creativity, an Instructor’s Showcase

This exhibit was dedicated to showcasing our instructors here at the VCAC (Vernon Community Arts Centre).  Our instructors displayed an array of works demonstrating their multitude of talents in various mediums, ranging from painting, print making and pottery, to glass art, jewellery, fabric art, sculpture, and mixed media.  Some instructors revealed hidden talents with new art forms, and many of those that stopped by to view the show were inspired and ready to sign up for fall classes!

July 27-August 22, 2018:  Okanagan Summer

Most of August at the Centre Gallery featured an open show, with art work created by members of the ACNO (Arts Council of the North Okanagan).  These works were created with a variety of mediums ranging from pencil crayon, water colour and acrylics, to tile, glass and fabric.  All pieces were inspired by our Okanagan Summers and displayed the range of landscapes and emotions that our summers evoke.

July 2018: Kalview Group of Painters

July at the Centre Gallery hosted a show by one of ACNO’s member groups, the Kalview Group of Painters.  Comprised of the students of Linda Edwards and Joan Rowan, this group featured a large display of brilliant watercolour paintings by 22 local artists.

June 2018: CMHA Awakening the Spirit Art

This month at the Centre Gallery was the 15th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show & Sale by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Mental Illness Family Support Centre. Artwork on display was from those living with mental illness who have used art to positively improve their mental health. Thanks for inspiring us with your stories and amazing works of art!

May 2018: Vernon Photography Club

May at the Centre Gallery was all about photos and showcasing the incredible talent of the Vernon Photography Club.

March 2018: ABSTRACT

This month at the Centre Gallery we encouraged our members to submit artwork with the theme of ABSTRACT! As always, we received many amazing entries from talented local artists.

January 2018: Open Members’ Show

To help ring in the New Year at the Centre Gallery we left the theme wide open and encouraged our members to submit any work of their choice! As always, we received many amazing entries from talented local artists.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday
Closed
Contact
  • Vernon Community Arts Centre
  • 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5
  • (250) 542-6243
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