A graduate of Emily Carr University, Gabrielle’s practice is split between painting, ceramics and more recently, public art. Following graduation, she dove into a six-month artist residency at the Vernon Community Arts Centre as the Caetani Cultural Centre’s first CeramAiR artist, which ultimately led her to make the Okanagan her home permanently.
Recently she was awarded a major public art commission to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Funded in part by the Government of Canada, the City of Vernon and the Downtown Vernon Association, Gabrielle enlisted the community to help create a 150 foot long winding river mosaic, which was installed summer 2018 in downtown Vernon’s Cenotaph Park. As a full-time artist, when she’s not teaching painting classes at the Arts Centre, Gabrielle can be found at her ceramics studio on the Caetani Centre grounds, or in her home painting studio working on her signature seascapes.
For more info: www.gabriellestrong.com
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 9:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5