Every year since the Lake Country Art Gallery opened its doors to the public, it has enjoyed the opportunity to play host to one of the art festival’s four main sites. 2013 will mark the gallery’s fourth consecutive year as an ArtWalk venue.
“Many artists fastidiously prepare work all year for the two day event,” said gallery manager Petrina McNeill. “We're really quite fortunate we can offer the opportunity for these artists to show all month.”
The exhibit features works by: Kara Barkved, Lorraine Burns, Karen Coon, Nicole Crispin, Patricia Doyle, Liz Earl, Joshua R Ferguson, Alex Fong, Darrel Giebrecht, Lucas Glenn, Terry Greenhough, Gerry Greengrove, Bonnie Heather, Michael Kiss, Margaret Kyle, Jolene Mackie, Chris Malmkvist, Frieda Martin, Marlene McPherson, Fiona Neal, Gary Nylander, Alice Pallett, Denise Patrick, Gillian Rau, Terri Reid, Suzanne Schneider, Shawn Smith, Dorothy Tinning, Marcela Valania, Dennis Weber, John van der Woude, Bobby Vandenhoorn, Matthew Wattie and Gale Woodhouse
Paintings, photographs and sculptures have been dropped off all throughout August for the upcoming exhibit. “We’re so excited about some of the unexpected submissions,” said McNeill. “There have been some startling interpretations of the It’s About Time theme!”
“We’ve received some really unexpected applicants, especially from the southern stretches of the Okanagan,” said curator Katie Brennan. “I’m so excited for this show, the broad theme has certainly curried a new demographic.”
From giant pocket watches to nostalgic portraits to an Impressionist’s landscapes capturing sunlight at different times of day, submissions have been incredibly diverse.