Jan 8th to February 20th
Open House Reception: Saturday, Jan 8th from 1-3pm
Vikki Drummond is an autodidact who left the BFA program at Okanagan College after one semester. She followed a boy into the Business Administration program and graduated with a Diploma in Marketing. She then spent 20+ years in Sales & Marketing, eventually meeting her husband and owning/operating a restaurant and bar. She left her position with a multi-national company to have a second child and found her way back to her love of art in 2012. Vikki has a soft spot for strawberry lipgloss and wishes her legs were longer. She believes in fairies and loves gummy bears and those strawberry marshmallow candies when they are just slightly stale. She now has a studio and gallery in historic FanTan Alley, downtown Victoria BC. She lives minutes away with her husband and 2 lively dogs.
Judith Jurica's art career expands over thirty years. Based in the Okanagan, Jurica began her education at Okanagan University College, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Judith Jurica's work appears throughout the Okanagan and beyond, including the Vernon Art Gallery and Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, The Old Crow Gallery, Gabriola Island, Alternator, SOPA, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, Headbones Gallery, Toronto/ Vernon. In 2001 Jurica founded Gallery Vertigo. Over the next twelve years, she worked tirelessly bringing together the visual arts, arts education, and community together in the city of Vernon. Judith Jurica continues to be an important supporter of the arts while having a full-time studio practice.
Maureen Kaczkowski is a self taught artist who is constantly honing her skills in analogue collage. Her attraction to working with paper and scissors began in early childhood at the age of five, when precisely cutting out paper to create was a favourite pastime. Her first formal education delved into fashion and design, thereby contributing to fundamental artistic elements in her artworks. Born in southern Ontario, Maureen now pursues her love of art from her home based studio located in Lake Country, British Columbia. Life experiences and observations of society have most definitely influenced her work, as has her indulgence in viewing the collective art platform. The artistic freedom of the Dada movement and the surrealists influence her artist perspective. Through her artwork Maureen aspires to evoke responses, initiate reflection and activate the imagination of the viewer. Her expressive conceptual artwork is recognized for its!" distinctive layout technique. Maureen!s relentless attention to detail is visible in her unconventional approach.