Central Okanagan FCA

OASIS 2019

Okanagan Art Show and Inspiration Symposium 2019

The 2019 OASIS Symposium and workshops will be held on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday April 28th at Okanagan College and the OASIS Art Show will be held the month of July at the Peachland Art Gallery  

The 2019 OASIS Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 27th at the Okanagan College Theatre followed by Workshops on Sunday, April 28th in the Centre for Learning Building E.  You are welcome to attend just the Symposium or to take in both days.  The workshops have limited registration and tend to fill quickly.  

Symposium


Date
:        Saturday, April 27th, 2018

Location: Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC

MapClick here for a map of the campusThere is lots of free parking on weekends.  You may park in any non-handicap marked spot in any of the parking lots.

Itinerary:  In the morning, each of the artists will give a presentation. Following the presentations the artists will participate in a panel discussion with questions from the audience. In the afternoon, each of the artists will do a demonstration in separate rooms.  Attendees are welcome to focus on one demo or to roam from room to room.

For more information on the artists and what topics they will present, see below.

Tickets for the Symposium

 
Tickets are $30 per person.  Admission is free for students with a valid student card.

Click here to purchase Symposium Tickets online. Or you may call Kit Bell at 250-868-3525 to purchase your ticket.

Symposium Itinerary

 

Saturday Morning Presentations (times approximate)

 

Location: College Theatre, Student Services Building "S"

9:00 - 9:45 am         Renata Kerr - “Finding Your Own Voice” 

9:55 - 10:40 am       Brian Buckrell - “Confessions of a Workshop Junkie or How Art Became My Second Career”

10:50 - 11:35 am     Jean Pederson- “Inspiration; The Artistic Journey” 

11:45 - 12:15 pm     Panel Discussion with presenters; Have your questions answered.

12:15 - 1:30 pm       Lunch Break

Saturday Afternoon Demos

 

Location: Centre for Learning Building "E"

1:30 - 3:30 pm        Renata Kerr - Creating an Intuitive Abstract Painting

                                 Brian Buckrell - One approach to developing an Acrylic Landscape

                                 Jean Pederson - Mixed Media Techniques

Symposium attendees are encouraged to visit all three demos.

 

Symposium Workshops, Sunday, April 28.

 

(Cost $125 each. Pre-registration required with limited spaces available.)

 

Location: Centre for Learning Building

9:00 - 4:00 pm          Renata Kerr -  Express Yourself Through Abstract Painting -
                          Acrylics 
Recommended 

                                   Brian Buckrell - Developing a Strong Landscape Painting -
                                                               Acrylics or Oils

                                  Jean Pederson - Seductive Surfaces - Acrylics

(12:00 - 1:00 pm       Lunch Break)

The Guest Artists:

 

Kerr picRENATA KERR 

After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in the 1980s, Renata had a successful career as a graphic designer in Ontario and Europe for 25 years, specializing in corporate design. Since moving to Kelowna, British Columbia in 2009, she has rediscovered her love of painting and the opportunity it provides for creative expression. She has brought her extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of design to the painting process, creating works filled with texture, movement and vivid explosions of colour.  

She is an Associate Signature Member (AFCA) of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has won numerous national awards for her paintings. Her work is held in private collections throughout North America. 

In addition to participating in various courses and workshops given by prominent contemporary painters to further her artistic journey, Renata has also conducted workshops to fellow artists on the intuitive process of abstract painting. 

Renata believes in the healing power of art.

For more information, please visit Renata's website.

Buckrell picBRIAN BUCKRELL 

Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine and agriculture) in 2001 and relocated from Ontario, with his wife Cathy, to Comox, B.C., on Vancouver Island. He began painting seriously in 2004 studying with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US. In 2007, he invested in full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in Encinitas California, drawing and painting from life. He continues to study with exceptional artists today. 

Brian paints full time - in acrylic and oil. Brian`s paintings are reflective of his love of the outdoors, travel, agriculture and rural communities. The more he paints the more his work moves towards abstracted impressions of his subjects. 

Brian has won numerous competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings in BC. He was an invited participant in the 2016  50th Anniversary Plein Air Competition at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario: his 16x20 acrylic painting won first place. His work has been sited in Arabella Magazine, in South West Art and in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylics 2014, 2015 , 2016 and Plein Air Magazines- Plein Air Today.  

His paintings have sold across Canada, and internationally. 

Brian is honoured to have been selected into membership of:

  • Society of Canadian Artists   
  • Federation of Canadian Artists

 Brian and Cathy share their time between Courtenay BC (winter months) and Collingwood Ontario (summer months) .

For more information, please visit Brian's website.

Pederson image 2JEAN PEDERSON 

Jean is the author of “Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People”. She has been painting for over twenty years, balancing her strong teaching abilities, and writing with her continuing aspiration to convey her ideas in visual form. 

Jean’s traditional practice includes referential imagery of people, still life, landscape and abstraction. The layering of a variety of media offers Jean an assortment of possibilities within her work; quality of edge, line and texture all play a role within her imagery. Although Pederson is well known for her mastery of watercolours, mixed media has become an important venue for her creative expression. 

The portraits in her paintings are based on people who she has met or impacted her. These subjects in her paintings often reflect different walks of life as well as diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. We are hard pressed to find a period in time when the human figure wasn’t represented. Finding a way to express the human figure in a language that reflects the twenty-first century is perhaps the greatest challenge in figurative work today. 

Jean has work placed in the Royal Collection in Winsor England, and has been honored with numerous National and International awards over the years. In 2005 Jean was the first recipient of the Federation of Canadian Artists Early Achievement Award, granted for her many honors, awards, international writing to promote art education, and consistent, exceptional painting. 

Jean Pederson has exhibited her work Internationally in China, London England, Stockholm Sweden, New York -United Nations, San Francisco, Mexico and across Canada. 

For more information, please visit Jean's website

 

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