Central Okanagan FCA

OASIS 2015

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Our objective is to establish a significant annual Art Show and Symposium to support fine art in the Okanagan Valley and also to create an educational opportunity for artists and patrons through presentation and demonstration.

OASIS 2015

OASIS is organized by the members of the Central Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA-COC) and is comprised of an Art Show and a Symposium.

The Art Show hung in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in downtown Kelowna for the month of June and exhibited a variety of quality original artworks from members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. This show was an Open Show for all Active and Signature members of the FCA. 

Click here to view paintings in the Show.

The show opening and award presentations were held on June 12, 2015.

OASIS 2015 Opening


Thanks to our excellent OASIS organizing committee and the support of our community, we were able to offer the following prizes: 

Rotary Club of Kelowna BEST OF SHOW, $1000
Awarded to Mairi Budreau of Kamloops, BC for “The Look”

"The Look" by Mairi Budreau, AFCA

Pleasant Pear B&B GOLD AWARD, $750
Awarded to Frantisek Strouhal of Winlaw, BC for “Time to Breathe”

"Time to Breathe" by Frantisek Strouhal, AFCA

MQN Architects SILVER AWARD, $500
Awarded to Karen Rempel of Kelowna, BC for “Youthful Beauty”

"Youthful beauty" by Kato Rempel, SFCA

Toop Holdings BRONZE AWARD, $250
Awarded to Jan Crawford of North Vancouver, BC for “Made in Canada”

"made in canada : okanagan peaches" by Jan Crawford, jan crawford

Dr. Sokolowski HONOURABLE MENTION, $100
Awarded to Heather Hollingsworth of Westbridge, BC for “Morning Song”

"Morning Song" by Heather Hollingsworth

Awarded to Frieda Martin of Salmon Arm, BC for “Making Tracks”

"Making Tracks" by Frieda Martin

Alan and Angie Kirschner HONOURABLE MENTION, $100
Awarded to Nancy Gray of Oliver, BC for “27 Olds”

"27 Olds" by Nancy Gray

Opus Framing & Art Supplies PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, $125
Awarded to Bonnie Anderson of Kelowna, BC for “River Reflections”

"River Reflections" by Bonnie Anderson, Canadian Artist

Paintings Sold:

Jaxon Jurome (Kelowna) "Ponderosa in the Shade"
Karen Rempel (Kelowna) "Youthful Beauty"
Angela Gmeinweser (Kelowna) "Beginning a Story"
Frieda Martin (Salmon Arm) "Making Tracks"
Lee Caufield (Surrey) "Red Gate"


Total Sales: $2,839.00

The Symposium

The Symposium is a one day event open to the public. Three Signature FCA guest artists gave inspiring presentations in the morning followed by a panel style discussion fueled by questions from the audience. After the lunch break, the guest artists conducted a series of painting demonstrations and critiques.OASIS 1


"En Plein Air, Painting from Life W-5 (Why, What, Where, When and How)"

Brent Lynch, SFCA, is a West Coast artist recognized for his powerful landscape and figurative painting. His work investigates the world through the language of light, colour and movement.

Brent Demo 1

"The Journey to be a Professional Artist"

Janice Robertson, SFCA, is a popular and well  respected work-shop instructor and juror. Her work is largely a reflection of her abiding love for the beauty of the west coast forests and beaches that she has known all her life. www.janicerobertson.ca.

Janice demo 1

"Designing and Producing Murals - Working in a Grand Scale"

Alan Wylie, SFCA, was born in Glasgow, Scotland where he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Mural Design and Mosaics. He immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1967 and began a career as a full-time artist and teacher. In 1974, he moved to BC and now lives in the historic village of Fort Langley. www.alan-wylie.ca.

Alan demo 1


Many Thanks to the Sponsors of OASIS 2015:

The Rotary Club of Kelowna 
The Pleasant Pear B&B 
MQN Architects 
Toop Holdings 
Dr. Skolowski 
Allen & Angie Kirschner 
Opus Framing & Art Supplies
Big Steel Box
Mission Group
Michael Chisholm, World Financial Group          


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