Central Okanagan FCA

OASIS 2016

Okanagan Art Show and Inspiration Symposium 2016

This year, the Art Show and the Symposium will be held at different times. The Art Show will be a Central Okanagan Chapter Show held at the Peachland Art Gallery during the month of July. To enter the show, you must be an Active or Signature member of the Central Okanagan Chapter. For more information on membership in the Central Okanagan Chapter, please click here.

New for this year is the location of the Symposium. Please note the change in venue.

The day following the Symposium we will be offering one day workshops with the artists.  For more information on the workshops, please click here.


Date:        May 14, 2016

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

Map: Click here for a map of the campus. There 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 are $25 per person.  Admission is free for students with a valid student card.

To purchase tickets, please click on the link below.  You can select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and then pay for the tickets online using a credit card.  An invoice will be emailed to you.  Please print the invoice and bring it with you to the symposium - the invoice is your ticket.

Click here to purchase tickets.

If you prefer, you may call Kit at 250-868-3525 to purchase tickets over the phone.


This year, the OASIS show is a Chapter show.  You must be a member of the FCA-COC to enter.

To enter, login to the website, then click Call for Entries under For Members in the lower left.


Symposium, Saturday, May 14. Tickets $25 ea. Students free.


(Tickets available on COC website or at the door. The email receipt is your ticket).


Morning Presentations


Location: College Theatre, Student Services Building "S"

9:00 - 9:45 am             Mike Svob presentation; A Journey of Inspiration with the Man Behind the Colour.

9:55 - 10:40 am           Marney-Rose Edge presentation; The Beauty and Inspiration of Flowers.

10:50 - 11:35 am         Barry Rafuse presentation; The Road to Abstraction.

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

12:15 - 1:30 pm           Lunch Break

Afternoon Demos


Location: Centre for Learning Building "E"

1:30 - 3:30 pm             Mike Svob Demo - Room E310

                                    Marney-Rose Edge Demo - Room E309

                                    Barry Rafuse Demo - Room E308

Symposium attendees are encouraged to visit all three demos.


Symposium Workshops, Sunday, May 15. Cost $100 each.


(Pre-registration required with limited spaces available.)


Location: Centre for Learning Building

9:00 - 12:00 pm           Mike Svob - Room E310
How to become a great oil painter (oil/acrylic).

                                    Marney-Rose Edge - Room E309
Create beautiful light filled flowers (watercolour/fluid acrylic).

                                    Barry Rafuse - Room E308
Meet the abstraction challenge (all media).

12:00 - 1:00 pm           Lunch Break

1:00 - 4:00 pm             Workshops Continue 

T H E  G U E S T  A R T I S T S

Mike Svob


Mike Svob, SFCA,is an impressionist who is easily identified by his signature use of strong, bold colour. He is fluent in watercolours, acrylics and oils and has had over 70 exhibitions and produced 25 plus murals throughout North America.

As an award-winning artist and a leading teacher and workshop instructor, Mike strongly believes that sharing knowledge among fellow artists and art students provides only positive results for all. He currently lives in White Rock, BC.

Image: Beaver Paradise, oil

Click here to watch a video of Mike Svob.

Marney Rose Edge


Marney-Rose Edge, SFCA, is a master watercolourist who stimulates the senses by using energetic components of light and colour in her paintings. She creates excitement by layering paint to build strong contrasts, allowing the viewer to feel the fragility of a flower with their eyes and sense the perfume around them when they take a deep breath.

Marney-Rose’s paintings have won many awards locally and internationally. Her studio is located in East Vancouver, BC.

Image: Magnolia, watercolour

 Click here to watch a video of Marney Rose Edge.




Barry Rafuse, SFCA, paints colourful, textured abstracts on large canvases using mixed media. Barry rarely commences a painting with pre-conceived ideas or a predictable outcome. He likes the challenge of working with the unknown and capitalizing on “happy accidents” when the paint and textures interact. The exploration time takes hours, days or even weeks and in the end, a painting which satisfies him, will have evolved while remaining loose, bold, dramatic and mysterious. Barry resides in Vernon, BC.

Image: Cardinal Shards, mixed media



OASIS 2016 Sponsored by:

  • PMF Chartered Accountants
  • Toop Holdings
  • Kirshcner Mountain
  • MQN Architects 
  • R. Bruce Telford Consulting 
  • Pleasant Pear Orchard B&B






Funding for the event provided by:

  • City of Kelowna 
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