Colour is in bloom for the seventh anniversary art show at Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames Gallery.
The event features more than 30 Okanagan artists, including members of the North Okanagan chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Okanagan Artists of Canada.
Artists from the Kelowna FCA chapter and the B.C. Coast, who have roots in the Okanagan, are also showing their work.
Two of those artists include Vernon’s Theresa Heinrichs and Mae Roberts.
Gallery owner Nadine Wilson has been a huge supporter of local talent for the last seven years providing expertise and help to individual artists and several artists’ organizations in the area, said Heinrichs.
“As a fellow artist once said, ‘I honour and value the art education that I received at university,’ but unfortunately there was a lack of courses available in the business aspect of art,” she said. “Over the past seven years, Nadine filled that gap for me with advice on professionalism, pricing, marketing, etc. She has served as mentor to many of us and we feel very grateful for the generous way she has shared her time and expertise.
“I am sure that her June 1 show will be the usual top notch exhibit of beautiful art by Okanagan artists coupled with lots of fun and her professional, warm, welcoming ways.”
A veteran painter, who has been perfecting her craft the past 25 years, Roberts will be showing her florals and local scenery that are primarily painted in watercolour and acrylic.
An active member of the FCA, and the Okanagan Artists of Canada, she has been showing her paintings at chapter shows as well as at Nadine’s for a number of years.
Members of the public can meet the artists and see the work at an opening reception, taking place at Nadine’s on 31st Avenue, next to Vernon Lock and Safe, Friday from 6 until 10 p.m. The melodious sounds of Holly Smith on her harp, refreshments and snacks will be served.