Calling all artists aged 13 to 19! Have your work exhibited in the Kamloops Art Gallery in conjunction with the upcoming exhibitions Kids these days and superyoung.
Young artists are encouraged to create original artwork in any two-dimensional media (text, drawing, collage, painting, etc.) on letter-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) that explores an object, person or event that is important to them.
To participate, please email a digital photograph of your original artwork to the Gallery by March 1, 2017.
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the winning submissions will be framed and exhibited in the Gallery from April 8 to July 1, 2017.
We welcome submissions from all artists aged 13 to 19. Only those selected for exhibition will be contacted.
13 to 18, FREE
What does it mean to be a youth? How are youth perceived and represented in our society? Join KAG Teen Intern Emma Thibault and Art Instructor Anyssa Gill to explore these ideas and make art. Visit Programs for more details.
Based on the hugely successful Ladies’ Drawing Nights started in New York City by artists Leah Goren, Julia Rothman and Rachel Cole, the Ladies’ Afternoon Drawing Club is for women who want to drink tea (and coffee), make friends and develop their art-making skills. Each week, KAG Art Instructor Annysa Gill will lead a workshop exploring a selected topic, ranging from pencil shading techniques to gouache painting methods. In addition to learning new art-making techniques, you will also explore the work of contemporary and historical female artists to inspire your own artwork. Visit Programs for more details.
12 to 24, FREE
Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome. Visit Programs for more details.
Join us in our studios for coffee and conversation followed by a hands-on art workshop. Coffee (and tea) is served at 10:00; the workshop begins at 10:30.
Art can be messy—please wear something you won’t mind getting a bit of paint on. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please visit Kamloops Adult Learners' Society web site for registration forms and office hours to register in person. Visit Programs for more details.
Children three and under with their parents or guardians, FREE (older siblings welcome)
Join us in our studios for songs, stories and puppets with Kathy from the Kamloops Library, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00. Visit Programs for more details.
All ages, FREE
Join us for our fourth annual blindfolded face-off! Drawing on the theme of transformation, contestants will be assigned two random subjects (say, a dishwasher and an elephant) and tasked with creating a drawing of one transforming into the other in 60 seconds or less—while blindfolded. Yes, we know this task is nearly impossible. That’s the point (and what makes these events fun). Participants will be judged on their costumes, performances and their completed drawing. The winner will be awarded a solo exhibition on our BMO Open Gallery in October 2017.
Not interested in participating? Join the Art Duel Peanut Gallery! Heckle contestants as they fumble through their tasks, cheer for your friends and dance to the live DJ set. Free snacks and a cash bar will be open throughout the event.
Art Duel has space for 16 competitors. Register early to ensure your place in the competition. Visit the Gallery or call 250-377-2400.
16+, $25 members / $30 public (class)
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with local artist and educator Anyssa Gill. Covering everything from colour theory to landscape painting, this workshop offers something for everyone. Visit Programs for more details.
Zack's Coffee / 377 Victoria Street
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Visit Programs for more details.
Given the popularity of the January 14 Curator's Tour, a special tour for KAG members has been organized. Join Interim Curator Adrienne Fast for a special Members-only viewing and Curator’s Tour of our Winter 2017 exhibitions, Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape: From the Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and Ann Kipling: Gestural Terrain.
Interested in participating and not a member? Become a member today by calling the Gallery at 250-377-2400 or joining online. We look forward to seeing you at this event.
Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. Collective members will be working in KAG studios on the first Thursday of most months, February through June. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No registration required. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. Visit Programs for more details.
Red Collar Brewing Co. / 355 Lansdowne Street
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. on the second Wednesday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Minors are welcome with an accompanying parent or guardian. Visit Programs for more details.
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. Every month will offer a new topic on diverse aspects of art history presented by local artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar is available.
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided (and some snacks). In February, we're joined by Miles Buis who will lead a workshop about black-out poetry.
Visit Programs for more details.
Join artist Attila Richard Lukacs in our studios to learn more about his painting practice. One of the most renowned Canadian Painters of his generation, Lukacs has lived and worked as an artist in Berlin, New York, and Vancouver. His paintings frequently reference the historical compositions and themes of David and Caravaggio as well as the compositional devices of the miniature painters and illustrators of India and the Middle East. Best known for works that depict exaggerated male figures, such as gay skinheads and military cadets, Lukacs has also developed an extensive and critical body of abstract work. Lukacs' work is on view in Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape until March 25.
4 to 6, $20 members / $24 public (half day)
7 to 12, $38 members / $44 public (full day)
Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG day camps engage children in a variety of artistic media using high quality materials. Visit Spring Art Camp for more details.
Join guest curator Zoë Chan for a tour of Kids these days and superyoung. Chan will provide background on the artists and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition.
Let’s come together to celebrate the opening of Kids these days and superyoung in the Central Galleries and Matt MacIntosh: falsevoid in The Cube. Meet the artists and curators, mix with other art supporters, get creative at the Kids Table and enjoy live music and appetizers. Everyone welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
Join us on the third Thursday of the month for a tour of our exhibitions led by our Teen Interns, followed by a lively conversation in our studios. What issues are important to Kamloops youth? What was it like to be a teen when you were young? What has changed— what should change? We want to hear perspectives from all generations. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit Programs for more details.
4 to 6, $20 members / $24 public
7 to 12, $38 members / $44 public
Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG day camps engage children in a variety of artistic media using high quality materials. Led by our art instructors, KAG tours and interactive activities take place in our gallery spaces, while our studios provide a space for creation, expression and discovery. We provide a variety of fine art materials for experimentation, enabling participants to create art projects using varied techniques and media, including painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.
Extended care is available 8:30 to 9:00 and 3:00 to 3:30 pm.
Drop into Family Art Saturdays, a FREE family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Be inspired by the artwork in Kids these days, super youngand Matt MacIntosh: falsevoid, and then join us in our studios for a hands-on workshop with artist Laura Findlay. No registration required. All supplies are provided.
For more information about any of our events and activities, feel free to give us a call at 250-377-2400.
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