Lake Country Art Gallery members to show their stuff

Trivia night, photographing your art workshop coming up.

It’s time for members of the Lake Country Art Gallery to step forward and show their artwork.

The Lake Country Art Gallery is presenting its Member’s Show from Feb. 19 to March 21 in its annual effort to put the spotlight on its members and further support, engage and celebrate their artistic achievements. The Lake Country Art Gallery currently has a membership of about 150 individuals whose membership contributions help support gallery programming including the annual member’s show.

“We are really blessed by the strength of the support of our members and volunteers,” said gallery manager Petrina McNeill. “It’s really quite incredible that we have so many talented artists among our membership. Over the last two years, we’ve had an overwhelming response to our members’ show. We can’t wait to see what turns up this year.”

There is still time for artists to take advantage of this great exhibition opportunity. Each artist is invited to submit a recent artwork, made in either 2012, ’13 or ’14, that is no wider than 36 inches. Submissions can be made to the  Lake Country Art Gallery no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. If artists are not yet members of the gallery, they can purchase a membership at the time of drop-off as only members can show in this exhibition.

“Our members and volunteers give so much to the gallery. I am constantly amazed at all the endeavours our members are up to in and out of their studios that they still have time support the gallery the way they do,” said curator Katie Brennan.

Further submission details are available at lakecountryartgallery.ca

Upcoming Events

Accompanying the Members’ Exhibition will the Lake Country Art Gallery’s second installment of a pub styled trivia night on March 1st, from 6 to 9 p.m. Entry is $10 per person. Bring, or make a team, to join in the hilarity and brain teasers as gallery curator Katie Brennan tests your team’s knowledge of art, culture and much more. Snacks and cash bar will be available. All funds go to support the Lake Country Art Gallery.

On Saturday, March 15 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the gallery will be offering workshop with Lynda Miller on How to Photograph Your Artwork. This is a great workshop for any artist who wants to learn how to accurately photo document their work for submission to galleries, clients, websites, as well as family and friends. The workshop is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Participants are asked to bring their camera and a piece of artwork to photograph. Lake Country Art Gallery members with work in the Members’ Exhibition, are welcome to use their piece in the exhibition to photograph. Please contact the gallery for more information and to register at 250-766-1299 or lakecountryartgallery@shaw.ca.