Artists on Main has been an active part of the Osoyoos arts community since 1950. From ten original members, our roster has grown to over sixty in 2018. Members meet in Studio 89, on the second floor of the Osoyoos Arts Centre at 89th Ave. and Main St. (Hwy #3), which also houses the Osoyoos Art Gallery and Osoyoos Potters Club. We welcome new members of all experience levels and encourage visitors to drop in anytime. The membership fee is $25 a year.
In-house workshops, focusing mainly on watercolour and acrylic media, are presented by competent club members and occur in the fall and spring. Periodic classes are provided for other aspects of painting such as drawing, perspective, colour, composition and design. All in-house workshops are open to members and the general public; classes are for members only. In addition to in-house workshops, Artists on Main occasionally arranges for recognized professional artists to present workshops in areas of their expertise. These workshops are for members and invited guests only.
2019 sponsored workshops and classes
2019 scheduled classes for members:
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC WORKSHOP FEB. 22 & 23
On the last Thursday of the month, a critique is held in the boardroom over the gallery at 10:30 a.m. Members bring in their finished and unfinished paintings for friendly advice and discussion. Whether or not you bring in a painting, the sessions are very interesting and informative.
Painting of the Month
AOM has recently started a painting of the month program. Members bring a finished painting to the monthly critique. A vote is held and the piece that receives the most votes becomes the painting of the month. The winning piece is displayed at Office Mills Productivity each month. Once a year, a calendar will be made using the winning paintings from each month, to be sold in time for Christmas and the New Year.
The first painting of the month got off with a bang. We had 10 beautiful entries. It was tough to choose a winner! Pictured here is the winning piece.
December 2018 “Can I Come in Now?” by Jane Scheffler
Other entrants December 2018
Bits & Bites 8319 Main St. Osoyoos 250-689-1695
Sushi 17 8143B Main St. Osoyoos 250-495-8367
Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery 9140 92nd Ave. Osoyoos 250-498-9976
Expert Hearing Solutions 105-8309 Main St. Osoyoos 250-495-7008
Studio 85 (every two months) 7405 85 St, Osoyoos 250-495-7909
Burrowing Owl Guest House, 500 Burrowing Owl Place (off Black Sage Road) Oliver 1-877-498-0620
Member Solo/Team Exhibitions:
Rust Wine Co. 4444 Goldenmile Dr, Oliver April-June 2018. A three artist display of Abstract Art: Lorraine Gibson, Jennifer Farnell, Toni Ramsay
Here’s The Thing Vineyards 4740 Black Sage Road Oliver 250-498-9712 This winery just opened May long weekend 2018. Lorraine Gibson had a solo exhibition of her most recent colourful works!
Faustino Estate Cidery on Hwy 97 (14000 97th St.) Carollyne Sinclaire exhibited solo!
Osoyoos Art Gallery 8713 Main St. Claudia Punter had a solo exhibit during the month of September!
Art About Town July 21 6-9pm. This event was a huge success! Our thanks to all who participated and volunteered, and of course to the public who made it the success it was by attending the event! The following businesses displayed the works of local artists and artisans:
- Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery
- Tumbleweeds Spirits
- Jo Jo’s Cafe
- Bits & Bites
- Osoyoos Times
Member Artist Websites
Christine Buchler: christinebuchler.com
Nancy Gray: nancygrayart.com
Julie Hinton: juliespage.ca
Barb Hofer: barbhofer.com
Michael Jorden: majordenart.com
Jocelyne Lamontagne: jocelynelamontagne.com
Sharon Leonard: sharonleonardartist.com
Claudia Punter: claudiapunter.com
Bonny Roberts: bonnyroberts.com
Gay Ross: gayross.com
Peter Scott: peterscott.ca
Carollyne Sinclaire: www.carollynesinclairestudio.com