As we are now getting into March our thoughts change to spring, the feel of the sun on our face and new beginnings. For the Osoyoos & District Arts Council it is going to be a busy time. First we have our membership drive launch with an exciting opportunity for all that renew or begin their memberships. Information will be released to members soon as well as placed on the website.
Have you had a look at the new and improved website? It gives us an increased ability to support our member groups and local artisans as well as post pertinent information as related to our members and member groups. Maybe you are one of our local artisans looking to generate a larger profile in the community; we can provide you a page on website. In the future we will even be able to sell tickets to concerts and programs, sell merchandise and much, much more.
We are also looking at a major fundraising initiative that is new for us but think it will be fun for all. Stay tuned as our target date is early April. Anyone wishing to volunteer for this or future fundraising events can inquire at email@example.com.
Programming initiatives and some strategic planning round out our list of ‘things to do’ in March. All in all everyone is keeping really busy. If you have any thoughts or ideas of programs, shows or any other arts related items, be sure to get in contact with a member of our board as we would appreciate the opportunity to talk to you.
Enjoy your time in the sun when it gets here.
President, Osoyoos & District Arts Council
February Board Meeting Highlights
These can be found on our website www.osoyoosartscouncil.com
The Art Gallery OsoyoosOsoyoos Performing Arts
We were hoping to be able to present a Live show with "Moving Lines" on March 27. However, the Province's COVID 19 protocols have been extended for another month. We are unsure when this show will be taking place.
The Kym Gouchie show will be presented virtually on our website on Saturday May 15th. Tickets will cost $10.
Thank you to the Town of Osoyoos for making improvements to the Pottery Studio. Also thanks to the volunteers that helped clean up the area. The Studio is cleaner, warmer and brighter.
Osoyoos Photography Club
The Osoyoos Photography Club held it’s Best photo of 2020 competition on Feb. 18 - We had CAPA certified judge Lynda Miller, from Kelowna, as our guest judge to give constructive critiques and award the top 3.
15 members sent photos in and Lynda did a critique on every image, with some examples on cropping, using a brush to tone down bright areas. and a spot removal tool to get rid of distraction objects. Congrats to her top 3 picks. The Zoom meeting was very well attended by 18 members.
1st Place - Greg Reely- Comet Neowise Aurora
2nd Place - Lori Jantz - Look Into My Eyes
3rd Place - Sheila Faryna - Evening Shoreline
The 2nd & 3rd Place photos can be seen on the Osoyoos Photography page on our website www.osoyoosartscouncil.com
Artists On Main
Carollyne Sinclaire has been juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists Bloom Exhibition In Vancouver, Congratulations Carollyne!
ARTISTS ON MAIN have begun planning their upcoming exhibition in the Art Gallery Osoyoos for Oct. 7 to 30, 2021. This will be a multi-media show with small and large pictures, as well as other mediums such as pottery, fabric art, sculpture
Watch for further information. There will be some surprises.
ARTISTS ON MAIN have 4 new members. Welcome! This bring our membership up to 56. We welcome new and experienced artists. If interested in joining call 250 495 2019 for more information. Covid has curtailed many of our activities but with the vaccine on its way, we hope to be able to hold class and shows in the near future. Zoom classes are being discussed.
Membership Renewal Time is Coming Soon . . . .
O.D.A.C. memberships are available starting March 15, 2021. For anyone purchasing a membership before April 1, 2021, their name will be entered in a draw to win a basket full of goodies!!! So get your applications ready! O.D.A.C. has also arranged for a special surprise for all individual members who purchase their memberships by April 15, 2021. More of this in the next newsletter. Remember, you must complete a membership application form and submit your payment via the options available on the website. Membership categories and prices are listed in the application form.
Please submit "News" by March 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org