Local Talents Exposed! VPAG Opens Annual Art Sale Just in Time for the Holidays

The annual members’ exhibition titled Exposed! focuses on creating exhibition opportunities for Gallery members. The exhibition contains two and three dimensional works of art of modest sizes and is a celebration of creativity and artistic production by aspiring artists. The artwork will be available for purchase and part proceeds support ongoing exhibitions and programming at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the community to support local artists and the Vernon Public Art Gallery while finding unique gifts for friends and family this holiday season.

The ambiguous title Exposed! is open to interpretation.  Artists are free to use the medium of their choice for their artwork, which adds a lovely variety of pieces to the show.

The exhibition is also a fundraiser for the Gallery. All the art is available for purchase and proceeds support the artist(s) who created the work, with a small percentage going back to support the Gallery. Because the works of art are of a modest size, the prices are reasonable and a great opportunity for art lovers to own or gift an original piece of art.  The show closes on December 22nd and artwork that has been purchased is available for pick up on Wednesday December 24th as the gallery will be open on Christmas Eve until 4pm.

“The annual member’s exhibition offers local emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting.  A Gallery Shop gift certificate will be awarded to the recipient of the People’s Choice Award as voted by Gallery visitors.  We want to say thank you to our members for the support they provide us throughout the year and this exhibition is our chance to do that.”

-Dauna Kennedy Grant, Executive Director.

The opening reception of Exposed! will be at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31st Ave, located underneath the Downtown Vernon Parkade, on Thursday, November 20th from  6:00 – 8:00pm.  Don’t miss your chance to get first pick of the artwork up for sale!  Join us for an evening of music, art, food, Okanagan Springs Brewery beer, Grey Monk red and white wine and fruit punch!  Enjoy a fabulous spread of crisp crudités, cured European meats, artisan cheeses, and a fruit and chocolate confectionary surprise!

Exposed! will be on display at the gallery until Tuesday December 22, 2014. Admission to the Gallery is by donation, this is an all-ages event, locals and families are encouraged to join us in celebrating local Okanagan art.

For more information about the Vernon Public Art Gallery contact: 250-545-3173| @VernonAGallery | info@vernonpublicartgallery.com | www.vernonpublicartgallery.com



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