Johann Wessels

Johann Wessels is a one time fireman, history of art professor, illustrator and fine artist now living in the Okanagan Valley with his beautiful wife after spending 10 years in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. After leaving the film and TV industry, he got a grant from the Sask Arts Board and created art for a solo […]

Joanne Gervais

Joanne Gervais is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, mixed media, installation, and photography. Her practice has included documentaries, promotional videos and performance collaborations. Her recent art explores cultural identity through nostalgic constructs of the past. Joanne holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC.

Katie Brennan

Katie Brennan is an artist and the main force behind oook.ca. She relocated to the Okanagan in 2009, after pursuing her education in the visual arts in Ontario and Vancouver. She has exhibited work across Canada, including Halifax, Toronto, Guelph, Vancouver, Vernon and Wells, BC. She has always been involved in the art communities around […]

Aaron Gordon

Romantic, but energetic acoustic folk pop… Moody humorous intimate “Feel-Good” music – these may seem unlikely combinations of words to describe a musician, but they fit Aaron Gordon’s sound and style perfectly. The Canadian-based acoustic pop singer/songwriter has honed his craft to forge a unique blend of adult contemporary pop that runs the musical gamut […]

Mike Pedersen

An Okanagan resident for 6 years, Mike Pedersen is a passionate supporter of the local music scene. With a background as an Audio Engineer and working musician, Mike opened the Okanagan’s newest and most affordable music studio, Music City Studio. It is Mike’s vision to have the Okanagan reach its cultural potential with a lively, […]

Beth Haggerty

Beth Haggerty A Summerland resident, originally from Vancouver, Beth is a technical and marketing communications management professional, most recently in software and wireless technology.  She has taken traditional fine arts courses at the University of BC, exhibited paintings in local galleries and was very involved in set design for community theatre. As a graphic designer […]

Jayme McKillop

Raised in Okanagan in all its abundance has shaped Jayme McKillop to be ridiculously indulgent and obsessively curious. A passionate foodie fiend and  a wanna-be-musician with a big mouth, you can often catch Jayme  promoting the community she loves by eating good food, drinking good wine and shaking some moves loose to good music! Based […]

Shelly Vida

Shelly Vida has been the Performing Arts Coordinator at the beautiful Rotary Centre for the Arts for the past six years. With a passion in event management, promotion and coordination,  her job is well suited having her plan and promote a season of 12 of Canada’s finest touring artists annually. She has also been able […]

Heather Leier

Heather Leier a fourth year fine arts student at UBCO. She works mainly in silkscreen printmaking and has a particular fondness for humor in art. Heather has volunteered and worked for many arts organizations in the Okanagan and looks forwards to writing about emerging artists at UBCO and in the community.  

Nicole Ensing

Nicole Ensing was born and raised in the Okanagan. She has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of British Columbia – Okanagan focusing on installation art and photography. She is currently in her third year pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Art History and Culture. During the summer months […]

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