Downtown gallery planning juried show for emerging artists
A downtown Kamloops art gallery is asking upcoming artists to put their work forward for a show this spring.
The Karla Pearce Art Gallery is slated to host its first Emerging Artist Art Show in April.
The call is open to the entire community and artists do not need any previous experience showing their work.
Organizers are mainly interested in submissions of paintings, but will be accepting three-dimensional artwork as well.
There will be over $1,000 in prizes and awards given out to first-, second- and third-place winners.
A jury made up of members of the community will individually critique the work in a positive way and will decide on the show’s winners.
A People’s Choice Award will also go to the artist who receives the most votes from visitors to the gallery.
The jury is slated to include local art enthusiast Jean Chertkow, CFJC-TV personality Susan Edgell, Shaw TV producer Sam Numsen, Kamloops-Thompson school district fine-arts co-ordinator Lorie Jane Froese and KTW associate editor Dale Bass.
Karla Pearce, who owns the gallery, said it’s her mission to create a space that facilitates community involvement in art while providing an opportunity for quality learning experience for all of its students.
The Karla Pearce Art Gallery opened in December 2011.
It showcases the paintings of Pearce, as well as other local artists, offering 950 square feet of exhibit, teaching and studio space, including a moveable wall.
The emerging-artist show is open to all artists — children and adults alike — who are embarking on the creative path.
There is a $25 entry fee for adults and a $10 fee for children, limited to one entry per person.
All entries must be received in the gallery before Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m.
All paintings must be framed and under 22 by 26 inches.
The jury process will take place in early April with the show’s grand opening slated for April 13 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
All prizes will be awarded that evening.
For more information on the Emerging Artist Art Show at the Karla Pearce Art Gallery log on to karlapearcegallery.com or phone 250-828-2032.