NOVEMBER 20, 2020 TO JANUARY 24, 2021
Toni Onley + Project Room Galleries
Under 500 Exhibition + Sale
Each year the Gallery puts a call out to artists of all kinds to submit three artworks, all priced under $500. This exhibition receives interest from artisans, crafters, and visual artists working in all media from across British Columbia. Some of you forward planners may already be underway in your holiday purchases, while others leave their shopping until last minute. Regardless, this annual show is always something to check out, whether it be a gift for a friend, loved one, or that perfect little something for yourself.
This is the perfect exhibition for you to score some fabulous local art for your collection. Consider the many other benefits you can gain from collecting and living with original works of art.
Art Makes You Happy
One of the greatest benefits of living with art is that it provides you with positive feelings of happiness, lifting the moods of your family, friends, colleagues and other people who come in contact with it. A work of art has the power to evoke such a range of emotions and feelings that it can easily transform the mood of a room.
Art Makes You Sociable
A great work of art creates a unique opportunity for social interaction between you and everyone who comes into contact with it. A great work of art will also stimulate engaging conversation, build social connections, reduce isolation and make your home or office a far more stimulating place to live and work. A great work of art will also prompt and stimulate interesting conversations which can serve as an important ice breaker at parties and functions.
The visual arts reduce stress and improves interpersonal communication
A work of art can increase one’s relaxation, inner calm, and enjoyment of life by reducing stress and helping one express their feelings, thoughts, and emotions which may have otherwise been impossible to communicate.
Thanks to all the artists who have contributed to this exhibition over the past 15 years and all those who have purchased works for themselves or as gifts, I hope they continue to bring you joy. An additional legacy from this exhibition will be the permanent archive of all the participating artists’ biographies as an ongoing effort to build an invaluable record of contemporary artists living and working in the Okanagan and British Columbia.
Finally, a huge thanks to McKaila for cataloguing the artwork and making this exhibition available online.
Paul Crawford, Curator
Carla O'Bee / Kamal Mehrdad Ameli / Maureen De Yaeger / Evelyn Briscall / Dianne Alcott / Judy Hamilton / Asher Kamps / Evangeline Kamps / Willow Kamps / Clover Kamps / River Kamps / Margaret Phillips / Ken Schmidt / Elaine Watts / Linda Olson / Bobi McMillan / Daniel Dearborn / Dorothy M. Percy / Raymond Syrja / L. Marlene Aikins / Beverly Waters / Graham Fox / Sharon Snow / Brenda Maunders / Allen Bernardin / Jason Spence / C. Lynn O'Brien / Judy Millar / Darrell Uruski / Karen Sloane Casey / Adrienne Herbert / Nancy Archer / Carolyn Jager / Mandy Rollins / Joan Lansdell / Mindy Rollins / Linda Swales / Kristina Steunenberg / Carol McQuaid / Sheila Tansey / Liz Demer / Heather Morrison / Gabrielle Strong / Melanie Fenton / Kirsten Robertson / Robin Robertson / Aurora Renee Matheson / Dianne Postman / Jessie Dunlop / Ann Willsie / Theresa Edwards / Luc Vreys / Kindrie Grove / Alexandra Brooke / Melissa Dinwoodie / Martina Ivandic / Liz Marshall / Anne Gidluck / Janet Thomas / John Buckley / Marilynn Bury / Noelle Nadeau Khoo / Martyn Stephenson / Brad Finlay / Eileen Reith / Destanne Norris / Donna Crompton / Nettie Steuernagel / Brenda Campbell / Susan Huber / Deborah Powers / Alexey Gammer / Rhonda Viau-Caron / Valerie Thompson / Ariane Kamps / Zachary Abney / Patrick Little / Stephanie Perry / Robert Dmytruk / Jenny Wright / Celeste Jackson / Dave Johnson / Michael Perry / Katie Hicks / David Secor / Judy Weber / Sylvia Griffioen / Dona Smithson / Hedy Hope / Alice Brown / Avi Selvig / Diana Palmer / Dona Smithson / Heena Nagar / Jeff Leinweber / Bill Leinweber / Maureen Lejbak / Karen Gatzke / Bruce Turnbull / Dale Matthews / Jessica Stanvick / Carol Avedon-Savage / Bonnie Thatcher / Neil Terry / Christina Hughes / Peggie Collins / Dianne Korsch / Gail Kalmar / Dee Watson Rathwell / Jacinta Ferrari / Cindy Smith / Barbara Etter / Lily Perry / Karen (Kato) Rempel / Elizabeth Wrobel / W.M. Rooke / Jill Pelland / M.L. Porter / Bill Blair / Greg Reely / Derrie Selles / Lindsay Peltz / Luke Takamashi (Lakamashit) / Albertina (Tina) Dunham / Sandra Purton / June Byard / Susan Collinge / Carol Munro / Shirlie Wilkinson / Elaine Gowryluk / Caroline Whyte / Emilie Boras / Debbie Tougas / Carney Oudendag / Robert Jenkins / Kay Baehl / Anette Cameron / Leta Bak / Gabe Dertinger / Stephane Cantavenera (Tet) / Carol Reid / SuzAnne Kinsey / Jaine Buse / Nancy Thorn / Paula Scott / Marlene G. McPherson / Julie H. Ferguson / Nyla Raney / Melisa Edgerly / Izabela Bogdanovic / Nicole Bowser / Linda Baker / Naomi Qoyllur Diaz Robledo / Carla Driscoll / Raniera Robin / Paul Skelhorne / Eileen Hopkins / Marguerite MacIntosh / Ron Gladish / Kristine Lee Shepherd / Lorill Cadden / Shawna Pechanec / Angela McIntosh / Nicole Mechelle Linden / Sandra A. Kessler / Michael Sime / Dave Matchett / Georgia Krebs / Delores Bain (Del Bain) / Kristen Baker / Audrey Peat / Danny Johnson / Dave Brewin / Ruth Hamilton / Joan Lansdell / Bonny Billups / Nicole Miller / Judith Fox / Linda Foster / Lynne Marand / Stella Purdy / Audrey Krol / Norma Wilkinson / Roxy Ripley / Dan Lybarger / Barb Hofer / Dianne Alcott / Andrea (Andie) Felts / Erika Maurer / Martha Alvarez / Gwen Royer / Greta Kamp / Ron Peace / Merle Somerville, MPA / Kay Hillman / Lynn Musson / Barbara Mosby / E. Jean Allen / Dawn Joy Ritchie / Reuben Scott / Noelle Rasmussen / Lisa Hewitt / Allanah Weston / Edna Millar / Diane DeRoo / Jennifer Turnbull / Chris Waneck / Lynette Stebner / Elaine Hatch / Juve Furtado / Carmen Venturi / Bin 151 Collective / Tovie Green / Dirk Van Stralen / Kaeli Benoit / Nancy Dearborn / Janet Ross / Antonia Cattani / Vania Burton / Judy Leman / Barry Salaberry