Art Exposed 2021, highlights in review and more exciting projects to come

Our Kamloops Arts Council has been a cornerstone of our community since 1968. They work hard to maintain a strong foundation for artists of all levels and genres. They provide funding/grant opportunities as well as avenues for artists to get their work shown. And they are so excited every time an artist finds success! Their tagline? Connecting Creative Communities.

The council just successfully completed the 11th year of Art Exposed, a month-long exhibit showcasing the works of talented local artists from Kamloops and surrounding areas. If you missed the event this year, you can take a virtual tour via the video above!

First place winner of Art Exposed Emerging 2D category: ‘Hope’ by Carmen Teixeira-Derksen

Terri Hadwin is the director at KAC. Here she shares the highlights of the exhibition:

“This year’s 11th Annual Art Exposed went really well! We had over 150 pieces entered by 100 artists. Traditionally it is only in person, but this year we had a hybrid event and we saw a lot of online engagement which was great! We are very grateful to our wonderful sponsors New Gold Inc., TNRD and Petland Kamloops!  Big thank you to our jurors Robin Hodgson, William Frymire and Debra Gow. Jurying this many pieces is not easy and you three did a great job!”

Winner of the People’s Choice: ‘Generations of the Wild’ by Carmen Texeira-Derksen

The KAC will have exhibits running all summer. Two new ones are opening on March 26th: ‘On The Hill’ by Bill Fell in the KAC Alcove Gallery, and ‘Off the Hill’ by Sun Peaks ArtZone in the KAC Main and Hallway Galleries. Here Terri gives more details:

“Bill Fell will be coordinating both of these exhibits. He is a director for ArtZone Sun Peaks and has been instrumental in the formation of ArtZone’s first group exhibition to be held outside Sun Peaks. We also have our Diverse Storytelling exhibit opening up in May. This exhibit is part of our Crossing Bridges Outreach program and is showing artwork that represents the participants’ stories and travels to Canada. We have Children’s Arts Festival in the fall.

We have a busy and interesting year ahead and we are looking forward to it!”

The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is a registered charitable organization devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in the Kamloops area. Connecting Creative Communities.