Upcoming Exhibitions at the Shatford

Our exhibition committee has just released our schedule of exhibitions for the rest of the year! More details will be made available through a call to artists, so keep an eye on our newsletter and our social media pages for updates and details.

“Travel Memories” exhibition: September 9, 2019 – October 30, 2019
“Abstracts” exhibition: November 4, 2019 – January 2, 2020

Sax Among Friends

The Summerland Community Arts Council presents “Sax Among Friends” Friday, April 12th at the Summerland Arts Centre. Show starts at 7pm, tickets are $10 at the door – don’t miss it! See poster for details!


Students of Music, Dance and Speech Arts have been busy for months preparing for the Festival which begins on March 1st and concludes with a Highlights Gala Concert on Saturday, April 27th. This year there are 1,541 entries in Piano, Classical Voice, Choral, Strings/Instrumental, Musical Theatre, Speech Arts, and Dance.

The Festival provides excitement for all as young performing artists demonstrate their achievements for adjudicators, teachers, parents, fellow students and the general public. The performances are evaluated by professional adjudicators and students attend workshops which enhance the learning/teaching process. The adjudicators’ choices will continue on to the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival which is being hosted by  Competitive sessions are open to the public and entry is by donation. The March Program is online now at www.pkmf.org

Choral and Classical Voice competitions start the Festival off on March 1st and are followed by Junior and Senior Piano on March 7th.   Musical Theatre, Speech Arts, Dance and Strings/Instrumentals will continue in April. The March discipline dates and locations are as follows (for details, check the full program at www.pkmf.org):

CHORAL – Adjudicated by Vancouver voice teacher Dr. Jeanette Gallant who is a Canadian musician with over 25 years of experience as a singing teacher, music lecturer, conductor and performer

March 1 – Penticton United Church Sanctuary 10:00 a.m.

CLASSICAL VOICE – Adjudicated by Dr. Jeanette Gallant

  • March 1 – Penticton United Church Sanctuary 11:45 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:05 p.m.
  • March 2 – Penticton United Church Sanctuary 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Vocal Workshop with Adjudicator Jeanette Gallant 3:00 p.m. (sign up in Lobby) $10.00

JUNIOR PIANO – Adjudicated by Catherine Anne Bundt who is an active performer, teacher, RCM examiner and music festival adjudicator

  • March 7 – Shatford Centre 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • March 8 – Shatford Centre 9:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
  • March 8 –  Shatford Centre Piano Workshop with Adjudicator Catherine Bundt 12:15 p.m. (sign up in Lobby) $10.00
  • March 8 – Shatford Centre 6:00 p.m. Piano Duets, Trios, Quartet, Concerto

SENIOR PIANO – Adjudicated by Catherine Bundt

  • March 9 – St. Saviour’s Hall 9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m
  • March 10 – St. Saviour’s Hall 1:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

For more information and opportunities to volunteer or become a sponsor, visit www.pkmf.org

Summerland Arts Council – Pro-D Day Art Camps

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your kids to do on Pro-D Days this year? The Summerland Arts Council will be holding Pro D-Day Art Camps on February 15th, April 15th and May 3rd at the Summerland Arts & Cultural Centre. 9525 Wharton Street from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Experienced and creative instructors will lead your kids in painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media and more! $75 per child. For more information or to register, call 250-494-4494 or email admin@summerlandarts.com

Penticton Chamber Theatre’s “The Travelling Ones” Looking for Volunteers

Penticton Chamber Theatre’s “The Travelling Ones” is Seeking Volunteers for :

 1. A Stage Manager for 1st production of the year “Great Sentimental Value-Big Reward”. Duties are: confirming date times and locations with our Project Manager, beginning Feb 16th (with other proposed dates of Feb 19th 20th,27th March 2nd and perhaps March 27th).  Most performances take place at 2pm with perhaps as few as 2 in the early evening (7pm “ish”) The show itself only takes about 35 minutes.

Stage Manager would be required to act as liaison with each of the senior center locations contact persons, and would make sure the actors are in place and have everything they require for each performance.  Position could involve responsibility for shuttling the props and set items.

All items should fit in a car & are easily transportable, as the chairs required, should fit on the back or front seat and the other items in one large cardboard box. The cast will provide some assistance in setting these up.

2.PCT is also “still” looking for a volunteer to step up to take over Treasurer duties. This position is critical to effective management of this volunteer community theatre group’s well-being! Why not you? It is not a lot of work, usually no more than an hour or less per month! Interested? Email, pentctonchambertheatre@gmail.com. Or message us via Penticton Chamber Theatre’s Facebook Page.

3. Penticton Chamber Theatre is seeking volunteer hoping to gain Stagecraft experience. This set building project will ultimately result in the creation of the “skeleton” of a light rapid transit car (San Francisco Bart Car). Although the project assembly will take place in a late March through May time frame, this production needs to have someone committed to the project in place as soon as possible. The project requires basic carpentry skills, and (somewhat oddly) preferable, if the individual had some experience in working with irrigation pipe and fittings. Physical requirements are such that you would need to be capable of lifting and moving 4×8’ sheets of plywood &/or mdf/ particleboard. Tools provided. The Set Design is in place, however because it is likely that this set may need to be able to be partly disassembled in order to be moved to and from different venues, we are seeking individual(s) who enjoy inventive and creative approaches to problem solving. Retired individuals &/or people with flexible schedules might be best suited to a project of this type but we want to hear from you, if this sparks your interest. Please address your inquiries Attention Bryan at pentictonchambertheatre@gmail.com or message us via Penticton Chamber Theatre’s Facebook Page

Children’s Showcase Presents

The 2019 Performance Series

Dates:  February 3, and March 3.
Time:    2 pm
Location: Cleland Theatre, Penticton

Check their Facebook page for details

Tickets available at Eventbrite, Penticton Arts Council Office, Prague Cafe, Penticton Art Gallery, Tumbleweed Gallery, The Beanery (Summerland) or Oliver Veterinary Hospital. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Jean Settle (1940 – 2012) Twelve Goddesses Exhibition at Penticton Art Gallery

The Jean Settle (1940 – 2012) Twelve Goddesses exhibition is on display at the Penticton Art Gallery until January 20th.

Jean, born in Vernon, was truly a self-taught artist, expressing her emotional response to the natural world, from evocative and moody, to dramatic, semi-abstract portraits of horses.

The series will draw the observer into a wordless, timeless legend.

For more information, on this and other exhibitions at the art gallery, go here