The 5th Annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on
May 22, 23, 24, 2015
Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) in Nelson
Every year, the Oxygen Art Market attracts hundreds of art-lovers to the Oxygen Art Centre. And it’s no wonder! Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work for this weekend-long event. The work is hung “Salon” style, in the manner of the Académie des Beaux–Arts exhibitions in Paris at the turn of the century, where work was hung on every available wall space from ceiling to floor. With over 150 pieces on display, the hanging is a major undertaking for the volunteer committee, and it makes for a striking event.
Oxygen Art Market is an opportunity to experience first-hand the breadth of work made by West Kootenay artists, and to get yourself a piece of original, locally-made art! With fifty percent of the sales given to the Oxygen Art Centre, the Art Market has become an important fundraiser for the Centre. Oxygen is governed by a collective of professional visual artists, filmmakers, theatre artists and writers. As one of Canada’s 100 or so artist-run centres, Oxygen shares the common mandate to provide an alternative forum for contemporary art, outside of commercial constraints and interests, while recognizing artists through the payment of professional fees. Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of Columbia Basin Trust, BC Arts Council, Province of BC and our Business for the Arts sponsors; Hall Printing, Nelson Star, The Bridge FM and ilovenelson.com
2015 Oxygen Art Market artists include:
Carol Reynolds, Deborah Thompson, Michael Graham, Natasha Smith, Angelika Werth, Deborah Loxam-Kohl, M’Liz Keefe, Katya Coad, Jim Lawrence, Boukje Elzinga, Lainey Benson, Susan Andrews Grace, Courtney Andersen, Brigitte Desbois, Kiera Zaslove, Rachel Yoder, Sally Johnston, Coleman Webb, Brad Bradley, Erica Konrad, Amber Santos, John Cooper, Kathleen Pemberton, Sergio Santos, Beth Callis, Karen Guilbault, Nicole Hobbs, Bryn Stevenson, Brian Kalbfleisch, Deidre McLaughlin, Mirja Vahala, Sophia Mitchell, Sheila Lockhart, Ron Robinson, bella flora, Kriya Shakti, Kate Bridger, Danielle N. Simm, Imaginarium