• Community Open Studio – September 29

    Community Open Studio – September 29

    Community Open Studio – The Big Draw – Sunday, September 29, 11:00am-4:00pm Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to present an all-ages three-part series of collaborative drawing workshops in connection with the world-wide event known as The Big Draw. The theme for 2019 is #DrawnToLife and explores the healing and unifying impact of mark making and drawing. These family friendly drop-in workshops are open to the public from 11:00am to 4:00pm on three Sundays throughout the Fall. All events are FREE or by donation and open to everyone. September 29: The

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  • Opening & Artist Talk: Nostalgic Geography

    Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet 6 September 2019 – 28 September 2019 Opening Reception Friday September 6, 6:30pm  Artist Talk Saturday September 7, 4:00pm Residency Dates: August 19 – September 5 Opening Reception: Friday September 6 | 6:30pm (before Art Walk Gala) Artist Talk: Saturday September 7 | 4:00pm  Closing Dinner: Friday September 27th | 5:30pm (Blue Night) Exhibition Dates: September 6 – 28, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm Please Join us at the opening reception of local artists prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet’s Nostalgic Geography

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  • Adult Education – Fall 2019

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for fall 2019: TO REGISTER: – ONLINE REGISTRATION (click here!) OR by Phone: 250-352-6322 For more information about classes or help with registration please contact Oxygen Art Centre at: P: 250 352 6322  E: education@oxygenartcentre.org    FALL SEMESTER 2019   Oxygen Community Open Studio – Drawn to Life 3 sessions: Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 Sundays 11 am – 4 pm Course Description: Oxygen is pleased to present an all-ages three-part series of collaborative drawing workshops in connection with the world-wide event

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  • Oxygen Art Centre Welcomes New Executive Director

    Oxygen Art Centre has named Julia Prudhomme as the new Executive Director, effective August 19, 2019. Prudhomme, who lived in the Kootenays back in 2013-14, has contributed to small town art galleries and artist-run centres in numerous capacities for over ten years. She was Curator at the Campbell River Public Art Gallery for three years where she developed community-based programming that balanced educational courses, events, exhibits and artist talks, many in conjunction with internationally renowned artists, including Samuel Roy-Bois and Sonny Assu. Her artistic practice is often collaborative, working in

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  • Exhibition ‘Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard’

    Residency Dates: August 19 – September 5 Opening Reception: Friday September 6 | 6:30pm (before Art Walk Gala) Artist Talk: Saturday September 7 | 4:00pm Closing Dinner: Friday September 27th | 5:30pm (Blue Night) Exhibition Dates: September 6 – 28, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm     Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host resident artists prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet for the creation of Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard, a multi-channel AV installation exploring the history and geography of Harrop-Procter. prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet have been working collaboratively since

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  • Resident Artist Evan Locke

    Resident Artist Evan Locke creates Immediacy Protracted    Residency dates: June 04-June 13th Exhibition dates: June 15th to July 12th, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th at 7-9pm Artist talk: Saturday, June 15th at 4pm Gallery and Residency hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host artist Evan Locke as this summer’s Artist in Residence. Locke is a painter and installation artist living and working in Victoria BC. During his residency, Locke will construct a large-scale painting as a sculptural piece designed specifically for the

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  • Oxygen Art Centre Search for a New Executive Director

    Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson is looking for a new executive director to begin in early August 2019. Interested candidates can find the complete job description here: Executive-Director-Job-Description. The position is for an average of 20 hours per week at $25/per hour. The Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019 with interviews taking place the week of June 10th. Thank you in advance for your interest but please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. If you are interested please email a letter of interest

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  • Executive Director Departs at the End of August

    It is a bittersweet moment for Oxygen Art Centre as we announce that Genevieve Robertson will be leaving her post as Executive Director at the end of the summer.  Since arriving in early 2018 Genevieve has been dividing her attention between a burgeoning art practice and the management of Oxygen. Knowing it was only a matter of time before the art practice won her complete attention, we were very happy to bring her into the Oxygen fold and have benefited immensely from her vision, leadership, and passion for the Centre

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  • SUMMER CAMPS 2019!

    SUMMER CAMPS 2019!

    SUMMER CAMPS 2019!   WEEK 1 (July 15-19, 2019): WRITING ON THE WALLS with Amber Santos CAMP FULL register to be added to the wait list July 15-19, 2019 (Monday – Friday) 9am – noon Ages 7-12 – Painting, drawing, collaborating and interacting with the public space. Cost $150/week This playful and exploratory workshop will invite kids to connect with each other through their own drawings, develop their own ideas and play with scale. Kids will have the opportunity to collaborate on a public art piece. REGISTER ONLINE for SUMMER

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  • Professional Development Workshops for Youth

    DIGITAL SELF PROMOTION WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH On Thursday April 4th from 5pm-7pm, youth join Rhythm Club co-founder Zan Comerford for a digital self promotion workshop at Oxygen Art Centre. This event is FREE and open for all youth aged 12-24 years. The workshop will focus on creating a strong online presence, including website content and social media platforms. This will be an engaging and interactive workshop geared towards honing your self-promotion skills, whether you’re an aspiring artist, actor, filmmaker, arts student, or just curious about what the professional life of

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