• Juried Emerging Artists Exhibition

    Presenting a Juried Emerging Artists Exhibition Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays   Exhibition Dates: June 7 – July 7, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday June 7, 7-9pm Artist Talk: Saturday June 9th, 12pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1-5pm   Participating Artists:  Annika Dixon-Reusz, Danan Lake, Spencer Legebokoff, Eija Loponen-Stephenson, Lydia Miller, and Vance Wright. Honourable Mentions: Bethany Pardoe and PCSS’s ‘The Socks Project’.   In this professional, juried exhibition featuring emerging Kootenay artists, youth respond to the theme of Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays through textile work, photography, installation, sculpture, painting and video. Wayfinding can be defined as the ways in which people (and

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  • 2018 Summer Camps for Children & Youth

    2018 Summer Camps for Children & Youth

    Children & Youth REGISTER ONLINE for SUMMER ART CAMP 2018! (Click here) OR CALL TO REGISTER: 250 352 6322 OR EMAIL: education@oxygenartcentre.org   WEEK 1 (July 16-20, 2018): THEATRE CAMPS with Martina Avis July 16-20, 2018 (Monday – Friday) 9am – noon Ages 8-11 – Theatre Workshop acting, games, movement, and performance Cost $150/week This workshop will focus on play creation, rehearsal, and performance.  We will build acting skills, play games, and create a short play.  On the last day of camp, we invite family and friends to join us for a

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  • The 8th Annual Oxygen Art Market

    The 8th Annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on: May 25, 26, 27, 2018 Hours: 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

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  • “34 Years Later” Booklaunch, Readings and Music

    Tuesday, May 1st at 7:30 pm, Oxygen Art Centre Join Tom Wayman and John Lent for “34 Years Later” an evening of readings and live music to mark the launch of a collection of Wayman’s essays and interviews,  “If You’re Not Free at Work, Where are You Free: Literature and Social Change”, published by Toronto’s Guernica Editions. This evening also marks the 34th anniversary of the BC government’s shutdown of Nelson’s David Thompson University Centre. Joining Wayman for “34 Years Later” will be John Lent on guitar accompanied by Vernon musician-educator

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  • Call for Exhibition and Residency Submissions Announced

    Oxygen Art Centre is currently accepting submissions for its Exhibition and Residency program.  Regional, national and international professional artists from any discipline are welcome to submit proposals for a solo or group exhibition and/or residency.  Oxygen Art Centre is particularly interested in work with regional relevance, cross-disciplinary work and work that engages audiences in participatory processes.  Professional (CARFAC) exhibition and artist presentation fees are paid for selected programming.  Residencies and exhibitions are typically planned two to three years in advance. Please submit all of the following documents as specified in

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  • Juried Youth Art Exhibition – Call Announced

      East and West Kootenay youth* ages 15-29 are invited to submit visual or media art work to be considered for a professional juried exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre opening in June 2018.  We invite young artists to select finished work or produce new work that addresses the theme Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays. The deadline is April 15, 2018. Wayfinding can be defined as the ways in which people (and animals) orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place. Questions to consider might include:How do you

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  •  4th Annual Youth Arts Festival Schedule Announced!

    The 4th Annual Youth Arts Festival will take place in Nelson and Trail February 13-20! Please join us for some of this exciting programming. Since 2015 the annual Youth Arts Festivals have garnered inspired responses from participants, provided professional experiences for young artists, and opportunities for everyone to engage in youth arts oriented culture! This year’s festival features an all ages Dance Cypher, taking place on Wednesday February 14th from 5-6:30pm, hosted by the Nelson District Youth Centre! Come bust some new or old moves in the all ages all styles cypher,

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  • Arts Education Programming – Spring 2018

    Arts Education Programming – Spring 2018

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Spring 2018: 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  Spring 2018 Schedule:   Painting Intensive: Painting On Another Level! with Natasha Smith   4 classes March 12 – 15 1 – 5pm Monday-Thursday   Course Description: This intensive course is designed for painters that want to take their paintings to another level, literally! Recycle unfinished/unsuccessful paintings by

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  • Oxygen Welcomes New Executive Director

    Oxygen Art Centre names Genevieve Robertson as the new Executive Director, effective January 15th.   Robertson, who moved from Vancouver to the Kootenays last year, was instrumental to Touchstones Nelson’s exhibit, River Relations: A Beholder’s Share of the Columbia River Dams, an interdisciplinary artistic research project that considers the presence and impact of hydroelectric power production on the Columbia River. Her drawing-based interdisciplinary artistic practice explores the complexities that emerge when relating to land and water in a time of large-scale industrial exploitation.   Robertson holds an MAA from Emily Carr

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  • Spring Break Art Camps 2018

    SPRING ART CAMPS   WEEK 1 (March 19 -22, 2018): ART CAMP with Anita Levesque Monday to Thursday March 19-22 9-12am Ages 6-8 Art Camp: Inspired (CLASS FULL register to be added to wait list) Cost $130 Learn about great artists of the past and present while trying your hand at creating something in their style or inspired by them – Keith Haring, Emily Carr, Frieda Kahlo, to name a few. Draw, paint, print, collage – we’ll cover it all in this hands-on, fun art workshop for ages 6-8.

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