Current Exhibition


June 19 – August 1, 2015


Marianne Nicolson

Marianne Nicolsons’ work acknowledges important environmental concerns (specifically water issues), Aboriginal history (cultural & artistic practice; pictographs) and presents an invaluable opportunity for Kootenay area youth and the public generally to focus on ‘our’ shared cultural and environmental legacies, both from a broad (national, global) and local perspective.


July 8 – August 1, 2015

Pop-Up Store and Show

Graduates of KSA

Another year is complete at  Kootenay Studio Arts in Nelson. To celebrate, we are offering the graduates a chance to display and sell their work here in the West Gallery. Come check out the innovative and finely-designed pieces created by these emerging artists.

Upcoming Exhibition


August 7 – September 19

Peacing: Sacred Circle of Life

Maggie Shirley

Following significant losses in her life Shirley turned to her art practice in hopes of gaining clarity and a sense of resolution.

Notice to Members


September 15 at 7:00 pm

Annual General Meeting

Kootenay Art Gallery

Everyone is welcome to attend, particularly those members eligible to vote. Refreshments will be served.

Call for New Vendors

New Vendors

Application Deadline Sept 30

Call for New Vendors

Christmas at the Gallery

If you have unique arts or crafts for sale and haven’t been a part of Christmas at the Gallery previously, please send us photos by email or contact us to set up an appointment at the gallery before September 30. If you have shown with us before, we will get in touch with you to confirm your participation. Note: all stock needs to be at the gallery by October 31.

New date – Upcoming Professional Development Workshop

Poster WEB

October 24, 2015

Workshop for Curators, Artists and Gallery Staff

What is the role of the curator? What role does he or she play in the art world? How do curators and artists work together? How do galleries and curators work together?  Helen Sebelius and other art professionals will offer words of wisdom to clarify the curatorial process. This will also be a chance to meet new and old friends in the Columbia Basin art network. Free of charge.


Save the date – Upcoming Fundraiser


October 8, 2015

Pour Your Art Out!

We had so much fun the last time, we’ve decided to do it again! Painting, wine, friends – what more could you ask for? We’ll be back at the Element and will give you details as they are confirmed.

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