Consumed by Clouds
September 6 – November 2
The site specific work created at the Kootenay Gallery of Art explores thread’s subtle quality versus it’s accumulative presence. This installation consists of multiple low hanging “clouds” or three dimensional scribbles that will be made entirely out of thread. Each cloud will consist of hundreds of sewn elements inspired by “spirographs” that will hang from the ceiling with individual threads. This dense collection of sewn lines is made of saturated thread colours like neon green, yellow, orange and pink. These bright hues colour the space, creating a vivid atmosphere filled with saturated lines. Viewers will move around the embroidered environment through paths and will be invited to lay underneath the installation. The pieces will move slightly with the movement of air, creating a surreal synthetic environment enveloping the viewer in line and colour.
I Love You
September 6 – November 2
Come in, relax and enjoy a moment of solitude as you ponder this “Kootenay love poem” – George Koochin’s monumental visual meditation on “why there is life”.
Dinner for the Cultured Soul
An Elegant Evening of Chance and Entertainment
Fundraiser for the Kootenay Gallery of Art
Saturday, October 26
at the Nineteenth
Doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm
For more information, check here.
Call the Gallery at 250 365 3337 or email us here with credit card information to reserve your spot. Guests will be charged $50 per person for last-minute cancellations or no-shows.
Are you feeling lucky? Take a chance at the Dinner for the Cultured Soul.
Christmas at the Gallery
November 12 – December 24, 2019
It is almost that time of year again. Our next exhibition will be our annual show and sale of finely crafted gift items created by some of the best artisans in the Kootenays. The opening event will be on Friday November 15. In December, the gallery will be open seven days a week from 10 am – 5 pm. Please come and support your local artisans and the Kootenay Gallery.
New Vendors: If you wish to join Christmas at the Gallery, please contact us for more information at 250 365 3337.
Returning Vendors: Please confirm you would like to participate. Bring your stock to the Gallery by November 1.
Copper Etching Workshop
Copper Etching with Marty Ryan
Saturday, September 21
10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $70 for gallery members and $80 for non-members.
All materials included. Bring a lunch.
Learn the basics of copper etching with artist Marty Ryan. In this full day workshop Marty will guide you through creating a finished piece of your choice (ornament, bracelet, bookmark) from prepared copper plates.
For more information and to register, please contact Kootenay Gallery at 250 365-3337.
Exhibition Proposal Workshop
What the $&(* do they want? Part 2
Finessing Exhibition Proposals – the Whole She-bang
9:30 am – 4:00 pm (bring lunch)
Kootenay Gallery of Art
Free workshop for practicing artists
Topics to be covered:
• what (not) to include
• what is expected for each item requested
• writing artist statements, cover letters & more
Have fun learning how to create your best proposal ever.
To register, please send a complete exhibition proposal to
firstname.lastname@example.org by October 4.
Not sure what to include? See https://www.kootenaygallery.com/submissions/
What’s New in the Gift Shop?
We offer a large selection of jewelry, in a range of prices, pottery by many of the ceramic artists in our region, a large selection of paintings and prints, glass work, wood work, knitted and woven goods and more!
There is no charge to browse the Gift Shop and members receive 10% off of purchases. Most major methods of payment are accepted, including Apple Pay.
The Gallery Lounge
We are so lucky to have a group of visionary and committed people helping us govern and lead the work of the Gallery. Here is a feature on our Board Member Judy Madelung so you can get to know her better and understand the work she is involved with at the Gallery. Read it here.
Want your work in the Gallery or Giftshop?
We accept exhibition proposals by professional artists and curators who create critically engaging work. Read the Submission Procedures here.
If you are an artist or craftsperson who wants to sell your work in our Gift Shop, read about it on our Gift Shop page.
Renting the Kootenay Gallery
Did you know that the Kootenay Gallery is available for rent?
You can rent the large gallery, the small gallery or both. You can rent the workshop room for meetings or classes. The Gallery has been rented for meetings, seminars, business lunches, community events, a birthday party, a wedding shower and even a wedding.
For forms and information, click on the link below.
2019 Exhibition Schedule
It is a privilege for us at the Gallery to work with artists to bring exhibitions to the community each year. We hope the work we present is stimulating and inspiring. The schedule we are presenting this year offers art focused on the visitor experience with artists from away and from here.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.