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Mar 9-17 – Art Exposed 2018

Now in its 8th year, the Kamloops Arts Council’s ART EXPOSED Regional Exhibition is a community-centred visual arts exhibit. Unique to the area, Art Exposed is open; all residents of the TNRD are invited to submit artwork. That includes photography.
Art Exposed gives the public a chance to view and purchase local artwork of many different types, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewellery art, pottery, PHOTOGRAPHY and more. All submitted works are displayed for the duration of the exhibit; every nook and cranny of the Old Courthouse will be filled with art. At the opening night reception on Friday, March 9, jurors will award prizes and honourable mentions. A special Youth category (ages 8 – 14) will be featured with its own prize and honourable mentions.
But it’s not just about prizes. Art Exposed’s non-curated approach ensures that everyone can participate. For some, it’s the first time they publicly display their work.
CALL FOR ARTWORK! Entry deadline is Friday, Feb. 16
Opening Night Reception:Friday, March 9, 5pm-8pm Exhibit runs 10-5 till March 17
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, Kamloops (7 Seymour St. W.)

Mar 19 – CAPA Competition: Spring Open Theme

Images are due at midnight tonight for the CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) competition entitled Spring Open Theme. The CAPA deadline is Mar 31. Submit your images to: competitions@kamloopsphotoarts.ca

For information regarding submissions requirements go to: Competition Submissions

Scope of Competition: Open Theme – can include; abstract, landscape, low light, macro, nature, portrait, still life, wildlife etc.

For more information on the theme: CAPA Canada – Spring Open Theme

Mar 21 – Field Trip

Compliments of Google…



We’ll be meeting at the corner of Victoria and 5th in front of the Library/Art Gallery building at 6:30pm.  The plan is to shoot the 400 block Victoria to see how many different “lens” views we can gather. The 6:30 start time will give us some daylight, twilight and streetlight photo opportunities. We will show these to the club at a later date.

We’ll meet at Valerie’s after the shoot for an “after-chat”!

Mar 26 – Jim Hall: Drone Photographer

Droning is an inexpensive hobby with very exhilarating results.

Shuswap Photo Arts Clubs invites you to their Monday night meeting March 26, 7 pm to hear all about it when Pilot and Drone Photographer Jim Hall will talk about his experiences. Venue:Fifth Avenue Seniors Centre, Salmon Arm.

Jim is a retired Air Traffic Controller (27 years) and had a Commercial Pilots License for over 50 years. He did a variety of flying in Calgary, including flying as an aerial photographer over a 20-year period. Upon retirement from ATC, he started an Aerial Photo business in Calgary, doing “Scenic-Oblique aerial photography. After 14 years in business Jim decided to retire for the second time and moved to the Shuswap.
As a retired Air Traffic Controller and a Commercial Pilot, he is very familiar with and aware of the necessity of TC Air Regulations and why and how they apply to UAV flying.
He has been flying 2 drones for about 3 years, (before drone rules were finalized). Jim flies them for pleasure, to avoid the pressure of doing commercial droning.

Looking forward to seeing you in Salmon Arm March 26th.

Mar 28 – Showcase: Portraits

Courtesy Clip Art

Remember all that information we soaked up at the beginning of February when Ross Outerbridge taught us about taking portraits?

Here’s your opportunity to show what you learned. Or what you already knew.

Please review Showcase Submissions before submitting images.