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Oct 18 – CAPA Competition: Nature

Our first CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) competition! As before we would like everyone to submit a photo. The more people that participate the more we learn and the more fun we have! Review the full competition information here: CAPA Competition: Nature

Having trouble deciding?? Talk to one of our mentors and get some help! 

Please review  Competition Submissions instructions.

Oct 19 – Got Talent! Get Social!

You’ve Got the Talent . . . Now Get Social (as in Media). The Kamloops Arts Council presents a workshop for artists of all mediums for getting the most out of social media.
Been considering using social media to sell your work? Not sure which platform is right for you? Already on social media but need some pointers, or to find out what’s hot right now and with whom? We’re pleased to have Brandon Olds and Hope Mikal, as they present some best practices for engaging social media.

Brandon Olds — actor, director/producer and cinematographer with a Masters in Social Media from Birmingham City University in England + so much more.

Hope Mikal — painter, traveller, project manager with a Bachelor of Tourism Management + so much more

FREE for KAC members | $10 for the public

When: Thursday, October 19, 6-8pm
Where: The KAC at Lansdowne Village,
Unit 204, 450 Lansdowne Street (in between Booster Juice and Dollarama)

Registration required, please visit our website.

Oct 23 – Living Photography on the Edge

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club presents adventure photographer Mike Biden Monday Oct. 23rd 7 PM at the Fifth Avenue Seniors Centre, Salmon Arm. Carpool and explore Salmon Arm. Admission is by Donation.
Mike is a man who likes living on the edge! He has had the privilege of parachuting, riding in hot-air balloons, tanks, jet fighters, World War II vintage airplanes, aircraft carriers and even submarines.
Mike has contributed to magazines and newspaper articles including Canadian Geographic, WestJet Magazine, Comox Search and Rescue, Okanagan Life Magazine, Okanagan Women Magazine and Canadian Aviator Magazine.
His photography skills were self-taught while he was becoming the self-published author of five books. His love of life is contagious! Mike’s favorite saying is, “If you’re not living on the edge . . . you’re taking up too much space!” Mike BidenPoster

Oct 25 – Showcase: Fungus

Courtesy Clip Art

Fungus varieties are astounding! And they can be found everywhere – even in places you don’t want to find them! If you haven’t submitted any photos yet this year, here is another opportunity to “expose” yourself….

Please review  Showcase Submissions instructions.


Oct 28 – Portrait Workshop

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club hosts this Saturday morning (10-1pm) Portrait Workshop with professional portrait photographer, Lee Watkins. The RJ Haney Heritage Village (closed for the season) is the venue for this small group photography workshop that will include costumed models. Cost $50. Contact Len lenlazz@shaw.ca to register.

Lee Watkins is a Vernon B.C. based Portrait and Wedding photographer offering a unique perspective and providing services to clients all over Canada. Lee successfully graduated from the Digital Photography Program at The Centre For Arts & Tech in Kelowna BC in 2011. Since then he has continued to build his business in the beautiful Okanagan valley. Taking on just about any project and working with a wide range of clients over the last few years, his portfolio offers a large variety of work from weddings to family portraits to artist promo. Growing up in the Okanagan he is continually inspired by the beautiful landscapes, crystal blue lakes and sun filled days incorporating them into each of his portraits.Lee Watkins Poster