Artists! Art Walk 2015 wants you!

Artists and Artisans, if you are looking for a chance to showcase your artwork or original craft pieces, Art Walk is a great way to do it. Your creations will be on display in a local business for six weeks this summer and will be the attraction that brings local and other visitors to town and to the businesses. You will be featured in the Art Walk Passport and promoted through this Chamber of Commerce program. Get your application in to Fran at Doctors Eye Care by Friday, May 28.

Merritt Art Walk 2015 will be held from July 1-Aug 15.
More Info: 2015 Merritt Art Walk Info for Artists
Application form: 2015 Merritt Art Walk Artist Application

Gardening the Courthouse – May 23

Marigolds and More!

Saturday, May 23 starting at 9 am.

MarigoldsLove To Dance Garden Day at the THE OLDE COURTHOUSE

“Let’s make Merritt a beautiful town!”

Let’s make The Olde Courthouse a landmark in the city of Merritt again – A place we can be proud of and enjoyed by everyone visiting Merritt, the Art Gallery and the Dance studio. Volunteers will help  plant seedlings, donate additional plants, clean the flower beds, fertilizer and compost, make garden patch markers, etc.

Enquiries: Merritt Dance Society – 250 378-9898 or dance@telus.net

The Dungbeatles CD Release Party

Friday, April 24, 2015,  Culture Club

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With special guests River City Magic AND R. McClure and the Sweet Thangs
Doors open at 7 pm.  Music starts at 8 pm.
$15 adults, $10 students.  Tickets available at Brambles Bakery, Black’s Pharmacy and The Nicola Valley Medical Centre. Buy 2 tickets and get a free CD!!

9th Annual Community Art Show

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April 10 – May 2

Local artists and artisans are welcome to enter works in the show.
Submit works April 7 & 8, from 1 pm. to 4 pm.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
For more information contact artgallerynv@gmail.com or call 250-378-6515

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not join us at the Courthouse Art Gallery. We have a variety of new and established local artists presenting their original art work for sale.

Opening Reception- Friday April 10, 2015 from 5 pm. to 7 pm.

The Courthouse Gallery will be open during its regular hours for this show.
Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am. to 4 pm.

Dance Art show – March 13

LTD BigD bevelMarch 13, 5:30-7:30  Artists’ Reception for Dance to the Rhythm of my Heart.  Everyone welcome!

March 14-28  Dance to the Rhythm of my Heart  2015 Dance Art Competition – Love to Dance Academy in collaboration with the Courthouse Art Gallery, NVCAC.  Prizes in two categories: Fine Artwork (Visual Art, Sculpture, Photography) and Costume Design; and in 3 categories: Age 4-12, 13-18 and Adult.
Entry form: Dance Art Entry Order 2015
Exhibition Agreement: Dance Art Exhibit Agree 2015

Watercolour Workshop with Harold Allanson – only 2 spaces left

Sunday, March 1 – The Courthouse Gallery will be hosting a one-day watercolour workshop in conjunction with Harold Allanson’s solo show. Harold will instruct intermediate and advanced artists. Registration is  $95 non-refundable. Only 2 spots are still available.  Registration deadline is Feb 26., 2015. Register with Fran at Doctors Eyecare,  2177 Quilchena, Merritt. Contact Fran at  bfholdings@telus.net

“Nicola Valley Ranch Life” Show at Courthouse Gallery

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The first art show of 2015 will be a solo show by watercolour painter, Harold Allanson, presenting his paintings of ranch life in the Nicola Valley. The show opens on Friday, February 27 from 10 am to 4 pm, with the Artist’s Reception from 5 to 7 pm the same evening. The show is only two weekends, closing on March 7, after which Harold will be showing his works at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.  Everyone is welcome to come and meet Harold at the Reception and to see his beautiful artwork.

The Gallery will be open during its regular hours for this show – Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

 

NVCAC Local Artists List

CourthouseThe Courthouse Art Gallery is making it easier for local artists to find out about local and regional art activities well ahead of time. The artists who sign up for the  ‘Local Artists List’  will receive early notice of upcoming exhibitions, workshops and other art activities in time to apply or prepare artwork for entry. Artists can get on the list by sending an email with name, email, artist website (if any) and interests to merrittartists@gmail.com .

Gallery gets New Year’s Makeover

courthouse logo colThe Courthouse Gallery is getting a makeover – new paint, clean-up and new start for the New Year. Special thanks to Home Hardware for the donation of paint which was vital to make this project a reality. The action starts at 10 am on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (delayed due to weather from the planned start on Jan. 5) with an enthusiastic team from the Gallery Committee and volunteers from the NVCAC community. The first two days will be preparation work on the walls – filling, sanding, taping and then dust clean-up so it is ready for painting on the following days. Volunteers more than welcome :)