Watercolour Workshop with Harold Allanson

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 8 spots are available on a first-come basis.  Registration deadline is Feb 13, 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 :)

Gallery Committee – starting fresh in 2015

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Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 5 PM at the Courthouse Gallery

Some exciting new plans are underway for the Courthouse Gallery in 2015 and the Committee is ready to get them going. If you are unable to attend, contact us so we can get information to you: 250 378=6515 or nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com.

Oil & Water Do Mix – Courthouse Gallery

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Fri. Nov. 14 – 5 to 8 pm  Courthouse Gallery – Artists’ Reception for  “Oil & Water Do Mix”  Everyone welcome.

Nov. 15-16  Courthouse Gallery – “Oil & Water Do Mix” is a weekend art show and sale by local artists Wendy Eeckhout & Frances McMurchy. Works in the realistic style in watercolour, acrylic and oil paint will be on display and for sale. The artists will be in attendance during the show.

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Courthouse Gallery – Jeff Wilson Art Show

Oct 3rd & 4th
Jeff Wilson Art Show
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This show features Scottish-born Vancouver artist Jeff Wilson.  Works will include urban and rural landscapes, neon signage, and animal portraits from Canada and Scotland, including recent work from Merritt and the Shetland Islands. Gallery is open Friday 6-9pm & Saturday noon-6pm, admission is free.