Art Gallery

Grizzli Gallery

The Grizzli Art Gallery is open Daily during regular tasting room hours. Admission is free.

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Winemaking throughout generations has transformed from an age-old tradition to a form of art, where human talent and nature’s fruit coalesce together to create something exquisite. Grizzli Winery’s pillar is our community, to which Art is a main sector that promotes creativity and emotional intelligence.

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In line with our core values and intentions, Grizzli Winery specifically designed an art gallery, open to the public. The Grizzli Gallery’s featured artists are hand selected in-house and rotated seasonally. We exhibit works by Canadian artists of all mediums and aim to curate art that captures the diversity of our nation. All art is displayed throughout the winery retail shop where you can peruse the art while enjoying a glass of wine.

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Current Exhibition

‘IN HER EYES’ portrays the works of four Okanagan artists who take inspiration from everything that surrounds them and the starting of a new year. ‘IN HER EYES’ is about embracing individual perspective and seeing a story through someone else’s lens. It is about seeing colours that bring a sense of wonder and imagination; a peaceful moment where all of the world recedes; an inspirational feeling that fills the heart and opens our eyes to new beginnings.

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Featuring abstract art, mixed media and resin and acrylic mediums.

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Maggie Kozina | Abstract Artist

Arlene Buick | Acrylic Artist

Alice Tunnell | Mixed Media, Resin & Acrylic Artist

Elizabeth Flesher | Acrylic Artist

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RSVP to the Spring Art Launch 'IN HER EYES' here

On March 11th, join us for the official launch celebration of our Spring exhibition ‘IN HER EYES’!

Peruse the art as you’re serenaded by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Quartet. Enjoy wine, light appetizers, a silent auction and meet the artists behind the canvas. Included in the silent auction are four special pieces of art donated by the artists themselves and 100% of the proceeds go to the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra!

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The Grizzli Art Gallery Spring Show is open daily to the public during regular tasting room hours from February 1 – May 28 2023, where the exhibition will rotate into our Summer Show.

Featured Artists

Maggie Kozina | Abstract Artist

My paintings have been described as mesmerizing, soothing, colourful works that bring a sense of wonder".

 Maggie Kozina is a polish-born self-taught abstract painter recently moved from Edmonton to Kelowna.  “I just had this urge to paint after becoming a mom in 2006, so I asked for a canvas for my birthday, never expected it to become my future career,” says Kozina. “Being a new mom I felt so much love and emotion in my new world & I truly believe I chose a canvas to express myself.” From beaches to palm trees, ocean sunsets and vibrant florals, Kozina continues to channel those muses into her work today. Teaching herself along the way, Kozina considers her work to be abstract expressionism. “There’s an energy in each piece that is felt differently with each viewer.  The abstract style just came from within and felt right for me. Every painting changed the next and naturally evolved my work.”

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Kozina’s classic pieces feature layers of straight edge strokes with rich textures, shadows and reflections, and her on-brand pops of colour. “I love strokes and markings in a painting that look organically placed” says Kozina. “I strive for that in every piece.” 

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Since 2006 Kozina has hosted a number of solo art shows & donated her work to various charities. The Children’s Wish Foundation, Compassion House Foundation, Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation & Neurosurgery Kids Fund in Edmonton.

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Recently featured in the ‘Contemporary Art of Excellence' book vol IV and a nominated finalist in Abstract & Digital art categories in The Global Art Awards 2021. "I’m very grateful for this recognition and for all my collectors. I love the freedom in painting & being able to express myself. Sharing my energy through art & creating makes me feel alive!"

Maggie's website here

Arlene Buick | Acrylic Artist

Arlene obtained her Bachelor of Education with a specialty in Art Education. Since her retirement, she has focused on expanding her artistic talents. Currently, she is specializing in Acrylic painting, but has experience with pastels, watercolour and graphite compositions. The beauty of nature with all its intricate patterns and expressive colours are inspiring to her. Many of her works focus on the contrasts between dark and vibrant colours.

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Her paintings have been sold and displayed at Gallery 97, Peachland Art Gallery, Lake Country Art Gallery, and The Rotary Centre for the Arts, Vibrant Vines Winery, and Volcanic Hills Winery. As a member of the Okanagan Artists Coalition, she sold and displayed her work at Grizzli Winery last winter. Currently, her work can be seen at the various Bean Scene Coffee Shops.

Alice Tunnell | Mixed Media, Resin & Acrylic Artist

Alice Tunnell received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and her Masters of Eduction from University of Calgary. She taught Kindergarten to Grade 5 and worked with her students to give them exposure and experiences with creating pieces of art, ceramics, and using lots of different mediums. She continues to teach adult workshops using alcohol inks and acrylic. Their enthusiasm and paintings inspire her to continue working with people to offer her experiences with art and to impart to them what she has learned as an artist.

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During a winter holiday in Antigua in 2015 – 2016, she participated in a 10-week workshop with a professional artist from the UK. The techniques, mediums, and projects inspired her to pursue using alcohol inks, acrylic, and other mediums to improve and enhance her creations.

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Elizabeth Flesher

Elizabeth was born in Calgary but has called BC home since 1966. She is a self-taught studying artist and has taken many courses from established artists in the Okanagan. Elizabeth has recently moved into to the realm of abstract art, painting with acrylics and pastels. This gives her the freedom of design and color to create texture movement and rhythm to her work.

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Elizabeth is member of the following Art Groups: Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter West Kelowna Artists Okanagan Artists Coalition Her work has been shown at various locations in the Okanagan: Lake Country Art Gallery, Peachland Art Gallery, Pentiction Art Gallery, Willowstone Art Show in Kelowna, Cruzwear Pop-Up Gallery in Kelowna, all four Bean Scene locations in Kelowna and Private collections.

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The OSO and Grizzli Winery - The Perfect Pairing

We believe music and wine go together like wine and cheese. We’re better together.

 

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is delighted to partner with Grizzli Winery as its Art Gallery Charity Partner for the 2023 season.

 

The OSO is the third largest professional orchestra in BC. This professional ensemble has shared music experiences with Okanagan residents and visitors for more than 60 years, with Music Director Rosemary Thomson at the helm for more than 15 years. In addition to the OSO’s many live public concerts, its community engagement programs bring unique music and learning experiences to preschoolers and their families through Symphony Storytime as well as to students and schools through its flagship Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra (OSYO), as well as other education programs.

 

A quartet of musicians from the OSO will perform at during each season’s Art Launch. All proceeds from the Grizzli Winery’s Art Gallery events, including donations, art auctions, and a percentage of art sales, will be donated to the OSO. Future events will include performances by both OSO and OSYO musicians.

Visit the OSO website to learn more!

Artist Submission

Please send your Curriculum Vitae including Exhibition History, Gallery Affiliations and Association Memberships, Artist Biography, Artist Statement, 10 photos of your work including size, date completed and retail price, Your website URL, Social Media handles and where you are located.

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