Art Gallery

Grizzli Gallery

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

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.

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

Changing seasons brings the rotation of Grizzli Art Gallery’s newest exhibition: “The World Around Us”, featuring the work of three Okanagan based artists – Anne Gidluck, Valerie Thompson and Diane Postman. “The World Around Us” comes out of our shared experience living through a pandemic that encouraged us all to look more closely at our surroundings. Reflecting upon scenes that typically don’t catch a second glimpse - a derelict barn or lone flower amongst a field of weeds - this exhibition hopes to evoke joyous memories, gratitude for our Okanagan home, awareness of our surroundings, and compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves.

On October 16th, join us for the official launch celebration of this exhibition! Peruse the art as you’re serenaded by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Trio. Enjoy wine, light appetizers and meet the artists behind the canvas. Works featured include a wide variety of techniques including oil and acrylic paints and mixed media.


The Grizzli Art Gallery Winter Show is open daily to the public during regular tasting room hours from October - February 2022, where the exhibition will rotate into the Spring Show.

Featured Artists

Anne Gidluck

Growing up in a gold mining town in Western Australia, Anne has been heavily influenced by the brilliant colours of the Australian landscape.

"I am drawn to portray the scenes and people I have encountered in my travels. Currently I work in acrylics but have also worked in oils and water colours.

The emotions that a particular scene has evoked in me is what I am driven to portray on canvas and hope that the viewer will experience the same reaction."

Valerie Thompson

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Valerie has been painting since she was eleven years old.

Her first art teacher was in Whitehorse, Yukon.  Miss Varley, daughter of Canadian Group of Seven, Frederick Varley, inspired her to continue her pursuit of artistic knowledge and excellence in various mediums including oils, pen and ink and pastels.  She now concentrates on painting in acrylics.

Valerie's early education is reflected in her loose painting style using vibrant colours and is very evident in her interpretations of Canadian landscapes.

Valerie is a founding member of the "West Kelowna Artist", a group of 14 women, painting together and learning from each other's experiences.

Dianne Postman

Dianne is originally from southern Alberta and developed a love for art at a very young age. Over the years Dianne has attended numerous educational workshops and courses however she is mainly self-taught. In 2019 she received a Diploma in Art from the Stratford Career Institute (distance learning). Dianne is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of both the West Kelowna Artists and the B.C. Artists Guild.

"Landscapes and flowers are my favourite subject matter. I often tone my canvases with a vivid magenta colour before beginning a painting. I have a myriad of styles and approaches, which allows me to stay free of a fixed, predictable expression in my work."

*This exhibition will open to the public October 1st 2022 and run until February 26th 2023. Join us for the official Gallery Launch on Sunday, October 16th 2022.

 

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 2022-23 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 trio of musicians from the OSO will perform at this season’s Winter Art Launch, the first of a three-part Art Launch series, on Oct. 16 at the Grizzli Winery from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

 

All proceeds from the Grizzli Winery’s Art Gallery events, including donations, raffles, and a percentage of art sales, will be donated to the OSO. Future events will include performances by both OSO and OSYO musicians.

Previous Exhibition

Grizzli Winery’s Summer art show captures the beauty of the Okanagan and beyond, invoking memories and emotions drawn out by the beauty of nature immortalized in art. This show, July to September 2022, is an invitation to survey the work of both members, supporting members, and special guests of the FCA-COC in a gently juried exhibition that showcases an assortment of works from local Okanagan Artists.

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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