HEADS UP – New Art from Local Okanagan Artists

New Art from the Tumbleweed Gallery & Artist Collection – Penticton.


June 15th – September 15th
Opening Reception
Thursday, June 15th 5pm-8pm

About the Exhibition
HEADS UP is a group exhibition at the Tumbleweed Gallery (Penticton, BC) that explores the phrase “Heads Up” in its many varied interpretations. The title is drawn from a discussion among the artists who felt that it captured the attention grabbing nature of art.

Featured Artists:

The work of Liz Marshal is bright and packed with colour, shapes and whimsy. Her art takes many forms: from a wall of small 4″x4″ squares, to large works on paper. Layers build up on top of each other, accompanied by glazes, textures, charcoal and pen. Liz is fascinated with resist techniques, and the patterns created by negative space.

The art of Susan McCarrell is inspired by found images, daily rituals, memories and the hiccups of everyday life. Her work is eclectic and spans a range of media and formats, including: collage, wire sculpture and acrylic on canvas. Susan hopes that her art will connect with the viewer, piquing their interest in history and the passage of time – so that they can arrive at their own place within it.

The art of Carol Munro takes many forms, including: encaustic and mixed media paintings, encaustic monotypes and dimensional pieces involving handmade paper. She is fascinated by  a sense of cycles; of movement, recurrence and belonging. The persistent whisper of things  just out of sight. She describes the sense that there are forces and presences at work, which are oddly familiar at some deep animal level of our perception. Her artwork is shaped by the nature and geography of her surroundings in the Okanagan Valley.

The art of Jenny Long merges the school of abstract expressionism with the act of portraiture. Her subjects are more than an individual simply caught in time. The paint itself becomes just as important as the person it is describing. The language of each painting is heated by emotional, instinctual play with the paint.

Kirsten Robertson paints still life images; fruit hanging heavy on a branch, or in a bowl surrounded by the empty darkness. Her art plays with negative space and unseen tensions: it is something altogether different, exciting and new.

The art of Jessie Dunlop is odd and unsettling. It is inspired by fairy tales, found images and the dark stirrings of the imagination. She works on canvas and birch-wood panels. Little watercolour artworks are also a passion.

Jan Little is known for her whimsical paintings and illustrations of local flora, fauna and friends. Her work seeks to reveal the reality as she knows it in the beautiful and funny world she sees herself in.

Vikki Drummond is influenced by her Italian roots. Her work is abstract, with layers of colour built up, scratched away and painted once more. Drummond keeps painting until the art work feels right.

Joint Penticton Gallery Opening

HEADS UP is Presented in Partnership with members of the Main Street Gallery Trio

Little Long Studios  & Saint Germain Art Gallery on Main Street, Penticton. Both Galleries will be hosting openings on the same night, and we encourage you to explore them all. All are within easy walking distance, in the heart of downtown.

Learn More about the Art Galleries the can be found in down town Penticton (South Okanagan).

See the Art Gallery Self-Guided Walking Tour

Downtown Penticton Art Gallery Tour