Curator Anne Béliveau is enthused by new fine artists exhibiting their works at Studio Connexion Gallery this year. Various art styles and media by seven talented women will be featured. Landscape always has a special place at the gallery and this year is no exception.
On May 19, the season begins with Nakusp artist Donna Marko. Originally from Alberta, she has established new roots here with her husband. Donna has experimented with different media and 7 years ago decided to perfect her technique with coloured pencils. She likes to illustrate a variety of subjects and is mainly attracted by nature.
Maureen Howard from Salmon Arm will be exhibiting her Landscape and Abstract paintings in June. The curator reconnected with Maureen who lived in Nakusp for few years and asked her to show her artworks.
In July, the gallery will again host Louise Drescher, this time for a solo show. During the 2014 summer, Louise had 4 beautiful paintings for the Carlyle Group Show depicting the Mount Assiniboine area, two of them were sold to local collectors. Originally from Ontario, she studied in England and now resides in Rossland. Her distinct style will charm visitors.
Carleen Ross will display her new watercolours just in time for the Columbia Basin Culture Tour. She is very familiar with the quaint space from visiting regularly with her family and showing her Wildlife paintings last August in the Summer Group Show.
The last part of August was especially reserved for Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki: visual artist and writer. She particularly loves landscapes and is a senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She will be travelling from Port Moody to holiday and perhaps fall in love with our Kootenays.
In early September, Robyn Gold from Winlaw will bring some of her abstract and landscape paintings. Robyn loves taking workshops to explore and define her own style. She is very busy not only with her art but her home based business.
The 7th exhibition is the only Photography show of the season with Nakusp artist Gail McMartin who loves to capture nature that has texture.
Studio Connexion Gallery is continuing its partnership with the ALFA Art Walk as an official venue. The featured artist is Roni Jurgensen from New Denver with her unique and colourful paintings. Visitors can also find Fine Art pieces by Sharon Bamber, Brigitte Desbois, Denyse Marshall, Tim Andrew and Rick Rogers.
You can be a “Friend of Studio Connexion Gallery” by purchasing a $10 annual membership which will keep you first informed about the artists and their exhibitions along with special events. Also members can rent the space for small gatherings.
Located at 203 Fifth Ave. NW. In the heart of Nakusp, just 2 ½ short blocks from Broadway St.
Business hours are 11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Private appointments are available year around, contact Anne at 250.265.3586 or 8888. Follow the gallery on social media: