Peachland Art Gallery
The Peachland Art Gallery is proud to showcase the seventh annual Captured Images, the largest and longest running fine art photography exhibition in the valley showing over 70 works by 36 contributors. While it attracts many photographers from the entire valley, we are happy to feature seven local artists in the line-up.
Nicole Remillard is an emerging artist, working primarily in photography, often using nature, landscapes, and architecture to tell her story. Working in the corporate world for a large part of her life prevented her from fully exploring and showcasing her passion for photography.
Now following her dream, Remillard is breaking out of the corporate mold. Through her lens of the world and its beauty, she shares her personal journey of self discovery and ultimate awakening.
Alexandra Morrison is an award-winning photographic artist specializing in freestyle fine art photography. Morrison was selected the Canadian Photographer of the Year in 2009 by the Professional Photographers of Canada and was selected three times as the Manitoba Photographer of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2015. She earned the designation Craftsman of Photographic Arts in 2018 and was a finalist in the top 10, for best Landscape Image in the 2013 World Photographic Cup.
Berkeley Stuart was born in Berkeley, CA. During her high school years, her father’s work took them abroad, where they lived in Pakistan and a travel bug was born. The history, colours and textures of Asia have been a lifelong influence and inspiration to Berkeley. The decision to retire early and move to Peachland, after raising two sons in Calgary, has been a great one. Adventurous touring, bicycling, and hiking trips have provided many ideas for her creative arts pursuits in photography.
Christopher Byrd is a retired secondary school teacher of English, Photography, Filmmaking, and Graphic Design, originally from Montreal. In retirement, he recorded his world travels in digital images that he now prints, mounts, and exhibits.
While photojournalism was an integral part of his travels, Byrd also became absorbed in semi-abstract imagery. There he found himself in another realm that lends itself to the imagination and entices the viewer to participate – to explore all possibilities rather than stand back and accept complacently what lies on the surface.
After graduating from Queen’s University with a degree in Finance and Computer Science, Martin Marchyshyn embarked on a 35-plus year career in the field of computer engineering, a highly structured discipline. That’s when he turned to photography as a creative outlet, a medium to free his inner artist.
Marchyshyn fills any “free” time teaching the craft and art of digital photography to local camera groups, jurying photographic exhibitions and competitions, and mentoring several photographers in the Okanagan Valley.
Martha McKenzie was born and raised on the North Shore of Vancouver, B.C.
McKenzie has followed her father’s love for photography, showing particular interest in nature and urban settings. Her love for travel has added to her creativity; Paris is one of her favourite cities because of its beauty, culture and graffiti.
Recently retired, she spent the past 20 years working as an education aide at a high school, volunteering her spare time shooting sporting events, plays and outings with the students.
Kerry Rawlinson was raised in Zambia, where her dad inspired her photographic bent. Rawlinson and hubby emigrated to Canada, and after a 35-year career in architectural design and technology, retired to Peachland.
They now enjoy their grandkids, travelling whenever they can, whilst Kerry pursues a second career. She’s achieved many notable awards and nominations in photo-art; flash fiction and poetry; (including for a Pushcart prize); and her work can be found in dozens of literary publications. Kerry also volunteers as curator of the Kelowna Airport Art Gallery.
The exhibition opens Saturday, Feb. 13 and runs until Sunday, March 28. The gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. COVID protocols are in place, including hand-sanitizing, social distancing and of course, masking.