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Friday, May 14, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3228 31st Ave
Vernon, British Columbia
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Arts, Culture and Heritage
The Vernon Public Art Gallery (VPAG) is proud to present the Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) 2021, the Okanagan’s international printmaking competition and exhibition. For the 5th time, the OPT will bring to the Okanagan the best in printmaking worldwide. This year the VPAG will host artwork created by 28 artists from around the globe.
About the OPT 2021
Launched in 2009 at the VPAG, the OPT celebrates the vitality and variety of approaches and techniques in contemporary printmaking. This collaborative project of the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Kelowna Art Gallery, and the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, is an open, juried exhibition featuring the world’s leading printmaking artists. The exhibition aims to bring the very best in current printmaking practice to audiences in the Okanagan Region of British Columbia.
With 680 works from 103 artists submitted to this year’s OPT, the jurors were faced with some difficult choices. The results are a strong, curated exhibition which highlights the best of contemporary printmaking. The varieties of printmaking range from traditional to experimental, and include methods such as mezzotint, etching, lithography, and screen printing. Please visit our website for more information on the OPT 2021.
Alberto Balletti – Italy Tomasz Matszak – Poland
Lene Bennike – Denmark Nils-Erik Mattsson – Sweden
Derek Besant – Canada Yangbin Park – South Korea
Victoria Bilogan – Australia Endi Poskovic - USA
Pawel Binczycki – Poland Mikhail Pogarsky - Russia
Snezhina Biserova – Bulgaria Sevdalina Prodanova - Bulgaria
Silvana Blasbalg – Argentina Jaco Putker - Netherlands
Mark Bovey – Canada Marzieh Rahmani - Canada
Bert Brouwer – Netherlands Anna Trojanowska - Poland
Monika Brzegowska – Poland Cleo Wilkinson - Australia
Sean Caufield – Canada Ulrich J. Wolff - Germany
Luke Johnson – Canada Fumio Yamaguchi - Japan
Tomasz Kukawski – Poland Nanako Yoshikawa - Japan
Guy Langevin – Canada Piotr Ziacek - Poland
Free Virtual Artist Talks
New to this year’s OPT will be live artist talks featuring a select number of participating artists selected for the show. Every week starting on March 18th through May 18th a new artist will be speaking live from their home country on an online platform, available for FREE through the VPAG website.