Summerland’s long and rich history of the visual arts dates from the early 1950s with the founding of the Summerland Art Club to the 1990s with the establishment of the Summerland Community Arts Council (SCAC).
In 2008, conscious of the need for a permanent art collection which would document the contribution of Summerland artists to the cultural mosaic of the community, the SCAC began the process of establishing a permanent collection.
The collection currently holds 42 works in several media, with the most recent additions from Elaine Watts and Marcia Stacy.
Every two years or so, the gallery presents a show that features its permanent collection. Due to Covid 19, this year’s Permanent Collection Show is online.
We present the collection here, please download the permanent collection book for more information on each artist.
Christmas Card Collection
For nine of the eleven years from 2005 to 2015, the Arts Council held a contest for a work of art that would be used as its annual Christmas card. The winning work each year was then purchased for the Art Gallery’s permanent collection.