Permanent Collection Online

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.

Afternoon Shower, pastel by Irvine Clinton Adams Along Highway 97, pen drawing by Irvine Clinton Adams Summerland Gallery, watercolour by Ken Ballantyne Main and North Victoria, watercolour by Ken Ballantyne
Mussel Shell, Pen and Ink by Drawing by Douglas Charles Load Limit, Watercolour by Douglas Charles Shearwater II, Watercolour by Douglas Charles Shearwater II, sketch by Douglas Charles
Fir on the Rocks, Acrylic on Paper by Bruce Crawford Platform in Space by Marjorie Croil Defenestration for Beginners, Acrylic on Board by Michael Hermesh Sometimes Our Shadows Grow Longer, Sculpture by Michael Hermesh
The Floor of Heaven Has Rusted Through, Acrylic on Board by Michael Hermesh The Housekeeper, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh Carol: The Morning Pages, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh The Future is Closer Now, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh
Michael with Modifications, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh The Future is a Ways Off Yet, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh The Vision, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh Totem, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh
The Blessing, Pencil Sketch by Michael Hermesh Forgotten Fruit, Acrylic by Bill Hibberd Wool Merchant, Brass Rubbing by Ivy Mason Jane Bradbury, Brass Rubbing by Ivy Mason
Old House, Watercolour by Dale Matthews Ladders, Acrylic by Dale Matthews Untitled Watercolour, L.P. McCallum Red Dress and Bird, Michael Sime
Summerland, Monoprint by Bettina Somers TSO Rehearsal for Children's Concert, Ink and Wash by Bettina Sommers TSO Christmas Box 1954, Ink and Wash by Betting Sommers Top Gallery Concert, Ink and Wash by Bettina Somers
Rehearsal for Jewish Choir, Ink and Wash by Bettina Somers Four Studies: Royal Conservatory, Ink and Wash by Bettina Somers Stravinsky Petrouchka, Ink and Wash by Bettina Somers Working Girls, Triptych, Acrylic on Canvas by Marcia Stacy
Handmade Doll, Marcia Stacy Just Passing Through, Oil Printing by Frantisek Strouhal Moonlit Forest, Collagraph Print by Elaine Watts

Christmas Card Collection

For nine of the eleven years from 2005 to 2015, the Arts Council held a contest for a work ofart that would be used as its annual Christmas card. The winning work each year was then purchased for the Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

 

Santa Unplugged and Unshod, Colored pencil by Ralph Critchlow The Warmth of Winter, Acrylic by Dianne Korsch Kettle Valley Winter, Watercolour by Dale Matthews Home for Christmas, Watercolour by Mary Scale
Lights in the Night. Photograph by Rick Gray Winter Barn. Acrylic by Barb Hofer Nature’s Art, Digital Photograph by Maria Howe Winter, Charcoal by Susan Gibbs
Life is a Symphony, Mixed Media by Marcia Stacy