Art Exhibits

The Rotary Centre for the Arts offers individuals and community art groups the opportunity to display work in a variety of spaces throughout the centre. Those interested are encouraged to apply! Application to Exhibit

Artwork by Charla Maarschalk


South Atrium Exhibit | November 2014

CHARLA MAARSCHALK was born in 1976 in Gander, Newfoundland and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Calgary in 1999. She went on to complete a New Media program at Sheridan College in 2000. Though she has always been an artist, Maarschalk recently exited a twelve year career as a photographer, to paint faces. Returning to her first love of painting has seen exceptional results in her first three years.

She was the top artist, voted by the people out of 300 artists, at the Lake Country Artwalk in 2014. For the past two years (Season 2013/14 and Season 2014/15) she has been the Resident Artist with Opera Kelowna creating 11 original artworks for their season shows.

Maarschalk has been featured in ICON Magazine, twice in the Kelowna Capital News and recently on the cover of the Kelowna Daily Courier. Charla is the wife and mother of three beautiful boys. She has lived and worked in Kelowna, BC since 2011



Artwork by Sarah Parsons

Sarah Parsons
'The Birthday Sketches'

Alex Fong Galleria Exhibit
November 2014

Sarah Parsons has spent the past 365 days creating The Birthday Sketches: Sketches for 441 Friends on Facebook.

Many of the sketches are mini caricatures, fun animals or a depiction of Sarah's well known 'bum people'. The sketches are based on a few simple words 'the art to give art'. It's a concept Sarah is familiar with, working as project coordinator for Papergirl Kelowna over the course of three years. The thesis behind Papergirl is around gifting art on bikes to random members of the public. The sketches will be gifted to friends after 'The Birthday Sketches' show is finished at the end of November.

Sarah sketches and draws every day. She paints fun and vibrant mixed media artworks and paints glass. Sarah teaches glass painting and art classes to adults and children, and has rediscovered a passion for creating models in clay and salt dough.

Sarah shares Studio 113 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. She is currently represented by the New Moon Gallery, Westbank. | |


Artwork by Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson

Upper Mezzanine and Display Cases Exhibit | November 2014

Bonnie Anderson, well known artist and owner of Potters Addict Ceramic Art Centre, studied at the University of Calgary where she tripled majored in painting, printmaking and ceramics. Bonnie's love of clay is most vividly shown in her hand-built clay creations which are finished in the ancient method of Raku. All of Bonnie's clay works, sculptures and paintings are manufactured and sold in her studio/gallery at Potters Addict.

Using a variety of media including watercolour, oil, gouache, and acrylic, Bonnie creates striking pieces that showcase her extensive knowledge of painting techniques. "It is great having more than one medium to occupy the mind and body" says Bonnie "When I find myself at a low period in one medium, switching to another medium can be inspiring and uplifting". Bonnie is currently working on a series of landscapes using negative printing techniques on black canvas. Her work can be viewed at Potters Addict Studio, located on the main level at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.


at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Image Gallery - Mural Projects Before & After
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Homes for the Holidays - Kelowna Mountain

Next time you're by, check out our colourful murals! Each was created by a different group of teens, led by talented artists David and Jorden Doody.


Time Lapse Video of the first mural being created.