At the garden of Sharon Leonard (left) four artists showed their work on Saturday and Sunday in Art in the Garden. Leonard is a painter, her daughter Shannon Leonard (centre) is a fine art photographer and Deb Thomson (right) is a potter. Another potter, Lucy Stoppler, showed her work, but wasn’t present. (Richard McGuire photo)
It was a sunny weekend that showed off the vibrant colours of artworks and gardens — just the weekend for the annual Art in the Garden.
On Saturday and Sunday, local artists invited visitors into their gardens, homes and studios to see an eclectic mix of works from painting to pottery to mosaics to photography.
There were two gardens in Osoyoos at the homes of Sharon Leonard and Katie Foster, both of which showed the work of multiple artists. In Keremeos, four artists showed their work at the garden and home of Bonny Roberts, who recently had a solo show at Osoyoos Art Gallery. New this year was the participation of Forbidden Fruit Winery near Cawston, which showed the works of several artists.
In all, 15 artists participated, although not all were present at the showings. This was the fourth year the event has run, giving exposure to some of the top local artists.
Paintings by artist Sharon Leonard are very literally Art in the Garden. (Richard McGuire photo)
Fine art photography by Shannon Leonard blends in with the garden setting at Art in the Garden. (Richard McGuire photo)
Pottery by Lucy Stoppler was among the work shown at the home of artist Sharon Leonard in Art in the Garden on Saturday and Sunday. (Richard McGuire photo)
Artists Gay Ross (left), Katie Foster and Ilene Steele pose among pottery by Foster and a painting by Ross in Foster’s garden at Art in the Park. The show ran Saturday and Sunday. (Richard McGuire photo)
Artist Katie Foster, a potter, is inspired by the fruits of the Okanagan. She and two other artists showed their work at Foster’s home during Art in the Garden on Saturday and Sunday. (Richard McGuire photo)
Four painters showed their work at the Keremeos home of Bonny Roberts, second from left during Art in the Garden. From left are Lisa Zbinden, Roberts, Bev Smith and Myra Hammond. Smith also does photography on canvas.
(Photos by Richard McGuire)