Penticton Public Sculpture Program
Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton for one year for public enjoyment. The sculptures are displayed along the Okanagan Lake waterfront, downtown and in the Front Street roundabout.
The City of Penticton is currently accepting online applications for the 2018 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition which will be launched in May 2018. Application Deadline is December 15, 2017.
Six artists were selected to display their works in the 2017 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition which will be on display until the end of April 2018. A jury made up of members of the City’s Arts Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee and three community representatives reviewed submissions and chose the following artists and sculptures:
• Zohreh Vahidifard (Tehran, Iran) “30 Birds”
• Clint George (Penticton) “Bringing Back the Salmon Chief”
• Patrick Field (Castlegar & Okanagan Falls) “Portal”
• Paul Reimer (Cranbrook) “Tamarack Pond”
• Serge Mozhnevsky (Coquitlam) “The Kiss
• Michael Hermesh (Summerland) “Hatbox Man”
The selected artists work with a wide range of media from wood to metal to marble and their influences range from indigenous culture to the natural beauty of the BC wilderness.
Inquiries can be directed to the Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee secretary: email@example.com or 250.490.2406.