Sculpture Program

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.

Six artists were selected to display their works in the 2018 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition which will be on display until the end of April 2019. 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:

  • Kevin Kratz (Slocan Valley, BC) “Acipenser Transmontanus”
  • Serge Mozhnevsky (Coquitlam, BC) “Embrace”
  • Michael Hermesh (Summerland, BC) “Life Without the Ferryman”
  • Kate Tupper (Nakusp, BC) “All Strings Attached”
  • Rabi’a (Winlaw, BC) “Let’s Go”
  • Nathan Pierce (Missouri, USA) “FireHouse”

Patrick Field (Okanagan Falls, BC) has generously loaned his sculpture “Portal” for the 2018 Exhibit.

The selected artists work with a wide range of media from metal to mosaic to marble and their influences range from social connectedness to the natural beauty of the BC wilderness.

For purchase or lease inquiry, please contact ask@penticton.ca

General exhibit inquiries can be directed to the Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee secretary: committees@penticton.ca or 250.490.2406.

Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit Information & Map [PDF - 2 MB]

 

2017 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition Artists included:

  • 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”