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Printmaking Open House at UBC Okanagan



Thu, May 17th, 2018


10:30 am


This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required as attendance is limited. Call the Gallery at 250-762-2226 to register.

Join Briar Craig, professor of Printmaking, Photography and Drawing at UBC Okanagan, for a printmaking open house.

This demonstration is organized to coincide with the 'Okanagan Print Triennial,' which is currently on view at the Kelowna Art Gallery.

People may be curious "what exactly a print is" or "how some of the prints in the OPT exhibition have been produced." We invite you to visit the printmaking studio at the University of British Columbia Okanagan to see first-hand how a lithograph is made; how an etching plate is printed; how a screen print is created; and much more. Demonstrations and some hands-on participation in the making of various kinds of print will be offered.

The event runs from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. There will be a break for lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Call the Gallery at 250-762-2226 to register.

'Okanagan Print Triennial'
Launched in 2009, this year marks the fourth iteration of the Okanagan Print Triennial, which is a collaborative effort of the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Vernon Public Art Gallery, and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The works of twenty-one printmakers from Canada and around the world are featured in the exhibition, which runs through May 27, 2018, at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Briar Craig, professor of Printmaking, Photography and Drawing at UBC Okanagan, and Lubos Cullen, curator at the Vernon Art Gallery. More info:

Briar Craig
Briar Craig received a BFA in printmaking from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada in 1984 and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada in 1987.

Starting in 2009, he initiated and has co-organized the Okanagan Print Triennial in conjunction with the Vernon Public Art Gallery and the Kelowna Art Gallery.

His work has been exhibited around the world in over twenty-five solo and over two-hundred and fifty group exhibitions. His prints have been awarded a number of prizes: the Stand Out Prize at Stand Out Prints 2016 at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN); Merit Award Winner, America’s 2014 all media exhibition (Minot, ND); the Juror’s Selected prize at the 2013 North American Print Biennial (Boston MA); Honorable Mention at the Pacific Rim International print Exhibition 2013 (Christchurch, New Zealand); 2nd Prize at Imprima 2012 (Sobral, Brazil); 2nd Prize Winner (one of his students achieve first prize) at the Open Studio Canadian Printmaking Awards (Toronto, Canada) and Special Prize Winner at the 1st International Print and Painting Biennial 2008 (Istanbul, Turkey).

He has held positions as Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, Morris campus (1987 – 1991); Assistant and Associate Professor at Okanagan University College (1991 – 2005); and he is currently a Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (2005 – present) in Kelowna, BC, Canada.


UBC Okanagan

3333 University Way, Kelowna



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