Kayleigh Mace (BFA, BEd) exhibits her individual and collaborative work throughout the Okanagan Valley. Based in Vernon, Mace graduated from UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program and went on to teach in the area of fine arts in School District 22. Her style of work is heavily based in non-representational abstraction, however has recently evolved to incorporate strong imagery and line drawing as well. Mace draws much of her inspiration from nature and her love of beautiful British Columbia’s landscape.
Jax Dolman is a performance and visual artist based in Lumby, B.C. He has exhibited his work in Vernon, Kelowna and Lake Country. His artwork reflects his passion for pattern, line, and abstract landscape. Much of his work is inspired by nature and British Columbia wildlife. Dolman graduated with honours from W.L. Seaton Secondary and is currently enrolled in the Theatre Production and Design program at UBC Vancouver. He is pursuing a career in the visual and performing arts.
Melanie Newell (BFA, BEd) is a Kelowna visual and performance artist that produces both individual and collaborative work. Newell graduated from UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program and has taught both dance and fine arts in School District 23. Her work is often inspired by movement and play; Newell encourages her work to express a sense of whimsy and often exhibits a freedom and spontaneity in her use of different mediums and application techniques.
- Solo Exhibition, Sakura Sushi, Vernon BC, 2015 – Present
- ArtWalk, Winfield BC, 2008-2018
- Red Dot Members’ Show, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kelowna BC, 2015, 2016, 2018
- Members’ Exhibition, Leap Art Supply and Gallery, Vernon BC, 2015 – 2018
- Under 100 Show, Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield BC, 2012-2018
- Members’ Exhibition, 557 Artist Block, Penticton BC, 2016
- DUO Exhibition, Fair Realty – Pandosy location, Kelowna BC, 2015
- Ecotone 2013, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC, 2013
- Exposed Show, Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC, 2012
- DUO Exhibition, Bean Scene, Kelowna BC, 2012
- Earthy Whimsy Artisan’s Market, Kelowna BC, 2012
- Fertility Festival, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna BC, 2012
- Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC, 2008-2012
- Bridges Garden Party, Kelowna BC, 2011-2012
- Bridges Show Homes, Kelowna BC, 2010-2012
- DUO Exhibition, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon BC, 2009
- U8 Show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC, 2009
- UBCO Traveling Show, Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC, 2008
- Anchor Tenant, UBCO BFA Graduation Exhibition, Kelowna BC, 2008