2nd Annual SQUARE Mini-Mural Project at Cannery Brewing
The Penticton Art Gallery and Cannery Brewing are pleased to partner once again for the 2nd annual SQUARE Mural Project. This January, a call went out to artists interested in participating and nearly 50 submissions were received. A jury reviewed the applications and have now completed the artist selection. This year the artist count chosen was upped from eight to ten regional artists, who have been selected to create 4’ x 4’ mini murals.
The ten selected artists are (in alphabetical order by first name): Amy Schroeter, Angela Hansen, Ariane` Kamps, Elizabeth Houghton, Greta Kamp, Jessie Dunlop, Johann Wessels, Kristine Lee, Leta Heiberg, and Moozhan Ahmadzadegan.
New for this year, the murals will be unveiled in a kick-off Gala for the upcoming inaugural Ignite the Arts Festival beginning Friday, March 25th. The festival will run from March 25th– April 3rd bringing a variety of artistic events to the community during that time.
Ian Dyck, co-owner of Cannery Brewing said about the project, “We were so proud to be a part of the first annual SQUARE mural art project last year and to have such incredible pieces on display in our brewery. After an overwhelming response to last year’s murals, we are thrilled to be involved in this second year of the project. We can’t wait to see what the 10 selected artists will create this year.”
Once completed, the murals will be displayed at Cannery Brewing from March 25th to the end of October, at which time the ten works will be auctioned off. Each of the artists will receive a $500 honorarium and 50% of the proceeds from the auction in late October. The remaining proceeds from the auction will support the Penticton Art Gallery’s community outreach including the continuation and expansion of this program with Cannery Brewing.
Paul Crawford of the Penticton Art Gallery is excited about this year’s SQUARE project saying, “This has been a wonderful partnership with Cannery Brewing. One of the hardest hit sectors during COVID has been the arts sector so this has been a very successful way to pay artists and showcase their work.”
Follow along with each artist’s progress through the Penticton Art Gallery and Cannery Brewing social media accounts. Follow #Square2022 on Instagram. For more information on the 10 participating artists, visit Pentictonartgallery.com/square-mural-project
For any further information about Ignite the Arts Festival, or how artists and volunteers can get involved please visit Pentictonartgallery.com/ignite-the-arts-festival