2017 Art Gallery Shows

2017 Jan 20-Feb 18

2017 Feb 24-Mar 18

2017 April 27-May 5

At the Courthouse Gallery...


It's Not Only Black and White

School District 58 Arts Festival


Apr 27-May 5

Opening Reception Apr 27 4-7pm


Gallery Hours

Thurs-Saturday 12-6pm



The SD58 Arts Festival was a big hit in the Nicola Valley. And we were lucky to have a student exhibition of visual art in the Courthouse Arts Gallery, arranged by Jackie Stibbards, Shannon Dunn, and Linda Suzuki.

Several art classes visited the Gallery, giving the students the opportunity to enjoy each others' work.

A perfect walk from Merritt Senior Secondary on a beautiful sunny day!

At the Opening Reception, students from the Love to Dance Academy

also put on a short but stunning performance ...

2017 May 6-June 3

May 6- June 3rd, 2017

The Poetic Language of Landscape

Three Artists, from Chilliwack and White Rock:

Patricia Peters, Cathy Stewart, Beverley Biddulph

May 6 to June 3rd  Opening Reception June 3, 4-7pm


Patricia Peters loves to paint in the Nicola Valley, and has shown her work before in our Courthouse Art Gallery several years ago.

Patricia has exhibited many times. Her work can be seen at patriciapeters.ca.

Cathy Stewart and Beverley Biddulph have shown pieces of their work at a variety of art shows, including through the Canadian Federation of Artists. Their beautiful work can be seen now at the Courthouse Arts Gallery on Nicola Avenue, in Merritt. Check out photos of the hanging of the work by the Artists and members of the Nicola Valley Arts Council.

And of the Opening, with artists and visitors from the valley, surrounding regions, and Councillors from our City of Merritt.

 More photos from our Poetic Language of Landscape Show

Nicola Sunrise by Patricia Peters

2017 June 8-24

In the Siege of Roots

Leonard George...a Retrospective

Courthouse Arts Gallery

Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm


Guest Dot Spahan is displaying her pine needle basket work, and mini teepees.

Leonard has collected his artwork from private collections all over the valley for this show. He is also displaying work from his personal collection, and brand new work.

Leonard is putting on a Stencil and Acrylic Workshop June 15th, 2-4pm.

$15 NVAC Members, $20 Non Members

The Opening Reception was on Thursday June 8th, and the food served was bannock, salmon patties, fruit and soapberry juice, by Jean Saddleman.

Willard Wallace joined us, drumming songs for the event.


2017 July 1-July 30

Art Walk Exhibition!

Bruce Walter of Boredfoot Photography.


Bruce has been a photographer since 1976. He spends hours in his digital darkroom and hones his skills daily. Bruce has won awards for his photography and works with Marko Jalava at Smudges Art Shoppe to produce his high quality finished product. Bruce will exhibit two works for our Art Walk Artists' Show for August. Go to Bruce Walter's page for more info




Ellen Miller of Fused Glass


Ellen left behind her Glass Hive Studio in Abbotsford when she moved to Merritt last year. She moved her kilns and skids of glass along with her family and continues with her fused glass art in the Nicola Valley...

Ellen's work will be at the Courthouse Arts Gallery until July 31st.



2017 Aug 3-31

 Art Walk Artists' Show!

Courthouse Arts Gallery

Aug 3rd-Aug 31st 


We have gathered art from Merritt Art Walk artists for our August Show!

It gives art lovers more time to enjoy the art that has been all around town in July.

We welcomed

Georgina Beatty, Janelle Gage, Leonard George, Faye Gustafson, Joan Jennings, Jean Kiegerl, Lakeshore Creations, Diane Lavoie, Michelle Lonsdale, Anya McVean

Silvia Rosenfelder-Schechtel, Gale Simpson, Spotted Horse Studio, Deb Towers, Bruce Walter, Chelsea Werrun


2017 Sept 1-23

Bev Veale: A Retrospective

Bev Veale, a longtime resident of our valley, has been painting, sketching, and carving for decades. And we have an Exhibition of her art work!


Over 60 pieces- in water based oils, water colour, pencil sketches, and pastels...

On canvases, wood, and cupboard doors, from large to small.

We are gathered a corner of Bev's family photos and paintings, palettes and mementos from Bev's past. And we know Bev has many friends in the valley, with lots of stories about Bev, her work and passions. So, come on in and share stories.

And enjoy Bev's art work!


Exhibtion from Friday Sept 1-23. And our reception was on Friday, Sept 8, 4-7pm


Bev Veale's page...


2017 Sept 28-Oct 28



2017 Nov 3-19

November Show...Shoe Fabulous!

Nov 3- 19 

A show focused on...

fabulous shoes!


Prada. Fluevog. Purple pumps, black-lace stillettos...

Do you have outstanding shoes that you would like to share? 

Does anyone have a Pendragon shoe?

Covered in fall leaves perhaps?

We'll even take a cowboy boot, with history!


Or how about shoe art? Photo? Painting? Sculpture? Embellished? 

We want shoe stories, poems...pass the word along to your shoe aficionado friends!

All things Shoe Fabulous! 

Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 3/17   4-7pm.


November Show

At the Courthouse Arts Gallery

Shoe Fabulous! 

Carried over by popular demand to Nov. 25!

Prada. Fluevog. Purple pumps, black lace stillettos...

Shoe art! Photos! Accessories!


Tell all your shoe aficionado friends!

Some gently worn shoes, shoe art &

knickknacks are for sale. 

All things Shoe Fabulous

2017 Dec 1-2018 Jan 13

Winter Artisan

Show and Sale

Dec 1-Jan 13

Members of the NVCAC, Artists and Crafters in the valley, are displaying their wares for the whole month of December and part of January.


Look for oils and creams, honey, weavings, jewelry, stained glass, decorated gourds, upcycled clothes, art cards, jewelry,

and more...


By Cindilla Trent, Dianne Post, Sharon Pawliuk, Andrea Lawrence, Georgina Beatty, Bev Sidnick, Sandy Labermeyer, Diana Grimshire, Joel Reid,  and a mosaic bySylvia  ...


And we have more art on the wall from:   Fran McMurchy, Bev Veale, Jean Kiegerl, Nancy Ellingsen.


Nicola Valley Arts Centre

Discover your community at the Arts Centre!

P: 250-378-6515

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M: PO Box 92 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

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Hours: Wed-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun 12 pm - 4 pm


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