2018 Art Gallery Shows

From January to December 2018 

Courthouse Arts Gallery 

Fundraising Event

Lifestyle: Clothes and Colours

Jan 18-27th  Thurs and Friday 12-6pm

Saturday 9am-6pm

Gently used clothing and accessories...

Workshop: Lifestyle Clothes and ColoursJan 21st , 1-4:30pm  $10

Discover your colours and style through 8 style elements... Texture, Contrast, etc

For more info call Jano 250-315-3437

Courthouse Arts Gallery 

February Community Show


Form, Figures, Faces

Humans, and Others... 

February 1-March 3, 2018

Reception Friday Feb 2, 4-7pm

17 local artists are showing their on-the-wall and 3D art: Natalie Rostad-Desjarlais (part of submission shown), Amy Maclaren, Michelle Lonsdale,Pius Chong...and more

Sketching with Jean

at the Courthouse Gallery

Friday, March 2 from 1-4 pm

Jean Kiegerl presents a sketch class for beginners who want to get beyond "stickmen"

and painters who want to improve drawing skills. 

All supplies provided for only only $20. Pre-register at the Gallery.

Space for 12 only (waiting list for next class)

 All proceeds will support the Courthouse Gallery. 


Rainbow Art Pop Up!

Mar 10, Saturday, at the Arts Gallery! Enjoy the art from Friday's classes at MSS.



Thanks, Shannon Dunn, for getting the art together...

Courthouse Arts Gallery Show

March 15 to April 7

Welcome to Wyatt's World

An Abstract Expressionist's Unique Perspective in Fluid Imagination 

Wyatt Collins

20 year old emerging artist and guests...

Daphne McRae

Micaela Smith

Natasha Castillo-Vizi


Biography – Wyatt Collins


Wyatt is a 20-year-old aspiring artist who has shown his creative talents since an early age.  Wyatt is Nlaka’pamux from the Nicola Valley.  His parents are Rona Sterling-Collins and Don Collins.  Despite having autism, Wyatt has a positive and cheerful outlook on life.

He graduated from MSS in 2016 and enjoyed his time there immensely.  He took art courses in high school and show cased some of his art work in School.

Wyatt enjoys art, music, swimming, bowling and being outdoors.  


Recently, Wyatt has discovered his unique style in Abstract Expressionism. He has excelled using fluid form and drip painting techniques in an environment with no limits to size or content. Wyatt paints with a clear focus that allows him to show emotion through his uninhibited brushwork. This show displays some of his works from the past year exploring large scale media, use of vibrant color and adventurous application methods.

Wyatt’s unique perspective to the world is a breath of fresh air.



Please enjoy Welcome to Wyatt’s World:

An Abstract Expressionist’s Unique Perspective in Fluid Imagination

Our Story SD58 Exhibition

at the Courthouse Arts Gallery!

Come and visit!

High school student art work from the art classes of Linda Suzuki and Shannon Dunn.

There is a variety of on-the-wall charcoal, pastel, watercolour. And 3d art work.





The old Courthouse Arts Gallery is closed Thursday, May 17, for a paint touch up!


On Friday and Saturday...

Come and shop at our Gift Shop!


Art cards, carved bowls, hand woven scarves, leather upcycled leather bags, jewelry, local creams and teas...



Into the Valley: Energy, Spirit, and Life


With Natalie Rostad-Dejarlais and Pauline Ouellet


Two artists bring their work into the valley...

May 24-June 16

Reception May 25, 4-7pm was a lot of fun! Thanks all!

This show celebrates spirit, nature, colour, natural art mediums, and creativity. 


Courthouse Arts Gallery

2018 Art Walk Show

July 4th to 29th


And we are delighted to display more work from our Gallery Shop Artisans, Cindilla Trent and Pat Tombe.


We have also invited veteran artist Bev Veale to join us in the Gallery as one of the Art Walk Artists!


The show is set up and it looks beautiful! Thanks Cindilla for the set up, and other volunteers for helping to get the Gallery ready.


The beginning of the Art Walk Show is July 4th.

(We are closed July 3rd, official start of 2018 Art Walk).

Art Walk Artists' Show!

Sixteen artists have brought their art work to the Courthouse Gallery, from the July Art Walk venues about town. 

Lots of variety and colour!

Work for sale! Come on in and see.

Regular hours Thurs to Sat 12-6pm. And summer hours Wednesday and Sunday, 12-4pm


Join us also for the Art Walk Wrap Up event!

This Friday, Aug 17th at the Summer Nights Market on Quilchena Avenue. 6:30-8pm.  Look for our white gazebos!



September Exhibition!


Merritt 2 Marrakech


Libby Dybikoski has over 30 paintings on display, depicting scenes from Marrakech to Merritt.


Come and see the show, from September 6-29.

Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm


And join us for the Reception

Sept 7, 4-7pm

Libby Dybikowski

on Experience Nicola Valley


When asked about the challenges she has encountered in pursuing her art, Libby talks about the importance of pleasing herself when she paints and not being affected by the opinions of others.

She believes that art stretches society, that it can help you see the world in a different way. “Bigger and better…bigger skies, deeper oceans.”


WILD! Flies, Skins, and Skulls...

Courthouse Arts Gallery Exhibition

Oct 11- Nov 3/18  Thursday to Saturday, 4-7pm


Fly tying, taxidermy, animal pelts, birds nests, shell and skull collections, antlers!  

Thank you to all who contributed:

  Mischelle and Bill Pierce, Rory Hepner, Jean and Willi Kiegerl, Cindy Trent, Fran McMurchy, Dawn Shackelly, Murphy Shewchuck, Jessie Rabbit, Joel Reid


Nov 27- Skull and Bone Painting Workshop...

Amazing local nature photos from Dawn Shackelly!

Owl at Halloween...

Fran McMurchy inserted a real fly tie,

into her watercolour. Unique!

Internationally known Peter McVey brought in handmaid fly rods and ties.


Wabi Sabi

Art in Imperfection

Vicki Strom

Saori Weaving and Japanese Pottery


Courthouse Arts Gallery Show

Nov 8-24

Thursday to Saturday


Join us for the Reception!

Friday, Nov 9, 4-7pm


"Both life and Art are beautiful, not because they are perfect and eternal, but because they are imperfect and fleeting."



Winter Artisan Show

Nov 30-Jan 26


Closing for a two week holiday.

Open again Jan 10/19


Our Gift Shop Artisans are showing off their wares in a winter wonderland Gallery!


Come and shop:

jewelry, weavings, stained glass,

pottery, cards



(Poster art by Gale Simpson)

Nicola Valley Arts Centre

Discover your community at the Arts Centre!

P: 250-378-6515

E: info@nicolavalleyarts.com

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

2051 Voght Street (beside Kekuli Cafe)


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


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