Elaine Watts
Watercolourist and Printmaker

Past Events

1 Dec 2023 - 3 Dec 2023 Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Poirier Forum, Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
I'm delighted to be exhibiting here, it's my only show in the Lower Mainland this year. Come out and see me and many other talented craftspeople for great ideas. I expect to be in my usual spot!
18 Nov 2023 Kaleden Progressive Market Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Kaleden, BC, Canada--various locations
I'll be exhibiting with 2 artist friends at 117 3rd Street, just up from the lake near Pioneer Park. Come on out--it's a great day to explore what this lovely community has to offer!

10 am to 2 pm, maps available to download from November 10 at www.kaledencommunity.com, or on the day at Kaleden Hall on Lakeview.
2 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023 Figurative Lines Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Summerland Community Arts Council, Wharton Street, Summerland, BC, Canada Reception: 2 Feb 2023
There will be an assortment of artists showing here including myself with some great work!
2 Dec 2022 - 4 Dec 2022 Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale Category: Show/Exhibit Price: 5.00 Venue: Poirier Forum, Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
This is my biggest show of the year and the only show in the Lower Mainland. It's a great event, 40+ years old and many returning artisans. I'll have new work, calendars for 2023 and lots of cards.
I'd love to see you there!
26 Nov 2022 - 22 Jan 2023 Artists of the Okanagan--Peachland Art Gallery Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Peachland Community Arts Council & Art Gallery, Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC, Canada Reception: 26 Nov 2022
I'm so pleased to have two of my works selected into this juried exhibition--one encaustic that relates to the theme of the exhibition--"Gratitude" and the other a new plein air watercolour and ink piece.
Do drop in and see this show--there are always stunning works here!
19 Nov 2022 Kaleden Progressive Market Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Kaleden, BC, Canada
I'll be here, in a garage on 3rd Street with two artist friends. Come on out and enjoy a lovely day touring beautiful Kaleden, discovering lots of variety!
24 Jul 2022 Summerland Ornamental Gardens Art in the Gardens Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Summerland Ornamental Gardens, British Columbia 97, Summerland, BC, Canada
I will be here both dates, along with some of the members of the De Vine Art Group and other artists. First outdoor shows of the year!
11-3 pm
Sunday July 24 and August 28
3 Dec 2021 - 5 Dec 2021 Coquitlam Christmas Craft sale Category: Show/Exhibit
So glad to be here again after last year's cancellations and this year's floods!
6 Nov 2020 - 23 Dec 2020 Artists of the Okanagan at Peachland Art Gallery Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Peachland Community Arts Council & Art Gallery, Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC, Canada
I'm pleased to have two of my paintings juried into this highly competitive show!
2 Nov 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 Practicing the Art if Globetrotting (Vicariousky) Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Summerland & District Credit Union, Victoria Road North, Summerland, BC, Canada
Fortythree of my paintings of various places I've been (or from inside my head!) are on display until after Christmas. Maybe you'll recognize some of them or have a desire to go and visit once the world opens up again.
6 Dec 2019 - 8 Dec 2019 Coquitlam Christmas Craft Show Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.coquitlamcrafts.com Venue: Poirier Forum, Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Join me at my last show of the year in the Lower Mainland. Note the extended hours this year, Saturday until 6 pm!
27 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 Inspired By Ryga Festival Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Summerland Arts and Culture Centre, Wharton Street, Summerland, BC, Canada Reception: 27 Aug 2019
A great exhibition following up from last year's successful event where artists submit a work of art (This year expanded from art, writing and sculpture to include any for of art) and then respond to a work they are assigned. I have 2 works in this show, one of which contains some quotes from the playwrite George Ryga who inspired the festival.
About 50 artists are showing!
12 Apr 2019 - 2 May 2019 Conversations about Beauty Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Leir House Cultural Centre, Manor Park Avenue, Penticton, BC, Canada
Other members of the Federation of Canadian Artists of the South Okanagan and myself will have 2 pieces here, come by and check out the show!
28 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018 Inspired By Category: Show/Exhibit Price: 295.00 Other smaller unframed works also available Venue: Summerland Art Gallery
Pleased to announce that I have 2 works in the very amazing "Inspired By" show in Summerland Art Gallery in partnership with the 3rd Annual George Ryga festival. Works of art are paired with a piece of writing, all anonymous until the opening reception which was held Tuesday August 29.
I submitted the painting below which was inspired by this delightful piece by Beth Haggerty:

It was an intimate space:
the touch,
the glance,
the breathless speech.
Unspoken words--no need; expressions said it all.
A light touch, a gentle caress, the lean-in; thighs aligned, elbows abutted.
A quick head-shake; hair tossed with eyebrows raised and scrunched, while soft whispers were sprinkled with giggles and laughter.
The glorious wonder of special friends and two spoons scooped in ice-cream: a shared treat.

It came fully into fruition in Petershof, Russia, at Catherine the Great's Summer Palace, when I saw a gorgeous gilt fountain statue of two mermaids blowing horns to entice sailors. Change the horns to ice cream cones, add a baseball cap, and I was happy to visually replicate the lovely twist of the writing in a visual fashion. And you know how I love to paint mermaids!
This piece is for sale framed, and I have several smaller preliminary works available as well. Pm me if interested!
This incredible show with 70 works is well worth a very long visit to take them all in. On until September 29th.
23 Jun 2018 Summerland garden Tour--a benefit for Quest in partnership with Summerland Ornamental Gardens Category: Show/Exhibit Price: 20.00 For entry to 9 gardens Venue: Various properties in Summerland, BC
Members of the Devine Art group, myself included, will be set up in most of the gardens on this bi-annual garden tour.
16 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 2 From Trout Creek Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Summerland Art Galleey, Wharton Street, Summerland, BC, Canada Reception: 16 May 2018
A joint show with fellow Trout Creek artist and Academy Award nominee for set design Janice Blackie-goodie.
Come and see some of the best of Trout Creek!
9 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017 Craft Culture, Kelowna Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, Canada
I'm excited to be selected again this year for my only show in Kelowna! Come out and see me, my stand will be on the concourse.
This will be my last show of the year--still time to choose a piece of art, framed or unarmed, as a Christmas gift!
1 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017 Coquitlam Christmas Craft Show Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
My favorite and longstanding Christmas sale, and my only show in the Lower Mainland this year. Come on out to see me!
Hours: Friday 5-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10-4
13 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017 Penticton Art Gallery Under $500 Christmas Art Sale Category: Show/Exhibit
I'm pleased to be showing 3 pieces at this great sale (including the great male figure above--a first showing)--all work under $500. Art makes a great gift for any occasion--unique expressions for your favourite person!
And this year you can see a fab show of works by my favorite BC artist Toni Onley in the main gallery at the same time!

199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC, Canada V2A 1H5

Open gallery hours, Monday to Saturday, November 13 until December 24, 2016.
4 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017 Devine Art Group at Summerland Art Centre Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Summerland Community Arts Council, Wharton Street, Summerland, BC, Canada
First show in the new Arts Centre in Summerland, with members of the talented local DeVine Art Group. Paintings, glass, pottery, woodwork, quilting--we have it all!
25 Nov 2016 - 24 Dec 2016 Season's Sparkles and "Presence on Wharton" Art Installation Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Event Website: http://www.summerlandarts.com Venue: Summerland Community Arts Council, Wharton Street, Summerland, BC, Canada Reception: 25 Nov 2016
I am very excited to be a creator of the first outdoor installation of the Summerland Arts Council! Come and see it, lit up at night, and enjoy shopping in the gift gallery inside. I will have a small range of paintings and cards along with many other fabulous local artists.
4 Dec 2015 - 6 Dec 2015 Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale Category: Show/Exhibit

This annual sale, in a slightly new location at 618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, will be the only exhibition I have in the Greater Vancouver area in 2015. So please come out & see me!

2015 dates and times!
Friday December 4 5pm-9pm
Saturday December 5 10am-4pm
Sunday December 6 11am-4pm

I've been told I'm not in the same spot as the last couple of years, but in the newer building on the south-east corner of the complex.

Here's the link to the website for more detailed information.

1 Oct 2015 - 15 Nov 2015 20 Minutes Max Category: Show/Exhibit

A showing of life drawings by "The Group of 6 or 7", opening Thursday October 1, 7 pm at the Summerland Art Gallery, Main Street, Summerland. Come to the opening reception, or the artists' talk 1 pm Friday October 2, to hear about our inspiration and work.

Works on show until November 14, 2015
26 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015 Category: Show/Exhibit

Saturday & Sunday, September 26 and 27

11 am -5 pm

Summerland Waterfront Resort

The combination of great art by over a dozen local artists, and wine supplied by the Bottleneck Drive Wineries is a great match! Free admission, complimentary tastings, even food and chocolate!

Come out and enjoy!
5 Dec 2014 - 7 Dec 2014 Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale Category: Show/Exhibit
One of my favourite shows of the year, and just in time for Christmas!

34th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair 2014

Friday Dec.5th 5pm-9pm
Saturday Dec.6th 10am-4pm
Sunday Dec.7th 11am-4pm

624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

Adult Admission $2.50
Seniors & Children $1.25

See the website www.CoquitlamCrafts.com for more details of artists and crafters!

Across from the pool. I will be in the same spot, near the stage in the main building, as last year. See you there!
10 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 Penticton Art Gallery Under $300 Christmas Sale Show Category: Show/Exhibit
I will be submitting 3 pieces for this show. Please see the Penticton Art Gallery website http://www.pentictonartgallery.com for further information including opening hours.
1 Nov 2014 - 2 Nov 2014 Make It! Okanagan Category: Show/Exhibit
Looking forward to seeing the re-birth of this event!
20 Oct 2014 - 1 Dec 2014 Good Omens Coffee House, Summerland Category: Show/Exhibit
Until December I will have paintings on exhibition at Good Omens Coffee House, Kelly Avenue, Summerland (across from the Middle School).

A great Coffee House, drop in and enjoy! I will be changing up the paintings every few weeks.

27 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014 Summerland--Devine Art Show Category: Show/Exhibit

Saturday & Sunday, September 27 and 28

11 am -6 pm

Summerland Waterfront Resort

The combination of great art by over a dozen of Summerland's artists, and wine supplied by the Bottleneck Drive Wineries is a great match! Free admission, complimentary tastings, even food and chocolate!

Come out and enjoy!
9 Sep 2014 - 5 Mar 2015 Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Category: Show/Exhibit
I'm delighted that some of my small prints have been juried into this fabulous exhibition starting on Granville Island in Vancouver and travelling to the Okanagan and Edmonton!

Please come and join me at the opening Thursday September 11, 2014, 6-9 pm

Federation of Canadian Artist Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street (Granville Island) Vancouver

Work will be exhibited here from September 9-28,2014


Dundarave Printmaking Workshop, 1640 Johnston Street, Vancouver, from October 3-26, 2014.
From Vancouver, the show travels to UBC Okanagan Kelowna,

3333 University Way from January 12-23, 2015

then to Edmonton,

SNAP Gallery, February 19-March 5, 2015,

10123-121 Street, Edmonton Alberta

For further information, check http://www.bimpe.com/bimpe-viii

3 May 2014 - 3 Feb 2015 Summerland Studio Tour 2014 Category: Show/Exhibit

I am delighted to be opening my studio for the 2014 Summerland Studio Tour.

For locations and more information: www.studiotour.wordpress.com

Summerland's Art Studios will be opening their doors to welcome visitors in to see how they make their magic happen. Bring the kids and learn together about the fascinating world of ART!

The brochure is available at various info centres and the Summerland Community Art Centre.

You can see a forge where a blacksmith creates beautiful sculptures with red hot iron! How about a photographer's studio, or a clothing designer cutting patterns and printing fabric, making lovely clothing. There are potters and painters, wood turning and painting with wax. Jewellery makers showing how they make stones into semi precious gems, and so much more!

Map/brochures are available at Visitor Info Centres, Libraries, Art Galleries, and participating artists.

I am open "by chance or by arrangement". You can make arrangements by email or phone, at 778-516-1500. Please note that I am away across Canada for summer 2014 and if you call my cell 250-328-9665 I will make arrangements with a local to view my work.

My studio is located at 1500 Harding Street, Summerland. It is in the Trout Creek area of Summerland, about 2 minutes off Highway 97 (turn towards the lake at the Esso Station, Johnston Street lights) Hope to see you there!
1 May 2014 - 31 May 2014 Drawn Together at the Shatford Centre for the Arts, Penticton Category: Show/Exhibit
A lovely venue for the Arts in general, and a local exhibition of drawings from fabulous artists around the area. I have 3 pieces in this event, do drop down to see all the work!

Visit www.shatfordcentre.com to see more of what's going on in the area.
17 Aug 2013 - 18 Aug 2013 Minnekhada Art in the Park Category: Show/Exhibit

Minnekhada Lodge, Port Coquitlam

Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 2013

Hours 11-4 Saturday

10-4 Sunday

Shuttle bus available from the parking lot

For more information see Metro Vancouver Parks website: www.metrovancouver.org/artinthepark

Great walks and views, and the heritage lodge and grounds are beautiful too!

31 Jul 2013 - 31 Aug 2013 Summerland Art Walk Category: Show/Exhibit

Many businesses in Summerland, including banks, downtown merchants, and wineries, will be paired with local artists for the month of August. Maps are available at the Summerland Art Gallery. Look for your favourite artist on the tour!

My work will be shown at 8th Generation Winery on the Highway at Trout Creek--across the vineyards and orchards from my studio--and at the CIBC on Main Street in Summerland. Enjoy!
2 Jul 2013 - 1 Aug 2013 Living the Creative Life, Shatford Centre, Penticton Category: Show/Exhibit

Shatford Centre, beside Penticton High School, Main Street

This show features some pieces from artists on all the studio tours around Penticton, including Summnerland, Okanagan Falls, and Naramata. I have two pieces hanging, come on down and see the richness and talent of Okanagan artists!

23 Mar 2013 Category: Show/Exhibit
15 Oct 2012 - 15 Oct 2016 Gallery Outlets Category: Show/Exhibit
Currently I have a small selection of work including cards, magnets, originals and reproductions available in three Art Gallery Gift Shops--Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtenay, BC, on Vancouver Island, and in the Penticton Art Gallery and Summerland Art Gallery in BC's beautiful Okanagan Valley.

15 Sep 2012 - 2 Nov 2012 Shatford Centre, Penticton "The Colours of Shatford" Category: Show/Exhibit

September 15, 2012 to November 2, 2012

I have 3 paintings on exhibition here, in a show to honour the founders of the Shatford Centre. Do check in and see them!
2 Jul 2010 - 31 Dec 2016 Past shows: Category: Show/Exhibit

Port Moody Art Gallery/Domaine De Chaberton Wine Label Competition Spring 2007

Mosman Art Society (Sydney), Moulton Galleries--2007

Sandringham (Melbourne) Pleine Air Exhibitions—2007, 2009

Langley Outdoor Art Exhibition (Acorn Art and Image)--2009

Art in the Park, Minnekhada Lodge--2009, 2010, 2013

Private showings, Coquitlam-- 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010

Maple Ridge Art in the Park 2010

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Show 2010, 2011, 2012.2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Gallery in the Garden Wellbrook Winery & Delta Arts Council July 2011

Firehall Centre for the Arts Open House Exhibition, October 2011

Port Moody Art Association Annual Fall Show November 2011

"The Colours of Shatford" Exhibition, Shatford Centre for the Arts, Penticton 2012

Santa Presents, Penticton, November 2012

Summerland/Trout Creek Studio Tour, 2013, 2014

Summerland Art Club Annual Show, June 2013

Summerland Art Walk August 2013, 2014

Summerland Waterfront Resort Walk of Art September 2013

Summerland Garden Tour, Ornamental Gardens September 2013

DeVine Arts Show, Summerland Waterfront Resort, 2014, 2015

Make It Okanagan, Penticton November 2014

Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, (BIMPE 8) Granville Island, Edmonton, Kelowna 2014-2015

20 Minutes Max with the Group of 6 or 7, Summerland Art Gallery October 2015

Summerland Art Walk August 2014, 2015, 2016

Culture Days, Summerland Community Arts Council October 1, 2016