Warehouse Gallery

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Stacey & Steve Huculiak are pleased to announce the opening of Warehouse Gallery at 1292 Ellis Street in Kelowna B.C. As Kelowna’s newest gallery, Steve & Stacey aspire to have a pivotal role in supporting emerging, mid-career, and established Okanagan artists by sharing their work with you, the viewers and collectors.

Warehouse Gallery has created a progressive business model that allows the artist’s represented in the gallery to have a greater role in how the gallery operates. The whole group and not just the owners make the decisions such as; events, marketing and which new artists join the gallery. The result is a very fluid business and moves in step with the greater arts context and community.

Warehouse Gallery will have monthly shows and openings featuring local talent. Stacey who previously owned and operated Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel (at the same location) established a strong place in the local arts and cultural district of Kelowna and garnered favour through hosting memorable and varied shows. Building on that momentum, they ask you join them January 18, 2013 @ 6pm – 8pm for the next opening for artists Wendy Porter and Liz Dumontet.

Liz Dumontet was born in Penticton British Columbia and was raised in Kelowna British Columbia. She graduated from Kelowna Secondary School in 2008 with a french immersion dogwood, and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Liz Dumontet and Dylan Ranney co-own Tandem Studios, an artist studio dedicated to their collaborative art practice. It is through Tandem Studios that they paint murals in the Okanagan. From Tandem Studios, they hope to also produce animation, sculpture, books, illustration, and computer design work. From 2011-2012, Tandem Studios has produced seven large-scale murals, six of which are outdoors. From her solo body of work, Liz has worked in portrait painting, abstract painting, animation, video, installation, and illustration. In 2010-2011, Liz Dumontet worked in 3D game design, and in 2012, was teaching beginner art lessons for children and adults alike. Liz is currently working on her sixth painting series and illustrating a children’s book. With a few solo projects on the horizon and many prospective projects for Tandem Studios, she is quickly building up a repertoire of work and has a portfolio to show for it. For CV and visuals of Liz Dumontet’s work, visit her website or the Tandem Studios Website.

Wendy Porter, an established Okanagan artist, has also just joined Warehouse Gallery. Wendy has been painting for over thirty years and is known for her colourful beach and winter scenes within British Columbia. She was on the Board of Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, BC for seven years, has taught art classes through the Kelowna Art Gallery, and been on the Acquisition Committee for the Gallery. Wendy is a storyteller, recording “our time”, through paint on canvas. Wendy has been involved in many individual and group exhibitions within public and private galleries, and her work is part of many local and international public & private collections. She is renowned for a summer painting series for the Hotel Eldorado, a winter series for Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort, and a Swiftsure Sailing Race series in Victoria. Wendy’s work is presently exhibiting through the Whistler Arts Council’s Millenium Place Scotia Creek Gallery in Whistler, BC. This January, the Warehouse Gallery in Kelowna will feature her latest winter series inspired while Whistler was preparing to host the Winter Olympics. The work expresses our Canadian engagement with winter and all its beauty. More information on Wendy can be found on her website.


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