Art Exposed opened Friday at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre in downtown Kamloops and will run until March 19.
The exhibition has more than 200 works in all media from 140 artists.
The event, which began six years ago, is designed for artists to show their works to the public – and perhaps sell some – while competing for various awards and prizes for the participants.
For established and emerging artists, there are cash prizes – first place receives $100 and second place gets $50 in each category and for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.
The public and competing artists can also vote for their favourites, with the choice awards recipients receiving $50.
The cultural centre is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– With notes from Kamloops This Week
Below: Upper Clearwater resident Doris Laner’s most recent work centers around the wilderness of Wells Gray Park. Laner has been a key figure in establishing the North Thompson Arts Council and the council’s art gallery in Dutch Lake Community Centre. This painting, titled, “The Green Canoe‚” won a second place ribbon from the judges.