The Alternator Members’ Gallery is a community programming space dedicated to supporting the professional development of local developing artists and community groups. Since it’s opening in the summer of 2012, the Members’ Gallery has exhibited over 100 local artists and hosted a variety of community events, talks, screenings and workshops. Unlike the main gallery space, the Members’ Gallery is scheduled no more than four months in advance and is an unjuried space.
In addition, beginning in January 2018 Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewery tasting room will become an off-site extension space of the Alternator’s Member’s Gallery.
Interested in exhibiting in the Members’ Gallery?
Here are the steps:
Read through our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about exhibiting in the Members’ Gallery.
If you aren’t already, become an Alternator Member. To exhibit in the Members’ Gallery, you must be a member.
No. Although the space is available exclusively to Alternator Members, individual developing artists, curators and community groups are all eligible to exhibit. If you are uncertain if your work would be a good fit for the Members’ Gallery, contact us, and we will be happy to have a chat with you about your project.
The Alternator’s mandate is to exhibit work that is Engaged, Experimental and Collaborative. If your work fits into any of these categories then it will probably be a good fit for the Members Gallery. The Members’ Gallery is also an ideal space if you are trying out a new idea or new work.
Like the Member’s Gallery, Kettle River Brewing will exhibit work that is engaged, experimental and collaborative. It provides an informal, alternative exhibition space for emerging contemporary artists to exhibit works.
Programming will follow the same programming guidelines as the Members’ Gallery with an emphasis on contemporary and experimental works produced by students and emerging artists within the Okanagan community. Artwork that is exhibited within the space may be of various form and mediums, including (but not limited to) paintings and illustrations, installation, community engaged practice or performance.
Unlike the Member’s Gallery, exhibitions at Kettle River Brewing are for a duration of six weeks.
If you have a proposal all ready, great! If not, no worries, but be prepared to be able to discuss your exhibit and provide an overview of what you would like to show or do, the amount of time that you are looking for (1 week, 2 weeks or 3 weeks).
The Members’ Gallery is available year-round for scheduling exhibitions that are either 1, 2 or 3 weeks in duration.
Members’ Gallery exhibition dates and durations are scheduled to be coordinated with activities taking place in the Main Gallery and for this reason are not flexible.
The Members’ Gallery is scheduled quarterly (every four months). The Alternator maintains a list of members that would like to exhibit in the space and will contact people in order to schedule exhibition dates.
No. the Members’ Gallery is not available to rent, however we sometimes will partner with our friends to bring you events. If you are interested in partnering with the Alternator, contact us at email@example.com.