BeeLong Gallery + Studios
This inviting Contemporary Gallery owned by Carla O’Bee and Jenny Long, both artists and art instructors themselves, is also the home of 5 Resident Artist Studios as well as a Makers Shop featuring handcrafted Canadian goods. Located in downtown, amidst the infamous Farmer’s Market that takes over Main Street on Saturdays in Penticton’s warmer months, BeeLong is also a hub of workshops and classes for all levels of learning and creating. The Exhibition schedule in the gallery presents nine rotating shows a year, including the owners’ work and that of the studio, local and visiting artists. We focus on artistically diverse solo and group shows, showcasing both Okanagan artists as well as featured artists from across B.C. It provides art lovers, art collectors, and designers with the ability to access a wide variety of styles and price ranges of original artwork, as well as handmade jewelry, apparel, pottery, art prints and cards.
As qualified teachers who love to facilitate people’s creative learning, Carla and Jenny both teach classes (as well as a variety of visiting artists) and the two can be found experimenting with new creations in the studios along with the other resident artists. When visiting BeeLong, you are invited to visit all resident artists’ studios and see their works in progress and chat about their process.
BeeLong is about inclusivity and supporting the diverse voices found in visual arts, stimulating minds with new ways of looking at things, or reusing materials in new ways.
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Check out the link below of a great segment recently created by Global Okanagan of Jenny!
CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBIT
STUDIO SPACE & RENTALS
Our studios change over throughout the year. If you are interested in studio space with us please contact us through our contact page or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Core Concept at BeeLong Gallery + Studios is to have a welcoming and professional work space for art makers that feel supported and inspired by a creative community of other artists. With the Gallery setting at your fingertips, you can hold your own exhibition, or be a part of one of our many group shows. Your work will also be included in the BeeLong online Gallery.
Resident Artist studio spaces act as “mini-galleries” and we believe in giving a much larger commission to the artist when work is sold through this setting. So you can profit exponentially more than in a typical gallery setting. Since our space creates a more “laid back” and funky feel, the potential to connect to art appreciators and new fans of your work is very promising and can result in establishing lasting impact and relationships with fellow artists and collectors alike.
Since we have an exciting Exhibition Schedule where we change shows every 4-5 weeks, we generate a fresh feeling in the gallery that continues to draw visitors who appreciate the wide-range of artistic styles we showcase. Artists also receive promotion through media releases, posters placed around town, as well as frequent posts on our Instagram and Facebook Page.