Okanagan Print Triennial

March 18 – May 19, 2021
Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery (VPAG) is proud to present the Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) 2021, the Okanagan’s international printmaking competition and exhibition. For the 5th time, the OPT will bring to the Okanagan the best in printmaking worldwide. This year the VPAG will host artwork created by 28 artists from around the globe.


Yangbin Park: Wave 5, 2019, serigraph on paper, 57 x 57 cm

About the OPT 2021
Launched in 2009 at the VPAG, the OPT celebrates the vitality and variety of approaches and techniques in contemporary printmaking. This collaborative project of the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Kelowna Art Gallery, and the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, is an open, juried exhibition featuring the world’s leading printmaking artists. The exhibition aims to bring the very best in current printmaking practice to audiences in the Okanagan Region of British Columbia.

With 680 works from 103 artists submitted to this year’s OPT, the jurors were faced with some difficult choices. The results are a strong, curated exhibition which highlights the best of contemporary printmaking. The varieties of printmaking range from traditional to experimental, and include methods such as mezzotint, etching, lithography, screen printing, and more. Please visit our website for more information on the OPT 2021.

The Artists
Alberto Balletti – Italy
Lene Bennike – Denmark
Derek Besant – Canada
Victoria Bilogan – Australia
Pawel Binczycki – Poland
Snezhina Biserova – Bulgaria
Silvana Blasbalg – Argentina
Mark Bovey – Canada
Bert Brouwer – Netherlands
Monika Brzegowska – Poland
Sean Caufield – Canada
Luke Johnson – Canada
Tomasz Kukawski – Poland
Guy Langevin – Canada
Tomasz Matszak – Poland
Nils-Erik Mattsson – Sweden
Yangbin Park – South Korea
Endi Poskovic – USA
Mikhail Pogarsky – Russia
Sevdalina Prodanova – Bulgaria
Jaco Putker – Netherlands
Marzieh Rahmani – Canada
Anna Trojanowska – Poland
Cleo Wilkinson – Australia
Ulrich J. Wolff – Germany
Fumio Yamaguchi – Japan
Nanako Yoshikawa – Japan
Piotr Ziacek – Poland

Free Virtual Artist Talks
New to this year’s OPT will be live artist talks featuring a select number of participating artists selected for the show. Every week starting on March 18th through May 18th a new artist will be speaking live from their home country on an online platform, available for FREE through the VPAG website.

Where to stay?
The VPAG has partnered with the local Prestige Vernon Hotel and Conference Centre to offer travellers to the exhibition a discounted room rate of $97.99 on standard guestrooms (upgrades available if desired) from March 18th through April 30th 2021. Please contact marketing@vernonpublicartgallery.com for more information.


Jaco Putker: Interior 93b, 2019, solarplate etching, 28 x 38 cm

About the VPAG
The Vernon Public Art Gallery is situated on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Syilx People. It is the largest public art gallery in the North Okanagan and it serves as an important part of cultural tourism in the region. The VPAG is an accessible, non-profit, contemporary art gallery that presents exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career and established artists working in a variety of media. The gallery promotes exploration, engagement and enrichment of the arts within the community. The gallery would like to acknowledge support by the BC Arts Council, the Province of BC, and the Regional District of the North Okanagan as well as the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus.

Read about our COVID-19 safety protocols here.


Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31st Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 2H3

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