“Wildebirds, Wildebeasts, and Wildewoods II” by Marlene Wildeman in the KAC Main Gallery

Sat June 3, 2023  to Wed June 28, 2023
Kamloops Courthouse Gallery (7 Seymour St W, Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4, Canada)
Galleries & Exhibits, Kamloops Arts Council


There will be an ARTIST’S TALK on Tuesday, June 13th in the KAC Main Gallery at 2 p.m. Open Bar Gathering to follow at Mittz’s (227 Victoria Street). To reserve a spot, call 250 372-7323.

Artist Statement: 

“My Artwork has evolved from spontaneous creations of lifelike representations of birds, animals and narrative landscapes to a place where I am able to work deliberately with abstract concepts as well as with compelling natural renditions of the world around me. My aim is to move the viewer as much as to make way for my creative impulses.” ~ Marlene Wildeman

Artist Biography:

Marlene’s first artistic career was in writing and translating in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal. After teaching university English as a Second Language in Montreal, Marlene returned to U.B.C for B.Ed. She then taught English and French in the Kamloops Thompson School District for seventeen years. When retirement from teaching was on the horizon, Marlene began taking painting workshops. A year after retiring, she had her first solo exhibition at Kamloops’ Sagebrush Theatre lobby. In September 2014, Marlene was juried in to The Federation of Canadian Artists. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas and her works are highly original.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • The Sagebrush Theatre Lobby, Kamloops, BC, 2011 and 2013
  • The Wilson House, Gallery, Kamloops, BC, 2012 and 2014
  • Portfolio Interior’s Feature Wall, Kamloops, BC, 2012
  • Red Beard Coffeehouse Kamloops, BC, 2013

Group Shows:

  • The Kamloops Arts Council’s “Art Exposed” (Many different years and winning Honourable mentions)
  • Arnica, “Connecting The Dots”, curated by Tricia Sellmer, The Old Courthouse, Kamloops, June 2012
  • TRU Main Gallery, “Inspiring a Change”, curated by Ayle Joe, 2014
  • The Federation of Canadian Artists Open Shows in Kamloops (x4) Kelowna, and the FCA Granville Island Gallery, Vancouver (x5


Kamloops Courthouse Gallery
City Centre

About Kamloops Courthouse Gallery

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The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery is a non-profit, co-operative art gallery which was founded in 2007 by a small group of dedicated artists from the Kamloops area. Today, the Gallery and Gift Shop are managed by a growing group of artists offering a wide range of talents and skills.

The purpose of the gallery is to provide a venue for member artists to sell their work while offering the community an opportunity to experience different forms of visual and functional art. Our objectives are to provide continuing support for the co-op and its membership through the gift shop and by organizing artisan fairs in the Old Courthouse.

Another objective is to provide education by offering demonstrations and workshops for those interested in learning a new art form.

We are dedicated to creating an enriching and cultural experience for both residents and visitors of Kamloops, as well as the people of British Columbia. Culture, Art, Community and Prosperity all become a reality as a result of this initiative. We are located in the historic “Old Kamloops Courthouse” which we share with the Kamloops Community Arts Council and Arnica.

The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery Gift Shop boasts an unmatched selection of media and styles including pottery, jewelry, glass art, paintings, scupture and fibre art to suit the tastes of casual shoppers as well as serious collectors.


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