Launched in 2009, the Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) is an open juried print exhibition based on the international model for such projects established over the last forty years.
In the spirit of acknowledging and celebrating the vitality and variety of approaches and techniques in contemporary work in printmaking, the OPT aims to bring the very best in current printmaking practice to audiences in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.
The OPT is a collaborative project of the Kelowna Art Gallery, the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, and the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The juried group exhibition alternates between the Kelowna and Vernon galleries, with the winner of each show being given a solo show at the alternate gallery concurrently with that year’s OPT show.
The exhibition dates of the OPT 2021 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery are March 19 to May 19, 2021. The solo show for the OPT 2018’s exhibition prize winner Ericka Walker will be held at the Kelowna Art Gallery from February 2021.
Closing date for submissions for OPT 2021, will be October 2, 2020.