Benefits of an annual Columbia Valley Arts Membership

  1. Be the first to know of upcoming art events, gallery shows and future activities!
  2. Receive E-Newsletter promoting all Columbia Valley Arts events and art related events throughout the Columbia Valley
  3. Enter into a draw to win a “Vineyard Get Away” package courtesy of Tinhorn Creek Wines.
  4. Voting rights at WAC Annual General Meeting for one individual representative
  5. 10% off framing from Kimberley Rae Photography & Custom Framing 250.342.5102
  6. 10% off admission to CVArts Cinefest Series 250.342.4423

CV Arts 2017 Membership – President’s Letter

Greetings to All – President’s Message from Lisa Adams

On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank the CV Arts Membership that continues to support the diverse programs and events offered by the Columbia Valley Arts Council. The purchase of a membership demonstrates a strong show of commitment to the continued operations of our organization and is an essential component for ongoing search for grants and other funding. We are pleased to announce the further funding support of the District of Invermere with a 3-year contract and a new 5-year contract with Regional District of East Kootenay.

We would like to thank Tinhorn Creek Wines and Bob & Barb Shaunessy for making it possible to once again offer the ‘Vineyard Get Away’ gift to use for our Membership Campaign.

  • With the purchase or renewal of your membership, your name will go into a draw to win a “Vineyard Get Away” package courtesy of Tinhorn Creek Wines in Oliver, BC
  • The draw will take place at the Mountain Mosaic Festival of Arts on July 1st. Attendance is not a prerequisite but we hope you will join us for this wonderful Canada Day family event at Kinsmen Beach
  • One entry per membership (individual, family or corporate). Complimentary and youth memberships do not qualify for the draw.
  • Remember to purchase or renew your membership “Early”

Introducing CV Arts 2017 Board of Directors

Lisa Adams – President & Cinefest

Chris Evans – Past President

Mona Jones – Treasurer

Chris Jones – Cinefest Director

Arlee Romane – Secretary

Kathryn Gowling – Director

Glenn Pomeroy – Director & Invermere MusicFest Rep


Changes and New Initiatives

New this year is the On-Line option to purchase tickets for the Love it Live Concert Series, Cinefest Film Series and Memberships. We are working on developing a database such that CV Arts members will be able to purchase discounted tickets for events. Stay tuned!

We’d like to introduce the new Allium Cafe @ Pynelogs…stop by Pynelogs to see the new menu, hours of operation and innovative ‘food’ ideas!

Please visit the backside of the Membership Form for our new ‘Donations to Arts & Culture’ initiative to celebrate Columbia Valley Arts Council’s 41st year, Pynelogs Cultural Centre’s 103rd year & Canada’s 150th.

Why not make your love for arts & culture the reason to donate…


2017 Pynelogs Cultural Centre Upcoming Events

Cinefest Films @ Pynelogs

  • Tuesday April 11th at 7 pm featuring “I, Daniel Blake”
  • Wednesday April 19th at 7 pm featuring Canada On Screen film “Life Classes”

Performing Arts @ Pynelogs

  • Saturday May 20th at 7 pm featuring The Wardens
  • August 18th & 19th Invermere MusicFest – 2 day outdoor music festival

Pynelogs Art Gallery Schedule for 2017 – open daily from 11 to 5 pm April to September

  • April 4th to April 29th Art From the Heart Part 12: Elementary School Student Art Show
  • May 2nd to May 14th Wings Over the Rockies Art Show & Lil’ Peeps Art Show
  • May 16th to June 4th Artist Gallery Show with Lori Fontaine, Carol Gordon, Geraldine Forget, Sharlene Scofield & Elizabeth Stuart
  • June 6th to June 18th REACH: David Thompson High School Student Art Show
  • June 20th to July 9th Artist Gallery Show with Robyn Gold, Ryan Bavin, Cheryl Goodwin, Jane Murray & Cathy Parkes
  • July 11th to 30th Artist Gallery Show with Gerry George, Kimberley Olson, Mary Kate Woodward, Angelique Gillespie & Jim Lawrence
  • August 1st to 20th Artist Gallery Show with Alice Hale, John Niddrie, Tanya Brown, Deb Ede, Jack Olson & Jim McElroy
  • August 22nd to Sept 10th Artist Gallery Show with Nancy Sorensen, Rita Rankin, Kathleen Stead, Sherry Mallach & Lori Lees Stout
  • September 12th to 30th Artist Gallery Show with Columbia Valley: Our View Collaboration, LaVerna Peters, Vic Panei, Elizabeth Segstro, Stan Lukasiewicz & John Palmer


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Thanks For Your Continued Support

Once again we are most appreciative of the Fee for Service Agreement with the District of Invermere, with $22,000 committed this year. And the support from the Regional District of East Kootenay for their annual contribution. This support helps greatly in CV Arts’ aim to grow our arts and culture scene.

CV Arts continues to work closely with DOI and RDEK representatives on championing a performance venue as part of the new Columbia Valley Activity Centre.  We ask for your ongoing support, particularly in approaching your local representative regarding the importance of this new facility.

Finally, we are extending our special donation appeal from our Pynelogs Centennial campaign.  If you enjoy the events and activities we provide in course of the year, please consider making a donation in addition to your membership fees to support our initiatives.  Our funding is derived from memberships, grants, sponsorships, special events, donations, facilities rental and ticket sales – you do make a difference in our efforts to continue to enhance the cultural environment of the Valley.

For those of you that have an investment portfolio, we have implemented a Stock Donation process that offers significant tax advantages. Please contact Jami at (250) 342.4423 for details.

I look forward to seeing you at a CV Arts event this year!  Our updated website ( makes it much easier to check out what’s happening so you don’t miss anything.  If you would like to receive reminders of upcoming events, please contact Jami (250) 342-4423 to be added to our email distribution list.

Yours in the Arts

Lisa Adams

President – Columbia Valley Arts Council