Peace Watercolour Society

The Peace Watercolour Society is showing in our Main Gallery until October 27th


Sparkling White by Judith Brown



A Brief History of the Peace Watercolour Society


The Peace Watercolour Society was formed more than 45 years ago by a group of Peace Country artists and the first group exhibit was opened in the Dawson Creek Art Gallery in the spring of 1976.  Members then included such well-known artists as Euphemia McNaught, Jim Adrain, Robert Guest and Inez Demuynck, Simon Cox, Esther Gibson and Erika Moore.  Current members Marjorie Henn from Beaverlodge, Judith A Brown from Spirit River, Carolyn Kosabeck from Spirit River, Angela Fehr from Dawson Creek and Mimi Zhang Mackie from Goodfare and Julius Miraflor from Grande Prairie.   The Society with participants from both sides of the Alberta – British Columbia boundary are held together by a common goal to express impressions of our environment in watercolour paintings.   The Peace Country, with its diverse population and wonderful landscape, offers an incredible variety of subject matter for these artists; each captures this beauty in his or her own style.

The group’s original goal was to maintain and promote the tradition of transparent watercolour in the Peace Region and mixed media was discouraged.  This is still true of the current members although recently the group has agreed to the sparing use of inks, watercolour pencils etc. to enhance the pure medium. All paintings are original and the Society does not accept copies.   A Fall Show and Sale is held annually with a rotation between major galleries in the area.

The Peace Watercolour Society is always open to new applications for membership.


Vicki Hotte

Vicki’s work is currently showing in our Mini Gallery until October 27

Vicki Hotte Painting in her Studio

About the Artist


Vicki Hotte

Vicki Hotte is an established visual artist from the Peace River Region of Northern Alberta. Her interest, from childhood, in art-making became real when she completed a Visual Arts Diploma at Grande Prairie Regional College  and went on to finish a Fine Arts Degree with honours at the University of Victoria. Since then, she’s been creating art in her studio at the Beaverlodge Art and Culture Centre.

Her work has been shown regularly throughout the Peace River Region and beyond. She has work in the permanent collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Dawson Creek Gallery, and was awarded Honourable Mention at the 2009 Lieutenant Governor’s Gala.

“Inspiration comes from nature and rural life, always flowing, shifting,
and re-surfacing, and woven with threads of faith and humour.”

Vicki Hotte

Heritage Tree
Down in the Valley
Catching Some Sun

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Come discover how this historical building (first Beaverlodge hospital) has been transformed into a vibrant community Art Gallery and Cultural Centre. The building features 2 display Galleries on the main floor, a gift shop showcasing local artists and crafts people, a Tea Room and on the lower floor potters and weavers have spacious work rooms. The Cultural Centre offers great instruction in a variety of arts and crafts, including pottery, weaving, stained glass, drawing, painting, felting, etc.

We respectfully acknowledge that Beaverlodge Culture Centre is situated on traditional territory of the Treaty 8 First Nations and Metis peoples.