Dale and his Pencils


Wednesday October 4, 2017  to Saturday October 28, 2017
10:00 am  – 4:00 pm
Kamloops Courthouse Gallery



OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday October 4, 6 – 8 pm

Artist Statement:

Allen Dale Redfern was born in Stettler, Alberta, Canada in 1943. He was raised in a very poor environment, and survived through some very bad experiences. As a result Dale is a very emotional, spiritual extrovert and a deep thinker. He is a self-taught pencil artist. He started drawing seriously at the age of 14. He experimented with many subjects, including people, animals, buildings and life drawing. He joined a small sign shop when he was 18 years old and spent over 30 years in the sign business.

Because of his upbringing Dale loves ‘roots’. He loves ‘Black and White’ rendering because it is ageless, timeless, and crosses all racial, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. “It is like eternity”. He finds black on white so much cleaner, sharper, crisper, and ancient than colour. “And not nearly as messy, smelly, complicated and expensive.” He loves the challenge and drama it can create. In Dale’s opinion- “This is just the beginning of a long creative journey. But it demands commitment.”

Artist Bio:

Dale worked in various fields of the Sign Business from 1961 to 1991. He moved to Kamloops, BC in 1991. He enrolled in the University/College of the Cariboo in 1992 and graduated with a Diploma in Small Business Management in 1995. He joined the Artist Studio and Gallery in 1998. He joined the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2003. He is a working member of the Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA. He is a member of the Kamloops Arts Council and the Kamloops Art Gallery. He has been accepted into Visions x Six, Capturing the Canadian Spirit, in 2010 and Art Visions 2010. He applied for and was honoured to receive the Signature Status Associate of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2011. (AFCA) Dale was accepted in the Pencil Art Society in 2013. He was one of 60 pencil artists from all over the world accepted into their First Annual Open Juried International Exhibition. In August 2014 he was awarded his Master Pencil Artist Status (MPAS) with the PAS (Pencil Art Society).

Dale has taken Life Drawing workshops
with SFCA members, Susan Northcott, Gaye Adams and David Langevin.

To learn more about Dale visit: https://tnsc.ca/ daleredfern


Location Information: Kamloops Courthouse Gallery

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City Centre

7 West Seymour Street,
Kamloops, BC,
V2C 1E4

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.