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“Headed to the Woodshed”, oil painting, 24” x 12,  $1,670.

“The Captain is Still Aboard”, pastel painting, 36” x 24”,  framed $5,261.  NOW available in a limited edition (10) giclee print on canvas 16” x 24”, $400.00.

“September Snow”, oil painting, 24” x 36”,  $5,011


Joseph Cross is very pleased to present the third in a series of paintings and limited edition reproductions on Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park as part of the Park Enhancement Fund.  To read more click here.

“Wish I was Sitting on that Deck Right Now”, 18” x 24”, pastel painting, unframed $2,592.  This is the third painting in a series of four being created for Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park in BC, in support of the Park Enhancement Fund.  Also available in limited edition glicée.

“Swimmers at Rose Canyon”, 24” x 30”, pastel painting, framed $4,400.  This painting is currently on travelling exhibition with Wildsight in order to raise awareness of the beauty of the Flathead Valley in B.C.

For immediate release

November 21, 2012


CRANBROOK – Cranbrook artist Joseph Cross is being appointed to the BC Arts Council. A self-taught artist, Joseph Cross is an active member of the Cranbrook community and has taught art locally. He is known for blending cultural heritage and natural wonder in his works, which include oil paintings, pastels, and pen-and-ink drawings.

Born in Saskatchewan, Cross moved to Cranbrook in 1974 and began his career in the arts four years later. He has received numerous international recognitions throughout his career, and was chosen as ‘Artist of the Year’ by Trout Unlimited Canada in 2007. He has been commissioned to produce portraits, paintings, and presentations by various individuals, organizations, and corporations, including the Ktunaxa Tribal Council.

As a member of the BC Arts Council, Cross will work towards fulfilling the Council’s mandate of supporting the arts and cultural community.

“I’d like to congratulate Joe on his appointment to the BC Arts Council. Through his art work and his community involvement, he has made a huge contribution to the City of Cranbrook, and I can’t think of someone more deserving of this position.”   - Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett

“Joseph Cross is a well-respected artist with a keen sense of community and regional identity. His long history as a resident of Cranbrook and the East Kootenay region give him a great perspective on the role played by the arts in B.C.’s smaller and rural communities. I welcome him to the service of arts and culture in British Columbia.” - BC Arts Council Chair Stan Hamilton

Quick Facts:

·         The mission of the BC Arts Council is to engage all British Columbians in a healthy arts and cultural community that is recognized for excellence.

·         The Council consults with artists, arts and cultural organizations, governments, and other interested communities.

·         The BC Arts Council’s $16.831-million 2012-13 budget consists of $7.931 million from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, $2.150 million from the BC150 Cultural Fund (a $150-million interest-generating endowment fund) and $6.75 million from the 2010 Sport and Arts Legacy.

Learn More:

To learn more about Joseph Cross and his work, please visit http://www.josephcrossart.com/Welcome.html

To learn more about the BC Arts Council, please visit http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/about/whatwedo.htm

Published in 2012 by the Foothills Research Institute, and written by Fred Pollett, Robert Udell, Peter Murphy, and Tom Peterson, Northern Rockies Ecotour is a must have book for travellers through the northern Rockies.  Page 219 features an image of Joseph’s painting of “Portage of the Mountains - Howse Pass June 25, 1807” of the David Thompson Legacy Art  Project.  You can link to the website at:  http://ecotour.foothillsri.ca/

On March 16, 2011, Fisher Peak Art Gallery in Cranbrook hosted the unveiling of the first painting by Joseph Cross in the Mt. Assiniboine series.  It ran on CTV across Canada.  The CTV news clip and the online newspaper article is below.

March 17, 2011


BC artist giving back to provincial park that inspired him

An artist from southeastern British Columbia is giving back to a provincial park that's inspired him. Cranbrook-based artist Joseph Cross is using his artwork to raise funds for Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. He is creating a series of at least ...
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