Gladys Rowan is both Thompson (Niaka'pamux) from the Boston Bar First Nation (Tuckkwiowhum) - Grandfather's side and European, along with Shuswap (Secwepemc) from the Canim Lake Band (Ts'escen) - Grandmother's side. She was raised in Little Fort, BC and currently resides in 100 Mile House, BC.

Gladys has been an artist for 40 plus years. She beads, uses bone, semi- precious stones, buttons, fur sinew, pelts, feathers, floss, fabrics, ribbons, and many other accessories when creating her custom art wearables and ornamentals.

All of her beaded and various custom designed leatherworks are made from smoked, traditional tan hides that Gladys sources from the local communities of the Cariboo area or the Northern part of BC.

For Gladys, creating her custom art wearables and ornamentals is a passion!

You can find her beautiful traditionally beaded leatherworks on her FB page at:


Contact Gladys directly:

Gladys Rowan

PO Box 1301, 100 Mile House, BC VOK

Kamloops Art Gallery Memberships

Membership with the Kamloops Art Gallery is a great way to support and encourage the arts in Kamloops, while helping to ensure a vibrant community in which to live and work.

Thank YOU for joining the Gallery as a member and for supporting the arts in our community.

Individual, Family, Artist, Senior, and Senior Couple Membership Benefits include:

FREE general admission to exhibitions

Two FREE admission passes for you to share with friends or family

Invitations to openings and member-only events mailed to you

Exhibition Guides sent to you four times a year

Bi-monthly KAG e-newsletters emailed to you with updates on exhibitions, programs and events

Discounts on studio classes and art camps

Discounts in the Gallery Store

Borrowing privileges at the KAG Hugh Hanson Davidson Library

Voting Privileges at the Annual General Meeting

Knowledge that you are confirming your commitment to the value of art and culture in