The Ripoff Artists are a group of talented artists who work in many media and join forces every summer to interpret a masterpiece by a famous artist in their own way, to learn new skills and have a lot of fun. Our slogan is that we "rip off a dead artist," all to learn from the greats of the past and hone our own skills. We choose our next victim, er, subject well in advance, so we can all plan our approach. During one week in the summer, we work together at the Quail's Nest Arts Centre in Oliver, each in our own medium, aiming to finish at 3 pm Saturday. The finished works are displayed in a group showing as featured artists in the Fall Art Show and Sale held in conjunction with the Festival of the Grape in Oliver BC.