Since I moved to Hornby Island, I have been involved in a couple of fundraising events by providing artwork to various organizations. These include:
CONSERVANCY HORNBY ISLAND (CHI):
During the Herring Festival Event, two of my paintings were submitted for sale at the Artshow for the CHI HerringFest event. I'm happy to say one painting I submitted entitled "Herring Delight" sold. 50% of all proceeds from the art sale went to CHI. ( Check out this great site at http://conservancyhornbyisland.org/).
HUGGS: Total group fundraising efforts have brought in well over $20,000 each in 2011, 2013 & 2016. These efforts provide HUGGS (Hornby United Grandmothers and Grand Sisters) with some of the money they raise to help grandmothers in Africa that are caring for orphaned grandchildren whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS. You can find more information about this fun-raising event at http://realhornby.com/creations/photo-essays/huggs-hornbys-united-grandmothers-grand-sisters-chair-revival-photo-essay/
HORNBY ISLAND FESTIVAL SOCIETY: Another venture I have been taking part in for the last few years is the painting of bird houses for the silent auction during the Hornby Island Festival that runs for two weeks starting on the August long weekend every year.
"... the Hornby Festival has grown into an acclaimed 10-day event. Our programming includes classical, jazz, world beat and traditional genres of music, modern dance, childrens' programming, theatre and spoken word. Join us for Festival 2015 as we continue to bring leading and innovative world class artists to our stages.
This 10-day world-class event has been named one of the top five festivals in Canada (Aeroplan Magazine) and one of the top 5 cultural events in BC (Macleans). We enjoy stunning performances against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, ocean and rolling hayfields at Olsen Farm and at Hornby Island's charming Community Hall."....(quote from http://www.hornbyfestival.bc.ca)
CONSERVANCY HORNBY ISLAND - Fundraising Artshow for the HerringFest 2018:
HUGGS Fun-Raising Auctions 2011, 2013 & 2016:
I painted this hand-crafted stool for the Hornby Island United Grandmothers and Grandsisters Society (HUGGS). Proceeds from the auction in July 2016 go the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help the grandmothers in Africa raise their grandchildren whose parents have died due to HIV/AIDS. The stool sits on a porch in my own neighbourhood!
Hornby Island Festival 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015:
(Scroll down to see photos of projects)
Painted for the Hornby Island Festival Auction in 2014. Inspired by summer!
(I may have had the arrival of my 1st grandson on my mind when I painted this!)
This tray was painted for the Hornby Island Festival Society for their auction in 2015. The hummingbird tray was inspired by a photo of a mother feeding her two babies in a cedar tree outside our bedroom window!
TWO NEW ART CARDS AVAILABLE.... More new ones on the way in 2019. See Artcards on right side margin above.
PRINTS: I also have a few prints of my most popular paintings that I have sold in the past. These are available for purchase in my Studio
Artshows coming up in summer:
HORNBY ISLAND ART'S COUNCIL GALLERY - To be announced.
THE CO-OP - The Hornby Island Co-op has a group show for the months of July and August which I will participate in.
Bent Tree Studio officially opened Aug. 2014 ...
Hours: Normally I can be open most days from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. My "Open sign" will be out or please call for an appointment. Check it out...
Art Cards for sale...
Art cards can be found in my studio, the Co-op, HIAC and on this website.
The most recent event was the HerringFest Artshow put on by Conservancy Hornby Island in March 2019. I am happy to report that two of my sea lion paintings were sold.
In 2018 I participated and sold a large painting at UBC in Vancouver along with many other artists to fundraise for "HornbyTimes". Proceeds went towards our new Art Centre that has been in the works for quite a number of years. It is anticipated that ground-breaking for the new building will take place in the Fall of 2019.
Check out some other fund-raising projects that I have participated in with both paintings and 3-D projects over the years at: