Karen Elder, West Coast Artist Bent-Tree-Studio, Hornby Island BC
Karen Elder, West Coast ArtistBent-Tree-Studio, Hornby Island BC 

FUNDRAISING PROJECTS

Since I moved to Hornby Island, I have been involved in a couple of fundraising events by providing artwork in the form of 3-D art. 

 

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)

HUGGS Fun-Raising Auctions 2011, 2013 & 2016:

Gecko Stool 2011

Blackberry Chair 2013

"The Cat of Many Colours" 2016 - Painted Wooden Stool

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)

Northern Lights 2011

Summertime Fun 2012

Painted for the Hornby Island Festival Auction in 2014.  Inspired by summer!

Birdie Daycare 2013

 (I may have had the arrival of my 1st grandson on my mind when I painted this!)

"Feed Me" 2015 (Tray)

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!

News:

SOLO EXHIBITION:  My solo exhibition at the Hornby Island Co-op (Ringside Market) in the Fall of 2016 went very well and produced some good sales and a new commission. The Co-op offers a  great location with large high walls to showcase artwork and is the hub of the Island.  I was very grateful to be able to display my work here.

 

SHOWS COMING UP IN 2017There are two group shows through HIAC coming up in the summer of 2017 which I will participate in.  Otherwise, I will mainly be selling my work through my studio so drop on by!

Bent Tree Studio officially opened Aug. 2014 ...

Hours:  Normally I can be open most days from 10:30 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. 

 

Volunteer Projects   Check out "The Cat of Many Colours" - auctioned for HUGGS in July 2016.

 

Photo Gallery 

 

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