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.... See Artcards on right side margin above.
I will be showing at various GROUP ART SHOWS this summer:
HIAC - June 12th to June 17th, 2018. This was a beautiful show for visual artists on Hornby Island. The show was held in the Gallery in the Woods. The Opening on Thursday night was fantastic with snacks provided and musicians playing on the deck.
HIAC - September 2nd to September 7th, 2018 at The Community Hall with Opening Tuesday, September 4th at 7 p.m.
THE CO-OP - The Hornby Island Co-op has a group show for the months of July and August which I will participate in.
STUDIO TOUR: It was a pleasure to meet the many visitors to my studio on Canada Day this year. Over 80 people dropped in. The Studio Tour as well as the Home and Garden Tour the day before was held as a fundraisder for both the Hornby Island Festival Society and the Hornby Island Arts Council. Great day!
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.
Check out the various fund-raising projects that I have submitted both paintings and 3-D projects to. The most recent event was the HerringFest artshow put on by Conservancy Hornby Island in March 2018.