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 to various organizations.   These include:

 

CONSERVANCY HORNBY ISLAND (CHI):

During the Herring Festival Event, I generally submit a couple of paintings to help out with frundraising.   50% of all proceeds from the art sale go 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 - Birdhouse for the Hornby Island Festival 2019:

CONSERVANCY HORNBY ISLAND - Fundraising Artshow for the HerringFest 2019:

CONSERVANCY HORNBY ISLAND - Fundraising Artshow for the HerringFest 2018:

Sealions during the Herring Spawn - 20" x 16" oil paintings

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:

NEW ART CARDS FOR SALE....  

5 New Artcards are now available.  Click on the tab located above to check them out.

 

ARTSHOWS: 

HORNBY ISLAND ART'S COUNCIL GALLERY -  Two group art shows coming up for the summer of 2019! The Small Works Fundraiser for HIAC and the New Arts Centre was held July 30th to Aug. 11th at HIAC "Gallery in the Woods" and the large works Art Show is starting on Aug. 16th at the Community Hall.

 

THE CO-OP - The Hornby Island Co-op has a group show for the months of July and August which I will be participating in.

 

Bent Tree Studio officially opened Aug. 2014 ...

Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   If I am in my Studio on other days, I will have my "Open sign" out by the Studio or you can 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 & Fundraising Projects: 

The most recent event was the HerringFest Artshow put on by Conservancy Hornby Island in March 2019 at the Community Hall.  Another HerringFest Artshow happened at the Co-op of which I was a part of.   I am happy to report that two of my sea lion watercolour 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:  Volunteer Project Gallery

 

 

 

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