Appetite for Art 2018: Works of Art for Auction

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  Moozhan Ahmadzadegan

RUN LIKE A GIRL, 2017

UV screenprint on paper, 24 x 20 ½ in.


 

Moozhan Ahmadzadegan is an emerging artist studying at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. His practice is based in the realms of painting, printmaking, drawing, and design. His work is often engaged with social and political themes, as seen in his most recent body of screen prints. He will be entering his final year of school in the fall of 2018 and plans to continue creating work and to be involved with the local arts community.

  Rod Charlesworth

Autumn, Trepanier Creek, 2017

oil on canvas, 33 ½ x 27 ½ in.


 

Engaged with and aware of the extensive history of Canadian landscape painting, Rod Charlesworth is committed to providing his viewers with a refreshing, often celebratory approach to the landscape. His work consciously comments on beauty and the ephemeral within the landscape, done so in a manner of mark making that is unique to his visual vocabulary. Charlesworth received a diploma in fine arts from Okanagan College in the 1970s and has been exhibiting across Canada since then.

  Lee Claremont

Daytime Dreaming, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12 in.


 

Lee Claremont has been a successful contemporary Mohawk Indigenous artist from the territory of Six Nations, Oshewkan, Ontario, Canada for over 40 years. She passionately believes that visual art can be a vehicle to illustrate cultural and spiritual beliefs.

Claremont considers herself a ‘late bloomer’ and after raising four daughters she attended the University of British Columbia and completed a Fine Arts Degree. She is involved in numerous projects that educate and celebrate Indigenous culture.

Her paintings can be found in collections locally, nationally, and internationally.

  Sharon Clarke-Haugli

Ambleside, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.


 

Sharon Clarke-Haugli is a Kelowna-based artist with roots in Vancouver, BC and other parts of the Okanagan region. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in 1998 and has since shown at several galleries in Vancouver, Calgary, and the Okanagan.

Her current body of work is inspired by her love of beachcombing on both lake and ocean beaches. She appreciates the opportunity this activity provides to connect with others, nature, and the environment. Clarke-Haugli’s work is currently represented at the Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna,  The Yeats Studio Gallery in Dundarave, West Vancouver, and The Lloyd Gallery in Pencticton.

  Cool Arts Society

Eiffel, 2018

mixed media on wood panel, 30 x 20 in.


 

Cool Arts Society is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing arts opportunities for adults with diverse abilities in the Central Okanagan. Cool Arts offers between 7-10 programs per week where member artists can work in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, fibre and sculpture. Cool Arts’ supported studio is located at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District.

Cool Arts participates annually in the Lake Country Artwalk, and has produced City of Kelowna public art projects such as; Sand Spiral ephemeral art at Waterfront Park and Gaudi in the Garden Community Garden project. In 2009, Cool Arts had a full-scale exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery entitled We Are Artists.

  Cool Arts Society

Monet Inspired, 2017

wool on wooden dowel, 32 x 32 in. (irregular)


 

Cool Arts Society is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing arts opportunities for adults with diverse abilities in the Central Okanagan. Cool Arts offers between 7-10 programs per week where member artists can work in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, fibre and sculpture. Cool Arts’ supported studio is located at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District.

Cool Arts participates annually in the Lake Country Artwalk, and has produced City of Kelowna public art projects such as; Sand Spiral ephemeral art at Waterfront Park and Gaudi in the Garden Community Garden project. In 2009, Cool Arts had a full-scale exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery entitled We Are Artists.

  Nathalie Denise Coulombe

Rock Series no. 15, 2016

watercolour and charcoal on paper, 11 x 14 in.


 

Originally from Montreal, Nathalie Denise Coulombe relocated to Vancouver in 2006. She studied Fine Arts at Langara College and Emily Carr university of Art and Design. Her works range from abstract to a more representational approach, gathering her subject matter from the ethereal world and from the nuances of human nature.

Coulombe is represented by the Lloyd Gallery in Penticton, and Rouge Gallery in Saskatoon. Her works can be found in private collections across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

  Jan Crawford

Orchard House Nectarines, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 in.


 

Jan Crawford is a Vancouver-based artist whose work as a printmaker and painter reflects environmental issues in BC. Crawford maintains studios both in North Vancouver and at her Penticton orchard, and is represented by Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver, Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, and the Lloyd Gallery in Penticton. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and donates her work annually to various galleries and arts organizations, including Arts Umbrella, the Penticton Art Gallery, and the Kelowna Art Gallery.

  Brazen Edwards

Versatus, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 in.


 

Brazen Edwards is a versatile artist who enrolled in the BA Criminology Program at the University of Alberta and was given special permission to take Art Fundamentals as a component of her degree.  She pursued a career with the RCMP and in 2009 she relocated to the Okanagan. In 2010, she devoted herself solely to creating and working within the arts.

Edwards serves on the Board of Directors for CARFAC BC and is a juried member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is the founder and owner of Ellis Art Studios in downtown Kelowna.

  Jane Everett

Sound of a Train in the Distance II, 2017

pastel on vellum, 17 x 21 in.


 

Jane Everett has lived in Kelowna since 1991. Originally from Winnipeg, Everett received a BFA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1979. She works in both drawing and painting media and has been involved with such varied subjects as trees, birds, reflections on water, and the Port Mann Bridge (near Vancouver). Her most recent solo exhibitions were Road Less Travelled at Bugera Matheson Gallery in the fall of 2017 and Almost Home presented by Arte Funktional at Tantalus Winery, April 28-June 2, 2018.

Everett’s work is represented in Edmonton by the Bugera Matheson Gallery, in Toronto by the Ingram Gallery, and in Kelowna by Arte Funktional. Her website is www.janeeverett.ca

  Sara Gagnon

Glorious Maple, 2014

watercolour on paper, 18 x 22 in.


 

Sara Gagnon was born and raised in Kelowna, BC.  She comes from a big, creative family and is the only daughter among six brothers. Gagnon has always been encouraged to pursue the arts and began painting as a teenager. Over time her love for the visual arts grew and she has spent countless hours observing the nature around her and experimenting with various mediums to capture the beauty she so appreciates. She is primarily self-taught with no formal degree in the arts. She is also a passionate teacher who enjoys instructing artists of all ages. Her website is www.saragagnon.com

  Sara Gagnon

Poppy, 2014

acrylic and texture, 12 x 9 in.


 

Sara Gagnon was born and raised in Kelowna, BC.  She comes from a big, creative family and is the only daughter among six brothers. Gagnon has always been encouraged to pursue the arts and began painting as a teenager. Over time her love for the visual arts grew and she has spent countless hours observing the nature around her and experimenting with various mediums to capture the beauty she so appreciates. She is primarily self-taught with no formal degree in the arts. She is also a passionate teacher who enjoys instructing artists of all ages. Her website is www.saragagnon.com

  Lindsay Victoria Germaine

Midi à Paris, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.


 

Lindsay Victoria Germain is an acrylic painter, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. After spending many years exploring different parts of the country, she is now based in the Okanagan.

Fascinated by history, Germain explores the beauty and stories that can be found within a city’s architectural heritage. Being naturally drawn to the past, she utilizes feelings of nostalgia to create a timelessness within her art, and to bring architecture to life. Though still considered an emerging artist, her work can already be found in private collections across Canada.

  Ken Gillespie

Peachland Fall, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 ½ in.


 

Ken Gillespie was born in Vancouver in 1948 and spent most of his life in Calgary, until moving to the Okanagan in 2000. He is a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has had numerous exhibitions. His works are held in collections around the world, and have been reproduced in magazines such as International Artists.

  Angela Hansen

Germinated Memory, 2016

encaustic on wooden board, 17 ½ x 13 ½ in.


 

Angela Hansen is a Lake Country-based artist and art instructor. She completed her BDes at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and her BEd from the University of Victoria. She creates primarily with encaustics and her work is recognized for its organic-inspired imagery, sculptural qualities, and use of texture.

Hansen’s art has been exhibited in the Okanagan, Kootenays, and US. In 2017 her work was juried and accepted for In Flawed Abundance, an exhibition hosted by the International Encaustic Artists association in Massachusetts, US. Her work was published in the UK magazine, House & Garden, Art Edit spreads. Her website is www.AngelaHansenArt.com

  Jessica Hedrick

Sublime Summer, 2018

oil on canvas, 12 x 24 in.


 

Jessica Hedrick studied art at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. She is inspired by Impressionism and likes to paint landscapes in the out of doors. Hedrick currently lives in the Okanagan, and recently completed her 365 portraits for The Face of Kelowna project in connection with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The artist says: “I create paintings that celebrate life. I love outdoor spaces, objects of beauty and interest, and visually intriguing people. My goal as a painter is to help the viewer see the interesting qualities and mood that I experienced with the subject.”

  Jim Kalnin

Big Fish, All Inclusive, 2012

oil on canvas, 22 ½ x 26 ½ in.


 

For the past thirty years Jim Kalnin has lived in the Okanagan Valley, where he has worked as an art instructor. Since retiring in 2009, he has rekindled his interests in painting, travelling, and delving deeper into life’s great mysteries. He has exhibited his art extensively in BC and less so elsewhere, and has authored two books, The Spirituality of Art (co-written with his wife Lois Huey-Heck) and The Spirituality of Nature.

  Maureen Lisle

Honey Locust Bowl, 2018

wood, 10 ½ in. diameter


 

Maureen Lisle is a Kelowna based wood worker, gardener and community volunteer. She has studied fine arts at Okanagan College, carpentry at Okanagan University College, and furniture design and construction at Selkirk College and the Inside Passage School of Cabinet Making at Robert’s Creek on the Sunshine coast.  Since retiring from UBCO as a technician in the Creative Studies department, she has enjoyed the challenges of woodturning, sharing the beauty of locally harvested woods.

  Hanss Lujan

dur de comprenure, 2018

embroidery floss on library book pockets, 24 x 18 in.


 

Hanss Lujan is a Peruvian artist and curator based in Kelowna, BC. His artistic practice is focused in photography, installation, and assemblage. He is interested in the memory of objects and the histories they possess. Lujan has exhibited in exhibitions throughout the Okanagan and is a resident artist at the New Arts Collective. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and a Minor in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He will be attending Concordia University for a Masters in Art History in the fall of 2018.

  Jolene Mackie

The World Is Quiet Here, 2015

oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in.


 

Jolene Mackie lives and works in Kelowna. Her current series of work bridges her fascination with the beauty in the world around us, and the magic of the human imagination. By exploring these two things she takes the opportunity to reflect on the brevity of human existence, and find joy and whimsy in the imagination. Mackie feels that art can ground us in the present moment, and allow us to truly appreciate our world.

  Anita McComas

Splendor, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 25 x 21 in.


 

Anita McComas is a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA), an Elected Member of the Society of Visual Artists (SCA), and she received a BFA at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Her original training was painting with oils, however she discovered acrylics about 9 years ago when she moved to Kelowna. Since then, her landscapes and wildlife paintings have transformed into celebrations of colour, with emphasis on water and its reflections. Her work is represented by Lloyd Gallery in Penticton, Artym Gallery in Invermere, BC, and Fallen Leaf Gallery in Canmore, AB.  She is currently the feature artist at Little Straw Winery in West Kelowna. Her website is www.anitamccomas.com

  Mary Smith McCulloch

Orchard Pyramids, 2016

etching on paper, 12 x 13 in.


 

Mary Smith McCulloch was born in Ardrishaig, Argyll, Scotland. She was educated at the Glasgow School of Art, and immigrated to Canada in 1967. She was a professor in Fine Art at Okanagan University College 1973-2000 and continues today as Professor Emeritus, at UBC Okanagan. Mary Smith McCulloch has exhibited extensively and has participated in international print exhibitions in the former Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, India, Poland, Germany, and Great Britain. Mary Smith McCulloch’s work has been acquired for numerous public, corporate, and private collections.

  Jo McKechnie

Mondrian Cube, 2018

glass, 4 x 4 x 4 in.


 

Jo McKechnie has been working with glass for over thirty-five years. She began creating custom-designed stained glass windows, but in recent years moved to working with warm (fused) glass. Her most recent work is created using cold working techniques she learned from a Czech glass artist teaching at the Corning Glass Museum in 2018.  Her studio,  La Luz Glassworks Studio, is located in the Rotary Arts Center and makes reference to la luz, the Spanish word for light.

McKechnie’s work was included in the Artists on Tour event in 2013 at the convention centre in Saskatoon. She has participated in Lake Country Art Walk, and Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival. Her work is now being shown at Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, and in various Blue Shore Financial locations in Vancouver as part of their BC Artists promotion program.

  Fiona Neal

Stages, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.


 

Fiona Neal is based in West Kelowna. She studied at the Bourneville College of Art in the UK and then completed her BFA at Sheffield Hallam University. She moved to the Okanagan in 2003. Her work is held in private and corporate collections in Canada and internationally. She is the Founding Member of the Westside Artists Group. She teaches workshops throughout the Okanagan.

  Kyle L. Poirier

Time for High Tea, 1863, 2011

acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10 in.


 

Kyle L. Poirier is a Kelowna-based artist and graphic designer. He works primarily in acrylic, playing with layers of colour underneath moody washes, using a palette that mixes earth colours with jewel tones. His subject matter is diverse, but many of his paintings have a familiar whimsical, illustrative quality. He also works in Kelowna’s arts community as a graphic designer, both for the Kelowna Art Gallery and on a freelance basis.

  Wendy Provins

On Parade, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 18 x 36 in.


 

Wendy Provins is an abstract artist who recently relocated to Keremeos, BC and quickly became a part of the art community there. She is known for her whimsical, colourful creations as well as for her signature birch tree paintings. Provins is currently Vice President of the South Similkameen Art Society and is also a member of the Okanagan Art Gallery in Osoyoos. Her work can be found in a variety of galleries and venues throughout the Okanagan.

  Liz Ranney

Oh, Hey There, Canada, 2017

digital illustration, print, 16 x 20 in.


 

Liz Ranney is a painter, graphic designer, illustrator, instructor, and Co-Director of the New Arts Collective. She infuses her work with bright and bold color and explores portraiture through the lenses of connection, interaction, and expression. She has a BFA from UBC Okanagan. Ranney currently instructs art classes and workshops at the Kelowna Art Gallery & New Arts Collective. Some of her recent projects include large indoor murals for Canoe Coffee Roasters, Don’t Look Down Tattoos, and École George Pringle Elementary. In 2015 Ranney had a solo painting exhibition at the Jane Roos Gallery in Toronto. Her website is www.lizranney.com

  Bonny Roberts

Above the Similkameen, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 32 x 38 in.


 

Bonny Roberts lives and works in Keremeos. She has taken numerous workshops with a variety of instructors, the most influential being Richard Nelson of Hawaii. She feels the most important element in her paintings is colour. She sets out to create excitement and emotion in each of her works.

  Grace Shaw

Café de Paris, 2014

acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 in.


 

Shaw was inspired to be an artist by the stories told by her Scandinavian father and also from her career as an antique dealer. She lives and works in Penticton. She has been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 2003. Her works are in private and corporate collections in Canada and the US. Her website is www.graceshaw.ca

  Sage Sidley

Soda Pop Turtle, 2014

monotype on paper, 24 ½ x 20 in.


 

Originally from Rossland BC, Sage Sidley completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UBC Okanagan with a major in visual arts and a minor in mathematics. Presently, she works with the ideas of place and time in connection with portraiture and site-specific drawings. Her work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in BC including, the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, and the Vernon Public Art Gallery. One of her drawings is part of the permanent public art collection at UBC Okanagan. Sidley is enrolled in the Berlin Art Institute this summer and will be attending the 2018 MFA program at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

  Terry Thomson

Blue Heron, 2018

graphite on paper, 21 x 27 in.


 

Terry Thomson is a First Nations artist from the Nlaka’pamux Nation.  He was born in Smithers, BC but has spent the majority of his life living in the Okanagan/Similkameen region. He is from the Cook’s Ferry Band in Spence’s Bridge, BC. He attended Fraser Valley College for two years, where he studied Fine Arts. The artist says “My art is a union between my love and appreciation for nature and the spirituality of my First Nation beliefs.”

Although familiar with many mediums, Thomson presently finds himself working primarily with ink and graphite. His work has been shown at the Suk’wtemsqilxw West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC), at the Kelowna International Airport, and currently has a six-month solo exhibition at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

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