Appetite for Art 2014: Works of Art I

Below is a preview of works of art available at Appetite for Art 2014.
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Works of art available to purchase at Appetite for Art

Works of art by over thirty-five local artists will be displayed throughout the Gallery’s largest exhibition space, including twenty unique works created specifically for Appetite for Art by artists using a wooden shadow box frame. All of the displayed works will be available for guests to purchase and take home that night.

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Rose Braun
Black and Blue, 2014
mixed media on steel, 19 x 19 inches

Rose Braun was born and grew up in Saskatchewan and completed her university studies at the University of Regina and the University of Calgary. She has lived in Kelowna since 1989 and has been exhibiting her work professionally since 1981. Braun began painting with her signature support of galvanized steel in 2001, being drawn by its hard, resistant surface and the intriguing effects she could obtain by using acid on it. Braun was commissioned by the Kelowna Art Gallery to create a six-month installation at the Kelowna International Airport in 2009. Her work was the subject of a solo exhibition in our Reynolds Gallery space in the fall of 2011. Her work is represented in Kelowna by Sopa Fine Art.



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Rod Charlesworth
Across Okanagan Lake, 2013
oil on canvas, framed size 17 ½ x 17 ½ inches

Born in northern BC, Rod Charlesworth moved to the Okanagan at a young age. His early work was influenced by Surrealism. He then discovered the works of the Impressionists. His current artistic interests include experimenting with colour and the physical qualities of paint. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have also had a profound influence on his work.



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Aunaray Carol Clusiau
Flowers for Ana, 2013
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 24 inches

Aunaray Carol Clusiau grew up in Toronto, surrounded by art galleries. She apprenticed in Victoria, BC with Mexican painter Luis Merino, and went on to attend the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Clusiau was recipient of six scholarships including the Jean Oser Award of Merit, the Joseph Golland Memorial Scholarship, the Helen Pitt Award, and the Drawing Exhibition Award. She is also a successful screenwriter, director, and an award-winning filmmaker. Retired from film directing, Clusiau now lives in the beautiful Okanagan and paints at Studio # 202 at The Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. For more information, visit



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Briar Craig
Iambic Hysteria, 2012
Ultra-violet screen print, framed size 44 x 31 inches

Briar Craig was born in Toronto and studied printmaking at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has worked as a professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna since 1991. Craig has an extensive exhibition record, both within Canada and abroad. He has focused on screen printing as his medium of choice and in his recent work has enjoyed creating texts in his prints from found texts, often in juxtapositions or combinations that make for intriguing results.



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Jan Crawford
Pender Arbutus I, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 45 x 30 inches

Jan Crawford is a Vancouver-based artist whose work as a printmaker and painter reflects environmental issues in BC. Her series of prints on the packing house was reproduced in the Kelowna Art Gallery’s 2007 Nexus: Histories and Communities. These works speak to the disappearance of the Okanagan identity. By incorporating brightly coloured vintage fruit labels with archival photographs from museums, these prints have become records of a faded cultural identity. Crawford maintains studios 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.



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Jane Everett
Shuswap Tree Series, 2013
Conté and graphite on vellum, framed size 29 x 23 inches

Jane Everett was born and grew up in Winnipeg. She completed her BFA degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her practice has dealt with a variety of subject matter, including birds and animals, and lately she has focused on waterscapes and large-scale drawings and paintings of construction sites. She recently served as Vice-Chair of Kelowna’s Public Art Committee. Her work has been exhibited across the country, in both private and public galleries, and can be viewed on her website:




Alex Fong
Richly Deserved, 2012
watercolour on mat board, framed size 33 x 40 inches

Born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1956, Alex Fong had an interest in art at a young age. His early work reflected traditional oriental technique, but Fong gradually developed a personal style. His paintings are kaleidoscopes of light and colour – bouquets of wonder and whimsy. His sense of delight draws the viewer in for a closer look. The artist refers to his coloured flecks as confetti.

Fong has exhibited widely for a number of decades. His watercolours are held in both private and corporate collections throughout the continent. He participates in local celebrations of art, food, music and theatre, reflecting his deep commitment to the cultural nurturing of his own community, and to art education.



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Dan Goehring
Untitled, 2013
acrylic on canvas, framed size 49 x 37 inches

Dan Goehring was born Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1959. Raised in Edmonton, he moved to Vancouver when in his late twenties. There his passion for the arts started to blossom. A self-taught artist, Goehring has been inspired by such great artists as Joseph Guinta, Robert Genn, and H.E Kuckein. It was not until he moved to Kelowna that Goehring started to create abstract work, influenced once again by a good friend and artist, Gerry Brudermann. Goehring works primarily with oil on canvas.



John Hall_A4A2014

John Hall
Orbit, 2009
acrylic on canvas, framed size 16 x 16 inches

John Hall lives and works in Kelowna, BC. He held teaching positions in fine art at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Alberta Colleg e of Art and Design, the University of Calgary, and Okanagan University College. He was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975, and is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Glenbow, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the University of Calgary, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. His work is also included in numerous corporate and private collections. Hall has been the recipient of art commissions by Calgary’s Foothills Hospital, the Royal Bank, and Cineplex Odeon, among others. Notable among his numerous one-person exhibitions are those at the National Gallery of Canada in 1979, and a major retrospective exhibition at Mexico’s City’s Museo de Arte Moderno in 1994. He has also been included in many group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Europe, and Japan.



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Fern Helfand
Duel, 2013
Photo-digital montage on paper, ed. 2/5, framed size 14 x 32 3/4 inches

Fern Helfand is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical studies at UBC Okanagan Campus, where she teaches photography and new media. Much of her research and art production centers around observing and commenting on contemporary culture. Helfand has exhibited her work across Canada and internationally in such places as Harbourfont, Toronto, The National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Penang State Art Gallery and Museum, Penang, Malaysia, Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, at the Annual Festival of Photography in Kaunas, Lithuania and the Kelowna Art Gallery



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Debra Martin
Into the Distance, 2014
acrylic on canvas, framed size 18 x 33 inches

Debra Martin currently lives and paints in Kelowna. She grew up on the prairies and has worked and studied on both the east and west coasts of Canada. But she loves the saturated colours of the Okanagan. Her paintings exude both atmosphere and energy. Martin’s work Liquid Gold was selected by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society for the front cover of their 2012 Summer Wine Festival Catalogue. Her paintings are also among the works selected as part of a permanent Art Walk in the city’s downtown core. Martin’s paintings are found in corporate and private collections across the country. Her work is currently represented by Gallery 421 in Kelowna.



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Mary Smith McCulloch
Vineyard Vignette, 2012
monoprint, framed size 17 x 13 inches

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.



Joanne McKechnie_A4A2014

Jo McKechnie
Blue Ice, 2013
Glass plate, 7 ¾ x 15 x ¼ inches

Jo McKechnie has been working with glass for over thirty years. She began with stained glass and recently has moved to working with warm (fused) glass. The beauty of light streaming through the texture and colour of glass inspires her. Her downtown Kelowna studio and outlet, La Luz Glassworks Studio, makes reference to “la luz,” the Spanish word for light.

McKechnie’s work was included in the Artists on Tour event last year at the convention centre in Saskatoon. Her work is currently shown in Kelowna at Gallery 421. Jo’s work appeals to lovers of functional art and architects, designers and builders.



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Kathryn Newell
Ready for the Wine, 2013
Watercolour on paper, framed size 31 x 23 ½ inches

A long-time resident of Kelowna, Newell loves the Okanagan … the vineyards, the orchards, the fantastic skiing, the climate and, of course, the Okanagan people. She paints in acrylic and watercolour and especially enjoys composing her mixed-media works. She has taught watercolour at the Kelowna Art Gallery for many years, and enjoys inspiring her students to unleash their own creativity. Kathryn conducts workshops and demonstrations for various groups and organizations upon request. She can be contacted via her website:



Joanne Onrait_A4A2014

Joanne Onrait
Stand Together, 2013
acrylic on canvas, framed size 16 ½ x 40 inches

Originally from Saskatchewan, Onrait has been a Kelowna resident since 1997. She developed her painting skills at workshops in Kelowna and Vancouver, and in the Fine Arts program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Often working in large scale with bold colors, she continues to find new ways to express her artistic vision with each new painting. Onrait was honoured to be chosen as one of the artists in residence at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, and her work can be seen there in her studio as well as on her web-site



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Laura Widmer
Pearls, 2013
Lincocut relief print, framed size 31 x 31 inches

Laura Widmer completed her BFA at UBC Okanagan in 2012. Printmaking and drawing are at the heart of her research, exploration and development as an artist. Laura exhibits her work regularly in juried shows. Awards of note include First Prize at the Open Studio National Printmaking Awards in Toronto in 2010 and the Muskat Studio prize at the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Laura lives and prints in Kelowna.




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