Appetite for Art 2015: Works of Art for Auction


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 AppetiteforArt2015_BRENNAN_Katie_w Katie Brennan
Untitled [from Clouds and other Sky Phenomena], 2010
Gouache and oil on linen,
12 x 12 inches
value $225
Katie Brennan is an artist, curator, and art consultant currently based in Vernon, BC. She completed her MFA at the University of Guelph in Ontario and has a BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. She has exhibited work across Canada, the United States, and in England. Her work has been sold at Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma stores and has appeared in House Beautiful and House and Home magazines. She has taught at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her writing has appeared in Border Crossings and Galleries West magazines.
 AppetiteforArt2015_CHARLESWORTH_Rod_w Rod Charlesworth
Tongass Inlet, 2015
Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
value $1665
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.
 AppetiteforArt2015_CLARK_Glenn_w Glenn Clark
Mr Goalie, 2014
Enamel on metal, 25 x 24 inches (irregular)
value $1300
Glenn Clark received a diploma in Fine Arts from Okanagan College in 1988 and a BFA from the University of Calgary in 1991. After graduation he moved to Penticton, where he continues his studio practice and works at the Penticton Art Gallery.Clark donates work to support many organizations, including the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame, the Meadowlark Festival, the Vernon Art Gallery, the Grand Forks Art Gallery, UBCO Fine Arts Department, the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Penticton Art Gallery. He organizes an annual plein air Paint Out event, and teaches art to teens at after school free drop-in classes.In 2012 Clark documented the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route in painting, creating an exhibition that travelled throughout BC. Recently Clark returned to hockey as a subject matter in interactive kinetic sculptures.
 AppetiteforArt2015_CRAIG_Briar_w Briar Craig
Gluten Free Poetry, 2014
Screenprint on paper, image size 14 x 9 1/2 inches
value $750
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.
 AppetiteforArt2015_Crawford_Jan_w Jan Crawford
Red Rooster III, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 inches
value $1700
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.
 AppetiteforArt2015_GILLESPIE_Ken_w Ken Gillespie
From La Frenz in Fall, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 24 inches
value $1400
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 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.
 AppetiteforArt2015_HEDRICK_Jessica_w Jessica Hedrick
Joe Rich Valley, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
value $970
Jessica Hedrick studied art at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. She is a member of the collective Stave Falls Artist Group, located outside of Mission, BC. She is inspired by Impressionism and likes to paint landscapes in the out of doors. Hedrick currently lives in the Okanagan, and is employed at Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna.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.”
 AppetiteforArt2015_HELFAND_Fern_w Fern Helfand
Packing House, Kelowna, BC, 2014
Photograph, 14 x 20 inches
value $500
Fern Helfand is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical studies at UBC Okanagan, 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 Harbourfront, 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
 AppetiteforArt2015_MARTIN_Debra_w Debra Martin
To See the Days Renewed, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 18 inches
value $1050
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.
 AppetiteforArt2015_MCKECHNIE_Joanne_w Jo McKechnie
Get a Reaction, 2015
Glass, diameter: 10 inches
value $750
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 in 2013 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.
 AppetiteforArt2015_MCCULLOCH_Mary_Smith_w Mary Smith McCulloch
Benvoulin Orchard II, 2015
Etching on paper, image size 4 ½ x 6 inches
value $650
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.
 AppetiteforArt2015_WIDMER_Laura_w Laura Widmer
Wayfare, 2015
Charcoal on handmade paper, 21 ½ x 30 inches
value $800
Laura Widmer completed her BFA at UBC Okanagan in 2012. Printmaking and drawing are at the heart of her artistic practice. Laura exhibits her work regularly in juried shows. Awards of note include First Prize (2010) and Honourable Mention (2014) at the Open Studio National Printmaking Awards in Toronto, as well as the Muskat Studio prize at the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Laura lives and prints in Kelowna.

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