Appetite for Art 2014: Works of Art II

Below is a preview of works of art available at Appetite for Art 2014.
For more works of art, visit page 1.

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Shadow boxes 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.

Kelsie Balehowsky_shadowbox

Kelsie Balehowsky
Untitled, 2014
Mixed media and shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Kelsie Balehowsky is finishing her BFA art UBCO. She works interchangeably between the media of photography and printmaking. In her photographic work she focuses on creating meaning through the restructuring of reality. In printmaking, she focuses on the process of stone lithography and UV screenprinting. Balehowsky worked at the Lake Country Art Gallery as an educational programmer, and teaching Art Adventures Camps at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Her most recent accomplishments include receiving UBCO’s Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund to fund the Project Art and Controversy, with artist Jonathan Hobin, and winning bronze in the Amateur section of the 2013 International Loupe Awards for her photograph Like Pigs to the Slaughter.


Lynden Beesley_shadowbox

Lynden Beesley
Secret Garden, 2014
Mixed-media shadow box, 8 x 8 inches (with extensions)

Lynden Beesley was raised in Surrey, England. She now lives and works in Kelowna. Her work is a personal exploration of culture and identity. She is a member of the Ars Longa artists’ group, and is president of the Kelowna Sculptors Network Society. Beesley has been included in recent exhibitions in Kelowna, Vernon, Kingston, Ontario, Colorado Springs, USA, Tampere, Finland, and Glasgow, Scotland.


Amy Burkard_shadowbox

Amy Burkhard
Full of Life, 2014
Felted wool shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Amy Burkard is a Kelowna-based artist who has been presenting work professionally for over eleven years. Originally from Courtenay, BC, Burkhard studied in Vancouver, completing her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2003. She has worked in many different media and is currently working with wool fiber and clay. Her work has been included in many exhibitions at the Kelowna Art Gallery, in a solo show at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, and in exhibitions in Vernon, Penticton, Summerland, and Texas. Her works are sought after by private collectors and galleries alike. Her distinctive style has even caught the eye of celebrities from ET Canada.


Mark Coffey_shadowbox

Mark Coffey
Fading Away, 2014
Photography with shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Mark Coffey was born in Ontario and studied Environmental Sciences at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He is now living and working in Kelowna, where he is pursuing his photography.


Connor Charlesworth_shadowbox

Connor Charlesworth
The Drain (after Jeff Wall), 2014
mixed media with shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Connor Charlesworth was born in Kelowna and is currently in his last year in fine art at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. His current interests centre on how we engage and interact with the natural world, and how painting as a mode of representation is able to capture moments and construct narratives. His work in art history and contemporary theory direct much of his current research.


Erika Hawkes_shadowbox

Erica Hawkes
Northern Lights Cubed, 2014
acrylic with shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Erica Hawkes studied art and design at the Colorado Institute of Art, and at Vancouver Community College. She has worked in a variety of media, including pencil, watercolour, pen and ink, oil and acrylic. She draws inspiration from the Group of Seven and Cubism, as well as the minimal aesthetic of Japanese design. Hawkes has worked as a portrait artist, book illustrator, and photographer. She sets out to create art that is unique and memorable. Erica Hawkes lives and works in Kelowna.


Byron Johnstad_shadowbox

Byron Johnstad
Kelowna/Bear, 2014
Mixed media with shadow box incorporated on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Byron Johnstad was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he was heavily influenced by that city’s architecture and design. He studied interior design at Chicago and in Oslo, Norway. He has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and he completed a MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1967, the artist immigrated to Vancouver, BC to work as a teacher, artist, and ceramicist. Johnstad also worked as an interior designer, a gallery curator, and arts entrepreneur before retiring in 1996, when he began painting on canvas. He now resides in Kelowna and teaches History and Design at the Centre for Arts and Technology/Okanagan.


Heather Leier_shadowbox

Heather Leier
Secret Society, 2014
Mixed-media shadow box, 8 x 8 inches (with extension)

Heather Leier is a Kelowna-based artist who is currently pursuing an MFA in printmaking at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She has focused on screen printing for the last few years, and has been exhibiting these works locally and internationally. She combs thrift stores to find quirky and obscure items to use in her work.


Wanda Lock_shadowbox

Wanda Lock
Tell Me a Secret But Don’t Say that You Love Me!, 2014
Mixed media and found objects with extended shadow box, 12 x 13 inches (irregular, and with extensions)

Wanda Lock is a Lake Country-based artist who works in mixed media, employing graphite, oil, pastel, and acrylic on paper, board and canvas. Drawing has become an important aspect in achieving her artistic vision. These tend to be documents of unresolved reality that feed into Lock’s future explorations in painting. The paintings themselves become a compilation, containing both figurative and landscape elements. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections across Canada, and is represented by Elevation Gallery in Canmore, Alberta, The Front Gallery in Edmonton, and locally through Headbones Gallery in Vernon. Her work is online through the Gallery Project. Visit and


Hanss Lujan_shadowbox

Hanss Lujan
Machu Picchu Birds, 2014
Photo-collage on shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Hanss Lujan is a twenty-three-year-old artist from Cusco, Peru. He recently graduated from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and a Minor in Art History and Visual Culture. Lujan’s photo-based work is inspired by the mix of culture and spirituality found in Peru. His research topics include transcendence and the exploration of memory.


Jolene Mackie_shadowbox

Jolene Mackie
Sailing Song, 2014
Mixed media shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Jolene Mackie is an artist living and working in Kelowna BC. Her current series of work bridges her fascination with the great unknowns – such as the sea and the sky. By exploring these themes Mackie takes the opportunity to reflect on the brevity of human existence, and finds joy and whimsy in the imagination. It is easy to be humbled by the expanses of space and time – while art is something that can ground us as humans in the present moment.


Sue McCarrell_shadowbox

Susan McCarrell
Nesting, 2014
Mixed media with shadow box, framed size 13 x 12 inches, with extensions

Susan McCarrell works in mixed media collage. She is interested in exploring sentimentality about the past, and uses new techniques made possible by advances in technology to express her vision. In either acrylic or oil she pushes the limits of her media, using new materials and the richness of personal and historical images in unexpected ways. She likens her process to construction, as she produces her paintings with an organic process.

McCarrell lives and works in Oilver, BC. Her work can be found at Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton, and Hillside Winery, Naramata.


Yvonne Morrish_shadowbox

Yvonne Morrish
After the Fire, 2012
Watercolour on shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Yvonne Morrish, CSPWC, is a Kelowna-based artist working in mixed media. Her source of inspiration comes from trusting in her inner self, and she feels that art is an ongoing journey of discovery. She has attended workshops across the province, delivered by many AFCA and SFCA senior artists, and personally sponsored international artist Zoltan Szabo in 1996. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, has won numerous Honorable Mentions and Awards of Excellence, and has work in the collection of the Art Gallery of Peel in Brampton, Ontario.


Kyle Poirier_shadowbox

Kyle L. Poirier
In Search of Books and Time, 2014
Acrylic and mixed media with shadow box, 9 ¾ x 11 inches

Kyle L. Poirier is a Kelowna-based artist and graphic designer. Since graduating from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a BFA in 1999, Poirier has worked in Kelowna’s arts community as a graphic designer, both for the Kelowna Art Gallery and on a freelance basis. His most recent solo exhibition was at the Delta Grand Okanagan.


Janice Sich_shadowbox

Janice Sich
I Found a Leaf …, 2014
Oil on shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

An award-winning artist, Janice Sich was born in Camrose, Alberta. She studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, graduating in 1974. She works with ceramics, stained glass, printmaking, furniture design, painting and photography.


Kristine Sloan_shadowbox

Kristine Sloan
Freedom, 2014
acrylic with shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Kristine Sloan was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1973. As a child, she couldn’t stop doodling in class and kept coloring outside of the lines. She moved to Kelowna in 1991 and took every art class available, but didn’t pursue her love of the arts until 2009, after a year of personal misfortune and heartbreak. She found an outlet in several different art classes. From there, a frenzy of styles and masterpieces flowed through into her work. Sloan tends not to stick to just one theme or medium, but continues to go beyond her boundaries and explores new-found techniques with freedom as never before.


Leanne Spanza_shadowbox

Leanne Spanza
Sunburst, 2014
Acrylic with shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Leanne Spanza is a self-taught Lake Country-based artist who is originally from North Vancouver. She has been exhibiting her work professionally since 2010, and has been painting in her signature style for the past ten years. Inspired by British Columbia’s valleys, mountains, and lakes, as well as the Pacific Ocean, she focuses on simple lines and bold colours to capture the landscapes.


Lynn Tribe_shadowbox

Lynn Tribe
Thinking, 2013
Acrylic on shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Lynn Tribe was born and raised in the Okanagan. She exhibits her work with the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Kelowna Studio Painters, and Riverside Artists. She explores a wide variety of subjects and currently uses acrylic, collage and mixed media. Tribe has received numerous awards and has participated in exhibitions such as Art Walk in Lake Country, at the Hambleton Galleries, and SOPA. She divides her time between Kelowna and Rock Creek, BC.


Rena Warren_shadowbox

Rena Warren
Breached Confinement, 2014
Acrylic on shadow box, 8 x 8 inches

Rena Warren is an Okanagan-based artist and art educator. She has a BA from Okanagan University College and a post-degree in education from the University of Victoria. After seven years of teaching art in the private school system, Warren embarked on an independent teaching career and focused on her art practice. She teaches at the Kelowna Art Gallery, CMHA, and Okanagan College, and has held the position of Executive Director at Cool Arts Society for the past three years. In her art she specializes in large-scale oil portraiture and original block print designs, often fusing her subjects with archetypal and mythological references. Her extensive travels throughout India; four journeys made between 2006 and 2009, form a large part of her inspiration, general aesthetic and subject matter.


For more works of art, visit page 1.

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