Art Unveiled for Art Gallery Fundraiser

Starting today you can take a sneak peek at the thirty amazing works of art that will be available for purchase at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s annual Appetite for Art Fundraiser via an online gallery at

The concept behind the gala evening is to combine a celebration of the best in local cuisine with a selection of art that guests can purchase and take home – all raising dollars to support ongoing children’s and educational programming at the Gallery. Appetite for Art, presented by Walker Real Estate, is planned for Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 7 to 10 pm, at the Kelowna Art Gallery.

Of the thirty works of art, twenty have been created by selected local artists especially for the event using wooden shadow boxes. The works of art range vastly – everything from an Okanagan landscape to abstract pieces that make use of bold bright colours. There is also a wide variety of media, including, oil and acrylic paint, textiles, mixed media, glass, and photography.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the excellent works donated for this year’s Appetite for Art Fundraiser,” says Kelowna Art Gallery Executive Director, Nataley Nagy. “The generosity and support from the artists’ community has been tremendous.”

The artists who have contributed or created works for the fundraiser include: Kelsie Balehowsky, Lynden Beesley, Katie Brennan, Amy Burkard, Connor Charlesworth, Rod Charlesworth, Glenn Clark, Briar Craig, Jan Crawford, Sara Gagnon, Ken Gillespie, Clea Haugo, Erika Hawkes, Jessica Hedrick, Fern Helfand, Byron Johnstad, Wanda Lock, Hanss Lujan, Jolene Mackie, Debra Martin, Sue McCarrell, Jo McKechnie, Fiona Neal, Carney Oudendag, Kyle Poirier, Liz Ranney, Kristine Sloan, Mary Smith McCulloch, Leanne Spanza, Johann Wessels, and Laura Widmer.

Attendees will also enjoy delicious local food prepared by Waterfront Wines, Poppadoms – Taste India!, Joy Road Catering, Krafty Kitchen, and Sandrine, paired with tastings from Mission Hill Family Estate, Tree Brewing Co., and Okanagan Spirits.

Tickets for the Appetite for Art Fundraiser are still available at $120 per person, or four for $420. They can be purchased directly from the Gallery, by calling 250-762-2226, or online at


[Image credits]
Rod Charlesworth, Tongass Inlet, 2015, Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
Fiona Neal, Without, 2015, Acrylic on canvas with shadow box, 36 x 18 inches with shadow box overlay
Johann Wessels, Mystery Box, 2015, Mixed media with shadow box, 10 x 10 inches with extensions

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