Splash Of Red 2017 Donated Artwork
The 2017 Splash of Red is back at the Caetani Centre, Thursday, August 24!
Tickets for this event are sold out! We apologize for any inconvenience!
Here, we will be posting a working list of all of our artist’s submissions as we get them! Make sure to check back frequently for updates, and stay tuned to Facebook page as we will also be posting pictures of the works there!
A great big Thank you! to all of the generous artists who have donated to this year’s Splash of Red and in the past! All proceeds go directly towards improvements and development of the Caetani heritage property, community programming and events.
Wild City by Carmen Thompson
Medium: Oil, acrylic, and aerosol on canvas
Fair Market Value: $1500
Artist Biography and Statement: Using primarily oil and acrylic on canvas, my work reflects my desire to explore the materiality of paint as well as evoke the attitude of the varied landscapes I am influenced by. I am continually discovering new ways to play with paint and combine new methods of painting with tradition ones. Being born in Vernon BC, and having the opportunity to explore nature and the city within abstract painting has influenced my work greatly.
In Transit by Tatianna O’Donnell
Medium: Oil on canvas
Fair Market Value: $1,650
Artist Biography and Statement: Tatianna O’Donnell has always painted. She studied art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art as well as at various universities and workshops. Her paintings have always been about line, shape and texture. She now introduces space …the transitional space in between, the space in memories. In our normal every day journey through life, we do not record what is in between. We move swiftly past landscapes, buildings, and people. The Transition series is about what we have missed, what is in between where we have been and where we are going.
Green Veil Over Blue 2014 by Heidi Thompson
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Fair Market Value: $5000
Artist Biography and Statement: I was born in Vernon and studied art in Europe. I am inspired by Nature. I do not paint trees, mountains, lakes or skies; rather I adopt nature’s elements – light, colour, patterns and space to create my own “landscapes”. I strive to make images that inspire joy, peacefulness and mystery. When you look at a painting and feel inspired or happy, I believe the painting is simply mirroring the beauty and depth within you.
WHIRLING DERVISH by Diana Gritten
Medium: Acrylic & Mixed Medium
Fair Market Value: $700
Artist Biography and Statement: Diana was born in Jamaica and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Upon moving to the Okanagan Valley in 1973 Diana found her passion and peace in the Arts. Travels abroad, as well as attending many art courses in mixed medium, and Art History have added to the development of Diana’s works. Her recent rich abstracts on canvas’ reside in private collections throughout the world. “WHIRLING DERVISH” depicts: motion; color; warmth; coolness; texture; marks; emotion; and areas of calm. Somewhat like our dear World today. However, a sense of Hope and Happiness appear as well.
Daffodil Spectrum by Kenna Graff
Fair Market Value: $500
Artist Biography and Statement: From marbles to Tiffany, collecting delicious sun-catching coloured glass is a delightful pastime, on occasion obsession. Much great glass and crystal including glass art, baubles, decorative plates, dishes and beads go by the wayside everyday. I encourage you to gather enough of what twinkles and glints and silicone it onto an old wooden window. Old windows give permission for this lovely activity. Peace and colours to everyone. To View more art please visit kennagraff.com
Spirit Canoe by Neil Erickson
Fair Market Value: $3500
Artist Biography and Statement: UBC fine arts, Vancouver School of Art yet largely
self taught. Work has been displayed in commercial galleries in BC lower mainland during 80’s through
2006. Moved to Vernon with family and took time away from arts to build up heritage home and studio on property on pottery road. Last year returned to painting with a vengeance , his new thing is scraping acrylics with a variety of trowels and knives. Work has also become imagined as opposed earlier location based landscape.
Down in the Valley by Destanne Norris
Medium: Oil on canvas
Fair Market Value: $2100
Artist Biography and Statement: Destanne Norris, who lives on Silver Star Mountain and paints in her Caetani Centre studio, holds a BFA (Honours) Degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and a Master of Fine Art Degree from the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Primarily, a landscape-based oil painter, Destanne has been exploring the ever-changing vistas above – skyscapes – in her painting over the past number of years. This past year she has visually entered deep space. Her new work entitled, Stellar, will be on exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery from July 27 to November 1, 2017.
Through the Pane by Lana Schuster
Fair Market Value: $1000
Artist Biography and Statement: Vernon artist Lana Schuster loves to paint large paintings, whether the subject matter be landscape, abstract, portrait, or something from her garden. Drawing inspiration while biking and hiking with friends, gardening with her husband, exploring the great wide open and interior of BC and self, she strives to convey her sensibilities. You can see more of Lana’s work at Leap, Nadine’s, Phoenix Steakhouse, on Facebook at Lana Schuster Paintings and by connecting with her to see works in her home.
Filtered Sunlight by Michael Jell
Fair Market Value: $2100
Artist Biography and Statement: Born in England but spent 12 years in Zimbabwe Africa , moved to Eastern Canada & attended Sheridan College of Art, i have worked in different mediums Oil & Acrylic suit my style best. Won many awards best of show, people, choice , etc. Published in Southwest Art Magazine , B.C. Cattleman,s Association Magazine, Cover of Federation of Canadian Artist ( Art Avenue ). In 2012 named B.C. Wild life artist of the year . My work is collected in China, Germany U.S.A., England ,& across Canada .
Yüzer by Nadine Wilson
Medium: Acrylic Mixed Media
Fair Market Value: $500
Artist Biography and Statement: Nadine Wilson has been a lifelong artist, pursued
Fine Art and Conversational French at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario, where practical application of all of the disciplines were taught by Dutch professor Henry Vyvfinkel and other notable artists, including celebrated war artist Ted Zuber. Nadine has been teaching and painting for over 30 years, her favourite medium is oil, she has been involved with several art associations over the years, is currently a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She owns Nadine’s Fine Art & Frames, the longest running privately owned art gallery in Downtown Vernon.
Tangled by Valerie Kordyban
Fair Market Value: $650.00
Artist Biography and Statement: Valerie loves to paint by layering structure and pigment on her canvas until a harmony of texture and rhythm emerges. Inspired by Abstract Expressionism and particularly Jackson Pollock’s work, she strives to paint an “all – over composition”, often with a view to expressing something about life. “Tangled” is such a piece, where the lines and shapes themselves suggest how overlapping and complicated human and social relationships can be. A fervent supporter of the Caetani Centre, Valerie is thrilled to be participating in this year’s Splash as an emerging artist alongside many of her mentors, and to offer this piece symbolically in memory of the complex and tangled relationships which defined life for Sveva and her family when they moved to Vernon and lived in the Caetani House.
Spirit by Fiona Neal
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Fair Market Value: $1,200
Artist Biography and Statement:
Fiona Neal is an artist working primarily in Acrylic on Canvas. Studying at Bournville College of Art, then specializing in painting at Sheffield Hallam University for her Fine Art degre, Fiona was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Clas Honours. After emigrating to BC Canada from the UK, she now lives in West Kelowna. Fiona’s work has been bought for private collections over 3 continents and her current work can be seen in galleries and juried exhibitions around the Okanagan and beone. She is a founding member of Westside Artists group and was juried in to Active Status of the Federation of Canadian Artists in March 2014.
Deconstructed Dot by Julie Oakes
Medium: Oil on wood panel with abalone insets
Fair Market Value: $2,400
Artist Biography and Statement: The overall coloring of Deconstructing Dot is black, blue, and purple (colors ranging between bruising and a tropical night) with accents of magenta, fuscia/hot pink and inset with abalone. Exploring a feminine sensibility, by hedging nature with motifs derived from revolutionary posters Deconstructing Dot recognizes the feminine, Mother Nature, as the ultimate designer employing an ever intriguing combination of randomness, symmetry, repetition and effective engineering.
Incandescence by Pat Doyle
Medium: Fused Art Glass with Dichroic
Fair Market Value: $550
Artist Biography and Statement: Patricia Doyle is a visual artist residing on the Bella Vista Hillside in Vernon, BC. While her primary medium is glass she also works in metal, acrylics, clay, videography and photography.
Doyle’s works are usually centered on both her love and awe of nature and her quirky sense of humour. She uses art to convey her vision of the world being a more harmonious and beautiful place.
Doyle teaches art glass classes at the Vernon Community Art Centre and Red Deer College’s Summer Series of the Arts
I am a Weasel (#2) by Wanda Lock
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Fair Market Value: $400
Artist Biography and Statement: Wanda Lock was born in Oliver, British Columbia in 1969. In 1989 she enrolled into Okanagan College before transferring to Emily Carr College of Art and Design where she graduated in 1992 with a studio major in painting. Lock returned to the Okanagan in 1992, and since then, she has numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions including, ‘Drawing from Life’, Kelowna Art Gallery 2016, ‘Terrior:Physically Speaking’, Penticton Art Gallery 2013 and ‘Flying Machines and Poems Sung by Strangers’ Kelowna Art Gallery’s Satallite Gallery at the Kelowna International Airport 2013.
Wanda is currently the curator at the Lake Country Art Gallery.
TBD (A commissioned piece) by AJ Jaeger
Medium: Mixed media
Fair Market Value: $1450
Artist Biography and Statement: Angelika Jaeger (AJ) is a mixed-media artist living in Vernon, BC. She is a painter and a sculptor, who has forged her way through multi-media collage and metal works. Beginning her art career in 1995, she received her BFA in 2013 from UBC-O, Kelowna, BC. She regularly conducts workshops in mixed media and collage and is an avid advocate in the local art community. Jaeger currently still chairs the Board of Directors of the Caetani Cultural Centre Society in Vernon, BC. AJ’s work is held in private collections in Europe, the Bahamas and Canada.
Early Urban Morning by Melissa Dinwoodie
Medium: Mixed media on wood panel
Fair Market Value: $525
Artist Biography and Statement: My paintings are primarily figurative. Color, line, brush work and composition are all played with in a non-conventional manner. Emotion is my goal, also hoping the viewer is challenged, and perhaps confused, with their own reactionary thought process.
Currently I am experimenting with the push and pull of the negative and positive space within my paintings, using block printing as a way to do this. The viewer’s eye will hopefully be as attracted to the empty (background) space as they are to the subject matter.
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