Kelowna Art Gallery online art auction now open

Jan Crawford, Okanagan Apricots, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 28 in.
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Kelowna, BC: Starting today you can take a sneak peek at over thirty amazing works of art that will be available for purchase at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s annual Appetite for Art Fundraiser. They are now on the fundraiser event page at, and this year, leading up to the fundraiser on April 22, people can bid for them online.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the fine works donated for this year’s fundraiser,” says Kelowna Art Gallery Executive Director, Nataley Nagy. “The generosity and support from the art community has been tremendous. We are also excited to give everyone the opportunity to bid on a work they like through our new online auction.”

The works of art range greatly – including everything from Okanagan landscapes to still lifes 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, ceramic, and glass.

Participating artists include: Lynden Beesley, Graciela Blancarte, Mary Bull, Amy Burkard, Jan Crawford, Jessie Dunlop, Jane Everett, Sara Gagnon, Clea Haugo, Ron Hedrick, Jessica Hedrick, Angelika Jaeger, Byron Johnstad, Asher J Klassen, Hanss Lujan, Jolene Mackie, Debra Martin, Susan McCarrell, Jo McKechnie, Fiona Neal, Kyle L. Poirier, Liz Ranney, Bonny Roberts, Grace Shaw, Leanne Spanza, and Meghan Wise.

The online auction will close on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, however attendees at the gala fundraiser on Saturday evening, April 22, 2017, will have a final opportunity to place bids live at the event.

The concept behind Appetite for Art 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 children’s and educational programming at the Gallery.

A small number of 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.

The Kelowna Art Gallery would like to acknowledge the generous contributions by presenting sponsor, Walker Real Estate, and supporting sponsors, Farris, Vaughn, Wills & Murphy LLP, RBC PH&N Investment Counsel, August Luxury Motorcars, and KPMG. Media sponsors for the fundraiser are CBC Radio and The Daily Courier.

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