Comox Valley Project Watershed Society, in collaboration with Bayside Cafe, is hosting a Keeping It Living art show this October and November to raise funds for the restoration and protection of the K’ómoks Estuary and Kus-kus-sum.
“This will be a fun couple of months,” said Kathy Haigh, director of fundraising. “We get to show off some great art and run mini events with artists and musicians. Watch our website and Facebook page for event updates.”
Project Watershed is asking artists to donate artworks, in whole or in part, to include in the show. All mediums are welcome and each piece must be ready to hang. Artists can set the percentage, between 50 and 100 per cent, they would like to donate to Project Watershed and they will receive either a tax receipt or a sponsorship receipt if their piece sells. Artists can contribute by filling out the Art Donation form on Project Watershed’s website or visit the office at 2356a Rosewall Crescent in Tintown.
“Last year this event was very successful for us; 35 artworks were sold which raised over $6,000,” said Caila Holbrook, manager of fundraising, outread and mapping. “Most of the artworks sold ranged from $100 to $600.”
Project Watershed will be accepting donations of art until Nov. 1. As with last year, artists can choose to collect their unsold pieces at the end of the show or donate them to Project Watershed.
A variety of art has already been donated for the show including works by Juddi Pedder, Shirley Dickie, Monica Gewurz, Paul Nicklen, Harry Heine and members of the Comox Valley Photography Society. In addition to donated art, Project Watershed’s collection of Keeping It Living artworks will be on display and available for set donation levels.