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647

Iridescent Magic    

“Winter Forest” is the name glass artist Sol Maya has given to this unique hand blown glass bowl. Sol combined deep rich green webbing over soft amber and then added a sprinkling of gold aventurine to give it a warm glow, like the elusive sun reaching into the depths of the forest on a winter’s day. This one-of-a-kind piece is from Sol’s “Sunrays Series” and is very versatile. It can be hung on the wall using his new “solart system”, a simple yet strong and safe method of hanging glass art on the wall. When lit from above or from the front this allows the unique reflections (which Sol’s work is known for) to play on the wall behind it. It will also look stunning sitting on its own as a table centre or conversation piece.

Artist Bio: "Sol Maya, a Native American of Mayan ancestry, was studying ceramics, sculpting and print making at Santa Barbara City College, in California in 1980. Between classes he'd watch the glass blowers working the glass. The more he watched, the more he fell in love with this art form. The spontaneity of working with glass intrigued him. He started spending more time in the studio, until one day he tried his hand at it and he's never looked back. Sol eventually became responsible for the running of the glass."

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Donated by: Sol Maya and Gwen Poole / Solart Glass Studio  www.solmaya.com

Value: $1,500


555

Chi-Wara Headdress    

This magnificent ancient "female" Chi-Wara headdress (10"W x 30"H), representing the earth, traditionally accompanies the male headdress during the harvest dances. The baby carried by the female symbolizes the next generation. The long horns represent the desired growth of tall millet. The element of water is represented by the fiber costume attached to the headdress. When danced by a pair of men chosen as exemplary farmers, the headdresses symbolically combine those elements necessary for good agriculture: sun, water, and a solid rooting of the plant in the earth.

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Donated by: Mariyiam Sanii and Amir H. Etemati (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery)  www.creekhousegallery.com

Value: $1,250


734

Komoquwa/Komoqwa    

Unlimited prosperity will shine on you if you are fortunate enough to aquire this stunning hand carved, knife finished Native Mask, by noted native carver, Freddie Fencepost. Under the tutelage of world famous artist Bill Reid, Freddie Fencepost has honoured his master in this fine symbol of "unlimited prosperity". It is said that if a person meets "Homoquwa" and has done anything for the sea or any of his subjects he will bestow prosperity on that person. "Komoquwa" is also proclaimed to be the "Copper Maker" controlling the under sea world and all its wealth.

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Donated by: Tony's Unique Restorations, Brass & Antiques 

Value: $950


919

'Madhara (Old Man)'    

A beautiful sculpture hand-carved from springstone by George Mugwara in Zimbabwe. This sculpture is a wonderful example of the Abstract art form for which the Shona people of Zimbabwe are world famous. The sculpture is signed on the back by George Mugwara and is a one-of-a-kind piece. The contrast in both colour and texture make this a wonderful addition to any home. Of the 13 stones StoneAge Art has in their gallery, springstone is one of the hardest (about 3 times the hardness of soapstone). It is therefore amazing that no power tools are used during the carving process. ‘Madhara’ is a Shona word meaning old man and is used as term of respect.

Artist Bio: George Mugwara was born in the rural district of Wedza in Zimbabwe, in 1976. At the age of five, he would make animals from clay and toy cars from wire, and taught others how to make them. In 2000, George trained as a welder in Harare, and then joined Stone Arts workshop as an assistant and gained experience. After the fourth day there, he completed his first piece. George says, "art became as easy as cutting margarine with a hot knife."

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Donated by: StoneAge Art Company  www.stoneageartcompany.com

Value: $950


542

Riot Cops In Toronto    

Photograph (18" W x 22"H), subject matter are the riot cops in Toronto in at the Finance Ministers' Meeting. From the Protest Series in 2001 by Lincoln Clarkes.

Artist Bio: Widely acclaimed for his photography, Lincoln Clarkes has numerous exhibitions and works regularly for many publications. His Heroine Series was featured as a cover story in the LA Times Sunday Magazine. It is also in book form, published by Anvil Press, and an award winning documentary that has been shown on BRAVO, WTN, and CBC. His success has warranted his photographing Philip Glass, Neil Young, Avril Lavigne, Patti Smith and Rufus Wainwright. Mr. Clarkes lives in Vancouver's Strathacona Neighbourhood and is represented by the Dianne Farris Gallery. www.highway99.com

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Donated by: Will Rafuse  www.willrafuse.com

Value: $800


664

Tempo Impetuoso    

A man's and lady's ring in gold and heavy sterling silver. Dramatic, tempestuous swirls, scrolls and arabesques play baroque elements into a contemporary statement.

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Donated by: Griffin & Pernilla  www.griffinpernilla.com

Value: $750


553

Marriage Belt/Fan    

A Zulu marriage belt (6"W x 16" L) hand beaded with embossed geometrical designs and faces. Traditional Zulu African art has long been a source of intense interest among art historians, collectors, and dealers. The size, shape, arrangement and color of the beads indicated ones social stature and personal achievements.

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Donated by: Mariyiam Sanii and Amir H. Etemati (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery)  www.creekhousegallery.com

Value: $650


580

Arctic Treasure 1    

Enhance your home with this Inuit black basalt carving of a Drum Dancer from 1990. 7" High, Signed by Q. Shaa of Baker Lake

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Donated by: Anonymous 

Value: $600


581

Arctic Treasures 2    

An exquisite Inuit sandstone carving of a bird (1974). 6"H - 7"L, carved by Allik of Sanikiluag (Belcher Island).

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Donated by: Anonymous 

Value: $600


689

Bella Loon    

Loon Sculpture in Italian Marble with a glass base. Made from "Portura Machea" which is a rare marble from an exhausted quarry in Italy.

Artist Bio: Sandra Billawich is a sculptor who has found her voice in the mediums of stone, reclaimed metal and wood. Her work can be found in private collections across Canada, the US, Europe and Japan.

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Donated by: Elemental Designs / Sandra Bilawich  www.elementaldesigns.org

Value: $395


670

Ceramic Sockeye    

The sockeye salmon is very unique because it is one of a kind and also has a carving of the native killer whale on it. This handbuilt ceramic wall mount is done in a restful and watery shade of spearmint and bronze. Weighs in at 5 lbs and is approximately 20" long x 5" wide. (Fired to 1250 degrees C)

Artist Bio: Iris Wong, born 1964 in Hong Kong and migrated to Canada in 1994, has been strongly influenced by her Chinese heritage, which is evident in the simplicity and peacefulness of her ceramic works of art. While Iris concentrates on shaping and forming the Canadian produced clay, her husband researches the difference in glazes (North American mined lead free materials) in a hope to re-discover some of the long lost "Art" in the history of pottery. All her works are fired in a mid/high firing electric stoneware oven. Iris specializes in both decorative and functional wares, such as teapots, bowls, platters, vases, ikebana, dinner wares and interior fountains. In 2001, Iris Wong set up her display at The Granville Island Public Market. In 2002, Iris was invited to debut her works at the Art Gallery of Port Moody and also appeared in two other shows in 2003 and 2004, Circle Crafts Christmas Shows at the Trade and Conventional Hall of Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver.

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Donated by: Iris Wong Pottery  www.iriswongpottery.com

Value: $325


621

The Villager Man    

Kenyan Ebony Maasai Sculpture - 17"H There are numerous unifying themes evident in all African crafts and masks. Among the most unique are Maasai crafts, which are made in Kenya. Art can also be used to represent rank or prestige, or have a religious significance. Maasai art consists mainly of sculptures and is considered to be the greatest achievement for African art and craft. Africa has produced a great diversity of art from prehistoric times to the present day. In many instances, Kenyan art has been related to ritual or tribal ceremonies, as well as serving more secular decorative function. African craftsmen/women frequently considers their work as an essential part of secular or religious life and in many tribes the artist has a high status.

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Donated by: Mariyiam Sanii and Amir H. Etemati (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery) 

Value: $295


554

Akuaba Doll    

Donated from a unique private collection, this Akuaba doll will add grace to any living space. The people of Ghana have been creating these wonderful figures in this style since 1900AD to present. A wonderful work of tribal art from the Asante of Ghana, the Akuaba is a doll with a disk-shaped head, embodying the Asante concept of beauty. The dolls are kept by women who want to become pregnant and give birth to a beautiful child.

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Donated by: Mariyiam Sanii and Amir H. Etemati (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery)  www.creekhousegallery.com

Value: $275


544

Gamespiece    

Mixed media sculpture (7"W x 15.25" H x 2 "D) by Ted Jolda. Glass on rock.

Artist Bio: Ted Jolda, a former principal of Andrighetti Glassworks, left Vancouver in the fall of 1992. In the following year of travel, whether he was swimming the canals of Venice, or crawling through the jungles of S.E. Asia with the freedom fighters, his thoughts were never far from his passion, glass. After his marriage in Hong Kong to Allison, his high school sweetheart, Jolda studied in the temples of Thailand and Malaysia, where a love of nature and natural forms was reawakened in him. He remembers: “I was sitting with the master, in quiet contemplation, and the most beautiful butterfly landed on his knee. It had blue iridescent wings tinged with copper, then the master crushed the butterfly in his hand and, slowly he extended it to me and as he opened his hand, there it was: dead.” Returning to Canada, Ted moved to Qualicum Beach, where he set up a state-of-the-art studio, Warthog Glassworks, in the town’s renowned art facility, The Old School House, where he became a focal point of that institution. In 1997 he and Allison bought an 800 sq.ft. studio with a detached house in the Parksville, BC. Ted is considered to be the finest glassblower in Parksville. When not working with glass, Ted is the senior partner of J&J Logging.

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Donated by: Will Rafuse  www.willrafuse.com

Value: $275


626

She Sells Sea Shells    

You'll be blown away by the incredible beauty of this hand blown glass shimmering pearl cowrie sea shell with a coral pink lining. This is an original work by Vancouver glassblower Laura Burns and reflects her fascination with the forms and patterns that occur in nature.

Artist Bio: Laura Burns graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and works in many disciplines, including paper-mache insects and flowers, oil & acrylic painting, & ceramics & glass. Her glass conch shells incorporate both blowing & sculpting techniques together with painting & sandblasting.

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Donated by: D. Roger Millen 

Value: $250


865

Leaf a Great Impression    

For those who love organic beauty and function, this salt/soda fired ceramic "leaf bowl" will be a wonderful party pleaser.

Artist Bio: It never ceases to amaze Cathi how each fired piece is directly affected by its location in the kiln, producing unique variations with rich colour tones and textural surfaces. Most of her work is wheel-thrown and decorated with impressions from nature. Ms. Jefferson strives to make the form of each piece interesting and strong, capable of functioning so well that it will be enjoyed and used often

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Donated by: Cathi Jefferson  www.cathijefferson.com

Value: $225


654

Inukshuk...in the Image    

8x10 photograph in 11x14 frame Entitled "Inukshuk...in the Image", taken by photographer Sheryl R. Smith.

Artist Bio: Sheryl R. Smith's photography exhibit "Patterns of Life" had a very successful showing at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in January and February 2006, and she was featured on Urban Rush, CBC TV, Radio-Canada, The West Ender and Independent Weekly newspapers. Last summer, Sheryl had her "Inukshuk...in the Image" photo selected by the Province's Travelling Roadshow and exhibited a selection of her pictures at the Art Exhibit at Sea Vancouver, which was also the subject of articles in the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers. This summer, Sheryl's photographs were featured in the Juried Group Show at the Harmony Arts Festival. In addition to her photography, Sheryl has been a singer and performer all of her life. For the past 11 years, she has been a Sign Language Interpreter, working at the BC School for the Deaf, following a variety of careers such a dental receptionist, salesperson and travel agent.

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Donated by: Sheryl Smith 

Value: $199


655

Azure Sunset    

8x10 photograph in an 11x14 frame entitled "Azure Sunset" and is a photograph of the Burrard Bridge taken by photographer Sheryl R. Smith.

Artist Bio: Sheryl R. Smith's photography exhibit "Patterns of Life" had a very successful showing at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in January and February 2006, and she was featured on Urban Rush, CBC TV, Radio-Canada, The West Ender and Independent Weekly newspapers. Last summer, Sheryl had her "Inukshuk...in the Image" photo selected by the Province's Travelling Roadshow and exhibited a selection of her pictures at the Art Exhibit at Sea Vancouver, which was also the subject of articles in the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers. This summer, Sheryl's photographs were featured in the Juried Group Show at the Harmony Arts Festival. In addition to her photography, Sheryl has been a singer and performer all of her life. For the past 11 years, she has been a Sign Language Interpreter, working at the BC School for the Deaf, following a variety of careers such a dental receptionist, salesperson and travel agent.

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Donated by: Sheryl Smith 

Value: $199


622

My Beloved    

Tanzanian Ebony Sculpture 8"H; Tanzania is famous worldwide for wood sculpture generally known as Makonde Art. The Makonde tribe of Southern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique have a long tradition in wood carving. The carving is done by traditional iron tools and the type of wood is usually ebony (black hard wood). The style of representation range from the naturalistic to the abstract.

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Donated by: Mariyiam Sanii and Amir H. Etemati (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery) 

Value: $195


594

Indonesian Pewter Figures    

These very old Iconic Indonesion Pewter figures (4"H) showcase part of the rich cultural heritage of art and handicrafts that are one of Indonesia's true national riches. They have been part of a very extensive private collection. The design can be traced back to early animistic beliefs, ancestor worship, Hindu and Buddhist influenced motifs brought by Indian traders, Chinese and Islamic symbols and beliefs.

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Donated by: Mariyiam Sanii and Amir H. Etemati (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery) 

Value: $190


705

Killerwhale    

An original initialed hand engraved Northwest Coast Kwakwaka'wakw sterling silver "Killerwhale" bracelet by Rory Dawson. The positive symbol killerwhale represents a communicator and highly regarded guardian of the sea. Whales travel together & symbolize long life.

Artist Bio: A self taught Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rory started carving in 2000. His pieces have created a significant awareness of his work in the field of silver jewellery.

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Donated by: Lattimer Gallery  www.lattimergallery.com

Value: $175


738

He Always Gets His Man    

The Mountie is the definitive Canadaian Icon. This handsome folksy representation would command anyone's attention. A fine combination of art and Canadiana.

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Donated by: Folkart Interiors  www.folkartinteriors.com

Value: $100


717

tribal glory    

Long brown wooden mask with face decor - hand carved from Indonesia.

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Donated by: Garuda Jewellery & Craft  www.beautifulstuff.com

Value: $50


713

Rhythm Of The Falling Rain    

For the collector's of world treasures this is a "must have". This hand carved and hand painted bamboo rainstick, from Indonesia, measures 4' in length.

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Donated by: Garuda Jewellery & Craft  www.beautifulstuff.com

Value: $35


714

Play me a tune on your digireedoo    

Bamboo hand carved didgeridoo - almost no two are the same! Made in Indonesia. For music lovers who like a challenge... This 46" didgeridoo with its fire burned design is both a piece of art as well as a musical instrument.

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Donated by: Garuda Jewellery & Craft  www.beautifulstuff.com

Value: $35


711

Rain Drops Keep Fallin' On My Head    

Listen to your rainstick whenever the stress of life comes knocking. 4' Bamboo, fire burned design rainstick, from Indonesia - hand carved.

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Donated by: Garuda Jewellery & Craft  www.beautifulstuff.com

Value: $35


715

Blow me a tune mate!    

Hand carved and painted 46" didgeridoo - make beautiful music with this one of a kind instrument made in Indonesia … for music lovers who like a challenge. With its fire burned design it is both a piece of art as well as a musical instrument.

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Donated by: Garuda Jewellery & Craft  www.beautifulstuff.com

Value: $35


 

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