Artists & Sponsors are encouraged to let us know what they are donating for the auction by September 30. A booklet will be prepared with information that has been provided by that date. As well, the information will be included here. We still happily accept items after September 30.
ITEMS DONATED TO THE 2016 AUCTION:
|ARTIST: LEROY ROYER|
- Leroy was 1 of 20 artisans selected to sell & demonstrate their crafts in the Saskatchewan pavillion at Expo 86
Leroy graduated with a Masters Degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Wyoming in 1960.
A job with the Government of Saskatchewan brought him to Saskatoon, where he has resided since. He worked in the field of fisheries management and taught at Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Leroy started carving waterfowl decoys in 1978 and continued carving as a hobby until 1990 when he left the fisheries branch to devote his time to bird carving.
Bird carvings by Leroy are in private collections throughout Canada, the United States and several other countries.
|ARTIST: CONNIE RECTOR|
- Connie enjoys the art of others & sharing her work.
Connie was born and raised in Saskatoon. Art to her is a fulfilling and rewarding career. She works in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolours. Her paintings depict landscapes, wildlife, domestic animals or still life.
She enjoys woodcarving as another form of art.
In both fields she has won many ribbons and Best of Show awards in many competitions.
The variety of art is her personal challenge. Mother Nature in all her splendour provides her with the best knowledge available.
Connie frequently donates art to various organizations to help them in their endeavours.
|ARTIST: GARRY RECTOR|
- finds carving relaxing & rewarding
Garry Rector teaches his carving skills on a regular basis. He has been carving since 1989, he started teaching and instructing a few years later. He has taught not only in Saskatoon and Martensville but at the Winnipeg Carvers Weekend in Winnipeg, the Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers Show, Moose Jaw Woodcrafters Guild Show and at the Kenderdine Retreat at Emma Lake. With his help and instructions, many of his students have gone onto win Best of Show and other awards.
His own accomplishments include Best of Shows and many ribbon awards from bird shows all over North America. In 1998 he had the honour of winning the competition at the Reflections of Nature Show for the Ducks Unlimited Sculptor of the year for his miniature Ruddy Duck. Garry is also a member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association and the Saskatchewan Woodworkers' Guild.
|PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHN WADDINGTON
|PHOTOGRAPHER: GAIL BISSETT
Gail has been with Reflections of Nature since its inception. Since the death of her husband, Gail has carried on with this organization and continues to do photography, particularly of her travels.
Gail is also proud to sponsor the Junior photography award each year at Reflections of Nature. It is truly amazing the quality of the photographs and the images these young people can produce.
Gail has donated a variety of photography accessories to the auction.
Here is a sampling of what was in the 2015 auction:
Click here to view the 2015 Auction Booklet.
|ARTIST: GARRY RECTOR -2015 Auction|
- finds carving relaxing & rewarding
collections around the world.
ARTIST: CONNIE RECTOR -2015 Auction
|- Connie enjoys the art of others & sharing her work.|
ARTIST: LEROY ROYER -2015 Auction
and knowledge of wildlife to the wooden birds he carves.
|ARTIST: BETH CAMPBELL -2015 Auction|
Artist: Holly Edwards
Holly Edwards has been an artist for as long as she can remember. She has been painting & drawing for 30 years and sculpting for 5. She works with polymer clay, acrylic and cement. Holly is a self-taught artist who went on to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has been a member of SWAA for 6 years; during that time she has won several ribbons at “Reflections” including Novice Best in Show. She loves to sculpt animals in many different styles
Holly started her full time business, My Custom Cake Topper five years ago and now ships cake toppers world-wide. Her unique and original designs have made this business a thriving success.
ARTIST: Devon Saunders, Goldsmith
Auction item Sterling Silver and 18k Yellow Gold Hummingbird Pendant
Devon was raised on a family farm just outside Borden, Saskatchewan. He was interested in art from an early age and always enjoying animals and wildlife. Devon has been involved with the Reflections of Nature art show since he was 10 years old. He works in several different mediums and is a goldsmith by trade.
|ARTIST: Joan Foulston
"Silver Spangled Rooster"
painted on 1/2 of a goose egg
|Joan was born in Edmonton, raised in Tofield, Alberta and now resides on a farm near Tugaske, Saskatchewan. She is actively pursuing a career as an artist and has work in private, corporate and government collections worldwide.
An avid naturalist, she has always been keenly interested in both wildlife and art. Early childhood experiences of bird watching, camping and hiking in Canada's majestic Rocky Mountains have been a significant influence and inspiration.
Having painted most of her life, she received formal training at Toronto's Ontario College of Art. Experimenting with a variety of medium, Joan discovered that rock slices provided a natural background for her work.
Since the beginning of time, images have been recorded on stone surfaces. Using acrylic paint, Joan enhances the image she sees while allowing the beauty of the natural rock to remain.
Each painting is like a fingerprint and is in actuality a precious piece of this planet. This uniqueness, combined with Joan's sensitivity and attention to detail, brings about a wonderful innovation to the age-old tradition of wildlife artistry.
ARTIST: Bob Lavender -2015 Auction
STAN HOLMES -2015 Auction
"I started photography to get reference material for carving and it just got out of hand. I've made more progress at photography than carving but plug away at both. Been taking pictures 9 years, been a member of SWAA for that period, blame Brian Dueck for talking me into coming to my first show. Haven't missed one since."
"That's not a bazooka, that's my Canon!"
|ARTIST: LINDA SKIBINSKY|
Linda was born and raised in Carrot River SK. Saskatoon has been her home most of her adult life. Her art varies from realism, abstract, impressionistic or a combination of them all. She loves painting all different kinds of medium.
Linda is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, part of the Pomegranate group, Mayfair Art Group and the Art Quest group. She shows her work at the Persephone Theatre and Hens and Chic's at the farmers market.
Artist: Betty Aasen
Betty Aasen(nee Brophy) is a self taught Saskatchewan Artist who grew up on a farm east of Spalding,Sk. Her rural upbringing was an inspiration for her art . She uses actual wheat stems and heads in many of her pieces. She will take wheat from your crop and make a personal piece of art for your wall. Her use of metallic paints and her abstract style lead to a stunning effect. Betty’s pieces have been showcased onstage at Saskatoon Homestyles, The Saskatoon Exibition and several showhomes. Her works can be found at Charter House Interiors, Visions Hair Salon, Mendel Art Gallery gift shop, Tierra Del Sol, giftshop at Boomtown at Western Development Museum, Studio 148 at Elbow and Persephone Theatre. Her website and blog are WWW.BETTYSARTWORK.CA.