We were finally able to hold the Paintings, By The Numbers event on Sept 12, 2020. The event raised over $25,000 for Kus-kus-sum and despite the fact that it was very different than we had planned preCOVID, it turned out to be a success.
Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook have donated 43 of their paintings and seven from their collection to raise funds and awareness for Kus-kus-sum through the engaging and powerful medium of art and the promise of getting a great deal. Each painting is worth between $1,500 and $4,000.
Please note these artists donated to previous campaigns and their art is not currently available if you are looking for 2019 artworks dispalyed at Bayside Cafe please visit Keeping It Living Art Show at Bayside Cafe.
Art Cards of each print are available online, at the office and at our events!
Born in Gimli, Manitoba, painter, printmaker Bev Byerley became a resident of the Comox Valley when her father was transferred to C.F.B. Comox in 1965.
Born and raised in Ontario, Jennifer’s first art instruction began as a teenager when she joined her mother for evening oil painting classes. This experience taught her the foundations of constructing a scene and building up the layers.
Rena Rogers is a fine arts photographer who has been published in national and international magazines and has exhibited work in New York.
Shirley is a self-taught artist who has been art-making since grade school. She has been an artist for the past 40 years; practicing as a professional artist since 1996.
Born Martha Sleight in London, Ontario, Martha was raised on a farm on the outskirts of the city. She has experienced Canada through living in various locations, including southwestern Ontario, Yukon, Winnipeg, Wetaskawin (AB), Sidney (BC), Calgary, and the Comox Valley.
Andy Everson is a Northwest Coast Artist born in the Comox Valleyin 1972. He was named Na̱gedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation.
Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine and agriculture) in 2001 and relocated from Ontario, with his wife Cathy, to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island.
Martha studied Fine Arts at the University of Alberta in the late 60’s. Her main focus in art has been physical place and how we dwell in it.