December 22, 2013

2013 Charity Bentwood Box Results

This was another outstanding year for Lattimer Gallery's Annual Charity Bentwood Box Event. In its seventh year, this event benefits everyone involved: the charity that receives funds, the artists who are able to explore their creativity, and the gallery which is able to give back to the community.

James Michels' Phosphorescence

What begins as a blank cedar bentwood box is transformed into a beautiful work of art, all in the name of charity. Two years ago, in 2012, Lattimer Gallery was pleased to announce a three year partnership with Urban Native Youth Association, a Vancouver organization that has been providing 21 prevention-focused programs and services to Native Youth since 1988, to help meet their immediate and longer-term needs. 100% of all bids from this charity auction go to UNYA.

Shawn Hunt Raven and Light

As of 2012, Lattimer Gallery had raised $67,920 for charity through this one event. We shattered the 2012 amount raised this year. We raised $32,520 last year. And we raised $38,909 this year, thanks to all of the participating artists and generous customers who bid on these works of art, as well as the matching donors. Please find the final amounts raised per box below:

Jody Broomfield (Coast Salish) -$350.00
Corey Bulpitt (Haida) - $300.00
Joe Campbell (Coast Salish) - $900.00
Gus Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw) - $500.00
Phil Gray (Tsimshian/Cree) - $4,050.00
Landon Gunn (Kwakwaka'wakw/Metis) - $800.00
KC Hall (Heiltsuk) - $450.00 
Bradley Hunt (Heiltsuk) - $600.00
Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk) - $300.00
Shawn Hunt (Heiltsuk) - $6,100.00
Kwiaahwah Jones (Haida/Nisga'a) - $250.00
Cody Lecoy (Coast Salish) - $1,000.00
Sharifah Marsden (Anishinaabe) - $600.00
James Michels (Metis/Cree) - $1,600.00
Aaron Nelson-Moody (Coast Salish/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Kwakwaka'wakw) - $500.00
Marie Oldfield (Haida/Tsimshian) -$350.00
Steve Smith (Kwakwaka'wakw) - $3,500.00
Nathan Wilson (Haisla) - $1,200.00
Clint Work (Kwakwaka'wakw) - $2,250.00

Our matching donors helped bump these numbers even higher. Matching donors included YVR - Vancouver Airport Authority, Vancity Credit Union, First Nations 101, Schmidt + Funk Financial Services, HUB International Insurance, Precision Graphics, Kent Picture Framing, Impark, Yukiko Matsu-Pissot, and Gaudier Cleaning Services.

With exposure through Global News, Preview Magazine, Where Magazine, and Urban Native Magazine this year, we were very happy to see our event being promoted across the country. We encourage you to bid in 2014 so we can continue to break records and help the Urban Native Youth Association.

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