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Birds! Birds! Birds!

Featuring works by Tina Komendat and Victoria Marie

September 3-26, 2021

This month we celebrate two self-taught artists that love birds so much they have dedicate most of theircreativity to them! These artists are Tina Komendat and Victoria Marie. 

Reverend Dr. Victoria Marie (watercolor) 

This will be the first time Victoria Marie has shown her work in a gallery. Victoria is a "late bloomer" havingstarted her artistic journey in November 2020 at age 75. 

“My studio is the approximately four feet between my bed and the computer. I try to hone my skill by paintingdaily sometimes with the help of YouTube “how to” videos. The work I love to do, and which usually turns outbest, is when I work on my self-assigned project of painting endangered species.

For the past 9 years, Victoria has served the Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin Community in Vancouver astheir priest and pastor.

Tina Komendat (mixed media) 

"I began to create art, because I knew I wanted a visual reminder to be happy. I’ve come to the simpleconclusion that I’m here to expand through love and fear. 

By doing what I love, I hope to inspire others to find the joy in their life. By facing my fears, I hope to expandand make my dreams come true! 

As a child, I often doodled images of things that made me happy when I felt sad or angry to take my mind offof my troubles. I drew horses, birds, flowers and hearts and stars and swirls. A Teacher in school said that Imust be cheating by copying the images. Another one was critical and bored and not encouraging. Eventhough, all I wanted to do was create, my Mom told me, I wasn’t good enough and that I’d be a starving artist.I stopped all creativity and got on with life the best I could. When I was raising my two beautiful daughtersalone, I was depressed and focusing on “not enough”, I had no art on my walls, I was just trying to get through.I decided I could paint, I wanted happy walls! I created a painting that showed me that I’m not alone and thatin fact, “it takes a village.. “It brought me out of my depression and began to show myself that being creative is more important than being good. My passion helps me to process the challenges of my life and feelexhilarated too! 

Throughout the exhibition we are showing bird related artworks from other self-taught artists as well. 

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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Anna's Hummingbird

9" x 12"

Watercolour

SOLD

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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Endangered Sage Thrasher

9" x 12"

Watercolour

$95 framed

$75 unframed
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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Endangered Streaked Horned Lark

9" x 12"

Watercolour

$95 framed

$75 unframed

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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Threatened Burrowing Owl

9" x 12"

Watercolour

$95 framed

$75 unframed
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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Hilde Brandt's Starling

12" x 9"

Watercolour

$95 framed

$75 unframed
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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Eastern Screech Owl

12" x 9"

Watercolour

$95 framed

$75 unframed

And here are a few extra pieces by Rev Dr Victoria Marie that are not bird related. 

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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Mushroom

12" x 9"

Watercolour

$75 unframed

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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Endangered Yellow Montane Violet

9" x 12"

Watercolour

$75 unframed

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Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie

Forest

9" x 12"

Watercolour

SOLD

Prices do not include shipping, insurance, or handling costs.
Prices include sales tax.
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Tina Komendat
Spreading the Joy!

24" x 30"

Acrylic on canvas

$500

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Tina Komendat

The Seekers Landscape

23" x 29"

Acrylic on art board

$500

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Tina Komendat
Sharing the Joy
24" x 31.5"

Acrylic on canvas

$500

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Tina Komendat
It's Not All Black & White

48" x 20"

Acrylic on canvas

SOLD

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Tina Komendat
The First Flight
24" x 36"

Acrylic on canvas

$600

Prices include sales tax.
Prices do not include shipping, insurance, or handling costs.
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Tanya Bub
Bird #1

7.5" tall
Paper 
machete and wire

SOLD

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Tanya Bub
Bird #2

7.5" tall
Paper 
machete and wire

SOLD

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Tanya Bub
Bird #3

7.5" tall
Paper 
machete and wire

SOLD

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Tanya Bub
Bird #4

7.5" tall
Paper 
machete and wire

SOLD

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Tanya Bub
Bird #5

7.5" tall
Paper 
machete and wire

SOLD

Prices do not include shipping, insurance, or handling costs.
Prices include sales tax.
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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #1

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #2

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #3

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #4

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #5

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #6

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #7

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

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Keegan Wenkman
Bird #8

approx. 6" x 4"
Ink on paper

$80 framed

$60 unframed

Prices do not include shipping, insurance, or handling costs.
Prices include sales tax.

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Drew Steele
Dot Bird

16" x 16"
Acrylic on canvas

$100

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Daniella Halperin
​Quirky Birds
21" x 17" framed

Acrylic on paper
SOLD

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Angelito DeGuzman
Owl

12" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas

SOLD

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Shirley Tam
Flock of Birds

16" x 16"
Acrylic on canvas

$100

We hope you enjoyed the exhibition!
If you did please consider making a donation so we can continue showcasing self-taught and non-traditional artists. 
Any amount helps.

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Thank you!