The BC Wildlife Park’s inaugural animal art exhibit and sealed auction is on until April 30.
The unique pieces of art were created by the resident animals at the park.
Using a non-toxic tempera paint on canvas or plexiglass, animals that participated used their paws, claws, noses, fur, quills, feet and, or sometimes, their entire bodies to create one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Each painting has been uniquely named and includes a photo of the animal artist producing their creation (whenever available). All paintings have been framed and stained black with a custom frame built by the park’s facilities team. For example, paintings by cougars Zoe and Kalamalka have been framed by Heath Card, using 100-year-old Saskatchewan barn board .
Additional sealed auction items include a 16-foot handcrafted vintage cedar strip canoe, created by Dr. Dave Sedgemen. The canoe is filled with fishing essentials, sponsored in part by Surplus Herby’s. The approximate retail value of the item is more than $2,600.
The exhibit and sealed auction will run until April 30 in the BC Wildlife Park’s theatre room. The highest bidder on each individual piece will receive the item and two complimentary day admission passes to the park.
To place a bid, one can visit the park in person, call 250-573-3242 (extension 0) or send an email to Julie@bcwildlife.org. Shipping is available at the successful bidder’s expense (excluding canoe). All proceeds will go toward the hoofstock quarantine building.
Click here to see the art and auction items.