Bentwood Boxes for Charity at the Lattimer Gallery

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Established in 1986 by Leona Lattimer, the Lattimer Gallery specialized in First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast. Now operated by Leona’s grandson, Peter Lattimer, the gallery is selling a collection of beautifully-carved bentwood boxes by way of a silent auction.

Twenty boxes have been created by twenty artists including Metis artist James Michels and proceeds from the auction will benefit the Aboriginal health program at BC Woman’s Hospital. On December 3rd, you can check out the boxes during an open house at the gallery (located at 1590 West 2nd Avenue) between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

Bids for the boxes are accepted in person at the gallery, by phone (604) 732-4556 or by email: info[at] Current bids for various boxes sit between $50 and $250, which are unbelievable prices for these exceptional one-of-a-kind items.

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  1. KentFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 10:56am PST

    These are great. Especially love “The Shop Thief”.

  2. AmberFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 8:06pm PST

    “The Shop Thief” is incredible. Clinton Work has established himself very well over the past few years. Copper Moon Gallery in Nanaimo also has several of his pieces on their website. From what I understand, these are the only galleries in BC who have supported his talents. I hope this piece fetches a good price. I purchased two of his pieces from Copper Moon Gallery about two years ago, and am still very pleased with them.

  3. johnny westSaturday, December 4th, 2010 — 6:36pm PST

    I wonder if the boxes are small enough to fit in a glass hutch? Haida and Salish art has an unlimited image base.

  4. Peter LattimerMonday, December 6th, 2010 — 6:00pm PST

    The boxes are quite small 3 to 4 inches. They are great!

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