Sandy is passionate about art...both making it and collecting it. She has been sculpting and painting for over 20 years (http://sandyvoldeng.squarespace.com/about-me/), and currently has her studio at arc.hive artist run centre. Over the years she's had many gallery showings at private galleries and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She is an ardent supporter of Victoria‘s growing art community. Originally from Calgary, Sandy also lived in Edmonton and Vancouver before settling in Victoria 25 years ago. Her early career was spent in commercial real estate, the last 6 years as the leasing manager for a private real estate portfolio specializing in building and leasing retail shopping centres. For 14 years she was the chair of a non profit organization called Women’s Hope Education And Training in Southern Africa (WHEAT), and for 4 years has sat on the committee of the Union Club's Art + Fare fundraiser for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She is also involved in sourcing home furnishing donations for the Young Moms program in Victoria.