Saturday, April 20, 2013

Art Gallery of Mississauga Annual Art Auction May 2, 2013 - Preview Week April 25 - 30

From a media release:

Art Gallery of Mississauga
10 | Annual Art Auction
May 2, 2013
Live Auction begins at 7 pm


To purchase:
Contact Reception at the AGM 905 896 5088 / agm.connect@mississauga.ca.
All proceeds go to supporting exhibitions, artist projects and education initiatives.

Tickets are $75 each. This includes a $50 voucher used towards any one item in the live auction. All proceeds go to supporting exhibitions, artist projects and education.

Auction Preview Week: 
Thursday, April 25 - Tuesday, April 30

Preview Week Event Highlights:
  • Preview Opening Reception for 10 | Annual Art Auction
    Thursday, April 25, 7 pm   
  • New to Collecting Art?    + Free Event.
    Speakers: Joan Murray, Dev Ramcharan and Stuart Keeler
    Sunday, April 28, 2 pm
  • Artist Soiree!  Come meet the Artists!   + Free Event
    Sunday, April 28, 5 pm    
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - The Art Gallery of Mississauga raises the bar on excellence with 10 | Annual Art Auction. This year's event will feature works by approximately 100 regional, national and international artists, including a painting by Canadian icon Norval Morrisseau, from 1990, a memorable sculpture by celebrated Inuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben, in addition to contemporary work by Micah Lexier, Catherine Beaudette, Libby Hague, Lila Lewis Irving, Tazeen Qayyum among other noteworthy talent!  This event typically attracts over 200 collectors, curators, and art patrons and is the major fundraiser for the AGM, underwriting the Gallery's educational programmes and artist projects. The Live Auction will be conducted by Rob Cowley, Chief Auctioneer, Joyner Canadian Fine Art, Canada's Premier Auction House.

Stuart Keeler, Director | Curator:

"The AGM is committed to presenting stimulating exhibitions, which are aesthetically strong and intellectually challenging, alongside multi- platform ancillary events. Funds raised at the Annual Art Auction support that vision. We continue to raise the bar on excellence with this year's programming, and, with 10 | Annual Art Auction, we aim to raise an increased level of funds to make that possible."

10 | Annual Art Auction is the premiere art auction event in Mississauga. Enjoy an evening of contemporary art while sipping the fine wines of Joseph's Estate from Niagara-on-the-Lake, enjoying hors d'ouevres by Chef Thomas from C Café and listening to live cello music by Ben Bolt-Martin. Silent Auction items include fine wines, exotic getaways, designed objects as well as a studio summer dinner with renowned Mississauga artist Lila Lewis Irving. All the items in this year's Live Auction will be available for viewing at the AGM during the Auction Preview Week, from April 25 - April 30.

Funds raised at this event support the AGM's Growth Initiative and ensure that exhibitions and artist projects are accessible to everyone. Bring your imagination and your chequebook for an evening of entertainment, and join the AGM in building the next generation of cultural vitality in Mississauga.
 
Auction Details
Thursday, May 2, 2013

AUCTIONEER: Rob Cowley, Chief Auctioneer, Joyner Canadian Fine Art

SCHEDULE:
Doors open at 6 pm.
Live Auction begins promptly at 7 pm.

TICKETS:
$75 each.
Each ticket includes a $50 voucher used towards any one item in the live auction.

To purchase:
Contact Reception at the AGM 905 896 5088 / agm.connect@mississauga.ca.
All proceeds go to supporting exhibitions, artist projects and education initiatives.


ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1
905 896 5088
M, T, W, F 10-5 Thurs 10-8 Sat, Sun 12-4

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre, across from Square One Mall. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.

The Mission of the AGM is to promote awareness and the appreciation of the visual arts through the operation, development and growth of a public, not-for-profit art gallery. The mandate of the Gallery is to "bring art to the community and the community to art."

Directions to the AGM, as well as transit routes and other information, can be found on the website.

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