Dundas Valley School of Art 47th Annual Art Auction
Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and more – the studios at Dundas Valley School of Art are brimming with stellar artworks as the school gears up for its 47th Annual Art Auction, April 6–8. The school’s main fundraiser of the year, this edition features must-see pieces from art world masters such as Picasso and Renoir, works from iconic Canadian artists such as Robert Bateman and Frank Panabaker, and a vast selection of artwork by the region’s finest new and established artists.
Now in its 47th year, the exciting three-day event features over 1,400 works of art in all styles and all price ranges. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the local artistic community and fund DVSA’s mission to provide high-quality and accessible visual arts education programs for the region. The auction weekend kicks off with three days of free previews, from Thursday, April 6th to Saturday, April 8th, offering art lovers the opportunity to place silent bids on hundreds of works of art on display throughout the school. Every studio is filled with artwork that includes paintings, drawings, pastels, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewellery and more.
The marquee event is the Live Auction to be held on the night of Saturday, April 8th in the school’s Studio Loft. Commencing at 8 p.m., the Live Auction features 50 distinct selected works such as the Picasso and Renoir along with pieces from leading regional artists such as Catherine Gibbon, Eric Ranveau, Lila Lewis Irving, E. Robert Ross, Julia Veenstra and Peter Fischer. Other highlights of the weekend include the Dream Auction, featuring great value gift packages from local businesses. The Discovery Room showcases a wide selection of highly affordable pottery and matted works, books, art supplies and equipment – all on sale only during the preview days.
Free Preview Dates:
Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, April 8 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Live Auction & Silent Auction Closing Night:
Saturday, April 8, 2017. Doors open 7:00 p.m., Live Auction 8:00 p.m.
Admission $35.00 in advance, $40.00 door
Tickets at dvsa.ca/events or at DVSA
Full information at www.dvsa.ca or 905-628-6357