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32nd Annual Art Auction

Join The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in celebration of its 32nd Annual Art Auction, where you will see local, regional and national artwork on display.

Each guest will receive an elegant commemorative art auction catalogue illustrating every artwork in the live and silent auction. Enjoy a sparkling champagne reception and delicious light buffet all while relaxing to local live music with GP3. All funds raised at the Art Auction directly support The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm

Teresa Sargent Hall, Montrose Cultural Centre,
9839 – 103 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

Purchasing Tickets:
Tickets are $100 each

In Person: Purchase tickets in person at The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, 9839 – 103 Avenue.
Phone: Call the Gallery at (780) 532-8111 and speak to reception to purchase your tickets over the phone.
Fax/Email: View the 2012 Ticket & Opportunities Order Form that can be printed, filled out and faxed to the gallery at (780) 539-9522 to reserve your tickets. You may also scan the completed form and send a PDF to us by email at


The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie would like to thank the following Art Auction Sponsors and Supporters:

Event Title Sponsors
Q99 FM
Canadian Tire Grande Prairie

Patrons of the Gallery
Big CountryXX FM
Gail Haakstad of Royal LePage Realty
Kay McVey Smith & Carlstrom LLP
Ken & Teresa Sargent Family Foundation
Northern Metalic
V the Vacation Store

Friends Of The Gallery
AON Reed Stenhouse
Apex Security
Fred and Ruth Estlin
Investors Group

Raffle Me An Artist
presented by Forbes and Friends Flair Boutique

Gift in Kind
Alberta North Auction Services
Canadian Linen
Marcy’s Flower Boutique
Menzies Printers
Visa Truck Rentals


Opportunities & Acknowledgements
We believe that your partnership in this event can be beneficial for both you and for the community. If you would like information on any of our event opportunities, please contact Rob Swanston directly at (780) 357 – 7486 and he would be happy to answer questions.

View detailed information about event opportunities


Donating Artists
The deadline for donating art work has passed and we’re very happy to have 65 artworks in the auction. Thank you so much to the artists who have generously donated this year. For a chance to view the artwork, prior to the event on April 28th, join us for the Sneak Peek exhibition or at the Art Auction preview. (see below)


Raffle Me An Artist
Presented by Forbes and Friends Flair Boutique
Art Auction guests can enter a raffle to win a commissioned work of art by the artist of their choice. The winning raffle ticket will receive a $500 discount off of a commissioned piece of art created by one of the artists listed at the event.  The chosen artist will receive $500 upon completion of the work. This artist will work with the raffle ticket winner regarding the size, style, colour palette, and any additional fees. Tickets are $20 each or $50 for 3 tickets.


Art Auction Preview

Exhibition: Artwork on display April 5 – 25, 2012
Special Reception held Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7pm
V the Vacation Store, 10017B – 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie

You are invited to get a first look at the selected live auction artworks for this year’s Art Auction. Approximately 20 pieces will be on display at V the Vacation Store located in downtown Grande Prairie. You will also have the opportunity to place an absentee bid if you are unable to attend this year’s event on April 28th. This is a wonderful way to support the gallery and is a great way to discover a favourite artwork.

Join us for a special evening reception hosted by V the Vacation Store on Thursday, April 19 at 7pm to see all of the live auction artworks and enjoy the hospitality of V the Vacation Store.

V the Vacation Store
10017B – 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie
Monday to Friday                9 am – 5 pm
Saturday                              10 am – 2 pm


Additional Preview Dates
Artwork included in both the live and silent auctions will be on display in the Teresa Sargent Hall in the Montrose Cultural Centre. Drop-in, while we’re still preparing for the auction, to view all 63 artworks on April 27 & 28th where you will also have the opportunity to place an absentee bid if you’re unable to attend this year’s event on April 28th at 7:00pm.

Teresa Sargent Hall in the Montrose Cultural Centre
9839 – 103 Avenue, Grande Prairie
Friday, April 27th                      2 – 4 pm
Saturday, April 28th               12 – 2 pm