Since 1980, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie has held an annual art auction to raise funds for its core operations and programming. This fundraiser, supported by artists, businesses and the local community, is a celebration of the transformative power of the Arts, and acknowledges the important placement of the Gallery in our community.
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie held its annual fundraiser, Art Auction 42, at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre. Approximately $34,000 was raised in support of Gallery exhibitions and programs!
A BIG-BIG thank you to each of our guests, sponsors, donating artists, special partners, volunteers, staff, committee, and board of directors! This was our first in -person gala since 2019 and we were happy to welcome you. Thank you for making Art Auction 42 special!
Congratulations Jasmine Grosz on winning our
online 50/50 Raffle and taking home $1,530!
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s 42nd Annual Art Auction fundraiser is here! You can now purchase tickets to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.
Art Auction 42 is presented by Chrenek Dion & Associates of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
We hope you’ll join us for the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s signature event of the year with all proceeds supporting the exhibitions and programs for one of the premiere Free Admission Galleries in Western Canada.
Art Auction 42 will feature a delicious menu, music, live painting, and of course, the Peace Region’s premiere silent and live auction of artwork.
This year, we’re joined by Heffel Fine Art Auction House as the event’s auctioneer. They’re proud to partner with and provide support for important cultural institutions and initiatives that share their passion for the advancement of visual arts and culture.
Tickets Now Available!
You can now purchase tickets to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.
Individual Tickets are $100
We hope you will join us for an in-person workshop presented by Heffel Fine Art Auction House the evening before Art Auction 42.
Jared Tiller, Manager of Online Auctions and Consignment Specialist, will provide a brief introduction to the Canadian Art Market, explore artists’ tasks, investor points for collectors, and a general overview of appraising artwork.
Friday, April 21, 2023
Location: Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Jared Tiller, Manager of Online Auctions and Consignment Specialist at Heffel Fine Art Auction House, facilitates consignments for Heffel’s live and online auctions in the Alberta region. Jared received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta University of the Arts and received his Appraiser Certificate of completion for Personal Property through the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). In addition to his roll at Heffel, Jared is also an Art Curator for a large corporate collection and has assisted with fine art documentation photography for various publications including, Canadian Art (magazine), Avenue (magazine), Art Canada Institute, and numerous catalogue raisonnés, including Jack Bush and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
Becoming a Sponsor of Art Auction 42 is an important way to support a successful fundraising event and a meaningful way for your business to invest back in our community. Your partnership in our event will help in nurturing a more healthy, creative Peace Region and in advancing childhood development through arts education.
If you are interested in sponsoring Art Auction 42, please contact Melanie at the Art Gallery by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-357-7485.
All submissions for the 2023 Annual Art Auction are presented and considered by an Art Acquisition Panel. All submissions must be received by February 22, 2023 in order to be considered. Please do not drop off submissions of artworks directly to the Gallery. The selections made by the Art Auction Committee will be confirmed by March 8, 2023.
If you would like to donate a work of original art for consideration, please fill out the Donation Form before February 22 and email it, along with a photo of the work, to email@example.com.
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s 41st annual fundraiser was held November 1 – 6, 2021. All proceeds from this fundraiser support art exhibitions and public programs for one of the premiere Free Admission Galleries in Western Canada. Due to the pandemic and uncertainty around live events, this year’s fundraiser hosted a week long online auction ending on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Alysoun Wells, Amin Rehman, Bailey Merkley, Candice Johnson, Carl White, Carmen Haakstad, Edward Bader, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Frances Obie, Grant Berg, Judy Garlinski, Katherine Moe, Sue Farrell Holler, Nicole Jones, Marina Fridman, Heide Enzmann, Katie Wilde, Esther Hoflick, Loriann Cignac, Nicole Crozier, Robert Guest, Suzanne Sandboe, Tina Martel
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is located within the Montrose Cultural Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
#103, 9839 – 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
We acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 8 territory—the ancestral Land of the sovereign Dane-zaa, Nehiyawak, Dene, and Otipemisiwak Nations. We acknowledge the many Indigenous Peoples who have lived and cared for these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude.
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie also recognizes that Land Acknowledgments are not enough. Through our actions we commit to truth, reconciliation, decolonization, and allyship in support of Indigenous lifeways and wellbeing.