Art Gallery of Grande Prairie Annual Art Auction

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.

2024 Art Auction News

March 29, 2024


Dear Art Gallery of Grande Prairie members and supporters,

We hope this message finds you well. After careful consideration and evaluation of the current circumstances, we have made the decision to forgo this year’s annual art auction. We understand that this event has been a cherished tradition for many of you.

However, we are excited to announce that we will be shifting our focus to the planning of AGGP’s 50th anniversary celebration. This significant milestone provides us with a unique opportunity to reflect on our history, celebrate our achievements, and look towards the future with renewed vigour and commitment.

Our 50th anniversary celebration will be a momentous occasion, and we are dedicated to making it a memorable and meaningful event for our entire community. We will be forming a planning committee to oversee operations and ensure that every aspect of the celebration reflects the spirit and values of AGGP.

Your ongoing support and participation in this event will be invaluable. We will be providing regular updates and announcements regarding the 50th anniversary celebration, as we work towards this milestone. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued support. Together, we will make our 50th anniversary celebration a truly unforgettable experience.


Terry Gorgichuk
Board Chair, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie



2023 Art Auction


Thank you!

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!


Saturday, April 22, 2023
6:00 pm
Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
Grande Prairie, AB

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



















Workshop Open to all Ticket Holders

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.

Artist Workshop
Friday, April 21, 2023
6 PM
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.

Learn more about our Sponsorship Levels

If you are interested in sponsoring Art Auction 42, please contact Melanie at the Art Gallery by email at 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

View full details about our Call for Submissions



2021 Art Auction


41st Annual Art Auction 

November 1 – 6, 2021

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



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