The Art Gallery of Peterborough is holding its annual “It’s All About ART” auction online again for the third year in a row. This gives people a unique opportunity to auction fine art created by artists in the Peterborough area.
The silent auction opens at midnight on Friday 21 October and continues until the auction closes at 9 PM on Saturday 5 November. You can view the auction items now by visiting the auction website. which you can register to participate in the auction when it opens
The annual auction is a major fundraising event for the Art Gallery of Peterborough, which has been established in 1974 by a group of dedicated volunteers. It is supported by the participation of members, donors and supporters. by participating in the auction You can build your art collection while supporting local artists and the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s exhibitions and programming for everyone in the community.
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According to the Art Gallery of Peterborough Director Celeste Scopelites, local artists have been very generous with their donations at this year’s auction. with more than $34,000 worth of artworks donated Participating artists may agree to donate 100 percent of the winning bid to the gallery. Or you can split your income evenly between yourself and the gallery.
as well as multiple photographs of each artwork in the current auction and bid. The auction site has information about artists and donated pieces. This provides an opportunity to promote the talents of artists in the Peterborough area to audiences around the world.
“We have tried to do as much as possible to raise awareness of the creativity that exists in our community,” Scopelites said, adding that people have many opportunities to find work that speaks to them. he
The auction includes works from well-known local and emerging artists. with works of art such as paintings, sculptures, pottery, etc.
“There’s been a lot of amazing work this year,” Skopelite said.
Items up for auction this year include paintings by Peer Christiansen, Jenny Kastner, Rob Niezen and John Climenhage, photography by Arnold Zagaris, sculpture by Christy Haldane, painting by Kathryn Durst, relief by Jeff Macklin, woodblock prints. By John Boorman and many others. Items will continue to be added to the auction until the auction starts.
Scopelites warns bidders to be sure to check bids before the auction closes to avoid disappointment.
“You have to pay attention at the end of the auction,” Scopelites said. “The last few hours have always been exciting for us.”
For those who want to see the art in person rather than online. You can visit the Art Gallery of Peterborough at 250 Crescent Street to view the auction preview exhibition from now until November 6.
“Although online is great. But it’s not like being in front of a real art work,” says Scopylight.
The Art Gallery of Peterborough’s decision to hold an online auction with self-exhibiting samples began during the 2020 pandemic when the Gallery learned of a small gallery in New Brunswick doing the same.
The Art Gallery of Peterborough is hosting an online auction again in 2021, and when planning for the 2022 auction, it was decided to go online instead of going back to in-person auctions where hundreds of people had to congregate. together in one room
“For our audience We have a lot of people who still feel wary of the pandemic. So we think it’s best to go online again,” Scopelites explains.
As the Art Gallery of Peterborough has once again adapted to the realities of the pandemic, Scopelites points out that it doesn’t diminish people’s enthusiasm for the arts and support of local artists.
“The intimate experience you have with art is something that people really miss,” says Scopelites. to spend time in space It is also a rejuvenation for art.”
Participating in this year’s “It’s All About ART” auction is a great way to rejuvenate your own love of art. At the same time supporting the Art Gallery of Peterborough and local artists.
Find out more by visiting the Art Gallery of Peterborough website at agp.on.ca/its-all-about-art/ for updates. You can follow the gallery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The presenting sponsor of the 2022 “It’s All About ART” auction is LLF Lawyers, with Electric City Real Estate hosting the event and Ashburnham Realty hosting.
Auction sponsors include Ash Nayler Photography, George Ripoll BMO Private Wealth, Kim Wood TD Wealth, Scotia Wealth Management Lipsett Landry Group and Limestone Bed & Breakfast. In-form sponsors include We Design Group and Christensen Fine Art. Media partners kawarthaNOW. , Classical 103.1 FM, Move 99.7 and Pure Country 105
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