Canadian Art Foundation – Gallery Hop Auction Preview

Canadian Art Foundation
Gallery Hop Auction Preview
September 13 – 19, 2011
The Avenue
155 St. Clair Avenue West
Preview Reception: Monday, September 12, 7pm

The Canadian Art Foundation‘s Auction Preview at the opulent The Avenue suite 1500 at 155 St. Clair was the perfect setting to see the generously donated works by the best of Canadian artists.

Leigh Bridges, Tree Hut 2006. Courtesy Paul Petro Contemporary Art

Arthur Renwick, Carla 2006 , Courtesy the artist and Leo Kamen Gallery

John Oswald, Nearly Everyone from Stillnessence, 2006.Courtesy Edward Day Gallery

The 2011 Gallery Hop has been ”inspired by the business mantra – location, location, location”.

Selected guests were treated to tasty bits and white wine plus a marvellous view of Toronto‘s skyline .

Opening remarks by the Avenue’s developer (Camrost – Felcorp),  David Feldman stated, “The Avenue project took its inspiration from art throughout every stage, with emphasis on optimizing gallery space from the sales centre to each of the finished suites. As you can see here in this magnificent suite, a place to display a work of art is revealed from multiple vantage points.“

Auction Preview speeches

Guest with Meryl Mcmaster, Meryl 1, 2010. Courtesy Leo Kamen Gallery

 Sarah Cale: Untitled, 2010, Acrylic on mahogany board, 48” x 48”. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects

The evening was lively  with talk amongst attending artists Matt Donovan and Hallie Siegel, Canadian Art Magazine Editor, Richard Rhodes, gallery owners, art collectors and dealers plus representatives from the Canadian Art Foundation.

Painted Brick Triad by Jeremy Hof. Courtesy of the artist and Blanket Contemporary Inc

The Gala takes place September 21 at The Carlu  444 Yonge St. with a 5:30 Preview and Cocktails followed by the Dinner and Live Auction and then the Silent Auction. The Gallery Hop with Tours & Talks takes place on September 24.

Text and Photo by Phil Anderson

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