“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” (Helen Keller)
The Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser: Presented by the McMichael Volunteer Committee
article from SNAPD Woodbridge, November Edition
The City of Vaughan is brimming with creativity and local talents. And in honour of this, the McMichael Volunteer Committee presented an Autumn Art Sale on October 20-22, 2017. This prestigious event invited Canada’s most accomplished and talented painters and sculptors, applying for 50 coveted positions, and gave them the opportunity to do what the Autumn Art Sale does best—showcase their original works and unique designs. The setting of these pieces was in the McMichael Canadian Art gallery’s stunning Grand Hall. On display were artist pieces made with acrylic, oil, watercolour, gouache, mixed media, pen and Ink, sumi-e (also known as Japanese ink painting), stone, wood, glass and paper. As a major fundraiser for the iconic McMichael Collection, this event allowed local art lovers to invest in a beautiful piece of original Canadian art. “A percentage of all art purchases during the Autumn Art Sale, goes to the Committee for volunteer-funded projects to enhance the visitor experience and support special gallery initiatives and valuable children’s education programs,” as mentioned on the event’s website.
Congratulations to the 2017 Top Ten Artists who have been invited back to participate in the 2018 Autumn Art Sale. The Top Artists were: Ryan A. Sobkovich (“Best-in-Show”), Peter Rice (Sculptor), Doris Pontieri, Jack (Jie) Zhou, Susan Mein, Roberto Centazzo, Anne Filiatrault, Mike Smith, John Shea and Roslyn Levin.
Core Team of the 2017 Autumn Art Sale
Denny, Assistant Chair, Alicia, Co-Chair, Loris, Co-Chair and Jennifer, Assistant Chair
Photo by Raven Benwait.