Mega talent on mini canvas
It is time to buy your tickets for Bowen Island’s swankiest annual event. The Gallery at Artisan Square’s Mini Gala evening, a fundraiser for the gallery, will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. If you like to dress up, this is the event for you – if not, come in casual attire, comfortable in the knowledge that the food table will be ‘well dressed’ with many nibbles, both savoury and sweet.
Many Bowen artists have donated small paintings, all for sale at the base price of $125. If you are the only person interested in the piece, you get it at that price, but if someone else also takes a fancy to it, then the piece will go to auction.
You have Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8th, 9th and 10th to preview the paintings before the event – some on canvas and some framed watercolours or mixed media. Fill in the silent auction card to stake your claim (but remember that if someone else is also interested, the piece will go to auction on Gala night).
This year’s auctioneer will be Graham Richie. Music will be provided by Marc Gawthrop. Wine will be on sale. Tickets cost $15, and are available at the Gallery (open Friday to Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.) or Phoenix. Doors will open at 7, and the auction will start at 8 p.m.
A huge thank you to Opus Framing & Art Supplies, our sponsor, who provided canvases and frames. Additional thanks go to Maynards Auction and David and Shirley Wrinch for their support.
The Mini Gala exhibition will run from March 8 to April 1.