Thursday, June 22, 2017
40th Annual Art Auction
The Penticton Art Gallery invites you to join us for our 40th Annual Art Auction, our biggest and most important fundraising event of the year.
This year we have a unique and enticing array of fine art items representing various media and ranging in provenance. From 17th century Dutch oil paintings to cold war era German pottery to contemporary Okanagan artists, our selection is sure to present something for every palette. Represented in the auction are international heavy-hitters like the surrealist Salvador Dali, pop art king Andy Warhol and Canadian legend Alex Colville alongside local treasures like potter Jay Cryderman and painter Kristine Lee. There are also uncommon collectible items, extraordinary packages and captivating oddities.
Guests of our Art Auction Gala will be treated to hors d'oeuvres and a beautifully crafted sit down dinner with excellent local wine and beer. Auction items will be divided amongst a silent auction and an exciting live auction, followed by live entertainment and dessert under the stars in the magnificent Ikeda Japanese Garden.
Advance online bidding will begin on Wednesday, May 31st through 4th Meridian Auctions (www.4thmeridian.ca) up until 5pm on Wednesday, June 21st and will be carried over to the live auction on Thursday, June 22nd.
The partial auction preview is on display now at the Penticton Art Gallery. The full auction preview will be open on Wednesday, June 14th.
Please join us for a guided tour of the full auction preview on Saturday, June 17th or Sunday, June 18th, both at 1 pm. These tours are free and open to the public.
Tickets are on sale now at the Penticton Art Gallery for $75 each or $70 each for members. Groups of four (4) are $275. Semi-formal attire in 1970s fashion is recommended.
Please contact the gallery for more information.
Online Preview and pre-bidding can be found at 4th Meridian.