Our main fundraiser of the year, the bidding begins April 5, 2018 for the 48th edition of Dundas Valley School of Art’s Annual Art Auction. This year’s edition features pieces from art world masters such as Picasso and Salvador Dali, works from iconic Canadian artists such as Frank Panabaker and Conrad Furey, and a vast selection of artwork by the region’s finest new and established artists.
Over 1,400 original works will be on display in all mediums – paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, fibre art, jewellery and more. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to purchase original, high-quality and affordable artwork.
Be part of the fun! Volunteers are needed to help us with our biggest fundraiser of the year. All the details here.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Dianne Bos received her B.F.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and currently divides her time between the foothills of the Rockies and the Pyrenees. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981. Many of Bos’ recent exhibitions feature handmade cameras, walk-in light installations and sound pieces. These tools and devices formulate and extend her investigations of journeying, time and the science of light.
Recent important national exhibitions of Dianne’s work include: ‘Light Echo’, an innovative installation at the McMaster Museum of Art, It’s You!: Unexpected Photographs from Papua New Guinea, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Art Gallery, PEI., and Reading Room at the Cambridge Galleries, an exhibition exploring the book as a camera. Her work has also been included in international exhibitions in Italy, France, Spain and Japan. Recent public art commissions include a large light box installation at Toronto’s VU condominiums entitled Palimpsest and the banner design for the city of Calgary’s bridges in 2011. More about Dianne and her work at diannebos.ca.
Tuesday, May 1 – 10:30 a.m. Free. No registration required.
Don Russell is a multidisciplinary artist of Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage. His work explores his sense of what it means to be an aboriginal person who depicts the landscape through forms of western painting. For the Mi’kmaq, the forest is a place that is a metaphor for the subconscious mind… the deeper you penetrate the forest the deeper you delve into the unconscious. To reflect this extraordinary psychological condition, Don works with natural materials such as wax, charcoal, and found pigments on handmade paper.
Don completed his Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in fine arts at the University of Guelph in 1995 and in 2002, he completed the Dundas Valley of Art Advanced Studies Program. His work is represented in private, public and corporate collections across Canada. Born in Stephenville, Newfoundland, he currently resides in Cambridge, Ontario.
Tuesday, May 8 – 10:30 a.m. – Free. No registration required