Art Gallery of Mississauga’s 12th Annual Art Auction


Make Your Mark!
Art Gallery of Mississauga’s 12th Annual Art Auction
April 23, 2015, 7 PM

Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

Follow the red dot to the AGM! Tickets are now on sale for the Art Gallery of Mississauga's 12th Annual Art Auction: Make Your Mark! This year, the gallery’s annual fundraiser is transformed into Peel Region’s most exciting art party of the season. Make your mark with a red dot – and open up the opportunity for arts and culture in Mississauga!

This year, Make Your Mark! features a carefully curated selection of original work from nationally known, regional and emerging artists. The AGM’s 12th Annual Auction includes artworks by Maria Bida Albulet, Avantika Bawa, Jason Brown, Susan Clark, Karen Darling, Benjamin Freedman, Toni Hafkenscheid, Libby Hague, Warren Hoyano, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Lila Lewis Irving, Morris Lum, Oliver Pauk, Ed Pien, Sarah Sands Phillips, Abraham Anghik Ruben, Rena Sava, Michael Vickers, Chih-Chien Wang, and many more.

The Auction will be opened with remarks by Mayor Bonnie Crombie and hosted by prominent TV personality Randy Persaud. Proceeds from the auction go directly back into the community, through exhibitions, artist projects and workshops, youth education and community-based programmes. The past few years have resulted in record breaking attendance numbers at the AGM. Show your support towards the future of arts and culture in Mississauga by supporting the momentum of the gallery.



New this year, the Art Gallery of Mississauga will be partnering with Paddle8.

Paddle8 is a New York based auction house specializing in auctions of art and design with non-profits on benefit auctions, offering collectors the chance to bid on carefully sourced works. To date, Paddle8 has partnered with over 200 non-profit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions online, dramatically expanding the audience of supporters and fundraising results for each auction.

All works in the AGM’s 12th Annual Art Auction will be available for viewing and bidding online. Advance bidding will begin online through Paddle8 from:

              APRIL 8 – APRIL 23, 12:00 PM, EST

All bids from the Paddle8 auction period will be transferred over to the Live Auction event. A reserve bid may be placed on Paddle8.


Contact the AGM at 905 896 5088 to purchase a ticket or visit the AGM website.
Each ticket serves as a $75.00 voucher redeemable for a Live Auction item or piece of art.


Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 19
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 6 pm
Come view the works in the Annual Auction and meet the artists!

Sunday, April 1912 – 3:30 pm
$10 Non-members | FREE for AGM members (Includes Transportation) | RSVP
See the talent that exists right in your own backyard! Join the AGM for a tour of the studios of notable regional artists Robin Hollingdrake, Eileen Menzel and Lila Lewis Irving.

Meet at the AGM, 300 City Centre Dr. Bus departs at 12 PM and returns to the AGM around 3:30 PM.

HERB & DOROTHY 50 x 50
Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
Special screening of this documentary about a seemingly ordinary New York couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who filled their humble one-bedroom New York apartment with a world class contemporary art collection and who in 2008, chose to donate 2500 works of art to 50 institutions in the United States.

Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19
Gallery operation hours | FREE
The AGM will be screening this beloved PBS series throughout the preview weekend. Renowned art historian Sister Wendy Beckett brings her knowledge, enthusiasm, and insight to contemporary art, making a difficult subject accessible and stimulating to all.


The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre, right on Celebration Square and across from Square One Mall. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.

Engage. Think. Inspire. This phrase opens the dialogue at the AGM. The Gallery connects with the people of Mississauga through the collection and presentation of relevant works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. Expressing multiple ideas and concepts, this visual art translates into meaningful cultural and social experiences for all audiences. The AGM employs innovative education, artist projects and other forms of dialogue to advance critical enquiry and community connection to the visual arts. The mandate of the Gallery is to "bring art to the community and the community to art."

Directions to the AGM, as well as transit routes and other information, can be found on our website.


Shellie Zhang - Communications


The AGM would like to thank our sponsors and contributors for their generous support towards the gallery. The 12th Annual Art Auction is presented with the support of Sheridan College, Mississauga Life: Spirit of the City, Rogers TV, Colio Estate Wines, Cobs Bread, the Mississauga Arts Council, New Concept Framing, City of Mississauga Print Services, C Café & C Banquets, the Kipling Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery Contemporary Fine Art, and the Harbour Gallery.


Photopia 2015: G44

Brendan George Ko, ʻulu (Artocapris Altilis), 2015, 11x14 inch framed edition: 1/1, available in 16x20 inch edition of 4.

Photopia 2015
March 13 - 21

Opening reception and raffle draw
Friday, March 13
6 to 9 pm
Free Admission

Sale continues to March 21
Tues-Sat, 11 am - 5 pm

We’re punching up Photopia this year with tropical drinks, new featured artists and extended exhibition dates.

Photopia is your chance to see the best and brightest from emerging and established photo artists, while celebrating Gallery 44’s 35th anniversary! With an exciting selection of framed and unframed artwork, affordable editions, and one-of-a-kind photo and lens-based pieces, you can treat your walls to new artwork, and yourself to a fun night out at Gallery 44!

Featuring artwork by: Tobi Asmoucha • Marc Audette • Sally Ayre • Jason Brown • Marco Buonocore • Jamie Campbell• Miles Collyer • Phillipa Croft • Robyn Cumming • Nathan Cyprys • Brandon Davis • Alice Dixon • Pete Doherty • Katyuska Doleatto • Ethan Eisenberg • Aaron Vincent Elkaim • Vid Ingelevics & Blake Fitzpatrick • Colwyn Griffith • Randy Grskovic • Felix Kalmenson • Alex Kisilevich • Brendan George Ko • Anthony Koutras • Jennifer Long • MarcLosier • Christopher Katsarov Luna • Peter Lusztyk • Matt Macintosh • Virginia Mak • Isabel Martinez • Sanaz Mazinani• Colin Miner • Steve Payne • Susana Reisman • Darren Rigo • Derek Shapton • Peggy Taylor Reid • Evan Tyler • Shelley Wildeman • and more to be announced!

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C. Badanjak, Photopia lottery, 2013

Photopia also features an exciting lottery, with over $6000 in prizes that will help you…

Mark Anthony Brands - case of wine ($225)
Front Door Organics - grocery delivery ($150)
Solo Bace Salon - salon services ($150)
Skyzone Indoor Trampoline Park - gift certificates ($130)
Mama Earth Organics - grocery delivery ($121)
Minimioche - gift basket ($100)
Union Social Eatery St.Clair - restaurant gift certificate ($100)
Deborah Kanfer Fine Art - keepsake jewellery ($100)
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Co. - tickets ($95)
The Gladstone Hotel - restaurant gift card ($80)

CONTACT Photography Festival - Ken Lum print ($750)
CONTACT Photography Festival - Max Dean print ($1000)
The Power Plant - framed print by Candice Breitz ($1300)
The Power Plant - dual membership + publication ($150)
Black Dog Publishing - art books ($380)
Ryerson Image Centre - publications + swag ($340)
Anchorless Press - photobook: Luke Strosnider ($65)
PREFIX Photo - magazine subscription ($30)

Sony Music Canada - vinyl record gift set ($300)
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto - workshop ($200)
Open Studio - printing workshop ($190)
Images Festival - passes + swag ($150)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival - passes ($100)
Smokestack Studio - printing services ($100)

Lottery tickets are $10/each and are available at G44.

Thank you to our participating artists and prize donors. The funds raised at Photopia directly benefit artists by supportingProof, our annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists, and OUTREACH, our photography program for underserved youth in our community.

See you at Photopia!


For more information please contact:
Robyn York, Head of Communication and Development
(416) 979-3941 ext. 4

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 120
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8

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Gallery 44 is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 5 pm | Free admission

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.


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You are invited to Wall to Wall—OFF THE WALL!
print sale + party
Steven Beckly
Steven Beckly, Untitled (Somewhere), 2013, digital c-print, paper size 14" x 11", unframed, limited edition, $90, 3 available

Stop by Gallery 44 on Thursday, December 5, grab your favourite piece OFF THE WALL before someone beats you to it, and stay for the party of the season! Doors open at 6.

Sale continues to December 14
Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Admission is free 

With hundreds of collectable artworks at accessible prices, OFF THE WALL lets you build your collection while supporting artists at all stages in their careers. This print sale of photo-based work by Gallery 44 members boasts a diversity of photographic media including gelatin silver prints, chromogenic prints, archival pigment prints, alternative processes, many of which were created in Gallery 44's production facilities. 

Featuring works by: Mina Ao • Tobi Asmoucha • Kim Atkins • Sally Ayre • Neil Barbisan • Michael Barker •Steven Beckly • James Blake • Peter Bogaczewicz • Dean Bradley • Linda Briskin • Stephen Brookbank • Mirna Chacin • Nicole Croiset • Nathan Cyprys • Brandon Davis • Saman Deilamani • Sheryl Dudley • Sharon Erlichman• Adolfo Fernandez • Richelle Forsey • Michael Fraser • Sylvia Galbraith • Carlos Garate • Mary Elizabeth Grace •Shayne Gray • Jonathan Groeneweg • Toni Hafkenscheid • Tim Johnston • Bahar Kamali • Deborah Kanfer •Janet Kimber • Anthony Koutras • Kelly Lamorie • Alexandra Majerus • Virginia Mak • Steve Payne • Adrienne Marcus Raja • Kye Marshall • Christine Marshall-Smith • Duncan McLaren • Sanjay Mehta • Victoria Menelaou •Oliver Pauk & Michael Vickers • Jordan Nahmias • Marilyn Nazar & Brian Piitz • Jerzy Pawlowski • Peggy Taylor Reid • Tom Ridout • Darren Rigo • Branimir Ruzic • Chris Shepherd • Laurence Siegel • Anna Snyder • Jean Paul St. Onge • Barbara Staulus • Edie Steiner • Steve Stober • James Sutherland • Oz John Tekson • Jessica Thalmann • Sarah Tothill • Alex Turner • Louise Vezina • Monica Vichar • Abelardo Villalon • Richard Vincil •Shelley Wildeman • Drew Williamson • Joan Lillian Wilson    and more!
OFF THE WALL is a fundraiser for Gallery 44's award-winning education and exhibition programs. Committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form, Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, education and workshop opportunities, programming to students, youth, and community partners, and affordable production facilities for artists.
We hope you can join us for the print sale + party of the season!

- Lise, Noa, soJin, Stu, Robyn

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