Annual Auction Fundraiser | workhorse, show pony

workhorse, show pony
Access Gallery Annual Auction Fundraiser
Saturday 24 November 2018 at 7pm

PREVIEW Wednesday 21 November at 6pm
ON VIEW 21 to 23 November from 12 to 5pm

workhorse, show pony is an energetic celebration of hardworking and dynamic artist-run culture! This year’s fundraising auction features a range of fantastic work generously donated by over 50 emerging and established artists including Vanessa Brown, David Khang, Guadalupe Martinez, Ramey Newell, and Christian Nicolay. Jonathan Middleton and drag queen Anne Xiety take the reins as MC and auctioneer while DJs Ron Tran and Rebecca Brewer drive the dancing. As is tradition, expect a mystery artist whose identity will only be revealed through bidding. The generosity of members, donors, and friends like you continue to make it possible for the gallery to support compelling and critically engaged emergent practices. Show up in your ribbons and tack to Access’ most important fundraiser of the year!

$25 entrance includes an annual membership
current members FREE

Preview the works at

Place absentee bids directly with Director/Curator Katie Belcher at until 5pm on Saturday 24 November 2018.

This event is generously sponsored by Fine Art Framing, Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Odd Society Spirits.

Participating artists:
Kristina Banera
Terry-Dayne Beasley
Ali Bosley
Aimée Henny Brown
Vanessa Brown
Mark Butler
Daphne Chan
Janice Cheung
Paul de Guzman
Catherine de Montreuil
Adam Dodd
Hannah Doucet
Todd Evanger
Lisa Fedorak
Benjamin Freedman
Sunshine Frère
Christopher Friesen
Francisco-Fernando Granados
Alanna Ho
Nadya Isabella
Judy Jheung
Jocelyne Junker
Susan Kang
Logan Kenler
Mitch Kenworthy
David Khang
Davida Kidd
Lois Klassen
Jackson Klie
Aubin Kwon
Michael Lachman
Vanessa Lam
Emily Ludington
Andres Markwart
Guadalupe Martinez
Fraser McCallum
Cameron McLellan
Julie Mills
Chad Murray
Emily Neufeld
Mark Neufeld
Ramey Newell
Christian Nicolay
Geoffrey Nilson
Wynne Palmer
John Patterson
Lyndsay Pomerantz
Genevieve Robertson
Sandra Shields and David Campion
Mira Song
Otilia Spantulescu
Yasmeen Strang
Damla Tamer
Andrea Taylor
Rachael Thorleifson
Liz Toohey-Wiese
Dylan Townley-Smith
Marika Vandekraats
Biliana Velkova
Carrielynn Victor
…and a mystery artist to be revealed the night of!


Accessibility Notes
There is an 8cm (3.5 in) lip at the entrance to the gallery. We plan to have a portable ramp for the exterior entrance in time for this event, and can assist with the 112cm (44 in) sliding door. The self-contained gender neutral washroom is not wheelchair accessible. Access is within 120m of major transit routes (#3, 8, 19, 22), and the nearest Skytrain stops are Main Street-Science World (650m) and Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain (800m). Detailed transit information is available by request. There is limited metered street parking and a parking garage on East Georgia.

If the annual membership fee is a barrier to your participation, and you still wish to attend this fundraiser, please contact Katie directly at Other than fundraisers, all of our programming is free to the public.