Total Eclipse Of The Art

Fundraiser Auction: Total Eclipse of the Art
Friday, February 18, 2011 8PM
$15 entry / Free for Members (Become a member!)
Limited Edition of 30 Signed Posters by Brendan Fernandes

You are invited to the 2011 Access Art Auction fundraiser! Please join us on Friday, February 18th for Total Eclipse of the Art, a memorable fundraising event that promises to be full of 80s style glamour. The auction this year features over 36 works of art from local and internationally renowned artists. A limited edition of thirty signed posters by Sobey-nominated artist Brendan Fernandes will also be available at the event. Total Eclipse of the Art will feature live and silent auctions and raffle prizes, and the evening will culminate in the auctioning off of a 1976 Chevy Malibu Classic with special artist add-ons! Following the auction festivities will be a retro dance party with all of your favourite 80s hits.

Proceeds from the event will help support Access’ operations and programming. Access is uniquely committed to fostering critical and emerging creative practices, and the support of members and donors over the past twenty years have made it possible for the gallery to present a diverse range of locally and internationally renowned exhibitions and programming. Help us to continue to provide the Vancouver arts community with an inclusive space for the presentation of some of the most compelling and engaging practices this city has to offer!

The auction this year will feature works by: Diyan Achjadi, Joshua Bartholomew and Cedric Meister, Jesse Birch and Jesse Gray, Raymond Boisjoly, Fabiola Carranza, Roy Caussy, Christine D’Onofrio, Lucien Durey, Lisa Fedorak, Brendan Fernandes, Jacob Gleeson, Lee Henderson, Julian Hou, Paul Kajander, David Khang, Lois Klassen, Vanessa Kwan, Laiwan, Gwenessa Lam, Evan Lee, Tiziana LeMelia, Marilou Lemmens & Richard Ibghy, Daylen Luchsinger, Elizabeth Milton, Tegan Moore, Michael Morris, Heidi Nagtegaal, Ryan Peter, Ed Pien, Samuel Roy-Bois, Dan Siney, Ben Skinner, Lucas Soi, Ron Tran, Shirley Wiebe, Gu Xiong, and Sascha Yamashita.


Highlight Auction Item
A cherished Vancouver icon: Amy Nugent’s 1976 Chevy Malibu Classic with special artist add-ons!

Details: 83,000 miles. Second owner. Four-door. White with blue interior. 350, V-8 engine. Stacked quad headlights and crosshatched grille. Automatic transmission. Original window glass in excellent condition. New belts, battery, back brakes, indicator and alternator. Aircared. Runs great.

The car features a new driver’s manual designed by Michael Cadamia with an accompanying mixed tape to the manual by Jeff Khonsary to be played on the SONY “Radio Cassette-Corder CFM-10” that comes with the car, and two God’s Eyes on the rearview mirror and a Tektite Power Crystal in the ashtray by Heidi Nagtegaal. Helen Reed, Hannah Jickling and Jen Kovach have designed a pizza crust keychain. The Malibu will be auctioned off during the live auction at 10:30pm.


Live auctioneer: Curtis Grahauer

Absentee/Phone bids accepted.

Event Sponsors

Purchased works will be eligible for framing discounts from Chernoff Fine Arts. Catering provided by Irish Heather and Notte’s Bon Ton. Beer provided by Chambar, wine from Lotusland Vineyard. Glam cocktails handcrafted by Malika Montague. Decoration supplies have been provided by Opus Framing & Art Supplies.

Raffle prizes from Secret Garden Tea Company, Bravo Cucina, Dirty Apron Cooking School, The Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub, Yishu Magazine, Trees Organic, Caffe Artigiano, Fillip, Sad Magazine, Penelope Brown Artworks, Vancouver Art Gallery, Ardea Books & Art, Paperblanks, and more!

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