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Canadian Art Gala 2016

Clive Holden, Internet Mountains 32 Variant 1, 2016. Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery.

The Canadian Art Foundation, along with presenting sponsor RBC, is proud to present the 21st annual Canadian Art Gala.

Don’t miss what the Globe and Mail calls one of “the hottest Canadian party tickets of 2016.”

More than 350 influential art, cultural, philanthropic and business leaders attend this highly anticipated event. The gala offers one of the largest live and silent auctions of exceptional Canadian contemporary art and is an essential source of funding for the Canadian Art Foundation.

Read more about the gala, including honoured guest Michael Snow, and the inclusion of work by living legends and emerging talents alike, at the Globe and Mail.

Gala Cocktail Dinner and Auction, September 22, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Andrew Richard Designs, 571 Adelaide St. E.

2016 Auction Catalogue

RBC Emerging Artists

Presenting Sponsor



Auction Information


If you are attending the Gala on September 22, you will bid on your favourite artworks using tablets provided by Givergy. These bidding devices will be available throughout the silent-auction area, and will be displayed on tables throughout the Gala space, giving attendees the freedom to bid and track their history from anywhere in the room.

Those unable to attend the Gala have the option of bidding on artworks online. This year, the Canadian Art Foundation has partnered with Waddington’s Auctioneers to offer online bidding on the artworks in advance of the auction. See “Bid on Gala artworks online” at the top of this page.


All sales are final. No purchase can be returned, refunded or exchanged. All artworks are sold “as is” as exhibited, unless otherwise stated. Successful bidders should be prepared to pay for their purchases in cash, by Visa or MasterCard, or by personal cheque payable to the Canadian Art Foundation, on the evening of the auction. No HST or auction commission is applicable. All work must be paid for at the conclusion of the auction. Delivery outside of Toronto will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. The Canadian Art Foundation reserves the right to withdraw any artwork at any time before the actual sale.


Each lot lists an estimated market value obtained from sources the Canadian Art Gala Art Advisory Committee believes to be reliable. This estimated  value is intended as a guide to assist attendees in their bidding. No representation or warranty as to the resale value of a work being auctioned is made or implied.


For more information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets, please contact Debra Rother, Co-Publisher, at (416) 368-8854, ext. 109, or

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