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Canadian Art Gala

Canadian Art Foundation Gala


Join us as we celebrate the Canadian Art Foundation’s 20th-anniversary Gala at the Carlu. The Gala is the most highly anticipated event in Toronto’s visual-arts calendar, as well as the largest significant single source of funding for publishing Canadian Art and producing Canadian Art Foundation programs.

Artwork in the 2015 auction can be previewed at Waddington’s until Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 275 King Street East, Toronto.

Thursday, September 17 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
The Carlu 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction
444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor Silent Auction closes at 10:30 p.m.


Each patron table ($6,500) includes: one table (10 tickets) to the Gala dinner and auction, invitations to the Auction Preview Reception, recognition in the Gala evening program and in Canadian Art, a complimentary one-year subscription to Canadian Art and a charitable tax receipt for the maximum amount allowable.

Each individual ticket ($650) includes: one ticket to the Gala dinner and auction, an invitation to the Auction Preview Reception and a charitable tax receipt for the maximum amount allowable.

2015 Auction Catalogue


Auction Information


Bid on your favourite works of art using personal hand-held devices. Roughly the size of a mobile phone, these bidding devices are distributed at the beginning of the evening, giving attendees the freedom to keep an eye on their bids from anywhere in the room.


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 case, 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. Museumpros art services inc. will provide delivery of the artwork after the auction for $90 per delivery plus HST within Toronto, payable by the purchaser directly to the Canadian Art Foundation. Delivery outside of Toronto will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. The Canadian Art Foundation reserves the right to withdraw any work of art at any time before the actual sale.


Each lot lists an estimated market value obtained from sources the Canadian Art Foundation 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.


To make an absentee bid, complete one form for each lot at Submit completed absentee bid forms by email to Ariana Ayoub at or by fax to (416) 368-6135.

Absentee bid forms must be received at the office of the Canadian Art Foundation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 320, by noon (EDT) on Wednesday, September 16. In the case of identical bids, the earliest received will take precedence. Absentee bids will be executed by a representative of the Canadian Art Foundation on behalf of the bidder.


Full listings can also be found online at

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