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live art auction: Saturday May 13, 2017

Support the gallery while bidding on art by both eminent and emerging artists.

Proceeds from this event help support many of the services the Gallery delivers in Prince George, including Art Heals (Hospital outreach program) and MakerLab Youth Immersion (program for at-risk teens).

Join us for hors d’oevres and a glass of wine. Witness cut-throat bidding wars as local collectors duel for a piece of fine art before the bang of the auctioneer’s gavel announces the winner!

Tickets are $25 each, or 2 for $40. They are available at the gallery, by phone (250-614-7800) or online:

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

 

If you can't attend in person, fill out our Absentee Bid Form online or by phone 250-614-7800.

Take a look at some of the works on the auction block:

Allan Farmer
 
Allan Farmer
Lot 

Allan Farmer
Title:
          Emerging
Media:        Acrylic on canvas
Size:          20" x 24"
Date:          ND
Estimated
Value:        $675

Allan Hugh Farmer (1945–2014) was born in Vancouver and grew up in Duncan, BC. As a young man, Farmer studied languages at the University of Victoria, following which he travelled, worked and lived in Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. In 1974, he returned to BC where he completed a certificate program for log scaling. Farmer worked in this industry for the rest of his life, moving to Prince George in 1998. Throughout the Prince George community, Farmer was known as a local artist. Often people described him with emo­tion as a passionate and intellectual man in the sense that he was always thinking and dreaming. He was very excited to retire, as for the first time, he could dedicate himself entirely to his art. He had long anticipated this opportunity and was looking forward to putting his ideas on canvas. Tragically, he died suddenly a few months short of realizing his artistic dreams.

Allan Farmer was a self-taught artist, with his first paintings dating back to 1992. From early on, Farmer’s motivation and sources of inspiration were evident in his choice of subject matter. He loved the region in which he lived and he painted what he saw, consequently, this landscape occupied an important place in his paintings. He also represented unknown places on canvas. His work and the pastimes he enjoyed, like fishing and hiking, often brought him far away from the city to remote locations few people have seen and he wanted to share these places with others. In this way, we can confer an historic value to his work. Many of Farmer’s paintings document Prince George and its surroundings, offering an honest picture of the region that will be familiar to people who live here.

Farmer’s solo exhibition, Far Away: Landscapes by Allan Farmer, was at Two River Gallery, Rustad Galleria in 2014 and toured the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George that summer. Catalogue available.

Allan Farmer
Frances Gobbi
Glenn Clark
Harry Stanbridge
Heather Thomas
Marc Lacaille
Maureen Faulkner and students
Peter von Tiesenhausen
Pnina Grainaire
Scott Bertram
Susan Barton-Tait
Sybille Muschik
Ute Wilder
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