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"Untitled, Granville St." by Fred Herzog
A wonderful opportunity to acquire a seminal work by the noted Vancouver artist Fred Herzog. Herzog is known for his photographs of working class people and their connections to the city around them. He is recognized as a pioneer of artistic colour photography. And this piece is among the finest examples of his work.
A favoured and sold out images from 1960, “Untitled Granville St.” (ed 2/20, Ink Jet, 30” x 19 3/4”, Framed Tru Vu art glass), evokes a bygone Vancouver that still resonates as our home city. Fred Herzog’s work appears in major art collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, and numerous other public, private and corporate collections. Fred Herzog is represented by Equinox Gallery.
DONOR: Bruce Munro Wright VALUE: $10,000
“Pentimento I.IV” by Jamie Evrard
One of Vancouver’s most beloved nature and still life artists, artist Jamie Evrard takes day to day images and objects and, through oil paint, monotype and watercolours, uncovers an understated and resonating beauty in her subjects. Her art is included in many major public collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Simon Fraser University and the Canada Council Art Bank. This beautiful work, Pentimento I.IV (monotype, 27.5 x 58 inches, 1997) is quintessential Evrard. Jamie Evrard is represented in Vancouver by Bau-Xi Gallery.
DONOR: Michael and Inna O’Brian VALUE: $5,000
"Coastal Passage" by Ross Penhall
Ross Penhall is an artist in demand and Vancouver Opera is fortunate to be able to offer one of his latest works “Coastal Passage” from his recent Coastal Series. After a successful career as a fireman on the North Shore, Penhall is now a full-time artist based in Horseshoe Bay and a true favourite of collectors.
Penhall’s work is among the most recognizable and evocative of BC’s landscape artists and this work is a celebration of our beautiful and dramatic coastal environment. His work is in numerous public, corporate and private collections worldwide.
DONORS: Ross Penhall and Gallery Jones in Vancouver VALUE: $23,000
"Egg Yoke" by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Celebrated local artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas developed a genre of narrative art called “Haida Manga” which blends North Pacific indigenous iconography with the graphic dynamism of Asian manga. He explores themes of identity, environmentalism and the human condition to communicate a view that is both particular to Haida Gwaii, his ancestral home, and relevant to a contemporary international audience.
Yahgulanaas has generously donated to tonight’s auction an enchanting new artwork “Egg Yoke” (watercolour, ink on paper, 22 x 27”, 2019), a compelling example of Yahgulanaas’ unique and remarkable creativity.
DONOR: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas VALUE: $7,000
Mission Hill Winery Exclusive
Welcome to Mission Hill Family Estate, situated in the heart of British Columbia's breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country, one of the Pacific Northwest's undiscovered gems. This item is for three couples (6 guests) to have lunch at the Terrace Restaurant and a tour at Mission Hill Family Estate, followed by a tasting at the brand new CedarCreek winery and at Martin’s Lane Winery which is not yet open to the public.
DONOR: Mission Hill Family Estate VALUE: $3,000
Dinner in Private Home with Bruno Feldeisen
Great Canadian Baking Show judge Bruno Feldeisen was named one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America by Chocolatier Magazine two years in a row and has been nominated twice for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. He has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetit Magazine and New York Magazine. Bruno has multiple television appearances including Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, Doughnut Showdown and Sweet Genius. Includes a 5 course dinner for 6 guests with wine. Bruno will be joined by chefs Andrei Godoroja and James Hoyland.
DONOR: Bruno Feldeisen VALUE: $2,500
Cooking Class with Ned Bell
Step behind the pass with The Vancouver Club's Executive Director of Culinary, Ned Bell for an exclusive dining experience. Enjoy a Champagne reception and information art tour of the Club's private collection, then join Ned in the kitchen for a cooking demonstration and wine dinner. Up to 14 adults permitted in the class, and includes a copy of Ned's cookbook, Lure, for all attendees.
DONORS: Vancouver Club and Ned Bell VALUE: $10,000
Seabourn Alaska Luxury Cruise for Two
Immense forces of nature buffer Alaska from outside influences. It is a world where ravens, eagles, bears and salmon still exercise eminent domain. When you cruise with Seabourn, we promise a voyage that is nothing short of magical. Each cruise to Alaska includes exclusive amenities and activities designed to enhance every moment. This item includes an Alaska Voyage up to 14 days in length onboard Seabourn for you and a guest in a shared veranda suite, along with the following VIP amenities: two signature spa treatments and a tour of the bridge. Begin your experience with limousine service to the cruise ship terminal.
DONOR: Seabourn Cruise Line and Expedia CruiseShipCenters VALUE: $15,000
New York Opera Experience
A unique opportunity to attend two magical performances during the holiday season in New York! 2 tickets to each performance - a new production of Wozzeck on December 27th and Der Rosenkavalier on December 28th. Acclaimed Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for Wozzeck, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. You and your guest will have a back stage pass to meet and greet Yannick! Robert Carsen’s splendid staging returns for the first time since Der Rosenkavalier's blockbuster 2017 premiere, with Sir Simon Rattle on the podium to conduct Strauss’s glittering score. 3 Nights' accommodations from December 26th - 29th at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown included and 2 seats in business class flights as well.
DONORS: The Metropolitan Opera and Four Seasons Hotel NY Downtown VALUE: $10,500
Glyndebourne Festival in Stefano Ricci Style
Enchantment meets Enlightenment politics in Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece. Andre Barbe et Renaud Doucet have created Glyndebourne’s first new production of Die Zauberflöte in over a decade. In the world of opera, the Glyndebourne Festival in the UK is unique. Includes 2 director's box seats for a performance taking place between July 18 - 24, 2019. Attend the festival in style, starting with these 3 ties from Stefano Ricci's luxury menswear collection and a $5,000 certificate to the store which, in addition to menswear, features fragrances, accessories (such as leather goods and cuff links) and home goods such as porcelain and crystal dinner services, silverware and luxury linens. Every item in the store is made by hand in Italy, using the highest quality of materials.
DONOR: Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Stefano Ricci VALUE: $7,500
Pastry Demo and Sweet Dessert Table for 8 with Bruno Feldeisen
Great Canadian Baking Show judge Bruno Feldeisen was named one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America by Chocolatier Magazine two years in a row and has been nominated twice for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. He has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetit Magazine and New York Magazine. Bruno has multiple television appearances including Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, Doughnut Showdown and Sweet Genius. Enjoy a private pastry demonstration and sweet dessert table by Bruno Feldeisen for up to 8 guests at your home. Bruno will be joined by chefs Andrei Godoroja and James Hoyland.