Anonymous Art Auction benefitting Gleneagles Ch’axáý Elementary School


• Create and fully finish an artwork on an 8” x 8” x 1.5” canvas
o Canvases need to be purchased through Maria Pistilli* at the GEC office for $5 located at
6350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver during lunch or after school only please. You can reach the school office at 604-981-1360.
o You can create more than one piece, however due to space constraints at our venue, we may not be able to accommodate more than one piece per artist.
• 250 canvases from student, emerging and professionals will be up for sale starting at a minimum bid of $20. The committee reserves the right to set minimum bids higher for specific pieces if necessary.
• Any materials are accepted providing it only covers the 8”x 8” canvas (e.g., acrylic paints, water colour paints, markers, mixed media, etc.).
• Paintings must be submitted completely dry and unwired
• Diptychs and triptychs are acceptable but will not be shown together
• All artwork must have a title and cannot be called “Untitled”
• Artwork will be gently juried to ensure quality and encourage young artists to put time and thought in to their masterpiece
• Please submit Artwork to Maria Pistilli at the GEC office no later than February 5, 2016
• Mandatory guidelines for submitting a canvas for all participants:
o All artwork must be signed on the back of the only. Do not sign the front of the painting – art cannot be accepted if the artist is revealed on the front
o On the back of the painting include:
• Artist Signature
• Neatly printed full name
• Website if applicable
• Title of the piece
• An “up” arrow to indicate the top of the piece

• For new painters/artists, some tips to ensure your painting is of professional quality:
o Paint the sides of the canvas a solid colour (e.g., black), or wrap the painting around the sides
o Do not leave any pencil marks showing on the canvas
o Ensure the entire canvas is painted with no canvas left uncovered with paint/medium
o Varnish your painting (gloss or matte – available at Opus and Michael’s craft stores)
If your art is not sold at auction, you can claim it at the GEC school office the week after the event and it will be returned to you.

We would be very pleased to provide you with any additional information that you require. Please don’t hesitate to contact the PAC by email to either Sara at gardner.sara@gmail.com or Karen at karenplanden@gmail.com

Gleneagles is a member of the Arts Schools Network, and is a proponent of teaching kids curriculum through the arts – whether it be music, visual arts, drama, dance or creative writing. This initiative provides great opportunity to creatively engage with the students in an enriched learning environment. To help facilitate these goals, the PAC is raising funds to support the school’s new Visual Arts Studio, Maker Space equipment for the Library and Learning Commons, enrichment programming such as artist in residence programs, as well as purchasing new equipment for the classrooms.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope you can join us in making the event a great success!



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