MEDIA ADVISORY: 15th Annual Varley Fine Art Auction on May 15 – Proceeds to the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham in support of the Varley Art Gallery


15th Annual Varley Fine Art Auction

Proceeds to the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham in support of the Varley Art Gallery

MARKHAM, ON ~ May 13, 2013 ~ The Varley-Mckay Art Foundation of Markham presents its 15th Annual Varley Fine Art Auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. A live art auction featuring original Canadian artwork donated by art galleries and independent artists in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area will be on the block at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.

More than 300 guests attend the annual event in support of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. This evening showcases a unique blend of refreshments and live music while guests peruse the popular annual silent auction items, featuring talented artists, artisans and more.

What: 15th Annual Varley Fine Art Auction

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5:30 p.m. Preview and Silent Auction

7:30 p.m. Live Auction

Where: Varley Art Gallery of Markham

216 Main Street Unionville

Markham, ON L3R 2H1

Online Preview: An online preview of the Live Auction is available here

Tickets: $75 each or two for $100

To order tickets and for further details, call 905-477-7000 ext. 3261 or visit website


About the 15th Annual Fine Art Auction

Sponsors: IBM, Upper Unionville, Flato Developments Incorporated, Clear Channel Outdoor, Lee Development Group, Times Group Corporation, Malone Given Parsons, Creative Outdoor Advertising, Howard A. Back, CA Professional Corporation, T&T Supermarket, Mady Development Corporation, Peak Garden, Buckingham Fine Art Gallery, Dorset Fine Arts, Moore Gallery, Trias Gallery, Gallery Gevik.

Featuring the artwork of: Edward Abela, Michael Adamson, Robert Amirault, Joan Armour, Mayoreak Ashoona, Valerie Ashton, Eric Atkinson, Joan Attersley, Donna Bell, Glenn Bernabe, Sarka Buchl Stephenson, Shelley Burke, Alice Burton, Tony Calzetta, Marie Therese Carmichael, Don Cavin, Sylvia Chan, Linda Chen, Yu He Chen, Allen Class, Raine Davis, Christopher Estridge (1951 – 2010), Itulu Etidloie, Jennifer Ferdinand, Marianne Fowler, Hugo Frones, Gail George, Sheila Ghazarian, Rina Gottesman, Kareen Hague, Dr. Andrew Halmagyi, Andrew Hamilton, Joanne Helman, Pauline Holancin, George Huff, Frankie Ip, Gretchen Jeens, Malak Karsh, Nicole Katsuras, Vita Keeling, Avo Koplimae, Chris Langstroth, James Lane, Judith Livingston, Maureen Lowry, Margaret Florence Ludwig, Claudia McCabe, Linda McIntosh, Marilyn McKay, Johanna Meharg, Iole Millescamps, Wendy Moses, Jeff Nolte, Tony Oqutaq, Kayo O’Young, David Peacock, Sam Paonessa, Frances Patella, June Pham, Dominique Prévost, John Stuart Pryce, Palaya Qiatsuq, Janet Read, Barbara Ridehalgh, Steve Rockwell, Margaret Roseman, Hanna Ruminski, Maurice Snelgrove, Dan Solomon, Andy Summers, Ernestine Tahedl, Keijo Tapanainen, Keith Thirgood, Christine Valentini, Katja Van den Enden, Helen Walter, Lynda Warne, Susan Weisz, Jackie Wilkinson

About The Varley Art Gallery of Markham

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is a municipal art gallery with a mission to explore the art of F.H. Varley, the art of his peers, and of the artists that have explored and shaped a Canadian artistic practice. Varley was a member of the renowned Group of Seven painters and lived in Unionville from 1957 to 1969, where he passed away. The Varley Art Gallery offers high quality exhibitions of historical and contemporary Canadian art and educational programs for all members of the community. Our events and exhibitions engage the community and draw thousands of visitors to Markham and the Greater Toronto Area each year.

About the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham supports the Varley Art Gallery in its 16th year as a premiere cultural destination in the GTA. Their mandate is to support the Varley Art Gallery through its activities and investments in its strong visual arts program. The Foundation support art acquisitions, conservation of the art collection, educational programming, exhibition research and an energetic volunteer program.

About Markham: Markham, a municipality with more than 320,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, is home to 400 corporate head offices and 900 high tech and life science companies. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community, enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Canada’s newest urban city as of July 1, 2012, Markham has received the Excellence Canada PEP III Integrated and Accessibility Awards, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

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