This art auction with a twist has been an exciting and successful event for the Lake Country Art Gallery for the past two years, and each year has auctioned over one hundred pieces of art. Featuring live and silent auction items, and managed by a professional auctioneer, this evening is filled with excitement.
Unlike most auctions, Deck the Walls offers a unique twist; instead of attendees arriving armed with their own cash, buyers will have the opportunity to submit works from their own collection in exchange for “event bucks” to increase their purchasing power. Two weeks before the event starts, on November 22 and 24 between 12pm and 3 pm, anyone can submit a piece of original or limited edition art at LCAG where it will be appraised. There is a $20 submission fee for each piece of artwork; all fees go to support the Lake Country Art Gallery. For each piece of art, you will receive “event bucks” that represent 50% of the appraised value up to $500. These “event bucks” can be used at the auction to place bids on a new piece of art for your collection. Cash can also be used for auction bids.
Auction night, Saturday Nov 30th, is free for anyone to attend. Hosted at Aspen Grove Golf Club, dinner will be served from 5 pm on for auction guests; in addition to providing delicious appetizers and a cash bar throughout the evening – dinner is not included in entry to this event.
Deck the Walls is a rare opportunity to exchange art from your own collection that may need to be refreshed, and in return receive a new piece of art. This is a chance to make a space on your walls for a new piece that you really love. It is practical, economical, and above all a fun and energetic event for the entire community.
Lake Country Art Gallery curator Katie Brennan describes her experience: “It was the first time I'd been to an art auction as a buyer. It was thrilling to be able to actually bid on items due to the value of the piece of my own work I had exchanged. By the end of the night, I walked away with 3 lovely pieces.”
So join us Saturday November 30th at the Lake Country Art Gallery’s third annual Deck the Walls Art Exchange and Auction, starting at 6pm at Aspen Grove Golf Club. All proceeds go to the artists and to support the Lake Country Art Gallery. We will be accepting submissions in exchange for event bucks on November 22 and 24, between 12pm and 3pm. Please contact us any time for additional details.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7th, 2013, Lake Country, BC.
Also on at the Gallery: The 4th Annual Under 100 exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery runs from Nov 23rd to Dec 21st and is comprised of small, one of a kind, original artworks by over 50 local Okanagan artists available for sale for under $100. All proceeds from the sale go to the artists and to support the Lake Country Art Gallery.