Winnipeg Art Gallery Centennial Ball
Saturday October 20 2012
As the WAG’s premier gala event, the Centennial Ball celebrates ART like no other. Guests at this black-tie event will dine in the permanent collection galleries surrounded by centuries of international art. The Gallery Ball raises funds and awareness of our children’s education programs.
Thanks to Winnipeggers’ generous support, the Centennial Ball sold out months in advance.
To preview the incredible selection of auction items at galleryball.wag.ca. The Gallery Ball raises funds and awareness of our children’s education programs.
This year, we also have three fabulous raffle prizes and tickets are available now:
- a timeless Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch from Birks Inc. in stainless steel with an 18-karat white-gold fluted bezel (only 920 tickets available)
- a major Wanda Koop painting or a fabulous guest stay and spa for eight people at The Fort Garry Hotel (only 1120 tickets available)
Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $125, available at the WAG front desk (300 Memorial Boulevard), by calling 204.789.1765, or at the Centennial Ball on October 20.
The Gallery Ball raises funds and awareness of our children’s programs which the WAG has been offering for over 75 years. Children’s creativity and imagination flourish at the WAG through ourStudio Programs, Summer Camps, our Double Take art workshops, through Young Weekend programming, Birthday pARTies, our Student Art Board, and through our school programs. We celebrate children’s art with the Through the Eyes of a Child exhibition and with various interactive contests and programming presented year round. Monies raised through the Gallery Ball will go toward supporting all these worthwhile programs for young people—the real future of our community.
Thanks to Winnipeggers’ generous support, the centennial Gallery Ball on October 20, 2012 is already sold out. While we will spend the whole year celebrating the 100th birthday of the WAG, the oldest civic art museum in Canada, this Gallery Ball website will showcase the evening. We’ll be adding auction items as they are pledged, so you can be thinking about acquiring a few key works or experiences for your own collection. And we’ll be saying a hearty thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and guests who support Winnipeg children with this event.
The Gallery Ball Committee organizes this event in collaboration with WAG staff, and consists of 22 volunteers. Executive Committee: Hazel Borys (Chair), Stephen Borys, Heather Cram, José Koes, and Scott McCulloch. Members: Brent Bellamy, Joyce Berry, Tim Borys, Hennie Corrin, Cora Eaton, Scott Gillam, Stefano Grande, Johanna Hurme, Nathan Janzen, Rob Johnston, Pam Kaspick, Alden Neufeld, Louis Trepel, Darlene Van Ruiten, Jordan van Sewell, Faye Warren, Ben Wasylyshen.
Thanks also to our Gallery Sponsors, Bank of Montreal, Royal Canadian Mint, Royal Bank of Canada, the Winnipeg Foundation, Winnipeg Free Press, and Bird Construction. And our Corporate Table Sponsors, Air Canada, Cibinel Architects, 5468796, Graham Construction, Granny’s, Great West Life, Investors Group, James Richardson International, Inc., The Janzen Family, Johnston Group, MTS Allstream, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sigurdson McFadden, TD Financial Group, 10 Architectural Group, and University of Manitoba.
Also, our Event Sponsors help the evening to shine, Storm Catering, Manitoba Liquor Control Commission, Doowah, Push Design, Esdale Printing Company Ltd., AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, High Tea Bakery, Lilac Bakery, Prairie Ink Restaurant and Bakery, Sweet Impressions, and Parlour Coffee.
This year’s spectacular Floral Designers are Florists Supply Ltd., Ann’s Flowers & Gifts, Charleswood Florist, Floral Elements, Floral Fixx, McDiarmid Florists, Ormistons Florists, Roy’s Florist, and Signature Floral Gallery. With floral display reflecting the art and period of each Gallery, dinner guests are immersed in the experience of the era and style.
If you haven’t checked out our great auction of art and experiences, the bidding is open now! However, none of that would be possible without generous donations from many artists, businesses, and arts organizations. Thank you!
Artist Donors: Wanda Koop, Dana Claxton, Neil Farber, Sarah Ann Johnston, Ewa Tarsia, Robert Archambeau, Grace Nickel, Jeffrey Spalding, Janet Werner, Megan vun Wong, Cal Lane, Fritz Olsen, Simon Hughes, William Eakin, Bill Vazan, Eva Stubbs, Judy Waytiuk, Kent Monkman, Paul Butler, Tim Schouten, Marcel Dzama, Marnie Marshall, Paul Robles, Dominique Rey, Deborah Danelley, Brook Drabot, Miriam Rudolph, Takashi Iwasaki, Craig Love, Leah Decter, Gaetanne Sylvester, Robert Pasternak, Catherine Collins, Maciej Dyskiewicz, Alan Lacovetsky, Kelli Rey, Ann Fallis Elliott, Erica McLaughlin, David Rice, Doug Melnyk, Margaret Switala, Alan McLaughin.
You’ll find more about each of the artists and auction donors, including bios and links to their websites, on the individual auction lots.
Auction Donors: Cruise Vacations of Winnipeg, Birks 8641, Sutton Smithworks Ltd, Roger Watson Jewellers, The Hotel Fort Garry, Epsilon Creations Ltd., Amir Amiri & Richard Moody, WOW Hospitality Concepts, Josef Ryan Diamond, Stephen & Hazel Borys, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., Zealous MediSpa, hut K, Winnipeg Winter Club, Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Waterfront Massage Therapy, Arkadash Bistro & Lounge, Deer & Almond, Fairmont, Hanford Drewitt, Mise Bistro & Specialty Foods, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Vittorio Rossi Clothiers, Nunavut Gallery, Beyond Flowers, Prairie Stained Glass, Olympia Cycle & Ski, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Harry Rosen, Portage Avenue Dental, Sweet Impressions Bakery, Ben Moss Jewellers, Lilac Bakery, Rob Everitt Design, Swank Boutique, Manuel Sousa Photography, Hilary Druxman, Winnipeg Airport Authority, Andrea Olah Nail & Skin Care, Birchwood Art Gallery, Brooklyn’s Bistro, Deseo Bistro, Rumour’s Comedy Club, Selkirk Junior High Boss Guitar Works Program, Simone’s Skincare Studio, St. Mary’s Garden Centre, Strategym, These Four Walls, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Lacosse Gallery, Yoga Centre of Winnipeg, Crown Cap, J&D Penner Ltd, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Round Table Steak House and Pub.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is grateful for the support of the following Centennial Sponsors: BMO, The Winnipeg Foundation, the Department of Canadian Heritage, TD Bank, James Richardson & Sons Ltd., MTS Allstream, Johnston Group, Air Canada, RBC Royal Bank, PACART, Great-West Life, Friesens, Manitoba Culture Heritage and Tourism, City of Winnipeg, Investors Group, Volunteer Associates – Winnipeg Art Gallery, Storm Bistro, Manitoba Lotteries Corporation, Ernst & Young, Fort Garry Hotel, KPMG, Lawton Partners, Loewen, Parrish & Heinbecker, Aikins, AON, Cambrian Credit Union, Manitoba Blue Cross, National Leasing, CP Loewen, North West Company, NRG Management. Media Sponsors: Winnipeg Free Press, CTV, CBC, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, 103.1 Virgin Radio, 99.9 BOB FM, Doowah Design, Visual Lizard, Esdale Printing, Radio-Canada, Travel Manitoba, Tourism Winnipeg, Midcan Production Technologies.
While this year’s Ball is sold out, your support is still welcome and encouraged. Seats and tables can still be purchased as a charitable donation, and additional sponsorships are available here.
The Gallery Ball has become the premiere gala event of Winnipeg’s fall social season, helping thousands to understand and embrace the power of art in our community. We are proud that the funds raised at the Ball go directly to support the WAG’s arts and learning programs across the city and province. It’s a great cause to support!