2nd Annual: #Artforheart Silent Auction Painting Fundraiser
From February 20th to March 21st, a new painting was created daily by artists and Full Circle -ATC directors and supporters:
Pearl Lee, Lacey Ford, Nga Dinh, Alethia Caraccioli and Samantha Binder. You can view the paintings on each of our profile pages!
Proceeds of the painting sales will support the Art Therapy Program at The Gatehouse!
The Event was held at Artscape Young Place in the Flex Studio 106 on March 30th, 2017
It had started to snow that day, but it did not stop our amazing guests from attending. The Gatehouse was there to support the event with amazing volunteers and staff. Money was raised from our 50/50 raffle tickets, a fun photo booth area and arts creating table was available. Light snacks were served and a cash bar was available and run by 2 great volunteers.
All 30 paintings were sold that night and 6 were specially chosen and live auctioned off by our Special Guest and Artist: Olivia Chow. Her energy and determination provided laughs and helped secure the highest bids of the night.
We would like to Thank everyone who attended and supported Full Circle and The Gatehouse. We appreciate all the enthusiasm, love, energy and inspiration. We hope to see you next year at our 3rd Annual #Artforheart!
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CELEBRATING 2 YEARS!
We would like to thank Northern Contemporary Gallery, 1266 Queen Street West, for donating their amazing space to our 2nd Anniversary Party!
It has been two beautiful years since we started our non-profit organization. Thank you all of you for all you continuous support!
The night was about us showing our gratitude and providing everyone a fun night to play around with art materials.
We had three tables set up, each one with a different theme that focused on individual directives: Past, Present and Future.
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"The night was energizing and engaging. the highlight for me was seeing everyone engaging in their art work and watching a little girl picking up art materials and started drawing without hesitation.
Thank you again for coming and hope to see you all very soon!" - Pearl Lee, B.A. (Hons) in Psychology, D.T.A.T.I candidate
The event was held at Artscape Young Place, on May 8th, 2015.
For this fundraiser, we were privileged to have 6 local artists (Carol Ritchie, Elena Andriyashyna, Luke Donelly, Kye Fuller, Slyvia Chan and Ted Nisker) with us for an evening of live painting.
Admiring a piece of art work and experiencing an artist at work are two different experiences. The room of 30 guests were quiet and still while they witnessed each artists’ creative process.
Through the planning process of this fundraiser, we were also able to make the acquaintance of Steven Bernstein. He was very generous and assisted greatly to this event. This event would not have been a success with Steven Berstein, DJ Arif and our all our participating artists.
We graciously thank you for your support.
ART OF COLLABORATION
Our first fundraising event ever! Was held at Loft 404, on November 7th, 2014.
Funds were raised to host the event through a kickstarter project campaign. 70 guests attended the event and were invited to create spontaneous art works in groups of 2-3. The night finished with the showing of a short video entitled ‘what is art therapy?,’ white guests enjoyed food, drinks, socializing, and music. 36 paintings were created at the event and 4 were sold.
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"The night was slightly chilly and we were nervous! Easels were set up all around the space with paints spread across three different tables. Guests started to arrive sporadically from 7:30pm. They were instructed to find an easel and begin painting. There were some hesitations at first, but once they started the painting process, they were focused! We had to delay our programme as guests were all so immersed in the art creation process.
It was an amazing night and we were so honoured to have everyone there. Starting something like this is exciting and terrifying, having everyone there to support us meant more than anything." - Pearl Lee, B.A. (Hons) in Psychology, D.T.A.T.I candidate