2018 Fine Art Auction

Now accepting donations of artwork

The Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee is holding an art auction fundraiser in support of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.

If you might be interested in submitting a donation for consideration, please send the completed donation form to us. For for more information, please contact us at 416.593.7769 X 358. The deadline to include artwork donations in the 2018 Art Auction catalogue is April 20, 2018.

View (download/print) – 2018 Art Auction Donation Form.
View (download/print) – 2018 Art Auction Flyer.

Artwork donations will be professionally appraised by accredited appraisers:
– Luciana Benzi, Curator, Art Dialogue
– Judith Scolnik, Director, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Toronto Office

“Uxbridge County Road” by Guttorn Otto (1919-2012), Donor: Gaylen Racine


Friday, May 25, 2018
Reception/Preview, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Preview, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Preview, 11:00 am

Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto  Directions

The 2018 Fine Art Auction catalogue will be available online May 2018. Stay tuned for more details. 

A Look Back at Our 2016 Auction!

In the Frame PDF 2016 (final)


Art as an Investment

An auction of works by Canadian artists in support of the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
and the
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 Appetizers and Preview: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Auction: 7:00 pm
Westmount Gallery, 88 Advance Road, Toronto

 Thank you to the artists, donors, volunteers, and staff.

Auction Preview
Works may be previewed from 5:30 to 7:00 pm the day of the event or one week prior to April 14 by visiting the gallery.
Westmount Gallery, 88 Advance Road, Toronto, 416.239.5427, www.westmountgallery.com
– Gallery hours: Mon 9am-5pm, Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm.
– Plenty of free parking available. Gallery entrance is at the rear of 88 Advance Road.

The event is free of charge.  Registration at the door or in advance.  To register in advance, complete the Online Registration form below.  Online registration will be open until Tuesday, April 12.

In The Frame is your opportunity to purchase at auction, unique works of art by renowned Canadian artists.  These artists have had their work featured in prestigious collections both private and corporate.  Only HST will be applied to the hammer price.  There is no buyer’s premium.

“When buying from an artist/maker, you are buying more than on object/painting. You are buying hundreds or hours in failure and experimentation.  You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of PURE JOY.  YOU ARE not just buying a thing.  You are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone’s life.  Most importantly, you are buying the artist’ time to do something they are passionate about.”  (The Arabella Magazine).

Funds raised will support tuition-free enrollment for members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO).  The TSYO is one of Canada’s largest youth orchestras, and for more than 40 years has been dedicated to providing a high-level orchestral experience for talented young people aged 22 and under. 2015-2016 marks the first season that the TSO will offer tuition-free enrollment to all TSYO members on a scholarship.

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Art Auction

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The Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee thanks the Westmount Gallery and the artists for their generosity and support of this auction.  The Westmount Gallery is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  The owner, Judy Smith, is a strong supporter of the arts in general and Canadian artists in particular.