Artists for Water 2022: A Fundraiser for Swim Drink Fish

Images (left to right): Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Handstand in Socks), coloured pencil and ink on paper, courtesy of Feheley Fine Arts. James Lahey, Huginn and Muninn (Thought and Memory), 2021-2022, oil, alkyd, oil stick and ink on canvas over panel, courtesy of James Lahey and Galerie de Bellefeuille. Kim Dorland, Waskesiu Lake/Last Trip, oil and acrylic on linen over wood panel, courtesy of Friends of Swim Drink Fish

Artists for Water: A Fundraiser for Swim Drink Fish

Swim Drink Fish is excited to announce that our annual 2022 Artists for Water is hybrid this year, featuring a stellar collection of over 35 works by leading Canadian artists in our Artists for Water online auction. Click here to browse the gallery.

Every dollar raised at Artists for Water supports our work in making the world’s waters swimmable, drinkable, and fishable.

Key dates

  • Auction is open for bidding! Click here to register + bid!
  • Bidding on the Silent Auction closes on May 5 at 10pm EST
  • Live Auction works open for bidding online until May 5 at 12pm EST. Bidding for Live Auction works to resume live during our 1-hour show (live streamed)
  • Artists for Water live stream event on May 5 at 8:30pm EST, hosted by auctioneer extraordinaire, Stephen Ranger, and featuring a musical performance by the Rheostatics, studio visits with artists, and a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Swim Drink Fish! Click here to register and receive a link to the live stream!

This year we are profiling the work of six talented emerging artists, representing the new voices in Canadian art. Be on the lookout for the Artists for Water video series! Visit daily to watch fantastic videos featuring our participating artists talking about their art and their connection to water.

Thank you to our participating artists!

Hana Amani, Shuvinai Ashoona, Michael Batty, Christi Belcourt, Dustin Brons, Corey Bulpitt, Robert Burley, Edward Burtynsky, Niina Chebry, Dana Claxton, Kim Dorland, Steve Driscoll, Angela Grossmann, John Hartman, Katharine Harvey, Alexa Hatanaka, April Hickox, Peter Hoffer, Quinn Hopkins, Dean Hunt, Meaghan Hyckie, Sandeep Johal, Sarah Anne Johnson, Tiko Kerr, Wanda Koop, James Lahey, Meryl McMaster, Celia Neubauer, James Nizam, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun, Zoë Pawlak, Ed Pien, Mitch Robertson, Andrew Rucklidge, Margaux Smith, Monica Tap, Dara Vandor

Images (left to right): Wanda Koop, SEEWAY: Daybreak, acrylic on canvas, courtesy of Wanda Koop. Christi Belcourt, Manitou Giigoonh #2, giclée style print on archival paper, courtesy of Christi Belcourt

About Swim Drink Fish
Founded in 2001, Swim Drink Fish is a Canadian charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. By blending science, law, education, and storytelling with technology, we empower millions of people to know and safeguard their waters.

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