The Revelry for Papa Tee: Art Auction + Celebration

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The Revelry for Papa Tee
Art Auction + Celebration of NAC Member Nick Treanor

Saturday 13 August, 2022, 3PM-10PM
Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines
* See accessibility details below

On Saturday 13 August the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) celebrates the life of one of our most beloved members, Nicholas Treanor, also known as ‘Papa Tee’.

To do it up right, we’re hosting a party at NAC that spills out onto the street and features an exhibit of Nick’s unparalleled collection of visual art, the sale and live auctioning of select works from the collection as well as some of the more interesting curiosities in Nick’s collection. We’re capping it with a performance by one of Nick’s favourite bands on St. Paul Street, the Woodshed Orchestra, who will perform from the mobile stage we’ve name after him: the Papa Tee Show Mobile.

Nick had a collector’s eye, so he could spot things that had value. But he’d also pick up things that simply gave him joy. This led him to build one of the most eclectic collections of art, antiques, and artefacts you’re likely to find. It’s a wonder to see all these things together.

There was nothing Nick loved more than a great art exhibit and a band playing to a happy crowd. In his honour, this event delivers both.

The online preview can be found here.

Can’t attend but are interested in purchasing a piece? Contact NAC and we can connect you with a proxy bidder!

Live Auction and Remarks
7PM-10PM: The Woodshed Orchestra + DJ Marinko

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines ON | 905-641-0331 |

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This event is fully accessible, however downtown street closures as part of the St. Catharines Downtown Association Promenade Events may impact parking. Details can be found here.

Image credits:
Left: John Moffat’s famous portrait of his partner Terry, was featured on several editions of Pulitzer Prize and Governor General Award-winning author Carol Shield’s book of poetry, Coming to Canada. John is donating a copy of the book to accompany the sale of the painting. This painting was purchased originally by Nick at its first showing in St. Catharines. Unframed and in excellent condition.
Right: Photo of installation in progress.