UPwithART 2024

Presented by Van Simpson – Scotia Wealth Management

Online Auction: April 25 – May 4, 2024
Arty-Party: Saturday, May 4, 6:30 – 11pm

Shelley Niro, Souvenirs From The Homeland, 2018, photography, 16 x 20 in.

The annual UPwithART fundraiser brings together art-lovers to celebrate culture, compassion, and community. Your support helps Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness provide housing and support services and allows Museum London to continue to keep admission free and programs available at a low cost to the community.

Please join us on Saturday, May 4, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm for an arty-party on all floors at Museum London. Not able to make it? You can place your bids online for the 60+ artworks from Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm until Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 pm. Please register and view the art at UPwithART.ca to support those who need the most help during this very difficult time.

The online silent auction features artworks by renowned national artists, emerging talents, and pieces donated by collectors. Explore artworks and bid to support two great causes! All works are framed and wall-ready β€” view them all here.

The art will also be on view in an exhibition at Museum London from Friday, April 26 to Friday, May 3.

Images (left to right): Derek Liddington, 5. Hand, foot, me, you, ground, air, breath, body, grip, squeeze, slip, 2023, oil on linen, 16 x 12 in. Rima Sater, This Must Be The Place, 2023, 35mm film photography, 9 x 12 in.

No space on your walls? No Problem. For the 14th annual UPwithART, we’re adding more to the auction! For the first time, there are experiences and objects you can bid on, like a:

  • Cocktail reception for 24 from North Moore Catering ($2,500)
  • Dutch city bike from Gremlins Bicycle Emporium ($1,150)
  • Private art and architecture tour of the Richard Ivey Building and enrollment in one online workshop with the Ivey Academy at the Ivey Business School ($1,200)
  • Quilt created by Unity Project’s Executive Director, Chuck Lazenby ($750)

Join us at the arty-party on May 4 for a cocktail reception and an evening filled with art and creativity! Experience an original performance by singer-songwriter and poet Jenny Berkel, whose music and poetry draw us into moments of introspection and connection. Dance floor tunes will be provided by DJ Deem J to get everyone moving.

Get your tickets now! Choose from two options:

Supporter Ticket ($60): General admission to the arty-party, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and a chance to win a door prize.

Premium Ticket ($160): Includes all of the above plus 2 drink tickets and a charitable tax receipt for $80.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4, and join us at Museum London for a lively celebration. Don’t miss outβ€”create your account and get ready for an unforgettable experience at UPwithART!

Images (left to right): Jesse Jacobs, Crawl Space Face, 2018, screen print on paper (8 colours), 27.5 x 19.5 in. Lucy Qinnuayuak (1915-1982), Spirit of the Birds, 1980, stonecut and stencil on paper, 21.5 x 24.25 in.

All Artists in UPwithART (except Collectors Collection)

Mothanna Alzoubi | Michael Barber | Ross Bell | Greg Benz | Rain Fenek Bloodworth | Marla Botterill | Heather Carey | Edgar Castro | Jack Cocker | Sean Couchie | Michael Cywink | Meghan Dauphinee | Soheila Esfahani | Liza Eurich | Joscelyn Gardner | Zara Gardner | AndrΓ©s Garzon Espitia | Phillip Gurrey | Robin Henry | Ryan Irwin | Jesse Jacobs | Reilly Knowles | Oswaldo de LeΓ³n Kantule | Vance Lemon | Derek Liddington | Greg Ludlow | Leith Mahkewa | Tafadzwa Maposa | Julian Miholics | Shelley Niro | Sasha Opeiko | Sammy Orlowski | Sheri Osden Nault | Garry-Lewis James Osterberg (with Shari Hatt) | Gerald Pedros | Jo Percival | David Poolman | Mike Pszczonak | Thelma Rosner | Harley Salamanca | Rima Sater | Rosemary Sloot | Mark Stebbins | Daumante Stirbyte | Richard Sturgeon | Diana Tamblyn | Shannon Taylor-Jones | Pamela Verdon

Collectors Collection

Eric Atkinson (1928-2022) – Gift of Muriel Atkinson – Courtesy of Westland Gallery and In Memory of Eric (Ricky) Atkinson
William Henry Bartlett (1809 – 1854) – Gift of Diana Coates
Rudolf Bikkers (1943 – 2023) – Gift of Megan Walker and Kristyan Robinson
Susan Day – Gift of David Merritt and Dawn Easton-Merritt
Jamelie Hassan – Gift of Sarah and John White
Victoria Mamnguqsualuk (1930 – 2016) – Gift of Patrick & Barbara Mahon
Gilbert Moll (1948 – 2003) – From the collection of Flora and Ian Tripp
Napachie Pootoogook (1938 – 2002) – Gift of Anonymous
Lucy Qinnuayuak (1915 – 1982) – Gift of Anonymous
John Rombough – Gift of the former Inuit Gallery
Joe Rosenblatt (1933 – 2019) – Gift of Lucretia and Wyn Geleynse
Matthew Trueman – Gift of Ron Benner and Jamelie Hassan
Tony Urquhart (1934 – 2022) – Gift of Barb and Jens Thielsen

Museum London
421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 5H4

The venue is accessible.

For more information, please contact:
Silvia Langer
Tel: 519-494-4360
Email: slanger@unityproject.ca

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We thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible:

Platinum Presenting
Van Simpson – Scotia Wealth Management

Siskinds Law Firm | Platinum Printing

Art East Custom Framing | InFocus London Photography | McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers | Auburn Developments | Nicholson Sheffield Architects | Bronnenco Construction | Mitchell & Kathryn Baran Family Foundation

Acura West | BlueStone Properties | Elgin Contracting & Restoration | Harrison Pensa | McDonalds London | Megan Holliday Memorial Fund | North Moore Catering

amotion films | Royal Fence Ltd. | Kerr Home Design Co | iLookAbout | Ford Keast | London St Thomas Association of REALTORs | Medpoint Health Care Centre | Buffy Ellis – Thrive Realty Group Inc. | Skinner & Skinner Architects Inc. | Gremlins Bicycle Emporium

Community Partners
London Modern Quilt Guild | Michael Gibson Gallery | Westland Gallery | Benz Gallery | Embassy Cultural House | Framing & Art Centre (on Horton)