WAG’s Gallery Ball 2014 Sold Out

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 17, 2014: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the Gallery Ball on Saturday, October 18, 2014, is sold out! As the WAG’s premier black-tie event, the Gallery Ball is a rare opportunity to dine in the permanent collection galleries in support of youth programs.

“From art classes and school visits to Family Sundays and summer art camps, WAG programs inspire thousands of young Manitobans every year,” says WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys. “It is wonderful that the Gallery Ball has sold out again this year. The money raised from just one ticket purchase enables 43 kids to visit the WAG!”

With exciting live and silent auctions, delectable cuisine, a mouth-watering Dessert Gallery, art-inspired floral décor, musical entertainment by soul and funk band The Solutions, and after-dinner dancing, this year’s Gallery Ball features two fall blockbuster exhibitions, Dalí Up Close and Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, as well as a new installation, Vienna, by award-winning contemporary artist Brian Jungen, which is on loan from the National Gallery of Canada through the NGC@WAG partnership.

“The Gallery Ball is an elegant, fun evening in support of a great cause,” says David Carr, Co-Chair of the 2014 Gallery Ball Committee. “We are grateful to this year’s sponsors and auction donors – in particular our Presenting Sponsor, 1832 Asset Management – whose generosity makes the event possible. And we couldn’t have done it without our fabulous organizing committee!”

Co-chaired by David Carr and Catherine Maksymiuk, the 2014 Gallery Ball Committee includes Past-Chairs Hazel Borys, Cora Eaton, and Scott McCulloch, Director & CEO Stephen Borys, Brent Bellamy, Andrea Cibinel, Julia Cloutier, Monica Derksen, Scott Gillam, Tim Horn, Charlene Ilas, Paul Jordan, Sotirios Kotoulas, Melissa Harrell, Tony Mitousis, Alden Neufeld, Alex Robinson, Pam Sigurdson, Juliana Silva, Pam Simmons, Bob Somers, Jason Syvixay.

1832 Asset Management is the Presenting Sponsor of Gallery Ball 2014. Art and Gallery Partner is Gurevich Fine Art. Corporate table sponsors include Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP, Akman Construction Ltd., Alpha Masonry Ltd., BMO Bank of Montreal, Border Glass & Aluminum, Cibinel Architects Ltd., Conviron, The Forks Renewal Corporation, McFadden Benefits & Pension Ltd., Monopoly Realty, Nova 3 Engineering Ltd., Number TEN Architectural Group, Pollard Banknote, PricewaterhouseCoopers, R.D. Sales, Scotia Private Client Group, Winnipeg Airports Authority, and Winnipeg Building & Decorating Ltd. Host bar is provided courtesy of Storm Catering. Event Sponsors include Doowah Designs, Esdale Printing Co. Ltd., EQ3, Florists Supply Ltd, C.J. Andrews Food & Wine Shoppe, AQUA VITAE, Push Design, Planned Perfectly, Stage Lite Manitoba Ltd., downtownBIZ, Build Films, Gray Jay Media, C’est La Guerre Working Pictures Inc., Adesa Auctions and the Winnipeg Free Press.

To preview auction items, visit galleryball.wag.ca. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Instagram (#galleryball), and Facebook. To contribute to the Gallery Ball fundraising initiative, contact director-development@wag.ca at 204.789.1299.

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For more information, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.



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