COV Partners with Heffel Fine Art Auction House to “Help Art Make Music”

Building our production fund

[singlepic=8,150,200,right]You can support City Opera and acquire a coveted work of art. Bid from home — or visit the gallery and bid in person.

Second Auction: December 2 – 16. Works in various media.

Works in this benefit auction include paintings, prints, photographs, and a Salish feast bowl. Style and subject matter represent a rich diversity of artistic practice. Artists include Robert Davidson, Gathie Falk, Andre Petterson, Gordon Smith and Reece Terris.

How to see the December artworks – and bid from home

Here’s how to acquire your bid paddle:

And here is the art itself:

How to see the art works in person

To see the works in person and bid at the gallery, you may visit the Heffel Gallery at 2247 Granville Street (at Seventh) Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

Registration forms are available and you may bid in person if you prefer.

We are grateful to these collectors and artists for their generosity and their interest in supporting music. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to Heffel Auction House for donating their time and the proceeds from the sale of these works.

We ask you to take a look — and join in the bidding.

These art auctions will create a production fund for the work of the next two years. This includes Pauline (libretto Margaret Atwood, music Christos Hatzis, and starring Judith Forst as Pauline Johnson), City Opera’s first commission.

The November art auction, a set of fine photographs, earned $27,650. The December art auction, in all media, will help us stage new operas, and access support that will make the company sustainable in the long term.