I am pleased to be part of this annual fundraiser for the
Original art by known and unknown artists is sold by silent and live auction. This is a ticketed event that includes lots of great food, drink, music by a local DJ, and a range of non art-related silent auction items from the generous support of local business.
In its seventh year, Art Incognito has been honoured with past support of contemporary artists such as Mowry Baden, Robert Youds, Lynda Gammon, Eric Metcalfe, Gary Pearson, Norman Yates, Michelle Forsyth and Cal Lane. The Art Incognito fundraiser has provided substantial and important financial assistance for the Vancouver Island School of Art to fulfill its vision of creating a robust contemporary arts community in Victoria, through courses, exhibitions, performances, readings, film showings, garden projects and artist talks given by nationally renown artists. One of these visiting artists, Landon Mackenzie, had the following to say about our school:
“I was impressed by VISA. It may be the last real “Art School” in Canada …such an inspiring context for making art and being engaged human beings … also the sense that everyone is committed to a vision that the school can offer something special that is complimentary to the regular college and university offerings.”
The proceeds from Art Incognito support the Vancouver Island School of Art in its dynamic contemporary art programming and community outreach that includes our on-going series of events free to the public. Check out my profile on the Art Incognito webiste.