Auction | The Fine Art of Schmoozy

Schmoozy is your Future

Saturday November 9, 8:00 pm

This year's Schmoozy features an incredible collection of art to be won at our annual silent auction, including many of our communities' best-loved artists and recent Latitude 53 exhibitors who have donated their work in support of Latitude 53. As well as paintings and prints, the auction features some of Edmonton's best designers as well as unique experiences and conceptual works.

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  1. Zachary Ayotte
  2. Cindy Baker
  3. Allen Ball
  4. Richard Boulet
  5. Blair Brennan
  6. Sean Caulfield
  7. Brenda Christiansen
  8. Jim Corrigan
  9. April Dean
  10. Jason De Haan
  11. Jorden and David Doody
  12. Brenda Draney
  13. Robert Harpin & Adriean Koleric
  14. Matt Heide
  15. Josh Holinaty
  16. Dana Holst
  17. Liz Ingram
  18. Emily Jan
  19. Kristen Keegan
  20. Megan Morman
  21. Brad Mullen & Stuart Lodge
  22. Oliver Apt.
  23. Lexi Pendzich
  24. Paul Roche
  25. Erin Ross
  26. Tammy Salzl
  27. Leslie Sharpe
  28. Marc Siegner
  29. Genevieve Simms
  30. Grace Sippy
  31. Jeff Sylvester
  32. Anya Tonkonogy
  33. Jennie Vegt
  34. Adam Waldron-Blain
  35. Samantha Walrod
  36. Gillian Willans
  37. Ben Williamson
  38. Pam Wilman

  • Zachary AyotteZachary Ayotte

  • Allen BallAllen Ball

  • Allen Ball

    Allen Ball was born in London and received a First Class B. A. (Honours) Degree in Fine Art - Painting, with a Commendation in Printmaking, from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in 1984, and an MVA in Painting, from the University of Alberta (supported by a Commonwealth Scholarship) in 1990.

    He is currently Associate Professor, Painting, and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. From August–December 2012, will reside as Scholar in Residence for Arts Research in Nanotechnology (SRARN), at the National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada. Over the past 20 years, his work has been grounded primarily in the practice of painting, interrogating the limits of its forms and extending the language of painting into an expanded field of inquiry. Recent projects include: The Wordless Book and other sounds (2010), a series of paintings that interrogates the associative power of colour through Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s nonverbal evangelical device the Wordless Book; The German Autumn in Minor Spaces (2008), a photographic and screen-based collaboration with Dr. Kimberly Mair (Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge), pertaining to the ideological struggles of the Red Army Faction or Baader-Meinhof Gang; and, Spectacle in a State of Exception (2007), a multi-media project stemming from research conducted as an embedded official Canadian War Artist with Canadian Forces Operation Calumet in the Sinai Peninsula.

  • Richard Boulet

    I decided to put in an older picture from about 13 or 14 years ago for the auction. I have been reminiscing. My new cross-stitch will have no words or picture, It is just a series of interlocking linear elements. The quilt that the cross-stitch will be attached to will have words: 6&Prime Futura Bold caps will state “HE IS NOT SAYING”, 4&Prime Futura Bold lower case will state “our bodies are the meet we feed on”. Putting words on the quilt will be revisiting the formal language of my MFA thesis. I am also going to put on the quilt some satin stitched little swans with heart shapes that make up the wings, just to soften the words a little bit.

  • Blair BrennanBlair Brennan

  • Blair Brennan

    Blair Brennan combines his writing and art practice from his home in Edmonton. He has contributed articles to a number of national arts and cultural publications. He recently completed an appointment as writer in residence for Latitude 53 and has contributed guest articles to Prairie Seen website. In summer 2012 Brennan’s catalogue/brochure essay on Edmonton artist Catherine Burgess accompanied her Art Gallery of Alberta exhibition.

    Brennan’s sculpture, installation and drawing have been exhibited nationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include Made in Alberta Part IV (Art Gallery of Calgary, 2013) and two three-person drawing exhibitions: Arrows and Bullets Comb My Hair with Richard Boulet and Patrick J. Reed (Gallery @ 501, Sherwood Park, 2012) and Hugly Mangry Killdren with Sarah Van Slotan and Andrea Williamson (TRUCK, Calgary, 2010).

    Brennan recently collaborated with Edmonton artists Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills. The Brennan/Caulfield/Mills collaboration was featured in the group exhibition The Body in Question(s) / Le Corps en Question(s) in the Galerie de l’UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) in May 2012 (with further plans for exhibition). The exhibition was conceived, by curator/choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde, as the site of evening dance performances presented in Montréal as part of the FTA (Festival TransAmerique) dance/theatre festival. The Body in Question(s) reunites Brennan with a former collaborative partner, Edmonton-based, nationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Brian Webb.

  • Sean CaulfieldSean Caulfield

  • Sean Caulfield

    Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include: Perceptions of Promise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA/Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta; The New World, The Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary; Imagining Science, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

    Caulfield has received numerous grants and awards for his work including: Triennial Prize at the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand; SSHRC Dissemination Grant: Canadian Stem Cell Network Impact Grant; SSHRC Fine Arts Creation Grant; Canada Council Travel Grant; and a Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois, USA. Caulfield’s work is in various public and private collections including: Houghton Library, Harvard University, USA; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.

  • Brenda ChristiansenBrenda Christiansen

  • Brenda Christiansen

    Brenda Kim Christiansen works as a lead artist with the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, an art centre for artists with developmental disabilities. Brenda received a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2004, and an MFA from the University of Alberta in 2008.

  • Jim CorriganJim Corrigan

  • Jim Corrigan

    Jim Corrigan, born in Red Deer, Alberta in 1955, studied art at Red Deer College, Manchester Polytechnic School of Art in England and painting at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta where he received a Master of Visual Arts degree in 1981. He has worked in various capacities with Museums and Collections Services at the University of Alberta since 1981, and has been the curator of the University of Alberta Art Collection since 1997. He has had his own work presented in over 60 solo and group exhibitions throughout Alberta since 1979. He is represented in public and corporate collections such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Glenbow Museum and Archives, the Art Gallery of Alberta, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as well as private collections in Canada and the United States.

  • Jason de Haan

    Jason de Haan works through numerous forms to recognize the potential in various systems, materials and sets of conditions. Recent solo exhibitions include the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2012); Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto (2012); Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro (2012); with Miruna Dragan at The Khyber, Halifax (2011); ODD Gallery, Dawson City (2010) and Access Gallery, Vancouver (2010). His work has been presented in group exhibitions including Oakville Galleries (2012); with Miruna Dragan at 98 Weeks Research Project at the Thessaloniki Biennale (2011); Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2011); MOLAF, Bergen (2011); Art Gallery of Alberta (2010); OK Quoi?, Sackville (2010) and Galleri Kling og Bang, Reykjavik (2009). de Haan recently participated in the Arctic Circle 2012 residency and the residency The Soiree Retreat: A bit of a Chekhovian Situation at The Banff Centre. Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax. In 2012 Jason was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award representing the Prairies and the North and is currently pursuing his MFA at Bard College, New York. He is represented in Canada by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

  • Brenda Draney

    Brenda Draney grew up in Slave Lake, Alberta. She completed an English degree at the University of Alberta before graduating with a BFA in Painting. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and became the 11th winner of the annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2009. Her work has been exhibited at the Power Plant in Toronto, the Toronto International Art Fair, and at MKG127 Gallery in Toronto. She took part in a show at Stride Gallery in 2012. She was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2013. Her work is currently on exhibit at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie as part of a touring group exhibition called They Made a Day Be a Day Here, and she will be part of a group exhibition called Fiction/Non Fiction in September at the Esker Foundation in Calgary Alberta. Brenda currently lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Robert Harpin & Adriean KolericRobert Harpin & Adriean Koleric

  • Robert Harpin & Adriean Koleric

    Adriean Koleric and Robert Harpin have been collaborating on works for a few years. Their work together primarily involves installation’s that make fun of art, and those who purchase it. On second thought, this probably wasn’t the wisest business decision. They also tend to give away a lot of their stuff for little to no money. It can be surmised that the United States of America think they’re Communists. The ’59 HBC Bucks piece is one of their favourites; please take care of it like you would a Wayne Gretzky rookie card.

  • Matt Heide

    Arts student turned construction worker. Construction worker turned industrial artist. While finishing my Arts/Humanities degree I started a construction company to pay for tuition and books. When I left university it made sense to keep my business alive, but I couldn't escape the drive to create. Over the last decade that company has evolved into the Concrete Cat Design House. Concrete Cat Design House is an interdisciplinary team of four artists devoted to creating progressive precast concrete work. While developing our design house I have grown as an artist in industrial applications and explored the cutting edge of concrete as a medium for expression.

  • Josh Holinaty

    Josh Holinaty was born in Saskatoon, raised in Grande Prairie, graduated from ACAD in Calgary and currently lives in Edmonton. He is a freelance illustrator, designer, and visual artist who has worked for a multitude of clients including The Globe & Mail, Owl, WIRED, Runner’s World, Canadian Business, and of course, Avenue, to name a few. He was the most recent Writer/Illustrator in Residence at Latitude 53.

    He also teaches the fundamentals of drawing, digital process and illustration trade practices in the Digital Illustration program at GURU Digital Arts College. Recently the Transition mural in downtown Edmonton, which he created with artist Luke Ramsey, received an Edmonton Urban Design Award in Excellence and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Urban Design award in the Urban Fragments category.

    In his work, Josh enjoys employing the humourous and grotesque in his quest to make a good low-brow drawing, though recently he has found much appreciation in traditional life drawing. Amongst all of this, he also plays drums in the Edmonton rock outfit Camembert.

  • Dana Holst

    Dana Holst is a mid career Canadian artist based in Edmonton, Alberta, working primarily in painting, drawing and printmaking. Holst’s work is an ongoing investigation into the human experience, focusing on the self and it’s place within society. Themes of social stereotyping and power struggles between the sexes are habitual for Holst who obsesses with depicting the female experience in conflict. Her girl figures are usually dressed in frilly costumes with matching hair bows and equally menacing emotions. Mysterious scenarios for the wayward girls include hunting for wild animals and living out fairytale fantasies in an attempt to find and exert power.
    In 2011 Holst was selected by Wajdi Mouawad, the director of the Theatre Francais (National Arts Centre in Ottawa) to be Associate Visual Artist for the 2011-2012 season titled “Nous Ne Sommes Pas Dangereux”. Her work is included in private collections throughout Canada and the United States as well as the public collections of Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Edmonton, AB), Agnes Etherington Art Centre, (Kingston, ON), Art Bank (Ottawa, ON), Colart Collection (Mount-Royal, QC and Glenbow Museum (Calgary,AB).
    Upcoming exhibitions include She Kisses Birds, a solo exhibition with Galerie St. Laurent + Hill in Ottawa, Ontario in September 2013; Betwixt and Between a two-person show with Jude Griebel at The Reach Museum in Abbostford, BC in September 2014; and La Vie Fantastique a travelling group exhibition curated by Shane Golby for AGA Trex Program.

    For more information, please visit

  • Liz IngramLiz Ingram

  • Liz Ingram

    Liz Ingram was born in Argentina and grew up in New Delhi, Mumbai and Toronto. For over thirty-six years she has been teaching at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and is currently Distinguished University Professor in printmaking and drawing/intermedia. She has participated for many years in juried international biennials and triennials and has received awards for her prints in Canada, Slovenia (Yugoslavia), Korea, Brazil, Estonia, India and Finland. In 2008 Ingram was the recipient of the Gordin J. Kaplan Award for Research Excellence at the University of Alberta, in 2009 she was elected into the Royal Society of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture, and she was the University Cup winner for 2011. She has completed a number of large permanent public art commissions including installations at the Edmonton International Airport and the Southern Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary. A few selected exhibitions include: Perceptions of Promise, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada, and the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, 2011; Beyond Printmaking: Images in Objects (installation), the Jesuits Gallery of Contemporary Art, Poznan, Poland, 2009; Imagining Science: An Artistic Exploration of Science, Society and Social Change, (Installation) Art Gallery of Alberta, 2008; Human/Nature: Contemporary Canadian Installation, Doland Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China, 2004; Fragile Source 2, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, 2003. The human body and the elemental in nature are recurring sources for her art practice which investigates transitional states between material presence and the ephemeral, and issues relating to the fragility of life and the environment.

  • Emily Jan

    Emily Jan is a Montréal-based sculptor originally hailing from San Francisco, California. She has exhibited at the FoFA Gallery (Montréal), Joshua Creek Heritage Centre (Oakville, ON) as part of the World of Threads Festival exhibition De Rerum Natura, the Museo Textil de Oaxaca and Tienda Q (Oaxaca, Mexico), Casa de la Cultura (Holguin, Cuba), Alphonse Berber Gallery (Berkeley, California) and Paxton Gate Gallery (San Francisco, CA). In 2011, she was recognized with an award at the 6th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art (WTA – Aire).

    Upcoming exhibitions include falling through the mirror, a joint exhibition with painter Tammy Salzl at Latitude 53, scheduled for spring 2014.

    Jan has traveled to 29 countries and lived in four. She draws inspiration from the eclectic experiences of a life spent largely on the road as well as from the culture of scientific inquiry that characterized her upbringing. She holds a BA with Honours from Brown University, a BFA with High Distinction from the California College of the Arts, and is currently completing her MFA in Fibres at Concordia University.

  • Kristen KeeganKristen Keegan

  • Kristen Keegan

    Kristen Keegan is an artist based in Edmonton, Alberta. She paints, draws and takes photographs. She has participated in residencies in New York and Banff, and most recently Iceland. She was awarded an AFA Individual Project Grant in 2011. Her work from Iceland was recently exhibited at Latitude 53.

  • Megan Morman

    Megan Morman's visual and performative work has shown across Canada at galleries including the Art Gallery of Alberta, ARTSPACE, Gallery 101, Neutral Ground, Latitude 53, and Galerie Sans Nom. Her artistic practice wrestles with questions of belonging, professional socialization, and “recognition by one's peers”; she’s particularly interested the ways that membership in artistic communities is established through storytelling, gossip, and insinuation. She is currently based in Lethbridge.

  • Oliver Apt.

    Oliver Apt. is a carpentry studio that provides woodworking and carpentry skills to challenging projects of all sizes, from restaurant and cafe spaces in Edmonton such as Duchess Bake Shop, The Bower and Cavern, to smaller furniture and custom pieces. In addition to our custom work we have a line of pieces which are sold in our online store.

  • Lexi PendzichLexi Pendzich

  • Lexi Pendzich

    Lexi Pendzich photographs with a 1940's Argus. When travelling she fills her luggage with rolls of b&w and expired colour film. Her photographic works explore the lightness of adventure—scenes she's stepped into, captured & placed in a creative capsule.

  • Paul Roche

    Paul Roche is an Irish born artist who has worked as a graphic artist, teacher & design consultant in the UK & Ireland and more recently as a decorative and visual artist in Edmonton, Canada. With a leaning towards semi abstract landscapes his unique eye for line and colour enthuses the senses with a child like vigour. His works are held privately and in corporate collections throughout Europe & North America.

  • Erin Ross

    Erin Ross was born in 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 2006, and has also studied Visual Communication Design at Medicine Hat College. Her work has been represented in commercial galleries since 2008. Public attention for Erin's work has included an award of excellence in Illustration from Communication Arts magazine and a feature in its 2005 Design Annual, a feature article in Avenue Edmonton and SEE Magazine, a documentary segment on Alberta Primetime, and interviews with CBC Radio One and Profile magazine. Erin was recently nominated as an Emerging Artist for the 25th and 26th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Awards. Erin lives and works in Edmonton, with her studio located in the historic Great West Saddlery building on 104th street.

    Erin is extremely engaged in her community. She is dedicated to advocating for the arts in Edmonton, not only through her board work, but also by volunteering her time to assist on creative projects. She has volunteered for the EAC as well as M.A.D.E. Edmonton, and participated in various speaking engagements. She was a pecha kucha presenter at the Mayor’s Think Tank: Our Arts, Our City, and has worked with the cities Arts Visioning Committee. She believes in promoting art as a crucial social investment. She has demonstrated her commitment by giving back in several ways, whether it’s fundraising for the city's needy through the CTV Good Neighbour Fund, or engaging Art and Design students by sitting on a panel of speakers for Grant MacEwan University’s career week. Erin has been a director on the CTV Good Neighbour Fund board for the last 7 years, and chaired its largest annual fundraiser, The Poor Boys Luncheon, for 4 of those years. She also sits on the Latitude 53 board, as well as their fundraising committee, and is a member of ArtsScene Edmonton.

    Erin was recently part of a 3 woman urban intervention team, LIVINGbridge, which imagined, organized and implemented the planting of a sustainable, largely edible community garden on an abandoned rail bridge in the heart of downtown Edmonton.

  • Tammy Salzl

    Tammy Salzl is a Montreal based painter who has shown in solo and group shows across Canada as well as Berlin, Germany. She was awarded honorary mention in the 2011 Kingston Prize, Canada’s national portrait competition, is a Tedeschi Scholarship winner and has received grants and residencies from QALC, KIAC Centre in Dawson City Yukon, the Banff Centre, and Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Salzl’s drawings and paintings strive to remain primary, relevant vehicles for giving voice to the emotional and psychological complexities of contemporary life, our sense of individuality within the larger, impersonal structures of community, society and global interconnectivity.

  • Marc Siegner

  • Marc Siegner

    Marc completed his Masters of Visual Arts at Norwich University, Vermont College. He has exhibited across Canada, as well as internationally in Germany, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Slovenia, Poland, Japan, London and China. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts collects his work as well as the Canada Council Art Bank and several corporate collections both in Canada and internationally. Marc has been developing his most recent work during residencies in Beijing since 2009. The focus of his artistic practice is on the place where cultural anthropology meets narrative journalism, specifically addressing notions of cultural adaptation utilizing images from encroached communities.

  • Genevieve SimmsGenevieve Simms

  • Genevieve Simms

    Genevieve Simms is from St. John's, Newfoundland. She attended the Alberta College of Art and Design from 2002 - 2006 completing a Bachelor's Degree in Design with a major in Illustration. After graduation, Genevieve participated in a guest study program at the School of Visual Arts in New York for one year. Since 2007, Edmonton, Alberta has been her home. In the past five years Genevieve has been recognized numerous times for her illustration work. She was awarded a Gold Medal for Spot Illustration at the 33rd National Magazine Awards and was included in the Art Director's Club of New York's Young Guns 9. In 2012 Genevieve was awarded a General Residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, where she produced a series of prints that have most recently been exhibited at the Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.

  • Jeff Sylvester

  • Jeff Sylvester

    Jeff Sylvester is an Edmonton based artist, represented by The Front Gallery. His works are enjoyed in private and public collections throughout Canada since 1995.

  • Anya Tonkonogy

    Anya immigrated to Edmonton from the former Soviet Union at the age of 10. She earned her BA at the University of Alberta in 2001, and completed her Master’s degree in Art Therapy at Concordia University, Montreal in 2007. In addition to formal education, Anya has pursued individual apprenticeship with local figurative painter Tessa Nunn over the past 6 years. She has also spent extensive time in New York City studying in an atelier setting under Jacob Collins, an established American realist painter.

    Anya’s work centres on the human form. The passing of time and the resulting impact on memory is a personal fascination. Creation of ‘personal myths’ about who we are as individuals feeds the artist’s imagination. Anya has been working on a relatively small scale, which beckons the viewer to come closer, to get near, in order to really see. Though Anya works quite deliberately, her hope is to let the ‘accidental’ and the mysterious moments of creating, speak louder than mere skill.

    Anya has exhibited at numerous group shows in Edmonton, including an Edmonton Public Works Installation of Banners on Downtown light-posts, in collaboration with Cadence Weapon. Anya has done various freelance illustrative projects, and has been actively selling her work for the past 7 years, with a focus on commissioned portraits.

  • Samatha WalrodSamantha Walrod

  • Adam Waldron-Blain

    Adam Waldron-Blain is a famous artist in Edmonton.

    This year he created the exhibition Adam Waldron-Blain: does his best at the Art Gallery of Alberta, showed works at Harcourt House, The New Gallery (Calgary), Xpace External Space (Toronto), and participated in residencies at The Banff Centre and SÍM (Reykjavík). In recent years he performed at Dirt City¦Dream City in downtown Edmonton, made work in Banff, Toronto, and Glasgow during residencies, and his work, performances, and games appeared at events and exhibitions in Oakland, San Antonio, Bristol, Glasgow, and around Edmonton.

    His blog is really good and you can read it at

  • Ben WilliamsonBen Williamson

  • Ben Williamson

    Ben Williamson holds a Diploma of Studio Art from Capilano College in Vancouver, a BFA from Concordia University in Montréal, and an MFA in painting from the University of Alberta. He is originally from Vancouver, and for the last few years has been working and living in Philadelphia PA. His large painting series investigate contemporary concerns and ways of seeing, and are supported by an extensive drawing practice using mixed techniques. Ben has won a number of awards and exhibited internationally. You can view his work at

  • Pam WilmanPam Wilman

  • Pam Wilman

    Pam Wilman paints on location throughout Alberta to increase the awareness of loss of wildlife habitat and wildlife corridors. Her purpose is that future generations will preserve the natural beauty of Alberta. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree includes studies at the University of Alberta and Yale University. She has exhibited in 80 group shows and 17 solo shows in Canada and the United States. The paintings can be found in public and corporate collections and the Art Gallery of Alberta, Art Rental and Sales Gallery.

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