Deadline for Entries:
August 21, 2022
No later than August 27, 2022
Art Dropoff Dates:
August 27 – September 3, 2022. If absolutely necessary, other arrangements can be made.
In-person Fundraiser Date:
September 15, 2022
September 8 – 21, 2022
THIS Gallery is holding an art auction as a fundraiser for the Vancouver charity, Working Gear. Working Gear is a volunteer-run charity, located in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver. Working Gear’s mandate is to alleviate poverty by providing interview clothing and/or industry-appropriate personal protective equipment clothing and haircutting services to individuals experiencing unemployment and or underemployment.
Working Gear removes the final barriers to employment, allowing the city’s most vulnerable to access employment with safe, proper fitting personal protective gear including quality steel toe boots and hair cuts, that comply with safety regulations. We helped over 1300 people last year return to work and provided over 500 haircuts. Working Gear also provides office/interview attire clothing to marginalized individuals returning to the work. Working Gear has been around for more than a decade and is a registered charity with the CRA.
The funds will be raised in a silent auction with bidding open from Saturday, September 10th and concluding the evening of the 15th at a live event at the gallery. The proceeds will be split 40:40:20 – artist:charity:gallery. The exhibition will continue through the month of September.
Paintings, sculptures, limited edition prints and photographs, drawings, fine craft, mixed media and other related mediums are all eligible. The following formats are NOT eligible: films, videos, installation work or large outdoor sculptures. Since the art needs to be delivered to the gallery by no later than September 3, 2022, only BC-based artists will be considered.
Terms and Conditions
If your application is successful, the terms and conditions will be outlined in an email notification. You will be paid only if/when the artwork is sold and payment has been received from the purchaser. If your work is not sold, you will be notified and you will be expected to pick up your work in a timely manner and at your own expense.
Please complete the Art Submission Form before midnight, August 21st, 2022.
Working Gear Grand Re-opening and Fundraiser
Art Submission Form
THIS Gallery is located at:
227-475 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7
Open from 10 - 5 Thursday to Saturday.
Buzz 227 for entry.