Thank you!!

Our wonderful President, Colette Baty, who is up always up for doing it all! Here she is  wearing high heels, dancing, drinking, talking and holding her phone in a ready for action position!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Art for You event a tremendous success! We raised $10,000 (net).

A special thank-you goes out to the following:

• all the artists who contributed their beautiful works of art
• Board members Colette and Sarah Kalsics who helped organize the event as well as solicit donations and ticket sales
• Board member Celine Berry for providing such fantastic culinary delights and members of Box Car 6 who helped her and made donations of baked goods and cash to event: Joanne Hewko, Jessica Jean Kuyper, Mary Babineau, Sarah Cowan, Clare Thomas and a giant thank you to Jenn Wilson who was also a major help during the evening of the event!); and Brian and Erin Berry
• Amanda Dodds and Kyler Clement for all the behind the scenes administrative help
• Natasha van Netten for poster, promotion and photographs of artwork
• Board member Heather Chestnut for her desserts
• Board member Allan Castle for his fantastic role as DJ Matt Medium
• Board member Ken De’ath and Kurt Sandstrom for their great work at the bar
• Board member Sinisha Ivaz for his role as MC
• Gina Savard at Everything Wine for donating the complimentary rosé to event
• Carmen at Charelli’s for the cheese plate
• Graham Seto at Fairways
• All of our many student volunteers who helped us during the evening
•AND all of the people who bought tickets and came out to the event

Everybody had a wonderful time! Thank you for supporting this very important arts institution in Victoria.


Slide Room Gallery pre-event May 2



Some prize silent auction artworks

We are delighted to have works by Barrie Szekely, Sherrard Grauer, John Luna and Connie Morey as part of our silent auction.

20180502_130548Barrie Szekely (minimum bid $400, estimated value $1,000)


Sherrard Grauer (minimum bid $500, estimated value $3,000)

20180502_130244John Luna, (reversible painting/assemblage; minimum bid $300, estimated value $800)


Connie Morey (set of 3; minimum bid $50, estimated value $200)


Event details for May 4

Dear Art for You Guest:
Thank you for supporting Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA) with your purchase of a ticket to our First Annual Art for You fundraiser. We have many talented artists who have generously donated wonderful pieces of artwork for the draw. They can be previewed online here.
Your $75 ticket includes an original artwork by a local artist, a complimentary glass of wine, and appetizers and desserts.
The +1 ticket available for $25 with the purchase of a full-priced ticket includes all of the above except for the original artwork.
Doors open at 7pm
Draw begins at 7:45pm sharp. Please note that if you’re not in the room to choose your artwork, we will move onto the next name drawn. Your ticket will go back into the draw.
Silent Auction of art will close at 9:15pm.
There will be a raffle for a fantastic VISA workshop and Victoria Symphony tickets. $5 for 3 or $10 for an arms length! Winners will be drawn at 9:30pm.
Get ready to dance to DJ Matte Medium’s spinning when all the draws have closed.
Cash Bar will include beer, wine, featured cocktails, and non-alcoholic punch.
We look forward to meeting everybody!