The 6th edition of the ParkerArtSalon is a two-venue affair in 2021, with the Pendulum Gallery hosting 50-plus artists from Parker studios in the downtown version for the exhibition Essential Travel. Gallery George will be hosting Best of Parker Street running concurrently with the Pendulum Gallery show. This year, ParkerArtSalon is being supported by Waddingtons, the Canadian Auction House, who will be providing an on-line auction component for the exhibition, allowing collectors to place bids on works in the Pendulum exhibition during the period May 6-16. Any works unsold during the auction component will remain on sale through PAS during the remainder of the exhibition. Fifty percent of sales from the auction component of the exhibition will be donated to the Beedie Luminaries Foundation, which through its scholarship program, supports financially restrained grade 12 students who are seeking to continue on with post-secondary education.
ParkerArtSalon is a non-profit society with a mission to promote artists and strengthen the cultural community at Parker Street Studios. The annual exhibitions are designed to encourage conversations in art, with opportunities for interaction between fellow artists and the public. www.ParkerArtSalon.com
The Beedie Luminaries Scholarship is for Grade 12 students with potential who face financial adversity that restrict their opportunities for post-secondary education. Students who are smart but constrained by circumstance. Students who are resilient and ready to make a positive change in their lives. www.beedieluminaries.ca
Waddingtons has been Canada's auction house since 1850, providing expert auction and appraisal services to clients across Canada and around the world, and is dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations in the visual art community. www.Waddingtons.ca
Gallery George is a new gallery located in the heart of Vancouver’s arts district. With the famous Parker Street Studios only steps away, visitors may also arrange to meet the artists in their studios. www.GalleryGeorgeVancouver.com
Image: Cybele Ironside, Innes; oil on panel