Arts Umbrella presents a wide-ranging exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography, and print media by many of Canada’s leading artists. Held annually at Pendulum Gallery since 2003, the exhibition is a preview of the works to be auctioned at the 41st edition of Splash Art Auction on October 21, taking place at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and broadcast online to reach art enthusiasts across Canada and around the world.

The 2023 Splash Collection spotlights close to 100 artworks generously donated by established and emerging Canadian artists including Rebecca Belmore, Bobbie Burgers, Edward Burtynsky, Dana Claxton, Stan Douglas, James Harry (Nexw’Kalus) and Lauren Brevner, Russna Kaur, and Wanda Koop, among others. The Preview Exhibition also offers the public the opportunity to place bids on works from this dynamic and diverse collection.

Presented by Nicola Wealth and co-chaired by Christie Garofalo and Bruce Munro Wright, O.B.C., Splash is Arts Umbrella’s flagship fundraiser with proceeds supporting access to an arts education for young people across Metro Vancouver and beyond. The in-person event, while now sold-out, will be broadcast live from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, enabling art enthusiasts near and far to participate through dedicated phone bidding and a beautifully curated at-home catering delivery (available in Metro Vancouver).

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Russna Kaur, the winding gust within, 2023
44x36”, Acrylic, oil, sawdust on canvas
image credit: Rachel Topham Photography | Blaine Campbell Photographic Services