Caviar – Fundraiser, Art Auction and Soirée

By May 21, 2011Exhibition

In conjunction with this year’s APO event, Studio Béluga presents “Caviar”- a fundraiser and exhibition of works across media by international young professional artists.

Put on your fancy clothes and come out on May 21st at 8:00pm for the chance to purchase a work at a flat rate of $20 (wow!) or to take part in the silent auction. Food, drink, music and wonderful people- whether you’re a seasoned collector or a new art buyer, you simply cannot miss this event!

All proceeds support Studio Béluga’s 2011/2012 program, so come out and show some love! Black tie optional (semi-formal dress recommended)

Studio Béluga graciously thanks the artists whose generosity has made “Caviar” possible.


International art for the cost of a bad haircut: Caviar – A Studio Béluga Fundraiser/Auction

What do Nathalie Quagliotto’s sculpture, Sky Fairchild-Waller’s emoticon-entitled video, and Sam Mogelonsky’s miniature staircase have in common? They all cost $20 at Caviar, Studio Béluga’s black tie fundraiser and art auction taking place this Saturday night, May 21st 2011. The event is part of the Mile End’s Ateliers Portes Ouvertes (APO), an open studio event that invites passers by to visit the usually private confines of an artist’s work space. For art collectors and those who dream of becoming art collectors, Caviar is a highlight not to be missed.

Showcasing the work of over 30 local and international artists, Caviar gives viewers the opportunity to purchase works well below their market worth. On May 21st when the doors open at 8pm sharp, all the works on display will be on sale for a flat rate of $20. Pre-sales have not been permitted. Selected pieces, which include works by established artists such as Mark Clintberg and conceptual pieces by Bruce Mau Design associate Duy Khuong Pham, will be available for purchase via silent auction. Performance artist Sally Lee will also be in attendance, roaming the APO evening with her interactive piece Under Pressure, inviting participants to immerse themselves in an inflatable torso-sized embrace.

All artists have donated their work to benefit Studio Béluga, a Not for Profit Organisation dedicated to providing studio and exhibition space to artists and curators who push the boundaries of traditional institutional practices. “It’s incredible to have so much outstanding work available for so little – the cost of a bad haircut or an hour at the bar,” said Svea Vikander, founder of Studio Béluga. “Studio Béluga has always sought to support and encourage Montréal’s creative community” said Alina Maizel, co-founder, “we could not be happier with the support we have received; the surge of generosity coming from over 30 different artists has already made this fundraiser a huge success.”