Over one hundred works of art and fine craft by Canadian artists will be up for auction at the Burlington Art Centre on February 7. Over 600 artists were invited to submit recent works for the auction, including internationally-acclaimed wildlife artists Robert Bateman and Chris Bacon, noted Japanese dollmaker Komiko Koyanagi, and Hamilton ceramist Reid Flock. Juried artwork from both emerging and well-established artists will be on sale. Auctioneer Nello Romagnoli will preside at the event.

Live and silent auction previews will take place at the BAC, 1333 Lakeshore Road, on February 5 and 6, 11 am – 9 pm, February 7, 11 am – 5pm. The previews are free and open to everyone interested in deciding in advance the artworks they want to bid on during the auction. Tickets: BAC Member $35.  Non-Member $40 and $45 at the door. Advanced bids and telephone bidding are welcome, but must be arranged ahead of time by calling 905-632-7796, ext. 302. 


John Best has had a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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