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Mississauga Celebrates the Arts at the MARTYS

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Mississauga Arts Council is thrilled to announce the 23nd annual MARTYS!

“This is the biggest and best arts connecting, networking and awards celebration of the year!” – Brian Crombie, President of the Board of Directors of MAC

2017 will mark the 23rd year of recognizing local emerging and established talent within the arts in Mississauga via the MARTYS; the Mississauga Arts Awards.

Monday April 17 was the last day to send in MARTYS nominations! Thank you to all of the nominators who sent in all the information that was necessary on time! We have a roster of fantastic nominees, the judges will definitely have a hard time deciding the finalists.

This year the Mississauga Arts Council has brought an air of exclusivity to the MARTYS like never before. By establishing some changes to the rules and guidelines, MAC has elevated the MARTYS into a highly coveted award. The most significant changes to the MARTYS rules and guidelines were:

  1. Self-nominations are no longer accepted
  2. Nominees may only be nominated in one category
  3. 5 finalists will be featured in the MARTYS program

During this year’s MARTYS, MAC will unveil a brand new, distinctive, crystal award that will be a sought after and cherished prize for anyone in the arts. Designed by Crystal Sensations, the people who created Canada’s Juno award, this unique piece will remain the same for years to come, establishing recognition as the highest arts award available in our city.

“It is with great pleasure and pride that we have accepted the responsibility to create and manufacture the Mississauga Arts Council MARTYS Award” – Jerome Bacchus, Vice President of Crystal Sensations 

“We’re excited about this year’s new award, honouring the Festival of the Year, as judged by the Mississauga News. It’s especially timely as Mississauga has just won the award for being the best festival city in Ontario!” – Ron Duquette, Producer of the MARTYS

For the last two years the Mississauga Convention Centre has graciously hosted the MARTYS providing an elegant venue, delicious food and exceptional service. Red carpet reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.

We have an amazing line-up of entertainers including previous MARTY winners like David O’Hearn’s pop rock band, Time Trip, sweet jazz stylist Arlene Paculan, young opera star Anna Wojcik and award winning dancers and instrumentalists to entertain along with a special surprise guest!

“We hope you join the popular movement to recognize excellence in the arts and help turn Mississauga into a creative city.” – Mike Douglas, Executive Director of MAC

MARTYS Tickets can be purchased at the office, online at www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/martys or by calling 905-615-4278. Ticket prices are $75 for members, $90 for non-members and $700 for a table of 10. Please note: tickets will not be sold at the door.

Countdown to AGM Annual Fine Art Auction, Thursday, April 27

The Big Night is fast approaching! The Art Gallery of Mississauga is thrilled to have the generous support of Lead Sponsor Square One for the 14th Annual Fine Art Auction on Thursday, April 27.
Here’s Greg Taylor, General Manager, Square One speaking about the upcoming art auction and the continuing partnership between Square One and the AGM, which has grown the Gallery’s audience through the presentation of dynamic contemporary art exhibitions and programming that engages the local community and beyond.

Do you have your tickets?
AUCTION PREVIEW
Public Preview Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 6 – 8 PM @ AGM
All artworks can be viewed in person during the public preview weekend at the gallery from Friday, April 21 – Monday, April 24 during regular gallery hours.
JOIN US FOR AUCTION NIGHT!
C Banquets, 12th Floor, Mississauga Civic Centre,300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Doors Open at 6:30 PM for Cocktail Hour + Live Entertainment | Live Auction at 8 PM!
Tickets: $75. Phone: 905-896-5088 or via artgalleryofmississauga.com
The Art Gallery of Mississauga Annual Fine Art Auction is a spectacular, not-to-be-missed art event in Mississauga, featuring a curated selection of original artworks by emerging and established regional and national artists.This stellar fundraising event offers a fantastic line-up of auction artworks, cocktail hour and live entertainment, with Stephen Ranger as our dynamic auctioneer again this year!
To mark our 30th Anniversary, we are also offering a selection of special Limited Edition pieces by Canadian artists who have had exhibitions at the AGM over the years. As the AGM’s primary fundraiser, the Annual Fine Art Auction is the Gallery’s biggest event of the year with all proceeds supporting award-winning exhibitions and innovative programs, all with free admission.
WITH ARTWORKS BY:
Diyan Achjadi, Peter Adams, Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka, Jaime Angelopoulos, Kotama Bouabane, Gil Caldwell, Patrick Cruz, Karen Darling, Jason Deary, Bonnie Devine, Soheila Esfahani, Fausta Facciponte, Heather Grindley, J.C. Heywood, Robin Hollingdrake, Warren Hoyano, HyunRyoung Kim, Lila Lewis Irving, Erin Loree, Kristie MacDonald, Charles Pachter, Ed Pien, Ester Pugliese, Claire Scherzinger, Margaret Stawicki, Tamara Thompson, Paul Tom, Youngo Verma, Chih-Chien Wang, Leszek Wyczolkowski, Lynn Wyczolkowski

Check out available works in our 

30TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION ARTISTS
Libby Hague | Panchal Mansaram | Andrew McPhail | Howard Podeswa
“It continues to be our mandate to bring unexpected and culturally relevant experiences to Square One,” says Square One Shopping Centre General Manager Greg Taylor. “With the Art Gallery of Mississauga, we have been able to showcase artwork from many engaging voices of the art world, and unveil exhibitions that enhance our guests’ shopping experience while exposing them to the work of national and international world-class artists. We are proud to be their partners, thrilled to be a lead sponsor of their upcoming Annual Fine Art Auction, and excited to celebrate their impressive 30-year history of bringing arts and culture to Square One and the wider community.”
– Greg Taylor, General Manager, Square One Shopping Centre
“Happy Birthday AGM! 30 years strong and building! For the past 14 years, the AGM has proudly offered the only high-level fine art auction experience in the Mississauga area, with a mission to bring together artists and people who love art.

The AGM’s Auction offers a diverse selection of contemporary art and celebrates the institution’s 30th year of award-winning and critically acclaimed exhibitions by both emerging and established artists. With the generous support of our Lead Sponsor Square One Shopping Centre, the AGM is expanding its audiences and engaging our community in new and innovative ways. The auction presents a great snapshot of Canadian art and reflects many of the incredible artists who have exhibited with the AGM during its past 30 years. I invite you all to come and fall in love and ensure that all of these incredible works of art go to new collections in support of the AGM’s powerful curatorial and educational programmes.”

– Mandy Salter, Director/Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga

 

Celebrate and Support 30 Years of Art at the Art Gallery of Mississauga Annual Fine Art Auction on April 27!

The Art Gallery of Mississauga Annual Fine Art Auction is the not-to-be-missed art event in Mississauga, featuring a curated selection of original artworks by iconic and up-and-coming regional and national artists. Once again, with the generous support of Lead Sponsor Square One Shopping Centre, the AGM is thrilled to host a stellar fundraising event at C Banquets on the 12th Floor of the Mississauga Civic Centre, offering a fantastic line-up of auction artworks, cocktail hour and live entertainment with Stephen Ranger, Vice President Business Development at Waddington’s as our dynamic auctioneer! We’re also celebrating the AGM’s 30th anniversary, which makes this event even more spectacular!
To mark our 30th Anniversary, we are offering a selection of Limited Edition pieces by Canadian artists who have had exhibitions at the AGM over the years. The Annual Fine Art Auction is the biggest event of the year for the AGM and also its primary fundraiser, in support of nationally recognized exhibitions and innovative programs, all with free admission at Mississauga’s public gallery. Get your tickets!
WITH ARTWORKS BY:
Diyan Achjadi, Peter Adams, Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka, Jaime Angelopoulos, Kotama Bouabane, Gil Caldwell, Patrick Cruz, Karen Darling, Jason Deary, Bonnie Devine, Soheila Esfahani, Fausta Facciponte, Heather Grindley, J.C. Heywood, Robin Hollingdrake, Warren Hoyano, HyunRyoung Kim, Lila Lewis Irving, Erin Loree, Kristie MacDonald, Charles Pachter, Ed Pien, Ester Pugliese, Claire Scherzinger, Margaret Stawicki, Tamara Thompson, Paul Tom, Youngo Verma, Chih-Chien Wang, Leszek Wyczolkowski, Lynn Wyczolkowski
Check out available works in our  ONLINE GALLERY!
30TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION ARTISTS
Libby Hague | Panchal Mansaram | Andrew McPhail | Howard Podeswa
AUCTION PREVIEW
Public Preview Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 6 – 8 PM @ AGM 
All artworks can be viewed in person during the public preview weekend at the gallery from Friday, April 21 – Monday, April 24 during regular gallery hours.
JOIN US FOR AUCTION NIGHT!
C Banquets, 12th Floor, Mississauga Civic Centre,300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Doors Open at 6:30 PM for Cocktail Hour + Live Entertainment | Live Auction at 8 PM! Tickets: $75. To purchase: 905-896-5088 or via artgalleryofmississauga.com

Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nomination deadline: Friday April 28, 2017, 5:00 pm 

The Living Arts Centre is now accepting nominations for the Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Awards. The awards are designed to support, foster and celebrate young talent in Mississauga. Each year, up to two $1000 awards will be presented to individuals in two age categories (ages 12-17 and 18-25) who have contributed to the growing art scene within the Mississauga and have begun to establish themselves and make an impact in their chosen field. Excellence in literary arts, media arts, performing arts and visual arts will be considered.

Ron Lenyk was a passionate devotee of the arts and advocate of youth. As CEO of the Living Arts Centre from 2011 until 2015, he was thrilled about introducing young people to the arts, supporting youth education and loved “to see the excitement on their faces. And to think one day they will be the performers and artists at the LAC. I relish the contribution they can make to the community.” In memory of Ron’s commitment to his community, generous spirit, and love of the arts, the Living Arts Centre has created the Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Awards.

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MAC Adds Music Connections with New Directors

The Mississauga Arts Council expanded their Board to accommodate 4 new Directors, adding distinctive talents to an already strong Board of Directors, led by President Brian Crombie. Grant Clark, Chair of the Nominating Committee introduced each newly elected Director and they are:

Demetrius Nath, a marketing and promotions professional working with music groups, helping them secure radio and video airplay and publicity. He is also the founder of Mississauga Music, a not-for-profit online platform, showcasing the best from Mississauga’s music community.

Marcelino DaCosta, also known as FrostFlow, a practitioner and advocate of Hip-Hop culture since 1998. Marcel is the founder of the world renowned GROUND ILLUSIONZ Hip-Hop Art Collective. He is also Program Coordinator for Unity Charity, a youth led Not-forProfit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging youth to “Express Your Stress, Develop Skills for Success” in program sites in Mississauga and Brampton.

Jeff Wesseling has been a professional musician and photographer for many years and owns a guitar pedal manufacturer that exports globally. His experience in publishing, marketing and website development makes Jeff a multi-faceted contributor to MAC.

Le Luong owns and operates a strategic planning and management consulting company and a relocation support services consultancy. Le brings additional experience in research, social media and database management to the MAC Board.

In a lively meeting, the overflow crowd was treated to dynamic presentations from Mississauga’s premier power couple; Mayor Bonnie Crombie and husband Brian Crombie, both made strong and different cases for the value and promise of investment in the arts in Mississauga.