12th Annual Garden Art Silent Auction in Support of Neilson Park Creative Centre

Top Quote Hand painted adult and children's chairs for auction at Sherway Gardens from June 1 - 17 in support of Neilson Park Creative Centre. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 16, 2012 - Visit Sherway Gardens' Twelfth Annual Garden Art Silent Auction for a chance to bid on an original piece of art! Local Canadian artists have transformed 30 folding White Pine Muskoka chairs and two children's chairs into original works of art in support of the Neilson Park Creative Centre. The chairs will be on display in Sherway Square during regular mall hours from Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 17. For more information call 416-621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.

    WHEN: Chairs are available for silent bidding during regular mall hours from Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 17

    WHERE: Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) in Sherway Square

    AUCTION ITEMS: White pine Muskoka chairs painted and decorated by local artists to be auctioned off by silent auction. (30 adult folding chairs that are easy to store and transport and two kids chairs)

    ARTISTS: Local artists include designers, painters, printmakers, quilters, handweavers, calligraphers, sculptors and cartoonists, instructors, artists running their own full-time studios, and representatives of many arts organizations.

    Adult Chairs
    Michael Arredondo Mississauga
    Victoria Marie Baez Etobicoke
    Jennifer Barolet Etobicoke
    Toni Caldarone Toronto
    Janet Devlin Port Credit
    Ashlee Elizabeth Etobicoke
    Lindsay Eve Etobicoke
    Kathleen Haushalter Etobicoke
    Jan Hawthorne Etobicoke
    Edna Hildebrandt Etobicoke
    Judy Huyer Etobicoke
    Bill Ireland Etobicoke
    Jeff Jones Port Credit
    Lucie Kirchknopf Toronto
    Marcela Maciel Mississauga
    Debra Macmillan Port Credit
    John Ming Mark Etobicoke
    Tracy Martin Etobicoke
    Mira Martinez Mississauga
    Cheryl Mount Oakville
    Trevor Mount Oakville
    Camille Muller Toronto
    Nancy Newman Toronto
    Lisa Nolan Mississauga
    Brian Pelley Etobicoke
    Judith Pelley Mississauga
    Marilyn Pike Toronto
    Niroshini Pillai Burlington
    Eva Roosman Toronto
    Margaret Stawicki Mississauga

    Children's Chair
    Helen McCusker Mississauga
    Paul McCusker Mississauga

    BIDDING: Silent bidding only. There will also be a "BUY IT NOW" feature - allowing customers to take the item off the bidding sheet by paying an asking price. ALL items will remain on display until Sunday, June 17. All successful bidders will be notified by phone on Monday, June 18. (The Bid Book is located at the entrance to the display at the south end of Sherway Square).

    Adult Chairs:
    Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $25) - BUY IT NOW OPTION $500
    Kids' Chairs:
    Bidding starts at $100 (increments of $25) BUY IT NOW OPTION $350

    CHARITY: ALL proceeds to Neilson Park Creative Centre

    INFORMATION: Call 416 621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca


    About Neilson Park Creative Centre:

    Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) is a great example of a partnership between the community and the City. As a non-profit corporation, NPCC generates approximately 80% of it's own operating revenue through membership fees, programming and fundraising. NPCC believes that this high profile fundraising project in conjunction with Cadillac Fairview helps provide much needed promotional support and fundraising that is essential to maintaining and developing growth for NPCC as a vibrant visual arts centre.

    Neilson Park Creative Centre is a creative arts facility built in Etobicoke in 1992 and operated in co-operation with the City of Toronto by a non-profit corporation. It is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors that includes representatives from the six Resident Groups and the community. The Centre is home to the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild, the
    Etobicoke Quilters Guild, Heritage Rugcrafters of Etobicoke, Humber Valley Art Club, The Etobicoke Art Group and the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto. The fully accessible facility provides a community focus for creative visual arts in west Toronto. Art programs for adults and children are offered throughout the year in the four studios, and the public are invited to visit the 2 public galleries. Information on the Centre's activities and hours of operation is available at
    416-622-5294 or www.neilsonparkcreativecentre.com

    About Sherway Gardens:

    Sherway Gardens is owned by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $19 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage nearly 49 million square feet of leasable space at 87 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 295,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, The LEGO Store, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.
    For further information contact:

    For additional information, and interview requests, please contact:
    Peter Ashworth / Ashley Lloyd ; Ashworth Associates; 416-603-6005
    peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Lisa Resnic; Senior Marketing Director; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext. 7020 lisa.resnic ( @ ) cadillacfairview dot com

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