Photorama 2011

Collectors Preview Thursday, December 1, 6 – 9 pm
Opening Reception Friday, December 2, 6 – 9 pm

Sale continues Saturday, December 3, Noon – 6 pm
Tuesday, December 6 – December 10, Noon – 6 pm

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Gallery TPW’s annual Photorama fundraising exhibition featuring over 90 artists exhibiting contemporary photography and lens-based work. Photorama has become one of the most successful seasonal art sales in the city, and this year’s selection will not disappoint. Photorama 2011 is open to the public from December 2 – December 10, 2011 with an exclusive Collectors Preview on December 1st, 6 – 9 pm.

Photorama features work by some of Canada’s most accomplished artists and promising young photographers. With most works priced below $600, Photorama offers seasoned collectors and first-time buyers alike the opportunity to buy limited edition photographs and artwork. Each sale from Photorama directly assists with the operations and programming at Gallery TPW, while also supporting local artists and culture in Toronto.

Highlights at Photorama 2011 include works by some of Canada’s most esteemed photographers such as Edward Burtynsky, Suzy Lake, Robyn Cumming, and a new piece by Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge.

On Thursday, December 1st, 6 – 9 pm Gallery TPW invites Collector Members to attend an exclusive Collectors Preview of Photorama 2011. Collector Members are given first opportunity to purchase art works before Photorama opens to the public. Collector Memberships can be purchased online for $75 at gallerytpw.ca/membership or by contacting the gallery at 416.645.1066. Photorama opens to the public on Friday, December 2nd, 26, 6 – 9 pm with an opening reception.

Photorama is Gallery TPW’s major annual fundraising event featuring artists selected by Gallery TPW’s Board of Directors. Photorama 2010 was the most successful year ever, with sales exceeding $57,000. Nearly $20,000 was paid out to artists in sale fees and $30,000 was raised in direct support of the gallery’s programming and operations. This year, Gallery TPW hopes to raise $35,000 towards the support of its innovative programming and community building events.

About Gallery TPW

Gallery TPW is an artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation and critical investigation of contemporary lens and screen-based art. Gallery TPW operates an exceptional exhibition space located in the heart of Toronto’s West Queen West Art and Design District. The gallery’s programs address the vital role that images play in contemporary culture and explore the exchange between photography, new technologies and time-based media. Gallery TPW facilitates critical discourse through its exhibitions, screenings, live events, public discussions and commissioned critical writings.

Dates

December 2 – 10
Collectors Preview:
Thursday, December 1st, 6 – 9 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2nd, 6 – 9 pm
Sale continues: Saturday, December 3, Noon – 6 pm
Tuesday December 6 – December 10, Noon – 6 pm

Admission to Photorama is FREE.

Artists

The Photorama 2011 line-up includes: Abbas Akhaven, Sara Angelucci, Marvin Antonio, Jeremy Bailey, Lorna Bauer, Nadia Belerique, Jaret Belliveau, Cecilia Berkovic, Jesse Boles, Kotama Bouabane, Robert Burley, Jack Burman, Edward Burtynsky, Jamie Campbell, Robert Canali, Colin Carney, Maryanne Casasanta, Ulysses Castellanos, Jennifer Cherniack, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Lyndsey Cope, Robyn Cumming, Chris Curreri, Nathan Cyprys, Erika DeFreitas, Katyuska Doleatto, Eshrat Erfanian, Bill Finger, Tori Foster and Jesse Colin Jackson, Elle Flanders, David Frankovich, Kathryn Gaitens, Daniel Garcia, Eldon Garnet, Malke Greene, Colwyn Griffith, Clara Gutsche, Toni Hafkenscheid, Gary Hall, Hudson Hayden, Osheen Harruthoonyan, Chris Ironside, Patrick Jenkins, Jean-Paul Kelly, Dave Kemp, Peter Kingstone & Linda Duvall, Alex Kisilevich, Tania Kitchell, Brendan George Ko, Suzy Lake, Joe Lepiano, Nina Levitt, Derek Liddington, Elaine Ling, Sue Lloyd, Jennifer Long, Marc Losier, Kelly Lycan, Morris Lum, Annie MacDonell, Rob MacInnis, Virginia Mak, Sabrina Maltese, Dyan Marie, Hugh Martin, Jon McCurley, Robyn McCallum, Lucas Mulder, Jenn Murphy, Michelle O’Byrne, Susy Oliveira, Lindsay Page, Ryan Park, Frances Patella, Mark Peckmezian, Liss Platt, Zeesy Powers, Geoffrey Pugen, Darren Rigo, Mitch Robertson, Clare Samuel, Susan Schelle, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Chris Shepherd, Meera Margaret Singh, Sharon Switzer, Aislinn Thomas, Diana Thorneycroft, David Trautrimas, Carolyn Tripp, Lizzie Vickery, Lisa Visser, Chris Wahl, Ellyn Walker, Garett Walker, Meichen Waxer, Pamela Williams, Matthew Williamson, Elise Windsor, Ross Winter, Andrew Wright, Tek Yang and many more.

Gallery TPW graciously acknowledges the sponsors of Photorama 2011: Circuit Gallery, BlogTO, NOW Magazine, Onestop Media, Magenta Foundation, Kronenbourg 1664, The Department, Union Restaurant, Dufflet, Diamond Wines and De Sousa Wine Cellars.

Media Contact: Gary Hall
416-645-1066 / photorama@gallerytpw.ca

* Please note that not all submitted work is available to be seen online. The aforementioned list includes all artists that are participating in Photorama 2011 and is updated regularly.

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