Art by Architects (AxA) Silent Auction and Exhibition Opening
September 22, 2015
On September 17, the Metro Vancouver Chapter of the RAIC held its inaugural Art by Architects/arch-kid-ecture fundraiser, an art exhibition and silent auction held at the AIBC Gallery. With 138 works of original art graciously donated by the architecture and design community, half were auctioned off over the course of the evening, with the remainder for sale during the two month run of the show (bidders were asked to hold off taking their art home until November 5).
With partial proceeds going to Architecture for Kids, an incentive of the Marion and Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver to promote the study of architecture in K-12 school curriculum, the evening’s event was attended by 100+ curious members from the local architecture community, many of whom left with original art created by many local architects, designers, and interns, even including one original piece created for the event by RAIC Fellow and award winning architect Richard Henriquez (all artwork had been displayed anonymously for the competition).
For full details and the list of winners, visit the RAIC website.