Vancouver Art Gallery’s Art Auction 2021 Goes Virtual from June 1 to June 15  

Featuring artworks by Vikky Alexander, Dana Claxton, Landon Mackenzie, Cindy Sherman, Michael Lin, Howie Tsui, Jan Wade, and more

Featuring artworks by Vikky Alexander, Dana Claxton, Landon Mackenzie, Cindy Sherman, Michael Lin, Howie Tsui, Jan Wade, and more

May 12, 2021, Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce the Vancouver Art Gallery 2021 Art Auction | Spring Forward set to take place online starting June 1 to June 15, 2021.  As one of the Gallery’s most significant charitable events of the year, the auction will feature outstanding artworks by renowned local and international artists. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Gallery’s exhibition, education, and public programs.

The online auction is being hosted by Heffel Fine Art Auction House and through the tremendous generosity of local, national, and international artists, private collectors, and commercial galleries, 32 outstanding artworks have been donated to this major philanthropic event. Comprising a range of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and media works, the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Auction 2021 | Spring Forward offers you the opportunity to actively support the Vancouver Art Gallery in achieving its mission—with the added advantage of gaining a stellar artwork for your collection!

“We are grateful for the ongoing support of our communities during these very challenging times. Making art a part of our everyday lives offers a means to emerge from this crisis with creativity, hope, and purpose, shares Anthony Kiendl, Vancouver Art Gallery CEO and Gallery Director. “Participating in this crucial initiative expresses that optimism, and underscores art’s ability to make the world a better place. We encourage audiences to visit the Gallery and enjoy these amazing works of art.”

Bidding begins on June 1 and continues until June 15, 2021. To register for the auction, visit: . The works will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Fourth Floor and can be viewed with the purchase of admission during regular Gallery hours from May 28 until June 15,

May 28 to June 15 – In-person previews at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
June 1 to June 15 – Online auction, Heffel Fine Art (Link to go live on June 1)

In-person previews at the Vancouver Art Gallery during regular hours.
Online auction registration – CLICK HERE
For after-hours or private viewing, please contact Pantea Haghighi at

Featured artists are:
Vikky Alexander
Shuvinai Ashoona
Sonny Assu
Mike Bourscheid
Vanessa Brown
Hank Bull
Corey Bulpitt
Bobbie Burgers
Dana Claxton
Beau Dick
Gathie Falk
Antonia Hirsch
Hamidreza Jadid
Dorothy Knowles
Khan Lee
Lyse Lemieux
Michael Lin
Landon Mackenzie
Liz Magor
Jorge Mañes Rubio
Sanaz Mazinani
Andrea Pinheiro
Hamed Rashtian
Carol Sawyer
Kevin Schmidt
Cindy Sherman
Evann Siebens
Howie Tsui
Shengtian Zheng
Jan Wade
Elizabeth Zvonar

The Vancouver Art Gallery warmly thanks the artists as well as the following private galleries and collectors for their donations to the 2021 Spring Art Auction:
Catriona Jeffries
Monty James Cooper
Daniel Faria Gallery
Dorset Fine Arts
Equinox Gallery
Fazakas Gallery
Franc Gallery
Galerie Nosbaum Reding
Marion Scott Gallery
Metro Pictures
Patel Brown Gallery
Ron Francis Regan
Republic Gallery
Stephen Bulger Gallery
TrépanierBaer Gallery
Wil Aballe Art Projects

Supporting Sponsor:  AQUILINI
Presented in partnership with HEFFEL FINE ART AUCTION HOUSE