The Collectors Circle Auction in Support of Baycrest

By: Yvonne Monestier

Waddington’s is proud to partner with Baycrest Foundation.

Art and philanthropy are central to Waddington’s business philosophy. With over 60 years of partnership experience with numerous philanthropic organizations and initiatives; supporting our community has never been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every single corner of the world and majorly affects the most vulnerable segments of the population, especially the elderly.

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As 2020 draws to a close, we’re proud to partner with Baycrest Foundation to present The Collectors Circle Auction online from November 28 to December 6. Proceeds from the auction will raise urgently needed funds to help safeguard seniors and strengthen programs offered by Baycrest to reduce social isolation and enhance lives.

Involvement in the arts has been proven to improve mood, reduce social isolation and contribute to overall well-being. Research indicates that people who are physically active, cognitively stimulated and relatively free of anxiety might reduce their risk of dementia. With this in mind, The Collectors Circle Auction is thereby driven by the healing power of art.

ABOUT BAYCREST FOUNDATION

Baycrest is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. Baycrest has remained at the forefront of the fight to defeat dementia as the organization works to create a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment.

These aspirations for Baycrest’s own patients and residents are enabled by therapeutic recreationists and their Department of Culture and Arts, which play a crucial role in supporting a holistic view of health and well-being that embraces spirituality, innovation and the arts.

ABOUT THE COLLECTORS CIRCLE

In these times of increased isolation, it is even more imperative for Baycrest to offer the life enhancing stimulation provided by their arts programming. This very notion inspired the creation of The Collectors Circle, supporting and protecting seniors in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Highlights of the auction include Inuit and Indigenous art from Gallery Gevik, Chanel & Yves Saint Laurent fashion items from Canadian online luxury website vintagecouture.com, classic Canadian art from Miriam Shiell Fine Art, contemporary abstracts from Gina Godfrey Gallery, international icons from Nikola Rukaj Gallery as well as other exciting works from Beverley Abramson, Ian Leventhal, Pearl Litwin, Maureen McNeil, Samara Shuter and Peter Triantos. View the auction gallery.

Virtual Art Sale

In addition to the online auction, Baycrest is also hosting a virtual art sale with the option to purchase artwork directly. With an estimated $3 million in value, the sale is a curated selection of paintings, photography and sculptures from some of Toronto’s pre-eminent galleries and artists. The virtual art sale is being offered November 16 to December 4. To shop the virtual art sale click here.

Proceeds from the sale of all of the lots offered in The Collectors Circle auction as well as virtual art sale will benefit Baycrest’s Safeguarding our Seniors (SOS) campaign.

Baycrest and Waddington’s understands that during these difficult times, not everyone is in a position to offer financial support and donate to various fundraising efforts. Another way to offer support is to share this messaging with your networks to help raise awareness about The Collectors Circle and Baycrest’s programming initiatives.

HOW TO BROWSE & BID

Bidding for The Collectors Circle Auction opens November 28 at 9 am ET and closes the evening of December 6 at 5 pm ET.

Please register to bid at onlineauctions.waddingtons.ca.In advance of bidding, be sure to read the specific Terms and Conditions of this auction.

To view the entire auction, we invite you to visit the virtual gallery to preview artwork and luxury fashions that have been very generously donated by galleries, collectors and well-known artists in the community.

Please note: all catalogue information and photographs for the lots featured in this auction have been provided by Baycrest.

Contact Information

Should you have any further questions or require additional details please contact Ian Leventhal at [email protected] or (416) 629–4388. 


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