From June 4th to 20th, 1987, the 2nd Story Gallery will be celebrating the start of their second year in their second location by holding the 2SG 2nd Story Silent Auction of diptychs (works made up of two parts of panels). The gallery will be exhibiting the work of more than a dozen of Calgary's most exciting emerging artists, including Mark Dicey, Kathryn Fodchuk, Kirsten Abrahamson, David Janzen, Colleen Kerr, and Nelson Henricks.
Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to bid on the works of their choice. At the end of each day, the highest bid on each work will be posted, enabling bidders to monitor the status of their bids and compete with others. Bidding will close at the end of a closing reception planned for Saturday night, June 20th.
The auction aims to benefit all: the artists who will gain exposure and revenue; the gallery, which will direct the proceeds towards its exhibitions; and the bidders, who will gain artworks to live with and treasure for years to come. The auction promises to be an exciting way to officially begin the summer.