Fundraising art auction now on for Kawartha Art Gallery

By Lindsay Advocate

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Kawartha Art Gallery, in partnership with Curated, presents an online fundraising auction of the works of Maurice E. Roberts, a collection gifted to the Gallery with the intention of raising funds for the care and conservation of the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.

Kawartha Art Gallery is a repository for two and three-dimensional art, holding the works of art in trust for the citizens of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Part of the Gallery’s mandate is to own, preserve and display a Permanent Collection with a primary focus on Canadian Art. The purpose of the Permanent Collection is to preserve, research and interpret works of art for the education and enjoyment of our community, actively developing and maintaining a historical reference through the collection of works.

The auction features a collection of paintings by Maurice E. Roberts, created between the years 1942 to 1965, as the artist travelled throughout Southern Ontario and Quebec. Maurice E. Roberts, 1888 – 1966, was born in Amherst Island Ontario and pursued a career in banking, spending many of his weekends and holidays exploring and painting the landscapes of Southern Ontario and Quebec. Despite having no formal art training the artist beautifully captured moments in time from communities such as Acton, Picton, Simcoe, Sutton, Beaverton, Brooklin and Maple, as well as scenes from Kingston, Orillia, Georgian Bay, Toronto and the Laurentians.

All the pieces are in excellent condition and have been professionally appraised. Each piece is signed and dated by the artist with many of the pieces in wooden frames.

Bidding is now open and closes on March 4th, 2021 at 7 p.m. View the paintings online and place bids on Curated’s website by clicking here.

The works are also available for viewing during the Gallery’s hours of Thursday to Saturday, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm starting February 25.

Click here for the Gallery’s COVID-19 protocols.

Winning bidders can pick up their paintings by appointment at Kawartha Art Gallery located on the second floor of The Lindsay Public Library at 190 Kent Street West in Lindsay. Contactless delivery is available if within delivery area.

For more information contact Susan Taylor, executive director of the Kawartha Art Gallery at .

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