Art with Heart report: Over $750K raised for Casey House! Photo gallery of attendees now online 
Art with Heart for Casey House

Art with Heart 2012: 

Another fabulous auction & party!

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AwH Photos
...and SOLD!  Music to the ears for the lucky bidders at last week's Art with Heart who managed to outbid the more than 800 other guests at the Carlu, collectively raising more than $750,000 for a tremendous cause

Now in its 19th year, Art with Heart has raised more than $5 million for Casey House programs that include specialized HIV/AIDS home nursing care and support, in-patient services like nutrition support, therapeutic massage and recreation therapy, and outreach clinics for some of our city's most marginalized people living with HIV/AIDS.

This year, the efforts of the Curatorial Committee offered up a collection that was the most critically significant to date. Works can still be viewed at  

As ever, food was a high point as Daniel et Daniel offered up another inspired and sumptuous menu at food stations throughout the Carlu. Guests enjoyed a mid-auction treat of warm Oreos and lemon beignets and significant portions of sriracha noodles were served in Chinese take-out boxes directly to bidders in their seats.

Throughout the evening, prices doubled and even tripled that of the estimated catalogue values. Several times, guests were brought to their feet in applause. A landscape by Kym Greeley was matched by TD Bank Group, raising more than four times the estimated catalogue value. A stunning photo by Greg Girard was matched by Rogers Communications and raised triple the estimate for Casey House. And for a third year in a row, attendees held their collective breath as bids climbed higher and higher for a work by Charles Bierk, erupting in cheers when it went for four times the estimate!

Bidders losing out on their favourite piece shouldn't stay disappointed for long, as they can still go online to purchase this year’s June Callwood Artist's Multiple, "Friends/Friends" by Paul Butler, sponsored by Barrick Gold.
Kent Monkman
Another feature of this year’s event was the Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition, "Modern Love" by Kent Monkman, sponsored by Urbacon. Created by this world-renowned and highly sought-after artist specifically for Art with Heart, this edition of 25 giclée prints on canvas with hand-painted detail was sold out online in a record 48 hours. The editions were hung in sequence together for their one and only public viewing before each went home with its happy owner.

Don't miss the 20th Anniversary installment of Art with Heart in October 2013! Next year's date will be announced in June - stay tuned to for news.
Also be sure to keep this date saved on your calendar: March 23, 2013. That's when co-chairs and design superstars Raymond Girard, Tommy Smythe and Arren Williams will host SnowBall at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, paying special tribute to the 25th anniversary of Casey House. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to see Maple Leaf Gardens transformed into a party palace! Stay tuned to for the big reveal.

Please take a moment to complete our online event survey. You'll help us to improve next year's event, and you could win 2 tickets to our next Dinner by Design!

Door Prize

And the door prize winner is...
SANDRA CRUICKSHANKS - Congratulations!

Artist's Multiple
June Callwood Artist's Multiple
Sponsored by Barrick

Paul Butler
Friends/Friends, 2012

Price: $150
c-print on vinyl, mounted on plexi
12" x 14"
Limited edition of 100
Courtesy of: Jessica Bradley Art + Projects
Donated by: the artist
Exclusive to Art with Heart 2012
Limited Edition
Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition
Sponsored by Urbacon

Kent Monkman
Modern Love, 2012

Price $2,000 (SOLD OUT)
giclée print on canvas, with hand-painted detail
18″ x 22″
Limited edition of 25
Courtesy of: Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
Donated by: the artist
Exclusive to Art with Heart 2012

Voices of Hope
Casey House's
Voices of Hope
World AIDS Day concert
Saturday, December 1
4 pm
Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen St E.
Hosted by Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes)
Suggested donation $20
Stay tuned for news about this year's amazing performer lineup!

Casey House
Casey House is a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital with community programming including home care and outreach programs.Our commitment is to provide compassionate health care to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with our communities.


Always a highlight of the Canadian contemporary art scene, for 19 years Art with Heart has united the best of Toronto’s art aficionados, philanthropists, individuals and corporate supporters for an exciting and exclusive auction of art, in support of vital Casey House programs and services. View 2012 collection online - Stay tuned for next year's auction date

Patrons' Circle
Find out more about becoming a member of the Art with Heart Patrons' Circle, a unique opportunity to demonstrate your passion for Canadian contemporary art while supporting vital care for people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto. Contact Michael Cress by email or at 416-962-4040 ext. 236.


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