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10th Annual AGH Art Sale

April 27 - 30

AGH Members Preview | Thursday, April 27, 4pm
Opening Reception | Thursday, April 27, 5-9pm


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Thursday, April 27: 5pm - 9pm
Friday, April 28: 11am - 9pm
Saturday, April 29: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday, April 30: 12pm - 5pm

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AGH Art Sale in 2017.  Over the years we have attracted an ever-growing community of art collectors and art lovers in Hamilton and beyond and raised the profile of a wide selection of local and regional artists working in many styles, mediums and price points. Organized by Gallery’s Art Rental + Sales program, the Art Sale has benefitted both artists and Gallery alike, supporting participating artists and raising much needed funds to support AGH programming. 

Participating Artists Include:

Amita Sen Gupta, Anita Thomas, Annette Kraft van Ermel, Ben Sellick, Bethany Harper Williams, Brant Slomovic, Brian Harris, Carolyn Dover, Cathy Farwell, Colleen Poitras, Charlene Serdan, Christine Breakell-Lee, Courtney Downman, Dan Shannon, Dawn Hackett Burns, Dionne Simpson, Doug Macbean, Elissa Barber, Eric Ranveau, Erica Hawkes, Floyd Elzinga, Frances Patella, Gabriella Collier, Gord Leverton, Ingrid Mayrhofer, James Kennedy, Jane Theodore, John Visser, Julia Mori, Julie Bessette, Kate Taylor, Katie Pretti, Katja van den Enden, Ken Jones, Kevin Viner, Kristy Blackwell, Lana Filippone, Laine Groeneweg, Laura Wood, Lee Munn, Elizabeth Lennie, Lora Moore-Kakaletris, Lori Ryerson, Louise Richardson, Lynne Schumacher, Marie-Josee Bergeron, Mark Kellett, Maureen O Connor, Meredith Bingham, Mike Bilyk, Nancy Anne McPhee, Nancy Benoy, Narelle Gibbs, Nick Chase, Nicole Allen, Norman Busse, Paul Elia, Paul-Émile Rioux, Peer Christiansen, Peter Adams, Rita Milton, Robert Ross, Russna Kaur, Sarah Hillock, Sophia Gao, Stephanie Vegh, Stephen Brookbank, Sylvie Adams, and Thomas Brasch.

Owning a work of art is affordable and easy. At the AGH we invite you to select the option that suits your budget:

  • Purchase a new work of art today and take it home with you
  • Select a work today and we’ll deliver the work to your home and have it professionally installed for you
  • Lease to own a work in 4 to 9 equal monthly payments
  • Rent* for a term and come back to replace with new works on a regular basis
  • Rent* for 3 months to make sure it’s the work you want and we’ll deduct the total rental fee from your purchase price.
*Membership to the Art Gallery of Hamilton is required to rent works of art.
  Purchased works are available without the requirement of membership.

For more information about AGH's Art Rental + Sales, please contact:

Sarah Beatty-Russell Senior Consultant, Retail and Art Rental + Sales
905-527-6610 ext. 224 | sarah@artgalleryofhamilton.com

AGH Art Rental + Sales promotes the work of contemporary Canadian artists, particularly those of the Golden Horseshoe area. Offering prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures and photography by both established and emerging talents, each work is selected by a panel of experts after a semi-annual call for entry.

Art Rental + Sales enable individuals and corporate clients to enjoy original works of art at an affordable cost. For potential buyers, the service is an opportunity to live with a work before committing to a final purchase. For corporate clients, Art Rental is a way to enhance the work environment while avoiding the outlay required for a purchase (rental fees are considered a tax-deductible expense; purchased Canadian art is also appreciable as a business expense). For the featured artists, AGH Art Rental + Sales act as an important showcase for their work. Contact us for more information.

The history behind AR+S
"Picture Rental", as the program was termed when it was established in 1955, was brought together by the AGH Women’s Auxiliary (now the Volunteer Committee) in the hopes of encouraging public interest in Canadian art, aiding both artists and the Gallery’s permanent collection with a source of income. The service was open only once per month and was run solely by a group of volunteers. ‘Picture Rental’ was a daring endeavour and the AGH was one of only five art museums to have such a service in North America, and the only one of its kind in Canada!

By the 1970s, the Art Rental service was open more frequently and hosted annual art sales called "The Hang-Ups", boasting such artists from the art rental collection as Harold Town, Jack Bush, Riopelle and Norval Morriseau, among others. The program’s initiative proved to be successful not only in introducing these now iconic Canadian artists to the general public, but also in making these works of art accessible to view, rent or purchase.

Today, the Art Rental + Sales, run in conjunction with the Shop at AGH, is a service open six days a week to the public and to corporate clients for the rental or sale of contemporary Canadian art work. The diverse collection features over 750 works by more than 200 artists and continues to grow with new talent, particularly from the local area. The Art Rental + Sales program returns over $150,000 annually to participating artists and in turn to the local artist community. With this, Art Rental + Sales remains true to its original goal of introducing and supporting our artists.



For more information,
please contact our
AR+S Senior Consultant,
Sarah Beatty-Russell

905-527-6610 x224