Arts Umbrella students Beatrice Larrivee and Caitlyn Danchuk.

Arts Umbrella students Beatrice Larrivee and Caitlyn Danchuk.

Lucille Pacey, Arts Umbrella president and CEO; and Nina Cassils, Arts Umbrella board member.

Lucille Pacey, Arts Umbrella president and CEO; and Nina Cassils, Arts Umbrella board member.

Splash artist Athena Bax; and Fiona Forbes, Shaw TV <em>The Rush</em> host.

Splash artist Athena Bax; and Fiona Forbes, Shaw TV The Rush host.

Sal Ferraras, provost and VP academic at Kwantlen Polytechnic, and Arts Umbrella board member; and Janet Miller, Canadian Tourism Commission director of communications.

Sal Ferraras, provost and VP academic at Kwantlen Polytechnic, and Arts Umbrella board member; and Janet Miller, Canadian Tourism Commission director of communications.

Paul Moniz, Arts Umbrella artistic director of theatre and music, joins his students, Sydney Marino, Ian Del Rio, Calista Lawrence and Darragh Lysaght-Gordon.

Paul Moniz, Arts Umbrella artistic director of theatre and music, joins his students, Sydney Marino, Ian Del Rio, Calista Lawrence and Darragh Lysaght-Gordon.

Johanna Wagstaffe, CBC meteorologist; Rick Cluff, CBC Early Edition host; Anne Penman, CBC BC Almanac producer; Cathy Hunt, CBC revenue manager; and Caroline Ewald, CBC communications.

Johanna Wagstaffe, CBC meteorologist; Rick Cluff, CBC Early Edition host; Anne Penman, CBC BC Almanac producer; Cathy Hunt, CBC revenue manager; and Caroline Ewald, CBC communications.

Amy Harada, artist; and Pat Bradley, Blackcomb Aviation vice-president of finance.

Amy Harada, artist; and Pat Bradley, Blackcomb Aviation vice-president of finance.

Kate Marshall, <em>Continuum</em> TV series set decorator; and Nicole Harvie, <em>Hello</em> magazine correspondent.

Kate Marshall, Continuum TV series set decorator; and Nicole Harvie, Hello magazine correspondent.

Artist Brian Howell and his artwork.

Artist Brian Howell and his artwork.

Michelle Rupp, leadership consulting; and Neil de Gelder, Stern Partners Inc. executive vice-president.

Michelle Rupp, leadership consulting; and Neil de Gelder, Stern Partners Inc. executive vice-president.

The live auction.

The live auction.

Matt Burr, Queen Charlotte Lodge guest services rep and professional fishing guide; and Richard James, RJD III Media Inc. president.

Matt Burr, Queen Charlotte Lodge guest services rep and professional fishing guide; and Richard James, RJD III Media Inc. president.

Kari Newshaw, Insight Design Group president; and Colin Wilson, Pan Pac Promotions principal.

Kari Newshaw, Insight Design Group president; and Colin Wilson, Pan Pac Promotions principal.

Hitesh Neb, FormWerks Architectural technologist; Kim Barnsley, FormWerks Architectural associate; and Michael Geller, Geller Group principal.

Hitesh Neb, FormWerks Architectural technologist; Kim Barnsley, FormWerks Architectural associate; and Michael Geller, Geller Group principal.

Splash: Arts Umbrella 31st Annual Art Auction & Gala
CBC Vancouver
October 19, 2013


Splash, Arts Umbrella's 31st annual gala, raised over $450,000, with more than 400 people in attendance at the CBC studios in Vancouver. Guests had the opportunity to bid on more than 100 works by artists from Vancouver and beyond at this high-profile charitable arts event.

The studios featured a diverse silent auction, as well as an astounding live auction. The room was packed with artists, donors, sponsors, Splash Luminaries and friends of Arts Umbrella. The top three art pieces were by Ross Penhall, Gordon Smith and Bobbie Burgers, and half of the art auctioned sold for over value.