Michael Lee, Arts Umbrella board chair; and Lucille Pacey, Arts Umbrella president & CEO
Jennie Yee, project manager; Robert McElroy, business transformation; Ernest Yee, Arts Umbrella board member/The Jack Webster Foundation co-chair; and Ling Chu, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. regional manager
Patrick Almeida, Audi Downtown Vancouver GM; and Kellyn Violot, Audi Downtown service advisor
Aleksander Kostic, SDAC Systems Inc. director/founder; and Mila Kostic, art consultant
Chantal Shah, Audain Foundation executive director; Lesley Kim, strategy analyst; Lynn Zanatta, Global Civic Policy Society project manager; and Sam Sullivan, Vancouver False Creek MLA
Don Yeomans, renowned Haida artist with his artwork up for auction; and guest chef John Bishop, Bishop’s restaurant owner
Cathy Brown, Traction on Demand program manager; Jill Price, Arts Umbrella vice-chair; Lisa Hudson, B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation board member; and Catherine Barr, West Vancouver Magazine/North Vancouver Magazine publisher
Bob Wooder, Blakes partner; Dan Jacques, Headwater Equity Partners managing partner; and Sean Boyle, Blakes partner
Ariane Colenbrander, Vancouverscape.com founder; and Heather Deal, Vancouver city councillor
Participating artist Athena Bax beside her artwork which sold for $4,250 in the auction
Splash supporters Veronica Bailey; Christie King; and Janelle Washington
Splash—Arts Umbrella’s Annual Art Auction & Gala 2015
Performance Works, Granville Island
October 17, 2015
More than 500 guests attended the 33rd annual Splash gala presented by Blakes at Performance Works on Granville Island which raised $300,000 to provide accessible art education for young people all over Greater Vancouver. Arts Umbrella students performed for guests as they walked the red carpet outside and followed with a dance performance before the auction. Jeff Merrick, Blakes partner and Michael Lee, Arts Umbrella board chair, welcomed the guests, and CBC news personality Miyoung Lee emceed the gala.
Silent auction items were on display as well as 100 art pieces that went up for live auction at the end of the evening. The raffle prize showcase was a $5,000 gift certificate for Maison Birks. Culinary Capers Catering along with guest chef John Bishop provided a wide selection of delectable food throughout the evening.
Arts Umbrella's Splash helps more than 21,000 local kids take part in high-quality arts programming each year, providing free programs for thousands of children in underserved neighbourhoods. Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of Metro Vancouver's philanthropic community and has raised more than $5 million over 33 years.