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Art Auction Preview

September 14, 06:00pm - 09:00pm

Art Auction Preview

September 14 | 6 to 9 PM 
$75 (Includes champagne reception, Conversation About Collecting Contemporary Art with Calgary based Art Collectors Dell & Lauren Pohlman, an early look at Art Auctionitems with a chance to place reserve bids.)


SAAG’s 26thannual Art Auction continues to highlight the philanthropic spirit of our Southern Alberta community. With a few new and exciting additions to this year’s event, you’re sure to be impressed with a night of sultry jazz, delicious food, exceptional martini’s and specialty drinks, and a chance to add a piece of amazing, one-of-a-kind art to your collection – all in support of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. This year features an enticing array of eclectic and thought-provoking pieces donated from artists all over the world, as well as unique items and experiences generously donated by local businesses and individuals throughout Southern Alberta.


All the proceeds raised at the Art Auctionwill support our Live Art. Love SAAG. campaign – a three-year, $1 million fundraising initiative. 


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About Dell Pohlman and Lauren Raymore Pohlman:


Dell Pohlman and Lauren Raymore Pohlman, a geologist and social worker, are passionate Calgary collectors of contemporary Canadian art who  enjoy the company of artists and the art world they inhabit.

They have been collecting for over 30 years, and although they started slowly and cautiously, the last 10 years have been a little more frenetic.

There is a concentration on conceptual work with a growing interest in video work. Some of the artists with significant holdings in the collection are Greg Curnoe, Lynne Cohen, Micah Lexier, Kelly Mark, Gerald Ferguson, Liz Magor and Chris Cran.

Although their walls are full, they continue to acquire new pieces and rotate the collection as much as possible. Lauren however, would appreciate it if Dell could find better locations for his growing collection of art books as well, rather than leaving them randomly scattered throughout the house and cars.


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