SNAP 2016 A Photographic Art Fundraiser for ACT@Reference Library(Thurs.,March31st,2016)
SNAP!, presented by TD, is one of Toronto’s most exciting annual auction of contemporary photography, held in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). Featuring both a live auction and silent auction, SNAP! took place Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street) with Dragons Den+Joe Fresh Joe Mimran as Honorary Chair.
SNAP! was an evening of photography featuring established and emerging artists. For attendees, SNAP! provided an opportunity to purchase from a curated selection of works from local, national and global artists. The live auction collection pieces were valued between $300 and $6,000.
Now in its 15th year, this event has raised much-needed funds while highlighting photographic works on a variety of subjects. Artists featured this year include west coast-based Angela Grossman whose current work addresses the role performance plays in gender identity in a postmodern world, and Patryk Stasieczek whose new work focuses on the physical investigation of movement, surface, and light within the limitation of a darkroom.
Artists also include NYC-based student Ryan Duffin and well-established local artist Kelly McCray. Ryan’s SNAP! piece studies the human form as a beautiful object, while Kelly’s piece demonstrates raw human emotion.
All funds raised at SNAP! help support ACT’s programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception in 2002, SNAP! has raised over $2.5 million to help gay men, women and young people to increase their knowledge, skills and resilience, and reduce HIV transmissions in Toronto.
The generous sponsors and supporters who help make the event possible, including presenting sponsor were: TD Bank Group, Henry of Pelham Family Estate, Dimensions Custom Framing, Toronto Image Works, Akasha Art Projects, Colourgenics Fine Art Imaging, and many others. We look forward to the 2017 edition of SNAP.
We like to thank Kay Tse of Pennant Media Group for the invitation to this event.