Wakina Gallery is hosting a silent auction of Indigenous art – on now until September 12

One of the stunning soapstone carvings by Dene Carver Anthony Antoine avaialble for sale at the Wakina Gallery Silent Auction on now until September 12.

(AJNews) – Wakina Gallery is hosting a special end of summer Silent Auction featuring local Indigenous artists, live now until September 12. Visit 32auctions.com/wakinagalleryauction to browse the beautiful soapstone carvings, paintings and illustrations that are available for sale.

Wakina Gallery represents a small group of emerging Indigenous artists. Proceeds from the auction will go to the artists, to help cover some of  their expenses that have accumulated over the past 18 months pandemic. It will enable them to create more art and share their talents.

Wakina Gallery is an online gallery that has partnered with Alberta Native News to promote the Indigenous artists that have been contributing to the newspaper – some for over 30 years.

In a move to promote reconciliation and Indigenous awareness, in 2018, Alberta Native News newspaper partnered with Wakina Gallery to make available original Indigenous art at wholesale prices that can be purchased as affordable and meaningful Appreciation Gifts.

The art is largely from the collection of original illustrations and carvings that have appeared in Alberta Native News over the past 30 years. The items are beautiful, original and hand crafted by emerging and established Indigenous artists. The prices are very affordable because Wakina Gallery is an online gallery so there are no hidden overhead costs.

Alberta Native News has been the premiere newspaper for Indigenous people across the province for 36 years – providing in-depth news and feature articles to urban and rural First Nations and Metis communities across the Prairies and throughout the North. The newspaper is particularly well known for its beautiful monthly cover images by acclaimed artists such as Alex Janvier, Jane Ash Poitras, Daphne Ojdig, Aaron Paquette, Maxine Noel and countless others spanning the life of the newspaper.

In addition to the cover images, each edition also includes stunning pen and ink illustrations by emerging Indigenous artists from Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 Territories. It is these original illustrations – some in colour and others in gray scale and black and white – that are available, in addition to breath-taking soap stone carvings hand crafted by Dene carver Anthony Antoine.

To view a selection of the carvings and illustrations that are available for sale, please visit wakinagallery.com and be advised that we have many more pieces that have not yet been posted. Purchases can be made through the website and viewings and purchases can also be arranged by appointment at the gallery by contacting Dan at (780) 237-1556 or wakinagallery@gmail.com.

Meanwhile enjoy the special prices at the Wakina Gallery Silent Auction until September 12.


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