10th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 6-9pm

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (639 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 2G3)

The Bill Reid Gallery is commemorating its 10th Anniversary this June as the only public gallery dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast art.

This celebratory evening will bring together the artists, donors, and community supporters who have made it possible for us to honour the legacy of Bill Reid, and present exhibitions of Indigenous art that reveal the diverse cultures of the Northwest Coast.  

Hosted by CBC Early Edition's Stephen Quinn

Photo courtesy of CBC Vancouver

Gala Highlights Include:

Live performance by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
Live auction led by Man About Town, Fred Lee
Sparkling cocktail reception
Multi-course Northwest Coast themed gourmet dinner
Silent & live auction of exceptional Northwest Coast art and experiences 


 Raven Panel 

Rande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw), Red Cedar & Acrylic, 36" diameter

Chief Rande Cook’s carved cedar panel expresses his expanded creativity from travels abroad/ He pushes himself in all his mediums looking for perfection in every cut. Rande is also known for his traditional dancing, singing and creations at Potlatches. He states: “We don’t just create anything culturally for our families, everything comes from a story, from our beginnings. Our art is a part of our history and DNA, and we can only draw from our origin stories … it leads into a long deep story of who we are.”

Value: $7,000                                       

Donated by: Douglas Reynolds Gallery 

 Royal Weekend Visit

Your royal weekend for two begins with a scenic Helijet flight followed by two nights at the Fairmont Empress located at Victoria Harbour. Start your morning with a private tour of the Royal BC Museum and visit the Robert Bateman Centre followed by afternoon tea and scones at the Empress, a quintessentially Victoria experience. The perfect weekend to gift or enjoy yourself!

Special notes:  valid until June 30, 2019, with blackout dates for hotel reservation of Fri/Sat in July/August & Dec 24-26 & 31, 2018

Value: $2,400  

Donated by: 



Royal BC Museum & Royal Bateman Centre

 Rennie Museum and Sunday Brunch

The Rennie Museum’s doors will open on a Sunday for a private tour for ten of their newest exhibition. The works of Kerry James Marshall, one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2017, await you and your guests. Culminate your tour experience with the seldom seen views of Vancouver from the rooftop sculpture garden. Après-tour, take home a complete set of exhibition catalogues signed by Bob Rennie and enjoy brunch in Yew's private wine room at The Four Seasons Hotel. It is sure to be an afternoon to remember.

Special Note: Special notes: Valid July 3 to September 15, 2018. Guest list to be confirmed in advance, minimum 3 week notice required.

Value:  $1,500             

Donated by: 

 Raindrop Panel

Corey Bulpitt (Haida), Sand-carved glass, 16" x 24 1/2" x 5"

This sand-carved glass panel depicts a drop of rain as it hits a body of water. The foreground of the image makes use of formline, the essential component of Northern Northwest Coast design. Looking beyond the formline, we see the ripple effect of the raindrop as it falls from the sky and hits the water. While at first thought, water is an abundant resource, for much of the developed world, including many who live on reserve in Canada, this most basic and necessary of resources is contaminated, or at risk of being so.

Value: $3,400

Donated by: the artist

 Taku Resort Fishing Weekend


Spend three relaxing nights at Taku Resort on Quadra Island in their Deluxe Beach House two bedroom suite for four people. Just steps away from the shoreline with an expansive view of Drew Harbour, Discovery islands and the coastal mountain range beyond. During your stay you and your friends will enjoy a 6 hours fishing trip. You will also enjoy one catered dinner to be served in your suite.

Special Note: Expires June 2021, the fishing must take place during the three night accommodation and is based on availability and permitting weather.

Value: $2,900  

Donated by:

 Feather Sculpture

Luke Marston (Coast Salish), Red Cedar with Yellow Cedar Base,

22” H x 6” W


The feather represents a loon which are known for their haunting voice and are respected for their knowledge of the sky, sea and forest worlds. The circle, crescent and trigon are elements that were traditionally used together in Salish artistic compositions.

Value: $3,000                     

Donated by: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver


Big Bottle of Fine Wine, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

An exclusive 3 L Double Magnum bottle of 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon courtesy of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Intense aromas of cassis, dried herbs, dried sage, tobacco, cedar and black plum with some subtle but complex floral notes.

Value: Whatever your palate demands!       

Donated by: 

 Dinner & Tour at the Bill Reid Gallery for 8

Celebrate a special anniversary at the Bill Reid Gallery with a luxurious evening of food and wine for you and 7 guests. Enjoy after-hours access and a tour of the newly renovated space. Chef Dino Renaerts and Nessa Van Bergen of Bon Vivant Catering will treat you and your guests to canapés and bubbles followed by a three-course sit down dinner paired with BC wines.

 Special Notes: valid until September 2, 2019. Blackout dates may apply during the holiday season.

Value: $3,500                                       

Donated by: Bon Vivant Catering   &   Bill Reid Gallery

For more information about the 10th Anniversary Gala please contact Laurence Beauvais at lbeauvais@billreidgallery.ca


10th Anniversary Gala Presenting Sponsor

Vancity Credit Union


10th Anniversary Gala Media Sponsor


  10th Anniversary Gala Committee

Douglas Reynolds, Gala Chair | Fei Wong, Honorary Chair | Joanne Gassman | Jane Hungerford | Lisa Seed | Alexandra Montgomery | Beth Carter | Laurie Grant | Laurence Beauvais | Todd Tregilges 


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Help us continue to build bridges of mutual understanding through exhibitions and programs featuring Northwest Coast art and artists. Give the Gift of Experience to those who could not otherwise access the Bill Reid Gallery or participate in its programs.

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