Are you holding onto a treasure?
Spaces still available at upcoming Antiques in the Attic
May 2, 2013 – Kelowna, BC: Spaces are still available! Learn the value of your art, antiques, and collectibles from the professionals. Join Anthony Westbridge, of Westbridge Fine Arts in Vancouver, and local art and antiques appraiser, Peter Blundell, for Antiques in the Attic on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Anthony Westbridge will give opinions on value of works of art, with the possible prospect of taking some pieces to Vancouver for inclusion in one of his live, online monthly auctions. Westbridge is available to assess art of all origins and mediums, but is particularly interested in oil paintings created by Canadian artists. An entire fifteen-minute session may be required to assess one work of art.
Referred to as one of Canada’s leading art experts, Anthony Westbridge is the publisher of Collector’s Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, and the Canadian Art Sales Index. Copies of the Westbridge books will be available for sale at the event.
Peter Blundell will be giving opinions on value of antiques, collectibles, and prints or
reproductions, with some exceptions. He cannot appraise jewellery, coins, stamps, guns,
and wristwatches. However, pocket watches and swords may be brought in. Individuals who wish to have large furniture pieces assessed are asked to bring in a portion of the piece, e.g., a drawer, along with a photograph, and the item’s measurements. Please note that items thought to be over four hundred years old cannot be assessed at this event.
Fifteen-minute evaluation sessions will be held throughout the two days, from 10 am to 5 pm. Each session allows for viewing of up to three items with Peter Blundell, or an original work of art with Anthony Westbridge. The cost for a session is $40.00 for Kelowna Art Gallery members, and $50.00 for non-members. Partial proceeds from this event will support the Kelowna Art Gallery’s educational programs and exhibitions.
To make an appointment, please call the Kelowna Art Gallery at 250-762-2226. Payment is
required at the time of booking to secure your space. Spectators at this free event are
welcome and encouraged to attend. Assessments are verbal opinions on value, and are not
suitable for insurance purposes.
The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street in the heart of the Cultural District
in downtown Kelowna. For hours of operation, or for more information about programming, current exhibitions, or special events, please visit www.kelownaartgallery.com.