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General News · 12th November 2012
Christine Robinson
Twenty-six inspired and generous artists have created and donated 26 amazing art pieces for the Children’s Forest. Amongst the artists are several of our own beloved artists from Cortes.

The Artist’s Journey Art Auction will take place in Saltspring’s ArtSpring’s gallery space. It will be officially opened on Friday afternoon, November 23 at 3:00 p.m by Ann Mortifee, honourary director of the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society. The public is invited to join Ann Mortifee and husband Paul Horn for afternoon tea in the gallery while viewing the artwork.

Later in the day, Ann Mortifee will speak at 7:00 p.m. in the gallery on her venture into the Trust for Sustainable Forestry and the children of Cortes will end the evening by announcing the auction winners at 9:00 p.m. Artists of all disciplines have contributed to the auction, making for an exceptionally interesting and eclectic collection of artwork.

Artwork has been posted on line for public viewing two weeks prior to the Artspring event.


To place a sealed bid, e-mail to (put ‘ART AUCTION’ in subject line, please). E-mail bids will be accepted until 9:00 am, Nov. 23, 2012.

Sealed bids in person will be accepted 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Nov, 23 at Saltspring’s Artspring Center.

Imagine… a forest in trust to the children!!