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Plug In ICA's 8th Annual Gala & Art Auction
Plug In ICA Executive Director, Jenifer Papararo.
Guests engaging with Khan Lee’s creation of abandoned materials from The Bay basement.
Guests posing for a photo at the 8th Annual Gala & Art Auction, themed “Strage Illusions”.
Khan Lee, our feature Gala performer, performing for guests at the 8th Annual Gala & Art Auction.
Zia Hameed and Sil Komlodi
An image featuring one of Khan Lee’s creations with abandoned materials found in the abandoned Bay basement.

Thank You • Plug In ICA’s 8th Annual Gala & Art Auction

On Saturday, October 27th, Plug In ICA hosted their 8th annual Gala & Art Auction & After Party, in the abandoned Bay basement for their second year in a row. The event brought together a vast network that continues to show their generous support for Plug In ICA’s holistic mandate to support all aspects of art-making by presenting, producing and circulating contemporary art through research, exhibitions, publications, education, outreach and advocacy.

Thank-you to all of the artists who generously donated works and experiences to our auction, we are honoured by your continued support of Plug In ICA’s mandate to support the contemporary arts in our community. Thank-you to Aston Coles • Bernie Miller • Bracken Hanuse Corlett • Brandan Doty • Bret Parenteau• Brian Hunter • Cliff Eyland • Craig Love • DIS • Ekene Maduka • Fabiola Carranza • Fallon Simard • BUSH gallery (Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Tania Willard, Peter Morin) • Guy Maddin • Hannah Doucet • Irene Bindi • Janelle Tougas • Jean-Paul Kelly • Kristiane Church • Ken Lum • Luther Konadu • Marcel Dzama • Mat Lacosse • Melissa General • Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber • Peter Morin • Przemek Pyszczek • Raven Chacon • Ryan Josey • Sarah Anne Johnson • Sarah Stewart • Skeena Reece • Walter Scott • Xaviera Simmons.

Thank you to our performers:

Thank-you to our feature performer, Khan Lee. Thank you to our entertainment for the evening, DJ’s: Kookum (Vancouver), DJ J. Jackson & DJ Super Shonek (Winnipeg) Thank-you to the Drag performances by local Queens: Pharaoh Moans, Prairie Sky and Satina Loren.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

▪️Host Bar Sponsors: Daniel Friedman and Rob Dalgliesh
▪️Champagne Sponsor: Tony Mitousis (CGM Engineering Ltd.)
▪️Supporting Sponsors: RBC, The Asper Foundation, Stephen N Rosenfield CPA Corporation, Matix Lumber, Vita Health and Khan Lee.
▪️Individual Sponsors: Meeka Walsh, Khan Lee, Christine Skene, Lucienne Blouw, Wanda Koop, Donald R. Lagimodiere, Sarah Secter, and Marlene Stern
▪️Presenting Partners: EQ3 (special thanks); Audio Works; The LED Gallery; Dennis de Leon Design and C&T Event Rentals
▪️Drink Sponsors: Ellement Wine + Spirits, Little Brown Jug and Tiny Bar
▪️Table Sponsors: Prairie Research Associates, CGM Engineering Ltd, EQ3, Fabris & Watts.

Thank you to our co-chairs:

Zia Hameed & Sil Komlodi, with whom we are very grateful for your invaluable time, experience and dedication to developing Winnipeg’s contemporary arts community to make this event possible.

Thank you to our Gala & Host Committee:

Thank-you to our Gala committee: Sil Komlodi, Co-Chair • Zia Hameed, Co-Chair • Irene Bindi • Pauline Boldt • Angela Forget • Sotirios Kotoulas • Karline Moeller • Jenifer Papararo • Sarah Secter • Marlene Stern

Thank you to our Gala Host Committee: Frank Albo • Rob Dalgliesh & Daniel Friedman • Baillie Chisick • Noam Gonick • Chrysoula & Kostantinos Kotoulas • Inna Loewen • Sue Matic • Alexander Mickelthwate • Kathleen Polischuk • Peter Sampson • Justin Schinkel • Kevin Selch • Darena Snowe • Terrell Stephens • Jill Winograd.

Thank you to our Board of Directors:

Our deepest thanks go to our Board of Directors for their sustaining leadership: Sotirios Kotoulas, President • Samuel McLaughlin, Secretary • Jordan Sodomsky, Treasurer • Uzoma Asagwara • Irene Bindi • Brad German • Zia Hameed • Hee-Jung Serenity Joo • Serena Keshavjee • Silvester Komlodi • Alexander Mickelthwate • Julie Nagam • Kristin Nelson • Karine Pelletier.

Daniel Friedman, Marlene Stern and Meeka Walsh, Board Member Emeritus.

Thank you to our Culinary Partners:

Thank you to Clementine, Close Co, Chew, Cheesemongers, Deer + Almond, East India Company, Fusian Experience, Pizzeria Gusto & Merchant Kitchen, Yujiro, and 529—we could not have hosted such a successful event without you.

Thank you to our Cocktail and Bar Sponsors:

Cheers to Tiny Bar, Little Brown Jug and Ellement Wine + Spirits for their support and their contributions to the success of the Gala & After Party. Let’s raise a glass to raising funds for Plug In ICA.

A huge thanks to our Gala Coordinator, Chloe Chafe, – we are grateful for your energy, skill and dedication to our annual Gala & Art Auction.

Photo credit: Images courtesy of Emily Christie & Calvin Joseph for Plug In ICA.