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Bring Your Thing:
AGNES Roadshow

OFF-SITE: Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston, ON
20 July 2024
11 am–4 pm

Bring Your Thing is back! AGNES’s Roadshow takes the form of a pop-up art consultation event offering free expertise and valuations from specialists to the Kingston community.

Bring Your Thing is back! AGNES’s Roadshow takes the form of a pop-up art consultation event offering free expertise and valuations from specialists to the Kingston community, building upon the success of the 2017 series organized by the Kingston & Area Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM). Join us at Fort Henry and learn more about your “thing,” while sharing your own unique story.

Important notes about the event

This event is open to the public, audience members/visitors may be present during your valuation session.

Parking adjacent to the Advanced Battery area is available and a dolly can be made available if needed. However, please do not bring items you do not feel comfortable transporting and handling yourself.

(Historic) firearms and other weapons are not allowed for this event.

Participants must remain with their object and remain solely responsible for their belongings at all times.

This event is taking place at Fort Henry’s Advanced Battery and is completely free and open to everyone. You do not need to register for general admission to AGNES’s Roadshow. You are welcome to either watch the specialists’ valuations or participate in the Creation Station, which is open to all families. Additionally, if you would like to take a tour of Fort Henry, you can purchase a ticket from their reception team.

Registration is required if you’d like to Bring Your Thing. Secure your spot early as spaces are limited. See below to help determine which one you’d like to sign up for!

Bring Your Thing: Meet with a Fine Art specialist

Sign up for a consultation and valuation with a Fine Art specialist. Receive a 15-minute time slot between 11 am and 4 pm. It is limited to one item/assessment. Please describe the object and any documentation you are bringing in the accommodation section of the form.

Bring your Thing: Canadian Art

Bring Your Thing: Meet with a Decorative Arts specialist

Sign up for a consultation and valuation with a Decorative Arts specialist. Receive a 15-minute time slot between 11 am and 4 pm. It is limited to one item/assessment. Please describe the object and any documentation you are bringing in the accommodation section of the form.

bring your thing: decorative arts

Bring Your Thing: Pop-up Museum

Meet a curator and share the unique story of your “thing” with audiences. KAM will provide materials for display and labels. Limited to one item. Please describe the object you are bringing in the accommodation section of the form.

Bring your Thing: Pop-up Museum

Curated by Suzanne van de Meerendonk, Bader Curator of European Art in partnership with Cowley Abbott Fine Art Auctioneers, Riches Appraisals & Consult, Kingston & Area Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) and Fort Henry.
Sponsored by J.J.M. Investment Group CIBC Wood Gundy.
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COWLEY ABBOTT FINE ART AUCTIONEERS

Anna Holmes is Senior Art Specialist at Cowley Abbott Fine Art Auctioneers. Anna’s professional background includes fifteen years of experience in the Canadian auction world, working with various Toronto firms and receiving mentorship from recognized experts in the Canadian Art auction industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from Queen’s University, majoring in Art History and History, a Masters degree in Art, Style and Design, Art World Practice, with Christie’s Education in London, England, and MLitt degree from the University of Glasgow. While undertaking her undergraduate studies, Anna volunteered and worked at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, acting as both a Curatorial Assistant and Collections Assistant.

Meet the Specialists

Portrait of Anna Holmes. A smiling white woman with shoulder length brown hair wearing a dark blue blazer and a white tshirt.

Portrait of Anna Holmes.

Patrick Staheli is Art Specialist and Manager of Online Auctions at Cowley Abbott Fine Art Auctioneers. With six years of experience at a Toronto auction house and seven at a leading fine art gallery, Patrick acquired an in-depth knowledge of historical and contemporary Canadian artists. Patrick developed a background in studio practice, fine art techniques and Canadian art history at OCADU, graduating from the Drawing and Painting program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Applying his passion for visual art, he gained a range of valuable skills in art handling, installation, provenance research and client services. Patrick also maintains an active art studio practice and regularly exhibits his work.

Portrait of Patrick Staheli, a white man with short brown hair, dark rimmed glasses and a beard. He is wearing a dark suit and a blue tie with small polka dots.

Portrait of Patrick Staheli.

RICHES APPRAISALS & CONSULT

 Julie Riches is an accredited generalist appraiser and Principal of Riches Appraisals & Consult. She has worked within the decorative arts sector for over 14 years and offers a variety of services including appraisals, estate management and object identification. Julie has amassed a broad range of knowledge across many disciplines. She holds a specialty designation upon completion of the Antiques, Furnishings & Decorative Arts program through the International Society of Appraisers and currently serves as a President to the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle Canadien des arts Décoratifs.

Portrait of Julie Riches, a white woman with curly red hair wearing a light grey knit sweater sitting on an armchair outside.

Portrait of Julie Riches.

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