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nabs Month

Growing need for nabs services

Demand for nabs services has more than doubled in the last 5 years with nabs impacting over 2000 industry professionals in 2017 alone. nabs continues to expand their service offering in order to support the health and well-being of all individuals in the media, marketing and communications industry in Canada. Programs like nabs RIPE (addressing impact of job loss and change in people aged 45 and older in our industry); nabs Broadway at Work (addressing a skill gap in storytelling, improv/presentation skills tied into the Broadway play and cast of Come From Away); our twice monthly professionally facilitated Career Strategy Group meetings in Toronto helping professionals land their next opportunity along with free and confidential counselling available to anyone in our industry. In anticipation of this growth trend, and evolving needs of the industry, nabs has projected an increase in fundraising of $200,000 in 2018 to meet these growing demands. nabs Board of Directors has proclaimed May to be #nabsmonth featuring new fundraising activities and events across the country during the month of May.

nabs Art Auction

As part of the "nabs month" activities during the month of May, the nabs team will be hosting their inaugural art auction in Toronto on May 30th, 2018. The concept for the event focuses on industry creatives that create amazing work outside of their professional environment that is worthy of celebration. The works includes; photography, painting, and sculpture among other types. Industry creatives donate a piece of their artwork that is auctioned off at the event with all proceeds going to fund programs and services that nabs provides. 

The event will be held at the newly renovated event space at 1 Delisle Avenue and Yonge Street, just north of St. Clair. We are expecting over 200 industry professionals to join us in celebrating the amazing work and maybe take a piece home for themselves. 

Some of the donated work so far includes:

Artist: Jack Neary

Title: “Gleichen”

Category: Photography

Description of Piece: Colour Unframed 8”x12”

Artist Bio: Writer and Creative Leader who has been a Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer at some of the biggest agencies in Canada, including; MacLaren McCann, BBDO, Cossette, and TBWA Canada. 

Artist: Bruce Neve

Title: “Albert” – Imagination over knowledge

Category: Painting

Description of Piece: Large 3' x 4' Acrylic Painting. Albert Einstein – Always curious, always quotable. Large, colourful expressionistic style focusing on real people. Including his heroes and icons.

Artist Bio: Over 25 years within the advertising/media business, including leadership roles at several large agencies. Recognized ability to combine analytical and problem solving skills with a drive for creative, innovative ideas. Bruce is largely self-taught and has painted for over 40 years. 

Artist: Mark Roberts

Title: "Rays on Ray"

Category: Painting

Description of Piece: 18" x 20" Acrylic on Illustration board

Artist Bio: Mark E. Roberts, is a Sales Executive on the Elevate team at Rogers Media. He studied Creative Advertising in college, but credits his passion for graphic design, drawing and painting to his parents. Mark has been painting for over 10 years mainly for friends, family and his colleagues upon request. 

Artist: Charles Pachter

Title: "Decisions, Decisions"

Category: Limited Edition Signed Print (9/10)

Description of Piece: 17" x 12" Print

Artist Bio: Born in Toronto, he studied art history at the University of Toronto, French Literature at the Sorbonne, and painting and graphics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Charles is one of Canada' leading contemporary artists, painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian and lecturer. 

Artist: Jack Neary

Title: “Mondo Monday”

Category: Photography

Description of Piece: Colour Unframed 10”x15”

Artist Bio: Writer and Creative Leader who has been a Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer at some of the biggest agencies in Canada, including; MacLaren McCann, BBDO, Cossette, and TBWA Canada.

Artist: Jacquie Comrie

Title: “Step into the Future”, 2012

Category: Painting, Oil on Canvas

Description of Piece: 38”x50” x 3 (Triptych)

Artist Bio: Jacquie Comrie Garrido is a Panamanian fine artist, whose vibrant body of work has been transforming dull indoor and outdoor spaces for communities in Canada and abroad. As paintings, prints or large scale murals, Jacquie uses colour and movement as primary elements to depict the dynamic, inevitable natural process of all beings: alchemy and transformation. 

Artist: Rod Della Vedova

Title: “Untilted”

Category: Painting, Oil on Canvas

Description of Piece: 24”x18” Painting

Artist Bio: Rod Della Vedova spent the past several years running an international award-winning design business and teaching at OCAD University. The professions have grounded him in the elements and principles of design, and imparted an heightened awareness of the subtle interplay of light, colour and space. Della Vedova’s paintings possess a poetic, unplanned quality, engaging the viewer both spiritually and emotionally.

Artist: Charles Pachter

Title: “Canadian Flag”

Category: Limited Edition Signed Print (22/50)

Description of Piece: 17”x12” Print

Artist Bio: Born in Toronto, he studied art history at the University of Toronto, French Literature at the Sorbonne, and painting and graphics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Charles is one of Canada' leading contemporary artists, painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian and lecturer.

Check out our social channels to learn more about the amazing work that has been donated so far.

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