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Brooks: Contemporary Calgary's LOOK 2022 raises almost $1 million

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One has to know that when an invitation reads Dress Code: Fabulous, head-turning visuals are guaranteed. And indeed they were, but this was only one of the many highlights at Contemporary Calgary’s LOOK 2022 held on June 11. Fabulous food, libation, drag performances, silent and live auction items and an over-the-top after-party ensured the event was not soon to be forgotten. It’s nothing short of amazing that the Studio 54-themed bash raised nearly $1 million.

Such success happens only when a dedicated army of staff, sponsors, artists and volunteers unite for a common cause – that being the importance of arts and culture in our fair city. So take a well-deserved bow to event chair Kelly Streit, Mode Models founder and CEO and a board member of Contemporary Calgary; Peter Tertzakian, board chair; David Leinster, Contemporary Calgary CEO; honourary event chairs Douglas Coupland, Ann McCaig, Kelly Oxford and Adrian Stimson; vice-chairs Kim Berjian and Erin Donnelly-Ferguson; and committee members Alexandra Burroughs, Chris Cran, Deb Kerr, Kevin Krausert, Ellen Parker, Carol Ryder and Elizabeth Carson, to name but a few.

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Kudos as well to invaluable sponsors: presenting sponsor National Bank Private Banking 1859; Factory Dinner sponsor Holt Renfrew; food and beverage sponsor Concorde Entertainment Group; art auction sponsors Heather Bala Edwards and k.d. lang; Any Warhol One Night Only sponsor Masters Gallery; Studio 54 reception sponsor Mawer; and after-party sponsor Greta Bar & Arcade, to name some.

The evening’s highly anticipated live auction delivered on every level. Christie’s International consultant Brett Sherlock expertly worked the room, drawing out enthusiasm for Contemporary Calgary and contemporary art. Highlights included the work of 24 renowned artists such as Kent Monkman, Harry Kiyooka and Angela Grossmann, whose work fetched $30,000, nearly twice the listed price. All in all, the art auction raised more than $425,000.

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Others in attendance included: art collector Dell Pohlman; Concorde Group’s Victor Choy and his wife Diane; Don Kottmann; John Will; Monica Stevens; Sharon Martens; Tik Tok star William White; supermodels Shayna McNeill and Awar Odhiang; Misty Meadows-Gurl; Zoe Theodorou; Paul Kuhn and Esther Krasnow; Rich Waller and his wife Jane McCaig with their daughter Emma Waller; Roxanne McCaig with her daughter Ann-Francis McCaig; Mawer’s Andrew Johnson, Allison Webb and Paul Moroz with his wife Carla Moroz; Chloe Streit; Shell Canada Country chair Susannah Pierce; Joel Poissant; Wayne and Liz Henuset; Scott and Suzanne Henuset; and others pictured on this page and online at Calgaryherald.com.

With files from Alexandra Burroughs

LOOK 2022 chair Kelly Streit, centre, is the founder and CEO of Mode Models, as well as being a board member of Contemporary Calgary. He’s with Tik Tok star and BOSS model William White, left, and LOOK 2022 honorary co-chair Douglas Coupland at LOOK 2022. The wildly successful Studio 54-themed bash raised nearly $1 million for Contemporary Calgary. Photos, Bill Brooks
LOOK 2022 chair Kelly Streit, centre, is the founder and CEO of Mode Models, as well as being a board member of Contemporary Calgary. He’s with Tik Tok star and BOSS model William White, left, and LOOK 2022 honorary co-chair Douglas Coupland at LOOK 2022. The wildly successful Studio 54-themed bash raised nearly $1 million for Contemporary Calgary. Photos, Bill Brooks jpg

Shell Canada Country chair Susannah Pierce with Contemporary Calgary CEO David Leinster. Hundreds of guests gathered on June 11 to celebrate art and culture.
Shell Canada Country chair Susannah Pierce with Contemporary Calgary CEO David Leinster. Hundreds of guests gathered on June 11 to celebrate art and culture. jpg

LOOK 2022 honorary co-chair Ann McCaig, centre, with her daughter Jane McCaig, right, and granddaughter Emma Waller.
LOOK 2022 honorary co-chair Ann McCaig, centre, with her daughter Jane McCaig, right, and granddaughter Emma Waller. jpg

LOOK 2022 was a feast for the senses including food and beverages sponsored by Concorde Entertainment Group. Pictured are Concorde’s Victor Choy and his wife Diane Choy.
LOOK 2022 was a feast for the senses including food and beverages sponsored by Concorde Entertainment Group. Pictured are Concorde’s Victor Choy and his wife Diane Choy. jpg

Contemporary Calgary board chair Peter Tertzakian and his wife Jan who is studying art history at MRU.
Contemporary Calgary board chair Peter Tertzakian and his wife Jan who is studying art history at MRU. jpg

The art auction sponsored by Heather Bala Edwards and star singer k.d. lang, pictured here, was a huge success, raising more than $425,000.
The art auction sponsored by Heather Bala Edwards and star singer k.d. lang, pictured here, was a huge success, raising more than $425,000.  jpg

From left: Mawer’s Andrew Johnson, Allison Webb, Carla Moroz and Paul Moroz.
From left: Mawer’s Andrew Johnson, Allison Webb, Carla Moroz and Paul Moroz. jpg

LOOK 2022 vice-chair Kim Berjian, left, with Holt Renfrew divisional vice-president and GM Deb Kerr.
LOOK 2022 vice-chair Kim Berjian, left, with Holt Renfrew divisional vice-president and GM Deb Kerr. jpg

Artists Don Kottmann, left, and John Will.
Artists Don Kottmann, left, and John Will. jpg

Artist Chris Cran, a LOOK 2022 committee member, with Contemporary Calgary board member Elizabeth Carson.
Artist Chris Cran, a LOOK 2022 committee member, with Contemporary Calgary board member Elizabeth Carson. jpg

Models Amina, left, and Nyaluak sport eye-popping hair art created by Jerome Salon’s Janice Adshade.
Models Amina, left, and Nyaluak sport eye-popping hair art created by Jerome Salon’s Janice Adshade. jpg

From left: Mode Models Levi Webb, Logan Louis, Kelly Wiesner and Justin Aucoin.
From left: Mode Models Levi Webb, Logan Louis, Kelly Wiesner and Justin Aucoin. jpg

From left: artist Chris Cran, LOOK 2022 committee member Alexandra Burroughs and art collector Dell Pohlman.
From left: artist Chris Cran, LOOK 2022 committee member Alexandra Burroughs and art collector Dell Pohlman. jpg

Interior designers Monica Stevens, left, and Sharon Martens.
Interior designers Monica Stevens, left, and Sharon Martens. jpg

Performer Zoe Theodorou.
Performer Zoe Theodorou. jpg

Dave Pierce, left, and Onalea.
Dave Pierce, left, and Onalea. jpg

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