Van-Simpson - Scotia Wealth Management presents

Celebrate Culture, Compassion and Community

You made an art of doing your part!

Many thanks to the many and all involved in UPwithART 2022 making the 12th Annual event a great success in support of Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and Museum London. 

Whether as a contributing artist, collector, sponsor, donor, contestant, purchaser, bidder, registrant, visitor or volunteer… you did your part in bringing the arts and social justice together for a vibrant, healthy and compassionate community.

A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Van Simpson – Scotia Wealth Management, and our top tier comrades in art, Siskinds, Good Foundation and TD Bank Group for making it all possible.

Bidding opened Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm

Bidding closed Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

  • 65 amazing works of art
  • Guest artist: Ed Pien
  • Free registration
  • View works in-person at Museum London
  • … and more!

In support of

Online bidding only. April 19 - 23, 2022

View the art in-person at Museum London (free admission) from 12pm to 5pm April 16, 17, 21, 22, 23

The Registration Prize

Paddy Gunn O'Brien
Lake Huron Road in October, 1997
oil on canvas
30 x 24 in
Value $1,500
Gift of Museum London

The Raffle Prize

Henry Moore
Four Mothers, 1971
etching on paper, ed. 3/100
12 x 9.5 in
Value $2,800
From the collection of Barb and Jens Thielsen

250 Raffle Tickets sold and 575 registrants

Raffle Draw took place on
April 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Museum London 421 Ridout St, London

License # M816533

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and to all of those who registered! Congratulations to John Vareka for winning the Raffle Prize and to David Turnbull for winning the Registration Prize!

Limited # of t-shirts still available

Unisex Cut
100% Ringspun Cotton
Bella Canvas
100% Sweatshop Free & Eco-Friendly

Ed Pien’s fine art t-shirt features an an image of our guest artist’s work, Normal. Be sure to select your correct size by purchasing the specific #ts-size item (see title of item)

Screen Printed by Rezonance Printing

* To purchase a t-shirt, select your size and then register for UPwithART

*Pick up your t-shirt at the The Shop at Museum London during visiting hours, Thursday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

Event Features

Guest Artist – Ed Pien is a Canadian artist based in Toronto with a socially engaged practice. He has been making art for over 30 years. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of eleven.

Multiples – an open-edition Art T-shirt by our Guest Artist available for immediate sale (no bidding) at an affordable price.

UPwithARTists – 65 original works donated by a stellar list of local, renowned, emerging, and Unity Project participant artists, representing a wide range of artistic mediums and price points.

Collectors Collection – contemporary and historical works donated by notable London collectors.

Winescape – twelve works on paper by twelve mystery artists conceal twelve mystery bottles of wine, including one very special bottle. Bid on the art you love and the wine and artists are revealed at auction’s close!

Multimedia Programming – outdoor projections by Guest Artist Ed Pien.

Money Now – a philanthropic frenzy supporting Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness

Raffle Prize – online raffle for chance to win a valuable work of art, a Henry Moore etching valued at $2,800.

Door Prizea Paddy Gunn O’Brien oil painting valued at $1,500, donated by Museum London.


This stellar line-up of local artists represent a diverse, inclusive and broad spectrum of art, artists and audiences in London.

Ed Pien – Guest Artist

Taiwo Apampa

Helmut Becker

David Bobier

Dickson Bou

Sean Couchie

Oswaldo de León Kantule

Patricia Deadman

Charlie Egleston

Soheila Esfahani

Hannan Fayad

Andres Garzon

Wyn Geleynse

Anahí González

Kelly Greene

Craig Guthrie

Jen Hamilton

Jamelie Hassan

Nicole Hopper

Lu Jiminez Peralta

Sharmistha Kar

Hamid Kenani

George Kubresli

Justin Langille

Moses Latigo Odida

Peter Lebel

Vance Lemon

Johnnene Maddison

Jennifer Martin

Julian Miholics

Ron Milton

Kim Moodie

Eric Mummery

Marilyn Mylrea

Kim Neudorf

Michelle Paterok

Gerald Pedros

Jeremy Price

Mike Pszczonak

Jenna Rose Sands

Rima Sater

Quinn Smallboy

Evelyn Sorochan-Ruland

Gary Spearin

Daumante Stirbyte

Aidan Urquhart

Pamela Verdon

Sam Wagter

Kim Wilkie

Jade Williamson

Deb Worsfold

Amsa Yaro


Anonymous (artist Jason McLean)

Antony and Joy Abbott (artist William Kurelek, 1927 – 1977)

Eric and Muriel Atkinson (artist David Lewis, F.A.I.A., 1922-2020)

Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner (artist Lynne Millman)

Jason McLean and Heather Copeland (artist Robin Fry)

Carolyn and Stephen Farrell (artist Andrew Dold)

Roly and Ann Fenwick (artist Hugh MacKenzie, 1929 – 2021)

Pascale Daigneault and Carl E. Fleck, Q.C. (artist Shane Norrie)

Leslie and Bradley Skinner (artist Marigold Santos)

Barb and Jens Thielsen (artist Henry Moore, 1898 – 1986)

Nadia Joseph and Paul van der Werf (artist Toni Onley, 1928 – 2004)

If you are an artist interested to participate next year, please send information about yourself and images of and/or links to your work to

2022 Sponsors

Many thanks to the good company of our wonderful sponsors.

Diamond - Presenting







Community Partners

* Make an art of doing your part… view our Sponsorship Opportunities Package!

Past Events

UPwithART was mounted in 2005 and again in 2007 as a grassroots gala to celebrate and showcase the many artists among Unity Project residents, staff, volunteers and founding members. It came of age in 2011 when artists Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner contributed a work, told two friends…and so on.

UPwithART now boasts a stellar roster of local renowned, emerging and Unity Project Project participant artists, including some of Canada’s most significant artists. In 2019, Unity Project and Museum London joined forces to conduct UPwithART in a collaborative partnership demonstrating how vital is the interweaving of arts, culture and social justice in the fabric of a healthy, vibrant community.


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