Auction Rules and Absentee Bidding

Auction Rules
All sales are final. No purchase can be returned, refunded or exchanged. All artworks are sold “as is” as exhibited, unless otherwise stated. No HST or auction commission is applicable.

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Who Else Wants a Trouble Free Business?

Not everyone has the patience, knowledge and ability to begin a successful business as there are literally a variety of factors that you should be able to resolve and complete before you can even start anything, including dealing with a ton of formalities like getting professional liability insurance, permits and other legal requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Jared says: "For us, the name 30 Seconds To Mars has little to do with space, the universe or anything like that. It is a name that works on several different levels. Most importantly, it is a good representation of our sound. It's a phrase that is lyrical, suggestive, cinematic, and filled with immediacy. It has some sense of otherness to it.

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Our Goals

Through the Art Gems auction, we aim to increase the profile of Creative Works Studio in our community and to raise funds to enable the studio to expand its facilities and services for those most in need.

Why Art Gems?

Karen Hill is one of the many people who have benefited from the programs and environment provided by Creative Works Studio. In an essay about her experience she wrote:

Karen HillThere are still not enough resources in this city dedicated to helping the mentally ill fulfill and heal themselves.Creative Works Studio is a gem, one of a kind for the opportunities it provides.

If you are familiar with psychiatric illness, whether from your own painful experience or that of someone close to you, you will understand the terrible loss of purpose and self-esteem that comes with these disorders. You many also realize that the arts can play a part in healing those wounds, providing individuals who struggle with these disabilities hope, purpose and identity.