An Evening at Roselawn

An Evening at Roselawn is our annual fundraising gala event, celebrating the arts in Niagara and featuring a juried silent art auction and live music. This year, we’re excited to announce that renovations are underway at the Roselawn mansion, making it difficult for us to host our annual gala at the Centre itself. So instead we’ll be holding an Evening for Roselawn at Jericho House, on Rathfon Rd.

Please come out and support our final to push to complete the Capital Campaign Phase Two fundraising!

Read all about the success and view pics from last year’s Evening at Roselawn 2017 here.

Calling all Niagara-based artists!

Download artist entry form:
Artist Entry Form | Evening for Roselawn 2018

Please submit your entry before March 1, 2018. You will be notified by March 7, 2018.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for full details on the Call for Artists for our Evening for Roselawn.

An Evening for Roselawn
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Join us for this year’s gala on Wednesday, March 28, 7-10 PM at Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Rd, Port Colborne.

Featuring a juried silent art auction, live music and live demonstrations of painting and caricatures, the night is full of things to see and do! We’re delighted that Gail Todd will be our MC for the evening! Gail is a long-time promoter of arts & culture in Port Colborne — owner of the recently retired Something Else Port Colborne and a founding member of Friends of Roselawn Centre. As in years’ past, Frank Krahn will be entertaining us on the grand piano. Enjoy yummy appetizers, along with a glass of wine or beer (one free drink with ticket/cash bar).

This year, we are excited to announce our first ever Young Artists Contest! Local youth are invited to submit artwork to our juried panel. All styles and media are welcome. There will be four categories: Grades 5/6, Grades 7/8, Grades 9/10, and Grades 11/12. One winner in each category will win tickets to attend and be featured during the Evening for Roselawn on March 28th.

Bid on original local art, in an array of media, by over 30 artists. In keeping with our mission to promote arts and culture in the community and to assist in restoring the historic Roselawn mansion, the participating artists will receive their reserve bid price, and proceeds beyond the reserve bid will go to the Friends of Roselawn Centre, Capital Campaign, Phase 2. It’s a win-win-win situation!

We look forward to seeing you March 28 and celebrating the growth of arts and culture in Port Colborne!

Tickets are $40 through the Roselawn Centre Box Office 905-834-7572 and $45 at the door.

For any question please email us at

Call for Artists 2018!

An Evening for Roselawn
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Friends of Roselawn Centre is seeking local artists to participate in our annual gala fundraising event, An Evening for Roselawn, to be held this year on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 7 to 10 pm at Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne.
Artists of all art styles and media are invited to apply for their work to be included in this juried art auction.
The artist will receive their stated reserved bid price. This year, a ten dollar donation will be added to this reserve bid. That ten dollars and any proceeds raised above it will go to the Friends of Roselawn Centre and our Phase Two Capital Campaign.

Download artist entry form:
Artist Entry Form | Evening for Roselawn 2018

2-D and 3-D fine or craft artists residing, working or studying in the Niagara Region are invited to apply.
If your work has been accepted in our previous juried auctions, you are automatically accepted this year. Jurying is only in effect for new artist applicants.

Submissions must be inoffensive and family-friendly. Artists must reside or work in the Niagara Region.

Please provide a title and description of your piece, the medium, size, method of display and the reserve bid price of your work.
Option 1: Email photos and entry form to
Option 2: Mail or drop off printed photos (or JPG image files of up to three works on CD) along with the completed entry to: Roselawn Centre Box Office, 296 Fielden Avenue, Port Colborne, ON L3K 4L2. To the attention of: Laurie Pye. Box Office telephone: 905.834.7572.

Final Submission Date
Please submit your entry before March 1, 2018. You will be notified by March 7, 2018.

Set Up
Set up is on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from noon to 6pm. So we can be prepared, we require all pieces on site by 6pm and final set-up completed by 6:30pm.

Entry Fee & Attendance
The artist or a representative is required to attend the evening. The $35 entry fee includes a bid package, appetizers and a glass of wine. Artists or their representative are invited to bring one guest for an additional $35 (regular ticket price is $40).

All successful bids are paid to Friends of Roselawn Centre at the event and a cheque for payment of sold pieces will be mailed to the artist within 15 business days.

Further Information
If you have any questions, please email:

Download artist entry form:
Artist Entry Form | Evening for Roselawn 2018