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Friday September 30, 2016, 5 to 10 pm

The Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough







Sculpture by Don Frost (value $4000, starting bid $500)


It is not very often that a work by Don Frost is available for public auction. The SPARK Photo Festival is extremely grateful for his donation in aide of promoting and celebrating the art of photography and photographers in our region.


"The act of being a sculptor and continually experiencing the creative challenges in this multidimensional world causes a thought process that spills over into all facets of life causing the world of the artist to become a work of art.” Don Frost


Peterborough born Don Frost had his future path laid out for him by winning first prize in a city-wide art exposition at age six in grade one. The following year at age seven, Don had a group showing at the Peterborough Public Library. Public school had its usual trials and tribulations and it was not until grade 10 that Don discovered that he was colour blind to all but the primary colours. At this point Don’s life took a right turn and sculpture was all that he focused on.


Don teamed up with a friend in grade 11 who became his art agent and they enjoyed considerable success in the Peterborough area. After highschool Don took some time off to do his art and apprentice as a mechanic for a year. In 1973/74 he attended Sheridan Art College followed by a decision to become a professional sculptor having just received a major commission for a large 15' tall sculpture for a new mall being built in Peterborough, Ontario.


This was followed by the creation of the largest sculpture in Canada in 1983 by winning a competition for an indoor work for the Michael Starr Building in Oshawa, Ontario. Always seeking new outlets for art Don acquired an art agent in Ottawa which led to an introduction to a patron who kept Don busy creating more than 40 sculptures in a period of twenty years.


Don’s work internationally was recently a commission for four large works for a garden in Club Medjulis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Previous to this in an expansive design project by the late King Hussein for a 1.6 km wall of huge relief panels commemorating the history of Jordan, Don’s work on six of these panels was accepted by King Abdullah.


Experiencing greater notoriety for the global uniqueness of his art, Don was presented with awards from Peterborough County and commemorated in the Walk of Fame. Presently Don has art representatives across the United States and Canada and one on-ground/online gallery in Turkey just for pure fun. “I always thought Turkey for Christmas would be the perfect vacation.” The greatest work of Don’s career now stands as “The Resurrection Cross” outside the Catholic School Board office on Lansdowne Street in Peterborough, Ontario.


For a detailed list of Don's many commissions and accomplishments to date please visit:


Classic Fanback Muskoka Chair donated by Taylor Plastics (value $380.00 starting bid $100.00)


It will be a red frame with SPARK colours on the boards on the backrest.