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Based in Calgary, Alberta, LEVIS Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals was established in 1992 by its principal Doug Levis. As an art auction house we are multi-faceted. We hold two live auctions a year, multiple online auctions and occasionally host specialized auctions for estates, corporations and galleries. We also offer art storage, appraisals, consultations and various other art services. Levis Auctions operates with an emphasis on honest and authentic relationships with both clients and colleagues. Our friendly and professional approach is partnered with knowledgeable and scholarly expertise. We have sold over 40,000 pieces since our inception and continue to be a contributing factor to arts and culture in Calgary and Alberta.
As a company we value community involvement and regularly donate our time and services through benefit auctions with charities such as the Jack Long Foundation, Stride Gallery [Calgary], Two Rivers Gallery [Prince George], Trout Unlimited, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre and the University of Calgary Art Department. We also donate our appraisal services for art galleries and foundations all over Western Canada.
Doug Levis is the founder and co-owner of Levis Fine Art Auctions. He has been heavily involved in the art industry since the early 1970’s.
Doug first attended the University of Calgary before graduating with his BA in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. Returning to Calgary, Doug managed Kensington Fine Art Gallery for five years before moving on to consultation work and focusing on the development of a digital database for the fine art industry. During this time, Doug began Artbank Incorporated which served as the parent company for Levis Fine Art Auctions until 2015. His previous experience with another auction house in Calgary also helped prepare Doug to open his own fine art auction house. In 1992, he began Levis Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals and held his first auction.
Cheryl Sonley joined the firm in 2008 and is co-owner of Levis Fine Art Auctions & Appraisals. Cheryl graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts.
Cheryl has previous work experience in such fields as finance, sales and human service. Working with art and people is a passion for Cheryl and she looks forward to a long thriving position in the Canadian Art industry.
In 2013 she became an accredited appraiser with the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group and is a former member of the International Society of Appraisers [ISA] having completed the core appraisal course with a specialization in Canadian Fine Art in the same year.
Andrea Lowe joined Doug and Cheryl in the beginning of 2015 after moving back to Calgary from the United Kingdom.
Andrea completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and went on to work in fashion and human services. After working with Levis for a year, Andrea is excited to be starting on her career in the Canadian Fine Art industry.