Hodgins has been selling Canadian & international art since their inception in 1985 and are Alberta's most established and trusted art auction company.
Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd. holds the auction record for many of Canada's finest artists including Ernest Lindner at $ 35,200, Alan Collier at $ 19,800, H. G. Glyde at $ 16,000 and Illingworth Kerr at $ 21,850. Their June 2002 auction saw an American painting (Martin Johnson Heade) sell for $ 935,000 after a local area gentleman brought the painting in to see "if it had any value"!
Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd. donates its services to approximately 20 charity auctions a year. These have included Foothills Hospital Foundation, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Muttart Art Gallery, United Way of Calgary, Achieve, The Banff Centre, Care West, Inn From the Cold and Rotary.
Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd. has been responsible for several high profile artists' estate auctions including the Estate of Janet Mitchell and more recently, the Estate of Stanford Perrott, Head of the Alberta College of Art and Design. Likewise, Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd. has been the auction house of choice for fine art marketing by the elite of Calgary's corporate community. An auction for EnCana in March of 2003 raised $ 600,000 for their corporate wellness program. A sale in January of 2005 saw the collections of FortisAlberta Inc. and Dow Chemical Canada Inc. offered with strong prices overall including $ 121,000 for a Alfred Joseph Casson of the Group of Seven fame that had been an original commission by Dow from the artist in the early 1960's.
Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd. offers free and confidential auction assessments, appraisal services, and short-term storage solutions.