Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

ERIN FINLEY in "AHA!" with Jim Dine, Laylah Ali, Tony Oursler, and others

"AHA!" Annual Hallwalls Auction, May 31, 2018

Curated by John Massier

Hallwalls presents an art auction featuring forty internationally and regionally acclaimed artists. For forty-three years, Hallwalls has supported the creation and presentation of new work by artists of every ethnicity, age, and gender.

Artists include Bruce Adams, Laylah Ali, Jozef Bajus, Roberley Bell, Jeremy Boyle & Mark Franchino, Kyle Butler, Ellen Carey, Jay Carrier, Carlo Cesta, Charles Clough (a Hallwalls founder), Wayne Gonzales; Jim Dine, Laurel Farrin, Erin Finley, Pam Glick, Frederick Hayes, George Afedzi Hughes, Richard Huntington, Jacob Kassay, David Kramer, Mark Lavatelli, Joan Linder, Robert Longo (a Hallwalls founder), Michael Mararian, Frank McCauley, Jillian McDonald, Ruben Ochoa, John Opera, Tony Oursler, Joseph Piccillo, Gary Sczerbaniewicz, Katherine Sehr, Guy Richards Smit, Michael Snow, Betty Tompkins, virocode, Adam Weekley, Jacqueline Welch, Katarina Wong.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for registration and an hour-long preview of the artworks and the live auction begins promptly at 8 pm. Artworks can also be viewed here, on the Hallwalls website.

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center presents a wide range of media, including performance, visual art, alternative jazz and new music, literary readings, community presentations and media arts, shared with the communities of WNY and beyond.

For images and media information, contact Polly Little: | (716) 854-1694.

Venue & Address: 
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center 341 DELAWARE AVE. BUFFALO, NY
(716) 854-1694
image of two cars
AHA logo, white bold letters, yellow background

Another successful Project 31!

Auctioneer on stage
Thursday, March 29, 2018

When auctioneer Stephen Ranger’s gavel fell for the final time, a record 48 lots had been snapped up at OCAD U’s Project 31 fundraising auction. Once again, the event was a huge success, raising more than $240,000 (gross) for initiatives that support the student experience. Since 2010, the event has raised more than $800,000 (net).

The funds finance scholarships and awards for students in a wide range of programs, including Criticism & Curatorial Practice, Drawing & Painting, Illustration and Indigenous Visual Culture. In addition, the event funds bursaries for students in financial need, equipment and materials for specific programs and opportunities for off-campus studies, among other areas.

Many thanks to the participating artists who generously donated their work to benefit of OCAD U students:

Barbara Astman; Jason Baerg; Monica Bodirsky; Kotama Bouabane; Claire Brunet; Ian Carr-Harris; John Deal; Judith Doyle; Theresa Duong; Scott Everingham; Pat Fairhead; Mitchell Fenton; T.M. Glass; Melissa General; Kate Hartman; Catherine Heard; Jody Hewgill; April Hickox; Mark Jaroszewicz; Anda Kubis; Colette Laliberté; JJ Lee; Ginette Legaré; Bogdan Luca; Greg Mably; Lindsay MacDonald; Hugh Martin; Linda Martinello; Wrik Mead; Henrjeta Mece; Immony Men; Sarah Nind; James Olley; Luke Painter; Diane Pugen; Lauchie Reid; Stuart Reid; John Scott; Rosalie Sharp; Meera Margaret Singh; Peter Sramek; Jennie Suddick; Derek Sullivan; Amy Swartz; Gary Taxali; Natalie Waldburger; George A. Walker; Michèle White; Tek Yang.

The event came together thanks to the dedicated staff and faculty who made up the Project 31 Committee, Katherine Needham, Senior Manager of Advancement Events, and her team of volunteers.  

woman holding a pink blown glass sculpture
woman looking at artwork on a wall
People seated in the audience

Project 31 auction

Auctioneer on stage
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Project 31 fundraising auction on March 29 was another tremendous success, raising more than $200,000 overall in support of OCAD U students. Alumni and faculty members who donated works to the auction designated the proceeds to a wide range of support:  scholarships, bursaries for students in financial need and  initiatives that enhance the student experience, such as opportunities to study abroad, guest speakers, specialized workshops, leading edge technology, and more. The event was made possible thanks to the amazing generosity of the participating artists who donated their work and gave their heartfelt support:

Rachel Babineau, Monica Bodirsky, Kotama Bouabane, Linda Carreiro, Cathy Daley, Paul Dallas, John Deal, Judith Doyle, Benjamin Edmiston, Scott Everingham, Mitchell Fenton, TM Glass, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Manolo Lugo, April Hickox, Johanna Householder, John N. Inglis, Mark Jaroszewicz, Acacia Johnson, Alison Judd, Anda Kubis, JJ Lee, Greg Mably, Hugh Martin, Linda Martinello, Wrik Mead, Rob Nicholls, Lauchie Reid, Stuart Reid, John Scott, Rosalie Sharp, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Jennie Suddick, Derek Sullivan, Amy Swartz, Gary Taxali, Natalie Waldburger, George A. Walker and Tek Yang.

And for the first time, the event offered for sale a limited edition of twenty hand-embellished digital paintings by Anda Kubis, Associate Dean, Faculty of Art.

Thanks go out to the members of the Project 31 Committee, for their invaluable support and enthusiasm:

Philippe Blanchard, Linda Carreiro, Ian Clarke, Paul Dallas, April Hickox, Brian Hinds, Amanda Hotrum, Johanna Householder, Richard Hunt, Sandra Kedey, Anda Kubis, Caroline Langill, Jenn Long, Jana Macalik, Dorie Millerson, Michael Prokopow, Nick Puckett, Colleen Reid, Ryan Rice, Angelika Seeschaaf-Veres, Vladimir Spicanovic, Jennie Suddick, Adam Tindale, Natalie Waldburger and Ryan Whyte.

As well, sincere thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors and supporters. This year, for the first time, we were very pleased to have a presenting sponsor– Bazil Developments Inc.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters: Delaney Capital Management; Borden, Ladner Gervais; First Capital Realty; Canadian Art; 13th Street Winery; Chair-Man Mills; Steam Whistle; Underwood’s Catering; Waddington’s and Westbury National.

Thank you, also, to the brilliant Stephen Ranger, Vice President, Business Development, Waddington’s, for leading the auction.

And, a special thanks to Katherine Needham, Senior Manager, Advancement Events, and her team, who ensured it was a wonderful evening for all those in attendance.

Stuart Reid, Gary Taxali and Jessica Rysyk standing in front of work.
Guests looking at a series of digital paintings

Project 31

Art of Nature 2008 Auction & Sale

Art of Nature 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 5:00am

Art of Nature 2008 is a fundraising sale of Canadian art inspired by the natural world – or by the degradation of the natural world. Some of the contributing artists are established and some are emerging. The work they donate ranges from the iconic to the ironic. Last year, Art of Nature contributed over $100,000 to Canadian environmental organizations, a splendid result for a first-time event.

The sale includes work by alumni Linda Montgomery, Joanne Todd, Rita Vindedzis, George Boyer, Norah Borden, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Dominik Modlinski, Brynley Longman and Mel Delija. For a full list of contributors or to bid, visit the website.

Venue & Address: 
Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario

Art with Heart annual auction

Toni Hafkenscheid
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 9:30pm

This year's featured artist is Faculty of Design Instructor Toni Hafkenscheid. Art with Heart raises funds in support of Casey House, a world renowned facility which provides care for persons affected by HIV/AIDS.

Venue & Address: 
The Carlu 444 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Tickets: $125

ED & ID Silent Auction

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:30pm to Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:30am

A fundraiser for OCADU's Graduating Classes of Environmental and Industrial Design!

Thursday March 24 2016 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

OCAD U's graduating classes of Environmental and Industrial Design are hosting a silent auction to fundraise for the Graduation Exhibit.

The silent auction will have a variety of products for sale crafted by the students and faculty.

Products range from ceramics, wood-work, prints, paintings, furniture, jewelry, etc.

Appetizers will be served. Cash bar is available.

Come support and network with OCAD University's 2016 Graduates!

Special thanks to our host, The Umbra Store, and our sponsor, Amsterdam Brewery.

Terms & Conditions

All tickets are non refundable.

All proceeds go towards OCAD University's Graduation Exhibit.





Venue & Address: 
The Umbra Store 165 John Street
ED.ID Silent Auction Poster

GAL's Second Annual Art Auction Fundraiser

Image of a gallery interior
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 11:00pm to Friday, December 4, 2015 - 2:00am

Kelly Mark! Shary Boyle! Adrienne Marcella Kammerer! Amy Wong! Rob Macinnis! Beth Frey! Cody Cochrane! Meghan Farbridge! Milena Rodglic! Diana Lynn VanderMuelen! Maryanne Casasanta! Mary Ma! Kristen McCrea! Catherine Toews! Colleen McCarten! Dessa Harhay! Ilene Sova! Tomas Del Balso! Eunice Luk! Brynn Higgins-Stirrup! Nicole Aline Legault! David Woodward! Liz Little! Sagan Editions! Juliana Neufeld! Christy Kunitzky! Shellie Zhang! Meghan McKnight! And so many more, the submissions keep piling in.

DJ Mary Mack and DJ Chanteclair will be bringing the good vibes all night!

We are hosting our second annual art auction fundraiser at OCAD U, in support of Girls' Art League. We have so many amazing artists participating, we are over the moon. There will be tunes and refreshments, and wonderful times to be had. Silent auction ends at 9 pm - so be sure to come and get your bids in by then!

If you'd like to submit work, we have an open call until November 10th. Please email for more info.

Girls’ Art League (GAL) is a Toronto-based art centre with the mission of empowering girls and women through the visual arts. Girls of all artistic abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and lived experiences should have the opportunity to develop and exercise their artistic voice. We believe that this artistic voice and an empowered creative practice is cultivated when we connect, share, and learn from each other.

We provide the knowledge and resources for girls and women (GALs) to develop their artistic practice, express themselves visually, and build artistic confidence - all within a safe and supportive environment. Our team of artists and educators teach a variety of 2D, 3D, and time-based mediums, and present direct connections to successful female artists working today. GAL offers these teaching through regular 8-week courses, workshops, artist talks, self-directed learning programs, and mentorship programs. We are dedicated to building a vital community of girls and women interested in the arts in Toronto.

We are looking to continue the programming that was so successful last year. We would like to reach out to further social service organizations, and offer art education to women and girls who otherwise would not have access to such programming. Last year we offered workshops to Sheena’s Place (women affected by eating disorders), Gilda’s Club (women affected by cancer), Working Women Community Centre, Central Toronto Youth Services and other such organizations. We would like to expand this program, as well as provide weekly courses for women and girls. These programs, and rent for a space to host weekly courses are costly, and your art donations will help make this all possible!

For more information on who we are and what we do, visit us at

You can donate at:

Much love,
Girls' Art League

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery, 52 McCaul Street
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OCAD U artists support social causes at upcoming Timeraiser

Image of painting called Disperse, by artist Andre Kan
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:00am

On Saturday May 30 at Toronto's Power Plant Gallery, 18 OCAD U alumni and student artists will see their works on the auction block. But there’s a twist – bidders will be spending their volunteer hours rather than cash to take home the art.

Dubbed “a volunteer matching fair, a silent art auction, and a night out on the town,” Toronto’s 12th Timeraiser helps support emerging artists while promoting social causes. Timeraiser purchases the works from artists and the audience bids volunteer time to dozens of local charities including Habitat for Humanity, Native Women’s Resource Centre, Horizons for Youth and Open Studio.

Throughout the evening, participants meet with the various non-profit organizations to find available skilled volunteer opportunities. Once matches are made, the bidding can begin. Winning bidders have 12 months to fulfill their pledges in order to bring home the artwork as a reminder of their goodwill.

Tickets for the event are $20, OCAD U alumni and students only pay half price.

Fundraising auction most successful to date

Synthesis, mixed media artwork, by Anda Kubis
Photo of Auctioneer with artwork
Photo of woman bidding on piece
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:00am

Project 31, OCAD University’s annual auction to support student success, has raised $183,000, the largest amount in the event’s six-year history. By the time Waddington’s auctioneer Stephen Ranger announced the final winning bid on March 26, all 42 lots were sold. Twenty-four of these lots went at or above the catalogue estimate, with the most memorable competitive bid — a whopping $11,000 — winning a piece by Anda Kubis. Attendance exceeded 250, a number that included many of the artists whose works were up for auction.

Project 31 proceeds will support scholarships and awards for students in Drawing & Painting, Illustration, Digital Painting and Expanded Animation, Integrated Media, Material Art & Design, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture/Installation, as well as bursaries for students in financial need, equipment and materials for the Woodshop and Ceramics classes and the Photography and Jewellery Studios, the Digital Painting Atelier, Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives, the Centre for Students with Disabilities, and more.

The OCAD University community is grateful to the faculty and alumni who donated their works: Philippe Blanchard, Monica Bodirsky, Kotama Bouabane, John Carnes, Ian Carr-Harris, Nicole Collins, Douglas Coupland, John Deal, Judith Doyle, Mitchell Fenton, Paul Fournier, Nancy Friedland, Lisa Hampton, Spencer J. Harrison, Lynne Heller, Jody Hewgill, April Hickox, Mark Jaroszewicz, Anda Kubis, Colette Laliberté, JJ Lee, Ginette Legaré, Derek Liddington, Hugh Martin, Linda Martinello, Alex McLeod, Meryl McMaster, Laura Millard, Julie Nagam, Sarah Nind, Paulette Phillips, Diane Pugen, Edmond Rampen, John Scott, Rosalie Sharp, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Gary Taxali, Elaine Waisglass, Natalie Waldburger, and George A. Walker.

We would like to thank members of the Project 31 Committee for their hard work: Tom Barker, Paul Dallas, Paul Epp, Roderick Grant, April Hickox, Bruce Hinds, Amanda Hotrum, Tony Kerr, Caroline Langill, JJ Lee, Wrik Mead, Gayle Nicoll, Luke Painter, Michael Prokopow, Barbara Rauch, Lenore Richards, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Gillian Flanagan, Adam Tindale, Dot Tuer, and Ken Vickerson.

We would also like to thank our supporting galleries: Alison Milne Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Christensen Fine Art, Daniel Faria Gallery, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, Diaz Contemporary,  Division Gallery, Erin Stump Projects, Galerie Youn, General Hardware Contemporary , Katzman Contemporary, Mira Godard Gallery, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, p|m Gallery, Roberts Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery, and Susan Hobbs Gallery.

Project 31 is generously sponsored by Delaney Capital Management, Borden Ladner Gervais, First Capital Realty and David Smith, Smith Advisory. Final thanks also to event supporters Canadian Art, Waddington’s, Underwood Catering, Westbury National, Steam Whistle Brewing, 13th Street Winery and Chair-man Mills.


Photos by Gary Beechey