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