Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale (Public Sale Day)

Whodunit?
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

In six short years, Whodunit? has established itself as one of Toronto’s favourite art events. OCAD students, faculty, alumni and many other artists, designers and creative celebrities who support the university donate 5_” x 7_” works, each of which is sold for $75. The identity of the mystery artist is revealed on the back of each artwork.

In 2007, the sale raised more than $225,000 to support OCAD’s unique creative environment. This year, Whodunit? proceeds will fund resources and upgrades for the Dorothy H. Hoover Library and a new student Learning Zone at OCAD. Every piece of art sold supports the learning experience of OCAD students.

New this year, the works in the public sale will be available for preview online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19.

Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 22, starting at 10 a.m. Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the work in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 19 and Friday, November 21, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19

Preview Gala:
Thursday, November 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

The Preview Gala includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art (small and mid-sized works), and a live auction of larger works by well-known artists. Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special chance to preview the hundreds works available in the public sale.
Tickets: $150

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at the Ontario College of Art & Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free (work is available for purchase for $75)
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Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale Preview Gala

Whodunit?
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:30pm to Friday, November 21, 2008 - 3:00am

In six short years, Whodunit? has established itself as one of Toronto’s favourite art events. OCAD students, faculty, alumni and many other artists, designers and creative celebrities who support the university donate 5_” x 7_” works, each of which is sold for $75. The identity of the mystery artist is revealed on the back of each artwork.

In 2007, the sale raised more than $225,000 to support OCAD’s unique creative environment. This year, Whodunit? proceeds will fund resources and upgrades for the Dorothy H. Hoover Library and a new student Learning Zone at OCAD. Every piece of art sold supports the learning experience of OCAD students.

New this year, the works in the public sale will be available for preview online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19.

Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 22, starting at 10 a.m. Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the work in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 19 and Friday, November 21, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19

Preview Gala:
Thursday, November 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

The Preview Gala includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art (small and mid-sized works), and a live auction of larger works by well-known artists. Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special chance to preview the hundreds works available in the public sale.
Tickets: $150

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at the Ontario College of Art & Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Tickets: $150
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Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale Preview

Whodunit?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:00am

In six short years, Whodunit? has established itself as one of Toronto’s favourite art events. OCAD students, faculty, alumni and many other artists, designers and creative celebrities who support the university donate 5_” x 7_” works, each of which is sold for $75. The identity of the mystery artist is revealed on the back of each artwork.

In 2007, the sale raised more than $225,000 to support OCAD’s unique creative environment. This year, Whodunit? proceeds will fund resources and upgrades for the Dorothy H. Hoover Library and a new student Learning Zone at OCAD. Every piece of art sold supports the learning experience of OCAD students.

New this year, the works in the public sale will be available for preview online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19.

Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 22, starting at 10 a.m. Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the work in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 19 and Friday, November 21, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19

Preview Gala:
Thursday, November 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

The Preview Gala includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art (small and mid-sized works), and a live auction of larger works by well-known artists. Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special chance to preview the hundreds works available in the public sale.
Tickets: $150

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at the Ontario College of Art & Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Preview is Free; Preview Gala tickets: $150
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Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale - Gala Preview Party

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 11:30pm to Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 3:00am

The Whodunit? special Gala Preview, supported by Aeroplan and hosted by CBC's Jian Ghomeshi, takes place Wed., Nov. 21, from 6:30 to 10 pm. The evening includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the Exquisite Cocktail Lounge. The highlight of the evening is a live auction of large-scale artworks by an exclusive group of artists that includes Shelley Adler, Paul Beliveau, David Blackwood, Ed Burtynsky, Cathy Daley, Peter Hoffer, James Lahey, Nathalie Maranda, Jacques Payette, Charles Pachter, John Scott and a special mystery artist. Guests will also have the opportunity to preview all works available in the Whodunit? Public Art Sale at leisure. Gala Preview tickets can be purchased online at www.whodunit.ca.
Whodunit? Public Sale:

Maybe you're looking to begin an art collection but don't know where to start. Or maybe you want to augment your existing collection with an artist whose work can be hard to obtain. Whatever your situation, you're guaranteed to find beautiful, affordable art at the 6th annual Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale, presented by BMO Financial Group, taking place Nov. 20 to 24.
A Toronto tradition, Whodunit? has been called 'one of the city's most ingenious visual art fundraisers' by Globe and Mail art critic Sarah Milroy. Whodunit? offers hundreds of original works donated by Canadian artists, creative celebrities, OCAD faculty, alumni and students.
Every piece measures 5'' x 7'' and each piece is $75. The mystery'who created the art'is solved only after the piece is bought and turned over to reveal the artist's name on the back. You never know, you may find yourself owning a work by Will Alsop, Barbara Astman or Margaret Atwood. Other contributors this year include Sandra Altwerger, Kai Chan, Andy Fabo, David Kaye, Barbara Klunder, Burton Kramer, Jesus Mora, Charles Pachter, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Rachel Taggart, Gary Taxali and Tony Urquhart to name only a few.
Art enthusiasts are invited to preview work starting Tues., Nov. 20 until Fri., Nov. 23 from noon to 8 pm (Wednesday until 6 pm), prior to the Sat., Nov. 24 sale (9 am to 4 pm). Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis. It is highly recommended that visitors preview the work through the week, make a wish list and arrive early to Saturday's sale.
Full Schedule of Events:

Public Preview Days:
12 noon to 8 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, November 20, 22, 23 2007
12 noon to 6 pm, Wednesday, November 21
Gala Preview:
Includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art, and a live auction of larger works by very well-known artists.
Guests enjoy cocktails, and hors' d'oeuvres and a special chance to view hundreds of pieces of original art.
6:30 to 10 pm, Wednesday, November 21
Tickets $150
Public Art Sale:
9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, November 24

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall and Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Gala Preview tickets: $150 (purchase online)
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Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale

Whodunit07
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 5:00am

Maybe you're looking to begin an art collection but don't know where to start. Or maybe you want to augment your existing collection with an artist whose work can be hard to obtain. Whatever your situation, you're guaranteed to find beautiful, affordable art at the 6th annual Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale, presented by BMO Financial Group, taking place Nov. 20 to 24.
A Toronto tradition, Whodunit? has been called 'one of the city's most ingenious visual art fundraisers' by Globe and Mail art critic Sarah Milroy. Whodunit? offers hundreds of original works donated by Canadian artists, creative celebrities, OCAD faculty, alumni and students.
Every piece measures 5'' x 7'' and each piece is $75. The mystery'who created the art'is solved only after the piece is bought and turned over to reveal the artist's name on the back. You never know, you may find yourself owning a work by Will Alsop, Barbara Astman or Margaret Atwood. Other contributors this year include Sandra Altwerger, Kai Chan, Andy Fabo, David Kaye, Barbara Klunder, Burton Kramer, Jesus Mora, Charles Pachter, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Rachel Taggart, Gary Taxali and Tony Urquhart to name only a few.
Art enthusiasts are invited to preview work starting Tues., Nov. 20 until Fri., Nov. 23 from noon to 8 pm (Wednesday until 6 pm), prior to the Sat., Nov. 24 sale (9 am to 4 pm). Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis. It is highly recommended that visitors preview the work through the week, make a wish list and arrive early to Saturday's sale.
A special Gala Preview, supported by Aeroplan, and hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q on CBC Radio One, takes place Wed., Nov. 21, from 6:30 to 10 pm. The evening includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the Exquisite Cocktail Lounge. The highlight of the evening is a live auction of large-scale artworks by an exclusive group of artists that includes Shelley Adler, Paul Beliveau, David Blackwood, Ed Burtynsky, Cathy Daley, Peter Hoffer, James Lahey, Nathalie Maranda, Jacques Payette, Charles Pachter, John Scott and a special mystery artist. Guests will also have the opportunity to preview all works available in the Whodunit? Public Art Sale at leisure. Gala Preview tickets can be purchased online at www.whodunit.ca.

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale Schedule:

Public Preview Days:

12 noon to 8 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, November 20, 22, 23 2007

12 noon to 6 pm, Wednesday, November 21

Gala Preview:

Includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art, and a live auction of larger works by very well-known artists.

Guests enjoy cocktails, and hors' d'oeuvres and a special chance to view hundreds of pieces of original art.

6:30 to 10 pm, Wednesday, November 21

Tickets $150

Public Art Sale:

9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, November 24

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Public events are free; Preview Evening: $150)
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OCADU announces dates for the 9th annual Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:00am

(Toronto — September 2, 2010) Art collectors: mark your calendars! OCAD University (OCADU) will hold its famous “Whodunit? OCADU Mystery Art Sale” on Saturday, November 20, with public previews taking place from November 17 to 19. Works will be available for online previews starting November 17 at www.ocad.ca.

One of Toronto’s most anticipated annual art events, the Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale presents work by OCADU students, faculty, alumni, acclaimed artists and designers and creative celebrities — all the same size (5½” x 7½”) and all the same price ($75) — with proceeds supporting OCADU’s unique creative environment.

All artworks — ranging from paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, textiles or jewellery, to graphic works, illustrations, prototypes and mock-ups — are exhibited anonymously. Art enthusiasts can shop relieved of the pressure of needing to know who the artists are, or they can take pleasure in the guessing game! The artist behind the work is only revealed after it’s purchased.

Since it began in 2001, Whodunit? has raised more than $900,000 to support creativity and learning for students at OCAD University. Help us reach the $1 million mark in 2010!

Art works are sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 20, starting at 10 a.m.

Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the display in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!

Whodunit? OCADU Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 17, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 17

Preview Gala:
Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Savour cocktails while bidding on mystery art chosen exclusively for sale in the Gala Preview’s Silent Auction (featuring small-scale work) and the exciting Emerging Artists Live Auction (featuring full-scale work from a select group of new talent). Get a sneak peek at the hundreds of pieces of mystery art to be sold in the Whodunit? Public Art Sale.
Tickets: $150
Dress: Art School Chic
Auctioneer: Stephen Ranger
Music: DJ Aural (Grapefruit)

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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