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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For more information or to request images, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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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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For more information or to request images, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)