The Big Draw 2018 - Annual Silent Auction

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm

Included in the auction, works from: Jason Baerg, Laura Millard, Luke Painter, Cathy Daley, John Scott, Michele White, David Clarkson, Colette Laliberte, Daniel Hutchinson, Dan Solomon, Barry Ace, Anda Kubis and many others!

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall, OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.
$5 students, $10 public
Big Draw promo poster

Photography Faculty & Friends Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser

Monday, March 10, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, March 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Ontario College of Art & Design (Closest intersection: Dundas & McCaul)
100 McCaul Street, 2nd Fl, Display Case Windows – next to room 240 (north of the cafe, near the southern elevator)

A wide range of supporters have donated their work such as Jakub Dolej, Danielle Bleackley, Hugh Martin, Clint McLean, faculty including Barbara Astman, Eldon Garnet, Simon Glass, April Hickox, Vid Ingelevics, Jennifer Long, Lindsay Page, Nick Pye, David Scopick, and Peter Sramek, and alumni Sally Ayre, Kotama Bouabane, Frances Beatty, Scott Chandler, AngelA Del Buono, Kadijda de Paula, Melissa General, Crystal Liu, Tek, and Shelbie Vermette - as well as many more!

This initiative raises much needed and deserved cash awards for undergraduate students within the OCAD photography program. All funds earned are put directly towards awards divided between second, third, and fourth year students.

All artworks start at a base price of $30. Bids go up at a minimum increase of $10 per on-site bid and $25 per reserve bid. Images will be on public display alongside their bidding forms from 7:30am to midnight through the run of the auction. We encourage you to bid early and bid often! This year we will also be offering reserve bidding services on Wednesday, March 12th from 5pm to 7pm, and on the closing night, Friday, March 14th from 5pm to 6:30pm. To place a reserve bid, please come to the school during the fore mentioned times, and a auction representative will be happy to assist you. Please note, to place a reserve bid, we require credit card information. Reserve bids will be monitored and updated to bidding forms a minimum of twice a day. During the final bidding night, unposted reserve bids may win the auction, but every effort will be made to keep the price information on the bidding forms as current as possible.

Venue & Address: 
Level 2, outside Paul Fleck Lecture Room (Rm. 240) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario


close up photo of two tonges touching with text regarding the silent auction details
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 4:00am

INTAC (International Art Collaborations) is a network allowing those of us at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada to create collaborative artworks with partner universities in South Korea, India, Germany, Japan and Finland.

Each year INTAC curates a culminating exhibition to show the final collection of works. This year INTAC has been given the opportunity to install the exhibition in Toronto, Canada and Tampere, Finland

Although installing two shows of this scale is an incredibly exciting and welcomed opportunity, the printing and organizing of these events will be a costly endeavor. The group has therefore organized a silent auction to help cover some of the costs involved.

A silent auction will be set up on the second floor of 100 McCaul in the hallway South of Ada Slaight Gallery. If you are interested in any of these items, please write down your bid and email address/ contact information, along side which item you are bidding on. The silent auction runs from March 21st- April 9th. The winner of each item will be contacted by the April 10th. In Ada Slaight Gallery, we have our INTAC group show installed which includes work from students all over the world.

Please join us for our opening party Thursday March 24th from 6-9pm.


Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Ada Slaight Gallery (2nd Floor)

OCAD U’s The Big Draw - Silent Auction- Call for Submissions

illustration of a hand
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, January 8, 2016 - 5:00am

The Big Draw is back this year on February 9th, 2016 and we hope you can be a part of it!

The Big Draw is an annual silent auction of juried work from Drawing and Painting students, alumni and faculty with proceeds going to support the Graduating Catalogue for our Drawing and Painting students!!

We are looking for submissions of both artworks and experiences to be included that highlight the work of our current students, alumni, and faculty as well as allowing for a unique opportunity for these three groups to work together! We are asking alumni to also consider donating their time through experiences or mentoring opportunities for current students/recent alumni such as studio visits, portfolio reviews, workshops, etc.

Submissions will be juried, and accepted alumni work will be part of our silent auction, with the work being sold as 50% donation to the Drawing and Painting catalogue fund, and 50% to the artist.

We look forward your ideas and artworks to be submitted by our deadline of Friday, January 8th, 2016 at 4 pm.

Artwork Details:
Maximum size of actual work: 24" x 24" (Flat, wall mounted artwork please)
Any medium
Please send all proposals to: by Friday, January 8th, 2016 at 4 pm.

For proposals of artwork submissions please send jpeg’s
150 dpi, maximum height/width 1000 pixels
Within the body of the email, please include: full name, title, medium, dimensions, DRPT year (if applicable), best email contact. Please title your jpg with your name and title of work so it looks like this:

For proposals of experiences to be donated:
Within the body of the email, please include: full name, DRPT year (if applicable), best email contact and your idea for your donated experience. Where possible, include an estimated value.

Please consider submitting for this terrific event to support our graduating students!

And on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016- Get ready for THE BIG DRAW!
Starting at 5 pm
Location: The Great Hall
100 McCaul St. Toronto

For more information, please contact:
Vivian So, Program Assistant

Community gathers to support Lifeline Syria

People standing by a podium
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:45pm

November’s Lifeline Syria fundraiser and silent auction expressed OCAD University's efforts as part of the Lifeline Syria Challenge, in concert with our sister universities in the GTA. The event on November 27 involved an impressive 20 volunteers and 40 contributing artists, with a total of 50 works put up for auction.

More than a hundred students staff and faculty came together to share stories, enjoy a meal and raise awareness about the refugee crisis. They also raised money: approximately $3,000 over the course of four hours.

Several guests spoke at the event: Deanne Fisher, Associate Vice-President, Students; Professor Nabil Harfoush (who talked about his experiences as a Syrian immigrant to Canada); Martin Ginsherman, a resettlement volunteer, former refugee justice and the parent of an OCAD U student; and Pablo Munoz, an Industrial Design student who also donated a print for the auction.

The afternoon was made possible through the amazing efforts of the Impact Collective team, OCADSU and Jay Ginsherman, Bianca Channer, Sharene Shafie, Madison Leeson and Dana Prieto. A highlights for guests was the delicious curry, kibbeh, salad, sambusak, sweets and more prepared by a team of volunteer cooks that included: Nadia Zoobi Shafey, Najah El-Zoobi, Rima Hanbali, Mona Saab, Ghada Algabi, Amana Sanjakdar, Hanna Husamaldin, Mona Alkari, Fatoon Alkari, Radieh Moussa and Zarina Decambre.

Please visit to see how you can contribute!

Photography Silent Auction

Photograph of disassembled mannequins in an empty room
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, March 13, 2015 - 4:00am

Please join us in this year’s Photography Silent Auction running until March 13, 2015. Works can be seen in display cases on the 2nd floor hallway at OCAD U.

Proceeds will be going towards International Art Collaborations, an art collective founded in 2010 consisting of artists from OCAD U, as well as participating schools in Finland, South Korea, Germany and Japan

The auction closes Friday March 13th at 3pm.

Happy bidding!

Image courtesy of the artist: “Fourth Floor Behind Womenswear” by Lucas Johnson

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. 2nd Floor Display Cases

The Big Draw

The Big Draw Poster
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:00pm

The Big Draw - Silent Auction Fundraiser !

Tuesday Feb. 11th, 2014
Starts at 5:00pm

The Big Draw - Silent Auction

The Big Draw is back this year at OCAD University!
A silent auction of juried work from Drawing and Painting students, alumni and faculty should first draw you in. There will be cocktails, a draw for prizes and this year our first ever Name that Painting game show event hosted by none other than the effervescent and charming Keith Cole!!

Please join us early! Doors to the OCAD U Auditorium open at 5 pm. $10 cover, $5 students: tickets include pizza slice and draw ticket.
Silent Auction ends at 7pm.
Then the Name that Painting game show begins!

All proceeds from the Big Draw will go towards the Graduating Catalogue for our Drawing and Painting students!!

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario  
$10 or $5 for students