OFF THE HOOK SILENT ART AUCTION A GREAT SUCCESS!
Making a bid for an artwork at the MacLaren's Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, 2011. Photo: André Beneteau.
More than 350 people attended the MacLaren's 21st annual Off the Hook Silent Art Auction on Friday, November 11. One hundred and thirty eight artists generously contributed 148 works of art, local businesses donated dozens of "Great Finds" and "Lucky Finds", and students from Georgian College's School of Design and Visual Arts created one-of-a-kind clocks. It was a terrific evening that raised over $57,000 for MacLaren programming. We are deeply grateful to these artists for contributing their work and we would also like to thank our corporate sponsors and advertisers, the many local businesses who made donations, the volunteer committee who organized the auction, and the Georgian College students who assisted during the installation and the event.
Tatyana Abel, Jeff Adams, Anthony Agnelli, Travis Allen, Darla Anderson, John David Anderson, Deborah Atkinson, Mary Lynne Atkinson, Brian Barrer, Susan Benoit, Tim Bilton, Marilyn Black, Veronica Black, Donna Boyko, Pauline Bradshaw, John Brevoord, Sheila Bristow, Lisa Brunetta, Marlene Bulas, Jane Burns, The Butabi Brothers, Sheila Butler, Steve Byrnes, Casey Catton, Melissa Christie, Frances Cockburn, Neil Collyer, Stephen Cruise, Paulette Dennis, Jacqui Derbecker, Niall Donaghy, Gail Esau, Gary Evans, Peter Fancy, David Figueroa, Jean Francis, Ted Fullerton, Nicolo Gallo, Jennifer Gauci, Victor Gauci, Gwynne Giles, Will Gorlitz, Irina Gretchanaia, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Frederick Hagan, Halo Art Program (Students of the New Path & Family Services), Siamak Hariri, Pat Hart, John Hartman, Joseph Hartman, George Hawrysch, Robert Hengeveld, Roy Hickling, April Hickox, Mark Hope, Ian James Hopkins, Fred Hummel, Ruth Irvine, Gail Jordan, Tyler Jordan, Gita Karklins, Darren Keast, Michael Kilburn, Linda Koenemund, Mara Korkola, L. Ball L., Chezlynne Ladouceux, James Lahey, Timothy Laurin, Joan LeBoeuf, John Lennard, Beryl M. Loney, Jeanette Luchese, Bonnie MacAuley, Steve Manale, Claudia Mandler McKnight, Sarah Martin, Kaitlin Mason, Georgeanne Mattews, Natalie McDonald, Trevor Craig McDonnell, Joanna McEwen, Charles Meanwell, Jeff Menzies, Erik Meyerhoffer, Lila Miller, Vallery Mokrytzki, Louise Moore, Teresa Moore, Elaine Morton, Charlotte Nicholls, Jan Novak, Benjamin Oakley, Jon Oelrichs, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Meaghan Paterson, Beverly Pearl, Juliana Pivato, Jill Price, Michael Rae, Janet Read, Matthew Reesor, Sarah Reesor, Merv Richardson, Julie Robb, Aaron Rose, Katherine Ross, Maria Denise Ruby, Cheryl Ruddock, Hala Saab, Jonathan Sadowski, Scribbleflower, Ben Shannon, Damon Shareski, Don Sibley, Candice Silveira, Alek Sorotschynski, M.J. Steenberg, Chris Stone, Kat Sumpton, Eileen Sweeney, Amy Switzer, Frances Thomas, Terry Thomas, Jocelyn Thorpe, Meghan Thorpe, Renee van der Putten, Horace Vick, Stan Vogt, Melissa Wakefield, Kelly Wallace, Hillary Webb, Pat Westerneng, Charlotte Williams, Regina Williams, and Olexander Wlasenko
Sponsors and Advertisers
Sponsors: Barriston Law, TD Waterhouse, Rod Burns Advertisers: The Brentwood Salon, Cugelman & Eisen, Curry's Artists' Materials, The Foot Fairy Nurse/Diane Leuty RN PN, Georgian Copy & Printers Inc., Hassey Realty/ Colin Hassey, Johnny's Fresh Fish & Seafood Market Inc., Kempenfelt Bay School, John McNabb Clothier, Royal LePage/Krista Alkerton, Royal LePage/John Lawler, Dr. Dean Smith, Dental Surgeon Great Food Prepared by: Cravings, Michael & Marion's, Oscar's Restaurant Wine Sponsor: Joseph's Estate Wines, Allan Dunec Chocolates Supplied by: Georgian College, Hospitality & Tourism Department, Culinary Program Master of Ceremonies: Glenn Coulson, Host, Rogers TV "Daytime" Bagpiper: Charles Meanwell Gong Provided by: Barrie Central Collegiate Printing: Kempenfelt Group Design and Brochure Layout: Claudine Benoit. Zoup Creative Inc.
Great Finds/Lucky Finds Contributors
Afternoon Tea Party, Avalon Jewellers, Bandito Video, Barrie Colts tickets courtesy of Western Mechanical, Barrie Film Festival, Barrie Sports Dome, Beaches Fine Market Grill, Botanix, Bravo Fine Lingerie, Nadine Carr- Handbuilt Pottery, Chelsea Chocolates, City of Barrie, Cravings Fine Food Market & Catering, Double Door Studios, Erik Meyerhoffer RMT, Femme Fatale Spa, Flowers and Sense, Forks in the Trail B&B , Gates & Boards, Groovy Tuesdays, i.d.hair studio, Janet Kemp Fashions, Jewellers Bench, Laser Quest, Nancy Latimer, Martin House Art, Metzger Studio, Michael & Marion's, Miglio Designer Jewellery, MyBoyz3 , Oscar's Restaurant, Our House, Painter's Hall Bistro, Pie - Wood Fired Pizza Joint, Ridge West Gallery, Settlers Ghost Golf Club, Shirley's Bayside Grill, Softscapes (Monica Gubert-Gomes, Certified Arborist), Studio Bliss, Theatre by the Bay, The Artisan's Gallery, The Paper Merchant, The Red Tulip, Tropical North Surf Shop, Wild Wings, Wyewood Custom Cabinets, Zest
Georgian College Students
Jayme Ariss, Morgan Bath, David Constable, Nicole Conway, Rosie Cornelius, David Duguay, Aurelia Enselmoz, Donald German, Bailey Hartnell, Shannon Kennedy, Samantha Latter, Nichelle Lewis, Joanne Lomas, Nikki Maher, Natalie Passmore, Rebeca Robitaille, Sue Street, Bernadette Wells, and Toni Wright, with the leadership of Instructor Frances Thomas
Cathie Bowden (Chair), Nadine Carr, Sheila Delaney, Lynnette Eisen, Patti Gwin, Shirley Hazleden, Diane Leuty, Tori Router, Betty Anne Taylor and Jean Varep, and other volunteers Michael Coughlin, Stephen Farrell, Ann Gilbart, and Natalie McDonald
About the MacLaren
The MacLarenArtCentre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 26,600 works of art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, public art projects, education activities and special events. The MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie. This architectural landmark combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. The complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing department. The building is wheelchair accessible. There is ample public parking nearby.
Gallery Location: The MacLarenArtCentre is located at 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, 90 km north of Toronto. From highway 400 north, exit at Dunlop Street East, continue on Dunlop Street through to Mulcaster Street, and turn left. We are one block north of Dunlop Street, on the south-east corner of Collier and Mulcaster.
Gallery Hours: The MacLarenArtCentre is open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The MacLarenArtCentre is closed statutory holidays.
Gallery Tours: Guided tours of the Gallery for groups and schools are available by appointment. Free public tours of the winter exhibitions are scheduled for Sunday, December 11, January 15 and February 12 at 1:00 pm
Gallery Admission: Suggested general admission $5. Family Sunday Workshops continue to December 18, 2011. Materials are provided. Space is limited, so arrive early! Admission: $5 per child/Family Membership holders free.
Acknowledgements: The MacLarenArtCentre gratefully acknowledges the support of its members, benefactors, partners and donors, the City of Barrie, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.