Art With Heart YEAR 13


Julie Hannaford

Anda Kubis
Pool #1 (2OO2)
Oil on canvas 24″ x 3O”
Drabinsky Gallery

For the past decade, Art with Heart has been a point of convergence for seeing old friends and new, for seeing the work of emerging and established artists, and for making a difference in the lives of those served by Casey House – all in one place and all at one time. My first Art with Heart experience was back in the day when it was at 80 Spadina, and I have been following the event ever since.

I look forward to the catalogue each year, and, each year, a group of loyal devotees of Art with Heart get together to review the lots and discuss our “most wanted” pieces. Each year, Art with Heart has given me the chance to add to the art in my office. So, each day at work is a chance to enjoy each work, to remember the fun and anticipation of the bidding, and, most importantly, to be reminded how we all make life meaningful through art – and how Art with Heart makes meaning in so many lives.

Project 31 coming March 29

OCAD University’s Project 31 Art Auction

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m.
Live Auction: 7 p.m.

Tickets: $95 (purchase tickets at

One of the city’s most accessible art collecting events, Project 31 is a live art auction offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD University’s talented faculty members, and a few specially invited guests.

Project 31 pairs the support of donating faculty members with specific areas of need at the university, such as program-specific scholarships, awards or bursaries for students, the university’s library and Learning Zone, the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program, additional hours with live models, or investments of new equipment for specific programs. Faculty members choose which area of need they wish to support through the sale of their donated work.

The auction a great place for budding art collectors to score great buys, with works selling very affordably anywhere from a few hundred dollars to under $10,000. Through the auction, patrons are able to access work by OCAD U’s award-winning faculty members — a pool of creative talent found nowhere else in Canada — while enriching the learning experience for the next generation of artists and designers.

This year’s auction includes work by Sandra Altwerger, Catherine Beaudette, Rudolf Bikkers, Philippe Blanchard, George Boileau, Robyn Cumming, Judith Doyle, Gary Gray, Lee Henderson, April Hickox, Natalka Husar, Chung-Im Kim, Anda Kubis, Anita Kunz, Surendra Lawoti, JJ Lee, Ginette Legarè, Jennifer Long, Laura Millard, Iza Mokrosz, Sarah Nind, Luke Painter, Nicholas and Sheila Pye, Jon Rafman, John Scott, Pete Smith, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Gary Taxali, Jon Todd and Sylvia Whitton.

This year’s auctioneer is Stephen Ranger, Vice President Business Development at Waddington’s.

In A Rush (2012), by Anda Kubis, Chair, Drawing & Painting at OCAD U
25 x 50 inches, digital output and oil on canvas. Courtesy of Elissa Cristall Gallery, estimate: $4,000 to $5,000.

OCAD University (OCAD U): 135 Years of Imagination
OCAD University ( 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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