Wednesday, November 19, 2008

OCAD Mystery Art Sale

Link Cages of Desire by Ingrid Mida, (Mixed Media, 5.5 x 7.5 x 3) 2008

The Ontario College of Art and Design Mystery Art Sale is now in preview both onsite and online. This fundraiser for OCAD sells artwork by both famous and soon-to-be famous Canadian artists, but the buyer does not find out the name of the artist until after they purchase it for the paltry sum of $75.

I love the fact that people buy works of art that they love - not because of the name, but because they see a something that speaks to them. This sale is so popular that people line up for hours before the sale begins. Of course, buyers have previewed the work and have their list of lot numbers in hand.

In case anyone is interested, my two pieces which are shown above are lot #592 and lot #609. These works are from my series "Cages of Desire".

OCAD Mystery Art Sale
416-977-6000 ext. 823

Previews November 19 - 22 (noon to 6 pm)
Online Preview November 19 - 22
Public Art Sale November 22, 10 am to 4 pm
Free Admission