Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction | Thank You!
On November 15, 360 people attended the MacLaren Art Centre’s 29th annual Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, which raises support for essential Gallery programmes. This year, over one-hundred and fifty artists generously donated 217 works of art, while local businesses supported the event as sponsors, caterers, advertisers and by donating dozens of Great Finds. Thank you to all who contributed and attended. It takes the entire community to make the evening a success!
Above all, we gratefully acknowledge and thank the contributing artists, without whom this event would not be possible: Robert Achtemichuk, Peter Adams, David Amos, Deborah Atkinson, Mary Lynne Atkinson, Katie Argyle, Angela Aujla-Letts, Amy Bagshaw, Matt Bahen, Brian Barrer, Susan Belcher, André Beneteau, Tamara Benoit, Derek Berry, Nathalie Bertin, Sarah Beveridge, Marilyn Black, Will Blakey, Therese Bolliger, Pauline Bradshaw, Sandy Brand, Kim Brett, Sheila Bristow, Jason Brown, Marlene Bulas, Marilyn Bull, Jane Burns, Sarah Cardoni, Nadine Carr, Annie Churchill, Jennie Clark, Allyson Clay, Frances Cockburn, Heather Collins, Jessica Comella, Evan Cooke, Justin Cosman, Allan Craig, Justin Cruickshank, Stephen Cruise, Teresa Cullen, Tanya Cunnington, Cathy Daley, Laura Dawe, Erika DeFreitas, Carol Deimling, Karl Denny, Luci Dilkus, Bonnie Dorgelo, Dave Duguay, Jason Dunda, Tyler Durbano, Elizabeth Eakins, Gail Esau, Gary Evans, Michael Farnan, Margaret Ferraro, Nahúm Flores, Harper Forbes, Paul Forde, Tori Foster, Jean Francis, Midori Fullerton, Sean George, Ann Gilbart, James Gillespie, Janet Goldblatt Holmes, Deb Grise, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Sarah Hawley, Sarah Hawley, April Hickox, David Hill, Marlene Hilton Moore, Julie Himel, William Hodges, Ian James Hopkins, Sherryl Hopper, Silvija Hord, Jonathan Houghton, Fred Hummel, Jason Hunter, Ruth Hurdle, Leonora Husveti-Frenette, John Jacquemain, Janet Jones, Nancy Jones, Jelica Jovin, Kathryn Kaiser, Gita Karklins, Ila Anne Kellerman, Louise Kelly, Nancy Kembry, Heather Kerslake, Michael Kilburn, Jennifer Klementti, Yam Lau, Timothy Laurin, Joan LeBoeuf, Chantal Leduc, Norma Lee, Lee-Ann LeMesurier, Sara Leonard, John Lennard, Joanne Lomas, Beryl Loney, Valerie Losell, Bogdan Luca, Jeanette Luchese, Christina Luck, Max Lupo, Sharon MacKinnon, Christine Mack, Craig Mainprize, Andrew Maize, Virginia Mak, Claudia Mandler McKnight, Robert Marchessault, Ilyana Martinez, James Alexander (Jimi) McKee, Charles Meanwell, Peter Miehm, Sue Miller, Louise Moore, Elaine Morton, Libby Mourant, Arlene Murphy, Par Nair, Jeff Nye, Benjamin Oakley, Ryan O’Connor, Jon Oelrichs, Stu Oxley, Margaret Ann Paradis, Meaghan Paterson, Beverly Pearl, Ginette Pelletier, Angela Plesa, Jill Price, Mike Pszczonak, Janet Read, Heather Riley, Kevin Roach, Melissa Robertson, Milena Roglic, Maria Denise Ruby, Cheryl Ruddock, Jonathan Sadowski, Scott Sawtell, Liz Schamehorn, Nicole Schwarz, Damon Shareski, Bewabon Shilling, Ron Shuebrook, Ross Skoggard, Ryan Sobkovich, Sue Street, MJ Steenberg, Derek Sullivan, Eileen Sweeney, Amy Switzer, Alice Teichert, Frances Thomas, Sandra Title, Ève K. Tremblay, Andy Vail, Julia Vandepolder, Cory van der Vliet, Melissa Wakefield, Drew Wallis, Anna Watson, Bernadette Wells, Janine Wheeler, Karen Wild, Regina Williams, Wendy Wingfelder, Olexander Wlasenko and Jennifer Woodburn as well as private collectors Rod Burns, Ingi Gould, Janice Laking, Eric May, Taylor Quinn, Barb Robillard and Tom Wolfenden.
Our grateful thanks is extended to the signature event sponsors Rod Burns – TD Wealth Kempenfelt Asset Management Group, Barriston Law and the Downtown Barrie Business Improvement Association as well as Andrew Peller Limited, Muskoka Brewing Company, Flow Water Inc. and Georgian Copy & Printers. Thank you also to our Great Finds contributors: Above Ground Art Supplies, Art Gallery of Ontario, AMBA Spa at Touchstone Resort, Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co., Jen & Jason O’Neill, Barrie Fire Department, Barrie’s Garden Centre, Barrie Scuba House, Barrie Country Club, Bikeland, Bliss Ann Green Yoga, Blue Mountain Resort, Brabary, Breathe Salon, Café of Life, Canadian Opera Company, Chelsea Chocolates, Coffin Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Drayton Entertainment, Everleigh Garden, Fabricland Barrie, Gates & Boards, Gravenhurst Opera House, Bark & Fitz, Hand & Stone – Park Place, Holland Marsh Wineries, Lindt Chocolate, Cesia Green, Lollipop Sky, Groovy Tuesday’s Bistro, Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, Homestead Artisan Bakery & Café, Common Good Cafe & Social House, The Gallery Café, Kent & Krista Smith, The Marilyn Denis Show, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery, Modo Yoga, Parenting by Nature, Rinaldi Salon & Spa, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, RX Salon, Sarah Uffelman Fine Jewellery, Karen Lediard Rug Hooking, Scholar’s Choice, Settlers’ Ghost Golf Club, Shanty Bay Golf Club, Shaws Maple Syrup, Shooting Star Photography, Starbucks – Park Place, Superior Tire & Auto, Vespra Hills Golf Club, Woodcarver Darek Stapinski, Barrie YMCA, Zehrs Bryne Dr. & Yonge St. and Zenetec Collision Repair Centre.
Our particular thanks to the Art Auction Committee and the MacLaren Board of Directors for generously donating a selection of wine for the raffle draw. We also sincerely appreciate the support of our advertisers: F.K. Machinery Limited, Homes for the Holidays – May Court Club of Barrie, Turner Lorriman Sturgeon Wealth Management Group, Cugelman & Eisen – Mitchell Eisen Barrister, Executive Detailing, Forest Hill Real Estate – Lynnette Eisen, Jaywoods Ltd., Jeff’s Junk, Jeff White Group, Holly’s Sweets & Eats, Mason Miller Accounting & Taxation, National Bank Financial, Plumbtech Plumbing Inc., Royal LePage First Contact Realty – Krista Alkerton, Royal LePage First Contact Realty – John Lawler, Salnek’s Custom Window Treatments, Simcoe Audio Video and Trans Canada Wood Products.
Thank you to Cravings Fine Food Market & Catering, Michael & Marion’s, The Farmhouse Restaurant and Holly’s Sweets & Eats. Thank you to our piper, Chris Scarf. Thank you to our graphic designer Zoup Creative Inc. Special thanks to Georgian College’s Museum and Gallery Studies students. We are especially indebted to our exceptional Art Auction Committee: Ruth Anderson (Chair), Nancy Bailey, Barb Brown, Reta Brown, Nadine Carr, Chris Charlebois, Melody Moon-Kyoung Cho, Sue Clark, Olivia Douglas, Leanna Foster, Patti Gwin, Diane Leuty, Hannah McLaughlin, Rebecca Munro, Heather Riley, Sue Sgambati, Allison Surtees, Katherine Ward, Barb Weir, Barb White and MacLaren Development Associates Jill Price and Sheila Delaney.
Photo: Andre Beneteau