Welcome to the web site of the McMichael Volunteer Committee. You’ll find information about our committee, as well as information about our Annual Autumn Art Sale. If you would like to join us, click on the button below.
Thanks to everyone who visited the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for our 22nd Annual Autumn Art Sale 2012. Fifty talented Canadian artists and sculptors descended on the McMichael for the weekend and sold over 160 works of art. Our annual Fundraiser was a huge success, selling over $90,000 worth of great art, and raising $30,000 for volunteer initiatives at the McMichael. It was wonderful to see so many talented emerging artists.
This year’s Top Artist was Doris Pontieri, and Top Sculptor was Bev Stewart. The Top Ten was rounded out by Peter Rotter, Larry Deacon, Joe Sampson, Floyd Elzinga, Mark Berens, Lynda Cunningham, Lloyd Wilson, Jamie Maclean, and Michele Van Maurik.
Funds raised help support children’s education programs, our popular Sunday Concert Series, and special exhibitions at the McMichael.
Stay tuned for information on next year’s sale, October 18-20, 2013. The application deadline will be May 31, 2013. If you would like to be added to the application notification list, click here.
Over 180 Artists & Sculptors applied to be a part of this year’s Volunteer run Art Sale, and it’s gratifying to see how many talented individuals there are out there. Our jury had the unbelievably difficult task of selecting the cream of the crop, and these are the successful applicants. Thanks to all those who applied, and congratulations to those who made it in.
This year’s sale takes place the weekend of October 19 – 21, 2012. The Opening Night Gala is on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 – 10 pm, and the sale continues Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 5 pm.
Congratulations to last year’s top artists, who are automatically invited back. Mark Berens was Best in Show, and Beverley Stewart was our Top Sculptor. and our Top Ten group included Janet Bailey, Jeremy Browne, Larry Deacon, Susan Gosevitz, Dianne Green, Doris Pontieri, Peter Rotter, Joe Sampson, and Michael Zarowsky.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 21st Annual Autumn Art Sale a great success. Our 50 artists and sculptors sold over $133,000 worth of art, raising over $40,000 for volunteer initiatives.
Browse our pages to find out more about the McMichael Volunteer Committee, our programs and initiatives, and how you can become involved.
Over 210 Artists & Sculptors applied to be a part of this year’s 21st Annual Volunteer run Art Sale, and it’s gratifying to see how many talented individuals there are out there. Our jury had the unbelievably difficult task of selecting the cream of the crop, and these are the successful applicants. Thanks to all those who applied, and congratulations to those who made it in.
Congratulations to this year’s top artists. Peter Rotter was Best in Show (for the second year in a row), Florence Chik-Lau was our Top Sculptor, and our Top Ten group included Mike Smalley, Jeremy Browne, Tim Packer (Best in Show 2007/2008), Deborah Gibson, Janet Bailey, Lorne Winters, Doris Pontieri (Best in Show 2006), Stephen Yau, and Jamie MacLean.
|Janet Bailey||Top 10 Artist||http://www.theartofjebailey.com|
|Allan Beckley||Returning Artist|
|Mark Berens||Returning Artist||http://www.markberens.com|
|Sheila Britton||New Artist|
|Jeremy Browne||Top 10 Artist||http://www.jeremybrownestudios.com|
|Florence Chik-Lau||Top Sculptor||http://www.chiklau.com|
|Claustro (Carol Currie and Stuart Leggett)||Returning Artist||http://www.claustro.ca|
|Lynda Cunningham||Returning Artist||http://www.lyndacunningham.com|
|Alan Darling||New Artist|
|Jerre Davidson||New Artist||http://www.jerredavidsonglass.com|
|John Day||New Artist||http://www.johnday.ca|
|Larry Deacon||Returning Artist||http://www.larrydeacon.com|
|Martin Foley||Returning Artist|
|Gretta Gibney||New Artist||http://www.grettagibney.com|
|Deborah Gibson||Top 10 Artist||http://www.gibsonart.ca|
|Susan Gosevitz||New Artist||http://www.susangosevitz.com|
|Margo Gracey||New Artist||http://www.bramblewoodstudio.com|
|Dianne Green||New Artist|
|Robert Hinves||New Artist||http://www.artofroberthinves.com|
|Elva Hook||Returning Artist||http://www.elvahook.com|
|Clint Jammer||New Artist||http://www.ClintJammerArt.com|
|Jamie Jardine||New Artist||http://www.jamiejardine.ca|
|Jon Jarro||New Artist||http://www.jonjarro.com|
|Roxanne Jervis||Returning Artist|
|Yaeyul Kim||New Artist|
|Kenneth Kirsch||Returning Artist||http://www.kenkirsch.com|
|Anna Kutishcheva||Returning Artist||http://www.mahnart.com|
|Sabine Liva||New Artist||http://www.sabstudios.com|
|Jamie Maclean||Top 10 Artist|
|Hugh McKenzie||Returning Artist||http://www.hughmckenzie.com|
|Billy-Jack Milligan||New Artist||http://www.billyjacksfineart.com|
|Catherine Mills||New Artist||http://www.catherinemillsartist.com|
|Joanne Mitchell||Returning Artist||http://www.joannemitchell.com|
|Sylvia Naylor||New Artist||http://www.sylvianaylor.com|
|Tim Packer||Top 10 Artist||http://www.timpacker.com|
|Christine Paige||New Artist||http://www.ChristinePaige.ca|
|Doris Pontieri||Top 10 Artist|
|Peter Rotter||Top Artist||http://www.peterrotter.com|
|Joe Sampson||Returning Artist||http://www.sampsonstudio.com|
|Teresa Seaton||Returning Artist||http://www.TeresaSeaton.ca|
|Mike Smalley||Top 10 Artist|
|Mike Smith||New Artist||http://www.mikesmith.ca|
|Beverly Stewart||Returning Artist||http://www.bevsgallery.ca|
|Glenna Treasure||New Artist||http://www.textiletreasures.ca|
|Margarethe Vanderpas||Returning Artist||http://www.margarethe-vanderpas.com|
|Lorne Winters||Top 10 Artist||http://www.lornewinters.com|
|A Wishart||New Artist|
|Stephen Yau||Top 10 Artist||http://www.stephenyau.com|
|Michael Zarowsky||Returning Artist||http://www.zarowsky.net|
|Jack Zhou||New Artist||http://www.jackzhou.com|