The Artist Cookbook “Shared Plates” Online Fundraising Auction
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” —Cesar Chavez
Shared Plates is a fundraising component held in conjunction with the release of The Artist Cookbook Vol. 2 edited by Carrie Perreault. Contributing artists from the latest Vol. (along with a few of our friends from Vol. 1) made drawings on dinner and side plates that will be auctioned online. The proceeds from the sale of the plates will benefit the crucial and urgent work that FoodShare undertakes in communities across Tkaronto/Toronto.
The plates will be sold during TWO online auctions in November, 2021 and both auctions are open for bidding now!! Visit The Artist Cookbook >> Shared Plates to navigate to the online auction or check out the specific dates/ links listed below.
The dinner plates have a starting bid of $45 (which includes a flat shipping fee) and the side plates have a starting bid of $35. Once the auctions have ended, the plates will be mailed within three business days after payment has been received. Shipping within Canada can be unpredictable and typically takes 10-15 days.
This auction accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. If this is a barrier to your participation, please email and INTERAC e-Transfer will be accepted.
A selection of plates will be available for in-person preview:
Saturday, November 13— The Stop’s Farmer’s Market at Wychwood Barns, Toronto
Saturday, November 27—BAM! Holiday Edition at Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto
Dinner Plate Artists.
Barbara Lounder, Bev Pike, Carrie Perreault, Catherine Heard, Derek Sullivan, Diane Borsato, Eve Tagny, Geoffrey Farmer, Gunilla Josephson, Ilyana Martínez, Kate Wilson, Kristine Moran, Kuh Del Rosario, Larissa Tiggelers, Laura Grier, Laura Marotta, Lee Henderson, Libby Hague, Lisa Neighbour, Liz Parkinson, Lucien Durey, Milutin Gubash, Natascha Niederstrass, Patrick Howlett, Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Sara Graham, Suzie Smith, Todd Gronsdahl, Yann Pocreau
Side Plate Artists.
Amanda Schoppel, Amanda White, Andrea Oliver Roberts, Andrew McPhail, Bruce Barber, Erika Lincoln, Howard Podeswa, Jinhan Ko, Joy Walker, Kate Wivell, Kristine Mifsud, Laura Letinsky, Linda Duvall, Luke Maddaford, Maria Simmons, Maya Fuhr, Panya Clark Espinal, Racquel Rowe, Salima Punjani, Sheri Osden Nault, Shogo Okada, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Veronika Horlik
Through the support of fundraisers such as this one, important advances have been made to make our food system one that is more equitable. Everyone deserves access to affordable, fresh, nutritious food. FoodShare has been a leader in the food movement since 1985, they focus on food justice by working to dismantle oppressive structures that hold poverty and food insecurity in place. To that end, FoodShare collaborates with and takes cue from those most affected by poverty and food insecurity—Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, People with Disabilities. Together advocating for bold public policy interventions, offering innovative food education and nutrition programs, and increasing access to fresh, nutritious food. Each year FoodShare reaches over 260,000 people.
Carrie Perreault’s recent exhibitions and projects include It’s a Thin Line, Gallery Stratford, Pacing the House, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo and period of adjustment, Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines. In 2019, she published period of adjustment, a poster/pamphlet with essays by Sky Gooden and Lucy R. Lippard, and The Artist Cookbook Vol. 1. Perreault won the Best of Art Fair, 2021, at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and has received grants from the OAC, TAC, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She also serves as a member of the York South-Western Tenant Union.
** If your organization/ workplace/ studio/ gallery would like to cross-promote this fundraiser please contact Carrie Perreault for a press kit and to further discuss! As a community, let’s help FoodShare!