The Ottawa Art Gallery’s annual art auction fundraiser goes virtual


Marisa Gallemit, This Is For Your Protection, 2020, Sculpture (rubber bicycle tubes, metal), 142cm H x 33cm W x 10cm D, Market Value: $750, Starting Bid: $375

Give To Get Art: OAG’s Virtual Art Auction

Art Exhibited in the Alma Duncan Salon (OAG), 10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa: December 5 to the 18
Bidding Dates: December 12 to 18 through Bid Beacon
Tickets: $35 to access the Bid Beacon mobile auction app

You are invited to empower the Ottawa Art Gallery’s mission to expose the art and artists of the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and to generate the much needed support that the Gallery requires to be the most vital visual arts institution in Ottawa-Gatineau.

For more than 20 years, the Ottawa Art Gallery has hosted its signature fundraiser LE PARTY, highlighting artists of the Ottawa-Gatineau region with the sale of their wide-ranging works through a renowned silent auction and bustling cocktail soirée. Since 2018, LE PARTY has also helped showcase OAG’s new, 55- thousand square foot home in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core—a community arts hub that is both inspiring in spirit as it is in its architectural footprint. Funds raised go to support public programming and exhibitions, and help keep Ottawa’s official municipal gallery free and accessible to all who come through its doors.

Every year, more than 55 regional, emerging, established and senior artists donate pieces to the auction, receiving fifty percent of the sale proceeds in return.


This year’s event, Give To Get Art: OAG’s Art Auction, originally set for May 29, was suspended indefinitely after the Gallery temporarily closed its doors on March 13. Now, we are going virtual, making the auction more accessible than it has ever been, not just in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, but across Canada, and beyond.

The $35 tax receipt-able bidding ticket fee will go directly toward supporting the Gallery while offering patrons the opportunity to bid on the works through the Bid Beacon mobile auction app.

Our hope is that we see all our supporters participate virtually in backing the OAG like never before—you can make an impact on the Gallery simply by buying a bidding ticket and coming by to see the incredibly talented artists of our region in person during opening hours, or on-line 24/7, from December 5 to the 18.

Bidding will begin on December 12 and remaining open until December 18.


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About the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)
OAG is Ottawa’s municipal art gallery and cultural hub. Located in Ottawa’s downtown core, the expanded Gallery is a contemporary luminous cube designed by KPMB Architects and Régis Côté et associés.

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