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OCAD announces dates for the 8th annual

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale


(Toronto—September 15, 2009) The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) announced today that it will hold its popular “Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale” on Saturday, November 21, with public previews taking place from November 18 to 20. Work can also be previewed at www.ocad.ca starting November 18.

One of Toronto’s most anticipated annual art events, the Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale presents work by OCAD students, faculty, alumni, acclaimed artists and designers and creative celebrities — all the same size (5½” x 7½”) and all the same prize ($75) — with proceeds supporting OCAD’s unique creative environment.

With hundreds of works available anonymously, enthusiasts are left to choose works without the pressure of knowing who the artist is, or in contrast, take pleasure in the guessing game! The artist behind the work is only revealed after it’s purchased.

In 2008, Whodunit? raised more than $150,000. Every piece of art sold supports the learning experience of OCAD students.

Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 21, starting at 10 a.m.

Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the display in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Friday, November 20, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 18

Preview Gala:
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
The Gala Preview includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art (small and mid-sized works), and a live auction of full-scale work from emerging artists. Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special chance to preview the hundreds works available in the public sale.
Tickets: $150

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at the Ontario College of Art & Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information and images please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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