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Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, at MAWA (611 Main Street)

Bidding starts: Friday, March 14 5-8pm
Art tours with Art Dealer, Elise Dawson: Saturday, March 15 11am-4pm (Tours are at 1pm and 3 pm)

$10 advance admission available at MAWA; $12 at the door

Finally! The art event of the year! Come celebrate MAWA’s 30th year with artworks and dessert. Munch as many cupcakes as you can handle, quaff a beverage, buy tickets for MAWA’s fabulous raffle baskets and bid on work by over 120 artists, including Mélanie Rocan, Diana Thorneycroft, lita fontaine, Wanda Koop, Paul Robles, Diane Whitehouse, Suzie Smith, Michael Dumontier and many, many more. You might also discover an emerging artist who will be the next art star to come out of Winnipeg.
This year will be better than ever, with some exciting changes! In celebration of MAWA’s 30th birthday, there’ll be balloons, photo ops and an expanded location (more space to breathe … finally!). Because the event has grown so large and successful, this year it will be held in MAWA, at the Edge Gallery to the north and in the home of our neighbours Daniska and Jonathan Esterhazy to the south. If you have found it too crowded in the past, please come back and try the event again. Artists will also be able to set minimum bids on their work, at levels of $50, $150 or $500. We want to ensure that artwork is auctioned for an appropriate value.

If you’d like to donate artwork, we’d be thrilled! You don’t have to be a MAWA member and we welcome pieces by people of all genders, in all media. Please email programs@mawa.ca and let us know you will be contributing. Then fill out an artist contract (available on our website) and drop it off with your work at 611 Main St. We accept donations Tuesday, February 25 – Friday, Feb. 28 and Tuesday, March 4 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. On Wednesday, March 5 we will be open from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm for drop-offs. Contributing artists receive a ticket to the event, a tax receipt equal to the amount paid for their artwork, and our eternal thanks! All proceeds go towards programming at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

Or if you are a cupcake baker, please consider making a dozen or two. MAWA and hungry auction attendees will love you for it. Let us know your intentions at mawacupcakes@gmail.com. All cupcake donors will be entered into a draw to win a prize, to thank you for your yummy creations.

Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you all on March 16. Art, cupcakes and a big birthday … how can you resist?! 

 

OTT 2013 710Caption: Some of the happy bidders amidst the madness, OTT 2013