Events

Over the Top Art Auction

Over the Top Art Auction

  • July 3, 2020 – November 30, 2020, 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • charityauction.bid/mawa or MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free! Bid online at charityauction.bid/mawa or in person at 611 Main St.

Sponsored by Johnston Group and The Winnipeg Foundation

In person viewing and bidding: Wednesday - Saturday, noon - 4pm at MAWA, 611 Main Street
Online bidding: anytime while the lot is open, from noon on the first Friday of each month to 9pm on the last Sunday of each month.

This is your chance to bid on amazing, original artworks by up-and-coming and established artists, and support MAWA at the same time.

How does it work? This year Over the Top is a little different. A group of artworks will be auctioned each month. Check them out online at charityauction.bid/mawa or come to MAWA to view and bid in person (with controlled social distancing).

On the last Sunday of each month at 9:00 pm CST, one art lot will close online, and on the First Friday of the following month, bidding on the next lot will begin. Bids must be in increments of no less than $10. Any work that is not sold in a previous lot will be available online at the reserve bid price that has been established by the artist.

It is free to bid, either online or in the MAWA space. We recommend that you bid high and bid early to ensure you get that beautiful piece of art that will otherwise haunt your dreams!

MAWA will be open Wednesdays-Saturdays, so you can come and admire the artworks. The Over the Top Art Auction is arguably the biggest group show in the city. Perhaps you’ll want to pick up a raffle ticket for one of the amazing baskets while you are here.

Live outside of Winnipeg? No problem! MAWA is happy to ship your purchase to you at your expense. Everyone is welcome! Please join in this online celebration of art, in support of visual art education for all

This is a brand-new format, so we will depend on you to help spread the word via your networks and social media. We hope that by taking Over the Top online, it promotes our amazing artists and grows the MAWA community beyond Winnipeg. This event raises up to 12% of MAWA’s entire budget and is essential to the programming that MAWA provides.

We look forward to seeing you at Over the Top!

Lot 1, sponsored by Maximum Realty: July 3 – 26

Lot 2, Sponsored by Paul McKenna, Myers LLP: August 7 – 30

Lot 3, sponsored by Telpay: September 4 – 27

Lot 4, sponsored by For Eyes Optical: October 2 – 25

Lot 5, sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union: November 6 – 29

This year Over the Top features 190 artworks by artists including Dominique Rey, Suzie Smith, Paul Robles, Yvette Cenerini, Diana Thorneycroft, Lisa Wood, Bonnie Marin, Takashi Iwasaki, Wanda Koop and many, many more. You might discover an emerging artist who will be the next art star to come out of Winnipeg!

Remember, final bids must be placed by 9 pm CST on the last Sunday of the month. If you have placed the highest bid, we will contact you the following week to arrange for shipping or pick up.