I’m not a MAWA member. Can I still donate artwork?

Yes, MAWA welcomes donations of one piece of art from artists of all genders, members and non-members alike. Works in all media are accepted. We regret that we cannot accept children’s work, but kids are more than welcome to munch on the cupcakes on the day of the auction, and we always have at least one fantastic kids’ raffle basket.

How can I donate art?

If you want to donate artwork, please email Alison at [email protected]. Thank you so much! We couldn’t do this fundraiser without our valued artist donors.

Do I have to submit anything with my artwork?

Please fill out a MAWA artist contract and submit it with your artwork. This allows us to keep track of your work, hang or install it according to your instructions and title it properly. You can fill out a contract at MAWA when you drop off your art or you can download a contract (coming soon). Each art donor will receive a free ticket to the event (the ticket has no cash value).

Is there a minimum bid?

Each artist will be able to set a minimum bid on their work at a level they are comfortable with, from $50 up. We want to ensure that each artwork is auctioned for an appropriate value. Wondering how to set your opening bid? Ask yourself at what price you would rather have your work back than see it go for less.

Can I donate the proceeds?

Artists can choose how much of the sale of their artwork they want to donate to MAWA: 100%, 75% or 50%. MAWA is grateful to everyone who has donated over the years. You have made so much possible!

Will I receive a tax receipt?

Artists will receive a charitable tax receipt for the percentage of the sale that they choose to donate to MAWA.

Where and when can I drop off my work?

We will be accepting artwork at MAWA's new location, 329 Cumberland Avenue, Suite 203, from Wednesday - Friday March 6 - 22 from 10 am to 6 pm.

Are there evening and weekend drop-off dates?

Yes! We will also be open and accepting artwork donations:

What if I miss these dates?

If we do not receive your artwork by March 22, we may not be able to include your work in the auction. If none of these times work for you, contact MAWA’s office in advance at 204-949-9490 to make an appointment.

Can I contribute to raffle baskets?

We are also asking our members to collect new retail items for our raffle baskets. Please, no corporate swag! A charitable tax receipt will be issued to the individuals or businesses for the retail value of the donation of products (as per Canadian tax law, charitable tax receipts cannot be issued for services or gift certificates). If you or someone you know has something to contribute, please email [email protected] with “raffle donation” in the subject line.

Can I bake cupcakes?

MAWA bakers contribute 84 dozen sugar-bombs that make the event such a success! If you would like to make cupcakes, please email [email protected]. You’ll get a free ticket and will be entered into our cupcake bakers’ draw. Plus there will be a prize for the most creatively decorated cupcake!

Where can I buy tickets?

Advance tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at mawa.ca or in person at MAWA, 611 Main St, Wednesday to Friday. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $12, but attendance numbers will be capped, so buy now to avoid disappointment! Tickets provide entry to Over the Top on Sunday, April 7.

Can I bid on artwork if I can’t attend on Sunday?

Everyone is welcome to come see the art on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 for free, but you need to buy a ticket to bid on artworks. Bids placed on Friday and Saturday are secured with a credit card. On Friday and Saturday, you will also be able to buy advance raffle tickets and if you win, we will call you. You can send a proxy bidder to the event on Sunday, or we can provide one for you.