Art auction to benefit NSCAD
August 28, 2013

This incredible work, Exterior Building with Windows, is one of the artworks on the auction block. For his work, artist Carl Zimmerman constructs architectural models that are then photographed and digitally combined with real backgrounds.
Some of Canada’s most preeminent contemporary artists are lending their names—and talent—to NSCAD University for ROAR: An Art Auction for NSCAD.

It’s a chance for art lovers to get that coveted, one-of-a-kind piece while at the same time contributing to NSCAD University, Canada’s leading visual arts university. Images of the artworks can be seen at and more are being added all the time.

This auction takes place Friday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. More than 60 artworks will be on the block, including jewelry, ceramics, photography, paintings and works on paper. All of the artworks have been carefully selected by a curatorial committee comprised of NSCAD faculty and university gallery directors.

“When we asked artists if they wanted to help, they jumped at the chance,” says Linda Hutchison, Director of University Relations. “Everyone feels so passionately about this university and what it has done for them that they were excited to give back. It’s been extremely gratifying for us who have organized the auction to have received that kind of warm and immediate response.”

The auction is conceived as much as a celebration of NSCAD University as it is a fundraiser. All money raised will go to NSCAD’s 2013-14 Annual Fund.

Patrons will be able to bid at a silent auction and during the live auction. The live auction of 10 signature works by NSCAD’s leading artists will start at approximately 8 p.m. Those who cannot attend in person but would like to bid should make arrangements in advance by emailing

Tickets for ROAR: An Art Auction for NSCAD are $50 or $25 for students. Tickets are available online at and in person at the NSCAD Art Supply Shop and the Office of University Relations.

Opening Night 
Also arrived for the auction is Robert MacInnis' Opening Night, a large work at 106 cm by 150 cm. “I take the conventions from the fashion world and apply them to the underclass barnyard animal,” Rob told The New York Times.