Fun Ottawa event for a great cause: Celebrity photo auction to support the Ottawa Food Bank

by DaniGirl on February 20, 2013 · 4 comments

in Life in Ottawa, Mothership Photography

Okay, you’ve heard me talking about it for weeks. Now’s your chance to get in on the action! This Saturday, February 23, drop by Harry Nowell’s downtown studio to place YOUR bid in the 2013 media/celebrity “Why I Love Ottawa/Gatinea” photo auction!

You might remember I spent a cold week in January traipsing around the frozen city, trying to frame up a few of the many ways I love Ottawa in a single photograph. Only one of my photos made the cut to the final auction, and it’s now professionally framed and mounted and ready to help raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank. I’d narrowed it down to six contenders when I had to farm out the final decision-making process to Facebook – I just couldn’t decide!

I can’t wait to see what some of the other “competitors” in this friendly contest have submitted. Drop by Harry’s studio and you could own a piece of original artwork by prominent Ottawans like Sandy Sharkey, Stuntman Stu, Mayor Jim Watson, CBC radio personalities Ian Black and Alan Neal, Councillor David Chernushenko and many others. The winners of the Facebook contest have also been announced – check them out, some gorgeous work here!

In addition to the artwork, at Saturday’s auction and exhibition there will be auction items from Henry’s Camera, Mountain Equipment Co-Op and the Ottawa 67s, among others, and you’ll be able to cast your vote for the coveted “People’s Choice” award. *coughVoteForMecough*

Harry summed up the event perfectly on his own blog:

Reasons to visit the exhibition and auction:
• meet some celebrities
• see some artwork
• buy some artwork!
• support the Ottawa Food Bank!
• Bid on other prizes from sponsors!

Here’s the details:

  • Saturday, February 23rd: Noon to 8:30pm.
  • Ottawa Studio Works: 160 Preston St. (between Gladstone and Somerset)
  • Auction and “People’s Choice Ballot” runs until 7pm; Presentation at 8pm.

Will I see you there?


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jill February 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

#4 – without a question!

2 Sarah McCormack February 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

#4 for me too!!

3 Harry Nowell February 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Super fun Dani! Thanks for posting! Can’t wait… Super photos and some extra auction items.
(Ahem… love your photo!)

4 Steve Wynn February 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

#4 then #3 is my vote.

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