2020 Autumn Art Sale

About the Autumn Art Sale

The McMichael Volunteer Committee’s annual signature fundraiser is celebrating its 30th year Anniversary.  The AUTUMN ART SALE, is recognized as one of the most prestigious events displaying original works from some of Canada’s most talented artists. There is no better setting than the gallery’s stunning Grand Hall, surrounded by 100 acres of beautiful conservation land, to showcase unique one-of-a-kind works. Over the course of three days, art will be on view and available for purchase from 49 juried artists. 

The quality and variety of  works on sale will please the taste and budget of seasoned art buyers as well as those beginning to build a collection. Artists working in acrylic, oil, watercolour, wax, mixed media, pen & ink, sumi-e, stone, wood, glass, steel, iron and paper will be on view. This is your opportunity to invest in a beautiful piece of original Canadian art that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.   

Peter Allan Rice, Seasons of Algonquin, 2019 Best in Show

Date & Time

The 30th Autumn Art Sale takes place Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, 2020 in the Grand Hall of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


The Opening Night Gala takes place from 6 to 10 pm and features complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and free parking and admission to the art sale.

Saturday – Sunday

The sale continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. During the weekend, admission to the Art Sale is free, however paid parking and general admission to the gallery’s exhibitions is in effect.


A percentage of all art purchases made during the AUTUMN ART SALE goes to the Volunteer Committee to support volunteer-funded projects that enhance the visitor experience and support special gallery initiatives and valuable children’s education programs. Over the years, the Volunteer Committee has contributed more than $635,000 to a variety of important exhibitions and programs at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


Congratulations to last year’s top artists who are automatically invited back for this year’s edition.  Peter Allan Rice was Best in Show. Our Top Ten group included Ryan Sobkovich, Roslyn Levin, Karen Bowen, Colleen Glynn, David Lidbetter, Doris Pontieri, Debra Tate-Sears and Shannon Reynolds.

Learn about the success of our previous art sale here!

2020 Call to Artists Application and Information

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Pay your Application Registration Fee

The Top Ten Artists and Sculptor of the 2019 Annual Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser were:

Artist Description City Province
  Peter Allan Rice   2019 Best in Show   St. Marys   Ontario
  Ryan Sobkovich   2019 Top 10 Artist   Wasaga Beach   Ontario
  Roslyn Levin    2019 Top 10 Artist   Shelburne   Ontario
  Karen L. Bowen    2019 Top 10 Artist   Newmarket   Ontario
  Colleen Glynn    2019 Top 10 Artist   Aurora   Ontario
  David Lidbetter    2019 Top 10 Artist   Gatineau   Quebec
  Doris Pontieri   2019 Top Sculptor   Mississauga   Ontario
  Debra Tate-Sears   2019 Top 10 Artist   Perth Road   Ontario
  Shannon Reynolds    2019 Top 10 Artist   Kitchener   Ontario
  Andrew Sookrah   2019 Top 10 Artist   Toronto   Ontario