Ottawa Timeraiser

I‘ve got some exciting news to share with you all, especially those in and around Ottawa. You may remember several months ago I blogged about the London Timeraiser? Well, I’m going to be part of the Ottawa Timeraiser that’s coming up on November 23rd, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Lebreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum.

What is a Timeraiser? Here’s a short video clip from their website.

Basically the gist of it is this:

  • the organization purchases art work from local emerging artists at market value before the event
  • the day of the event, attendees meet with local non-profits that they would like to volunteer their time with
  • attendees then bid (silent-auction style) their time (instead of $$$) on the artwork
  • attendees have a year to complete their hours and then they receive their winning piece of artwork


What an incredible idea.ย I’m beyond thrilled to have been selected once again for such an event. The only unfortunate thing is that that same night is my Ritual Calling of an Engineer ceremony. [For all non-Canadians who have no idea what I’m talking about, read here]. I’ve been looking forward to this day for many years now so I will inevitably be getting my ring and then celebrating that evening with fellow graduating engineers. However, the Timeraiser will go on without me and I encourage you ALL to go, especially if you’re looking to get involved in the community and want to score some original artwork. Tickets are available here. Oh and my parents will probably drop by for a bit so be sure to say hi to them if you’re there ๐Ÿ™‚

Now the exciting part.ย Check out some of the artwork that will be available at the upcoming Ottawa event here. My painting that was selected is the one of the Alexandra Bridge.

Alexandra Bridge - Ottawa - 12x12" - Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
I can be all yours. All I want is your time!ย 

Have you attended a Timeraiser before? What do you think of the concept? I attended once before I actually participated in it, then participated in one before this. Both experiences were very rewarding. I love the idea of the event from both an artist and attendee perspective.ย 

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6 thoughts on “Ottawa Timeraiser

  • October 28, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Nice painting and a good idea too. Stay warm up there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    This is awesome, Agata! I’m so sorry you get to go, but congratulations! Both for being selected, and also on graduating! I’ve never heard of a timeraiser, but it sounds like a beautiful idea!

    • December 10, 2013 at 5:41 am

      Thank you Katie! I ended up being able to squeeze in an hour or so at the Timeraiser after my iron ring ceremony, and it was a great success. Recap post coming soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully I’m back to the art/blogging world now that school is all done! Wishing you all the best this upcoming holiday season ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    The timeraiser sounds like a really good idea Agata. I must admit though that I’d probably rather have my artwork bid on rather than donate time! (I do a fair bit of voluntary work already, and there’s really NO more time to squeeze in more!)

    Your painting is luminous – I particularly love the way you capture artificial lights; they seem to really glow in your paintings. Hope the timeraiser goes well ๐Ÿ™‚

    p.s. my Santorini picture is now up! (I even have a little gallery page.) Thanks again for inspiring me to keep going with it.

  • November 17, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Did you paint this from Samuel de Champlain?

    • December 10, 2013 at 5:43 am

      Surprisingly not, but I do love that spot.


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