March 2016

OCAD University's Alumni November 2015 Newsletter  
March 2016
Project 31: March 24
Project 31 is a live charity art auction in benefit of OCAD U and the 2016 edition is the biggest ever! With 46 pieces on which to bid, you will be astonished by the diversity of the art, produced by some of Canada’s most impressive artists and designers. New this year is a silent auction of work by OCAD University medal winners.
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Call for Submissions: Imagination Catalyst
Are you or do you know of a recent grad who is working on a business (product or service) and wants help to make it grow? Imagination Catalyst is now accepting applications to the Incubator program from alumni who have graduated within the past 3 years. Apply by May 15th and be considered for cash/in-kind prizes. For more information contact Kathryn Ellis.
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Save the Date: April 21
OCAD University's Bi-Annual Alumni Exhibition: ARTWORKS 2016 opening reception will be featuring 34 works by 29 OCAD U alumni artists on April 21 at Dingam Gallery, Women's Art Association of Canada.
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David Blackwood (AOCA, Fine Arts/ Drawing & Painting, 1963) is part of “Historic Canadian Works” showing at Madrona Gallery.
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Development & Alumni Relations coordinates and collaborates with the Alumni Association and others to offer a wide variety of alumni events throughout the year. Reconnect with OCAD University and with one another for professional development, networking or just plain fun!
Upcoming Events:
May 7- Alumni Lounge at GradeEx
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Giving News
Philippe Blanchard (MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design, 2010) has donated a piece of his art to Project 31, the live charity art auction in benefit of OCAD U.
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Alumni In Action
Jen Mann (BFA, Printmaking, 2009) is an artist who works mostly in oil on canvas, creating large hyperreal paintings, with the use of digital and photographic abstractions in the process, to create images distanced from our physical reality. Mann’s work looks at identity, self, and how we understand others, through visual puns, and dreamscapes, that reference popular culture, to create a commentary on today’s society, and social norms.
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Canadian Art Subscription
Alumni Perk
We are pleased to provide OCAD University alumni with a variety of benefits and services. It's our way of helping to foster a sense of community post-graduation, and to help develop stronger alumni networks.

Special subscription rate for OCAD U alumni! Subscribe now for only $17.97 and receive a free issue of Canadian Art, Canada's most widely read visual-arts publication.
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Home & Auto Insurance
OCAD University alumni can enjoy insurance premiums that are lower than many individual plans due to the group insurance packages we have negotiated.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex is Canada’s leading provider of group home and auto insurance for members of select alumni associations, and offers exclusive and valued benefits, and supports OCAD U alumni with an exceptional level of client care.
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Check out OCAD University's amazing online resource of News, Ideas and Features of all things Art and Design!
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Get Your Work Featured
Our new banner is "Poseidon" an illustration from Chris Kuzma (BDES, Illustration, 2009) Check out his work here.

We have so many talented alumni and want to share your work in the social media sphere. We're looking to curate our Facebook and Twitter header with alumni work.
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In Memoriam Flowers
In Memoriam
William (Bill) Clements (AOCA, Sculpture/Installation, 1949) passed away March 5, 2016 at the home that he designed and built for himself and his wife. Full Obituary.

Alan Preston Darling (AOCA, Communication & Design, 1951) passed away February 29, 2016 see the Full Obituary.

Burt Michael Manion (AOCA, Interior Design, 1954) peacefully died on Friday, March 11, 2016, at Belmont House, Toronto. Full Obituary.
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