ArtAttack! is Buddies’ annual art auction/fundraiser/art party.

Our last edition back was on November 10, 2022 with an Emerald City theme! Guests joined host Ryan G. Hinds, auctioneer Charlene Nero, and special guest (and Canada’s Drag Race superstar) Bombae somewhere over the rainbow for an outrageous art auction unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Our live auction featureed work from some of the country’s foremost contemporary artists with guest curators Andrew Zealley, Tak Pham, Malik McKoy, and more. Plus, the Tuck Shop offers an astounding collection of artist multiples and limited edition prints.

Packed full of tasty treats, sexy surprises and performances, and the very best in contemporary art, our ArtAttack! is a huge and important fundraiser for Buddies and an event you don’t want to miss.

Questions about the auction? Contact Aidan, Communications and Development Manager at aidan@buddiesinbadtimes.com.

Limited Edition Prints

The Artist Limited Edition Prints have been a favourite at ArtAttack! since it was introduced in 2013. Buddies commissions an artist for an original work, available only at ArtAttack! and prints remain on sale after the event. All proceeds go to support artistic and community programs at Buddies.

This year, we were honoured to present Toronto artist Jessica Thalmann as our 2022 Multiple Print Artist with “Reflections (Highway 407)”. Check out some of our past pieces below, and see what’s available.

Something catch your eye? To purchase a print, email Communications and Outreach Manager Aidan Morishita-Miki

Jessica Thalmann
Reflections (Highway 407)

2022, archival pigment print
11″ x 16″
$185, unframed, limited availability
Image of light green, beige, and white screenprint of houses stacked on top of each other.
Meaghan Hyckie

2021, Screenprint in 4 colours
11″ x 16″
$150, unframed, limited availability
Image of art print of different abstract figures along a wavy striped background.
Rajni Perera
A Dangerous No

2019, archival pigment print
18″ x 24″ 
$295, unframed, limited availability
Image of a foot with a skull tattoo and glittery toenail polish.
Steven Beckly
There’s a land that I heard of

2018, nail polish on inkjet print
10″ x 14″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
$500 limited availability
Image of part poster with SAVE LIVES in big red block letters, one man helping the other out of the ocean.
Daryl Vocat
Save Lives

2017, screen print on archival pigment print
14″ x 18″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
$500, limited availability
Image of digital archival print, a multi-coloured grid.
James Fowler
Juicy Fruits

2016, digital archival print with hand embellishments
16″ x 16″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold Out
Alex Mcleod
Beyond Life and Death

2015, archival pigment print
13″ x 18″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold Out
Winnie Truong

2014, pencil crayon on paper
16″ x 16″
comes framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold out
Image of a print of a person wearing a flower crown.
Kris Knight

2013, hand-embellished prints on archival Hahnemuhle Rag paper
16″ x 20″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold Out

Grateful to our community partners that make this event possible! 🙏