Be sure to register and pick up your BMO Bidding Paddle in the Cabaret as soon as you arrive. With your paddle, you can bid on any lot in our live and silent auctions. Spend less time in the checkout line by authorizing the purchase of your items to either your Visa or MasterCard when you register and items successfully bid on can be immediately purchased. All you have to do is pick them up at the end of the evening!


You can bid on items in the silent auction as often as you like using the same bidder number you use for the live auction. Bidding will close shortly after Lot 28 in the live auction. The highest bid received by our staff at the time of closing wins – winning bids will be posted on the boards within 10 minutes of the silent auction closing.


All items are available for purchase at set prices, which are listed in the catalogue and on display. Items can be purchased ‘cash-and-carry’ or put on account using the same bidder number you use for the live and silent auctions.


You can pick up and pay for your items any time throughout the evening. Buddies accepts Visa, MasterCard, debit, and cash.


Any purchase total of $1,000 or more can be paid for by instalment if you so choose. Speak to a staff member at the registration desk for more information or to set up an instalment plan before you start bidding.


If the final purchase price of an item in the live auction is equal to or greater than 120% of the posted estimated value, the purchaser will be issued a charitable tax receipt for the difference between the estimate and the selling price.


Each lot contains an estimated value obtained from sources the ArtAttack steering committee believes to be reliable, but no representation or warranty as to the actual resale value is made or implied. Estimate values include value of framing, where applicable. All sales are final. No purchase can be returned, refunded, or exchanged. All items are sold as is, as exhibited. Buddies reserves the right to share the contact information of successful bidders with the artists whose work they have purchased.