The Robert McLaughlin Gallery exposed

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Story, photos and video by Nathan MacKinnon

Gallery space transformed to a photography auction

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is exposing itself this weekend with a silent auction and juried photography show.
On Nov. 12, the gallery space will be transformed into an auction house for RMG Exposed to raise money for the gallery using donated works. On top of pieces given by other galleries and established photographers, the public was also able to contribute.

Finalists' prints for the silent auction

Over 300 pieces were submitted and a jury of three people chose 32 photographs as finalists. All of those will be auctioned with the funds going directly to the RMG and their special projects.
There were several categories photographers could submit their work to. From photojournalism/documentary and landscape to conceptual and student work.
Prizes range from gift cards to Henry’s and Aldosworth Photoworld in Oshawa to portfolio reviews for the wining photographers.
Finalists in the silent auction

And while most of the auctioneering will be done silently on paper, there are donated, framed works from galleries or photographers’ personal collections which will be auctioned live.
Tickets for the show cost $40 and will be available at the door when they open at 7 p.m. If you can’t make it Saturday night, the silent auction is open for bidding today and tomorrow during regular gallery hours.
All of the works can be viewed online here
Watch the video below to hear from finalist Susan Brown about her submission and more details about the event from communications director for the gallery, Jacquie Severs.

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