You are invited to Take Home an Original!

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is thrilled to invite you to celebrate Canadian picture books at an exciting and unique event in Montreal. Take Home an Original, a live auction of eighty original illustrations from Canadian picture books, will be held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, October 16th. The event will be preceded by a unique five-week exhibition of the illustrations from September 14th to October 14th with workshops and other family activities on the weekends. This exhibit is the first by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to honour the art of children’s picture books.

These original illustrations from internationally loved Canadian picture books have been donated to the Canadian Children’s Book Centre by top illustrators all across the country including Stéphane Poulin, Marie-Louise Gay, Stéphane Jorisch, Janice Nadeau, Michael Martchenko, Barbara Reid, and Philippe Béha, among others. A multitude of artistic mediums are represented including watercolours, acrylics, oils, tempera, gouache, Plasticene, collage, pen and ink, and Photoshop. Half of the donated art was created by Quebec illustrators.

To view formal invitation, click here.

Auction Details Détails de Vente aux Enchères
October 16, 2012

The Glass Court
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5


5:30 pm – View the stunning artwork while enjoying complementary wine and fine food.

7:30pm – Live and Silent Auctions.

Quand :
Le 16 octobre 2012

Ou :
La Verrière
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
1380, rue Sherbrooke l’ouest
Montréal, Québec H3G 1J5

L’heure :

17 : 30 – Lors d’un savoureux cocktail, venez découvrir de magnifiques illustrations originals

19 : 30 – Vente aux enchères et l’encan silencieux

Tickets to the auction are $50. They can be purchased online or by phone at 514-272-9608 or 416-975-0010, x224.

If you are unable to attend but wish to bid on the art, please contact Charlotte Teeple at 416-975-0010 ext. 226 or

The Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal is offering suites at a discounted rate to attendees of the auction. Please contact Charlotte Teeple at 416-975-0010 ext. 226 or for more information.