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LACE: 2013 Art Auction Volunteer opportunity

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VOLUNTEER

Be a part of our team!

Volunteers needed for the LACE Benefit Art Auction. Raising over a third
of LACE's annual funding, the Auction is a lively and impressive
event featuring the works of contemporary artists and local musicians.

REQUIRED DATES:

Volunteer Training:
Live Art Auction event:

*Pre-event opportunities also available (May, production support, art hanging and prep)

4 VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

1) REGISTRATION & RECEPTION:

- greet guests
- check-in guests and obtain their payment information
- process guests purchases during check out
- membership sales

Ideal candidates are organized, outgoing, and comfortable in a dynamic
crowd setting.

2) DOCENTS:

- educate visitors about the auction and LACE's programming
- crowd control
- ensure safety of artwork
- facilities maintenance

Ideal candidates are outgoing, self-motivated, and interested in talking
about art and LACE's programming.

3) AUCTION ASSISTANTS:

- assist during live auction: writing down bids, spotting bidders
- monitor bids during silent auction
- process winning bids with registrars during check out
- assist art handling team to ensure all guests receive
artwork in a timely manner.

Ideal candidates are organized, familiar with fundraising events and
excited about working in a group environment.

MAY 11
MAY 23

 

4) ART HANDLERS:

- handle & pack artwork
- give guests their purchased artwork at check out
- assist with installation of artwork and prepping gallery for
auction

Ideal candidates have experience with art handling and feel comfortable
in front of a crowd and thrive in a high-paced environment.

GET CREDIT: The volunteer positions are applicable for school and work-study credit.

TO APPLY

Please send an email with the position of interest and your resume to:

Andrea Dominguez

laceinternships@gmail.com

WHAT IS THE LACE BENEFIT ART AUCTION?

The event attracts over 500 art patrons, collectors, celebrities,
artists, gallerists, and creative business executives from around the
world. Invited guests include LACE members and special supporters, as
well as supporting level contributors to MOCA and LACMA. Recent auctions
have attracted celebrities and cultural leaders such as Tony Alva, Jesse
Dylan, Rachel Griffiths, John C. Reilly, not to mention Dita Von Teese,
who performed to a sell-out crowd.

Working with leading curators and artists during LACE's Benefit Art
Auction, the Art Handler volunteers get an inside look at
non-profit arts fundraising event.

PARTICIPATING CURATORS:
Nancy Baker Cahill, Cassandra Coblentz, Robert Crouch, Finishing School, Marsea Goldberg,
Mark Steven Greenfield, Shoghig Halajian, Taylor Jacobson, Flora Kao, Hoojung Lee, Jane
McFadden, Mason Meadows, Aram Moshayedi, Kori Newkirk, Calvin Phelps, Analia Saban,
Mathew Timmons, Laura Watts, and Charlie White.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Laylah Ali, Math Bass, Liz Glynn, Piero Golia, Ann Hamilton, Dawn Kasper, William Leavitt,
Meleko Mokgosi, Gina Osterloh, Raymond Pettibon, Sterling Ruby, Christopher Russell, Julie
Tolentino, Liat Yossifor, and many, many more.





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