SPRING FORWARD Art Auction
The Seventh Annual Spring Art Auction presented by Visual Aid and Academy of Friends will feature over $100,000 worth of contemporary art and unique luxury items. Following a fabulous reception and preview, items will be auctioned in a lively exchange led by celebrity auctioneer, Stephen Tourell of Toomey-Tourell Fine Art who is a member of Visual Aid's Board of Directors.
Proceeds from the evening will support Visual Aid's renowned programs for artists with life-threatening illnesses and 15 HIV/AIDS service organizations designated by Academy of Friends.
Come early to mingle and party while previewing fabulous items and planning your auction strategy. Savor Barefoot Cellars champagne cocktails, wine and hors d'oeuvres before giving way to the main event--a live auction at 7pm.
75+ live and silent auction items include special luxuries from St. Dizier Design, Quince, Harvest Moon Winery, The Wiseman Group, Elite Cafe, World Relics by Porter Deese, Rubicon Restaurant and Ozumo.
Featured artwork by acclaimed artists including Ross Bleckner, William Wiley, Michael Beck, Isabel Samaras, Timothy Cummings, Maria Porges, Sandow Birk, Robin Denevan, Monica Denevan, Frank Lobdell, John Bonick, Gregg Renfrow, Jock Sturges, David Gilhooly and John Patrick McKenzie.
Works of art generously donated by Toomey Tourell, Catharine Clark Gallery, Paulson Press, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Gallery Paule Anglim, Ampersand International Arts, Art Zone 461 Gallery, Gregory Lind Gallery, LIMN Gallery, Magnolia Editions, Aurobora Press, Receiver Gallery, Charles Campbell Gallery, Creativity Explored, Electric Works, De Young Museum, Geras Tousignant Gallery, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, Fraenkel Gallery, MMGalleries, George Krevsky Gallery, Robert Koch Gallery, Traywick Contemporary, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Chandler Fine Art and more.
Auction sponsors: InterContinental San Francisco, Smirnoff, Zipcar, 7x7, SNP Communications, Kirkeby Framing, FastFrame, Plein Air.
Image: Mangrove Light by Robin Denevan
About Visual Aid:
Visual Aid is a Bay Area non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage artists with life-threatening illnesses to continue their creative work. The organization provides direct services including free art supplies, exhibition opportunities and community, while promoting dialogue around illness and art.