Auctions and Art, What Could Be Better?!

15012 W Avenue D, by Richard Gilles

Art is such a personal adventure. What appeals to each of us is emotional and varied. Many of us think that art is beyond the envelope of our pocketbooks. So we put off collecting art that would enrich our environments until we think we can "afford it".

Witness, by Deladier Almeida

So.....this is one of the things that is so great about Sacramento. It has a burgeoning art scene that is vibrant and very much alive in this somewhat hazardous economy. The thing is....Sacramento is an inspiring and still affordable place for talented artists to work. It is growing and there are many artists that are coming here to set up their studios. This atmosphere translates into a lot of good things for you and me.

Portrait of a Young Woman, by Ruth Coelho

And....I have very good news. This Saturday, November 21, the Center for Contemporary Art is having their 2009 Benefit Art Auction for all of us who love art and would like to add to, or start a collection. Whether you love photography, paintings, etchings, sculpture or beautiful objects, you will find something to intrigue and satisfy your desire for art.

April Tailings 2008, by Julia Couzens

There will be a live auction, as well as a silent auction, so every price range will be represented. Many, many pieces have been donated for this event. I am showing just a smattering here.

Serenbe, by Lisa Barker

So, if you are in the Sacramento area this weekend, and enjoy amazing art, I hope you will join me in support of the Center for Contemporary Art at the Auction!

Darryl Forney, Darryl Forney Self Portrait

Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40 if you purchase in advance (at the door, tickets are $35 each or 2 for $50). Tickets may be purchased below, in advance at CCAS or you may call the museum for credit card sales.

The Center for Contemporary Art is located at:
1519 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-5202

A grouping of pieces for the silent auction

I hope you will be inspired to add some art to your life!