For Immediate Release: December 5, 2016
Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM PRESENTS ART AUCTION 2017: CALIFORNIA COOL
MORE THAN 300 GUESTS WILL ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE EVENING, ACQUIRING ORIGINAL WORKS BY CALIFORNIA ARTISTS IN SUPPORT OF THE MUSEUM’S EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (December 5, 2016) — On February 4, 2017, Laguna Art Museum will present Art Auction 2017: California Cool. With works by over 100 California artists, the museum-curated Art Auction will feature original art at great prices, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails. The evening will include a silent auction of over 100 works of art as well as an exciting live auction led by Aaron Bastian of Bonhams.
Thanks to the museum’s long-standing relationships with California artists and their generosity in supporting the institution, Art Auction 2017 will include highly desirable works by both established and emerging artists. Proceeds from the event will support Laguna Art Museum’s dedication to collecting and preserving California art, presenting critically acclaimed exhibitions, and enhancing art education programs for all.
Art Auction Preview Week: Saturday, January 28 – Friday, February 3, 2017
Laguna Art Museum will be open with free admission for patrons to preview the works featured in Art Auction 2017: California Cool from Saturday, January 28, through Friday, February 3. The museum will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday through Tuesday, and closed on Wednesday.
Auction Gala: Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Individual tickets: $125 for members at the Friend level and higher, $150 for non-members and members at the Individual and Family levels.
Post-Auction Sale: Sunday, February 6, 2017
Laguna Art Museum will host a public sale on Sunday, February 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any works unsold during Art Auction on Saturday evening will be available at the minimum bid price.
Post-Auction Sale Online: Monday, February 7 – Sunday, February 12, 2017
Unsold works will also be available for purchase online at the minimum bid from February 6 to February 12.
Art Auction 2017 Host Committee
The Art Auction 2017 team is led by co-chairs Sara Heeschen and Deborah Lake; committee members Tina Cook, Jeannie Denholm, Ruben Flores, Vanessa Helin, Lauren MacLaughlin-Brinker, and Karen Morally; and Laguna Art Museum’s Director of Special Events, Sarah Strozza.
About Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Art Museum is the museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, its special loan exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and appreciation of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.
Laguna Art Museum stands just steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California artists who had discovered the town and transformed it into a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum.
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
General admission: $7.00
Students, seniors (60+), and active military: $5.00
Children under 12: FREE
Museum members: FREE
Media Contact: Cody Lee, Director of Communications | 949.494.8971 x211 | email@example.com
Featured Image: Bradley Hankey, The Beginning (detail), oil on wood panel, 2016, 36 x 26 inches, courtesy of the artist and Skidmore Contemporary Art