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California Cool Art Auction

40th Annual California Cool Art Auction Raises $401,000!

Thank you to all who joined to support the museum as we celebrated 40 years of connecting artists, collectors and community at the California Cool Art Auction. As the museum’s most important fundraiser of the year, the event raised $401,000 in support of future California-focused exhibitions, programs and art education.

Attendees enjoyed gourmet appetizers, specialty cocktails, entertainment and the happiness of gathering together for benevolent cause. More than 100 prominent California artists’ works were acquired by bidders who span across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Museum trustees, community members, friends from throughout Southern California and especially our amazing artist community all showed up to walk the red carpet, bid on art and raise their paddles in a fund-a-need to support the museum’s education programs.

We would love to reach our goal of $455,000 with your help by making a donation to support youth art education at Laguna Art Museum.


Participating Artists

Kim Abeles
Helen Allois
Natalie Arnoldi
Eddie Barbini
Marlo Bartels
Jane Bauman
Billy Al Bengston
Kelly Berg
Maria Bertrán
Paul Binnie
Sandow Birk
Lyn Burke
Mark Chamberlain
Mindy Cherri
Judy Chicago
Kevork Cholakian
Alex Couwenberg
Kimerlee Curyl
William Darling
Deborah Davidson
Woods Davy
Paul de Longpre
Laddie John Dill
Tom Dowling
Heidi Dobrott
Jorg Dubin
Julie Easton
David Eddington
Ned Evans
Karen Feuer-Schwager
Baldemar Fierro
Kaori Fukuyama
Jacques Garnier
Gianne de Genevraye
Eric Gerdau
Jeff Gillette
Lawrence Gipe
Jimi Gleason
Kristina Grace
Chris Gwaltney
Robert Hansen
Kenny Harris

Tracey Sylvester Harris
Laurie Hassold
Danny Heller
Scot Heywood
Nick Hunt
Georgeana Ireland
Kelsey Irvin
Carolyn Johnson
Kathy Jones
Jeff Juhlin
Sherry Karver
G. Ray Kerciu
Mary-Austin Klein
David Krovblit
Tom Lamb
Kristin Leachman
David Michael Lee
Dave Lefner
Barbara Leideritz
Ludo Leideritz
Jean Lowe
Carl Lozada
Kim MacConnel
Victoria Macmillan
Adam Mars
Kaydad Maseeh
John Mason
Fitz Maurice
Jay D. McCafferty
Elizabeth McGhee
Scott McMillin
Pierce Meehan
David Milton
Mia Moore
Ed Moses
Andy Moses
Gwynn Murrill
Brad Neal
Kenton Nelson
Michael Obermeyer
Fabia Panjarian
Da Aie Park
Kenton Parker

Serena Potter
Astrid Preston
Bret Price
Robert Redding
Richard Reiner
Bruce Richards
Chris Richter
Ed Ruscha
Brittany Ryan
Mark Ryden
Carol Saindon
Bradford Salamon
Joanna Sarapata
Marco Sassone
Daniela Schweitzer
Jeff Sewell
Millard Sheets
Siemon and Salazar
Michael Situ
Pat Sparkuhl
Fred Tomaselli
Cecil Touchon
Clay Vorhes
Beth Waldman
Michael Ward
Stephanie Weber
Roger Weik
Kirsten Whalen
Joy Wolf
William Wray
Scott Yeskel
Victor Hugo Zayas
Heather Zusman



Laguna Art Museum thanks this year’s California Cool Art Auction Sponsors.

Major and Gold Sponsors
Albert Roberts Trust, Anonymous, Lori and Harley Bassman, Crevier Family Foundation, Judi Gorski, Jane and Joe Hanauer, Carla and Jeff Meberg, Tiare and Patrick Meegan, Mike Johnson Group, Kristin and Steve Samuelian, The Daniel and Francine Scinto Foundation, Jennifer S. Yelland

Benefactor Sponsors
Mike Johnson and Taka Oiwa, Jan and Kenneth Kaplan, Kaira and Harley Rouda

Patron Sponsors
Chuck and Nancy Fry

Auction Host Committee Sponsors
Rick Balzer, Pamela Banks, Daniel Fine Art, Barbara and Tad Danz, Terena Eisner, Johanna and Gene Felder, John Moran Auctioneers & Appraisers, Armando Leite and Bree Kame’enui, Michèle and Emil Monda, Gary and Sue Stewart, Diane Stovall

Corporate Sponsors

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