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California Cool Art Auction

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on March 5th as Laguna Art Museum celebrates 40 years of connecting artists, collectors, and community at the California Cool Art Auction – our most important fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event keep the museum vibrant and support future California-focused exhibitions and programs.

Guests will enjoy delicious bites, a hosted bar, and lively entertainment in our creative and unique setting. More than 100 prominent California artists’ works displayed throughout the museum will be available for purchase via silent and live auction led by Aaron Bastian of Bonhams.

All bidding will take place with the help of our online auction partner Artsy. So, even if you cannot be with us in person, you can still be part of the action and support the museum by bidding in real time! Register now on Artsy to preview this year’s selection of invited artists. Bidding begins on February 5th and ends on March 5th.


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
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



Benefit-rich sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsors will receive special recognition, guest passes, access to the March 4th VIP Sponsors and Artist Preview and Reception with a special performance by musician Matt Costa, reserved live auction seating on March 5th, and more.

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

Major and Gold Sponsors
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 and Albert Roberts Trust

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
Pamela Banks, Barbara and Tad Danz, Johanna and Gene Felder, Armando Leite, Evalyn Daniel-Putnam, Gary and Sue Stewart

Corporate Sponsors

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