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.
Billy Al Bengston
Paul de Longpre
Laddie John Dill
Gianne de Genevraye
Tracey Sylvester Harris
G. Ray Kerciu
David Michael Lee
Jay D. McCafferty
Da Aie Park
Siemon and Salazar
Victor Hugo Zayas
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
Mike Johnson and Taka Oiwa, Jan and Kenneth Kaplan, Kaira and Harley Rouda
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
Book Signing: The Widow with Kaira Rouda
Join award–winning USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author, Kaira Rouda, for a discussion and signing of her latest novel, The Widow.
Art Workshop: Paul Frank Holiday
Create a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree topper inspired by the colorful and playful world of Paul Frank.
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