The Seventh Annual Red
CURE EMPTY WALL SYNDROME!
THE RED DOT AUCTION RELIEVES ALL SYMPTOMS!
Which Artist's Work Will You Take Home on May 6th?
You'll find the cure for "Empty Wall Syndrome" at the Red Dot Auction. Over 100 artists from around the globe have contributed one or more 12" square canvases and 3D art objects to this special fundraising event. What differentiates The Red Dot Auction from other silent art auctions is that the contributing artists have signed their artwork on the reverse of the canvas. Consequently, attendees at the event will not know who the artist is when bidding, they'll only have their heart to follow.
"The artists who are participating come from all levels of notoriety, skill, and accomplishment, from students to emerging to established artists; we reached out around the world hoping to capture the imagination and appreciation of these artists. We are thankful that they were willing to help us achieve our goal of promoting creativity by providing a nurturing environment where it may grow and blossom," said Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center.
"This year, we've mixed it up by dividing the auction into six distinct groupings," says John Gaydos, President of the Council for Creativity which organizes this event in the spring and the Center's "Play It Forward" fundraiser in the fall, "there's now areas devoted to Landscape, Portrait, Abstract, Homage, Assemblage, and 3D artworks. The donated artwork is remarkable in its breadth and diversity."
Participating artists include British POP art star and graphic novelist, Des Taylor; Michael Scharf, producer and creator of the children's animated program, "Do Re and Mi" starring Kristen Bell; Art Deco-inspired contemporary Orange County artist, Mike Kungl, and Eric Goldberg, longtime Disney animator and director.
Preview Night is scheduled for Friday, May 5th from 7 to 9 PM and will include a tribute to the contributing artists, a musical performance by students of Music Vault Academy, and a Glitter-painting performance by James C. Mulligan. Headlining the evening will be Disney Imagineer, Terri Hardin, live-sculpting a 60th Anniversary tribute sculpture to the Chuck Jones-directed, "What's Opera, Doc?" which will then be sold, funds benefiting the Center's programs.
Tickets available at
! Preview tickets come with two Red
, valued at $750 each, and Main Event tickets each come with one Red
, valued at $750. When you use your Red
(s)* you agree to pay $750 for that work of art.
Online pre-bidding at
will begin Saturday April 15th and end Wednesday, May 3 at 6 PM PDT. Pre-bidding will begin again on Friday, May 5 at 7 PM and end with the closing of the sections on Saturday, May 6 by 10 PM PDT.
*If a work of art is pre-bid over $750, then a "Buy It Now" Red Dot may not be used.