What in the World? Red Dot Auction Update!

What in the world? It’s not of this world, it’s from Mars! Marvin the Martian is making a splash at this year’s Red Dot Auction as witnessed by these creative submissions by artists from around the country. Which one will be yours? Online pre-bidding is available through Thursday, April 30 at 10 PM CDT at Heritage Auctions website. Check it out!

Haven’t bought your tickets yet? Just $25 per person online HERE, or $35 per person at the door on Friday, May 1.

Just a reminder: proceeds from the Red Dot Auction fund the programs, exhibitions, lectures, and film festivals at the Center and around the country. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a 501(c)3 public charity.

Boy Marvin with Puppy K-9

Boy Marvin with Puppy K-9

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From Crickets to Coyotes and Everything In-between! Red Dot Auction Update!

So much awesomeness! Artists, where do you get all of your ideas? The theme this year, as it has been in the past, was “The Life and Times of Chuck Jones”. Chuck was born in 1912 and passed away in 2002; his nine decade life spanned most of the 20th century as well as the history of the animated film. He was interested in, no, let me put that another way, he was fascinated by everything in the world around him. A voracious reader, Chuck Jones cited influences as diverse as Mark Twain and Carlos Santayana; and from the actor and director Charlie Chaplin to the grapefruit-loving Johnson the Cat.  Nothing was too small not to catch his attention.

That gave our artists for this year’s Red Dot Auction a lot to consider and to be inspired by as witnessed in the works below.

What’s that you say? You haven’t bought your tickets for the Red Dot Auction on Friday, May 1 from 7 to 10 PM? What are you waiting for? They’re just $25 per person online (click here) or $35 per at the door. Be there or be square (just like the canvases!)

Mel Blanc, pyrography (wood burning) on wood, 12" square.

Mel Blanc, pyrography (wood burning) on wood, 12″ square.

Claude and Frisky Puppy, colored pencil on canvas,

Claude and Frisky Puppy, colored pencil on canvas, 12″ square.

"Roughing It" acrylic on canvas, 12" square.

“Roughing It” acrylic on canvas, 12″ square.

Cricket and Kandinsky, digital art on paper, 12" square.

Cricket and Kandinsky, digital art on paper, 12″ square.

 

A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody… Red Dot Auction Update!

These four artists, in their creative contributions to this year’s Red Dot Auction, a fundraiser benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity–a 501(c)3 public charity, have found inspiration in female beauty, whether the enigmatic smile of the “Mona Bunny” or the provocative deshabillé of the target of Pepé le Pew’s attention, each one has captured that magical essence that keeps wolf’s tongues on the floor, and skunks in hot pursuit.

Have you been online yet to view the work and pre-bid on your favorites at Heritage Auctions? These and other fabulous works of art are available for pre-bidding through April 29th. The silent auction will close on Friday, May 1st by 10 PM PDT. Tickets are available here.

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WWLD? (What Would Leonardo Do?) — Red Dot Auction Update

He’d create something! As we all know, Leonardo da Vinci was interested in flight and arguably designed the first helicopter…so it’s not too much of a stretch to think he may have been involved with the ACME Company… Pre-bid on this work and many others at Heritage Auctions, today!

This work by _____? is available now for pre-bidding.

This work by _____? is available now for pre-bidding.

Of course, Marvin Martian is interested in flight. This work, painted by the amazing _______ is now available for pre-bidding at Heritage Auctions, www.HA.com.

Of course, Marvin Martian is interested in flight. This work, painted by the amazing _______ is now available for pre-bidding at Heritage Auctions, www.HA.com.

Red Dot Auction Online Pre-bidding Is Now Live! Visit www.HA.com!

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity has partnered this year with Heritage Auctions to bring you online pre-bidding for the Fifth Annual Red Dot Auction at their website, www.HA.com. Bidding is now open! Here’s your chance to peruse the delightful and impressive selection of artwork submitted by artists from around the country and place a bid on them! Bidding starts at just $100!

Many of today’s giants of animation will be contributing works to the auction, including Eric Goldberg, director of Fantasia 2000 and the Genie in Aladdin; Kelly Asbury, director of the box-office smash Gnomeo and Juliet; Jeff DeGrandis, former producer of Dora the Explorer and now at DreamWorks; Academy Award winner, author, and NYU professor of animation at the Tisch School of the Arts, John Canemaker, and syndicated comic strip artist of Dennis the Menace, Ron Ferdinand. Popular contemporary artists include Tina Palmer, Fabio Napoleoni, and Joshua Smith. Bid early and often!

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What differentiates The Red Dot Auction from other silent auctions is that all of the contributing artists have signed their artwork on the reverse. Consequently attendees at the event will not know who the artist is when bidding, they’ll only have their heart to follow. “We wanted to create a fun, engaging silent auction, and to further the suspense of not knowing which work belongs to which artist, each artist received an identical 12” square stretched canvas upon which to create their work of art,” noted Richard Alcazar, President of the Council for Creativity, the volunteer arm of the Center.

This is the fifth annual Red Dot Auction to be held Friday, May 1st, from 7 to 10 PM at the Center located at South Coast Collection (SoCo), 3321 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, California. Admission is $25 per person and open to the public. Buy your tickets by April 25th and receive 5 free raffle tickets when you sign in at the front desk the evening of the event. To buy tickets online, go to ChuckJonesCenter.org or call 949-660-7791 x 20107.

“The artists range 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.

The Center is located in South Coast Collection (SoCo) at 3321 Hyland Avenue, Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Visit ChuckJonesCenter.org for more details.

Look! Up There in the Sky! The Red Dot Auction Update

“Animators are actors with a pencil.” –Chuck Jones

Two more submissions for this year’s Red Dot Auction: Superheroes! Wonder Lola; Iron Daffy, and Captain America, Bugs Bunny!

Bidding begins tonight at 10 PM at www.HA.com! Buy tickets here for the event on May 1, 2015: https://delectus-3598.ticketbud.com/red-dot-auction-2015.

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Inspiration Strikes Twice! The Red Dot Auction Update

It says a lot when artists that don’t know each other and live across the country from each other both decide to contribute a canvas to the Red Dot Auction and draw as their inspiration not only on the genius of Chuck Jones, but also compose their work based on the illustrious and amazing Norman Rockwell and his triple self-portrait! Holy cow! Now, if that doesn’t make you want to join in the fun of the Red Dot Auction, I don’t know what will! Pre-bidding begins at Heritage Auctions, www.HA.com, on Friday, April 10 and the silent auction closes Friday evening, May 1st, at our gala fundraiser, the Red Dot Auction. Tickets, just $25 per, are available online at: https://delectus-3598.ticketbud.com/red-dot-auction-2015.

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A Plethora of Pussyfoots: The Red Dot Auction Update

Canvas 100Couldn’t you just “plotz” from the cuteness? Pussyfoot is very popular this year at the Red Dot Auction; pictured are three examples from three different artists. Which one(s) will you go home with on Friday, May 1st? Tickets are just $25 per person and available by clicking here or any of the images. Be there or be square, meow!

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High Culture Hare–The Red Dot Auction Update

This painting, submitted to this year’s Red Dot Auction, is Canvas 106, titled, “High Culture Hare”, acrylic on wood panel. Which artist’s work will you go home with on May 1, 2015?

Tickets available here: https://delectus-3598.ticketbud.com/.

Artwork will be available for pre-bidding on April 10 at Heritage Auctions’ website, www.HA.com.

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Visit Our New Location in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

The Chuck Jones Gallery–Santa Fe has moved to a new location, 126 W. Water St. at the corner of Ortiz. Our new gallery location is in a beautiful adobe building; the interior has an intimate and welcoming feeling to it with nooks and crannies to explore. We believe you’ll find it the perfect place to visit when you’re in Santa Fe to view all of the latest offerings from Chuck Jones, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz, Fabio Napoleoni, Mike Kungl, and many others.

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould, on the left; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right.

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked on the left by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right. 

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.