Here's a whole batch of photographs from last Friday evening's 2nd Annual Red Dot Auction that benefited the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. The outpouring of love and support was tremendous and we send all of you who successfully bid on a work of art (or in some cases, multiple works of art), and to those who heartily bid on the live auction items, a heartfelt and grateful thank you — along with a big round of applause!
People pictured below have been identified to the best of our ability, if there has been error or you or someone you know was not identified, please drop us a note and we'll make the correction. Enjoy!
Leigh and John Yetsko
Linda Jones Clough and painter/actor James C. Mulligan
Linda Jones Clough (Chuck Jones's daughter) and Tom Millsap
Sandra and Louis Lozano (from left) with Christopher Scardino, the Center's resident teaching artist
Sasha Advani, the Raffle Ticket seller and administrative assistant for the Center.
Marian Jones, Chuck Jones's widow with Jimmy Mulligan
Craig and Kimberley Kausen (from left) with Jamie Dicken. Craig is Chuck Jones's grandson and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity as well as president of Linda Jones Enterprises
From left, the Laymans with Mr. & Mrs. Doug Gfeller
Marian Jones and Beverly White
Mike Dicken, National Sales Director for the Chuck Jones Gallery, places a bid during the silent auction.
We didn't introduce ourselves, but her purse is by Mary Frances and is a limited edition titled, "Mercury Rising" (it's all about priorities, isn't it?)
Carol Erickson, a Chuck Jones Gallery art consultant (center) flanked by Michael and Debra Loen.
A young-un gets a boost and draws at the "Connect the Dots" art project
A raffle prize-winner with a limited edition work created from original production art from Chuck Jones's 1970 feature film, "The Phantom Tollbooth"
Pam Marsden (r) Program Director for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
The 3 Amigos, from left: Robert Patrick, Scott Dicken, and Mike Dicken gather for their annual photograph. Each one works at Linda Jones Enterprises/Chuck Jones Gallery/Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in one way or another.
Craig Kausen (l) with Mr. & Mrs. Doug Gfeller
Sharlene Shinmoto (l), with Mrs. Ric Franzi, and her daughter. (help?)
Chuck Jones Homage artist, Bob Elias, wields a mighty pencil at the "Connect the Dots" art project
Tommy "TNEZ" Martinez, a Center volunteer teaching artist, works his magic at the art project.
Bob White and Tracy Tanner (r), President of the Chuck Jones Council for Creativity, the volunteer arm of the Center.
The charismatic Wayne Todd, a volunteer community ambassador for the Center and all around rock god (see Jester McCool, no really, check him out online.)
Lovely ladies, but who are they?
Mark Drilling (l) of Stokes Auction, our auctioneer and rabble-rouser for the evening with his 2nd in command, John.
Our guests come into the 2nd part of the evening for dessert, coffee, and the live auction.
Mr. & Mrs. Jon Brown of 24 carrots fame, Orange County's premier catering company.
Sandra Lozano (l) with Mike Dicken (c) and Louis Lozano admire their five winning silent auction bids.
James C. Mulligan with the mural he created for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SoCo in Costa Mesa.
Animation story writer, producer, director ("Hop", "The Little Mermaid") Chris Bailey with his contribution to the Red Dot Auction and the lovely and beautiful Dina Andre.
Stuart P. with Chuck Jones Homage Artist, Mike Kungl.
Craig Kausen introducing the Live Auction portion of the evening and thanking those in attendance for their support of the Center's programs.
We had a crowd!
Didn't we? Can you identify the back of your head?
Chris Bailey at the "Connect the Dots" wall.
Chris Bailey's drawing at "Connect the Dots" art project.
Photographer Stephen Russo with Chris Bailey. Stephen is also a volunteer community ambassador and sits on the Chuck Jones Council for Creativity. All photos in this post are by Stephen Russo.
Linda Jones Clough and Jon Brown.
Kimberley and Craig Kausen.
Pamala Meador (l), one of our contributing artists, sits with Dean Diaz and Cassandra Low.
Artist and animator (and so much more!) John Ramirez poses with Linda Jones Clough.
Mike Kungl with Linda Jones Clough.
Carol Erickson with the artwork she won in the silent auction and the artist who created it, John Ramirez.
Artist Mike Kungl with his contribution to the silent auction, "1940 De La Hare" and its winning bidder, Stuart P.
Zia (l) with Tommy "TNEZ" Martinez and Christopher Scardino.
Camille Lewis with artist Darrell Parks and Chris Lewis with the portrait Darrell painted and donated to the Red Dot Auction.
"Say Cheese!" Lisa Timmons, Jackie Hamlin, Carol Erickson, Susan Palscik, Tracy Tanner, and Pam Marsden come together at the end of a successful evening.