What a night! The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity held its 2nd annual Red Dot Auction last night and it was a spectacular evening. There was art, there was food, there were cocktails, there was an art project ("Connect the Dots!" which was awesome, more on that in a future post), there were raffle prizes, there was a gong, there were many, many bids on the silent auction artwork, and the supporters of creativity raised their paddles during the live auction making it a memorable evening of love and enthusiasm. These are just a few of the photos Chuck Redux had time to snap at the beginning and at the end of the evening…more to come in the next few days.
First there was peace and quiet as we finished the installation of the Red Dot Auction art.
61 works of art were donated to the Center from over 50 artists from around the country. Thank you all for donating your creativity and talent!
And then it was all over…John Ramirez (l), one of the participating artists, met up with a friend and artist from Rowland Heights High School, Andrea and her husband, Jeff.
The Center's resident teaching artist, Christopher Scardino (left) with artist Mike Kungl (center; both contributed beautiful works of art to the auction) pal around with art collector Stuart P.(r).
Artist, muralist, and actor, James C. Mulligan (l) with one of the Center's community ambassadors, Linda Krall.
National Sales Director for the Chuck Jones Gallery, Mike Dicken (far left) with his wife, Jamie (2nd from left) and collectors Sandra and Louis L. take a break from discussing all of the art they won in the silent auction. Thank you all for a great evening! We couldn't do it without donors like you.
Pam Marsden, program director for the Center with donor Tom M. compare patterns at the end of the evening.
Did I mention there was a gong? The magnificent, the talented, the beautiful Juliana Hansen takes a swing at our noise-maker. You can catch Juliana at the El Capitan this summer in the theatrical review that opens the new Disney film, "Brave".
Watch this space for more photos and details from last night's gala fundraiser for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. In the meantime, Chuck Redux is going to go take a little nap and rest his weary bones.
And many thanks to the hundreds of people who came out last night and declared their support for creativity through their generous donations at both the live and silent auctions–we appreciate you!