What a great evening! Thank you to all of our supporters, donors, friends, and artists who came out to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity’s 5th Annual Red Dot Auction this past Friday, May 1, 2015. With a crowd numbering in the 300s, the silent auction was a big success!
Craig and Kimberley Kausen; Craig is the chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and one of Chuck’s grandsons.
Craig, left, with his brother, Todd. They were the Masters of Ceremonies for the evening.
Linda Jones Clough, left, a Board member and daughter of Chuck Jones with fellow Board members, animation director and creator, Bob Kurtz, and business maven, Tracy Tanner.
The Red Dot Auction is presented by the Chuck Jones Council for Creativity. Made up of volunteer community ambassadors, the Council includes, from left, Camie Dean, Linda Krall, Juls Aspinall, Jane Saunders, and Darcia Dexter, the chairperson for this event.
Celebrities from near and far joined us: from left, Council member John Gaydos, artist Casey Leonard, “Rain” creator and John Lennon portrayer, Steve Landes, and past president of the Council, Wayne Todd.
Patron and collector, Joann K., with our raffle ticket sellers for the evening.
Artist and friend of the Center, Bob Elias, signs the limited edition commemorative poster created for the 5th Annual Red Dot Auction.
Craig Kausen leads the live auction. Going, going, gone!
Where do I put my bid?
Did I win?
Pamala and Tony Meador, both contributing artists to the Red Dot Auction! Thanks for the persimmons, Pamala!
Longtime Chuck Jones art collector, Gary Wagoner, far left, with his family, including son-in-law, contributing artist, Eric Scales, center.
Artist Joseph Yakovetic with his lovely wife.
Linda Jones Clough, left, with Mayu Tanimoto, one of the over 225 contributing artists.
Is this where I write my bid?
Artist James C. Mulligan and friend.
This one’s mine!
Karen Garza, Center volunteer, and an organizational wizard, with her niece, pause for a moment.
Collectors Leigh and John Yetsko, from left, with artist and man-about-town, Daniel Killen.
Artist Mike Kungl with aspiring young artist, William Vochelli
Artists and volunteers at the Center, Jennifer and Deborah Sleeper, center and far right, with friends.
Collector and supporter of the Center, Cynthia Damiano, center, with artist, Dana Kungl. Cynthia was the winning bidder of Dana’s contribution to the Red Dot Auction. All you need is love, indeed!
The talented and dramatic duo of Ginger Duncan and Eric Schlegel! Thank you both for your wonderful work and for making the evening so much fun!
Well, it’s time to start planning the 6th Annual Red Dot Auction! See you next May!
Photos courtesy the incomparable Stephen Russo, longtime volunteer and supporter of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.