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Calling All Artists for the Fifth Annual Red Dot Auction!

Dear Artists and Friends of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,

Preparations are underway for the Fifth Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, scheduled for Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, 2015.

Last year, 180 artists contributed 196 canvases and over 400 supporters of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity attended the Red Dot Auction.

Last year, 180 artists contributed 196 canvases and over 400 supporters of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity attended the Red Dot Auction.

Today we’re writing to ask you to donate a work of art to this year’s Fifth Annual Red Dot Auction. The canvas provided is 12” square and as last year, we ask that you sign the artwork on the reverse.  You may prefer to work on paper or another substrate and that’s fine as long as we can mount it to the 12” square canvas for presentation the night of the event. The artwork should be signed on the reverse so that bidders at this silent auction will not know who has created which painting.

Eric Schlegel gets a 3D perspective on one of the works from the 2014 Red Dot Auction.

Contributing artist Eric Schlegel gets a 3D perspective on one of the works from the 2014 Red Dot Auction.

“What should I paint?” you might ask. Chuck’s life spanned most of the 20th century and with such a wealth of inspiration why not the life and times of Chuck Jones? That should not limit you to cartoon-related imagery, although many of the most sought after works at last year’s event were inspired by his Looney Tunes creations; you might be inspired by his love of puns, his enjoyment of painting with watercolors or the fact that he once owned a horse named Lord Mischief.

Imagine a world where the laws of gravity don’t apply; a world where the space-time continuum can be altered; a world where you’re in control to break the rules. It sounds a lot like the world where the wonderful, vibrant characters created by Chuck Jones live. Imagine then, applying that kind freedom of thinking to your canvas and to the subject matter you choose.

You never know who might be a contributor--the object of the photographer's interest is a work by three-time Academy Award winner, Nick Park.

You never know who might be a contributor–the object of the photographer’s interest is a work by three-time Academy Award winner, Nick Park.

Won’t you share your gifts with us and with the Center’s members and patrons?  If you will, please drop me a note with your mailing address and I’ll get a canvas out to you or drop by the Center to pick up a canvas.  What’s that you say?  You’d like to contribute two works?  No problem!  Just let me know and I’ll send you two canvases.  Have an artist friend who would like to be a part of this exciting project?  Please send them my way: Robert@ChuckJonesCenter.org.

Canvases are due back no later than March 15, 2015. Again this year we are partnering with Heritage Auctions to bring the Red Dot Auction to the attention of their over 800,000 subscribers. This online auction will go live on April 1, 2015 and end the evening of Thursday, April 29, 2015. In order to be included in it, your canvas must arrive no later than Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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New this year! A commemorative poster, similar to the one shown, will be printed; 30 canvases will be selected to represent this year’s Red Dot Auction. A limited number of the posters will be produced and sold the evening of the event. To be considered for inclusion, your canvas must arrive no later than Sunday, March 15, 2015!

Thank you in advance for your generosity, time, and commitment to Igniting Imagination for Life!

All the best, Robert

Robert@ChuckJonesCenter.org

Photography by Stephen Russo

Red Dot Auction Photos Now Online

What a fabulous night it was this past Friday, May 9th, as the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity hosted its Red Dot Auction! Over 350 people flowed into the Center’s main gallery space where it was hung with 193 twelve inch square canvases donated by over 175 artists from all levels of experience, from the world-famous to the yet-to-be-discovered. Bidding was robust as the five sections closed throughout the three hours of the event. Tens of thousands of dollars were raised to help support the educational programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Special thanks goes out to our Artist Tribute Sponsors, many of whom could not make it that evening, but feel strongly about the success and future of the Center. To view a selection of photographs from the event, click here or on the photo below.

Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones and her son, Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center, enliven the evening during the Live Auction.

Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones and her son, Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center, enliven the evening during the Live Auction.

Photo by Stephen Russo.

Walk That Red Carpet! Photos from Creativity Season

Creativity Season, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity's fall fundraiser was a smashing success! All of our donors and supporters walked the red carpet and posed for our very own paparazzo. Click here to view the photos. 

Author, film critic, and historian Leonard Maltin was our special host and we wish to thank he and his wife, Alice, for their generous support of the Center. Thank you!

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Click the photo to see the rest of the photos from the Center's red carpet at Creativity Season.

 

Photo by Stephen Russo

 

The Chuck Jones Gallery Opens in Tustin!

The Chuck Jones Gallery has opened its doors at 3065 Edinger Avenue, Tustin, California (at the Jamboree Plaza & Tustin Metrolink Station.)  Sharing the loft-like space (skylights! 18' ceilings! exposed duct-work!, festively-colored piping!) with Linda Jones Enterprises (parent company) and the non-profit Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the gallery is poised to become a destination for local art lovers as well as visitors from around the globe. 

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Welcome!  Open the door and come in to view the finest in film art from Chuck Jones and all major animation studios as well as the SPORT Magazine Collection of fine art sports photographs.

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If what you're looking for isn't on the wall, our expert art consultants will be happy to look high & low for the perfect work of art for your collection, at home or for your office.

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Of course, we have the largest selection of art created by the legendary Chuck Jones.  From original production art used in many of his most famous cartoons to his elegant fine art & everything in-between, you'll be delighted by the selection and his unique view of life!

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When you visit, you'll want to take a moment to flip through the amazing "Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones" — a thoroughly enjoyable coffee-table art book that pictures many of Jones' finest animation character oil paintings alongside his timeless quotes.

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The Chuck Jones Gallery in Tustin has a fantastic collection of original art from Disney Studios as well as 20th Century Fox (The Simpsons!) for your viewing pleasure. 

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The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 6 PM.  Call for more information, 714-516-9300 or 800-959-7175.  Or visit us online at www.ChuckJonesGallery.com, read our blog at Chuck Redux and the Center's blog at Now Hare This!  We look forward to your visit!