For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tracy Tanner: TTanner@chuckjonescenter.org
Cheryl Posner: Cheryl@ChuckJonesCenter.org
The Red Dot Auction
Which Artist’s Work Will You Take Home Tonight?
Spring Gala Fund-raiser Announced for
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
Orange, CA: The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity announced today plans for their spring fund-raising gala, The Red Dot Auction, to be held Saturday, May 14th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Center’s studio space in old town Orange, 131 W. Chapman Avenue.
The Red Dot Auction was conceived as a fund-raising opportunity for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a 501(c) 3 organization. The Center, dedicated as it is to inspiring creativity in all people, but particularly in children, was founded in 1999 by animation legend and four-time Academy Award recipient, Chuck Jones.
What differentiates The Red Dot Auction is that all of the artists have signed the works on the reverse. Consequently donors and patrons of the Center 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 a 10” square stretched canvas upon which to create their work of art,” noted Tracy Tanner, President of the Council for Creativity, the volunteer arm of the Center.
“The artists who are participating come from all levels of notoriety, skill and accomplishment, 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 so thankful that they were willing to help us achieve our goal of promoting creativity by providing a nurturing environment, without prejudice, where it may grow and blossom,” said Cheryl Posner, Executive Director for the Center.
Participating artists include “Dora the Explorer” producer and director Jeff DeGrandis; James Coleman, the legendary background designer and matte painter for Walt Disney Studios; Academy Award-winning animated film director, producer and author, John Canemaker; the brilliant young L.A. society artist, Jess Black; sculptor and painter, Lawrence Noble, whose work graces the Lucasfilm campus in San Francisco along with Kelly Asbury (Director of the recent hit animated film, “Gnomeo and Juliet”,) Eric Goldberg (longtime Disney animator and director,) Marian Jones, photographer, author and Chuck Jones’ wife; and many others.
The Red Dot Auction will include a live auction of items unique to the Center such as a Chuck Jones Film Festival for your business, school or organization or a private tour of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Tickets to the event are available for $70.00 each or $150.00 for two by calling Pamela Marsden at 949-660-7793 or online at http://blog.chuckjones.com/chuck_redux/red_dot.html.
Images of the artwork for The Red Dot Auction are available upon request.