Spirited bidding, lively conversation and the opportunity to own some outstanding art—all the ingredients for a special soufflé of an evening in the 20th Annual Art Auction presented by the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.
This year’s auction offers a wide spectrum of visually dynamic media including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, jewelry and other unique works of art by some of the finest artists in the Southwest including works by popular favorites as Arlene Braithwaite, Royden Card, Richard Hardin, J. Brad Holt and Kate Starling. Because of the overwhelming response, the portfolio of art for live and silent bidding will be jury selected in order to showcase the highest quality art. Please visit suu.edu/pva/artgallery/auction to preview the items that will be up for live and silent auctions.
This year's auction will be held on Thursday, March 8, at Rusty’s Ranch House. Proceeds from this favorite fundraising gala support the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, special Friends of the Gallery sponsored exhibitions, educational outreach and the future Southern Utah Museum of Art. The evening will be hosted by Brian Vaughan, co-artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and an alumnus of Southern Utah University.
Tickets to this one-night-only event, which includes dinner, are $40 before March 2 ($45 thereafter) and can be purchased in person at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on the SUU campus or at Artisans Gallery 94 West Center Street in Cedar City. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the gallery at 435-586-5432 or online at suu.edu/pva/artgallery/auction.
Looking ahead, the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery will be sponsoring Everything in Between: Art Quilts, Fabric Collage and Embroidery, a remarkable retrospective of fiber art featuring national and international artists curated by SUU’s Deborah Snider. The exhibition is scheduled to open September 27 and run through November 10, 2012.
Be a part of the fun and excitement of the 20th Annual Art Auction to benefit the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.