Optic Illusion: Southern Exposure's Annual Spring Fundraiser and Art Auction
WE DID IT!! We are thrilled to announce that Optic Illusion:Southern Exposure’s Annual Spring Fundraiser and Art Auction was an unprecedented success. Over 700 people, 170 participating artists, and almost 100 volunteers all came together for an incredible celebratory evening and with the help of our entire community, we raised over $100,000 making Optic Illusion Southern Exposure’s most successful fundraiser in our 34 year history!
We would not have achieved such tremendous success without everyone's support. The funds raised provide direct, critical support for our exhibition, artists in education, and artist resource programs. Event like OPtic Illusion also help to maintain SoEx’s role in the community as a dynamic, cutting edge, non-profit arts organization that provides uncompromisingly innovative opportunities to artists and youth.
Would you like to see more pictures from the party? Click here to visit event photographer Anthony J. Hall's website and check it out!
Main Event: 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Optic Illusion VIP Reception: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Silent Auction: 7:30 - 10:30 pm
Live Auction: 8:30 - 9:00 pm
Optic Illusion Host Committee
Sarah and Darius Anderson
Gallery Paule Anglim
Amy and Peter Charles
Martha and Michael Rosenthal
Tracy Wheeler and Paul Rauschelbach
Lara and Christopher Deam
Margot and Nick Graham
Traci Des Jardins
Naomie and Charles Kremer
Surma and Bruno Mauro
Jennifer Morla and Nilus de Matran
Alison Sant and Rick Johnson
Tecoah and Tom Bruce
April and Glen Bucksbaum
Mary Fernando Conrad and Tony Conrad
Marjory Graue and Marty Bloes
Mari Iki and Martin Maguss
Merri and Jeff Lane
Svetlana Lyapina and Daniel Lucas
Wendi Norris, Frey Norris Gallery
Margaret Youngblood and Peter Allen
Rene di Rosa
Creative Projects and Installations
Exterior, site-specific light installation by Elaine Buckholtz
Promenade, Installation by Ryan Buyssens
As part of the evening’s festivities, artists will use an array of optical illusions and tricks of the eye to interpret, examine and dazzle auction attendees in a series of pseudo-scientific inspired performances.
Auctioneer: Durwood Zedd
Silent Auction Emcees: Jonn Herschend and Nathan Lynch
Event Photographer: Anthony J. Hall
Floral Arrangements: Lila B. Designs
Framing Services: Sterling Art Services and Peter Kirkeby, Inc.
Auction Preparators: James Chronister and Charlene Tan
Fine Food and Beverages
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Le Beau Nob Hill Market
Little Star Pizza
Marin French Cheese Company
Purple Wine Co.
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Ritual Coffee Roasters
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Additional Auction Items
Optic Illusion Planning Committee
Catherine Haley Epstein
Brent Foster Jones
Aimee Le Duc
Zoetrope All Story