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AUCTION 2008 OPTIC ILLUSION

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

ULTRA-VIOLET
Michael Christman
Robin Ducot

PHENOMENON
Sarah and Darius Anderson
Gallery Paule Anglim
Raquel Baldocchi
Tracy Brien
Amy and Peter Charles
Rebecca Goldfarb
Martha and Michael Rosenthal
Tracy Wheeler and Paul Rauschelbach

LUMINANCE
Anonymous
Claudia Ceniceros
Lara and Christopher Deam
Margot and Nick Graham
Traci Des Jardins
Naomie and Charles Kremer
Surma and Bruno Mauro
Jane Metcalfe
Jennifer Morla and Nilus de Matran
Gay Outlaw
Alison Sant and Rick Johnson

SENSATION
Catherine Armsden
Artsource Consulting
Bonnie Bridges
Tecoah and Tom Bruce
April and Glen Bucksbaum
Sylvia Chase
Mary Fernando Conrad and Tony Conrad
Jane Goldman
Marjory Graue and Marty Bloes
Ann Hatch
Mari Iki and Martin Maguss
Merri and Jeff Lane
Frederick Loomis
Svetlana Lyapina and Daniel Lucas
Berry Minott
MMGalleries
Wendi Norris, Frey Norris Gallery
Josh Oliver
Craig Roberts
Margaret Youngblood and Peter Allen
Jennifer Roy

AFTER-IMAGE
Claudia Bruno
Martha Davis
Matt Hollis
Marie-Claire Meisels
Maria Moyer
Audrey Munnerlyn
Stephanie Peek
Basil Racuk
Rene di Rosa
Circe Sher
Marcia Tanner
Katrina Traywick
Mark Wagner

 

Creative Projects and Installations
Exterior, site-specific light installation by Elaine Buckholtz

Promenade, Installation by Ryan Buyssens

Optic Interpretations

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
Acme Bread
Arizmendi Bakery
Bi-Rite Market
Bissap Baobab
Café Zoetrope
Firestone/Nectar Ales
Hope Wine
Izze Soda
Just Desserts
Klein’s Deli
La Méditerranée
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Le Beau Nob Hill Market
Little Star Pizza
Marin French Cheese Company
Park Chow
Purple Wine Co.
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Ritual Coffee Roasters
Saké2Me
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Trader Joe’s
Trumer Pils


Additional Auction Items

Boulevard
Chow
Le Colonial
Rose’s Cafe
Pauline’s Pizza
Universal Cafe


Optic Illusion Planning Committee

Lily Abood
Amy Charles
Catherine Haley Epstein
Courtney Fink
Brent Foster Jones
Aimee Le Duc
Marie-Claire Miesels
Anne Ray
Jamie Venci
Amber Whiteside


Media Sponsors
ReadyMade
Zoetrope All Story



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