SANTA PAULA, CA – Twenty stunning works of art by historic and contemporary local artists will be up for grabs during the Santa Paula Art Museum’s virtual 12th Annual Fine Art Auction Fundraiser. Online bidding opens Saturday, August 13, 2022, and closes Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. PDT. The auction artworks can be previewed during a special, in-person preview reception at the Museum on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the preview reception is free. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The Santa Paula Art Museum’s annual Fine Art Auction is the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser each year. All proceeds raised during the event benefit the Museum and the thousands of children, families, and adults served by SPAM exhibitions and educational programs every year, including its free ArtSPARK school tour program, monthly Free Family Days, free Young Artist Program, and free Kids’ Art Fest. Individuals must preregister to bid online at www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/santa-paula-art-museum.
Bid online for your chance to take home artworks by historical Southern California artists like Jessie Arms Botke, Cornelis Botke, Douglas Shively and Manuel Valencia, as well as contemporary pieces by Linda Brown, Lynn Hanson, Debra Holladay, Norman Kirk, George Lockwood, Lisa Skyheart Marshall, Gina Niebergall, Susan Petty, Gail Pidduck, Dan Schultz, Jules Smith and Andrea Vargas
Art lovers can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of two paintings by historic Santa Paula artists Jessie Arms Botke and Cornelis Botke. Raffle tickets start at $50.00. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/raffle.
About the Santa Paula Art Museum
The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of historic and contemporary art, art classes for children and adults, creative community events, a well-curated gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. Contact the Museum: (805) 525-5554, [email protected]. Follow the Museum on Facebook and Instagram. Website: www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.