Regional Artists Featured in Two Art Auction Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Art Auction and Preview Party both showcase artists while raising funds for Crocker Art Museum March 19, 2009 – Sacramento, Calif. – The Crocker Art Museum will bring together regional artists and art collectors to raise funds for education programs during two Art Auction events. The events return to Cal Expo for a third time while the Museum is under construction, allowing more than 200 of the regions most distinguished artists to participate. “The Art Auction and Preview Party are my favorite events at the Crocker,” said Lial A. Jones, Museum Director. “This is the perfect way for patrons to support both the Museum and practicing artists. The beginning collector and the seasoned connoisseur will certainly find works they’ll want to take home.” The Art Auction, set to start at 5 p.m. on June 6, includes silent and live auctions, an elegant outdoor dinner buffet by Bella Bru Café and Catering, and heated competition as attendees bid on their favorite artworks by the likes of Pat Mahony, Mark Bowles, Robert Brady and more. Art Auction tickets are $150 and available on April 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling (916) 808-7843. The Art Auction Preview Party is a casual evening reception with a no-host bar and buffet, and will take place on May 28 from 6-9 p.m. Mingle with Art Auction artists and preview their works to be sold at the 2009 Art Auction. Bid on works in the acclaimed Big Names, Small Art Silent Auction where original artworks start at just $25. Admission to the Art Auction Preview Party is free, and parking is $10. RSVP to (916) 808-7789 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information, visit crockerartmuseum.org/auction. An online preview of the artworks up for auction will be available May 1. The Crocker Art Museum was founded in 1885 and continues as the leading art institution for the California Capital Region and Central Valley. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European and Asian artworks. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; 1st and 3rd Thursdays until 9 p.m. Free admission on Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. is made possible through the support of Bank of America. For more information on exhibits and events call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org. # # # Media Contact: Kathleen C. Richards Media: (916) 808-5157 Public: (916) 808-7000 216 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814 www.crockerartmuseum.org


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