IN THE SPOTLIGHT
From Thomas Kinkade to Picasso, artwork in many mediums will be
available for purchase during the first ARTrageous Evening of Art
benefiting the YWCA on Jan 24.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will preview the framed works
including lithographs, watercolors and silk screens while enjoying
hors d’oeuvres catered by Dilly Catering and Event Coordination of
Pasadena, Chairwoman Sherrie Butler of Glendale said.
An auction follows at 6:30 p.m. conducted by professional art
auction company State of the Art Fund-raising Art Auctions Ltd. out
of Tennessee. The company brings the framed art, conducts the auction
and instructs the sponsoring organization in how to set up the room
and how to organize registration and the cashier’s table, Butler
A Collectors’ Corner will have collectible art that is
autographed, limited edition or rare, beginning at $350.
“They have quite a selection of artists and styles such as Thomas
Kinkade, whose artwork can be seen locally at the store in the
Glendale Galleria,” she said. “People will know the artists’ names or
will have seen the pictures before.”
Another plus is the bidding process for the auction is
nonintimidating, she said, with prices ranging from $50 to $350.
Two special opportunity drawing prizes are featured. There will be
50/50 cash raffle, and those who purchase six tickets for $100 will
be entered into the drawing for a limited edition, hand-signed and
numbered Iris giclee on canvas of “The Antique Teapot” by nationally
known artist Susan Rios of Glendale.
“Susan’s work is beautifully done and conveys a sense of comfort,
charm and beauty,” she said.
The event will raise funds for YWCA programs and will also be a
chance to show off the multipurpose room that the YWCA officials are
renting now to the public to subsidize programs, Butler said.
Auction proceeds will go to the general fund to support the YWCA’s
two projects: the Domestic Violence Project and EncorePlus, Executive
Director Gwenne Castor said.
The Domestic Violence Project provides a temporary shelter for
women and children who are victims of domestic violence, gives them
transitional housing and prepares women for getting a job through the
Women’s Outreach Center.
EncorePlus provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for
low-income individuals. A recent addition to this program is an
“The auction is fun and useful to the community and supports our
programs,” Castor said. “Proceeds will go to where ever it is
necessary to add or enhance these programs or increase awareness
about both these issues or provide the clinics.”
Although based in Glendale, this YWCA also provides services to
women who live in Burbank, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge.
Tickets are $30 and include one drink ticket. For reservations,
call 242-4155, ext. 236. The event will be at the YWCA, 735 E.
Lexington Ave. in Glendale.
Johnathon Gallagher will be the guest artist for tonight’s meeting
of Burbank Art Assn. Members will gather at 7:30 p.m. at the Burbank
Board of Realtors, second floor, 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Gallagher will present a slide show of his works, exhibit some of
his ceramic artifacts, as well as paint a water lily triptych in
acrylics. He will share his experiences working as a scenic artist in
the entertainment industry, and in private homes. He will also answer
questions about the Digital Art Revolution and how artists can
document their paintings as well as share them with anyone in the
world through the Internet.
The public can attend for $3.
Trisha van Cleef’s art exhibit, “Stretchings -- Paintings and
Pantyhose,” opens with a reception from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at
Wax Poetic Salon & Gallery, 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd. The show ends
March 12. For more information, call 843-9469.
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