Pin It

Heart Trails 

Art from the Heart a massive benefit auction with over 100 artists

click to enlarge ArtsCC.jpg

Now a 29-year-old tradition, this year's see-and-be-seen Art from the Heart auction at SSU takes place on Jan. 19.

Previous auctions have featured goodies donated from local inns and wineries, but this year, attendees will bid strictly on the artworks themselves, generously donated from over a hundred notable sculptors, painters and conceptual creators.

Among those is San Francisco's Ray Beldner, whose 101 Portraits are blurry, low-res amalgamations of exactly that many celebrity Google searches. The misty, nearly faceless results comment on fame-worship in the digital age by silently staring back at viewers with the vapid blankness of someone who's just looked through 101 pictures of, well, anything.

Closer to home, SRJC faculty member Kristine Branscomb will also be featured. Her paintings likewise examine the intersection of media and reality, creating impressionistic, faceless scenes that play on the notion of that two-dimensional, airbrushed reality so often used to sell.

If you don't feel like donning a tie, brushing your hair or whatever dressing up for a fancy gala means to you, a free preview exhibit is held Jan. 16–18, starting at 11am. Art from the Heart is on Saturday, Jan. 19, at University Art Gallery. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 6pm. $25 donation. 707.664.2295.

  • Art from the Heart a massive benefit auction with over 100 artists


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Arts

  • Amid the Ruins

    Shakespeare in the Cannery brings new life to old walls
    • Jul 23, 2014
  • Enlightened Art

    Tibetan artist takes on five-year task of creating a two-story scroll painting in Sebastopol
    • Jul 16, 2014
  • Gun Clubbers

    Healdsburg social club blends love of food, DIY and firearms
    • Jul 9, 2014
  • More »

More by Rachel Dovey

  • Pleeeease I Hafta Have It!

    What's your most-wanted, must-have gift of all time?
    • Dec 18, 2013
  • 25 Days of Shopping Local

    Our online feature running through December highlights some of our favorite local shopping options
    • Dec 4, 2013
  • Harvest Share

    CropMobster ensures that farmers with surplus produce don't have to waste it
    • Oct 23, 2013
  • More »

Find It

Submit an event

Boho Beat

July 24: Dustbowl Revival at Sweetwater Music Hall

July 25: Chautauqua Revue at Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

occidental, revue

July 25: Valerie Plame at Book Passage

More »

Facebook Activity

Most Commented

  • Under the Radar

    Santa Rosa's Live Musicians Co-op expands its vision
    • Jun 25, 2014
  • It's a Hoot

    Hootenanny takes over the Arlene Francis Center Charlie Swanson
    • Jun 11, 2014
  • More »


Read more @nbaybohemian

Copyright © 2014 Metro Newspapers. All rights reserved.

Website powered by Foundation