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A seriously fun art auction gala at The Phipps

Bidding on original artwork by 72 regional artists will conclude at A Seriously Fun Art Auction Gala, on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.

Tickets for this special event are $35 per person in advance and $45 at the door, and include an evening of sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres provided by Urban Olive and Vine, Knoke's, The Nova, and San Pedro Cafe/Barker's, sophisticated wines served by The Nova, strolling music by Mark Stillman, and a live auction conducted by Jack Hines. "This is a summer event you won't want to miss. Have fun knowing you're supporting The Phipps, Hudson's beloved community art center, enjoy food and wine from some of Hudson's best restaurants, and to top it off, go home with an original work of art to cherish for years to come. The Seriously Fun Art Auction Gala will make a great date night or an opportunity to meet up with friends for a fun night out," say event organizers Susan Kattas and Lana Sjoberg, members of The Phipps Visual Arts Council.

The artwork in a broad range of media from drawing, painting and photography to jewelry and sculpture, is all new, made specifically for this event, and no larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches. It is currently on view in Gallery One at The Phipps, and bidding is open now through July 21. Minimum bids range from $15 to $200.

Participating artists are William Ammerman, Maggie Anderson, Marion Angelica, Guy Baldwin, Lynne Baur, Barb Bend, Brenda Brousseau, Lisa Buck, Nancy Condon, Linda Deg Lee, Dawn Demaske, Betsy Dollar, Althea Ennen, Cynthia Fleury, Greg Foley, Sally Friedlander, Josephine A. Geiger, Becky Glade, Robert Glieden, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Phyllis Hunter, Samantha Hurd, Lynn Jermal, Steven Johnson, Doug Johnson, Brett Kallusky, Susan Kattas, Anne Kerfoot, Daphnae Koop, Judy Larson, Joan E LaVine, Leah Lundgaard, Rita K. MacDonald, David Mataya, Marta Matray, Layl McDill, Sandra Menefee Taylor, Laura E. Migliorino, George Moore, Ryuta Nakajima, Polly Norman, Phyllis O'Connor, Bettie Peterson, Leslie Pilgrim, Selene Plum, Teri Power, Paula Putirskis, Frank Quadflieg, Glenn Quist, Jodi Reeb-Myers, Richard Reynolds Ward, Jeanette Richards, Sue Rowe, Janna Schneider, Eldora Schober Larson, Craig Seath, Candice Simpson, Clayton Snow, Lorie Spiegel, Krista Spieler, David Spohn, Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson, Sarah Stone, David Strom, Deanna Utter Grigus, Nancy Viebrock, Jantje Visscher, Marjorie Wade, Linda Webster, Mary Welke, Lauri Wilson and Nanci Yermakoff.

Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. The Phipps will be closed July 2 through 4 for Independence Day.

For further information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at (715) 386-2305, ext. 103.