Anderson Ranch hosts 33rd annual Art Auction
Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s celebrated Annual Art Auction returns next Saturday, Aug. 10. The event is the ranch’s largest fundraiser of the year and is a long-standing highlight of the lively summer season. Hundreds of art enthusiasts come to the ranch campus to peruse and bid on more than 200 works of art.
The works offered in both the silent and live auctions are a diverse collection of art by prominent international, national and local artists. Participants can bid on works by renowned artists, including Enrique Martínez Celaya, Caio Fonseca, Christopher Rauschenberg, Takashi Nakazato, Sarah Dueth, David Ellsworth and many ranch favorites.
The variety of mediums represented includes painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, photography, mixed-media, printmaking and woodwork. Similarly, artwork is available in a broad price range starting from $50 up to $25,000, inviting art lovers of all levels to engage in appreciation and collecting.
All proceeds benefit the educational programs of Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Artwork in the live and silent auctions can be previewed in advance on the day of the event, as well from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays leading up to the auction. Online bidding also is available at www.paddle8/auctions/andersonranch .
The public is invited to the live auction opening reception on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Patton-Mallott Gallery located in the Dows building on campus.
At the Harvey Meadows Gallery in downtown Aspen, ceramicist, sculptor and painter Brad Miller opens a new exhibition of his work on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. The opening benefits Anderson Ranch.
Based in Venice, Calif., Miller’s multi-media work is known for using spirals that echo both the natural and technological world.
“My intention is to permeate my work with these timeless and familiar symbols as they dance between order and chaos,” he says in his artist statement.
Enrique Martínez Celaya, whose work is among the auction’s offerings, spoke at the ranch this summer in its ongoing Featured Artists Lecture Series.
Martínez Celaya spoke about “The Pearl,” his new project at SITE Santa Fe, where he transformed nearly 15,000 square feet of the museum’s art space into a multimedia experience of paintings, sculpture, video, music and sound.
“‘The Pearl’ is a poem about time,” he said. “The marker, as well as the current of those markers. Like memory, it retrieves and hollows what was, and in doing so, builds and undermines what is. Ostensibly it is made of objects, images, words and sounds, but it is really written on the dust that was left in rooms long ago left silent. Rooms where the boy I used to be still waits for my return, sitting on a pine-wood chair, his eyes wide open.”