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1 Sarah Parent Red Red ceramic platter with a crystalline glaze • 2012 • 18" x 3" Seattle artist Sarah Parent is captivated by the possibilities of pottery. Parent is motivated to look for new and more refined ways to capture the variability of clay, glaze and fire. Choosing the metamorphosis that occurs with a crystalline glaze and how the crystals paint the final piece by adding their own unexpected finish keeps her intrigued. Red is made with a crystalline glaze. Crystalline glazes are created with a combination of zinc and silica, which form crystals when the glaze is molten at between 1,800 and 2,250 degrees F for many hours. They are unique, unpredictable, difficult to achieve and the finished piece is striking. Her work has been shown in local galleries throughout Washington and as part of the recent exhibitions for NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). VALUE: $400 Donor: Sarah Parent ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 2 Valerie Hector Cinnabar Spirals Glass and sterling silver beads, sterling silver, thread • 20" Valerie Hector’s mastery of the history and techniques of beadwork lovingly shapes her hand-made designer-quality beaded jewelry. Since opening her jewelry studio in 1988, she has designed and fabricated hundreds of beaded bracelets, earrings, necklaces and brooches in a wide variety of styles, colors and price ranges. Known for her meticulous attention to detail, refined aesthetic and skillful craftmanship, her work has been exhibited at the finest juried American craft shows and featured in prominent books and magazines. She is also the author of The Art of Beadwork, which was published in 2005. VALUE: $2,100 Donor: Valerie Hector ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 3 Paul Villinski Memo: Night Aluminum (found cans), wire, soot, brass • 2012 • Butterflies approximately 1" x 1" to 3" x 3", installation variable With a concern for environmental issues, New York artist Paul Villinski frequently re-purposes discarded materials, effecting surprising and poetic transformations; in this case, “metamorphosing littered beer cans from the streets of New York into flocks of butterflies mirrors the act of transformation and rebirth that butterflies symbolize across all cultures. How can these ridiculously delicate creatures, apparently blown about by the merest breath of wind, actually fly many thousands of miles to migrate?” In BAM’s recent Making Mends exhibition, Villinski’s Diaspora installation of birds made from LP records was one of the show’s highlights. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions nationally, recently at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York and an international Biennial in New Orleans. Widely collected, he has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant. He is represented in New York by Morgan Lehman Gallery. VALUE: $2,500 Donor: Paul Villinski ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 4 Tuscany Wine Vacation for Four During the course of this exclusive vacation, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Tuscany while participating in daily pre-arranged wine tastings at some of the world’s most recognized wineries. Two couples traveling together can enjoy three nights in a winery’s guest villa within the breathtaking winemaking region of Tuscany. Total Wine & More will arrange lodging in the fabulous guest home of their winery partners. Siena and Florence are short distances from these guest homes. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is also just a short drive away. While staying in the winery’s guest villa, you will be given VIP treatment which includes vineyard and winery tours, private wine tastings and an insider’s look at winemaking in Italy’s most famous region. Total Wine & More can also set up private tastings at other wineries within Tuscany during your stay. To help kick-off your trip, Total Wine & More will provide a wine tasting of Tuscan wines to help you and your friends learn more about Tuscany before going on your trip. This is an opportunity of a lifetime! Airfare not included. Mutually agreeable date. VALUE: $5,000 Donor: Total Wine & More ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 5 Michael Dickter A Question of Balance Oil on canvas • 2012 • 30" x 30" Michael Dickter is interested in “creating a permanent record of the duality of permanence and impermanence all around us. Through the act of painting, my work engages the natural world. Images of birds talk to me of connection, of beauty, of freedom and the precious nature of our world.” Previously his work dealt with issues of memory and home, stability and freedom, personal history and communication, but an encounter with mortality refocused his work. Now beauty and fragility, the fleeting impermanence yet profound magnificence of life informs his work. He is fascinated with making marks on a canvas. The process, the decisions and the joy of paint on a built-up surface are essential to him. Dickter’s work has been featured nationally and is exhibited in many private and local collections including Swedish Hospital and Seattle University. He is represented by local and national galleries. VALUE: $3,000 Donor: Michael Dickter ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 6 Dirk Staschke Arrested Still Life Ceramic • 12" x 12" x 2" Winner of the John and Joyce Price Award of Excellence for BAM Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown!, Dirk Staschke recently had his first museum solo exhibition Falling Feels a Lot Like Flying at BAM. For Artful Evening, he created Arrested Still Life, which is part of his current body of work exploring notions of gluttony and cultural excess. Inspired by bountiful Vanitas still-life paintings of 16th- century Northern Europe and excessive ornamentation of the Baroque period, Staschke captures the beauty and opulence of a moment — sweet and enticing — yet, with decay and collapse looming right around the corner. While maintaining an ongoing studio practice for 14 years, Staschke has taught at Emily Carr, Alfred University and New York University. His work has been shown internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Icheon Museum; and World Ceramic Center, South Korea. He is represented by The Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia and Gallery Jones in Vancouver, BC. VALUE: $2,000 Donor: Dirk Staschke ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 7 Italian Dinner for Six with Chef Extraordinaire Stefano Catalani An exceptional opportunity to experience Artistic Director Stefano Catalani’s other creative talent: cooking. You and five guests will savor an exquisitely prepared meal while exchanging artful repartee. Feast in the ambience of the inspiring home designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Swain. Mutually agreeable date. VALUE: $2,000 Donor: Stefano Catalani and Robert Swain ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 8 Walla Walla Foundry Tour, Dinner and Wine Tasting for Eight Artist Squire Broel, Foundry owner Mark Anderson and Winemaker Ali Mayfield will be your hosts for an exclusive “behind the scenes” tour of the Walla Walla Foundry as well as a wine-inspired dinner at Foundry Vineyards. The foundry casts sculpture for artists such as Jim Dine, Deborah Butterfield, Tom Otterness and Maya Lin. Foundry Vineyards is quickly becoming known as the place to experience Art and Wine in the Northwest. Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate have consistently rated their Bordeaux-style Artisan Blends at 90 points and above. Their wine labels, gallery and sculpture garden all feature works by artists who have cast pieces with Walla Walla Foundry. Up to eight guests will enjoy this creative and memorable experience. Don’t miss out on this unique and exclusive opportunity for expanded conversations about art, wine and the hidden treasures that exist east of the mountains. Mutually agreeable date. VALUE: $2,000 Donor: Walla Walla Foundry and Winery, Mark Anderson, Ali Mayfield and Squire Broel ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 9 Robert Sperry P SS AA 1987 Originial drawing of gauche and ink on etched paper • 1987 • 20" x 20" Robert Sperry was one of ceramics’ great innovators. Known primarily as a ceramic sculptor, Sperry was also a talented painter, filmmaker and printmaker. He was head of the Ceramics Department at the University of Washington where he taught for over 30 years until his retirement in 1982. During his career, he created a number of monumental public and corporate art murals and sculptures. In 2009, Bellevue Arts Museum was the Northwest venue for the retrospective of his work organized by the American Museum of Ceramic Art. This comprehensive panoramic view of his legacy as a seminal contributor to American ceramics and contemporary art examined Sperry’s lifelong dedication to innovation in ceramic art. This artwork is one of several original gauche and ink drawings done on an etching by Robert Sperry during the conception of the King County Honors Award mural in downtown Seattle. The original etching helped to influence the final outcome of the large 30-foot tile mural. VALUE: $4,500 Donor: Estate of Robert Sperry; Framing courtesy of Allison & Ross Fine Art Services ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 10 Barbara Lee Smith Anticipating Umbria Painted, printed, fused and stitched mixed media textile diptych • 2009 • 34 1/2" x 40" Using industrial fabric that looks like paper, acrylic paint, silk paint pigments and a sewing machine to draw lines that resemble a topographical map, Barbara Lee Smith uses a “three-stage process of painting, collage and drawing to make the work.” Smith has had solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, France and New Zealand. Her work is in national and international public, private and museum collections, including the Smithsonian Institution. Her work was recently exhibited at FiberPhiladelphia 2012, Tacoma Art Museum and will be featured at Bellevue Arts Museum’s upcoming BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet. Teaching and lecturing internationally, she was a Visiting Professor at Joshibi College of Art and Design, Tokyo for five years. She is the author of Celebrating the Stitch: Contemporary Embroidery of North America. Her many honors include Honorary Member of the Embroiderers’ Guild, United Kingdom and an archived interview as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Artists. VALUE: $6,500 Donor: Barbara Lee Smith ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 11 Jen Elek Runner Blown glass and steel • 2009 • 15" x 36" x 12" Jen Elek combines soft forms, humor and innovative processes to create landscapes of color and light. She primarily uses hand-blown glass, neon and steel as her mediums. Her work was recently featured in the group show Convergence Zone at Bellevue Arts Museum. She has taught and been staff at The Pilchuck Glass School and has also worked for artists such as Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly. Elek has taught glassblowing workshops throughout the United States and internationally including Israel, Canada and Japan. She most recently exhibited her work at The Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles and The Houston Center of Contemporary Craft. She is represented in Seattle by Traver Gallery. Elek states, “People, the relationships we have with one another, and the places we occupy inspire my work. Making art acts as a translator, helping me process messages presented by modern media. My personal interpretation of American culture is the basis for my artwork.” VALUE: $8,000 Donor: Jen Elek NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 12 Joe McDonnell Sasparilla Blown glass and stainless steel chandelier • 2012 • 32" x 16" x 16" “Sasparilla is a sparkling chandelier of crystal clear glass ‘ice cubes’ as refreshing as an inviting summer beverage.” – Joe McDonnell Sculptor Joe McDonnell received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame, working under renowned sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy and at the Harvard School of Design. Joe has produced more than 150 major commissions for institutions, corporations and individuals including: CBS, IBM, General Electric, Reader’s Digest, Dulles Airport, the Milwaukee Public Museum, New Jersey State Government and most recently, Seattle University. Additionally, he has been commissioned to design sculptures for awards given to honorees of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Westchester Open Golf Classic and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. McDonnell has been an associate editor and sculpture critic for the monthly newspaper Art World. He is a longtime member of the Century Association, where he served on the exhibition committee for many years. VALUE: $12,000 Donor: Joe McDonnell NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 13 Five Nights for Two in Spain at Madrid’s Hotel Gran Meliá Fénix Time to visit Spain with five nights in Madrid along with a day-trip to Toledo. Enjoy this five-star hotel in the heart of Madrid, on the well-known Plaza de Colón. Located in the exclusive Salamanca District, you will be surrounded by the famous streets of Serrano, Velázquez, Goya and Paseo de la Castellana. This central location allows you to visit the city’s most emblematic places, directly on the Milla de Oro and only 10 minutes from the Gran Vía, Madrid’s famous street. Stroll through town, view historic buildings, shop and perhaps run into movie stars at the famous Chicote Cocktail Bar. Your package includes: Admission and tours of the Reina Sofia Museum, Royal Palace, Prado, Caixa Bank Museum and the Galiano Museum. A guided day-trip to the City of Toledo which includes two train tickets and a tour guide. Five-night stay in the luxurious Hotel Gran Meliá Fénix. Needs to be arranged in advance for a mutually agreeable date to be redeemed within 12 months. Does not include airfare. VALUE: $4,000 Donor: Lusis Fernando Esteban, Honorary Consul of Spain ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 14 Lauren DiCioccio Still Life Hand-sewn cotton, felt, organza (skull, newspaper, cards); Machine-sewn cotton (lined paper); Acrylic on wooden spools (film) • 2009 • 16" x 16" (varies) Lauren DiCioccio investigates the beauty of ubiquitous objects of our day-to-day life that face impending obsolescence. She sews life-size replicas of water bottles, newspapers and film canisters, each eerily and wryly complete with labels and brands. Recreating these items in the language of tedious handcraft and placing them in the context of a traditional still life simultaneously celebrates “the everyday” while lamenting its transience. At Bellevue Arts Museum in 2011, DiCioccio’s Still Life and water bottle sculptures were featured in The Mysterious Content of Softness exhibition. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, DiCioccio has been an Artist-in-Residence at Recology SF (CA), the McColl Center for Visual Art (NC), the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus (Germany) and the Vermont Studio Center (VT). Her work has also been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery (NY) and Jen Bekman Gallery (NY). She is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. VALUE: $8,000 Donor: Lauren DiCioccio NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 15 Davide Salvadore COCOE–Studio Edition Blown and carved glass, metal stand • 2012 • 16 1/2" x 11" x 4" Davide Salvadore’s new Studio Edition pieces demonstrate the intense color palettes, intricate patterning and richly carved surfaces for which he is known. Like his signature larger works, this miniature COCOE is inspired by the colors, textures and forms of Africa, as well as a deep respect for Muranese glassmaking tradition. Salvadore is a Muranese maestro descended from generations of glassworkers. He has collaborated with venerated glass houses such as Venini, Barovier & Toso, Nason & Moretti and La Murrina. He creates passionately expressive one-of-a-kind sculptures that push the boundaries of centuries-old traditions. He combines traditional Italian techniques and elements in innovative ways, which reflect diverse influences such as African tribal imagery, Muranese roads and the smokestacks of glasshouses. Of his work, Salvadore states, “I encourage my audience to have a real encounter with each piece. I want them to touch it, to caress it, and to understand the shapes and movements. Simply, I want the enthusiast to experience what I feel for my art, which is passion and love.” VALUE: $8,000 Donor: Davide Salvadore NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 16 Therman Statom Skull House Cast glass and mixed media • 1996 • 9 1/2" x 9" x 7" Since first studying glass at Pilchuck in 1971, Therman Statom has pushed the boundaries of this medium — challenging viewers to look at glass in new and interesting ways. Using sheet glass as his primary medium, he cuts, paints and assembles the glass — adding found glass objects along the way. His artistic vocabulary includes simple, but powerfully charged forms of houses, ladders and chairs. Many of his works are large-scale public commissions. Statom has received numerous awards and recognition including Outstanding Achievement Award by UrbanGlass, Distinguished Artist Award by the James Renwick Alliance, The Ford Foundation grant, two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Fellow of American Craft Council. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, France, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan and Centro Cultural de la Raza in Mexico. Skull House is from the private collection of William Traver. VALUE: $10,000 Donor: Traver Gallery NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 17 Inspiring Brunch with Northwest Sculptor Julie Speidel on Vashon Island Seated brunch for the first 24 people to raise their bid cards. Be part of this exclusive gathering with an insider’s view of the acclaimed sculptor’s studio while enjoying a hearty brunch and artful conversations. Dine in the newly remodeled studio and watch a live demonstration. Sunday, October 14, 11am–1pm on Vashon Island. VALUE: $200 per person Donor: Julie Speidel ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 18 Seattle Sounders Suite for 24 with Your Host Larry Wright, Managing Director of BAM Sounders fever has taken over Seattle! There is no better way to enjoy the ultimate spectator sport than in a suite. Twenty- four raving soccer fans can enjoy the ultimate setting for watching the Sounders play against San Jose on Saturday, September 22, 2012. This suite offers the perfect view of all the action. Complete with luxurious furnishings and first-class service, you will enjoy a Sounders experience like no other with your host Larry Wright, Managing Director of Bellevue Arts Museum. You will receive eight parking passes and the opportunity to go down on the field. Food and beverages are included. Great for Sounders fans of all ages! VALUE: $5,000 Donor: Seattle Sounders and Larry Wright ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 19 Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman Hand Staff Off-hand sculpted glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and beads • 2012 • 52" x 4" x 7" Sabrina Knowles’ and Jenny Pohlman’s collaboration spans two decades. As seekers, they have undertaken six international two-month journeys to developing nations absorbing religious beliefs, political histories, current affairs, architecture, social structure and people’s personal stories. They eventually morph their experiences into sculptural stories, sharing what they have learned about healing, self-empowerment, compassion, strength, grace and the power of the human spirit. Their intention is to create works that speak of our common humanity. Staffs have always held symbolic meaning to those who employ them. For the artists, the hand staff is symbolic of nurturing support and compassion. Knowles’ and Pohlman’s work has been showcased in exhibitions nationwide and has received numerous awards. Their work has been published in Glass, Metalsmith, New Glass Review and The Seattle Times and in several books on glass art, and also featured in and on the cover of American Style magazine. They serve on the Board of Trustees for Bellevue Arts Museum and support Pilchuck Glass School and Pratt Fine Arts Center. VALUE: $6,000 Donor: Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 20 Betsy Eby Love Song Vanishing into the Sound of Crickets Encaustic on canvas on panel • 2001 • 30" x 48" Rhythm, balance, lyricism and tone in Betsy Eby’s paintings are influenced by her lifelong devotion to music. Her paintings are informed by the natural world, drawing on forms found on both microscopic and macroscopic scales. Her calligraphic compositions draw on the movement of living things and visual forms echoed throughout nature. Her works utilize abstraction and elemental reduction to portray essence and movement, rather than relying solely on observation or pure abstraction. Eby works in encaustic, a medium dating back to the 4th Century BCE and written about in the works of Roman scholar Pliny the Elder. Her paintings are created of pigmented beeswax, in a complex process of layering and torching, with various methods of paint application. She works within the context of the physical dimension of the wax and the way it obfuscates color, all the while building to a finished sculptural surface which glistens like poured resin. Her work can be found in private and public collections and galleries throughout the United States. She is represented locally by Winston Wachter Gallery. VALUE: $14,000 Donor: Betsy Eby NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 21 Dale Chihuly Tabac Basket with Drawing Shard and Oxblood Body Wrap Glass • 2008 • 10" x 14" x 12" “In the summer of 1977, I was visiting the Tacoma Historical Society with Italo Scanga, and I remember being struck by a pile of Northwest Coast Indian baskets that were stacked one inside another. They were dented and misshapen, wonderful forms. I don’t really know what made me want to reproduce them in glass, but that was my mission for the summer. Shortly after I started blowing the baskets, I found that I could use the heat of the fire to form the basket shapes. I wanted them to look very natural — collapsing and bending under their own weight. I soon learned that centrifugal force was another natural tool in the formation of the baskets. Fire, gravity, centrifugal force and human breath became my primary tools.” – Dale Chihuly Dale Chihuly co-founded Pilchuck Glass School and has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art. His work is included in over 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards and his newest, long-term exhibit Chuhily Garden and Glass opened on May 21, 2012 at the Exhibition Hall at the base of The Space Needle. VALUE: $22,000 Donor: Dale Chihuly NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 22 Lino Tagliapietra Borneo Hand-blown colored glass with spiraling black canes and blue raised canes • 2007 • 15 3/4" x 10 1/2" x 10 1/4" One of the world’s most eminent living glass artists, Lino Tagliapietra was born on the island of the centuries-old center for Venetian glassmaking, Murano. At the age of 11, he was apprenticed to the glass studio of the internationally known Muranese master, Archimede Seguso, and achieved the rank of maestro by age 21. He later worked as master glassblower and designer at other glass studios, including Galliano Ferro, Venini, La Murrina and Effetre International. For the past three decades, Tagliapietra has generously shared his unsurpassed experience, understanding and knowledge of traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques with glass artists and audiences around the world. He has been largely responsible for a new renaissance in glassblowing that has swept through the world of studio glassmaking. It is not exaggerating to say that he has affected the course of glass history and helped raise the international standards of glass craftsmanship. Tagliapietra has always been fascinated with how reflections of light can lead to the over-expression of color of inner and outer canes. This play of light seems to be something organic, something alive, which is exactly what he imagines Borneo to be like. VALUE: $39,000 Donor: Lino Tagliapietra NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 23 You and Everyone at Artful Evening Raise the Paddle 2012 • 100% Tax-deductible Donation • NOW is the time for YOU to Raise the Paddle! • The goal tonight is 100% participation of all guests. • Each and every gift makes a difference. • Together, let’s set a record tonight with the unparalleled matching gifts. Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 24 Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss Spirit Animals Black and white underglaze on terracotta • 2011 • 15" x 24" x 2" Cappy Thompson is an internationally acclaimed Seattle artist known for her mytho-poetic narratives on glass using the grisaille (or gray-tonal) painting technique. Her pieces are included in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide. Her public commissions include large-scale installations at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Thompson serves on Bellevue Arts Museum’s Advisory Council and Pilchuck Glass School’s Artistic Program Advisory Committee. Dick Weiss was born in Everett, Washington in 1946. He took a stained glass class in 1971, and as he says, “basically just couldn’t stop.” Weiss also loves paint and has been known to decorate both clay and glass. Cappy and Dick have been friends walking the same art path for over 30 years. Stylistically, they love many of the same things. Spirit Animals nods reverently toward Indian folk art traditions. The platter was exhibited at the Traver Gallery in March/April 2012. VALUE: $2,300 Donor: Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss, courtesy of Traver Gallery ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 25 Etsuko Ichikawa Trace 658 Glass pyrograph on paper made from the fire and smoke of hot molten glass • 2008 • 19 1/2” x 55” Etsuko Ichikawa is a Tokyo-born, Seattle-based visual artist who works in various mediums including glass, fiber, video and most recently sound. The scale of her work varies from palm-size to architectural-scale. Ichikawa’s “glass pyrographs” are made by drawing with hot molten glass, which is one way to capture and eternalize the immediacy of a moment. Her hanging installations and time-based work are about ever-changing states of mind. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo, Seattle Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum and University of Wyoming Art Museum. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and National Endowment for the Arts, among others. VALUE: $3,200 Donor: Etsuko Ichikawa, courtesy of Davidson Galleries; Framing by Allison & Ross Fine Art Services ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 26 Parks Anderson Iridea, ca 1987 Cast clear and colored lucite with steel sleeve mounted on granite base • 72" tall on 7" x 19" x 18" base A Seattle-area sculptor, Parks Anderson has worked in many media. His interest has always been in how he can transform different materials into new forms. Represented by the Foster/White Gallery for many years, Anderson developed installations interactive with viewers and also wind-activated sculptures. He has been working collaboratively with Dale Chihuly since 1986. VALUE: $9,500 Donor: Kirk and Alice McKinney, Jr. NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 27 Once-In-A-Lifetime: Day Outing at the Porsche Driving School for One Experience German engineering at its finest! Put your senses into overdrive and bid on this unique experience. Take the wheel and tear up the track in a Porsche while safely being instructed by a pro driver! For the first time ever the Porsche Driving School comes to the West Coast. This one-day-only event will be held on August 21, 2012 at the new and much- talked-about race track, “The Ridge” in Shelton, WA. You will have the opportunity to drive the all new 911 through some challenging driving drills and then drive laps on the track. Enjoy the power, performance and prestige of driving a Porsche. This experience is something you will remember for a lifetime! Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license. This event begins at 7:30am, breakfast and lunch will be provided. VALUE: $2,500 Donor: Barrier Motors ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 28 Via Lago Fashionista Party for 20 A “Girls Night Out” of fabulous fashion, friends and fun! Invite up to 19 of your closest friends, family or colleagues for this unique, private, in-store event at Via Lago in Kirkland. Your “Girls Night Out” includes $300 in gift certificates, a 10% discount on all purchases, personal clothing stylist, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and loads of fun! Mutually agreeable date from 6–9pm any day of the week. VALUE: $1,100 Donor: Chapman Fina, Via Lago ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 29 Diane Falkenhagen Apollo and the Dancing Hours Brooch in oxidized sterling silver and image transfer on polymer • 2000 Created by Diane Falkenhagen, this exquisite brooch is from the private collection of Karen Lorene, owner of Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery. Falkenhagen has been a studio jeweler for 30 years. She teaches jewelry making and metalsmithing at Alvin Community College. She is best known for her fabricated, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her mixed media compositions often combine characteristic pictorial imagery — invented or borrowed from historical sources — with fabricated metal forms and a diverse range of art media. Her work is an unconventional marriage of material and content that references a myriad of interests, including memory, metaphor, figuration, romanticism, historical ornament, art history and iconography. Falkenhagen’s work is exhibited widely and in numerous private collections. Her work has been published in American Craft, Metalsmith, Ornament, Southwest Art, the New York Times, Color on Metal, Wrap, Stitch, Rivet and Fold and five of the popular Lark Books’ 500 Series publications, including 500 Brooches and 500 Necklaces. VALUE: $780 Donor: Karen Lorene, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 30 Jennifer Zwick The Dream Archival pigment print • Edition 1 of 8 • 32" x 43" framed Seattle-based Canadian artist Jennifer Zwick creates unusual and lovely photographs of adventurous young girls. Her constructed-narrative photographs are nonlinear short stories. They focus on curiously adventurous young girls populating beautiful but uneasy worlds. To create these images, she draws from childhood fantasies and memories and then constructs life-sized environments. By pushing these scenarios to an extreme conclusion the girls become metaphors for our hyper-real childhood selves where remembered emotions become stronger through time. The Dream captures the times when one drifts off to sleep and the shadows and wall patterns converge to suggest other moments in other places. A young girl, falling asleep, has the fleeting impression that her room has merged with a forest — and this impression lingers slightly longer than she would like. VALUE: $1,250 Donor: Jennifer Zwick; Framing courtesy of New Dimensions Frame & Gallery ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 31 Lunch and Wine Tasting for Ten at àMaurice Cellars and Custom Two-Day Winery Tour Itinerary Get away to Walla Walla with nine friends for lunch and wine tasting at àMaurice Cellars and two days of wine touring. àMaurice Cellars is a premier, family-owned boutique winery and vineyard located in the vast foothills of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. In addition, Kathleeen Schafer, àMaurice Cellars owner, will assist you in preparing a personalized two-day wine touring itinerary with tasting fees waived. The bidder will take home a bottle of àMaurice “Night Owl” reserve wine. Redeemable for a mutually agreeable date before July 1, 2013. VALUE: $2,000 Donor: Kathleen and Tom Schafer ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 32 Cruise on The Accord for 24 Be captain of the ship, hosting a three-hour cruise aboard the elegant yacht, The Accord. Voted “Most Beautiful Classic Yacht on the Lake,” it features sleek lines and sophisticated luxury. Fully crewed, this 92-foot pedigreed yacht invites 12 couples to experience a Lake Washington cruise, dining on sumptuous hors d’oeuvres from Herban Feast and wines by Chateau Ste. Michelle, while viewing some of Seattle and Medina’s stunning waterfront homes. Host a family celebration, a unique business retreat or gather your friends to share this exclusive experience. Mutually agreeable date, maximum 24 guests. VALUE: $5,000 Yacht Donor: Dorothy Worthington Catering Donor: Herban Feast ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 33 Larry Calkins Mood Indigo Cloth wax, metal, indigo dye • 2012 • 5' Larry Calkins describes this artwork as “loosely based on pioneering women, mourning wear and ghosts of all my ancestors, friends and neighbors who went before me.” Calkins is a self-taught artist living in the foothills of the Cascade Range in Washington. Experimenting freely with painting, sculpture, photography and assembling books, his art defies easy labels. He is equally adept at sewing odd clothing pieces, painting animal transformation and welding or building boxes. Recent book pieces combine drawing, poetry, photographs and objects that are combined in assemblage. Another series of sculpture pieces has taken the form of flattened clothing pieces sewn with strange dimensions and surfaces infused with earth pigments, dyes or wax. These evolved from recreating childhood memories. Years working in photo labs as a printer has given him the ability to alter his images or rework found photographs often incorporated in his books. Calkins’ work has been exhibited nationally, with his most recent show Rule of Thumb at the G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle in 2011. VALUE: $2,000 Donor: Larry Calkins ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening Begins at 7:15pm 34 Stunning Diamond Pendant Take a look at this gorgeous diamond pendant! This dazzling piece features four princess cut diamonds totaling .49cttw with 78 side diamonds totaling .52 cttw set in 14kt white gold. This beautifully simple, yet elegant design is perfect for everyday wear or for a very special occasion. VALUE: $2,795 Donor: Ben Bridge Jeweler, Inc. ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 35 Anna Skibska Architectomic Glass • 2012 • 20" x 20" x 13" Anna Skibska is an internationally acclaimed artist working primarily in glass. She is perhaps best known for her enormous and impossibly fragile glass objects. Immense webs composed of tiny glass strands are even more amazing because they replicate massive and heavy architectural elements. Objects and events in her surroundings, such as a fireworks explosion, clouds or stars, are portrayed in gossamer webs of glass. Skibska is the originator of this technique, which several other Polish women artists have adopted. Their work shares the common characteristic of being crafted from clear or colored glass melted at the torch and drawn into tiny, irregular strands. These strands are then welded into a much larger whole using a simple hand-held jeweler’s torch. The sculptures are larger than human scale and are incredibly intricate, fragile and ephemeral. She is a longtime Seattle resident and a graduate of the Arts Academy in Wroclaw, Poland. VALUE: $3,600 Donor: Anna Skibska ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION Benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum Begins at 7:15pm 36 Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz Traveler CLV (155) C-print edition 15 of 50 • 2005/2009 • 24" x 20" Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz are artists who have collaborated to create and photograph dystopian sculptures. At first glance, their work looks simple and benign, but on further inspection the scenes offer a more complicated view. Their sculptures and photographs are in the collections of many prominent museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma in Helsinki; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN. They are also represented in the private collections of other prominent institutions, including the Progressive Art Collection, Bloomberg L.P. and 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, KT. In 2011, they participated in Bellevue Arts Museum’s exhibition Travelers: Objects of Dream and Revelation, a show which brought together nine contemporary artists who explore the ambiguous motif of travel and the objects associated with it. VALUE: $1,800 Donor: Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION 37 Patti Warashina Fly Swatter Drypoint with four relief stencils and hand coloring • 25 1/2" x 20" Early influences in Patti Warashina’s art include California Funk, Surrealism and experimental West Coast ceramic sculpture from the 1950s and 60s. Her work is best known for satire, humor and dream state figures, expressed through low fire polychrome ceramic material and prints. Her work is featured in museum collections in both the United States and abroad, including the American Craft Museum in New York; the Seattle and Tacoma Art Museums; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Los Angeles County Art Museum; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, Washington DC; the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth; Icheon World Ceramic Center in South Korea; and Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art in Japan. Warashina’s Gossipmongers was included in BAM Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown! In 2013, BAM will be the Northwest venue for the retrospective of her work being organized with a catalogue by American Museum of Ceramic Art. VALUE: $1,350 Donor: Patti Warashina ELIGIBLE FOR GOLDEN TICKET SELECTION artful evening
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