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FRESH - Spring Art Auction

Thursday, April 20, 2006
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Julie Blankenship
Location Details:
Clift Hotel
495 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

FRESH - Live Auction Event
Hosted by Visual Aid and The Academy of Friends

$25 admission, no advance ticket sales, Walk ins welcome.

Please join us at FRESH, a lively art auction and fundraiser benefiting Visual Aid's programs for artists with life-threatening illnesses, and the Academy of Friends, helping HIV/AIDS service organizations.

The event begins with a preview party featuring the fabulous and funky DJ Christopher B, specialty cocktails, wine and light hors d'oeuvres, followed by a riveting, live art auction of 40+ works of art donated by well-known local artists, luxury items such as hotel stays, jewelry and more donated by local merchants.

Check out the artwork and items for sale, have a glass of wine, then relax and put yourself in the capable hands of our charming and knowledgeable auctioneer, Stephen Tourell of Toomey-Tourell Fine Art as he guides you through a fun evening of thrilling art sales.

Challenge yourself to up your bids and donations, as all proceeds will benefit organizations serving people with HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Sometimes provocative, always exciting, this year's artwork selection features paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs that range from cool and delicious, to vibrant pop. The items were donated by top local artists, collectors and galleries.

FRESH - Advance online bidding
April 6 - April 19 (closing at 7pm)
We invite you to preview a selection of art that will be carried over to the live auction, and start your bidding online by visiting:

Participating artists include (partial list):
Tom Holland, Clinton Fein, Mark Paron, Michael Beck, Robin Denevan, Kara Maria, Remi Bourquin, Maria Park, Gary Bukovnik, Joel Hoyer, Deborah Bell, Henry Jackson, Matthew Hudson, Ed Baynard, David Cannon Dashiell, Doug Glovaski, Jerry Frost, Aaron Plant, Tina Lauren Vietmeier, Jock Sturges, Livia Stein and Gus Fink.

Participating Galleries include:
Fraenkel Gallery, Catharine Clark Gallery, Jack Fischer Gallery, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, Charles Campbell Gallery, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Michael Martin Gallery, Robert Koch Gallery, Smith Andersen Editions, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Steel Gallery, Gregory Lind Gallery, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Steven Wolfe Fine Art, Scott Nichols Gallery and Patricia Sweetow Gallery.

Including donations from the collection of:
Wade Hampton, Detlef Ehling, and Visual Aid.

A special thank-you to our event sponsors, including Clift and Young's
Market Company, Distributors of Fine Wine and Spirits.

We encourage you to RSVP by emailing us with the name, email address and mailing address of attendees.
If you RSVP by April 18, we will pre-register you and have an auction paddle ready for you.
RSVP to Julie Blankenship at

Please pay at the door. Walk ins are welcome.

For more info:
VISUAL AID at (415) 777-8242,

ACADEMY OF FRIENDS at (415) 995-9890 or
visit their website
Added to the calendar on Tue, Apr 11, 2006 1:32PM
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