February 1, 2010

Art from the Heart 2010 is a Must for Novice and Seasoned Collectors, Feb. 13

bryant.jpgArt From the Heart 26th annual auction offers an exciting evening of art, food and fine wine from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University.

The silent art auction and party has become one of the oldest continually-held fundraising events in the area and a "must" for novice and seasoned collectors alike. Art From the Heart features modestly priced works of art that are sold during a silent auction. It's a wonderful way to have a good time, support the Gallery (and in turn, the careers of worthy artists), and go home with an original work of art," says Gallery Manager Carla Stone.

Proceeds from the auction directly benefit the Art Gallery's exhibition, publication, and lecture programs.

Free previews of the artwork will be held 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11; and 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12.

This year more than 130 artists from Sonoma County and across the United States have created original works of art especially for Art From the Heart.

They include Sally Baker, Todd Barricklow, Janice Best, Ray Beldner, Mary Black, John Casey, Nuala Creed, Stephen Galloway, Cynthia Hipkiss, Mildred Howard, Bob Hudson, Karen Kelly, Kurt Kemp, Tony King, Maurice Lapp, Hung Liu, Ron Nagle, Jann Nunn, William O'Keeffe, Mark Perlman, Sylvia Seventy, Richard Shaw, Inez Storer, Jennifer Sturgill, Greer Upton, Shane Weare, and Bill Wheeler, among many others.

Delicious food and wine will be served. Tickets are $30 as suggested donation.

For more information, call the University Art Gallery at (707) 664-2295.

ABOVE, Monica Bryant's mixed media work, Heartworker, 2009

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057