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University Affairs Office
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    January 29, 2004    
    Contact: Carla Stone, University Gallery Manager, (707) 664-2295


Love Is in the Air at Art Gallery's Annual Benefit Auction

Hand-colored etching of Chagall's lovers by Roberta LoachThe University Art Gallery at Sonoma State celebrates its twentieth annual "Art from the Heart" silent art auction and party from 6 to 9 p.m. on St. Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14 in the University Art Gallery.

The popular auction is an evening of art, music, and food featuring modestly priced works of art and other items, such as stays at local inns and hotels, theatre and museum tickets, and bottles of wine, that are sold during a silent auction.

Proceeds from the auction directly benefit the Art Gallery's exhibition, publication, and lecture programs. There will be a free preview of the artwork on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.-4p.m.; and Friday,Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. -8 p.m.

The auction has become one of the oldest continually held fundraising events in the area and a must for novice and seasoned collectors alike, says Gallery manager Carla Stone.

Participants enjoy elegant dining and festivities whilesupporting the Gallery and the careers of artists, and they have the opportunity to go home with an original work of art.

This year, more than 150 artists from Sonoma County and across the United States have created original works of art especially for "Art from the Heart," including Chester Arnold, Sally Baker, Robert Ellison, Richard Shaw, and SamWoolcott, among many others.

Food and wine is served and a $15 donation is suggested at the door. For more information, contact the University Art Gallery at (707) 664-2295.

CAPTION: Hand-colored etching of "Chagall's Lovers Exchanging Gifts" by Roberta Loach"


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