Update, October 22 — Sonoma Museum of Art’s successful Wall2Wall online art auction, held October 8-13, sold over 95 percent of a wonderful selection of over 140 artworks. Funds raised benefit SVMA’s arts education and public programs.
“We are thrilled by exceeding our fundraising goal for this event,” says Linda Keaton, executive director. “Our generous community of art donors and art bidders helps enable us to continue providing high-quality arts education and public programming, including online content.”
Wall2Wall included artwork donated by well-known artists, art collectors, and members of the community. Some of the artists include Chester Arnold, Nicole Katano, Jane Baldwin, Enrique Chagoya, Peter Hassan, Kara Maria, Frances McCormack, Bob Nugent, Valentin Popov, Richard Shaw, Wanxin Zhang, and others. Artwork included paintings, prints, sculpture, and more representing many different styles and price points.
By Jackie Lee | Sun Fine Arts
Rising to the challenge of exhibiting art while being closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents an online auction October 8-13, 2020 of artworks in glass, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures donated by the generous Sonoma community and nationally acclaimed artists. Around 140 artworks are displayed in varied artistic styles sure to appeal to everyone.
Contributors to the event are Chester Arnold (above), Jane Baldwin, Joel Bernstein, Enrique Chagoya, Peter Hassan, Kara Maria, Frances McCormack, Bob Nugent, Valentin Popov (below), Richard Shaw, Wanxin Zhang, and others. Many recently exhibited their work at the museum.
Proceeds benefit SVMA education and exhibition programs such as A.R.T.S (Art Rewards the Student), providing arts education for all students in 4th and 5th Grades in Sonoma Valley Schools.
An example of programs supported by this effort is the current on-site exhibition, “California Rocks! Photographers who Made the Scene 1960-1980” featuring a special video tour by curator Joel Selvin which is available online.
The auction is open to everyone through free registration at Svma.org.
Jackie Lee is a writer and an artist living in Sonoma with a focus on art events by artists as well as established galleries. [email protected]