Art Auction & Wine Tasting – Big Success


Art Auction & Wine – Big Success for Laguna College of Art + Design and Art-A-Fair

Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Art-A-Fair held its first Live Art Auction on Sunday, July 12th to a standing room only crowd! Forty-two Art-A-Fair artists donated art in every medium for the auction which benefited the students at the prestigious Laguna College of Art + Design.

The evening began with wine tasting provided by The Stash and then Tivoli Too! selling premium wines by the glass. Art-A-Fair President Mike Cahill and LCAD President Jonathan Burke started the auction off with a few words before Auctioneer Mark Thomas kept the bidding going raising over $5,500 with the majority of funds going to the Dennis and Leslie Power library at LCAD.

Mark said “Great crowd, enthusiastic bidders, beautiful art and smiling faces all around. Let’s do this again next year for Art-A-Fair’s 50th Anniversary.” LCAD and Art-A-Fair personnel jointly staffed the event.

Art-A-Fair offers many pleasures through the summer season. Live music plays for listening or dancing pleasure on Thursdays through Sundays. Daily art workshops are taught by professional artists. Tivoli Too! Restaurant provides a relaxing retreat in its garden courtyard overlooking a cascading waterfall, where fine cuisine is a work of art in itself.

Art-A-Fair is open daily June 26 to August 30, 2015, Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm. A season pass is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and military, children under 12 are free with an adult. Call 949-494-4514 or visit

A big thank you for all the art donated in oil by Nina K, Jennifer Lindsey, Susan Leonhard, Wayne Tarshis, Laura Curtin, Lynn Wiederman, Shakiba Hashemi, Candace Foster & Bill Denham; acrylics by Paula Hinz, Sheryl Sauer & Meryl Epstein; watercolors by Sandy Clark, Emilee Reed, Seyha In, Natalia Eremeyva-Duarte & Samvel Lajikian; glass by Susan Marosz, David Tate, Margaret Willmoth Jensen & Sylvia Simmons; mixed media by Stephen Bray, Tim Genet, Michael Crook, Claudia Posvar & Christine Hausserman; sculpture by Barbara McDonald & Sherri McEuen; photography by Lu Ross, Don Earhart, Al Gerk, Pam Fall & Jeff Nadler; gourds by Darlene Saucedo, Rosie Rush & Bonnie Leigh; 3D relief by Miguel Borbolla; charcoal by Kyle Richter; wood by Leonard Duarte; colored pencil by Teri Powers; jewelry by Ginny Giguere; and encaustics by Becky Black.

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Teri Powers
Art-A-Fair VP Marketing



The donated pieces shown all together on day of the Art Auction & Wine.



Full house plus at the Art Auction & Wine.



One of the LCAD helpers showcasing a gorgeous piece up for auction with Mark Thomas doing what he does best in the background.



The crowd having a great time getting into the bidding at the Art Auction & Wine.


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