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About the Verge Art Auction

Verge Center for the Arts is proud to present our annual Art Auction, a fundraising event that provides art lovers & local collectors an opportunity to acquire original works of fine art, while supporting a non-profit organization and community of artists. The Art Auction will commence with an opening reception showcasing biddable artworks on Thursday, November 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Attendees at the event will have the first look at items available in the auction, and can enjoy light bites and beverages as they plan their bidding strategies.

As always, our auction will be a testament to the vitality, community, and strength of our region. By supporting the Verge Art Auction, you are playing a key role in helping Verge shape the landscape of the Sacramento arts scene. Through exhibitions, public programs, and events, Verge nurtures dialogue and conversation for artists and art lovers alike. 

The Verge Art Auction is one of our most crucial sources of funding for all of our programs each year, and we are counting on remarkable, generous supporters like you to help us continue presenting the high quality, arts-focused programming our region needs. 

**Please note: all in-person events are subject to change in accordance with state and local public health mandates

Participating Artists

Patricia Altschul, Melissa Arendt, Cristina Arizmendi, Pam Avery, Chaitra Bangalore, Lynn Beldner, Jim Bertram, Steve Briscoe, Roxanne Brodeur Young , Carlaina Brown, Eric Castellanos, Caiti Chan, Nathan Cordero, John Criscitello, Denae Davis, Jose DiGregorio, Molly Duff, Bill Dunlap, Jason Edmonds, Kate Farrall, Tom Fillebrown, Linda Fitz Gibbon, Gioia Fonda, John Yoyogi Fortes, Peter Foucault, Reid Fowler, Lyn Freeman, Ianna Nova Frisby, Ramona Garcia, Linda Gelfman, Richard Gilles, Sarah Golden, Jeffrey Grau, Deb Hall, Esther Marie Hall, Libby Harmor, Joha Harrison, Gale Hart, Stephen Hayhurst, Shirley Hazlett, Barb Hennelly, Robin Hill, Zahra Hooshyar, Benjamin Hunt, Stephen Kaltenbach, Jaya King, John Krempel, Joy Kuo, Dita  Lewis-Panter, Muzi Li Rowe, Brenda Louie, Jennifer Lugris, Pat Mahony, Irv Marcus, Carolyn Markis, Justina Martino, Ziru Mo, Heidi Murray, Meg Myers, Linda Nunes, Omonivie Okhade, Beth Olagues, Vincent Pacheco, Henry Parada, Bill Petersen, Deborah Pittman, Susan Poirier, Sam Radetsky, Thomas Ramey, Mike Riegel, Manuel Fernando Rios, Jordan Seaberry, Christine Shields, Jerald Silva, Susan Silvester, Uli Smith, Stephen Spiller, Bob Sulin, Joanne Tepper Saffren, Joanie Turbek, Summer Ventis, Katherine Venturelli, Gina Werfel, Sandy Whetstone, Carrie Ziser

Verge Art Auction FAQ

  • Who can bid on auction items? 
    • Anyone! No tickets are required to set up an auction bidder profile through ClickBid, and registering as a bidder is fast and free. All you need is a valid credit cart + a few contact details to get started. Your card will not be charged until you are the winning bidder on a item or if you choose to make a donation to Verge to help us reach our auction fundraising goal.
  • Where will my auction dollars go? 
    • Dollars raised at Verge Fair go right back into the Sacramento arts community. Up to 50% of each art sale will go directly back to the working artists in our region. Your dollars will also directly support Verge Center for the Arts as we continue bringing the Sacramento region high quality arts programming in everything from our exhibitions to our youth education offerings. Learn more about Verge Center for the Arts by clicking here
  • How much does it cost to attend the Verge Art Auction? 
    • Prices vary depending on package purchased. Click here to purchase your ticket(s) or to support the Art Auction as a sponsor.
  • What is the full auction itinerary? 
    • The auction preview reception opens Thursday, November 3rd as does online bidding for the silent auction.
    • Online pre-bidding closes Friday. November 18 at 4pm.
    • Night of:
      - Doors at 5pm
      - Silent Auction Lot 1 closes at 6:30pm
      - Silent Auction Lot 2 closes at 6:45pm
      - Live Auction starts at 7:15pm

Special Thanks to Our 2022 Sponsors

Cocktail:

NTT Global Data Centers

Jayne & Scott Rasmussen


Life of the Party:

Ginny & Phil Cunningham

Gwenna & Dan Howard

Marilyn & Phil Isenberg

Mimi Miller

Gloria Naify


VIPs:

The Law Firm of Sean R. Laird

Molly Stroud & Burke Fathy 

Sannie Osborn

Patti & David Schwartz

Denise & Donald Timmons

More to be announced


Verge Besties:

Elizabeth & Russell Austin

Gail Counts Miller

Pat Mahony & Randy Getz

Darrene Hackler & Chris Hoene

William Ishmael & David Gibson

Susan & Gene Moe

Betty Moulds

Carlin & Jim Naify

Chloe Quail

Raven's Corner Museum Quality Framing

Solutions West

More to be announced