Spring Soiree Art Auction
Buy art, support the Anderson Center AND individual artists at the first annual Spring Soiree Art Auction, a hybrid online and in-person silent auction that begins May 7 and concludes May 15, in conjunction with a distanced croquet tournament outdoors at Tower View. The Anderson Center’s Spring Soiree Art Auction includes something for every art enthusiast, featuring both one-of-a-kind experiences and several dozen works of original art donated by alumni of the Anderson Center artist residency program, on-site studio artists, and other local & regional artists, as well as local businesses and arts organizations.
The Spring Soiree is a new annual fundraiser created to advance and accelerate the organization’s vision of a fully activated Tower View with year-round opportunities for people to engage with each other and with inspiring art. Proceeds from certain artworks donated by individual artists will be split 50/50 with the artists (and are labeled as such). All proceeds will benefit artists and the community through the Anderson Center’s flagship residency program and annual outreach events such as the 25th Anniversary Celebration this July.
Auction items include photography by David Husom, Chap Achen, Alex Harris, Linnae Carlson (courtesy of Red Wing Framing), and Cristina Rollo; glass art by Chuck Granowski; prints by Paula Schulze, Regula Russelle, David Rickert, CB Sherlock, Richard Stephens, Kathryn Maxwell, and Kendra Gebbia; wood art by Chuck Donkers; ceramics by Kate Bouman; poetry by Ted Kooser (courtesy Copper Canyon Press) and Robert Hedin; books from Graywolf Press; a gift basket from Alexis Bailly Vineyard; workshops from Cynthia Wetzel and Shelia O’Connor; and experiences from regional organizations and businesses like Sheldon Theatre, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Rochester Art Center, Red Wing Arts, Artistry of Bloomington, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Bakken Museum, Museum of Russian Art, and Chatfield Center for the Arts. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or fill out the auction donation form here if you’re interested in contributing an item to the silent auction.
Register by clicking here, or text “hello” to 651-927-4633, to participate in the auction online and in-person at the Tower View barn. No paper bid sheets are being used. Bidding will take place online and in-person through the auction website and text-to-bid system. A computer kiosk will also be available in the barn for bidders without their own mobile device. The auction will go live at 8:00 a.m. CST on Friday, May 7 and will end at 4:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 15 following the croquet tournament. The auction items will be available in the barn for in-person browsing and bidding from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 and May 12 – 15. Click here to browse the auction catalog as items are added before the auction goes live.
Don’t miss an opportunity to be at Tower View to make final bids and take your items home when the silent auctions end at 4:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 15 by participating in a casual six-wicket, doubles golf croquet tournament that will take teams around the site’s front lawn. All experience levels are welcome. Entry fee is $40 for an individual and $75 for a team of two. Winning teams from two pools will compete in a final four championship bracket. Awards for top-performing teams & best croquet outfits. All teams are guaranteed two games. Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Complete details here. Register your team here.