2022 Anderson Center Spring Soiree Art Auction
Support artists and community at the 2nd annual Anderson Center Spring Soiree, a hybrid online and in-person silent auction that begins May 13 and concludes May 21, in conjunction with a croquet tournament across the upper Tower View campus. With over 80 items, the Art Auction includes something for every art enthusiast, featuring both one-of-a-kind experiences and 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 an annual fundraiser created to support the Anderson Center’s role enriching & nurturing our community and advancing the careers of working artists. Proceeds from certain artworks donated by individual artists will be split 50/50 with the artists. All proceeds benefit artists and the community through the Anderson Center’s flagship residency program and new initiatives such as the Red Wing Area Studio Tour, the Public Artist Residency, and workshops & tours that engage with Tower View’s land & history.
Auction items include:
Overnight stay at St. James Hotel in Red Wing and dinner for two at Scarlet Kitchen, generously donated by Red Wing Shoe Company.
Paintings by Jen Dietrich, Cate Whittemore, Emily Donovan, Art Kenyon, Annie Hejny, Lora Hlavsa, Jessica Matson-Fluto, Leah Monson, Georgia Greeley, Valerie Schreier, and Mariana Russell.
Drawings, Pastels, Prints, & Photography by Wendell Arneson, Leslie Anne Stewart, Tom Virgin, CB Sherlock, Robert Hedin, Ashley Andrews, and Red Wing Framing, Chap Achen and Norbert Marklin.
Ceramics & Wood Art by Kate Bouman, Jeff McDowell, Anatoly Stepanov & Tom Wolters.
Mixed media textile work from Cultural Cloth, Frank Bures, Faye Passow, Su Leggatt and Clare Schuster.
Jewelry by Emily H. Phillips.
Books from Graywolf Press, Copper Canyon Press, Frank Bures and Chelsea B. DesAutels.
Experiences and admissions from regional organizations like Sheldon Theatre, Rochester Art Center, Commonweal Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival, The Bakken Museum, Northern Clay Center, The Museum of Russian Art, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Symphony, Mixed Blood Theatre, Artistry MN, Cowles Center for Dance, and History Theatre.
Tickets & Memorabilia from Saint Paul Saints Baseball, Minnesota Golden Gophers Football, and Minnesota Vikings.
Two Bags of Whole Bean Coffee and Mug from Wonderstate Coffee in Viroqua, WI.
Register by clicking here, or text “hello” to 651-927-4633, to participate in the auction online or in-person at the Tower View barn. No paper bid sheets are being used. Bids are placed both online and in-person through the auction website and a text-to-bid system. A computer kiosk is available in the barn for bidders without their own mobile device.
The auction goes live at 8:00 a.m. CST on Friday, May 13 and will close at 5:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 21 following the croquet tournament. Auction items are on display in the barn for in-person browsing and bidding from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13 & 14 and May 18 – 21. Online bidders have two fulfillment options during checkout: pick-up at the Anderson Center or USPS shipping at a rate pre-defined for each item. 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 5:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 21 by participating in a casual six-wicket, doubles golf croquet tournament that will take teams around the site’s front lawn. All experience levels and spectators 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. The top-performing team receives a special gift basket (details tba). Dress to impress in “snappy casual” navy and white as an award & floral arrangement will be given out to the team with the best croquet outfit. All teams are guaranteed two games. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. Sign up your team here.