8×8 Silent Art Auction

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We are proud to collaborate with over 40 artists who will  be creating beautiful paintings, collages and mixed media set upon an 8-inch square board. Each pieces will be auctioned starting at $100 each with 50% of the proceeds being donated to Avenue 50 Studio.

featuring the artwork of

Alexandra Wiesenfeld, , Andres Montoya,  Art Carrillo,  Billy Burgos,  Bobby Rojas,  Brian Mallman, Cidne Hart,  Dale Davis, Douglas Alvarez,  Emilia Garcia,  Eric Almanza,  Ester Petschar,  Frank Gutierrez,  Gwen Freeman, Howard Swerdloff,  J. Michael Walker,  Jacobo Walker,  Joe Bravo,  Jose Lopes, Jose Lozano,  Judith Amdur,  Kathi Flood,  Katrina Alexy,  Katsu Yokoyama,  Kay Brown, Kikki Eder,  Linda Arreola,  Margaret Sosa,  Martin Charlot,  Meg Madison,  El Moises,  Nancy A. Jones,  Noe Ramos,  Ofelia Marquez,  Peter Hess,  Ramon Ramirez,  Raoul De la Sota, Reine River, Richard Turner,  Roberto Gutierrez,  Roderick Smith, Ronald J. Llanos, Seamus O Dubslaine, Sergio Hernandez,  Sergio Teran,  Sheila Baird,  Simone Gad,  Tina Gulotta,  Toti O’Brien,  Val Echavarria, Wenceslao Quiroz,  and Wayne Healy.

And thank to Life in LA, for this wonderful write up on this auction!
Tis the Season to Bid: 8 x 8 Silent Art Auction Is Now Active at Avenue 50 Studio

To bid on the art:

1. Email ave50studio@sbcglobal.net with the artist and ‘title’ of the piece in the subject heading (i.e. “subject: name of artist, ‘title of piece'”).
2. In the body of your email, please specify your namepersonal emailphone number, and the amount you are bidding.
3. Opening bids start at $100, with bid increments at $25. Final Bids by 5pm January 17th.

Notes:

  • The auction will officially close at 5pm on Saturday, January 17th.
  • You can purchase an auction item outright by paying the full value.

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“Go-Stay-Go”, Kathi Flood
etching collage
value: $250
opening bid: $100

“This piece refers to identity, to home, and to the worlds we carve out for ourselves.  Within the confines of our homes, we feel safe and in control.”

 

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“Landscape”, Gwen Freeman
acrylic on panel, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100
current bid: $200

“A broad vista in miniature, capturing a light airy mood, in a small space.”

 

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“The Guardian”, Roberto Gutierrez
acrylic on wood, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100

 

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“Pinup 1940 Avec Chat”, Simon Gad
drawing and collage, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100
current bid $150

 

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“The Immigrant”, Martin Chalot
oil on board
value: $300
opening bid: $100
current bid $100

 

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“Coastal Beauties”, Sheila Baird
acrylic paint, paper, rhinestones and simulated pearls
value: $250
opening bid: $100

 

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“If I only Had a Heart”, Andres Montoya
mix media, 2014
value: $600
opening bid: $100
current bid $300

“If I Only Had a Heart” Is my interpretation of the tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. The Lion wished for courage, the Scarecrow wished for a brain, and the Tin Man wished for a heart. These are all things that are there for us, we just need to dig deep down until we find them.”

 

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“The Forever Sea”, Raoul De la Sota
pebbles, sand, acrylic paint, on mdf board, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100
SOLD

 

Art Carillo

“Old Storefronts”, Kikki Eder
oil on wood, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100
current bid $150

 

Wayne Healy

“Gimme 5”, Wayne Healy
acrylic on board, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100
current bid: $175

“I was young when I began to notice a suave form of salutation. It was the 1950s, and when 2 demonstrative males strutted toward each other, one might hear the cool greeting: Gimme some skin. The process was pure manual choreography and ended in palm to palm sliding past each other. Today’s “Gimme 5″ tends towards Fist Bumps and is still considered cool.”

 

Roberto Gutierrez

“Less is More”, Roberto Gutierrez
acrylic on wood, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $125

 

Art Carillo

“Chorizo and Chocolate”, Art Carillo
acrylic on board, 2014
value: $400
opening bid: $100
current bid $300

“I just wanted to do something fun and representative of some of the Los Angeles culture.  I have friends from Mexico and El Salvador, so I like incorporating items that remind them of home.”

 

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“Shoes for Sale” from “Disappearing Alleys” , Meg Madison
archival inkjet print, Shanghai 2012
value: $175
opening bid: $100

“The series ”Disappearing Alleys” was shot in Shanghai 2002 as the city was undergoing tremendous change in preparation for the World Expo & Beijing Olympics; tearing away old alley streets, relocating the people living there to outside the city and erecting luxury high rises. The pictures manage to document a time and place that is changing as well as capture a place that might exist in our collective dreams.”

 

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“A Nervous Heart”, Sergio Hernandez
oil stick on board, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100
current bid $175

“My heart paintings release the feeling that I have at the time I create them. ”

 

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“Cookie”, Peter Hess
painted black tiles, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100

“Cookie lives in a feral cat house under a deck. He won’t let anyone touch him and he hisses if you get too close. He is missing a couple of teeth which makes his tongue hang out. But he is pretty happy these days because he gets regular meals and a warm place to sleep. He has lived rough, but now he is starting to resemble a real cat.”

 

El Moises

“Amor Sagrado”, El Moises
mixed media, 2014
value: $425
opening bid: $100
current bid: $150

“Brings the essence of urban culture and barrio flavor to mainstream fine art arena. The foundation of his artwork is influenced by the Chicano, American, Native American, and Mexican cultures that are reflected in his art pieces.”

 

Ester Petschar

“Magu”, Ester Petschar
acrylic, 2014
value: $400
opening bid: $100
current bid $225

“Portrait of Magu. He is gone but still in our minds and looking back at us.”

 

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“View of Mt. Washington: at Dusk”, Raoul De la Sota
acrylic, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100
SOLD

 

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“Kathy Gallegos”, Joe Bravo
water color, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100
SOLD

“This portrait honors Avenue 50 Director Kathy Gallegos for her contributions to the L.A. arts community.”

 

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“they come for the beer, they stay for the tacos”, Ronald J. Llanos
graphite on gessoed panel, 2014
value: $400
opening bid: $100

“Highland Parkification”

Noe Ramos

“Success is Like a Flower”, Noe Ramos
mixed media, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100

“I don’t want people to feel helpless inside like I do, so I try to inspire as much as I possibly can””

 

"Blossom," Tina Gulotta

“Blossom”, Tina Gulotta
oil on board, 2014
value: $375
opening bid: $100
current bid $125

“Nature has always been in my creative vernacular as an artist and everything I do. The melding of the images allows my narrative to exist and it claims its space within the composition organically.”

 

Toti O Brien

“Blood Line #7: “H”, Toti O’Brien
mixed, 2014
value: $120
opening bid: $100

“”Bloodline” is a series of mixed media works reflecting on legacy and what it would mean. What did others do for us to be here now? What are we willing to do, for those who will be here after us?

 

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“Misnomer”, Val Echavarria
mixed, 2014
value: $225
opening bid: $100

“This piece is a part of my organic series which explores the elemental question of whether or not a person’s responses are purely instinctual juxtaposed with the mind’s rational interpretation of what it sees.  I use biomorphic imagery to challenge the viewer’s perception and invite physical and passionate associations.”

 

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“The progressive enhancement of artificial intelligence an the end of human evolution”, Bobby Rojas
acrylic on wood panel, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100
SOLD

“The art piece is set a thousand years in the future where artificial intelligence evolutionized into a dominate species.”

 

Wenceslao Quiroz

“Flores Clandestinas / Clandestine Flowers”, Wenceslao Quiroz
Acrylic & Aerosol Paint, 2014
value: $500
opening bid: $100
current bid $125

“Flores Clandestinas” An illustration of the “beautiful/struggle”, an individuals struggle that is fueled by passion and purpose.”

 

CidneHart

“Tropical Florists of Figueroa”, Cidne Hart
Image Transfer, 2014
value: $150
opening bid: $100
current bid $100

“Collaged photos along Figueroa in Highland Park transferred with solvent onto wood.”

 

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“Mascaras Window”, Sergio Teran
Scratchboard Drawing, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100
current bid $225

 

Sergio Teran

“Thai Mex, My Son @ Mask Store Window”, Sergio Teran
oil on panel, 2014
value: $450
opening bid: $100
current bid $175

 

Jose Lozano

“Guera Platina”, Jose Lozano
acrylic on board, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100
current bid $125

 

Douglas Alvarez

“For Life”, Douglas Alvarez
clay, acrylic, and gel, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100
current bid $125

“For Life is a celebration of tagging on a nopal. Love, Lite, and affiliations cover cacti all over town and I find myself reading these declarations during a walk.”

 

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“Untitled”,  Ofelia Marquez
oil, metal in panel,  2014
value: $400
opening bid: $125

 

“This image is based on the mother child motif which symbolizes rebirth and nurturing of the unconcious or spirituality.”

 

Judith Amdur

“View of Los Angeles”, Judith Amdur
acrylic, 2014
value: $500
opening bid: $100
current bid $125

“As a visual artist, I have always been influenced by my surroundings and I am especially captivated by the view outside my studio window.  In this series of paintings I have endeavored to caputure the light and atmosphere of the hills and skyline of LA that I see before me.  Depicting the landscape through the change of seasons and the time of day is my main objective, as well as providing a sense of place and distance.  My desire is for the observer to examine the work on an intimate and intentionally small scale.”

 

Richard Turner

“The 8th Lesser Saint of the Discarded, Richard Turner
steel tin, 2014
value: $225
opening bid: $100
current bid $125

“The work is from my series “The Lesser Saints of the Discarded”.  The pieces are made from found or discarded objects.  This work is made from soup cans, paint can lids and a tin adhesive container.”

 

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“Todos Somos Ayotzinapa”, Emilia Garcia
acrylic on wood, 2014
value: $175
opening bid: $100

“This is to honor the 43 missing students from “Escuela Normal Rural Raul Isiaro Burqos” and the missing 11 from protests in the Zocolo, Mexico City!”

 

Seamus O Dubslaine

 

“Study for ‘Pagodas in the Docklands, Sampans on the Liffey’”, Seamus O Dubslaine
colored pencil on wood, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100
current bid $100

 

Reine River

“Got Your Back”, Reine River
acrylic, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100

“I am contemporary Western artist. I paint the horse as a figure artists paints the figure. That is my figure of choice. I am a devoted horse woman and have horses of my own.”

 

JoseLopes

“Therapy”, Jose Lopes
oil on board, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100

“Like most of my work, this painting is a reation to the time and society we live in.  As you can tell the news has not been too happy recently.”

 

Frank Guitierrez

“Running with the Roos”, Frank Gutierrez
oil, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100

“It’s an image out of “Dream-time.”

 

Ramon Ramirez

“Untitled (Stuck on You)”, Ramon Ramirez
acrylic on board, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100
current bid $100

“Feels like a mid-Summer evening just before the sun goes down.”

 

 

Brian Mallman

“A Bit Too Quiet”, Brian Mallman
graphite on board, 2014
value: $300
opening bid: $100

 

Nancy Jones

“Eight”, Nancy A. Jones
assemblage, 2014
value: $150
opening bid: $100

“The numbers are important.  It has to do with death, change and transformation.  There are magical numbers in most cultures and that these resonate for me.  It is built on a foundation of the Greeks.”

 

Billy Burgos

“#blacklivesmatter”, Billy Burgos
acrylic, 2014
value: $400
opening bid: $100
current bid: $125

“Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo.  This is an image of him.  He looks like any other teenager.  This piece is to draw attention to his life, not his death.”

 

Dale Davis

“Anchored in the Bayou”, Dale Davis
giclee print on board, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100

“Jazz lives and survives despite great odds.  Life in music after Katrina.”

 

Linda Arreola

“The General Feeling of Belonging”, Linda Arreola
acrylic on board, 2014
value: $450
opening bid: $100
current bid $175

 

Katsu Yokoyama

“Bishop Creek”, Katsu Yokoyama
oil on canvas, mounted on wood, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100
current bid $125

 

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“Fall Afternoon”, Howard Swerdloff
glaze on wood, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100

 

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“Laughing Stock”, Howard Swerdloff
mixed, 2014
value: $200
opening bid: $100

 

 

Eric Almanza

“Fridaª #1”, Eric Almanza
oil on board, 2014
value: $500
opening bid: $100
current bid $175

“This is the first in a series of 3 paintings of Frida Kahlo that I will paint.  All three will be of the same pose, but with an alternative color scheme.  My intent with these paintings is to breath the rich color of Frida’s life into her portrait, being that she was her most famous subject..”

 

Katrina Alexy

“Holding up, but hidden”, Katrina Alexy
mixed media, 2014
value: $250
opening bid: $100

“This piece is a reflection on the recent news regarding Ferguson. There is much work to be done regarding racial and gender equality. I think America needs to reflect on its history and move forward with informed intelligence and compassion”

 

Margaret Sosa

“Sun/Moon”, Margaret Sosa
acrylic on cut canvas on wood, 2014
value: $350
opening bid: $100
current bid: $100

“For over 27 years I have been cutting tissue paper in the Mexican style known as paper picado.  Recently, I have been experimenting using papel picado cutting techniques on canvas.  This is one such piece.”

 

Roderick Smith

“La Vaquera”, Roderick Smith
oil on board, 2014
value: $350
opening bid: $100
current bid: $150