Art auction fights poverty, promotes environmental stewardship

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 11, 2010

Champs Elysees by Kathryn Dunlevie

The first Sustainability for Positive Change Art Auction is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon/evening (8/12) at Menlo College in Atherton. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be split evenly between Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties and Sustainable San Mateo to support programs dedicated to fighting poverty and promoting environmental stewardship in San Mateo County.

Artists from San Mateo County and the greater Bay Area  have donated paintings, sculptures, and other one-of-a-kind works of art to be sold in the silent auction. Each artist has been encouraged to use recycled materials from Goodwill stores in their work, as well as create visual representations of the theme. Featured artists include Lucy Traeger, Kathryn Dunlevie, Karen Haas, Margaret-Ann Clemente, and Teresa Hsu. The archival pigment print, Champs Elysees by Kathryn Dunlevie (shown above), which is in a frame purchased at Goodwill, will be one of the auctioned works of art.

Sponsored by the Salesforce Foundation and curated by the Peninsula Art Council, the event will be held at Menlo College’s El Camino Hall. Doors open at 5:0o pm and the auction begins at 5:30. The event will also feature a live music performance by local country music artist, Erica “Sunshine” Lee. Tickets ($20) can be purchased at the door or in advance.

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