This year, we are proud to feature the work of local AAPI artists who are dedicated to lifting our community through the beauty of art. During the gala reception (5:30-7 p.m.), you will have the opportunity to visit our art silent auction gallery in the main reception area and bid for a chance to take home one-of-a-kind works of art while supporting ACRS!
How it works:
Look for the bid sheet next to each piece.
Place a bid by writing your name and bidder number next to the dollar amount found on each bid sheet. Starting bids begin at 25% of the fair market value.
Each piece will be awarded to the highest bidder.
To close further bidding, and secure your winning bid, write your name and bidder number next to the “Guaranteed Bid” line and dollar amount. Guaranteed bids are priced at 150% of the fair market value.
As an added element of excitement, all guests have the opportunity to win a “Golden Ticket” by taking part in our Heads or Tails game during the program for only $25. Look for volunteers during reception, or add your name to the entry form at your tables.
The winner of the Golden Ticket will have a chance to select any piece of art which has not been secured by a guaranteed bid.
Oil on canvas.
Aaron Hazel is a full-time artist based in Kirkland, WA. His paintings have been featured on Seattle KING 5’s Evening Magazine, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, and The Bleacher Report online. A former college athlete, Hazel is best known in the region for his depiction of sports and their deeper meaning. Currently, Hazel’s work can be seen in galleries throughout the Seattle area, Montana, and on the corporate walls of Starbucks, Facebook and Nike.
Fair market value: $1,000
Starting bid: $250
Guaranteed bid: $1,500
Autographed book, framed photo and walking tour.
Hear stories of community with a personal walking tour of the International District with photojournalist Dean Wong. Dean has been chronicling life in America's Chinatown's for four decades. This truly priceless package includes an original photo and autographed copy of Dean's photo essays, Seeing the Light, Four Decades in Chinatown.
Fair market value: $225
Starting bid: $55
Guaranteed bid: $340
Jung Ja Kim aspires to restructure or abstractly express various emotions evoked by surrounding landscapes, objects, and people. Oil paints are her favorite medium. She was largely influenced by post-impressionist and expressionist artists such as Pierre Bonnard and Franz Marc, and is grateful to be living a life where she has the luxury to be thinking about art in every moment, whether work or rest.
Fair market value: $500
Starting bid: $125
Guaranteed bid: $750
Oil on linen, framed
Jenny Jun moved to Seattle, WA from South Korea when she was 16 years old. She received her undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Washington and earned a law degree from NYU. Following her career as an attorney, Jun decided to pursue her passion in art, thus obtained her BFA degree from Cornish School of the Arts in 2015. Jun uses a range of mediums in her work, from traditional oil and watercolor to others such as collage, sumi ink, and photographs. Her current works explore themes such as immigration, the American Dream, and gender roles, displacement and duality, and cross-cultural identity.
Fair market value: $1,500
Starting bid: $375
Guaranteed bid: $2,250
Framed illustration (18"x18") and book.
Ken "Enfu" Taya is a Japanese American graphic artist whose work includes video games, illustrations and bilingual comics. Enfu makes his living in the video game industry as a developer for titles such as Halo 3 (XBOX360) and Scribblenauts Unmasked (WiiU, PC, 3DS), among others. His pop art illustrations can be seen in stores and restaurants across the Pacific Northwest.
Fair market value: $750
Starting bid: $190
Guaranteed bid: $1,125
Set of 2 ceramic pieces.
Matsuko Mitsui is a local artist and potter and describes the inspiration of her pieces to come from “the nature around me through all seasons gives me design ideas.”
Her unique pieces are
porcelain body, wheel thrown and hand built with carved design.
Set of 3 ceramic pieces.
Nana was born in Taiwan and raised in Houston, Texas, but Seattle has been her home since 1991. After many exciting years in the high-tech computer software world, she took a sabbatical to re-energize and rediscover herself. In the process, she discovered the joy of pottery and now makes functional porcelain and stoneware pots for everyday and special occasion use.
This set of ceramic bamboo vases was inspired by one of her most treasured experiences when she returned to Taiwan after 30 years in the United States. While wandering through a bamboo forest near Ketou in central Taiwan, she was “soothed yet energized by the whispering of the bamboo trees swaying lightly in the breeze."
Fair market value: $140
Starting bid: $35
Guaranteed bid: $210
Reid Ozaki has been noted as one of the areas most respected potters and describes his work as “vessels are informed by love of natural world and an interest in the aesthetics of the Japanese Tea ceremony.” His work endeavors to synthesize these ideas with Western techniques and materials.
Fair market value: $200
Starting bid: $50
Guaranteed bid: $300
Metallic print, framed (30"x40").
Sigma was born and brought up in India in the beautiful state of Kerala, then moved to the gorgeous Pacific Northwest in 1998. She calls herself a cityscape and landscape photographer with an almost obsessive addiction for colorful sunsets and blue hour. Her pictures have featured in many local and national newspapers and TV news.
Fair market value: $ 550
Starting bid: $140
Guaranteed bid: $825
Original photo, framed (30"x40").
This original image was shot while traveling in Chengdu China. The motion in image conveys the sense of excitement in the air and reveals the unexpected beauty achieved through taking chances. Mafford describes the photography process as “constantly looking for a way to convey dynamic tension and imply a mystery or scenario that goes beyond the frame. The art of photography is a process of capturing and evocative image using objective, technical, and visual skills as well as highly subjective instinctive responses.”
Fair market value: $700
Starting bid: $175
Guaranteed bid: $1,050
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