The 15th Annual USBank Fine Art Auction 2013
at The Art Center
Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5pm – 10pm iCal
The Art Center
The Auction is coming May 3
The Art Center is on a Mission – You can help by becoming a collector or growing your collection at The USBank Fine Art Auction. Items start from minimum bids of $100 to $3000. The more bidders the more fun the event becomes and the better it is for both The Center and the artists involved.
Classical, traditional and contemporary artists are all stepping up to put in their works to help make this fundraiser successful- the other part of the equation comes from the participation of art lovers. It is the perfect time for collectors and art lovers to support what they love – the arts.
The Auction's featured artist this year is Dan Young from Rifle Colorado. Dan Young was born in Denver, and grew up in western Colorado. He attended Colorado Institute of Art, hoping to find a direction in art. After graduation he moved to Dallas to pursue the commercial art field. Even with a successful illustration career, the landscape was always calling him back. In 1989, he returned to Colorado to begin painting full time.
Young clings strongly to the importance of painting from life. He feels painting from life was the most important stepping stone for his career. Most days you can find him painting along a back road or beside a mountain lake.
“I still spend about 50 percent of my time painting on location. That’s what drew me to painting, the love of being out in nature and trying to accurately capture it on canvas. I still get excited when I head out for a day of painting. It doesn’t matter if I paint in Alaska or out my front door, it helps keep me fresh to paint on location,” he says.
There will be over 90 works of art in the Live Auction from local, regional and national artist. Please come and enjoy bidding with your friends.
Tickets to attend The Auction are $20 and if you have a group of four to six friends that love to be at the forefront of the action we have five tables on reserve for $100 each . These tables come with two bottles of wine and can be reserved along with the tickets at 243-7337 x 2.