The Auction is Back and Bigger Than Ever

Museum to Host its Seventh Annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction on March 25, 2017 

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Santa Paula Art Museum will host its Seventh Annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction. Dozens of artworks - ranging from stunning oil and watercolor paintings to decorative glass, pottery, and prints - will be available in both a silent auction format and during a thrilling live auction! The silent auction begins at 3:00 p.m., followed by the live auction at 4:30 p.m. Admission to the auction is $15.00 for museum members and $20.00 for the general public. All proceeds from the event benefit the Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center. 

Highlighting the live auction are works by noted early twentieth century California artists like Jessie Arms Botke, Cornelis Botke, and Ralph Holmes. Contemporary art by local favorites including Meredith Brooks Abbott, Raymond Cuevas, Tony Jankowski, George Lockwood, Kevin Macpherson, Gina Niebergall, Susan Petty, and Richard Schloss will complement the more historic offerings. A complete catalog of the items that will be available in the auction is available here.

The annual art auction at the Santa Paula Art Museum is a special opportunity to find quality works of art for one’s private collection. Guests will experience the fun and excitement of a live auction announced by professional auctioneer John Eubanks of California Auctioneers. During the event, three paintings by Jessie Arms Botke and Cornelis Botke will also be raffled off to three lucky winners. Raffle tickets may be purchased online here. Raffle tickets can also be purchased during the auction until 4:00 p.m. Winners do not need to be present to win.

The auction is sponsored by Bank of the Sierra, Calavo, Limoneira, Rotary Club of Santa Paula, and Santa Paula Community Bank.


Image: “Untitled” by Jessie Arms Botke, oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches (available in the live auction)