Cure Empty Wall Syndrome

03/31/2017 by rpatrick

The Red Dot Auction Relieves All Symptoms

Which Artist’s Work Will You Take Home Tonight?

Spring Gala Fundraiser Announced for Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Costa Mesa, CA: You’ll find the cure for “Empty Wall Syndrome” at the Red Dot Auction. Over 100 artists from around the globe have contributed one or more 12” square canvases and 3D art objects to this special fundraising event. What differentiates The Red Dot Auction from other silent art auctions is that the contributing artists have signed their artwork on the reverse of the canvas. Consequently, attendees at the event will not know who the artist is when bidding, they’ll only have their heart to follow.

“The artists who are participating come from all levels of notoriety, skill, and accomplishment, from students to emerging to established artists; we reached out around the world hoping to capture the imagination and appreciation of these artists. We are thankful that they were willing to help us achieve our goal of promoting creativity by providing a nurturing environment where it may grow and blossom,” said Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center.

“This year, we’ve mixed it up by dividing the auction into six distinct groupings,” says John Gaydos, President of the Council for Creativity which organizes this event in the spring and the Center’s “Play It Forward” fundraiser in the fall, “there’s now areas devoted to Landscape, Portrait, Abstract, Homage, Assemblage, and 3D artworks. The donated artwork is remarkable in its breadth and diversity.”

Participating artists include British POP art star and graphic novelist, Des Taylor; Michael Scharf, producer and creator of the children’s animated program, “Do Re and Mi” starring Kristen Bell; Art Deco-inspired contemporary Orange County artist, Mike Kungl, and Eric Goldberg, longtime Disney animator and director.

The Red Dot Auction will take place on Saturday, May 6h from 7 to 10 PM at the Center located at South Coast Collection (SoCo), 3321 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, California. Admission is $25.00 per person ($35 per at the door) and open to the public. Buy tickets by April 25th and receive 5 free raffle tickets when you sign in at the front desk the evening of the event. To buy tickets online, go to ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot.   

A Preview night is scheduled for Friday, May 5th from 7 to 9 PM and will include a tribute to the contributing artists, a musical performance by students of Music Vault Academy, and a Glitter-painting performance by James C. Mulligan. Headlining the evening will be Disney Imagineer, Terri Hardin, live-sculpting a 60th Anniversary tribute sculpture to the Chuck Jones-directed, “What’s Opera, Doc?” which will then be sold, funds benefiting the Center’s programs. Tickets for the Preview Night are $100 per person and are available at ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot.                                                                                                                

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a 501(c)3 public charity based in Orange County, CA. Chuck Jones was a creative genius who gave life to Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote & Bugs Bunny along with over 300 animated films.  The Center, which he founded in 1999, is an organization that fosters and teaches creative thinking—the thinking behind problem solving. It’s a proven fact that “creativity” is like a muscle in your brain that needs exercise to get and stay healthy. The stronger that muscle is, the better it works in engaging tasks and solving problems. The Center serves as a gymnasium for the brain. We work with disadvantaged youth, school systems without arts programs, people on the autism spectrum, the elderly (many of whom suffer from early onset dementia), and other groups, including corporate clients, who see the value of pumping up creativity in their ranks.

Images of the artwork for The Red Dot Auction are available upon request.