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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: 13th Annual Art Auction and Exhibitions - 16 Sept 2011 to 13 Oct 2011

Current Exhibition

16 Sept 2011 to 13 Oct 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 6 - 9p
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 south 12th street
NE 68102
North America
T: +1 402 341-7130

Christina Narwicz, Cradle of Beauty and Truth, 2011
Oil on canvas
74 x 88 in.
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Artists in this exhibition: various

13th Annual Art Auction and Exhibitions

Opening Reception: Friday, September 16 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | FREE
Curators and Artists Tours: Thursday, September 22 + 29 + October 6 | 6:00 p.m. | FREE

Thursday, October 13 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
bidding closes at 9:10 p.m.

Saturday, October 15
Silent Auction | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
bidding closes at 7:30 p.m.
Live Auction | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Online Bidding: Live auction online bidding courtesy of Proxibid. Available for anyone unable to attend.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is proud to present our 13th Annual Art Auction and Exhibitions, a celebration of contemporary art and our largest annual fundraiser.

Built for and by artists, the Bemis Center's international artist-in-residence program has supported over 600 artists since 1981. The auction directly benefits all of the Bemis Center’s programs and projects. Over 250 artists from throughout the world are participating in this cyclical fundraising event, through which artists support artists.

We believe in the power of art and artists to transform and define our world. Our mission — to support exceptional talent — is more important now than ever. The Bemis Center’s programs support artists working at the forefront of contemporary culture and catalyze their work to engage and challenge the public.

This year the Bemis Center celebrated its 30th anniversary with several important milestones. We built five new artist studios, expanded our residency program from 24 residents to 36 per year, and are completing renovation of a 13,000 square foot sculpture and fabrication facility.

But these achievements are just the beginning.

More than just a gala fundraiser, the 13th Annual Art Auction and four week Exhibitions continue the momentum of these capital projects, while providing a vast survey of current work from regional and international artists. The event illuminates the value of contemporary art and provides ideal opportunities for the public to directly engage and contribute to the continued vitality of artists working in Omaha.

The auction exhibitions include nearly 400 works in all media and span 12,000 square feet of the Bemis Center’s first floor and Underground galleries. We are honored so many artists choose to aid our mission. We ask for your support and truly appreciate your partnership in supporting exceptional talent!

Auction Admission:
$25 per member | $35 per non-member
includes admission to both silent auctions: the underground auction on Thursday, October 13 and the Gala Art Auction Saturday, October 15.

Special Admission:
$75 per member | $85 per non-member
All of the above plus a reservation to the cocktail preview on Wednesday, October 12, a reserved seat in the live auction and access to the VIP lounge. seats are limited.

Reservations | Questions 402.341.7130

Exhibition Presenting Sponsor:
Omaha Steaks

UNDERGROUND Presenting Sponsor:
Lincoln Financial Foundation

Auction Presenting Sponsor:
Annette and Paul Smith

Auction Sponsors:
Karen and Robert Duncan, Betiana and Todd Simon, Laura and Greg Schnackel, Teresa and David Rogers, Carol Gendler/Marathon Realty

Auction Supporters:
Clark Creative Group, Craters and Freighters, LIV Lounge, Proxibid, The Reader, Sherwin Williams, Quail Distributing, Upstream Brewing Company, Visions Custom Framing, Warren Distribution

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