Category Archives: Silent Art Auction

Some highlights from the big day

We wanted to share a few photos from the event with you. It was a great day with sun (and a little wind), smiles and laughs.  We’re still adding up the numbers but we know the event was a great success. Enjoy a few highlights from the day below:

Taking an early interest in art, this little guy is inspecting a Laddie John Dill piece at the Silent Art Auction.

Inside Caroline Jones’ studio, guests are captured by her vibrant photography and transported to days of summer by the pool.

For anyone who experienced Alex Andre’s Metamorphosis, this photo will feel familiar. If you missed it, check out our previous post about the piece:

Good food is always a welcome addition at all-day events!

An excited bidder during the auction tries to take home Luis, by Jill Douglas.

There are a few pieces from the Silent Art Auction still for sale, feel free to call for an appointment to come by and check them out.

Thanks to Eric Gero and Beth Rosenblatt for their wonderful photography!


Still some great deals available…

Dripping Citruscape, 2006, by Gus Harper, did not sell on Sunday and is available for a limited time at the opening bid. There are several other unsold works from the Silent Art Auction, including pieces by Ned Evans, Peter Lodato, Retna, and May Sun, as well as some ceramics and cartoons. Stop by Venice Family Clinic’s administration building at 622 Rose Avenue in Venice between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm this Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (that’s May 25, 26, 27), or between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm this Friday (May 28) to view unsold art. Viewing is also available next week by appointment at 310-664-7921.

Photography by actor Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges took this photo, Peter Bogdanovich Lines Up a Shot, on the set of The Last Picture Show, in 1993. It’s up for auction this weekend, as an 11″ x 14″ silver print.

Pushpin Hume, by Ichiro Irie

Born in Tokyo and raised in L.A., Ichiro Irie uses everyday materials to express his art. We snagged a photo of the artist and the piece he’s donating to this year’s silent art auction. Check it out:

Here’s a better view of the piece Pushpin Hume, 2007 (that’s right, it’s pushpins on cork):

Dale Sizer’s homage to Polynesian Pop

Here’s a fascinating piece you’ll see on Sunday at the Silent Art Auction — Tiny Dancer by Dale Sizer.

Inspired by Polynesian Pop, its subject is the world’s smallest dog, a four-inch Chihuahua by the same name:,0,7855537.photogallery

Charlie Edmiston’s Magic Eye

What’s amazing about artist Charlie Edmiston isn’t that he’s a former graffiti artist who just graduated from Otis College of Art and Design,  it’s that he’s able to paint both what he knows and what he doesn’t know. You see, Charlie is color blind.

He has generously donated one of his vibrant Magic Eye pieces to Venice Art Walk & Auctions. It’s is a riff on the color blind tests. This isn’t the exact piece but it’s a great representation of Charlie’s work.

Gwynn Murrill’s life meets art

Wondering about this year’s art raffle and t-shirt? When asked, “Why animals?” artist Gwynn Murrill told me, “Many of the animals I work with are also a part of our life here in the American West and I truly enjoy expressing my appreciation of their existence.”

This is especially true of the dog maquette featured in this year’s raffle. Koa, her real-life rescue dog was the model and definite inspiration for the piece. A regular fixture in the studio, Koa was kind enough to allow a short photo shoot so we could compare art to life.

Raffle tickets are $20 each and the commemorative t-shirt rings in at $25. (Both are available at the main event on Sunday, May 23.) To see more of Gwynn Murrill’s work, visit