Next Saturday, November 14 from 5:30 – 10:00 pm, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will hold its 11th Annual Art Auction and Exhibition. The auction, which spans 10,000 square feet and features local, national, and international artists, is designed as a cyclical gift exchange. In other words, not only does the auction celebrate the work of an exceptional arts community, it is an opportunity for over 200 former artists-in-residence, exhibiting artists and artist friends to support future artists-in-residence. By donating their work to the fundraiser, artists ensure that what has been an enriching experience for them in the past will be available to other artists in the future.

You may preview the works anytime through the evening of the 11th Annual Art Auction next Saturday or click here to view the works online. If you are unable to attend the auction, but are interested in supporting the Bemis Center, you may participate via Proxibid, which offers LIVE online auction bidding.