New this year - here's a SNEAK PREVIEW of the incredible LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
available at OBJECT:ART 2016.
A special thank you to our generous donors.
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An incredible experience in beautiful Carmel Valley. Artist Patricia Qualls has opened her studio to you and will guide you through a painting experience for several hours resulting in your creation of an abstract masterpiece. She will help you find your genius and engage the power of your mind, unlocking your freedom to express. She encourages experimenting with color, fluidity and using tools besides brushes. It is an experimental contemporary workshop. You will leave with at least one completed work of art on canvas. The winner also receives a $2,000 credit towards the purchase of one of Patricia Quall's paintings.
Come experience the culinary talents of world-renowned Italian restaurateur Gianpaolo Esposito, owner of the popular Ristorante Marina Grande on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a six course tasting menu with paired wines from California and Italy. Gianpaolo welcomes you into the kitchen as he cooks and demonstrates classic cooking skills. You will dine at a beautiful home in Atherton. A one-of-a kind experience! Buon appetito!
Learn photographic tips and tricks from the master, Jeff Housenbold, former CEO of Shutterfly, in this once-in-a-lifetime 2-4 hour photography lesson and photo shoot. Jeff is the co-author of The Shutterfly Guide to Great Digital Photos, an instructional book on the essentials of digital photography and managing images. He is an avid photographer and spends his weekends capturing the special moments created by his wife Ruth and their three sons.
Seven days in a spacious two-bedroom, condo with two bathrooms, private plunge pools, full kitchen and living room. Vidanta is a collection of luxury resorts, located in stunning destinations along the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Here, everything has been created for your happiness -- luxurious accommodations, endless pools, world-class restaurants, golf, activities for all ages, and a staff that caters to your every need. You have your choice of locations: Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula, Los Cabos, Acapulco, and Mazatlan. A $7,700 value!
Here’s your chance to own a painting in the style of Jackson Pollock painted (live at the event!) by talented Art in Action third-grade students from Laurel Elementary School in Menlo Park. These students have studied and discussed Pollock’s composition, color choices and painting technique in the classroom. This very special work of art will represent your support of art in our schools as you hang it proudly in your home.