Works of art by over 60 established and emerging artists are available for sale during a benefit art auction on Saturday, June 16 @ 3-7 PM at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90031. Proceeds from artwork sales benefit the 42-year-old nonprofit, which provides affordable and free after-school arts programs in East Los Angeles. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple (includes complimentary appetizers and entertainment). To purchase tickets, call (323) 223-2475, ext. 204. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, call (213) 537-4483. Click HERE to download a press release and the list of artists to date..
Art donated for sale during the 2012 Plaza Art Auction includes paintings, drawings, pastels, prints, ceramics, mixed media, and photography. Co-chaired by Frank Romero, Patrick Ela, and Nilza Serrano, the 2012 Plaza Art Auction is supported by Jarritos, Beck’s Beer, San Antonio Winery, and Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.
Featured artists as of June 1, 2012 include Rosanna Ahrens, Jose Manuel Alfaro, Fernando Barragan, Grace Barraza-Vega, Chaz Bojorquez, Rafael Cardenas, Irene Carranza, Jimmy Centeno, Pablo Cristi, Raoul de la Sota, Martin Doherty, Richard Duardo, Lynne Dwyer, Kikki Eder, Ofelia Esparza, Miguel Felipe, Luis Fileto, Kathy Gallegos, Cathy Garcia, Margaret Garcia, Daniel Gonzalez, Yolanda Gonzalez, Dolores Guerrero, Jaime Guerrero, Frank A. Gutierrez, Roberto Gutierrez, Sergio Hernandez, Alex Kizu AKA Defer, Bonnie Lambert, Margaret Lazzari, Leo Limon, Jacalyn Lopez, Dan Medina, Ted Meyer, Francisco T. Norzagaray, Nuke, Guillermo A. Nuñez, Mary Lucille Nuñez Deliria, Hanh Nygen,Jose Orozco, Gil Ortiz, Antonio Pelayo, Ester Petschar, Katia Portillo-Vali, Ramon Ramirez, Stuart Rapeport, Michael Rascon, Robert Rauschenberg, Miguel Angel Reyes, Ian Robertson-Salt, Frank Romero, Sharon Romero, Sonia Romero, Saber MSK AWR, Julie Soto, Gregg Stone, Anna Stump, Carla A. Tome, Sarah Truer, Susana Uriquiza, Carmen Vargas, Sergio Vasquez, Ernesto Yrena, Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, and many more.
Plaza de la Raza is the only multidisciplinary cultural arts and educational center dedicating to serving the communities of East Los Angeles. Founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business and civic leaders as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, it provides affordable after-school programs in arts education to nearly 25,000 children and youth each year. In addition, Plaza presents more than 500 classes annually (beginning to advanced) taught by local artists and performers in theater, dance, music and the visual arts. It also presents high-quality cultural programming to the community free of charge.