Evergreen Fundraising Auction Features Work of Noted Artists, Supports Scholarships

September 23, 2009

Tickets Available Now

(Olympia, Wash.) The Evergreen State College Foundation is hosting its inaugural Art of Living Brunch and Art Auction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 11 in the Daniel J. Evans Library on the college’s Olympia campus. The majority of the money raised will support student scholarships, with a portion also supporting the Evergreen Art Gallery. Tickets are now on sale to the general public at www.evergreen.edu/artofliving. Tickets are $100 each and include brunch. Seating is limited.

The event will include art in a range of media by artists including Nikki McClure, Cappy Thompson, Perri Lynch, Tina Hoggatt and other established and emerging artists. Many of the artists are Evergreen alumni. “Experience” items such as studio tours, dining and travel will also be up for bid. In addition, those attending will have an opportunity to make direct contributions to student scholarships which will be doubled by matching gifts from other Foundation donors. The event Web site includes a growing preview gallery of items available in the silent and oral auctions.

The event includes hors d’oeuvres by local chefs, pastries by The Bread Peddler, specialty items from Ranch House BBQ, coffee by Batdorf & Bronson Roasters and a gourmet four-course brunch featuring organic, locally-grown produce.

“The Art of Living event is a celebration of art, cuisine and community,” explained Lee Hoemann, Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of The Evergreen State College Foundation. “It’s a collaborative effort between the college, artists, chefs and organizations committed to creating opportunities for future generations of community leaders. It will also be a lot of fun and a great chance to see and purchase some fantastic art.”

For more information, visit www.evergreen.edu/artofliving.