Sonoma Valley Museum’s Wall2Wall event launches Oct. 8

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Sonoma Valley Museum of Art invites the community to bid on original artwork by a favorite California artist or a treasure by an unknown artist in its Wall2Wall event. Registration to participate in the silent, online auction is open to to all. “Wall2Wall is a wonderful opportunity to add new […]

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art invites the community to bid on original artwork by a favorite California artist or a treasure by an unknown artist in its Wall2Wall event.

Registration to participate in the silent, online auction is open to to all.

“Wall2Wall is a wonderful opportunity to add new art that brings joy, provokes discussion or encourages contemplation,” said SVMA executive director Linda Keaton, in a press release announcing the event. Bidding takes place Oct. 8 to 13.

More than 140 works have been donated by well-known artists, art collectors and members of the community. Some of the artists include Chester Arnold, Nicole Katano, Jane Baldwin, Enrique Chagoya, Peter Hassan, Kara Maria, Frances McCormack, Bob Nugent, Valentin Popov, Richard Shaw, Wanxin Zhang and others. Artwork includes paintings, prints, sculpture and more representing many different styles and price points.

“We have some truly outstanding artworks donated this year,” said Keaton. “This Wall2Wall has something for everyone and we encourage people to get in on the fun of bidding for their art treasures.”

Among the “particularly distinct” artworks the museum is promoting include a black chalk drawing, “Figures in Annunciation,” by French artist Joseph Aubert (1849-1924); a vintage photograph by Ansel Adams; and, coming off the heels of SVMA’s exhibition “California Rocks! Photographers Who Made the Scene, 1960-1980,” Wall2Wall will have two photographs for fans of the California rock ‘n’ roll scene —Janis Joplin in a sequined dress with a bottle of Jim Beam is an iconic image by Jim Marshall, and Joel Bernstein’s photo capturing Jackson Browne in a quiet moment rehearsing before a concert.

Proceeds from Wall2Wall support SVMA arts education and public programs. Although the museum doors are currently closed, staff has been offering free art lessons for families learning at home, free exhibition programming and videos and working in other ways to help people stay connected.

To register, visit SVMA’s website at svma.org/event/wall2wall.

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is located at 551 Broadway.

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