Auction chairs Sarah Barkawi and Gwenna Howard at the Verge Art Auction

2021 Verge Art Auction

November 4, 2021 - November 21, 2021
Online + At Verge

Spotlighting emerging and established artists, the Verge Art Auction is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates Sacramento talents and California’s unique contemporary arts scene. 

This year, we are proud to present a hybrid auction designed to keep our community safe + celebrate the best and brightest artistic talents in our region. Join us on Thursday, November 4, 2021 for a free opening reception at Verge and be among the first to check out the amazing selection of work in both the silent and live auctions.

Auction artwork will be on view at Verge from November 4 to November 19 during normal gallery hours, and can be bid on via our auction partners at ClickBid. Setting up a bidder profile is fast, free, and easy!

Want to attend the exclusive Sponsors-Only Live Auction Party on Saturday, November 20, 2021? Sponsors will be treated to the ultimate VIP experience, complete with custom cocktails, delectable treats, and that singularly Verge party vibe. Can’t sponsor this year? You can still get your bids in! We’ll be streaming our live auction online and bidders at home will be able to go head-to-head with in-person bidders in real time.

Prefer to play the long game? Our silent auction lots will close on Sunday, November 21, 2021, so make sure you don’t wait until the last minute to set up your ClickBid profile!

As always, our auction will be a testament to the vitality, community, and strength of our region. By supporting the Verge Art Auction, you are playing a key role in helping Verge shape the landscape of the Sacramento arts scene. Through exhibitions, public programs, and events, Verge nurtures dialogue and conversation for artists and art lovers alike. 

The Verge Art Auction is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and we are counting on remarkable, generous supporters like you to help us continue presenting the high quality, arts-focused programming our region needs. 

Save the Date(s)

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021:
    • AT VERGE: Auction Opening Reception
    • ONLINE: Silent Auction bidding opens
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021:
    • AT VERGE: Sponsors-Only Live Auction Party
    • ONLINE: Live Auction stream via ClickBid
  • Sunday, November 21, 2021:
    • ONLINE: Silent Auction bidding ends
Please note:

Attendance at the Auction Opening Reception and Sponsors-Only Live Auction Parties, either as a guest or as a sponsor, will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable forms of vaccination status verification can be a physical COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record via the California Dept. of Public Health, or another state’s comparable agency. Please plan accordingly. We ask that you please act with kindness, respect, and courtesy when engaging with Verge’s staff and volunteers as we implement these policies. This vaccination requirement only applies to events occurring on site at Verge Center for the Arts at 625 S Street.

2021 Participating Artists

Participating artists confirmed as of 10/18/21

Patricia Altschul, John Angell, Pam Avery, Chaitra Bangalore, Tom Betthauser, Sean Bill, Tavarus Blackmon, Nina Booth, Roxanne Brodeur Young, Carlaina Brown, Sandra Cappelletti, Marc Cardinet, Raffa Chavez, Jodi Connelly, Elizabeth Cord, Nathan Cordero, John Criscitello, Jim Darke, Benjamin Della Rosa, Roma Devanbu, Ryan Dominguez, Paule Dubois Dupuis, Kathleen Farros, Chloe E. Fonda, John Yoyogi Fortes, Peter Foucault, Sujata Gami, Linda Gelfman, Elder Gideon, Laurelin Gilmore, Cheryl Gleason, Sarah Golden, Jeffrey Grau, Eliza Gregory, Juliet Haas, Cherie Hacker, Esther Marie Hall, Joha Harrison, Gale Hart, Sarah Marie Hawkins, Steve Hayhurst, Azucena Hernandez, Sheri Hoeger, Kaz Huette, William Ishmael, Judy Jacobs, Judith Johnson, John Krempel, Gitti Lindner, Jonathan Lowe, Jennifer Lugris, Pat Mahony, Lisa Marasso, Carolyn Markis, Kris Marubayashi, Lynn Mayugba, Michael Mikolon, Mitotiani, Meg Myers, Tasha Nichole, Deanna Norwood + Liz Awesome, Linda Nunes, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, Beth Olagues, Jeffrey Paradis, William Peterson, Thomas Ramey, Manuel Fernando Rios, Mary Rodgers-Destatte, Muzi Li Rowe, Natalie Sakurai, Nancy Sayavong, Marsha Schindler, Shem, Aliyah Sidqe, Susan Silvester, Uli Smith, Stephen Spiller, Jill Allyn Stafford, Bryan Valenzuela, Summer Ventis, Margot Wilhelm

Special Thanks to Our Generous
2021 Auction Sponsors

Denise & Donald Timmons

Gloria Naify, The Law Firm of Sean R. Laird, Helen & Frank Wheeler

Ginny & Phil Cunningham, Gwenna & Dan Howard, SMUD

Claudia Coleman, Work by Honey

Catherine Ann Miller Consulting

Elizabeth Fry Moulds