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Box Art 2009

35th Anniversary Party/Box Art Benefit Auction:

Saturday, November 7, 6 – 9 pm

Preview Exhibition: November 3 - 7, 2009

ALL SILENT AUCTION BIDS BEGIN AT $50 !!!!!!! Beer, Wine, Music, Art--Photo Booth and More!

Catering by Franklin Square Wine Bar | Music provided by The Layover featuring DJ Malachi | Beer by Trumer Pilsner

Registration for bid cards begins November 3. Check out the 'Community Collaborations', box art made by artists of all ages, families, friends and community members at Public Festivals, Sponsored by Blick.

Box Art 2009 features original works made from recycled materials distributed by Pro Arts in partnership with the Reuse People. This annual fundraiser is an opportunity to create fun new work in community with other artists working with the same materials.

Participating Artists: Robert Abrams, Peter Andrea, Tim Armstrong, Jenny E. Balisle, Jessie Balmen, Micaela Carr, Reenie Charriere, Tim Clare, Maggie Cockrell, Peggy Cotton, Shelly Cournoyer, Diane Dunwoodie, Jamie Erfurdt, Bernadette Jiyong Frank, Terry Furry, Nicole Galetta, Aaron Geman, Lisa Glicksman, Adam Heffler, Janet Hiebert, Eileen Hughes, Harley Jensen, Kristen Jensen, Rise Justmen, Rok Kandi, Betty Kano, Kimberly Keyworth, Mark Knot, Sharon Krause, Jon Kwak, Amy Kweskin, William LaRue, Susan Leffingwell, Kate Leffler, Lauren Lester, Stephen Linden, Pablo Manga, Carolyn Manning, Barbara Maricle, K'Ren Martin, Liz Maxwell, Katie McCann, Zoilita McKeon, Art Medlar, Stephanie Metz, Julie Mevi-Shiflett, Jan Mignaud, Sylvia Min, Maj-Britt Mobrand, Barry Monigle, Carol Morse, Joan Osato, Charley Paff, Jean Pfann, Heather Piazza, Anthony Pinata, Lori Pino, Darwin Price, Sam R. Sheppard, Nora Raggio, Courtenay Redis, Fernando Reyes, Barbara Rogers, Vicky Schlepp, Malik Seneferu, Mary Shisler, Kate Short, Maryly Snow, Byron Spicer, Michael Sydnor, John Thornborrow, Marlene Tobias, Meghan Urback, John Vias, Cleo Vilett, Leah Virsik, Holly Wach, Vivian Waterloo, Kathe Welch, Tamara White, Elizabeth Wilcox, Yvonne Williams, Gary Wilson, and Susan Wolf.

Note: Artists featured in the Live Auction receive a portion of proceeds.

Sponsor an artist and receive reserved privileges at the event--a VIP wristband for complimentary drinks and first bid on sponsored work. Sponsorships are available in advance of the event for $50. For more details, call 510.763.4361 or send us an email at

Out of Town? Send checks to Attn: 35th Anniversary Campaign, Pro Arts 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza (at Oakland Art Gallery), Oakland, CA 94612

We thank our generous sponsors:

Purchased artwork may be donated to community partners through One California Bank Foundation.

After-Party at The Layover 1517 Franklin St. (between 15th and 17th streets) in beautiful downtown Oakland. ***Drink Specials for Party-Goers*** Look for the "Green Neon Martini"