Just two weeks remain to buy tickets for the Santa Monica Museum of Art's highly anticipated annual exhibition and benefit art sale.
Now in its ninth year, Incognito will be held Saturday, May 11. It
will be accompanied by the second annual Precognito Gala Dinner and Art
Preview event on Thursday, May 9.
On the evening of Thursday, May 9, SMMoA will celebrate its 25th
anniversary at the Precognito Gala, co-chaired by Shulamit Nazarian and
Bruce Adlhoch and honorary co-chairs Simon Baker, Rebecca Rigg, Jonathan
Dayton, and Valerie Faris.
Pioneering gallery owner Margo Leavin and iconic opera and theater
director Peter Sellars are the honorees.
Each will be introduced by an
acclaimed artist -- John Baldessari and Bill Viola, respectively.
evening will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner created by the
inimitable chef Alice Waters and décor designed by dosa's charismatic
founder, Christina Kim.
Precognito guests are given the first look at more than 600 original
works of art on May 9 that will be available for purchase at INCOGNITO
two nights later on May 11.
These exclusive celebrations not only provide guests the opportunity
to discover treasures for their collections, but also support SMMoA's
free programming for more than 50,000 individuals, families, and
will feature more than 600 original artworks by more than 500 leading,
mid-career, and emerging contemporary artists.
All Incognito artworks are the same 8"x10" size and available for
only $350 plus tax. This highly energized evening encourages attendees
-- from sophisticated art patrons to first-time collectors -- to trust
their instincts in selecting the works, as each piece is signed on the
back and the artists' identities are revealed only after purchase.
The element of surprise that underlies Incognito reflects the essence
of discovery that inspires SMMoA's exhibitions, education, and outreach
programs. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Precognito/Incognito
directly support the Museum.
On Sunday, May 12, 2013, there will be a second opportunity to
purchase Incognito artworks. The exhibition and art sale will continue
from 11 am to 2 pm; admission is $10 and free for SMMoA members; all the
guidelines of the May 11 event will apply.
For more information, visit smmoa.org.
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