Laguna Art Museum announces the 40th annual California Cool Art Auction


The Laguna Art Museum is pleased to announce the 40th annual California Cool Art Auction, which will run February 5th through March 5th with online and in-person auction events. Registration for the online auction will begin on January 12th through Artsy, and bidding will begin on February 5th.

The personal event will take place on March 5th from 6pm to 9pm in the museum. The silent online auction will end on March 5 during the event at 7:50 p.m. PST. The live auction starts at 8 p.m.

“This is the most anticipated and vibrant event of the year at the Laguna Art Museum. From contemporary artwork to plein-air painting, the 40th annual California Cool Art Auction will feature emerging and seasoned California artists,” said Julie Perlin Lee, Executive Director of the Laguna Art Museum. “For the past four decades that the art auction has been curated, the museum has cultivated artists like Kim Abeles and Scot Heywood who made it to the top of the California art scene, and we are pleased to offer such a wide range of impactful work to be able to the community. “

The auction, curated by the museum, includes works by over 100 of California’s most sought-after artists, including Maria Bertran, Judy Chicago, Alex Couwenberg, Woods Davy, Laddie John Dill, Jacques Garnier, Jimi Gleason, Kelsey Irvin, David Krovblit, Andy Moses, Kenton Nelson, Ed Ruscha, Millard Sheets, Fred Tomaselli, Beth Davila Waldman and many more. The proceeds from the annual auction support the museum’s mission to collect and preserve California art, offer critically acclaimed exhibits, and expand art education for all ages.

On the evening of March 5th, the live on-site auction will attract hundreds of bidding art collectors, a hosted bar serving creative cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Kora Kroep and West Coast Event Productions. The live auction will be presented by auctioneer Aaron Bastian from Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers.

Tickets for the March 5 event are $ 160 and are available at To participate in the online auction via Artsy from February 5th, register at

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 40th annual California Cool Art Auction. For more information, please contact the Julie Perlin Lee office at [email protected]. As a special thank you for supporting the Laguna Art Museum, sponsors will be invited to a VIP preview and an artist reception on March 4th.

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