30th Annual Lawrence Art Auction – Lawrence Arts Center BID till April 10

The 30th Annual Lawrence Art Auction, which serves as the Lawrence Arts Center Exhibition Program’s sole fundraiser, will feature original art from approximately 150 artists. Artwork generously donated by artists represents a diverse spectrum of forms and mediums, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry and prints. You can expect fresh changes to many aspects of this event. Exhibitions Director Ben Ahlvers, along with the Art Auction Committee, is enthusiastic to bring this annual event to the community.

Featured Artist

Carol Ann Carter is a Professor of Art at the University of Kansas. She has been a supporter of the Lawrence Arts Center for many years,  and we are pleased to feature her work this year in the Art Auction. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally in numerous individual and group exhibitions including, The Detroit Institute of Art, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, in New York, Chicago and Detroit, The Cinque Gallery in New York, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Burgkloster Kulturforum in Luebeck, Germany. Public collections include the Snite Museum, Notre Dame, IN, The Las Vegas Museum, The Santa Reparata Print Studio in Florence, Italy, and The Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Silent Auction

Silent auction bidding began March 22 and will close April 10, 7:15 PM. Bids on silent auction pieces may be made at anytime during the exhibit. Silent auction pieces may be ‘bought out’ for 150 percent of posted retail value. Winners of silent auction items will be announced at the live auction on April 10. All pieces require minimum of 50 percent retail value bid. All pieces in both the silent and live auctions can be viewed on the Lawrence Arts Center website.

Live Auction

Live auction pieces will open for bid at 7:30PM, April 10. Tickets are required to attend the live auction. All pieces require minimum of 50 percent retail value bid.


Tickets may be purchased by phone (785-843-2787) with credit card or at the Lawrence Arts Center with credit card, check, cash.

$35 in advance (ends 4pm April 10)
$40 at door
Ticket price includes admission, complimentary drinks, and hors d’ oeuvres provided by Hy-Vee.


2010 Lawrence Art Auction is sponsored by: Peoples Optical, The EyeDoctors Optometrists, Mainline Printing, Evan Williams Catering, Callahan Creek, and HyVee.

Bonnie Cherry
Administrative Coordinator
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS  66044

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