Local secret artists create fine works of art for AMSET’s
Secret Artist in You: Treasure Auction 2012
6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10th
BEAUMONT, Texas — It has been two years since the last unveiling of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ (AMSET) Treasure Auction. On Thursday, May 10, AMSET will reveal a spectacular collection of decorative fine art created by this area’s most talented secret “artists in hiding” at The Secret Artist in You: Treasure Auction 2012. So, get ready to expose your love of locally created art and support for the museum by attending this exciting live auction.
Chaired by Melanie Dishman and Albert Nolen, The Secret Artist in You will feature fine art, painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpture. Nearly 20 masterpieces will be painted, sculpted and drawn by the area’s most talented artists including Colleen Burns, Carlo Busceme, IV, Lynn Castle, Robert Clark & Jerry Thacker, David Dishman, William Elliot, Scott Fisher, Suzanne Garrett, David Granitz, Annie Green, Jamie Paul Kessler, Greg Landry, Summer Lydick, Tim Robtoy, Elena Sandovici, Michael Snowden, and Adele Wells.
Artwork will be on view in AMSET Café Arts May 4 through May 9 for sealed, silent bidding. Each piece in the live auction on May 10 will open with the highest sealed bid and go to the highest bidder.
Guests are invited to the museum at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and dinner. The live auction, with professional auctioneer Scott Droddy, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are $35 per person for AMSET members and $40 per person for non-members, and includes admission, dinner, drinks and a roaring good time. Funds raised at The Secret Artist in You: Treasure Auction 2012 will support the museum’s educational programs and upcoming exhibitions. For more information, log on to our website at www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.
AMSET began the Treasure Auction in 1995 and made it a bi-annual event in 2002. At each exciting live auction event, Southeast Texas artists have designed fine interior decorative art items that bidders purchase to raise funds for AMSET programs. Past auction items have included clocks, serving trays, carts, chairs, birdhouses and birdbaths, and masks.
Through unique collections, exhibitions, public programs and outreach in the visual arts, the mission of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas is to provide education, inspiration and creative vision throughout Southeast Texas.