1Ryan Matthew Porter2016 Artful Evening Chair
Linda PawsonBAM Executive Director
Stefano CatalaniDirector of Art, Craft, & Design
Welcome to Artful Evening! We hope you have a wonderful evening and enjoy mingling with others who share a commitment to the arts in our community. We know you will be inspired by the amazing talents of our donating artists and we hope it will motivate you to raise your paddle tonight.
BAM is unique not only for its focus on art, craft, and design, but also for evolving out of a community-driven arts and craft fair. The first ARTSfair was held in 1947 and eventually led to the founding of the Museum in 1975. BAM will celebrate ARTSfairs 70th anniversary the last week of July, the 29th31st. Come celebrate the role this remarkable event plays in our community and be sure to stop by the museum and hear the enthusiasm of KIDSfair, where the Museum engages children with various art activities over three days.
Today BAM features world-class exhibitions, unparalleled educational programming all of which enables BAM to bring the best of art, craft, and design to our local residents of the Pacific Northwest as well as visitors from around the world.
Our ability to fulfill our mission depends on each of you. Each dollar you spend or donate tonight sends a message that you value art in the heart of your community.
You are 100% in for BAM. So raise your glass, raise your paddle, and let the party begin!
Thank you for joining us in celebrating the lively community we craft together.
RYAN MATTHEW PORTER LINDA PAWSON STEFANO CATALANI
2Bellevue Arts Museum relies on the generosity of our sponsors and supporters to remain a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest for art, craft, and design. Your philanthropic support helps showcase established and emerging artists, and sustains BAMs many community programs including: Get Crafty Saturdays, Student Wednesdays, Teen Arts Council, Artists Talks & Workshops, and Free First Fridays.
We extend a heartfelt thanks to our Sponsors and Donors. We wouldnt be here tonight without you. THANK YOU!
Supporting SponsorsRW BairdSteve & Kathy DewaltSusan & Lonnie EdelheitScott EricksonAnne & Lee KilcupNorma & Leonard KlorfineGwen Lowery & Eric HawleyRebecca A. LymanDr. Julie Miller & Marvin MillerJoel PetersenJohn & Joyce PricePat & Sam Smith
Table SponsorsKeith & Margie BaldwinDavis Wright TremaineNelson ElectricMary MarinoVirginia MasonPerkins CoieRyan Matthew PorterBarbara & Pete SherlandWhittier TrustSusan Thurston
In-Kind Sponsors Allison & Ross Fine Art Annies Art and FrameChateau Ste. MichelleHerban FeastLeica Store BellevueMuseum Quality FramingConsolidated PressFire Hydrant SolutionsHyatt Regency BellevueMike Nakamura PhotographyMontero ProductionsNeiman Marcus
CMYK W/ GRADIENT
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74, 42, 98, 3868, 62, 58, 45
Evening ProgramCURATOR TOUR OF LIVE AUCTION ARTWITH STEFANO CATALANI, DIRECTOR OF ART, CRAFT, & DESIGN AND JENNIFER-NAVVA MILLIKEN, CURATOR OF CRAFT
FESTIVITIES BEGIN: COCKTAIL PARTY & SILENT AUCTION SILENT AUCTION CLOSING 6:20PMTHE JEWEL BOX CLOSING 6:45PMSUPER SILENT CLOSING 7:10PM
DINNER & LIVE AUCTIONEVERGREEN BALLROOM
WELCOME LINDA PAWSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STEFANO CATALANI, DIRECTOR OF ART, CRAFT, & DESIGN
2016 HONOREE RECOGNITIONPAT AND SAM SMITH
LIVE AUCTION BEGINS GOLDEN TICKET DRAWING
CENTERPIECES CLOSING (AFTER LIVE AUCTION ITEM 11)
RAISE THE PADDLE (LIVE AUCTION ITEM 22)
EVENING CONCLUDESTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
AUCTIONEER, JEFF RANDALL is one of the most highly requested auctioneers at the Stokes Auction Group, Inc. Since 2001, Je has conducted over 600 benefit auctions for philanthropic organizations all across the United States.
EMCEE, BRAD GOODE is an award-winning, 10-year veteran anchor in the Northwest. He is the co-anchor of the KOMO 4 Morning News and Mid-day News.
4HonoreesPAT AND SAM SMITHThe mission of Bellevue Arts Museum is a natural extension of Pat and Sam Smiths ongoing interest in craft, particularly the work of Northwest artists. To Pat and Sam, BAM is a gem often unrecognized by many in the area. The mixture of art, craft, and design oers a vibrant and creative venue for exhibitions and art related activities that can touch people of all ages and cultures.
Pat first joined BAMs Board in 2007, and after serving two terms, remains involved with BAM on the Advisory Council. Sam joined the Board in 2009 and continues into his third term as a Trustee. In addition to their trustee and advisory responsibilities, the Smiths generously sponsor the beloved Peoples Choice Award for each edition of BAMs Biennial juried exhibition. The award is presented to the artist selected by museum visitors who vote for their favorite piece.
Outside of BAM, Pat and Sam are community leaders for many local organizations. Sam has served on the Boards at Pilchuck Glass School and Pratt Fine Arts Center, while Pat has served
at The Museum of Northwest Art and the Washington State Arts Commission. They are both long-time supporters of the Museum of Art at Washington State University, where Sam served as the universitys President from 19852000.
Pat and Sams dedication is immensely appreciated and we are thankful for their time, talents, and insights. Please join us in thanking the Smiths for their commitment to the arts and helping to make Bellevue Arts Museum the Pacific Northwests premier venue for experiencing art, craft, and design.
5Raise Your Paddle
BE 100% IN FOR BAM! Raising your paddle shows that you value art and culture in our community. Your gift is more important now than ever and you make a dierence at BAM!
Help celebrate 70 years of ARTSfair by raising your paddle tonight.
LIVE AUCTION ITEM 22Our goal tonight: 100% of attendee participation, at any level.
All raise the paddle donations are 100% tax deductible.
6Golden Ticket DrawingGolden opportunity to win your choice of a Live Auction item!* Purchase a Golden Ticket for $100 for a chance to select your choice from the designated Live Auction items.
Only 150 Golden Tickets are available!
Use your bid number to purchase Golden Tickets during the Silent Auction.
The winning Golden Ticket will be drawn at random before the start of the Live Auction. At that moment, the winner will select his or her choice from the designated Live Auction items.
* Only Live Auction items marked Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection may be chosen. Must be present to win. BAM sta and their immediate family members are not eligible.
CENTERPIECES by Deborah Schwartzkopf and George RodriguezBid on gorgeous, hand-crafted centerpiece designs created by Deb Schwartzkopf and George Rodriguez at their studio, Ceramistas Seattle. Bid early and bid often to win your favorite from any of the ballroom tables.
Deborah Schwartzkopf and George Rodriguez find momentum in a common goalin building a life full of exploration, community, and clay. At their West Seattle studio, Ceramistas Seattle, each have individual spaces
where they develop their distinctive ceramic artwork.
George encrusts his surfaces with decorative motifs, bringing a sense of comfort and
storytelling to his abstracted narratives. Deborah designs functional, porcelain pottery with clean lines, an energetic
presence, and colorful palette.
The ceramic vases they are making as centerpieces will be made both separately and collaboratively. Be surprised by each unique centerpiece at Artful Evening!
7We would like to thank the following Donors for making our auction a success.
Amos Amit, Andrew Butler Photography, Emanuela Aureli, Laura Baring-Gould, Francisco Bautista, Kate Beck, Chef Wally Bell, Bella Sisters, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Club, Ben Bridge, Sherry and Larry Benaroya,
Jennifer L. Bennett-Di Luce Design, Bottlehouse, Jana Brevick, Bullseye Projects, Stefano Catalani, CG Sculpture and Jewelry, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Chihuly Studio, Rei
Chikaoka, Chukar Cherries, Kay Crawford, Diana Cronin, Deborah Cross, Richard Curtner, Kevin DesPlanques, Maria Arango Diener, Blair Dillaway, Dougs Refried Robots, Caitlin Dundon, Raquel Edwards, Kenneth Fenton,
Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art, Amy Flynn, Glassybaby, Je Gracz, Vicki Green, Debo Groover, Iris Guy Sofer, Larry Halvorsen, Hans Christensen Designs, Stephanie Hargrave, Chris Heilman, Herban Feast Catering, Alan Higinbotham, Robin Hominiuk, Chef John Howie, Pyper Hugos, Hyatt Regency Bellevue,
Etsuko Ichikawa, Jon Jahraus, Steve Jensen, Dehanna Jones, Anne and Lee Kilcup, Chee-Yun Kim, Karen Klee-Atlin, Michael A. Knutson, Richard Langley, Bruce Lanham, Vernon Leibrant, Leica Store Bellevue, David Levy, Janelle Lile, Margie Livingston, A.E. London, Karen Lorene, Gwen Lowery and Eric Hawley, Kelli MacConnell,
Je Margolin, Mark Ryan Winery, Shelli Markee, Lani McGregor and Daniel Schwoerer, Paddy McNeely, Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Denis Minamora, Jerry D. Mitchell, Colleen E. Monette, Jos Moscoso, Neiman Marcus, Janet Neuburg, not2big, Mary Ellen OConnor, Marylou Ozbolt-Storer/Fibrearts, Albert Paley, Palomino Rustico, Richard Parrish, Linda Pawson, Ann and Don Perinchief, Gitte Peters, Erin Pietsch/Pietsch
Pottery, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, Ralph Prata, Daniel Ramirez, Randy Dana Photography, Dona Reed, Jack Richardson, Meghan Patrice Riley, Seth Rolland, Jared Rue, Teresa Saia, Barbara