As the Library Los Mangos celebrates the 18th anniversary of its traditional Art Auction on January 25, we hope you will choose to attend and be a part of the changes that started taking place last year in other areas of this institution and that now will be apparent in how the Art Auction is conducted.
The main objective of this Art Auction will be to increase the quality of the pieces of art presented, we hope to have the support of the bidding public to make this a success.
As always the Library will open its door promptly at 6 pm and on the grounds you will have live music performers, food vendors and access to admire in our Bernice Star room the selected pieces that will take part on the LIVE AUCTION at 7:15pm. The rest of the donated pieces that will have fixed prices will be on display throughout the ample interiors of the Library.
WHAT WILL BE NEW? THE SHOCK!
The selection of pieces will be carefully curated by an independent group of art connoisseurs.
The Auction will take place in the interior of the Library, with special lighting.
Our auctioneers, will be for the first time Robert Buckheimer in English and Federico Leon de la Vega in Spanish.
There will be a cost to buy a professional bidding paddle when you enter the Auction area; $100 pesos with a drink included. Refundable with any purchase.
No food will be allowed in the Art Auction area, but drinks will be served.
WHAT STAYS ?
The sale of products and services will take place right after the art auction and the selection of items will be vast with products like hotel stays, restaurant vouchers, and amazing home stays in Paris and San Francisco, not easily found at the prices that they will be made available here. Our very own Maria Jose Zorrilla will be in charge.
The community of artists and vendors that back our efforts, with amazing pieces donated by Davis Birks, Claudia Rodriguez, The Brockman family, a Shaman’s plumed chair by Galeria Colectika, several of Galeria Pacifico artists, a Ron Mann wood chair by MANN Made Mexico, a Colunga etching, Capello ceramics, a Galeria de Ollas vase of intricate beauty and color! And the best is not yet in.
The efforts of our employees, friends, volunteers and donors, with special thanks to Gary Thompson who does the Free Sculpture Tour on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings and our angel donor –you know who you are- that has given us the freedom of time to plan changes that will benefit the library for a long time to come.
WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DATE TO ACCEPT WORKS UP TO THE 22ND OF JANUARY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO DONATE. BRING YOUR PIECE TO THE LIBRARY. HURRY!
By Gabriela García