Gala + Silent Auction 2019

SoLA Contemporary’s biannual fundraising gala to benefit our art education initiatives and gallery programming will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 6-9 PM

The evening will include: a silent art auction with pieces graciously donated by supporters and friends of SoLA; guest speakers who will share their personal and inspiring art journeys; delicious homemade BBQ by a local pit-master, with vegetarian options, too; live music; and of course, tons of art and good times socializing among our vibrant art community.

Proceeds raised will help support SoLA’s rotation of thoughtfully curated, diversity-minded contemporary art exhibits that are always free and open to the public. As well as all of our programming, which includes creative practice groups, free artist-led workshops, sequential art classes for those who are less privileged, guest curatorial programs, international artist residencies, local artist portfolio reviews, and more. SoLA is a nonprofit, artist-led organization and we graciously request your support and attendance to our event!

EVENT PROGRAM available for preview, here.

AUCTION PROGRAM available for preview, here.


Admission includes an auction number, dinner, and one drink ticket. Additional drink tickets may be purchased at the event (individual drink ticket price $4). Tickets available for purchase online at Eventbrite.

  • Individual admission is $50 each
  • A block of 6 tickets may be purchased for $270
  • A block of 10 tickets may be purchased for $450
  • Tickets purchased at the door are $50 each

Event details


Tyler James Babcock: California Folk Singer-Songwriter

Tyler’s folk music is full of emotion and energy. Though somber, his smokey voice and acoustic melodies keep the listener enthralled.

Billy Stobo: Folk, Country, Gospel, Blues

Billy’s music conjures up spirits of the past with tales of jilted love, pointed historical commentary, and folks having raucous good time.

Lordess: Los Angeles Singer-Songwriter

Lordess’s music is her way of letting people into her feelings, head, and heart space. She puts energy, time, and effort into everything she can do. She loves to engage in all things related to art and beauty, and finds music to be one of her proudest creations.

Video Screenings by Denis Richardson and Meg Madison


Soft drinks
Beer by King Harbor Brewing Co., Redondo Beach CA

Smoked pulled pork and red cabbage slaw on a sweet Hawaiian bun
Texas style vegetarian chili

Side dishes 
Red bliss potato salad with bell peppers and pickled onions
Tangy house made dill pickles

Blueberry cobbler with fresh cream

Silent Auction Artists

Phemi Adeniran, Sharon Allicotti, Sarah C. Arnold, Mariona Barkus, Jodi Bonassi, Ada Brown, Michele Castagnetti, Vivian Chen, Michael Chomick, Annie Clavel, Michael Davis, Amber Dixon, Anita Dixon, Lore Eckelberry, June Edmonds, Edem Elesh, Kathi Flood, Dellis Frank, Steven Fujimoto, Candice Gawne, Juan M. Gomez, Barry Gordon, Mark Steven Greenfield, Sylvia Greer, Diane Hayden, Shelley Heffler, David Hennage, John Hogan Lanise Howard, Dan Janotta, Beanie Kaman, Virginia Katz, Sudrak Khongpuang, Won Sil Kim, Nicholette Kominos, Carolyn Laliberte, Margaret Lazzari, Jong Chul Lee, Meg Madison, Charity Malin, Narsiso Martinez, Karena Massengill, Peter Max, Christopher L. Mercier, Kazuyoshi Morita, Sandra Mueller, Dan Nadaner, Chloe Noh, Ann Phong, Linda Jo Russell, Peggy Sivert, John Sollom, Carolyn Strauss, Marie Thibeault, Scott A. Trimble, Sidney Tuggerson, Ruth Weisberg, Lena Wolek, Michael Freitas Wood, Monica Wyatt, HK Zamani, Ben Zask

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