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U.Va. Art Museum’s Annual Holiday Auction Set For Dec. 7

November 12, 2002--

WHO: University of Virginia Art Museum

WHAT: Annual Holiday Art Auction – “Seeing Double”

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum

The Seventh Annual Holiday Art Auction, “Seeing Double,” is presented by the Young Friends of the Museum and co-sponsored by Barboursville Vineyards.

More than 70 works by local, national and international artists will be auctioned through a silent bidding process. Artists represented this year include Sam Abell, Michael Fitts, Elizabeth Gillaland, Jon Golden, Gray Ibbeken, Mary Kalergis, William McDonough, Italo Scanga, Sharon Shapiro, Bill Sublette, William Wylie and youth from the Summer Art Program 2002.

Proceeds from the auction, one of the museum’s most important fund-raisers and social events, will support the museum's 2003 Summer Art Camp, which serves more than 90 local youth, half of whom receive need-based scholarships.

Campers work with artists and educators to investigate works in the museum and create their own art. This past summer, students from grades five through 11 worked with famed National Geographic photographer Sam Abell to learn techniques and make their own photographs.

Prizes will be given away at a drawing at the end of the evening. Items include a signed copy of “Sam Abell: The Photographic Life,” a gift certificate to CitySpa and a signed poster from the Virginia Film Festival. The evening will conclude with dancing at Starr Hill Restaurant & Brewery.Auction patrons will receive a discount on admission.

The event, which includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, is open to the public. Tickets are $40 for museum members and $50 for non-members. For advance tickets and details, call the museum’s membership office at (434) 243-8874 or visit the museum’s Web site www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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