NEW BERLIN – To celebrate the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation’s 20th-year anniversary, the non-profit group is holding a once in a decade event this Saturday to help fund Golden’s artist-in-residency program.
Every year, the foundation hosts about 20 visiting artists selected by an independent committee made up of alternating museum directors, curators and other art-world professionals, said foundation program director, Emma Golden.
The selected artists are offered a one-month stay in New Berlin at a special farmhouse residence where they are given access to the vast array of paints and materials available at the Golden Artist Colors headquarters.
Those artists can then, in-turn, donate some work back to the foundation, which is sold to help support other future artists. More than 160 different artists donated their work over the last several years to make this Saturday’s art auction benefit possible, said Golden.
The auction is actually three different auctions. There is an on-going online auction that began July 1. Saturday, there will be a silent auction in the loft gallery from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m., and a live auction in Golden’s upper café gallery, from 6:45 until 8 p.m.
Tickets for the charity are $55 at the door, and many of the works up for auction are valued at over a $1,000. There will be prize drawings and an open bar.