Saturday night I had the pleasure to attend the Pence Gallery’s 2012 Art Auction. As I mentioned in a previous post, I had two drawings in the auction (and I’m pleased to announce they both sold!) and so I spent the evening looking at some amazing art work by local artists. I am always particularly impressed with the incredible ceramic work on show, Davis is known as a ceramicist’s town and several luminary ceramic sculptors were there. The food was nice too! So for the live auction itself I sketched on the program. The auctioneer was entertaining, the bidding exciting (from where I was standing), and I sketched away. Local artist Marie-Therese Brown, who has an amazing show at the Artery right now, was there and sketched me sketching, so I sketched her sketchbook (see bottom left of the drawing above) when she sat down. Art just carries on!
I also sketched outside on the back patio area, where a really nice new sculpture of a woman now stands. A band was playing, people were chattering and eating and drinking, it was a warm late Summer night. The Pence is a great local resource, a true local art hub.