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The largest contemporary art auction in the Northwest
April 29, 2013- Portland, OR- A never before line up of art, food and music put the 24th Annual CAP Art Auction over its goal with a preliminary tally of $640,000!
Held for the third time at the Memorial Coliseum, more than 1400 people attended the art focused fundraiser. Highlights of the night include performances by Taylor Dayne, large financial gifts by several Patrons, a paddle raise match of $50,000 by Nike and another at $20,000 from the Ray Hickey Foundation, plus several auction items going for far more than the value- including a piece by Gus Van Sant that sold for $5,750 and a studio piece by Dale Chihuly selling for $9,500.
The gala could not have happened without the grand gestures of the hundreds of artists and galleries that participated by donating art.
“This event is their legacy, started to pay the medical and household bills of friends and colleagues affected by HIV/AIDS early on,” said Amy Caplan of Caplan Art Designs. “I am proud to work with so many other galleries and artist still supporting this cause.”
Sponsors of the event included
Over 200 volunteers and vendors offered time or free/deeply discounted resources.
About the Auction
More information on the event, artists, galleries and sponsors is at www.capartauction.org
About Cascade AIDS Project
With a staff of 60, and a volunteer corps that includes over 700 individuals providing more than 29,000 hours of service each year, CAP manages a diverse array of programs and an annual budget of $5.8 million. Fifteen percent of CAP’s staff are individuals living with HIV, 25% identify from communities of color, and 30% are bilingual. Our programs serve the broad and diverse set of communities impacted by HIV, from community-specific programs focused on teens, Latinos, the gay community, individuals and families living with HIV, to the thousands of individuals throughout the state who seek education though our AIDS/STD hotline each year. A committed 19-member volunteer Board of Directors provides strategic guidance and oversight to ensure CAP accomplishes its mission and continues to operate with integrity and transparency. www.cascadeaids.org