The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (CJCC) Red-Dot Auction is coming May 1, 2015 in Costa Mesa. The CJCC is a “Chuck Jones, the Center’s vision is to inspire the innate creative genius within each person that leads to a more joyous, passionate, and harmonious life and world.”
To support their needs, they have reached out to artists to produce an original 12×12 piece that they can auction off that night. They have over 200 pieces this year including TWO from yours truly. However I can’t tell you which are mine. The idea behind the auction is that each work is signed, but on the back so you don’t know if you are purchasing the work of a famous artist (like Eric & Bill Teitelbaum of Pink Panther fame or Disney artist/director Kelly Asbury) or just some cartooning schlub like me. Got to Chuck Jones site to see all the participating artists.
Better yet, you can get into the auction early as Heritage Auctions has all of the artwork available for prebidding before the night. Each artwork has a starting bid of $100.
Or if you happen to be in the area you can purchase your $25 tickets for the night here.
Go to Heritage Auctions and see how good you are by trying to pick out the work that I submitted (tell me your 1-2 guesses in the comments) and maybe take a chance on some original artwork for your place.