By Crocker Staff

More than 300 artistic wonders by renowned and emerging artists have arrived at the Crocker Art Museum, and are about to go up for bid in two circus-themed auctions featuring high-flying feats of philanthropy, set under our old-world big top!


If you have wall space that’s begging for art, or if you’re in the process of building your collection and need small, affordable works, BNSA is your opportunity to make quality acquisitions for your home or office.

BNSA 2016

This circus themed cocktail party will center around four silent auctions of more than 220 works, each measuring 12"x12” or less. Bidding starts at $25 for each small work. This fundraiser includes pieces by Gregory Kondos, Mark Bowles, Pat Mahony, Jennifer Pochinski, Kim Squaglia, Clay Vorhes, David Post, and dozens of other artists, many of whom have become household names in our region and, in some cases, far beyond.

Artists generously donate 100% of the proceeds to help make Crocker exhibitions and educational programs possible for more than 250,000 visitors to the Museum this year.

Big Names Small Art (BNSA)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 5-9 PM

And the marvels don’t stop there! Visitors to BNSA will also have a chance to preview a special gallery, where works have just arrived for the ….


Get ready to raise your paddles at the Crocker’s 39th annual Art Auction, featuring works by renowned artists that are sure to bolster any collection.

Art Auction 2016

Each guest gets a ringside seat at this spectacle of 100 works in a silent auction, followed by a grand dinner and dazzling parade of live auction items including more than 30 more artistic works, including pieces by many artists with works in the Crocker Art Museum’s permanent collection. Artists represented include Jun Kaneko, Robert Brady, Pat Mahony, Micah Crandall-Bear, Mike Stevens, Suzanne Adan, Larry Bell, Annette Corcoran, Matt Duffin, David Ligare, Darren Waterston, Gina Werfel, and Jack Zajac. In addition to fine art, the live auction will also feature opportunities to bid on trips and packages that offer the winners exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of spectacular private collections.

With each purchase, guests at this high-flying fundraiser will make dozens of exhibitions and education programs magically appear for Crocker visitors of all ages.

Crocker Art Auction
Saturday, June 3, 2017 5:30-11 PM

Top Image: BNSA 2016