Art Auction Season


Get ready for another fun-filled Art Auction Season at the Crocker Art Museum! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow your personal art collection while supporting your Museum and local artists.

Click here to view the entire Live and Silent Auction collection.

Join us for the following in-person events and virtual auctions:

In-Person Events

Art Auction Preview Party — Thursday, May 26
Before bidding ends, come to the Crocker for a fun and festive preview where all artworks up for bidding will be on view. Mingle with artists and collectors and enjoy food, drinks, and music in the Museum’s courtyard. See works in person and bid online!

All Live Art Auction ticket and table purchases include complimentary tickets to the Art Auction Preview Party

$20 Members, $30 Nonmembers
Visit crockerart.org/previewparty for details.

Live Auction EventSaturday, June 4
Join us for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the Live Art Auction includes cocktail hour, dinner presented by Hawks Restaurant, access to the galleries, and a rousing auction led by a professional auctioneer followed by a Fund-A-Need paddle-raiser.

To place an absentee bid, email artauction@crockerart.org or call (916)808-7843.

Art Auction Exhibition
Featuring all Live Art Auction and Silent Art Auction works, the Art Auction Exhibition will be on view at the Museum from Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, June 5.

Virtual Auctions

Bidding on all artworks begins May 10. First time using Bidsquare? Go to our blog to learn how to get started. Remember: Registering a few days in advance of the May 10 auction opening will ensure you will be approved in time to bid.

Visit bid.crockerart.org to register for the virtual auctions

Big Names, Small Art (BNSA)
Find small works from emerging artists and some of the biggest names in the region and beyond. This virtual auction features hundreds of small artworks (12 x12 in. or less) in all media. Bidding starts at $25 per piece regardless of fair market value. BNSA ends Saturday, June 4, with one artwork closing every minute starting at 1 PM.

Bidding Opens - May 10
Bidding Closes - June 4

Silent Art Auction
Explore over one hundred original works of art of all sizes and media by some of the region’s most renowned artists and emerging talents. The Silent Art Auction ends Sunday, June 5, with one artwork closing every minute starting at 1 PM.

Bidding Opens - May 10
Bidding Closes - June 5

Thank You!

A special thank you to our 2022 Art Auction Season Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Western Health Advantage

BNSA Sponsor
Donald and Denise Timmons

Bidding Sponsor
US Bank

Catalogue Sponsor
Franklin Templeton

Valet Sponsor
SMUD

In-Kind Sponsor
Cicada Cantina
Fong and Fong
Matchbook Wine
Oskar Blues Brewery


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