Update from the Executive Director and LACE Team:
We truly appreciate your enthusiasm for our mission and the work we do in support of emerging artists, curators, and cultural workers. With your generosity, we raised over $135,000 for our Renovate and Relaunch Comprehensive Campaign. Your support is instrumental in helping us transform the LACE gallery and establish our inaugural three-year Program Fund.
We look forward to staying in touch to share more about our gallery renovations and upcoming programs. Special thanks to our hosts Robert Russell and Lisa Edelstein, Benefit Co-Chairs Grace Oh and Karen Galloway, the LACE Board of Directors, supporting galleries, sponsors, and all the talented contributing artists.
Thank you for being a champion of LA’s longest-running incubator for contemporary artists and curators! Stay tuned for updates about the Benefit Art Auction in 2024!
Sarah Russin and the LACE Team
Renovate and Relaunch: LACE Benefit Art Auction
Join our community of supporters and artists for an intimate party to benefit LACE. As the city’s longest-running incubator for contemporary artists, curators, and cultural workers, LACE has championed art that focuses on freedom of expression, experimental new ideas, and socially engaging content for over 40 years.
This year 100% of Benefit proceeds are in support of our Renovate and Relaunch Comprehensive Campaign as the LACE gallery is transformed and the organization builds its inaugural three-year Program Fund. In its next design, LACE anchors the new Hollywood Arts Collective complex, retaining its street-level storefront location on Hollywood Blvd.
Thursday, October 26, 2023, 7–9PM
Party at the Silver Lake home of Robert Russell and Lisa Edelstein
Vegan Reception by Chef Jo Ann Kim
Bar by Chicas On The Rocks
Party Playlist by Robert Russell
Special Performance by Micaela Tobin
Grace Oh, Chair, LACE Board of Directors
Karen Galloway, Owner, Sow & Tailor
Online Auction on ARTSY
From October 12–October 27, 2023 art lovers and supporters can bid on 50 works by iconic artists such as Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, Kenturah Davis, Yunhee Min, and Edgar Arceneaux, as well as exciting emerging Los Angeles artists such as yétúndé olagbaju, Jackie Amézquita, and Young Joon Kwak.
Bidding will be open exclusively on Artsy and will close on Friday, October 27th at 12:00pm PDT (3:00PM EDT).
Jessica Taylor Bellamy
Zoé Blue M.
Jenny Hata Blumenfield
Lauren Bon and Metabolic Studio
FriendsWithYou (Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III)
Alexandra Grant (grantLOVE x Cachetejack)
Maria A. Guzmán Capron
Mark Steven Greenfield
Carla Jay Harris
Young Joon Kwak
Rubén Ortiz Torres
Felix Francisco Quintana
This year your tax-deductible gift supports our Renovate and Relaunch Campaign – your event contributions and artwork purchases make this relaunch possible!
$5,000 VISIONARY Renovate and Relaunch Friend
Tickets for 4 and invitation to special Director’s 6 pm welcome toast and studio tours with hosts Robert Russell and Lisa Edelstein. Visionary friends support creating a warm and welcoming space for LACE’s signature programming, including the Emerging Curator Program and Artist-in-Residence!
$2,500 VANGUARD Renovate and Relaunch Friend
Tickets for 2 and invitation to special Director’s 6 pm welcome toast and studio tours with hosts Robert Russell and Lisa Edelstein. Vanguard friends support creating a beautiful and flexible space for artists who push the boundaries of contemporary art!
$500 DEFENDER Renovate and Relaunch Friend
Individual ticket for in-person celebration, includes a one-year LACE membership
To save on online processing fees, you may reserve a space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and mailing your event check to: Sarah Russin, LACE, 6464 Sunset Blvd. Ste 1070, LA, CA 90028. Make checks payable to LACE.
Want to do more for LACE? Contact Executive Director, Sarah Russin, at email@example.com for more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at a higher level.
Elisabeth & Arthur Forney
Michael Skloff & Cynthia Keener
Jonas Wood & Shio Kusaka
Kim Allen-Niesen & Keith Allen Niesen
Kathie Foley-Meyer & Irv Meyer
Sam & Stacy Freeman
Betsy Greenberg & Steve Nyblom
Steve & Kathy Kloves
Grace Oh & John Chan
Leslie White + Al Limon
Michele Asselin & Joe Meltzer
Don Bacigalupi & Dan Feder
Howard & Cami Gordon
Silvia Kuhle & Jeff Allsbrook
Annie Brose & Chris Anzalone
Sigrid Burton & Max Brennan
Jessie Kornberg & Aaron Lowenstein
Balz Mueller & Tammie Arnold
Diana & Doug Pray
Dr. David Conney
Board of Directors
Andrea Collins, Vice Chair
Margaret Reeve, Secretary, Benefit Committee Member
Elisabeth Forney, Treasurer
Roy Dowell, Benefit Committee Member
Jessica Fleischmann, Benefit Committee Member
Young Joon Kwak
Sarah Russin, Executive Director, Benefit Committee Member
Kathie Foley Meyer, Chair Emerita
Check out photos from our previous auctions!
Renovate and Relaunch (2022)
LACE Benefit Art Auction (2020)
LACE Benefit Art Auction (2019)
Trailblazing at 40 (2018)
LACE. Now. More that Ever. (2017)
LACE Benefit Art Auction (2016)
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