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Red Dot Auction

Preparations are underway for the Ninth Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a 501(c)3 public charity, scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7 to 10 PM. A special Preview hour is planned for 6 to 7 PM.

The Red Dot Auction is a unique silent auction fundraiser where over 150 artists from around the world have donated a 12” square work of art “anonymously” (each work is hand-signed on the reverse.) Attendees are bidding because they love a work of art, not because of who created it (although some savvy collectors may recognize a particular artist’s style.) Who knows, you may end up going home with a work by the next Picasso!

“The artists who are participating come from all levels of notoriety, skill, and accomplishment, from students to emerging to established artists; we reach out around the world hoping to capture the imagination and appreciation of these artists. We are thankful that they were willing to help us achieve our goal of promoting creativity by providing a nurturing environment where it may grow and blossom,” said Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center.

 
The very first Red Dot Auction, May 14, 2011 at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on Chapman just west of the Plaza in Orange. Forty artists contributed and each work found a home that night.

The very first Red Dot Auction, May 14, 2011 at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on Chapman just west of the Plaza in Orange. Forty artists contributed and each work found a home that night.

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a gymnasium for the creative brain.

We guide our students, both young and young of heart, with experiences that nurture the creative genius that exists in all of us. We connect both left and right sides of the brain in exercising creativity to solve problems, foster innovation and build mental health.

We build important skills for school age children, support healthy cognitive abilities for seniors, increase work performance in organizations who see the value of pumping up creativity in their ranks and enhance function for children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Red Dot Auction IV. Over 350 supporters of the Center’s mission attended in 2014. Photo by Stephen Russo.

Red Dot Auction IV. Over 350 supporters of the Center’s mission attended in 2014. Photo by Stephen Russo.

Support the Center by attending

Tickets for the Main Event on Friday, May 17 from 7 to 10 PM are just $25. If you’d like to attend the private Preview hour where you may use your Red Dots in advance, tickets are $100. Click here to order your tickets today.

How does the Red Dot Auction work? The art is donated ‘anonymously’, meaning that the artist has signed their work of art on the reverse. The names of the participating artists will be found throughout the auction website and on the walls of each section the night of the event. Each work of art will have the artist’s bio and photo attached to the back of the artwork. Although there is no limit to the size of the artwork, for the most part, artists work on a 12” square canvas or similar substrate.

This is a silent auction with pre-bidding beginning online mid-April and ending on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Live bidding on the artwork will resume on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6 PM. Bidding begins at $50 for every work of art exclusive of the art featured on the Wile E. Coyote Big E. Wall, where bidding begins at $250.

With your ticket purchase you will receive three Red Dots valued at $350, $500, and $2000. If a work of art you are interested in is not bid over the Red Dot amount, then you may use your Red Dot (according to the Red Dot value noted on the bid sheet). By using your Red Dot, you agree to pay that amount for the work of art. No one may bid above your Red Dot amount.

Artist and Center Community Ambassador, Annette Lily, with her donated work of art at Red Dot Auction VIII, May 2018. Photo by Stephen Russo.

Artist and Center Community Ambassador, Annette Lily, with her donated work of art at Red Dot Auction VIII, May 2018. Photo by Stephen Russo.

Support the Center by donating a work of art

The call for artists is now open! Click here to go to the artist submission form. To be included in the online pre-bidding, and a candidate for inclusion in the Red Dot IX commemorative poster, the deadline for receipt of your work of art is Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

With your submission form completed, we will either mail your 12” square canvas to you (if you live outside of Orange County, but within the United States) or ask that you pick it up. Orange County residents please pick up your canvas Monday - Friday, 10AM - 3PM at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, 3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. A, in the SoCo shopping center, Costa Mesa. On the weekend between 11AM - 5PM at the Chuck Jones Gallery, 3313 Hyland Ave. in the OC Mix building at SoCo, Costa Mesa. International artists, please go to the submission form for more details regarding your choice of substrate.

There is no theme this year, so let your imagination run wild! If you do use the Looney Tunes characters made famous by Chuck Jones, please remember that use of the Looney Tunes characters does not convey the right to you to produce multiples. Looney Tunes characters, names, and all related indicia are TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. 2019.


Our Ambassadors


Meet red dot ix media ambassador melissa northway and dandelionwomen.com!

Melissa Northway is a entrepreneur and business owner with over 25 years of experience helping businesses grow and bring their vision to the public. Working with Fortune 500 Companies, not only in the United States but in Asia, Melissa has a wealth of experience not only in traditional marketing, but as the owner of dandelion women dot com, a successful lifestyle website, she has used her social media expertise  to help businesses market in the 21st Century.

She created Dandelion Women lifestyle site in 2009 and works with ConnectHERMedia as their VP of Sales & Marketing.

Melissa is  a graduate of California State University, Chico where she earned her degrees in both Marketing and Health Science. And also earned her Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

As the co-founder of Cycle Against Poverty, a nonprofit that helped raise money for women and children’s UNICEF supported programs in S.E. Asia and her continued work here in the United States  with “Dandelion Women Project Kindness” Melissa has for years used her marketing skills to help bring awareness to others.

Melissa lives with her family in Irvine, California.


Meet red dot ix community ambassador, Candy washington

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Candy Washington is an actress, writer, on-camera host, influencer, and the founder, of Actress with Style, a popular lifestyle brand focused on fashion, beauty, entertainment, and travel that's geared toward the active millennial, as well as The Billionaire Blogger Society, where she consults creative professionals on how to create profitable personal brands.

Candy can be seen on The Doctors on CBS as an on-camera talent and social media expert. She’s also the on-camera host for The Beauty Studio. Previously, she was an on-camera host for Disney Style and she has also appeared in the TBS show, Are We There Yet? and in You Rock, Let's Roll, on FUSE.

She's also done extensive script coverage for Emmy award-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe. Additionally, Candy is a V.I.P. Influencer for FOX shows Empire, STAR, Lethal Weapon, and Pitch. She's also partnered with Lionsgate as a social media influencer for their launch and red carpet premiere of Power Rangers.

Two years in a row, Candy has been a panelist during the premiere beauty conference, BlushCon, and her digital series, The Ratchet Pack, was screened during the Indie Night Film Festival. She's also going to be a presenter during The Altitude Summit on personal branding, past keynotes of the conference have included Jessica Alba and Minka Kelly.

Featured and published in Teen Vogue, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Simply Stylist, Independent Fashion Bloggers, PopSugar, BRINK Magazine, FOX Magazine, The Stream TV, Muses, and more, Candy has solidified herself as a sought-after resource for on-camera talent and lifestyle tips.

Candy graduated from Georgetown University and she also received a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and has studied at Margie Haber Acting Studio, The BGB Studios, and has privately studied with the esteemed Gary Marks and Saxon Trainor. She can easily play the quirky and boho-chic girl-next-door, the sweet and coquettish ingénue, and the fashion-forward bestie. Visit CandyWashington.com for more information.


For information about Sponsorships, please contact Robert Patrick at 949-386-7504 or Robert@ChuckJonesCenter.org