PICA’s annual gala returns for a festive evening of art, cocktails, dinner, and our always-exciting live auction. Toast to our 16th year of programing and get the earliest word on the artists of the 2011 Time-Based Art Festival.

Co-chairs: Philip Iosca & Thomas M. Lauderdale
Live Auction by Laura Michalek
Dinner by Simpatica
Artist: AndrewAndrew

tada auction items

We’ve gathered an amazing selection of auction items and packages for TADA! Read on for a few of our favorites!

STIR YOUR SOUL AND MOVE YOUR FEET WITH BRUNO MARS AND JANELLE MONÁE

Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe take the stage to bring their signature sounds to the Rose Garden on Saturday, June 4th. Spend a night on the town with 4 tickets to the concert, 2 parking passes, dinner at Laurelhurst Market, drinks at Slowbar, and a plush suite at Ace Hotel. Described as “a different kind of diva” by Vogue Magazine, Janelle Monáe might be the opener, but she’s definitely the act to watch for her high-energy, genre-hopping brand of new-funk hip-hop.  

Courtesy of OTAK, Laurelhurst Market, ACE Hotel, and Slowbar.

 

Bruno Mars – Grenade (Official Video) 

Janelle Monáe – Tightrope (Official Video) 

LIVE THE LIFE OF “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS”

Spend a week in Paris at a 9th Arrondisement apartment, just a block away from phenomenal food and the breathtaking Opéra National de Paris. Explore the museums, the architecture, and the restaurants of one of the most romantic and beautiful cities on earth, and stroll nearby streets like the Rue des Martyrs, which the New York Times describes as “[blending] the coziness of a village frozen in time and the vitality of a neighborhood described [...] bourgeois bohemian.”

TAKE HOME A PIECE OF TBA:10

While in town for the 2010 Time-Based Art Festival, visual artist Ruby Sky Stiler worked on-site at Publication Studio to produce a 4-by-8 foot window installation based on her intimately-scaled hand-colored, woven paper pieces. Stiler has generously donated her work, giving you a chance to own this delicate, yet commanding piece.

SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT

After a delicious spring dinner from Simpatica, you’ll have a chance to bid on a spread of decadent desserts for you and your table-mates. TADA will feature over 25 desserts by Bo Snyder of Beau Chocolat, with a few very PICA twists thrown in for good measure. From rose-scented macaroons to rich gianduia tortes to his signature sour cream fudge cake, Snyder’s creations will satisfy every sweet tooth!

Generously sponsored by Nawzad and Laura Othman

Underwriting Sponsor: OTAK
Patron Sponsors: Pink Martini, Robert Goman & Stephen Marc Beaudoin, and Leftbank Project

Thank You: Twenty Four Seven