Saturday, March 23, 2019

TMA’s largest annual fundraising event.

The 2019 Crush Gala will celebrate our 95th year.

Cocktail Attire

5:00 PM: Social Hour
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Art Bar & Silent Auction

6:15 PM: Live Auction by Paul Ramirez

7:30 PM: Dinner

Catered by Carte Blanche Catering
Music by Naim Amor

Dinner Menu:

Salad: Heirloom tomato salad with micro greens, bocconcini mozzarella, kalamata olives, and capers

Entree: Stout-braised short ribs with vanilla-scented mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots, and sweet potato chip

Vegetarian option: Roasted acorn squash stuffed with creamy saffron risotto, roasted vegetables, and tomato coulis

Dessert: Dessert trio

Crush Gala is a rain or shine event and is non-refundable.

Tickets are no longer available

LIVE AUCTION

Lot 1

Joseph Sivilli, Vidalen Terrarium2018, High-fired porcelain, reindeer moss, Dimensions variable
Estimate $2,000 – $5,000, Courtesy of Yun Gee Park Gallery
Joseph Sivilli explores matter and its impermanence in the physical universe through the creation of objects of supposed permanence constructed primarily through a process of his own creation that allows him to fire plant matter that he intentionally sprouts in clay.  Sivilli chooses clay for its perceived association with earth and the link that humans and other organisms have with this basest, yet most central, substance of the material experience.  When he fires his objects, the sprouted plant matter is eerily and delicately frozen in time, and induces observers to encounter and accept the transience and fragility of matter and thus also consider the relatively short experience of biological life.
Sivilli uses classical East Asian vessel forms as the basis for many of his pieces – forms that he refined through residencies in Korea and Japan.  These forms also play on the concept of the transience of matter through allusion to museum collections where these types of vessels are exhibited to represent immutable examples of the artistic and technological expertise of distant eras.  Through the combination of these vessel forms and fired plant matter, his work again directs the viewer to contemplate the irony that though esteemed vessels are displayed and archived in protected environments, no matter the measures employed, they are still going through an inevitable process of delayed decay.
Vidalen Terrarium is named after a small-forested valley in Eastern Norway.  It is comprised of five translucent elements created via the artist’s signature process that allows him to fire plant matter that he intentionally sprouts in clay.  Each of the elements are suspended and illuminated on the interior.

Lot 2

The Honorable Jean Cooper
Exquisite Food and Wine Pairing Experience – Dinner for 8
Estimate $3,500 – $4,500
Courtesy of the Honorable Jean Cooper

 

You and your guests will taste vintage and rare bottles of wine with a menu that is both glamorous and indulgent. Jean taught at a professional cooking school for 11 years as an avocation. The food will not take a back seat to the wines at this dinner, which will be held at Jean’s Foothills home on a mutually agreeable date.

You will start your Food and Wine Experience with a 1985 Dom Perignon Champagne, a 2008 vintage champagne, and a long Grand Rosé Montaudon to compare aged, medium and young rosé champagnes. You will enjoy caviar on blinis, miniature lobster eclairs, foie gras canapés, and smoked salmon rosettes on cucumber slices with the champagne tasting.

At the table, you will have a few “amuse bouche” while tasting three wines from the 1986 Bordeaux vintage: Cos D’Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Grand Puy Lacoste. For your first course, you will enjoy a 2015 Puligny-Montrachet Domaine Jomain white burgundy with a trout pecanois, which is a New Orleans fish dish with a brown butter, herb, and pecan sauce.

For your main course, you will have a choice of duck breast or rack of lamb prepared with a complimentary sauce, a lovely cauliflower-celery root puree, and a seasonal green vegetable. The main course will feature three wines from the excellent 1990 vintage in Bordeaux: Ch. Lafite Rothschild, Ch. Latour, and Leoville La Cases. The cheese and salad course will give you a chance to taste two vintages of one of Jean’s favorite wines, the 1994 and 2000 Ch. Pichon Lalande. To get ready for the transition to dessert, you will also enjoy a 1992 Fonseca Vintage Port, which will be a dream with fine blue cheese, but is also a great friend of chocolate.

Your dessert will be individual hot chocolate soufflés with a Grand Marnier crème Anglaise. The port will be delicious with the chocolate soufflé. You will also enjoy fine chocolates and other tiny sweet endings to your food and wine pairing experience.

Lot 3

Merlin Cohen, Icey Roundabout2019, Italian alabaster, 23 x 17 x 10″
Estimate $4,000 – $7,000,  Courtesy of Merlin Cohen
Merlin L. Cohen is widely collected in private and public collections worldwide and has been featured in local, regional, and national publications. Cohen was recognized with the Industry Award in the Sculpture Only Competition held by Sculptural Pursuit magazine in 2007 and was juried into the Royal British Society of Sculptors.  In 2012 he installed “Berceuse” in the Sculpture Garden of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Cohen resides in Tucson, AZ, and is represented by Lovett’s Gallery in Tulsa, OK, and Marshall Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ.

Lot 4

Jay Dusard, Terry Milliken1981,  Archival inkjet print, 10/50, 36.5 x 28″
Estimate $2,000 – $4,000,  Courtesy of Mark McDowell
Jay Dusard, born in St. Louis in 1937, was raised on a southern Illinois farm. A 1981 Guggenheim Fellowship freed Dusard to pursue the working cowboy, buckaroo, and vaquero as a photographic subject. The resulting body of work was published in The North American Cowboy: A Portrait (1983). His second book, Open Country, was awarded third place in the 1994 Photographic Book of the Year competition. Among numerous venues, his work has been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum, Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Colorado Springs fine Arts Center, Consejo Mexicano de Fotografia (Mexico City), Art Museum of South Texas, and the International Photography Hall of Fame (Oklahoma City). Dusard’s work is included in permanent collections including the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tucson Museum of Art, Museum of South Texas, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Booth Museum of Western Art, and the Charles M. Russell Museum.

Lot 5

Steve Atkinson, Dust and Thunder, 2010, Oil on stretched linen, 30 x 40″

Estimate $4,500 – $6,500, Courtesy of Anne Y. Snodgrass
Atkinson’s career as an illustrator of 25 years has served him well in his transition to fine artist and full time painter. But, as an illustrator, something was missing.  “Painting has opened up a whole new world to me. Now I’m able to capture moments of the things that matter to me. It’s all about the story and emotion behind the painting. In this country, there is no better example of the American Spirit than the cowboy and the others who tamed the West. My paintings are a tribute to those men and women, past and present. There is something timeless about them. In many remote ranches, the way they do things now, isn’t terribly different from how they got done more than a hundred and thirty years ago. To me, good painting has always been as much about how the artist paints, as it is about the painting’s message. Atkinson lives in Arizona with his wife Ann, where he finds endless inspiration in the Western landscape.
About Dust and Thunder – “I find that I don’t paint many still life’s, just because I don’t find that the traditional subject matter of flowers or fruit interesting. But I could look at a scenes like this forever. A painting with history or a deeper meaning, and yet is simple at it’s very heart. In this scene, just a Navajo blanket, a lariat and a buffalo skull. It’s the whole history of the west in one scene.”

Lot 6

Jim Waid, SASSAFRAS1993, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60″
Estimate $8,000 – $15,000, Partial courtesy of the artist
Jim Waid creates abstract worlds saturated with color, layered with mark, filled with rhythm and movement, and intricately textured.  His canvases barely contain the landscape painted upon them; lush with growth they invite the viewer to explore the space.  The artist said of his work, “I don’t want the paintings to be like you’re looking at a landscape.  I want them to feel like you’re in it.”  Initially the paintings seem nonrepresentational, however, they slowly reveal themselves to be made up of organic textures, abstracted natural forms, and the desert landscape.   They convey a sense of nature, without the specificity of traditional landscape painting.
Jim Waid was born in Elgin, Oklahoma in 1942.  He is considered one of Arizona’s most celebrated painters and is included in the public collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Denver Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, NM; Palm Springs Desert Museum; Tucson Museum of Art; Phoenix Art Museum; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Arizona State University Art Museum; Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, as well as numerous other museums and corporations.  Jim Waid currently lives and works in Tucson, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 from the Tucson Museum of Art Ambassador Circle.

Lot 7

Gary Weidner, Love & Squalor Series1998, Etching and collage on canvas, 43 x 43″
Estimate $4,500 – $5,500, Courtesy of Jim and Fran Allen
Chicago-based Gary Weidner has created dozens of pieces and is represented by Chicago’s Gruen Galleries. Weidner’s works often include symbols and writing, albeit slightly cryptic. “These elements have two connotations: the first being that of personal reference, symbolizing events or places; and the second being that lettering or writing is used as a formal element, the intrinsic value of the shapes being integral to the work as a whole,” said Weidner. “As the meaning of the words is not narrative to the piece itself, I have presented the writing in such a way that it is often illegible to the viewer. The writing is often backwards or distorted.”
Weidner’s work was featured in the hit film “The Break-Up,” staring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, and included in numerous exhibitions at galleries across the United States including Gruen Gallery, Chicago, Randall Scott Gallery, Washington D.C., Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Exhibition A, New York, Suzanna Terril Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, and Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, California.

SILENT AUCTION:

The Silent Auction features a wide range of must-have items!  Select from experiences, fine dining, fitness, sports, jewelry, wine, and more.

A few highlights are:

Experiences:

  • Designer Family Portraits by Lacey Wolf
  • Golf at Stone Canyon Club with Lunch
  • Tutoring sessions at Mrs. Audrey’s Academic Achievement
  • Road House Cinema package
  • White Stallion Guest Ranch Package
  • Lunch and Learn Cooking Class with Donna Nordin + copy of Contemporary Southwest The Café Terra Cotta Cookbook
  • Private Wine Class for 20 people at Total Wine & More
  • Bravo Boutique gift card
  • George’s Men’s Store gift card
  • Commoner & Co gift card
  • Canyon Ranch Tucson: Spa Renewal Day for 2
  • Canyon Ranch Tucson: Spa Renewal Day for 2
  • Prestige Fitness 4 hours of one-on-one training
  • Arbuckle Coffee Gift Box
  • Bear Mountain Lodge: 2-night stay
  • Arizona Diamondbacks 4 dugout box seats
  • Golf for four at Ventana Canyon
  • Lash tinting and brow tinting by Linda Mann Skin Excellence
  • Professional Pet Photography Photo Session and $400 Wall Art Credit
  • Acupuncture treatments for degenerative eye diseases

Spirits:

  • Scotch Package: Glenfiddich, Templeton Rye, The Good Stuff, plus four Glencairn Whisky glasses
  • Whiskey Del Bac – Old Pueblo Cocktail Kit

Jewelry:

  • Sterling silver and yellow gold necklace and matching pierced earrings by Frederic Duclos
  • Labradorite and gold vermeil earrings by Dana Busch
  • Coral necklace by Taffie Eiff KT Designs
  • Talisman necklace by Sharon Hessoun
  • Coral Rain necklace by Sharon Hessoun
  • Coral and sterling silver necklace by Laurie and Lisa Designs
  • Double sterling chain with Kumihimo style design by Katherine Eiff KT Designs
  • Sterling silver bracelet with two turquoise stones by Ray Bennett
  • Pair of fine silver earrings with 24k gold Keum-Boo, oxidized by Roni Bader-Tables
  • Necklace with anodized black metal beads with a 1-inch carved Chinese cinnabar by Coral Chambers
  • Necklace and bracelet by Jose Luis Flores
  • Necklace with pyrite embedded slate, hematite cabochon by Shirley Wagner
  • Sky Blue Topaz pendant and cuff in sterling silver by Sam Patania
  • Sterling silver bracelet and earrings [clip] with blister pearl

Merchandise:

  • Patty Mathes Art and Gift Package
  • Diana Madaras Art and Gift Package
  • Autographed jacket by Dick Van Dyke
  • Diamondbacks Gift Basket
  • Alfonso Olive Oil and Balsamics Gift Bag
  • Giorgio Armani silk and velvet scarf/shawl

Wine:

  • Wine Lot: 2013 Bartolomeo, 2013 Cavaliere, 2012 Brunello di Montalcino
  • Wine Lot: Caymus Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA
  • Wine Lot: Château Belles-Graves; Robert Foley Griffin Blend 2015
  • Jeroboam: 2015, Castello Banfi Col di Sasso, Toscano IGT, Tuscany, Italy
  • Hedges Family Estate Winery, three bottles WA State Red Mountain AVA wines: 2015 La Haute Cuvée Cab; 2016 Hedges Family Estate Cab; 2016 Hedges “Bio” Syrah
  • Spanish Wine Lot: Franco Españolas Rioja Excelso Gran Reserva 2007; Bernard Magrez Herència del Padrí Priorat 2016; Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2012; Pinol Portal Terra Alta 2013
  • Wine Lot: Mr. Riggs 2005 Shiraz Viognier; two bottles of Henschke Tilly’s Vineyard 2007; two bottles Bear Flag 2015 Zin; four bottles Minassian-Young Vineyards Rosé 2017
  • Wine Lot: 1997 Caymus Special Selection, 93 points; 2004 Peter Michael “Les Pavots” 93 points
  • Pinot Wine Lot, six bottles: Miura Pisoni Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands, CA 2013; Deep Sea Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County CA 2013; Sleeper Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley OR, 2014; Roar Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA 2005; Flowers Seaview Ridge, Sonoma Coast, CA 2011; Cloudline, Willamette Valley, OR 2015
  • Premium Wine Lot: 1982 Château Montrose St. Estephe, 92 points; 1982 Château Palmer Margaux, 92 points; two bottles of Château Lynch-Bages (Pauillac), 93 points
  • Sand-Reckoner Wine Lot: “2” 2014; Syrah; Picpoul Blanc; Malvasia Bianca

ART BAR:

CRUSH Gala’s Buy It Now Gallery

Have you ever lost out on a great piece of art in an auction? In addition to the CRUSH Gala’s Live Auction, TMA features the Art Bar! Now, collectors have the chance to purchase an item immediately, with never having to bid or raise a paddle. The Art Bar is a Buy It Now format, so no bidding, no premiums, no waiting.

The Art Bar is a collection of works for direct purchase carefully organized and curated by TMA’s team of curators. Many of the works were donated directly to the museum by artists and collectors from all over the United States. From modern and contemporary works to a selection of Native American katsina, there is something for everyone. But you have to act fast!

How it works:

Select a work with a fixed price. Take the purchase card up to the checkout station and immediately pay for your new acquisition! Your work will professionally wrapped and held at a Checkout Table in the Sculpture Garden as you exit.

Can’t take it home that night? At checkout, after you pay, let check out staff know that you will make arrangements to pick up the work at a later date. Works will be held no longer than one week from the event date.

Artist Name

Andrea Auguh

Brent Bond

Brent Bond

Kate Breakey

Mary Casilly

James G. Davis

Fox, McGrew, Davis

Gunter Fruhtrunk

Moira Geoffrion

Moira Geoffrion

Moira Geoffrion

Jacqui Goldman

R.C. Gorman

Barbara Gurwitz

Bernhard Jager

Ynez Johnston

Bob Kuhn

Leonard Leher

Emma Lewis

Judith Mariner

Mark McDowell

Bill Montgomery

Peter Nayel

Steve Parsons

Barbara Penn

Tom Philabaum

Tom Philabaum

Erwin Pino

Andrew Polk

Kathryn Polk

Alfred Quiroz

Lowell Richardson

Maurice Sevigny

Brent Sommerhauser

Carol Summers

Beth Ames Swartz

Gary Thornton

Unknown artist

David Vigil

Fred Wackerle

Owen Williams

Ron MacBain

Ron MacBain

Ron MacBain

Ralph Prata

Title

Hopi Mudhead Katsina

Sexual Predators Series

Marrow Mandala…

Solar Eclipse…

Untitled

Berlin Girl

Rancho Linda Vista Artists

Ikone

Untitled

Twig

Her Well…

Romancing the Center

Rosa

Navajo Series

Balanceakt

Tribal Coast

April Afternoon

View of St. Petersburg

Acoma Bowl

Diptych

Rhia Rhama Rhoos

Octagonal rimmed bowl

Untitled

Sunlit Robe

Untitled

What Goes Up…

Veemon

Kachina Maiden

The Widening Gyre

Legacy

The Alien Who…

Molo Kai I

Under the Tuscan Sun

Two Glass Heads

Sicily

Untitled

Going for Water

Tohono O’Odham basket

Ranchos Church

Monsoon I

XXII

Decorative Mexican children’s chairs (red)

Decorative Mexican children’s chairs (yellow)

Decorative Mexican children’s chairs (blue)

Safe and Sound

Description

Sculpture

Woodcut

Print

Orotone

Marble

Etching

Ceramic (3)

Silkscreen

Oil on paper

Bronze

Photo collage

Work on paper

Print

Oil on canvas

Lithograph

Etching

Print

Etching

Bowl

Paint on canvas

Etching

Wood

Etching

Oil on canvas

Mixed media

Glass

Glass

Sculpture

Lithograph

Lithograph

Mixed media

Watercolor

Mixed Media

Glass

Print

Mixed media

Painting

Basket

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas

Print

n/a

n/a

n/a

Sculpted concrete

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A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING GENEROUS CONTRIBUTORS:

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Jim and Louise Glasser

PLATINUM SPONSORS
John and Linda Ender

GOLD SPONSORS
Amy Adams

SILVER SPONSORS
Mary Jo Brown
Jeff and Anne Gartner
Alice and Paul Baker

BRONZE SPONSOR
Marilyn and Bob Joyce
Kit and Dan Kimball
Anne Y. Snodgrass

COPPER SPONSOR
Joyce Broan
Frank and Jean Hamilton

DECOR SPONSOR
Frostings Event and Design

PRESENTING MEDIA SPONSOR
Tucson Local Media

Gala Chair
Marilyn Joyce

Host Committee

Silent Auction Chair
Anne Gartner

Linda Ender
Jeffrey Gartner
James Glasser
Frank Hamilton
Michael Hanson
Sharon Hessoun
Joan Jacobson
Marilyn Joyce
I. Michael Kasser
Kit Kimball
Steve Leal

Amy Adams
Larry Adamson
Andy Anderson
David Andres
Alice Baker
Joyce Broan
Mary Jo Brown
Michael Bylsma
Jean Cooper
Deborah Curran
Jon Ender

Anne Lyman
Stevie Mack
Sandra Maxfield
Jeremy Mikolajczak
Steven Ratoff
John Schaefer
Richard Schaefer
Anne Snodgrass
Sheldon Trubatch
Jane Wienke
John-Peter Wilhite