Portland, January 5th.  The Rain Agency on NW 15th was packed with Cascade AIDS Project  supporters kicking off their art procurement effort for the nonprofit’s annual auction. Quinton Hawks, Robert Goman, and Earnest Adams join Michael Sorensen, the Director of Development for CAP.

Wayne Bailey and Kelly Kerbs represented the wine sponsor, Youngberg Hill

Kelly Kerbs and Wayne Bailey represented the wine sponsor, Youngberg Hill

David Savinar from the Rain Agency, Amy Smith and Shawn Smith

David Savinar from the Rain Agency with Amy Smith and Shawn Smith

April Severson from the Rain Agency helped plan the Art Storm event. It featured Olympia performance artist, Poppet. Her musical group first showed a home-spun video then performed a lively theatrical sample of their unique music.

Poppet video entertians the group

Poppet video entertains the group

Poppet's colorful presentation amused CAP supporters

Poppet's colorful presentation amused CAP supporters

Olympia singer, Poppet, was a hit with the crowd

Olympia singer, Poppet, was a hit with the crowd

The 2012 CAP ART Auction will be held April 28th at the Memorial Coliseum.

 

Here’s more information from CAP about their annual auction:

Join us at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum for the Annual CAP Art Auction!  Every year since 1990, CAP has hosted an art auction and party to raise money to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and provide service to those infected or affected by HIV in the Northwest.  Portland’s art community first organized this iconic event and they remain the backbone of the Art Auction today.  The event has grown over the past two decades, now encompassing 215 works of art and over 1,000 guests.

The evening includes the patron dinner with dinner, live and silent auctions of over 215 juried artworks, and the after party (the grand event) that draws out the very best of the Northwest: the most captivating art, most delicious food and specialty libation and the most fascinating people.  Last year, over 1,200 guests – from artists to socialites put on their partying best to help stem the tide of HIV/AIDS.

Alternatively, you may opt to attend the Grand Event where the silent auction will showcase more than 200 contemporary artworks, unique entertainment, music, hosted wine and beer, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

The patron dinner will take place on the floor of the Coliseum bowl and the grand event will occur on the Concourse.

All funds raised support the vital work of Cascade AIDS Project. Our mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and eliminate HIV/AIDS related stigma.

 

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