KCAC Annual Fundraising Art Auction

WHEW!!! What a success!!!

Thank you to the artists, volunteers, and patrons!! YOU make it happen!

Auction Program



Wednesday, January 31st, 11am – 7pm
A special event just for Auction Sponsors, Donating Artists, Patrons & KCAC Members.
Are YOU on the list? More Information is here.
First Look, First Bids, First Buy-outs!

Begins Thursday February 1st
February 1st – 11th, Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm
Sundays, February 4th & 11th, 1pm – 4 pm
Preview artworks before the excitement of Auction night, bid on Silent Auction artworks, submit an Absentee Bid, a Sealed Bid, and make your Buy Outs.

Wednesday, February 14th, 7 – 9 pm
The Sweet Art Reception honors our contributing artists, sponsors, and patrons. Champagne and desserts will be served. It’s another great chance to preview the artwork, make bids and this is the LAST CHANCE to make a Buy Out to ensure you get the piece you love! Come celebrate with us!
Open to the public. Tickets are 2 for $25 in advance or $25 at the door.

Saturday, February 17th, Doors open at 6 pm
Tickets $30 in advance, $50 at the door.

Auction regulars will tell you to come early, dress casually and in layers, as the bidding gets hot, so does the room. Be ready for a great time!
Refreshments are served.

Silent Auction – 6 pm. You can start bidding on Silent Auction items beginning February 1st, up to and until, the Silent Auction begins closing at 7:15 p.m. on auction night, February 17. Stake your claim early and be ready to up your bid Saturday evening!

Live Auction – 8:15 pm. This is it! By now you have finished bidding on your Silent Auction selections and are ready to be a part of the fun and thrills of the Live Auction! The Live Auction generally lasts until 10:30 or 11:00 pm. Checkout for both Live and Silent Auction begins at 9:00 pm. Cash, checks, major credit cards are accepted.

After Auction, After Party begins when the Live Auction ends in the gallery. Surprises and fun to end your auction night with a bang!

Tickets and Bidding

GENERAL ADMISSION tickets – $30 in advance, $50 at the door.
May be purchased at the KCAC Gallery. Your ticket is your admission for the Live Auction and must be presented to receive a bidder number, you cannot bid without a bidder number. Please sign up for your bidder number when you purchase your ticket. Special Advance ticket prices are $30 until the day of the Auction, February 17th. The day of the Auction, tickets are $50.

SPECIAL RESERVE SEAT tickets – $130 includes the cost of a General Admission ticket. MUST be purchased in advance.
May be purchased at the KCAC Gallery. A limited number of reserved seats – up front, where you can really follow the bidding – are available for $100, with General Admission Ticket your total is $130. The price of this special ticket is not refundable; however, $100 may be applied toward the purchase of one Live Auction artwork. Reserve seats may be purchased during the Preview up to the day before Auction Night, Friday, February 16th.

You must have a bidder number to bid. Bidder numbers are available when you purchase your General Admission ticket. Avoid lines, purchase your ticket and get your bidder number during the Auction Preview!

ABSENTEE BIDS Bidders may leave Absentee Bids for live auction items during the preview. Bids must be submitted on KCAC Absentee Bid Forms. Payment must be made at the time the bid is registered. If the bid is not successful payment will be returned the week following the auction. In the event duplicate bids are made, the bid submitted first will be honored. Available during the Auction Preview, February 1st – 11th, and during the Sweetheart Reception, February 14th.

BUY OUTS Bidding on all Auction pieces will be closed when a BUY OUT is made. The BUY OUT price is determined by KCAC and is listed for each artwork. A BUY OUT must be submitted to KCAC staff. Payment must be made at the time the BUY OUT is registered. Available during the First Look Event, January 31st, the Auction Preview, February 1st – 11th, and during the Sweet Art Reception, February 14th.



Female Walking by Tom Corbin, Bronze with Green/Brown Patina, 31h x 22w x 6 inches, valued at $7,840

Tom Corbin’s introduction and subsequent career in sculpture has been based more on serendipity than calculation. Born in Dayton, Ohio in 1954, Tom’s early fascination in art was inspired by his mother, an art teacher by trade. Despite studying painting and drawing at Miami University, Tom’s original career pursuit was Business as an advertising executive. Tom’s first brush with the third dimension came in a chance meeting with a bronze sculptor in 1982. Classes with this sculptor led to a deepened interest in bronze casting and thoughts of a career in art.

In 1986, Tom left the secure confines of his advertising agency job for the unpredictability of life as a full time sculptor. Tom landed his first major public commission in 1988. Additional commissions followed, along with the financial freedom for Tom to develop his own “speculative” sculpture. During this period, Tom was also experimenting with furniture design, an area that would soon play a major role in the growth of his studio operation

Tom’s work appears in 22 showrooms and galleries internationally. Individual collectors include Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Danielle Steel and the late Frank Sinatra. Public installation sites include the United Nations, The Kauffman Foundation, the Firefighter’s Memorial, the Children’s Fountain, University of Oregon and Florida State University. In addition to important public and private collections, his work has found its way onto the sets of some major motion pictures, among them True Lies, A Perfect Murder, It’s Complicated and Transformers.

Bids are due by Saturday, February 17th, 2018 by 7:45pm. Bids must be submitted on KCAC Sealed Bid Form. Contact Marissa NOW to enter your bid (816.421.5222 or marissaKCAC @

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Saturday, January 20 and Wednesday–Friday, January 24–26, 11 am – 5 pm
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