Friday, Feb 02, 2018 - 8:00 am

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is pleased to release the list of participating artists for Art Auction 2018. From local favorites and mid-career artists, to internationally recognized art stars, this impressive line-up offers many opportunities for San Diego’s collecting community.

David Adey, Amy Adler, John Baldessari, Stephan Balkenhol, Tim Bavington, Julie Beaufils, Adam Belt, Billy Al Bengston, Jennifer Anne Bennett, Kelsey Brookes, Nancy Buchanan, Sarah Cain, Claudia Cano, Alida Cervantes, Andrea Chung, Keith Cottingham, Max Daily, Damon Davis, Tacita Dean, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Mara De Luca, Alejandro Diaz, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Robert Ginder, Thomas Glassford, Michelle Grabner, Julia Haft-Candell, Matthew Hawtin, John Brinton Hogan, Evan Holloway, Beliz Iristay, Jeff Irwin, Kim Jones, Kara Joslyn, Isaac Julien, Nina Katchadourian, Debby and Larry Kline, Wendell Kling, Jakob Kolding, Friedrich Kunath, Liza Lou, Jean Lowe, Nate Lowman, Luce et Studio, Shana Lutker, Kim MacConnel, Tala Madani, Nick Makanna, Patrick Martinez, T. Kelly Mason, John McAllister, Richard Allen Morris, Rebecca Morris, Anne Mudge, Wangechi Mutu, Reuben Nakian, Julie Oppermann, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, PANCA, Lari Pittman, Scott Polach, Astrid Preston, Marcos Ramírez ERRE, Marisol Rendón, Gail Roberts, Mark Roeder, John Rogers, Ed Ruscha, Lynn Schuette, Beverly Semmes, Hunt Slonem, Alexis Smith, Eva Struble, Do Ho Suh, David Taylor, Elizabeth Turk, Monique Van Genderen, Kimetha Vanderveen, Adriana Varejão, Perry Vásquez, James Verbicky, Stephanie Washburn, Carrie Mae Weems, Allison Wiese, Lisa Williamson, Brian Wills, and Joe Yorty.

Art Auction 2018 will take place at the Museum’s downtown location at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28. This year’s auction will offer a range of works, from paintings and sculpture, to works on paper, all donated from artists and galleries both locally and internationally. Artworks will be on display in the galleries at MCASD Downtown from Saturday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 28, the night of the auction.

The biennial event is the Museum’s largest fundraiser, providing vital support for educational programs, exhibitions, and art acquisitions. All works are carefully considered by MCASD’s Director and Curators.   

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Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum's collection includes more than 4,700 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs, and offers a rich program of film, performance, and lectures. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Kathryn Kanjo is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD. Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.