The third annual UNICEF Next Generation Art Party will take place on Saturday, March 11th in Venice, Ca. As the founding chair of the NextGen Art Party, it is Gabé's priority to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists to gain exposure and build relationships with young collectors in Los Angeles. The curatorial team includes artist and designer Carlton DeWoody, Jamie G. Manné of the Marciano Art Foundation, Chelsea Neman Nassib of TAPPAN, and Jessica Witkin of Moran Bondaroff Gallery.
The target demographic for this event is the next generation of LA's philanthropists, art collectors, and artists. Each piece of art will be priced between $100-$500, with the expection of a few rare works reserved for the silent auction.
For the silent auction portion of the event, Paddle8 has given the Art Party access to their collecting community via their online auction platform. UNICEF NextGen Art Party is excited for this first-time opportunity of working with a high-caliber auction house in support of the committee's lifesaving work. Artists presented in the silent auciton include Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, David Benjamin Sherry, Billy Al Bengston, Alex Israel, Daniel Arsham, Sam Falls, Rob Wynne, Gray Malin, and James Franco, among others. These works will be available for bidding two weeks prior to the event and during the event itself on March 11. In addition to the available pieces by these established artists, the curatorial team is proud to present works by over 150 exceptional emerging artsits, including Michael Wall, Satsuki Shibuya, Ali Beletic, Andru Sisson, Rebecca Yale, among others.
The goal of hosting this memorable event is to raise the necessary funds to benefit critical UNICEF programs that save and improve children's lives around the world. Past in-kind donations have come from individuals and companies, including: Petrossian Caviar, Clover Juice, VEEV cocktails, Evian, Sugarfina, Sweet Lady Jane, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Vita Coco, Icelanding Glacial, Lola Wines, Bread Relief, The Bosco Photo Booth, The Bascom Group, The Hopper Art Trust, Barrow Family Foundation, TAPPAN Collective, teuscher chocolates and café, TOMS, 800MAIN, John King, Simply Framed, and many others. Over 600 artists from around the world have generously donated their works for the previous Art Parties, averaging around 800 guests in attendance each year.
All proceeds benefit UNICEF's lifesaving work. The Art Party's successful fundraising efforts earned recognition from President Barack Obama in 2016.
About UNICEF Next Generation
UNICEF Next Generation is a group of young leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in their 20s and 30s who commit their resources, resolve and enthusiasm toward supporting UNICEF's lifesaving work. Members study issues that affect children around the world and choose UNICEF projects to support through education, advocacy, skill sharing/remote volunteering, and fundraising. Through their activities, members mobilize their networks and inspire their generations to take action on behalf of the world's most vulberable children.