“Off the Wall” Art to Benefit the Armory

Apr 18, 2017

The Armory Center for the Arts auction ends April 21 at noon PST. The “Off the Wall” Gala will be held the following evening.

Proceeds from the online auction go to CMA’s art classes, 80% of which serve socio-economically disadvantaged youth and families.

Fifty-one pieces of art under $1,000 are looking for a place on your wall. Twenty-three works range from $1,000 to $5,000. And if money is flowing,  Tom Holland’s Mahar is going for $5,600 while Richard Serra’s Paths and Edges #9 has an asking price of $5,000.

Mediums range from works on paper, paintings, drawings, and prints to photography, mixed media, objects, and sculptures.

Richard Serra (American, b. 1939) is a prominent sculptor, painter, and printmaker of our era. His eclipsing raw steel sculptures explore the relationship between artwork, site, and viewer. Known for his eclipsing raw steel sculptures, Serra explored the relationship between artwork, site, and viewer. His labyrinth-like installations dwarf the viewer with a palpable power. Serra teases out the inborn tenants of Minimalism by emphasizing the materiality of the medium. Find details of Serra’s piece Mahar (image, top right) by clicking here.


Joan Kahn, Memory of Loss, 2014. Archival digital print. Starting bid: $340.


We especially like Robert Hilton’s Gourd case and musical instruments…


Robert Hilton, Gourd, Flute & Gourd Case, 1993. Dipper gourds grown by the artist. Starting bid: $400.



Robert Hilton playing one of his handmade instruments.


Merion Estes, Heaven, 2008. Mixed media, fabric, oil and acrylic paint on panel. Starting bid: $360.


On April 22, the Armory holds its biennial art auction and gala with an open bar, craft cocktails, its “signature ‘Strolling Supper,’ and the vibraphone-infused jazz stylings of The Chase Jackson Quartet.

Rather spend the ticket money on an art purchase?

Preview artwork and bid online at Paddle 8, Inc.


Elisabeth Saveri, California Landscape, 2016. Water-based oil paint on bread tag. Starting bid: $80.



Off the Wall
Saturday, April 22nd, 6:30-10 p.m.
The Armory, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103
Tickets: $150 per person; purchase here.
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Laura Parker, Alhambra, Spain, 1991/1999. Fiber-based gelatin silver print. Starting bid: $480.








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