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12th Annual Art Auction Gala & Exhibitions

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Art Auction, a celebration of contemporary art that supports the Bemis Center's exceptional artists, innovative programs and public projects.



New this year are two incredible events that truly make this Omaha’s most anticipated arts event of the season. The two events are  the Underground Auction on Thursday, November 4th from 7-9 p.m. and the Gala Art Auction on Saturday, November 6th from 5:30-10 p.m.

The event opens on Friday, October 8th from 6-9 p.m. with the 12th Annual Art Auction Exhibitions. The exhibitions present a significant expansion from previous years — spurred by the revitalized Bemis Underground and renovated gallery spaces — with nearly 300 works spanning the first floor and Underground galleries.

All auction artwork may be previewed online at bemiscenter.org beginning on October 8th and live online bidding will be available in the LIVE auction on November 6th courtesy of Proxibid. As always, absentee bidding and buy it now options are available and interested parties may contact the Bemis Center at 402.341.7130 for additional details.

As an artist-centered organization, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts was founded by artists for artists and in this spirit; our programs seek to perpetually give the institution to artists through the gift of time, space and support. Our international artist-in-residence program has supported over 750 artists since 1981. This art auction is our largest yearly event, and directly benefits future artists-in-residence. 250 artists from throughout the world are participating in this cyclical fundraising event, through which artists support artists.

Auction Info:

UNDERGROUND AUCTION | Thursday, November 4 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Underground kicks up the excitement at this year's auction with a high-energy event you won't want to miss, featuring simultaneous silent and live bidding, delectable desserts, a live DJ and open bar.

GALA ART AUCTION | Saturday, November 6 | 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
A phenomenal evening filled with remarkable contemporary art, sumptuous buffet and bidding excitement! Over 200 artists from all over the world are participating this year in the most anticipated art event of the season.

For $25 per member or $35 per nonmember, guests receive admission to both Silent Auctions: the Underground Auction on Thursday, November 4th and the Gala event on Saturday, November 6th with sumptuous buffet and open bar.

For $50 per member or $65 per non-member, guests receive the benefits above as well as a reservation to the 12th Annual Art Auction Cocktail Preview on Thursday, November 3rd, seating in the Live Auction Gallery on the evening of the auction and access to the VIP Lounge. Seats are limited in the LIVE Auction Gallery.


Auction Presenting Sponsor: Betiana and Todd Simon Foundation

Auction Sponsors: Karen and Robert Duncan, Annette and Paul Smith, Laura and Greg Schnackel, Carol Gendler | Marathon Realty

Auction Supporters: Clark Creative Group, Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha Steaks, Proxibid, Quail Distributing, The Reader, Sherwin Williams, The Sound Environment, Upstream Brewing Company, Visions Framing, Warren Distribution

Underground Sponsors: Robert Gilmer and Rene Orduña, Mary and Kirby Zicafoose, Magan and Tim Smith, Emily Brush and Stephen Pederson, Laura Vranes and John McIntyre, Kim and Adrian Ferguson

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