Posted on Apr 26, 2018

Credit: Björn Wallander for Elle Décor

2018 marks the Crocker Art Museum’s 40th year of presenting the premier art auction event of the Sacramento region. Featuring nearly 120 works from established and artists from California and beyond; proceeds from the evening fund the Museum’s educational programs and community outreach. The excitement of silent bidding on a number of fine artworks is followed by dinner and accelerated with an action-packed live auction, including some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime art experiences, and museum-quality art.

Credit: Björn Wallander for Elle Décor

This year, I was asked to be a part of supporting one the once-in-a-lifetime art experiences. Designer and friend, Janice Stone Thomas, had just returned from visiting Architectural Digest cover girl and Elle Décor featured Rela Gleason at her San Miguel home. Now, thanks to Janice’s friendship, Rela is allowing bidders at the Crocker Art Auction to come visit the incredible home that she has beautifully designed in Mexico. With the partnership of my friends at Cosentino, we will help make a bidder’s luxury travel dreams come true while supporting the educational efforts of our beloved museum.

Credit: Björn Wallander for Elle Décor

“Casa Lala, as the Gleasons call their house, is an ode to both the old and the new in San Miguel. Rela swept aside all the Colonial clichés to create an austere structure of stone, plaster, and ironwork that is flooded with San Miguel’s crisp mountain sunlight. There is not a terra-cotta tile in sight. Instead, Rela pays tribute to Mexico in the craftsmanship she devotes to the house and in a selective series of flourishes.

The 3,000-square-foot, two-story house is set behind the high protective walls of an old hacienda. Rela adapted the design of baroque scotias on the posts of a park outside to fashion a large whorl over the front entrance.” – Elle Décor

Credit: Björn Wallander for Elle Décor

So, join me on June 2nd at the Crocker to support our local arts. And if you can’t come in person, donate online to this wonderful cause.

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