Art Kala 2020 Auction Benefit

Kala Art Institute’s auction benefit is up and running through June 27th. This is Kala’s biggest fundraiser of the year and your support is needed now more than ever as we navigate together sustaining a creative community in the times of COVID-19 and beyond.

You can participate in the auction both online and throughout the auction exhibition. When the stay at home orders change, the gallery will be open by appointment. Staff will be available to help visitors with bidder numbers and bidding throughout the exhibition. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. You can view artwork on Artsy and place your bid by emailing us.

To arrange a time to view the auction exhibition, contact Mayumi Hamanaka, or Ellen Lake,, 510-520-6438

To place a proxy bid on auction artwork, contact Ellen Lake,

To directly support Kala through membership, donations, or sponsorships, contact Ellen Lake,

Kala Art Institute and Honorary Auction Chairs Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman invite you to join us for Art Kala 2020, an exhibition, auction and gala benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs.

Kala’s auction benefit celebrates Kala’s 46th year and features the inventive and meaningful art being made in the Bay Area and today. An extended exhibition in the Kala Gallery will culminate in a closing event on June 27, 2020. Thank you to honored artists Kota Ezawa and Jet Martinez & Kelly Ording for their contributions to the auction. They are the 2020 recipients of Kala Art Institute’s Master Artists Award.

This year we are offering a special limited edition print by Robert Minervini produced especially for the auction. Support Kala by purchasing a VIP ticket or joining or renewing your Patron Membership to receive one of just thirty prints available (first come, first serve. You can pick up your print on June 27th or we can put it in the mail for you.)

All proceeds from this event support educational and cultural programs that directly serve artists, children, and the community-at-large.

Preview artwork on Artsy.

March 12 – June 27, 2020

Culminating Auction Event:
Saturday, June 27

Support Kala via Eventbrite at one of these levels:
$100, $125, $150 VIP level
$250 Patron Membership receives VIP print

Auction Sponsorship
We love our auction sponsors! Join this group of supporters at levels ranging from Neighbor ($500) to Visionary ($10,000). Find out more about sponsorship levels and benefits today.


Other Ways to Support the Auction
To donate directly to Kala, click here. To volunteer for the auction, email

Stay healthy and well and Thank you for supporting Kala!