The Auction at MCAD | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

The Auction at MCAD

MCAD Main Gallery
Annual Event
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Party with purpose. Support scholarships.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Silent Auction Bidding

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Auction at MCAD! With nearly fifty one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork on display in the galleries, bid and expand your collection while supporting the education of young, emerging artists and designers.

While perusing the gallery, enjoy a delightful evening with craft cocktails, mocktails, and a delicious array of bites by Never Enough Thyme, and listen to the soulful music of Daniel "the Violinist" Gilbert. Additionally, the evening will feature incredible local artists, Roshan Ganu ’20 and Jodi Reeb ’95, showcasing their talents throughout the evening.

The Auction at MCAD promises to be a memorable and meaningful event that combines art, creativity, and philanthropy.

Advance tickets for the event are now closed. If you have yet to purchase a ticket and would like to attend, you may purchase tickets at the event, or please contact

Event Details

While MCAD students share a passion for creativity, they come to us from all walks of life. With more than 97% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, scholarships are critical in ensuring that our students feel supported as they pursue their dreams.

Masks are welcomed for attendees, but they are not required.

Auction Artists

Betsy Alwin (MN)
Edgar Arceneaux (CA)
Allison Baker (MN)
Noy Balda (IL)
Kim Benson (MN)
Owen Brown (MN)
Genie Castro (MN)
Elliot DeBruyn (CT)
Anne DeCoster (MN)
Rita Dungey (MN)
Andrew Faulkner (CA)
Brad Geiken (MN)
Kei Gratton (MN)
Kate Hartfiel (MN)
Clarence Holbrook Carter (OH)
Hiroshi Hosomi (Japan)
Samuel Johnson (MN)
Michael Kareken (MN)
Chris Larson (MN)
Michael Manzavrokas (MN)
CL Martin ’05 (MN)
Angie McMonigal (IL)
Miles Mendenhall (MN)
Jenny Monick (NY)
Bob Nugent (CA)
Patricia Olson ’98, MFA (MN)
Jesse Matthew Petersen (MN)
Bill Phelps (NY)
Jon Renzella ’06 (Taiwan)
George Roberts (MN)
Anika Schneider ’19, MFA (MN)
Mark Schoening (MN)
Dietrich Sieling (MN)
John Snyder (ME)
Marilyn Stevens (WI)
Jonathan Thunder (MN)
Suyao Tian ’17, MFA (MN)
Roman Verostko (MN)
Robert Whitman (NY)
Chris "CAW" Williams ‘07 (IA)
Peter Williams ’75 (DE)*
Karen Wirth (MN)
Kate Worum ’11 (MN)
Mieko Yamazaki ’01 (MN)


Auction Committee Members

Auction Committee Co-Chairs
Laura Austrian
Heather Mattera
Roderic Southall

Auction Committee Members
Cornell Beard
Rob Birdsong
Allison Bonnett
Brian Childs
Megan Clawson
Teresa Coryell House 
Danny Della Lana
Tara Dev
Sarah Doebler
Nathanael Flink ’94
Carrie Fryman
Aaron Mack
Carol Mack
Tiffanea Mulder
Marion Parke
Anne Pollock
Sandra Rieger
Rob Sherer
Ellie Sparling
Andrea Walker
Ernest Williams
Amy Wolford

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!



Best Buy


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Bank of America




Knock, Inc.


Larkin Hoffman



Carol & Aaron Mack
Heather & Rich Mattera
Tiffanae & Jeff Mulder
Revere Auctions
Amy & Jim Wolford




Never Enough Thyme



Media Sponsor

MSP Magazine

The Auction at MCAD has raised close to $2 million for MCAD scholarships over the last decade. Proceeds benefit Minneapolis College of Art and Design student scholarships. Learn more about our students.

Can't make it to the event? Donate to support MCAD student scholarships. 

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to MCAD is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.