2017 Collectors Choice

2017 Collectors Choice


Collector’s Choice is LCAD’s premier annual fundraising event that directly supports LCAD’s students and its programs, and helps to fund the $2.5 million in student scholarships we award annually. 

LCAD’s 28th Annual Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction
Saturday, October 7, 2017
5:30–9:30 p.m.

Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651

Please join supporters of one of our nation’s premier colleges of art and design at Montage Laguna Beach for an elegant evening of fine art, comprised of LCAD faculty and alumni and other local professional artists. (Online art preview available below.)

Exquisite wine and cuisine, you will enjoy the culinary offerings of Montage Laguna Beach Executive Chef Rob Wilson paired with exquisite wine from LCA Wine.

Enjoy a festive cocktail hour with gourmet tray passed culinary delights and an opportunity drawing of unique items.

Live entertainment provided by the dynamic and energetic Saga Strings. Saga Strings’ unique blend of rock and dance tracks mixed with the latest popular hits and classical music promise to pack the dance floor and enliven the evening for all in attendance.

We’re very thankful to our 28th Annual Collector’s Choice Live Auction and Gala Committee. Their hard work, guidance, and vision combined to create this fun and elegant event.

All tickets will be held at the door.








Live Auction



Kathy Jones

Lot# 1

Big Top

Kathy Jones, Oil on canvas 24” x 24” 2017 Gallery representation: Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Patricia Rovzar Gallery,Value: $5,000


Lot# 2

Carved Birds with Shell

Wade Reynolds,  Oil on canvas 30” x 15” 2006 Gallery representation: Scape, Value: $8,500


Carolyn Robles, Fall, oil, 27 x 40

Lot# 3


Carolyn Robles, MFA Painting (2010) Oil on canvas 28” x 40” 2010, Value: $4,200



Jeff Sewell 2


All Jumbled Up

Jeff Sewell,  Oil on canvas 24” x 30” Gallery representation: Debra Huse Gallery and Fine Art, Value: 5,000


Mac Donald Suspension Flamenco copy 2

Lot# 5


Richard MacDonald  15.75” x 22” x 10”  Edition of 90  2002  Gallery representation: Dawson Cole Fine Art, Value: $8,200


Chef strong

Lot# 6

Dinner for 12 guests

At the Studio Chef’s Tables, Value: $6,000


Henry L. Richter

Lot# 7

Santa Monica

Henry L. Richter Oil on canvas 24” x 30” 1933 Courtesty C.H. Boyd, Value: $3,000









Lot# 8

View at Arch Rock

James Galindo, BFA Drawing & Painting, (2006), MFA Painting(2009) + Fine Arts Faculty Oil on linen 24” x 48” 2017 Gallery representation: Dawson Cole Fine Art, Value: $7,500


Kowalski_ Jaspn Icon of the West

Lot# 9

Drawing & Painting

Jason Kowalski, BFA (2009) Oil on wood 32” x 32” 2017 Gallery representation: Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Value: $8,000


Basil Stripling Enigma

Lot# 10


Gerard Basil, LCAD Trustee Bronze 2.3 ”x 1.10” x 1.10” 2017 Gallery representation: Brett Wesley Gallery, Value: $5,500



Lot# 11

Garden Roses

Michael Harnish, BFA (2004) and MFA Painting (2008) Oil on canvas 26” x 20” 2017 Gallery representation: saltfineart, Value: $2,800


Jacobucci _OLCR Over the Hill

Lot# 12

Old Laguna Canyon Road

Mark Jacobucci, Oil on canvas 30” x 36” 2017 Gallery representation: Studio 7, Value: $4,950

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Lot# 13

Tesla Weekend and Hotel Stay at L’Auberge Del Mar + Spa Package

Value: $3,300


Mandelbrot County

Lot# 14

Mandelbrot County

Jonathan Burke, LCAD President Oil on canvas 16” x 20” 2017,  Value: $5,000


Lot# 15

Mystery item

Details to be shared…