SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Hosts its Annual Event, Sunday, November 15!

On Sunday, November 15, Art lovers alike will converge on Bergamot Station Arts Center to attend the art event of the year! SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is known for attracting an eclectic array of art collectors from diverse backgrounds.

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS (B-7 space) currently features artwork to be auctioned. Works by iconic artists such as Any Warhol, John Baldessari, Keith Haring, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons, John Lennon, and many more will be auctioned. Unheard of deals on these exceptional artists, is what the public has come to expect from the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS, which has been in business for 32 years.

Owner Robert Berman said this is the best place to find a fair price for any collector.  “There are not enough fine art auctions in Southern CA,” continued Berman. He encourages the public to come to his gallery early now, prior to the auction to view the art, ask questions and decide which artworks have special meaning. 

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS has been independently owned and operated since 1984. Offering artworks by well-known artists as well as emerging artists, the auction will feature all types of art such as painting sculpture photography multiples, prints, etc. 

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS prides itself in creating a way for the average art lover to build an art collection of his or her own. “You don't have to be a sophisticated collector,” said Berman. One can walk away with an array of masterpieces not normally accessible to the public…Artworks such as an Andy Warhol to paintings by contemporary masters. 

Artworks available by additional artists include… Carlos Almaraz, Terry O’Shea , Robert Rauschenberg, John Register, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, David Wojnarowicz, Sam Francis and many others. Unlike most auctions, works will be accepted till the last minute and the electronic catalogue is constantly being updated. Check the website for details.

Don’t miss it …Sunday, November, 15 The SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS annual auction takes place from 12pm to 5pm at the B-7 gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center (2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica). 

Online and phone live bidding will be available. The auction preview is currently on view now at the B-7 gallery at Bergamot Station.  For more information about the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS, see www.smauctions.com


Whole LIfe Balance Founder Shane Griffin Stands Up to Cancer!

Cancer has affected many of us.  Shane Griffin, founder of Whole Life Balance, has personally been affected by this disease. Along with other important issues he gives his time and financial support to help make a difference. His generosity also extends to other debilitating diseases as well. As a successful business owner, he participated in community driven events such as local Santa Monica Chamber sponsored events. He also gives his time to nonprofit events that he truly believes in such as the Get Lucky for Lupus LA event, and the Arthritis Foundation event.

This Saturday, October 24, his company WLB is a flagship sponsor, for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Santa Monica taking place on the Santa Monica Pier.

On the very same weekend, Griffin will be in Toronto working on another nonprofit event for Cystic Fibrosis. He has worked with this nonprofit for over ten years along with his and brother, whose business, Team Group of Companies sponsors the event.

Griffin created his company, Whole Life Balance to help people heal from the inside out. One of the popular services that WLB offers is IV Drips which can help the immune system fight against Dehydration, Jet Lag, Cold or Flu like Symptoms, Headaches, Fatigue, Nausea, Hangovers, Food Poisoning, Viral Infections, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and Circulatory Issues. Cancer patients come to Whole Life Balance to incorporate the benefits of IV Drips into their treatment. IV Drips are known to also help other diseases such Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Chron's Disease. The American Cancer Society has been saving lives for more than a century. So working with this nonprofit is a perfect fit for Griffin. 

Of all the Cancer prevention campaigns, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks is the most inclusive. Communities are banding together to create more awareness about Breast cancer. Educating people and getting local residents to sign up, and help with fundraising has increased each year and helped survivors feel supported. It’s a great time to get involved. 

 Photo courtesy of WLB

Whole Life Balance is a flagship sponsor for the Great Strides Walk Santa Monica for on October 24, which has the goal of raising 35k for the 5k Walk. The event takes place on the Santa Monica Pier (200 Santa Monica Pier) at 10:00am and will feature a power walk on the beach to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Live music, shopping, food/drink will also be provided while survivors are celebrated.   

Become a Making Strides volunteer! These events would not be possible without dedicated volunteers donating their time and talent. Check the website, sign up to volunteer or donate to support the survivors and help fight cancer. Click Here to find out more info.