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In its 38th year, the Connect & Collect Art Auction and Exhibition remains one of the most anticipated art events in the Bay Area, featuring more than 200 pieces by local, national and international artists. Whether you are purchasing your first artwork or you are an avid collector, Connect & Collect features work accessible to everyone. Don’t miss out on the best parties of the year featuring incredible art, signature wine and beer, complimentary cocktails and gourmet bites by Tony Caters.

Want two FREE tickets to this year's Connect & Collect events? Become a member at the $250 Collectors level and enjoy complimentary tickets, special access, invitations to exclusive events, and more. 

Silent Auction & Party
Saturday, October 13, 5pm – 8pm
Party is free and open to the public!
Need to purchase a $50 bidder number to bid.

Live Auction & Gala
Saturday, October 27
Open to ticket holders only.
Doors open at 5pm, auction begins promptly at 6pm.


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Schedule of Connect & Collect Programs
Coffee with Cathy (Auction Edition!)
10am-11am, Wednesdays
September 26 | October 3 | October 10
Free and open to the public. 
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Join us in the gallery for a behind-the-scenes peek into the ICA’s 38th Annual Silent and Live Auctions through the eyes and mind of our Executive Director Cathy Kimball.
Brunch and Bid Party
Sunday, October 7, 11am-1pm
*Open to auction ticket holders only.

First chance to view, bid or "BUY IT NOW" on silent auction works! Champagne and brunch bites will be served!
Opening Reception
Sunday, October 7, 1pm-4pm
Free and open to the public. 
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Join us as we kick off our favorite season of the year! We're celebrating the more than 200 artists participating in this years Exhibition and Auction. Enjoy drinks, 200+ unique artworks and meet select artists to learn about their pieces. Invite friends and family to this free Sunday Funday event!
Talking Art: Holding Patterns
Wednesday, October 10
Meet the New ICA Curator Christine Koppes, 5pm-6pm
Talking Art, 6pm-7pm

Free for members, students, and auction ticket holders. 
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With the ICA’s 38th annual Connect & Collect Exhibition & Auction as a backdrop, this discussion will cover a variety of topics about collecting art. 

FREE! Curator Led Tours of the Exhibition
Reserve a tour of the auction exhibitions by calling 408-283-8155. This is a great way to gain insight to the artwork on view! Tours will be available starting October 2, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm by special request.

Our Annual Auction Edition of
Curator Picks Begins Next Week! 
View Auction Art on Flickr

Connect & Collect exhibition and auction events are supported by:

Heritage Bank of Commerce, The Core Companies, Bontrager Framing, and Umunhum Brewing. Additional support provided by Aedis Architecture, Eli Thomas for Men, Johanson and Yau Accountancy Corp., and Nicki and Pete Moffat.


Auction Committee Members:
Chair: Yvonne Hunt, Elaine Cardinale, Rana Davis, Dana Kleiman, Nicki Moffat,
Kathy Schlepphorst and Terry Trobough

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Free Admission 

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