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Art Gallery dinner and auction set for Oct. 30-31

New Mexico State University's "Friends of the Gallery" will hold an auction of fine art Oct. 30-31 with a gala dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Las Cruces Hilton, 705 S. Telshor Blvd.

Tickets for Saturday's dinner are $50 per person. Proceeds from the dinner and a percentage of all sales will go to the NMSU Art Gallery.

"Without our help, I think a lot of the programs at the Art Gallery would not materialize," auction chairperson Jerry Kaufman said.

The collection will include more than 300 selections of 20th century paintings, watercolors, original oils, original signed graphic works, and old and modern master graphics spanning four centuries.

Each day will feature a different selection of art for auction. Most winning bids are expected to span from $100 to $1,000.

Saturday's events begin at 5:30 p.m. with a preview. The gourmet dinner will be at 7 p.m. and the auction is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Sunday's preview begins at 12:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 1:30 p.m. There will be no admission charge for Sunday's events.

Framed seriolithographs will be given to all bidders. Door prizes will be given at regular intervals and an RC Gorman signed lithograph valued at $2,200 will be awarded Saturday evening.

For more information, call Jerry Kaufman at (505) 525-3967 or Tom Gayle at (505)525-2787.