Chattanooga, TN (September 17, 2015) – Do you enjoy the special exhibits the Hunter Museum presents each year, like this summer's Monet & American Impressionism?  Are you often reminded of a thought-provoking program you experienced at the Hunter?  Have you been delighted by an All American Summer Concert you heard?  These experiences are made possible in part by Spectrum—the Hunter Museum’s annual art auction and gala fundraiser.

This year’s Spectrum Chairs Charlie and Lisa Brock, along with their committee, are working hard to present one of the classiest parties in Chattanooga.  “We are planning a fresh, progressive, and exciting event,” Lisa said, “but we want to return to some features of Spectrum that attendees have indicated they love about yesteryears, such as the formal, seated dinner and a return to hosting the live and silent auctions on separate evenings.”  The Spectrum 2015 weekend kicks off Thursday evening, November 12 with cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the silent auction.  Two nights later, on Saturday evening, November 14, guests will enjoy cocktails, full dinner, and the live auction. 

Working to pull together a classy, whimsical and fun collection of art for both the silent and live auctions, Art Selection Committee Co-Chairs Alexis and Barry Bogo and their committee have scoured local galleries as well as galleries in Atlanta, Nashville, New York and Austin for special art works to meet a wide variety of collector tastes.

New this year, the Hunter Museum will be using a very easy, user-friendly electronic bidding system called BidPal to expedite check-in, check-out and the bidding process for the silent auction and part of the live auction. Bring a charged smart phone to participate in the bidding. An electronic bidding kiosk will also be available for guests without smart phones.

As Spectrum Co-Chair Charlie Brock noted "this year's Spectrum will provide the opportunity to build your art collection and enjoy quality time with friends, all while supporting Chattanooga's Hunter Museum of American Art!  We hope everyone will make plans to attend Spectrum 2015."

Spectrum Silent Auction and Spectrum Live Auction & Gala tickets will be available for purchase online in early October.  An online preview of the artwork to be auctioned will also be available in late October.  More information available at huntermuseum.org.


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