Children’s Art Auction Preview Online

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More than 100 pieces of original art to be auctioned during the Annual Children’s Art Auction and Reception on June 6 at BookExpo America are now available for preview online.

© Judy Schachner
From: Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones (Dutton Children's Books)

The auction, sponsored by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, benefits the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and its defense of the free speech rights of young readers.

The usually silent auction will include some live bidding this year. Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers and his son, illustrator Christopher Myers, will act as auctioneers.

The auction will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center in the light and airy section at the end of the South Concourse (Level 2). Light refreshments, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. After the auction, buses will drop attendees at convenient locations in midtown Manhattan.

Tickets are $95 ($75 for bookseller members of the ABC Children’s Group) and can be purchased here. Tickets are limited and may sell out prior to BEA. If not, they can be purchased at the event or at a preview of auction artwork in the South Concourse during the day on June 6. Tickets purchased onsite will be $105 ($85 for ABC booksellers). A ticket to the auction is included in ABC Children’s Institute registration.

A number of pieces will also be raffled at the auction. Raffle tickets may be purchased during the June 6 preview.