Cascade AIDS Project 26th Annual Art Auction May 2, 2015

Buy your tickets now for Portland’s preeminent contemporary art auction.


This year, the Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) art auction is May 2, 2015.

Doors Open at 5:30 pm for the Patron Dinner and 8:00pm for the pARTy.


Montgomery Park
2701 Northwest Vaughn Street #210
Portland, OR 97210
Valet parking is available.

The pARTy ($50/person) includes a salon-style silent auction of 175 artworks along with sweets and savories provided by 25 of Portland’s best food purveyors. The Patron Dinner ($300/person) includes attendance at the pARTy plus a gourmet meal and a live auction featuring 15 of the most outstanding artworks donated by prominent area artists and collectors. Visit to buy your tickets today.

About CAP Art Auction

One of the two major annual CAP fundraisers, the Art Auction was created by the local arts community in 1989 to raise funds in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Watch How CAP Art Auction Helps Our Neighbors and Friends

Learn More About CAP

In short, CAP works to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people living with or affected by HIV, and eliminate HIV-related stigma and health disparities. For an overview of CAP’s background and programs, visit the About CAP page at For more in-depth information, visit

Check Out Some of the Art from Last Year’s CAP Art Auction

Silver print of girl under and umbrella next to a wall covered in graffiti
Untitled, New Orleans, Lousiana, 20 by Ann Kendellen
Detail of corner of framed painting and lower half of nude male statue
Russian Museum II by Christopher Rauchenberg
Black and white photo of Asian boy with goats
Boy with Goat Eyes by Carol Yarrow

See more of last year’s art at CAP 2014 Gallery.

Want to Help People with Dementia Make Art?

Paintings of umbrellas on beach in pastel colors

Attend the 2015 Memories in the Making® Art Auction & Gala

Paintings of umbrellas on beach in pastel colors
Reason to Hope by Jim Leigh

Benefit dinner, live auction, and silent auction, for Memories in the Making® art program:

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Individual ticket price: $90
Grand-prize raffle ticket (only 100 available): $100
VIP package (includes ticket to event, two raffle tickets and entry into the grand-prize drawing): $175

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About Memories in the Making®, a Fine Arts Program for People with Dementia

Memories in the Making® resulted from the exploration of the use of art as an alternative form of expression for people with dementia. While Alzheimer’s disease brings constant reminders of failures and losses, Memories in the Making® provides a nonjudgmental environment in which participants can express their feelings. The focus is on the process rather than the product, allowing people with dementia to experience moments of joy and a renewed sense of accomplishment and self-respect.

The benefits of Memories in the Making® can include:

• Improved self-esteem
• A productive outlet for emotions
• Increased attention span and focus
• Activation of neurons
• An opportunity to socialize, thus reducing isolation
• Recollection and expression of past memories
• A way to reconnect with loved ones

The loss of language doesn’t mean the loss of the desire to express oneself. In fact, the part of the brain responsible for creativity is one of the last to be affected by the disease. The paintings, sketches and drawings created by these artists are often highly expressive, beautiful and hopeful.  In viewing the art, the families, caregivers and the public are often touched by the tangible evidence of what remains of the individual.

Village Frame & Gallery Supports Memories in the Making®

We believe in the power of art to make a difference in the lives of people with dementia. This year, we are supporting Memories in the Making® locally by donating custom framing of 10 pieces for the auction. We hope you will join us in supporting this program by attending, and participating in, the art auction and raffle.

Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 ● (503) 245-8001
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.