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Artists anonymous at the Art Base in Basalt

Staff report

More than 100 Colorado-based artists have donated artwork to the Art Base in Basalt for its annual fundraiser, but you won't know who they are until they've been sold.

The exhibition "Name Unseen," has been hanging in the Art Base's Wyly Gallery since Aug. 11. Each of the 10-inch square pieces, up for silent auction, are signed on the back by artists that won't be identified until after the pieces are sold.

The exhibition and silent auction will culminate at the Art Base's annual gala on Saturday, Aug. 19 in Lions Park, when the audtion will close and the artists' identities revealed.

The gala also will honor artists Charmaine Lock and James Surls with the Dedication to the Arts Award.

"The Art Base is proud to have exhibited the work of both artists," executive director Genna Moe said in a statement. "We thank them for their continuous artistic inspiration, wisdom, generosity, and dedicated belief in the power of the arts. Without them, the Art Base would not be where it is today."

Tickets start at $200 and are available at theartbase.org.