The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) is thrilled to announce a Bootleg LP Art Auction Pop Up Preview of the Blast!  silent auction on May 27 - May 30. Bidding concludes at Blast! , the SASSAS annual garden party and fundraiser on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m.
With a Battle of the DJs, food, beverages, and a Bootleg LP Art Auction, Blast! [12 ] takes place at the private residence of the Hillenburg Family in San Marino, CA and supports SASSAS’s experimental art and sound programming.
The Blast!  silent auction showcases original “Bootleg LP” artworks inspired by record album covers, and features more than sixty artists including: Julie Adler, Tom Allen, Kevin Appel, Skot Armstrong, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Judie Bamber, Miyoshi Barosh, John Bauer, Scott Benzel, Leonardo Bravo, Anita Bunn, Carolyn Castaño, Jeff Colson, Aaron Curry, Sam Durant, Brad Eberhard, Elif Erkan, Morgan Fisher, Sarajo Frieden, Francesca Gabbiani, Liam Gillick, Phyllis Green, Mark Hagen, Stephen Hillenburg, Margaret Honda, Violet Hopkins, Steven Hull, Jim Isermann, Farrah Karapetian, Alice Könitz, Norm Laich, Richard Laudenbach, Joseph Lee, T. Kelly Mason, John Miller, Yunhee Min, Aaron Morse, Fredrik Nilsen, Stanislav Orlovski, Joel Otterson, Gary Panter, Anthony Pearson, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Stephen Prina, Tom Recchion, Lynn Robb, Steve Roden, Eddie Ruscha, Amy Sarkisian, Alex Slade, Leroy Stevens, April Street, Ricky Swallow, Mungo Thomson, Devon Tsuno, Dani Tull, Michael Uhlenkott, Tam Van Tran, Pae White, Chris Wilder, Julie Wilson, B. Wurtz, Jason Yates, Liz Young
The auction artwork will be on display to the public at 1301PE located at 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 from May 27-30, with an artist’s reception on Thursday May 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pre-bidding via the SASSAS website starts May 19 and the auction culminates at Blast! on Sunday May 31. For the first time ever, bidders will be able to access the auction online at http://sassas.org/auction and continue bidding until the final gavel at 7pm on May 31.
Blast!  features a “Battle of the DJs”, twelve DJs in a raucous mash-up of musical styles, with sets by Mitchell Brown (KXLU, Dublab), Tom Chasteen (Dub Club), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Dave Muller (Three Day Weekend), Tom Recchion (LAFMS), Eddie Ruscha (Dub Club), Brian Simon (Dublab, Anenon), Gabie Strong (KCHUNG) and more. The MC will be actor, director Tom Stern (Freaked, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show). This year’s party also celebrates the launch and forthcoming first release of SASSAS Records, a limited edition quarterly vinyl subscription.
General Admission Tickets for Blast!  are $50; tickets for children under 14 are $10. For SASSAS Members, tickets are $40 and $5 for children under 14. A limited number of $30 student tickets are also available. Admission includes food, drinks, great sounds, and good times. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of four pairs of tickets to attend a SASSAS Listening Party, or a one year subscription to Volume 1 of SASSAS Records. Blast!  tickets and SASSAS Memberships can be purchased at http://www.sassas.org. The event address will be provided upon ticket purchase.
All proceeds, including the art auction, benefit SASSAS's extensive programming, including its sound. concert series.
Blast!  Auction Committee:
Cindy Bernard, Gabriel Cifarelli, Carole Ann Klonarides, Katherine Niemela,
Fredrik Nilsen, Christina Ondrus, Renée Petropoulos
Blast!  Performance Committee:
Daniel Corral, Danny Gromfin, Greg Lenczycki, Tom Recchion, Joe Potts
DETAILS ON SASSAS
The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as a catalyst for the creation, presentation and recognition of experimental art and sound practices in the Greater Los Angeles area. Inspired by the resonance that occurs when experimental music is combined with unconventional performance environments, SASSAS seeks to foster new collaborations and improvisation to spark further exploration in the field. Programs include: sound. (annual concert series); soundShoppe (monthly workshop for experimental musicians); Ad Hoc (a project supporting touring musicians seeking to perform in Los Angeles), soundSpark (monthly children's concert series), Kids Play. . . (workshop series introducing young adults to experimental musicians and composers), soundNet recordings (CD compilations drawn from sound. concerts), SASSAS Records (limited edition quarterly vinyl LP releases with signed/editioned covers by artists), and our free online SASSAS Archive.
SASSAS is supported in part through grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of West Hollywood Arts Commission, Good Works Foundation, Metabolic Studio, The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.