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October 28, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

You are invited to the Museum of Craft and Design’s annual auction and bash! Join us October 28th at Bould Design for an evening of fun, artisanal food and handcrafted cocktails! 
Bid big on contemporary art, craft and design objects and experiences before they’re going, going, gone! All proceeds benefit MCD’s MakeArt educational programs for children and families.

Click HERE to preview our Silent Auction items and check out the Live Auction items below!


honoring Dorothy Saxe

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Bould Design Studio
6:00 PM – Patron Preview + Reception with Dorothy Saxe
6:30 PM – Silent Auction + Bash begins!

Patron Reception and Bash: $250 per person
Individual Bash ticket: $150 per person

Eventbrite - MCD's Big Bid Bash

MCD’s Big Bid Bash will take place at Bould Design located at 1135 N Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA.
Interested in sponsorship contact Caroline Holley at 415.773.0303 or cholley@sfmcd.org

MCD is partnering with CERF+
(a national “artist responder” that quickly mobilizes with emergency services after major disasters) and the Windgate Charitable Foundation to help artists affected by the devastating wildfires. MCD will donate 10% of the proceeds up to $10,000 from its upcoming Big Bid Bash fundraiser to CERF+.  To double our impact, the Windgate Charitable Foundation will match those funds dollar-for-dollar. Relief assistance will be provided to artists working in the field of craft directly affected by the Northern California wildfires and recovery information and resources will be provided for all studio-based artists. Learn more about CERF+ | The Artist’s Safety Net here.


Can’t make it? Please consider supporting MCD’s MakeArt education programs and honoring Dorothy Saxe’s legacy and help the affected artists by donating here!




Big Bid Bash 2017 Honoree, Dorothy Saxe

This year’s Big Bid Bash is in honor of legendary collector and philanthropist, Dorothy Saxe!  Dorothy has been deeply involved in the arts since the 1970s when she and her late husband, George, began passionately collecting contemporary craft. Their collection has been generously shared in major museums throughout the country, including the Saxe Gallery at the de Young Museum.

With her discerning eye, immeasurable experience and sage advice, Dorothy energetically leads by example in philanthropy, supporting causes near and dear to her, including the arts and the Museum of Craft and Design. We are truly honored that Dorothy has chosen to be a devoted supporter of the museum and we are absolutely delighted to honor her at our Big Bid Bash!

Live Auction Items

Preview Silent Auction Items


Thanks to our generous sponsors:

             SF Magazine for MCD



More about Bould Design:
Bould Design is an industrial design studio dedicated to bringing new ideas and products to life. Their focus on function, simplicity, quality and character combined with a proven design process has achieved outstanding results for clients ranging from stealth mode startups to diversified multi-nationals. Bould Design has collaborated with leading innovators such as Nest Labs, GoPro and Roku. Recognition includes numerous IDEA, Core77, D&AD and Red Dot Awards as well as the Cooper Hewitt and SFMOMA Permanent Collection. Learn more at www.bould.com.


October 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Bould Design
1135 N Amphlett Blvd San Mateo, CA 94401 United States + Google Map