BookPlates! 2013

BookPlates! 2013



An Artist & Celebrity Plate Auction Gala, Benefiting the Paso Robles Library Foundation.

Saturday, November 16th, 2013     7 to 10 p.m.
at the Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring Street

BookPlates! will feature hand-painted plates, fantastic food, beer, and wine, and the area’s most popular jazz band.

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Visit our Facebook page to see the BookPlates! 2012 Preview album! Many more plates will be fired and added, so check back often!

Some of California’s most talented artists and some surprising celebrities will create original works of art on dinner-sized ceramic plates. All of the platemakers are given a kit with a blank plate and a palette of glazes. The participating artists normally work in a range of media from printmaking to painting to sculpture. Translating their individual craft onto ceramic plates will produce a stunning collection. “We were blown away by the plates when we received them from the artists for our inaugural BookPlates!”, said event co-chair Kate Morgans, “They started with the same blank plate and created a diverse array of gallery-quality art. Whether they are hung in your office lobby, spotlighted over your fireplace, or used to serve dessert at your next dinner party, you will want to own more than one.” For a preview of the beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand painted plates, check out our BookPlates! 2013 album on Facebook!

Guests will enjoy a gourmet tasting menu prepared by Chef Jeff Wiesinger of Jeffrys Catering, and sip award-winning local wines and brew. Swinging jazz and laid back Brazilian sounds by popular band Human Nation, accompanied by Grammy-winning vocalist John Laird, will provide the musical soundtrack for the evening. All-inclusive tickets are just $40 each, and will be available through a “Buy Tickets” button on this page. Tickets will also available at the Library check-out desk, and at the event. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to contribute to the Library Foundation, please click the “Donate” button on the Donate page

“In addition to the art, this will be a fabulous night out, not to mention it will be one time you won’t be scolded for eating, drinking, or dancing in the library,” said event co-chair, Kassy Brohaugh.

The plates will be sold throughout the evening in a silent auction format. Most of the plates will have a starting bid of $50, although a select group of celebrity plates and plates that are bundled with special items will have a higher starting bid.

Special thanks go to J. Lohr Winery and Firestone-Walker Brewery for being in-kind sponsors for the event. Shevon Sullivan, owner of ANAM CRÉ Pottery Studio in San Luis Obispo, is helping us with the final glazing and firing of all of the plates. And of course, we’re looking for event sponsors! If you would like to support BookPlates with a financial or in-kind contribution, please contact Kate Morgans at 805-226-5620.

Since 1997, the Paso Robles Library Foundation has raised over $500,000 to augment the City’s budget for the Library. Spending is focused on expanding the collection, programs for adults and children, and helping our community keep pace with a changing world. We work to make the Paso Robles City Library the envy of its peers and an invaluable asset to our Community.



Don Archer
Frank Armitage
André Averseng
Will Bateman
Joyce Bauerle
Jennifer Bell
Carolyn Braun
Neal Breton
Robert Burridge
David Butz
Pat Cairns
Laure Carlisle
Jim Carlisle
Jeff Claassen
Gary Conway
Maddi Coons
Helen K. Davie
Julie Dunn
WB Eckert
Dale Evers
Firestone Walker Brewery
Brenda Gale
Fox Garney
Lois Garney
Liv Hansen
Susanna Hoy
Sue Johnson
Lynn Kishiyama
Margrete Koreska
Larry LeBrane
Pamela Lee
Judy Lyon
Sandra MacGillivray
Maggie Macro
Lisa Marlow
Holly McCain
Marti Munis
Jim Parkhurst
John Partridge
Janice Pluma
Marie Ramey
Lynn Rathbun
Robert Reynolds
Kathi Rippe
Monika Roe
Jane Russell
Anja Schlotman
William Silva
Robert Simola
Lori Slater
Kim Snyder
Harold Spencer
Linda Stelling
Salli Swindell
Carol Timson Ball
Ginger Toomer
Peggy Turk
Nancy Vest
Margot Vrana
Peggy Vrana
Cheryl Weiss
Jeanette Wolff
Jan Wolfinger

Area Luminaries:

Barbie Butz
Gary & Marcy Eberle, Winemaker and owners of Eberle Winery
Irene Flores, Manga Illustrator
Tobin James, Winemaker and owner of Tobin James Cellars
Chris Kobayashi, Executive Chef and co-owner of Artisan Restaurant
Jeanne “Bean” Murdock, Health & Fitness Satirist and Business Consultant at BeanFit
Barbara Partridge, Author
Joe Thomas, Farmer, Artist, and owner of Thomas Hill Farm

National Celebrities:

Leigh Rubin, Creator of the nationally-syndicated cartoon Rubes
Jerry Scott, co-creator of nationally-syndicated cartoons Baby Blues and Zits

The BookPlates! Event Committee:

Co-chairs: Kassy Brohaugh and Kate Morgans*
Carol Agon
Rebecca Allen
Marianne Brown
David Butz*
Karen Christiansen
Julie Dahlen
Kim McCue*
Carol Singleton*
Carolyn Snyder*

*Paso Robles Library Foundation Board Members