Art of the Auction is Picture-Perfect Again in 2012

On April 14, 2012 a live art auction was held at the NC Museum of Art to raise funds which will benefit Museum exhibitions and education programs.

The silent auction came to life with stunning works by artists from North Carolina and across the country. The fast-paced live auction featured exceptional works of art closed out a spectacular evening for hundreds of guests in attendance.

For the second year in a row, Atlas Production Group of Raleigh, NC was chosen to ensure the event was produced and delivered with world-class quality. The event was held at two locations within the museum – the museum walls housed the silent auction, while a huge outdoor tent was constructed for the live auction.

Atlas’ Production Team assigned to this event held numerous pre-event planning meetings with the Museum’s event director. The result was a picture-perfect set-up in the main museum and auction tent.

Atlas Production Group used a high quality trio of lighting, audio and projection techniques to achieve several special effects for the museum’s fundraiser.

PRODUCTION TIP:  Atlas Production Group recommends to any company who outsources this task to make sure the vendor you choose ALWAYS runs a backup synched copy to prevent malfunctions.  There is nothing worse than your entire event coming to a grinding halt mid-stride. With our team at the helm, there is always a synched back-up copy – just in case – ensuring all of our client’s events run “smooth as silk.”

In the projection arena, AV Stumpfl 7ftx 14ft 16:9 aspect ratio screens with a wide screen format and Panasonic projectors were chosen for the live auction tent. A distributed video playback system allowed the Atlas Production Team to use digital mediums, which meant they did not have to convert back to an analog format. This increased the display quality of projected art images, bringing them to life on the big screen with crisp, razor sharp focal points.

Extensive audio reinforcement was needed for both the auction tent and inside the museum. A combination of Nexo and d&b audiotechnik speakers were used along with a Yamaha digital mixing console. The result: Auctioneers and event hosts voices were crystal clear, all night long.

Rounding out the production trio was the lighting. As they say, “last but not least,” the lighting enriched the most important element for attendees – the visual component. By utilizing Chroma Q Color Force, Color Kinetics LED fixtures, and High End Systems fixtures for XSpot Extreme special effects– Atlas Production Group created a soaring auctioneer’s bid paddle centerpiece in lights, which “flew” high above the crowd on the tent’s ceiling.


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