Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of executive director/curator Elsa Longhauser, the Santa Monica Museum of Art will host “The Power of Ten” on January 9, 2011. The gala event champions the directors innovation and offers 25 artist’s (including John Baldessari, Billy Al Bengston, Edgar Bryan, Charles Gaines, Joe Goode, George Herms, Roger Herman, Salomón Huerta, Martin Kersels, and Barbara Kruger) takes on 10 adjectives that describe SMMoA’s dynamic spirit.

Tickets for the celebration start at $300 and guests are entered to win original artworks commissioned for the event. So essentially one could walk away with an original Baldessari… or Kruger or…  for $300! The event runs from 4pm until 7pm on January 9, 2011. Full information is found here.

It’s all for a good cause and all in fun (and good art).

A selection of works from “The Power of Ten” follow after the jump.

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