Cumulus Media presents



An Online Benefit for Arts Education
Streamed Free on Zoom!

Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Art and community have the power to uplift our souls. Join us for an evening filled with performances, great art, online auction and curiosities.


Please note: FOTM’s Online Auction and the Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival requires separate registration.
To join the Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival please click HERE to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions. There will be a 15-minute slide show prior to 6 p.m. to allow all guests to join. Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival will start promptly at 6 p.m. Please register early. You will not want to miss a minute!!!!!

The auction, Celebration Bags and Opportunity Tickets are on
Click HERE to register.

The Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival gala is a
Zoom Webinar
Click HERE to register.

Steampunk Dada FAQ

How do I register?  
To purchase Celebration Bags, Opportunity Tickets and to bid on the auction, you will register with Auctria.  Click HERE !
You can find more step by step instructions at:

To join the Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival on Saturday, register for our Zoom webinar by clicking HERE.

How do I place a bid?
#1, register on Auctria!  Click HERE for the Auctria registration page. 
You can find more step by step instructions at: 

Here is Auctria’s page on how to place a bid:

What do I do if I registered but did not receive a confirmation email?
First, check your clutter or junk/spam boxes in your email. 
You can always go back and register again, since registration is free. 
Once you get your confirmation, go back and make your desired purchases or bids!
Contact or  with further questions.

Will I be seen or heard during the event on Zoom?
No, all guests will be muted with video turned off from our side.  You may also choose to mute and turn your video off.  You will still be able to see and hear the gala.

Do I need to buy a Passport to bid?

How does the Passport work? How do I get it?
Your Passport will be delivered to your home either by snail mail or special volunteer delivery. Passports must be ordered by Wednesday, August 19th to ensure delivery.  

We created the Passports as a way to connect our guests more to the gala experience and in lieu of tickets to attend.

What is in the Passport?
All Passports contain the evening program, our evening’s signature drink recipe with essential ingredient, a graphic guide on what to wear to a Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival, a thaumatrope (optical illusion toy), a requisite mustache.  Focus on the Masters members will receive extra goodies in their Passports!  

What is in the Celebration Bags?
It’s a surprise!  They contain items with at least a $25 value.  There could be a mix of jewelry, ceramics, and other fun or functional objets d’art.

I think I bid multiple times on the same item, what do I do?
You will get a “High Bid Notification” in your email.  If you, in fact, have multiple emails in a row without other bidders in between, then contact us.  We will be able to retract your multiple consecutive bids back to the last valid bid.  If someone outbids your last highest bid, then your previous multiple bids will be a moot point.  Please note that during the last 24 hours of the auction, we may not be able to address this issue. 

When will I get the items that I won in the auction?
Items will be available for pick up Wednesday, August 26-28.  You will receive a link to a calender with pick-up time and day choices.

How do I get the items I won? 

  • We will send you a link to “Calendly” for you to select your pickup time.
  • Each person will have a 10 minute window for a distanced pickup.
  • Place:  Focus on the Masters office parking lot behind Ventura City Hall, 505 Poli St.
  • Our volunteers will be waiting outside for you!  Look for the FOTM sandwich board!
  • We will bring the items to you.  You do not need to get out of your car.
  • Please wear a mask for any communication of less than 6’. 
  • Arrangements can be made to have the item(s) shipped to you;  additional shipping and insurance fees may apply.  Limited local delivery is available.

What are the dimensions of the clocks?

Margaret Nielsen Here Today… (with the addition of a Little Extra Time…) Painted Porcelain, found clock 10″ x 10″
Astrid Preston Landscapes Clock Oil on wood 9″ x 9″
Tom Jenkins Triskelion Mixed media 9″ x 9″
Richard Franklin DaDaVinci mixed media 18″ x 18″
Bob Privitt Time For The Parting Glass Wooden clock, ceramic face, two small liquor glasses, 2020 Numerals Approximately 11″ x 16″
Karen Kitchel Time Loop 10″x10″x10″, table top display, copper, iron, paint, 1940’s map
Carlos Grasso Four Dimensions Time Acrylic on Indian handmade paperApproximately 22″x 22″
Christine Morla Patchwork woven found paper and acrylic on wood Approximately 16″ x 16″
Mick Reinman Early Bird Gets The Worm Approximately 9″wide x 14″high x 7″deep
Janet Neuwalder Botanical Hope lino print collage,  9″ x 9″
Rafael Perea de la Cabada About Time mixed media on wood 9″ x 9″
Micheal Rohde   Colored pencil 9″ x 9″
Gary Lang A Time for Love Mixed media on wood  9″ x 9″
Ruth Pastine Timing Oil on wood 9″ x 9″
Monica & Mattt Furmanski Asynchronous Orrery 2020 Laser-cut wood 20″ x 20″
Peggy Pownall A Stitch In Time Sewing pattern pieces and acrylic paint 9″ x 9″

New to Zoom?  Click HERE for an easy tutorial!