Ashley Olsen joined actors Emmy Rossum and Ben McKenzie at the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Precognito Gala last night. The preview event featured more than 650 original artworks from experienced and emerging contemporary artists. The museum encouraged guests to trust their instincts in selecting pieces, as each work was signed on the back and the artist's identity revealed only after making a purchase.
Ashley's becoming somewhat of an artist in her own area of design. Fashion's 2012 CFDA nominees were announced today with Ashley and Mary-Kate earning a nod for The Row in the womenswear designer of the year category. MK and Ashley will be in competition against their contemporary peers Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough, and Lazaro Hernandez when the winners are announced in June. Johnny Depp was also among the list of honorees and will be recognized with the fashion icon award.