Friday, November 10, 2006

Transformer's 3rd Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party

I went to Transformer's 3rd Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party,this past Saturday, November 4 at the Edison Place Gallery to check out the lineup of artists and collectors who are supporting the arts! I saw some of my favorite artists including Robin Rose and Frank Day. The art on the walls was a mixture of emerging and well known artists. Mingling with guests and checking out the art were Chris Addison, Andrea Polan and Philip Barlow. I think I spotted Collector Tony Podesta but don't hold me to it. I didn't find my friends since the place was wall to wall people. There was still a line formed outside to check in and register for auction tickets when I left. Since I had another engagement, I couldn't stay for the whole event so I missed the feeding frenzy at the end. It was a wildly successful event! Transformer grossed over $90,000 in art sales and ticket sales. As all good art auction venues do, Transformer takes their artist contributors seriously. Transformer is spliting revenues to the tune of $35,000 in sales with the artists! After expenses, approximately $45,000 will support exhibitions and overall programming! Congratulations to everyone.

Participating Artists included:
Geraldine Apponyi Ken Ashton D. Billy Keshaun Blunt Marci Branaganiona rozeal brown Breck Omar Brunson Renee Butler Travis Childers Sir Christopher II Mary Coble Billy Colbert Cynthia Connolly Kathryn Cornelius Steve Cushner Richard Dana Frank DayMelissa Dickenson Djakarta Mary Early Susan Eder & Craig Dennis Jason Falchook Gregory Ferrand Thom Flynn Carole Greenwood Jason Gubbiotti Mansoora Hassan Daniel Hicks Bill HillRyan Hill Max Hirshfeld Lucy Hogg Brece Honeycutt Judy Jashinsky Ryan Carr Johnson Candace P. Keegan Kevin Kepple Karey Kessler Dean Kessmann Jae Ko Bridget Sue Lambert Nilay Lawson Pepa LeonBarbara Liotta Marissa Long Thomas M. Lowery Linn Meyers Maggie Michael Juliane Min A. B. Miner Jiha Moon Brandon Morse Johanna MuellerPiero Passacantando Vesna Pavlovic Lucian Perkins Mark Planisek Eric Gregory Powell W. C. Richardson Marc Roman Hannah RoseRobin Rose Raimundo Rubio Christopher Saah Erik Sandberg Kathleen ShaferLuis Silva Dan Steinhilber Zach Storm Jason Talley Lisa Marie ThalhammerTrish Tillman Ben TolmanKelly Towles Andres E. Tremols Paul Vinet Rachel Waldron Ian Whitmore Bryan Whitson Andy Moon Wilson Yuriko Yamaguchi Jason Zimmerman

This support allows Transformer to present work in the P Street project space free from commercial restraints, allowing artists to experiment with ideas and craft, furthering contemporary artistic dialogue within Washington, DC.

Upcoming Program:
Artist Talk with Molly Springfield
Saturday, November 11, 2006, 2-3pm

Molly will be discussing the work in her current exhibition Gentle Reader, on view at Transformer through to December 2, 2006.

Victoria Reis, Executive Director / Transformer

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