November 11, 2008

The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

This is the third year in a row that I've been asked to participate in this. It's a fun night!

Transformer proudly presents The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party taking place Saturday, November 15, 2008, 7-10pm in John Dreyfuss' Sculpture Studio at Halcyon House, 34th and Prospect Streets NW.

This very special, one-night only event features an exciting array of over 125 artworks in a variety of mediums, dimensions and prices by more than 100 of DC's leading emerging and established artists.

Expanding Transformer's mission of artist-centered programming, we are thrilled to have this year's Auction at Halcyon House in the gorgeous studio of Washington's leading sculptor, John Dreyfuss. In addition to viewing and bidding on an eclectically curated mix of salon-style hung artworks, patrons are encouraged to groove to the beats of Djs Yellow Fever and enjoy delicious complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer throughout the evening provided by some of DC's finest restaurants, including: Bar Pilar, Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar, Bombay Club, Buck’s Fishing & Camping, Café Saint-Ex, Comet Ping Pong, Jaleo, Leopold’s Kafe + Konditorei, Local 16, Mandu, Marvin, Melt Catering, Old Ebbitt Grill, On the Fly, Oyamel, Paisley Fig, Posto, Sea Catch, sweetgreen, and Whole Foods.

With a growing reputation as an awesome party and fantastic opportunity for both beginning and seasoned collectors to purchase some of the best visual art DC has to offer, attendance to the auction is sure to sell out, so buy your tickets early! Attendance is $150 if received by 10.27.08; $175 after this date. Attendance is on a first paid, first secured basis.

-Providing essential support for this dynamic organization's year-round programming, exhibitions, and services, The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an ideal place to experience and purchase an informed sampling of work by Washington's top contemporary artists while connecting with a fun, sophisticated and smart audience. The Annual Auction & Benefit Party celebrates and supports Transformer's programming and raises the visibility of a diverse range of contemporary art and artists in the Washington, DC area.

-Proceeds from The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party will match recent grant awards, directly supporting artists through artist honoraria, exhibition material coasts, and related programming support. In addition to supporting exhibitions, proceeds will support artists through the funding of Transformer programs such as
The Exercises - a peer-mentorship program for emerging artists, as well as The Framework Panel Series, and our ongoing professional development work to help artists help themselves.

-Contact Transformer about purchasing your auction tickets today!
Contact Transformer about purchasing your auction tickets today!

2008 Auction artists
Seth Adelsberger, Geoffrey Aldridge, Ken Ashton, Clarke Bedford,
April Behnke, Elizzabeth Beil, Lisa Bertnick-Noble, Nancy Blum, Reuben Breslar, Mickael Broth, Miles Bumbray, Renee Butler, Zoë Charlton, Natalie W. Cheung, Graham Childs, Bradley Chriss, Billy Colbert, Cynthia Connolly, Kathryn Cornelius, Steven Cushner, Anna U. Davis, Frank Hallam Day, Decoy, Lily deSaussure, Melissa Dickenson, Mary Early, Dana Ellyn, Cheraya Esters, Jason Falchook, Edward Max Fendley, Gregory Ferrand, Thom Flynn, Steve Frost, Christine Gray, Kate Hardy, Linda Hesh, Carlotta Hester, Ryan Hill, Max Hirshfeld, Jason Horowitz, James Huckenpahler, Jason Hughes, Lawrence Hyman, Erick Jackson, Susan Jamison, Judy Jashinsky, Paul Jeffreys, Ian Jehle, Sue Johnson, Benjamin Jurgensen, Kevin Kepple, Dean Kessmann, Jae Ko, Michele Kong, Andrew Kozlowski, Bridget Sue Lambert, Nilay Lawson, Pepa Leon, Brian Liu, Rich MacDonald, Kate MacDonnell, Akemi Maegawa, Dana Maier, Nathan Manuel, Anne Marchand, Lisa McCarty, Patrick McDonough, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, A. B. Miner, Amy Misurelli Sorensen, Jiha Moon, Phil Nesmith, William A. Newman, Cory Orbendorfer, Nikki Painter,
Lucian Perkins, W. C. Richardson, Marc Roman, Robin Rose, Hannah Rose, James Sanborn, Matt Sesow, Jeff Spaulding, Dan Steinhilber, Zach Storm, Renee Stout, Jason Talley, Noelle Tan
Tang, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Kelly Towles, Paul Vinet, Rachel Waldron, Bill Warrell, Ian Whitmore, Andy Moon Wilson, Andrew Wodzianski, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Chad Yencer, Trevor Young, Jason Zimmerman

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