2020 Benefit Auction
Thursday, June 25–Thursday, July 9th 2020
Welcome to Silver Eye Center for Photography’s biennial Benefit Auction, powered by Artsy. This is our most important fundraiser and proceeds from the Auction support our exhibitions, our artists, our educational programs, and keeps our gallery free and open to all. As an organization we have already faced difficulties we could not have imagined when the year began, and we know the road ahead will be challenging, but we are determined to give exceptional artists a strong voice in our community.
The photographs in this auction represent many of the most talented, generous, and creative artists working in photography today. They have been gathered by our staff, board, and friends over a period of years and create one of our most exciting exhibitions. We will also have the work from the Auction on view in our gallery in June so that local bidders can see all of the lots in person. Of course for our physical space we will have full social distancing measures in effect, including requiring masks, and only allowing four people in the space at one time. We know this is a big change from a format that has served us well for more than 20 years, so please reach out to us if you have any questions at all.
When you place a bid at the Auction or purchase a Ticket to the Virtual Preview Party, you are keeping compelling, beautiful, and challenging art in our community.
See all the lots and bid with our partner Artsy, starting June 25th
Virtual Preview Party
Friday, June 25th, 2020
On Zoom, 7–8pm
Tickets start at $25
Keeping the community spirit of our traditional Preview Party alive, on Friday, June 26th we will be holding a Virtual Auction Preview Party! You may be asking yourself, what on earth is that? Since we can’t be together in real life we are planning a giant zoom bash where we can digitally come together, share a toast, meet a few of the amazing artists in the auction, and explore all the photos up for bid while we listen to a special performance by WYEP's 2018 local artist of the year, twnspple.
Last Call Party
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
On Zoom, time TBD
Tickets start at $25
In a live auction, when bidding slows down the auctioneer calls out a fair warning, giving one last chance to increase the bid before the hammer comes down. In this spirit we will be hosting a digital Last Call Party on July 9th. It will be one last chance to come together and watch the final flurry of bidding as the clock on auction winds down.
Lot Notations, How to Bid & Conditions of Sale
All bidding will take place on Artsy beginning on June 25th and ending on July 9th. Learn more about bidding on Artsy here. The conditions of sale can be found here. Click here for information about lot notations.
For questions please contact Kate Kelley