Sat, May 9, Brunch at 11am, Auction begins at 12pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography
Aaronel Deroy Gruber & Irving Gruber Gallery
4808 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 $75
2020 Benefit Auction
About the Auction: Our Biannual Benefit Auction is our most important fundraiser, providing crucial support for our original exhibitions and educational programing. This year's Auction features a full spectrum of work by contemporary artists, ranging from prominent mid-career and established photographers, to exceptional emerging photographic talent. The contemporary selections are complemented by excellent examples of vintage and historical photography.
Some of the lots up for auction include work by significant American artists such as Duane Michals, Bill Brandt, and Louis Faurer, as well as work by talented contemporary photographers like Carmen Winant, Aspen Mays, Tim Carpenter and many others. A full list of lots up for auction will be available in March.
Before the live bidding begins, guests are welcome to mingle and partake in coffee, mimosas and a brunch buffet.
About our programs: The Benefit Auction brings our exhibitions and educational programs to life. Each year we work closely with diverse, emerging and mid-career artists to produce new exhibitions that you won't find anywhere else. We are committed to supporting artists with honorariums and free printing and framing through the Lab @ Silver Eye.
Our educational programs include public conversations with artists and curators, tours for groups of all ages, and Scholars @ Silver Eye, an immersive work-study program where students from all over the city learn the creative, community based work we do first hand . All of our educational programing is focused on encouraging visual literacy and eliminating the barriers to accessing and understanding art and photography.