Benefit Auction 2022

Sep 2–Oct 22, 2022
Silver Eye Center for Photography
The Aaronel deRoy Gruber & Irving Gruber Gallery
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Silver Eye Benefit Auction 2022

Welcome to Silver Eye Center for Photography’s biennial Benefit Auction. Benefit Auction 2022 is one of our largest and most important fundraisers. Proceeds from the Auction support exhibitions and artists and keep our gallery and program admission free. When you place a bid at the Auction, you are helping to create a future for Silver Eye that keeps compelling, thoughtful, beautiful, and challenging art in our community.

The photographs in this Auction represent the most talented, generous, and creative artists working in photography today. They have been gathered together over a period of years and represent one of the most exciting exhibitions held on the premises of Silver Eye. As an organization, we are dedicated to promoting contemporary photography through original exhibitions and education programs that foster the understanding and appreciation of this fine art form.

No exhibition allows us to share the breadth and depth of our program like the Auction Preview Exhibition, on display until the Live Auction on October 22nd. This exhibition is a great time to get a sneak peek at the upcoming auction lots and learn more about the artists and their work. See all the lots in the gallery and purchase a beautiful limited edition auction catalog, or download a free pdf of the catalog.

All lots can be bid on Artsy. Sign up on Artsy to bid on live and silent auction lots online.

If you or your business are interested in supporting Benefit Auction 2022 as a Sponsor or Patron, please register here!

Auction Preview Party: September 1, 2022, 7-9pm

Join us for an opening celebration and a first look at all the incredible works up for bid!

Buy tickets: $15

The Last Three Photographs I Bought: September 21, 2022, 6.30-7.30pm

There are as many different ways to collect photographs as there are collectors. Why collect? Meet collectors Fred and Laura Bidwell, Lori Hepner, Adam Milliron, and Jessica Gaynelle Moss, and hear them share the last three photographs they added to their collections, and discuss what drew them to acquire specific pieces!

Register: Free (Suggested donation: $20)

Stories from the Auction: October 13, 2022, 6.30-7.30pm

Join Silver Eye staff as they discuss some of their personal highlights from this year’s auction. They will also answer questions about purchasing and collecting photographs.

Register: Free

Benefit Auction 2022: Live Auction Event: October 22, 2022, 5.30pm

Live auction begins at 6.00pm. Food by Sprezzatura, wine by Sokolin Wines. Auctioneer Alison Oehler will take us through seventy lots generously donated by artists and estates in support of Silver Eye.

Buy tickets: $85

All Absentee Bids must be received by October 22 at 2pm EST Absentee Bidding Form

Benefit Auction 2022: Silent Auction: Ends October 24, 2022

Thirty lots including pieces by some of the most exciting contemporary artists working with photography and established icons are available for bid in a silent auction. These lots, S01-S30, are available to bid on through October 24.

First register in advance for Artsy and then register for the Silver Eye Silent Auction on Artsy. Online-only bidding does not require a ticket, but does require Artsy registration. See Artsy for each lot’s ending time.

Please refer to this page for all information related to the Auction, including events registration and tickets purchases.

For questions, please contact Leo Hsu.

Learn More

    • Silver Eye Benefit Auction Catalog 2022
    • Benefit Auction 2022 Catalog
    • Purchase a copy of the Benefit Auction 2022 catalog to explore all 100 lots and the artists that created them!

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    • Benefit Auction 2022 Catalog
    • View all 100 Auction Lots in this downloadable pdf!