Benefit Auction 2022

Sep 2–Oct 22, 2022
Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Silver Eye Benefit Auction 2022

Welcome to Silver Eye Center for Photography’s biennial Benefit Auction, our most important fundraiser. Proceeds from the Auction support our exhibitions and artists and keep our gallery 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 and the world.

Overview of Auction Lots
How to Bid
Purchase Tickets for Auction Events
Committees and Sponsors

Overview of Auction Lots

The one hundred lots on exhibit in our gallery represent the most talented, generous, and creative artists working in photography today alongside timeless icons of photography. We are grateful to the artists and estates who have generously donated artwork, and to our supporters who love art and photography.

Seventy lots will be sold in our Live Auction Event on Saturday, October 22. These lots are also available for bidding online through Artsy starting on October 11.

Thirty lots will be sold in a Silent Auction online on Artsy, starting on October 11 and ending on Monday, October 24.


How to Bid

Bid in the Live Auction event in person Purchase a ticket below and join us in an exciting gala auction with auctioneer Alison Oehler. Contact us to make arrangements for phone or absentee bidding.

Bid on Live Auction lots online Place bids on between October 11 and October 22. During the Live Auction, Artsy’s Live Auction Integration allows you to bid against the floor in real time. No event ticket is required to bid online. Sign up for Artsy and Register to Bid in the Live Auction in advance of bidding.

Bid on Silent Auction lots online Place bids on between October 11 and October 24. No event ticket is required to bid online but you must register on Artsy in advance of bidding.


Purchase Tickets for Auction Events

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 3 Photographs I Bought
September 21, 2022, 6.30-7.30pm

Meet contemporary photography collectors and hear what they choose to collect and why! 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

Silver Eye Live Benefit Auction
October 22, 2022, 5.30pm

Live auction begins at 6.00pm. Food by Sprezzatura. Auctioneer Alison Oehler will take us through seventy lots generously donated by artists and estates in support of Silver Eye. Buy tickets: $85

Silver Eye Silent Benefit Auction
Ends October 24, 2022

See Artsy for each lot’s ending time. 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. Online-only bidding does not require a ticket, but does require Artsy registration.


Committees and Sponsors

Auction Committee: Lexi Bishop, Tim Gyves, Laura Heberton-Shlomchik, Scott Roller

Honorary Committee: Linda Benedict-Jones, Duane Michals, David Oresick

Premier Patrons: Lexi Bishop and Wade Kramm, Laura Heberton-Shlomchik and Mark Shlomchik, Evan Mirapaul and Sybil Streeter, Brian Wongchaowart and Andi Irwin

Supporting Patrons: Matthew Conboy and Heather Pinson, Alison Oehler and Paul Oehler, David Oresick and Deanna Mance

Keystone Sponsor Duolingo

Premier Sponsor Chris Fleischner and Dawn Fleischner

Supporting Sponsor Compass RE/Tim Gyves

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


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

For questions, please contact us.

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