Sunday, March 15, 2009

ArtSpan Benefit Auction

We interrupt our series on last weekend's New York Contemporary Art Fairs to bring you coverage of last night's ArtSpan Benefit Auction, held at SomARTS. I attended wearing an awesome piece by Joui Turandot (below):

With over 160 pieces of art available for bid, there was plenty to see. Veerakeat TongPaiBoon (below top) had a couple works in in the silent auction, as well as one in the live auction:

Photograph by Kent Wisner (above bottom) and painting by Susan Bostrom Wong (below):

Small resin piece by Philippe Jestin (below):

Elana Kundell had a small painting (below):

Kim Smith had a vintage materials collage (below):

Mixed media print by Taiko Fujimura (below):

Piece by Jessica Niello (below):

Mike Kimball painting (below):

Mixed media piece by Susannah Kopcho (below):

Prize-winning painting by Veerakeat TongPaiBoon (below):

I caught up with artist Leslie Morgan by her painting (below):

Watercolored etching by Leslie Lowinger (below):

Juror's Choice mixed media piece by Stephen Wagner (below):

Painting by Michele De Sha (below):

Mixed media piece bye Jana Grover (below):

This Jurors Choice winning piece by Erika Meriaux (below) was selected for the live auction:

Barbara Kleinhans' painting (below) won second prize for Non-Representational:

This painting by Katja Leibenath (below) was selected for the live auction:

Also in the live auction was this mixed media piece by Sidnea D'Amico (below):

Juror's Choice winning pieces by Emily Clauson (below top) and Ivy Jacobsen (below bottom) were both in the live auction:

Katie Gilmartin's print, "The Red Menace," was selected for the live auction:

Risley Sams donned a tuxedo for his role as auctioneer. As a member of the ArtSpan Board of Directors, artist Mike Kimball (below center) was one of the many volunteers at the event:

Proceeds from the auction will fund ArtSpan's programs, such as Art for City Youth and SF Open Studios. Below is a piece by a "super-emerging" artist from a local elementary school:

Erika Meriaux's "Rape of Europa" was the first item on the block:

Barbara Kleinhans' painting was next up:

Painting by Jenny Balisle (below):

The only sculpture in the live auction:

Painting by Alan Mazzetti (below):

Painting by Robin Denevan (below):

Painting by Clare Kuo (below): 

The final piece on the block was a painting by Veerakeat TongPaiBoon (below):

In the last round of the silent auction to close was this drawing by Don Anderson (below):

Mixed Media by Linda Sanders Colnett (below):

Painting by Raymond Difley (below):

Painting by Lee Cline (below):

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