Benefit Night: Thursday, November 8th, 7-9pm
The Trestle Art Benefit (TAB) is our annual fundraiser featuring a silent auction of over 50 artworks by local and national artists, specialty items, and tasty treats and refreshments provided by local businesses. This year’s goal is to raise $40,000 to continue to grow Trestle's general programming, including Trestle Gallery Exhibitions, & Events, opportunities for curators & artists, Trestle Artist Residency, Visiting Artist Residency, and Trestle Workshops.
The Trestle Art Benefit is an opportunity for us to reflect on, celebrate and promote the Trestle community! The artworks available in the silent auction include artists who have exhibited at Trestle, current and former artists-in-residence, and more. Traditionally, we honor one artist and one art world leader - we are pleased to announce that our Honorees for 2018 are both artists who double as leaders in the art world: Enrico Gomez and Sharon Louden.
About our Honorees:
Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books.
Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicagoand an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Louden's work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.
Enrico Gomez is an artist and curator in the greater New York area. He has exhibited at venues including the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, NJ. The Painting Center, Ground Floor Gallery and The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art all here in New York, among many others. He has been featured in various publications including The New Criterion, Hyperallergic, and The New York Times. He was named by Brooklyn Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture". Enrico is currently Director of The Dorado Project and a founder/partner in M E N Gallery in New York, NY.