November 8th Trestle Art Benefit

All artworks in the silent auction will start
50% value, benefit night only.


Liz Ainslie
Angela Alba
Kate Bae
Michelle Brandemuehl
Nell Breyer
Mark Brosseau
Robert Burnier
Masha Bychkova
Susan Carr
Bill Carroll
Jacob Cartwright
Tiberiu Chelcea
Jack Douglas
Beth Duerr
Veronique Gambier
Abigail Groff Hernandez
Kristen Haskell
Jeanne Heifetz
Daniel G. Hill
Erik Hougen
Arlan Huang
Rhia Hurt
Will Hutnick
Elizabeth Johnson
Allison Kaufman
Nikolina Kovalenko
Katerina Lanfranco
Lisa Levy
Joseph Liatela
Paul Loughney
Katrina Majkut
Allison Maletz
Eliot Markell
Christina Massey
Nina Meledandri

Jamie L Mirabella
Rebecca Murtaugh
Steven Nedboy
Jen Nista
Anna Ortiz
Jim Osman
Alex Paik
Kirk Daniel Palmer
Francesca Pastine
Mel Prest
Dominic Quintana
Debra Ramsay
Mari Renwick
John Richey
Elizabeth Riley
Jean Rim
Amy Ritter
Leslie Roberts
David Rogers
Stacey Rowe
Mary Schiliro
Jennifer Schmidt
Polly Shindler
MiYoung Sohn
Melissa Staiger
Kirk Stoller
Suzanne Stroebe
Bogumila Strojna 
Austin Thomas
Jeanne Tremel
Krish Uy
James Vanderberg
Lisa Warren
Beatrice Wolert
Ezra Wube
Heidi Yockey
Cindy Zaglin
Tamar Zinn


$85 Entry Ticket - Event access
from 7:30-10pm

$350 VIP Ticket - All VIP ticket holders will have admittance to a limited-access preview hour (6-7:30pm), and will receive an original work of art with their ticket purchase.

The first 25 ticket purchasers will receive a special gift upon arrival benefit night!

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Event access from 6-10pm.

Enjoy live music, custom cocktails, and mingling with participating artists and art world VIPs during the limited-access preview hour, 6-7:30 pm. A VIP ticket purchase grants you early access bidding in our silent auction & first choice artwork purchasing with our buy it now option. All VIP Ticket holders will receive an original work of artwork on paper with their ticket purchase!*

*Artwork On Paper Samples:

Event access from 7:30-10pm.

Celebrate Trestle’s 5th anniversary and participate in our silent auction (featuring over 50 artworks!) while enjoying live music, unlimited beverages, and tasty treats.


About the Trestle Art Benefit:

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, Art Talks & 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



2018 Trestle Art Benefit Honorees, Sharon Louden 2018 Art World Honoree

Sharon Louden

2018 Art World Honoree

Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books.

She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and 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.

Her work has also been written about in the New York Times, Art in America, Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, ARTnews and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as other publications. She has participated in residencies at Tamarind Institute, Urban Glass, Franconia Sculpture Park, Society of the Four Arts and Art Omi. 

Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, WY (2018-19) and the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK (2019).

Read Sharon Louden's full bio here.

2018 Trestle Art Benefit Honorees, Enrico Gomez 2018 Artist Honoree

Enrico Gomez

2018 Artist Honoree

Enrico Gomez is an artist and curator based in Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York City, who received his B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in Drawing from Arizona State University.

He has exhibited at various venues including Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY, The Painting Center, New York, NY, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Regina Rex, New York, NY, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, Four Eleven Gallery, Provincetown, MA, The Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, P.S.122 Gallery, New York, NY, and The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY, among others.

He and his work have been featured in various publications including The New Criterion, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Hamptons Art Hub, and The New York Times and he was named by Brooklyn Magazine one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture".

Enrico Gomez is the Director of The Dorado Project; an independent curatorial and contemporary art compendium based in Hoboken, NJ and is a founder/partner in M E N, a contemporary art gallery located in the Two Bridges neighborhood of New York, NY.

Schedule of Events Trestle Art Benefit


For a night of live cabaret music, performance, tasty treats, custom cocktails - and of course - art! All artworks in the silent auction will start at 50% value, benefit night only.


VIP Ticket holders receive an original work of art WITH their ticket purchase? Yes! That's right - all VIPs will receive an artwork upon arrival benefit night, even before participating in the auction!


Come out and celebrate Trestle's 5th anniversary! This Trestle Art Benefit will be different than years past, with the inclusion of special events such as the silent auction format, live performance, and multiple give-aways.


The first 25 ticket purchasers will receive a special gift upon arrival benefit night!

There are a few ways to participate
in this year's event...

  • Purchase a ticket and come to the event! All artworks will start at 50% value - for one night only!

  • Buy art - Trestle Art Benefit artworks will be available for purchase both in person and online. Our online pre-sale will begin 9/30.

  • Make a straight donation to Trestle Gallery programming here.

  • Become an in-kind donor.


Interested in collaborating with Trestle through an in-kind donation?

Contact us at

Special thanks to our in-kind donors from previous years:


Aquarius Acupuncture
Best Made Co
Brooklyn Roots Veterinary Hospital
City Well Brooklyn
The Co Pilates
Daily Press
Dinosaurs BBQ
Dirty Precious

Element Healing
Fairway Market
Gowanus Souvenir Shop
Hazel Village
Inspire Movement Gyrotonic
Inspire Movement Life Coaching
King of Kings
Maglia Rosa

Runner and Stone
The Strand Bookstore
Squid Frames
Trestle Workshops
Whole Foods

Personal Donors:

Heather Darcy Bhandari
Abigail Groff Hernandez
Myra Kooy
Sharon Louden