Trestle Art Benefit 2017

The Trestle Art Benefit is our annual fundraiser featuring artworks by local and national artists, and silent auction items and refreshments donated by local businesses. Our goal is to raise $40,000 to develop our residency programs both in scope and amenities. The available artworks will be on view in the gallery beginning November 13th, with the benefit taking place November 29th 7-9pm. Ticket holders will select their favorite artwork, with VIP ticket holders awarded first choice. Our 2017 honorees are Bill Carroll, long time NY Arts Leader, and Adrienne Tarver, our featured artist.


About our Honorees:

(Above: A sampling of recent works by Adrienne Tarver)

Adrienne Tarver is an artist that makes paintings, photographs and installations. She has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from Boston University in Painting. She has exhibited and taught in cities across the US and Australia, and has attended residencies around the world including Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers in South Africa; Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont (receiving the Pavlis Fellowship), the League Residency at Vyt in Sparkill, NY (receiving the Distinguished Artist Fellowship) and Brooklyn Art Space/ Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. In addition to her studio practice, Adrienne is a dedicated arts administrator working for The Center for Arts Education as well as the Residency Coordinator at Trestle Gallery.


Bill Carroll is presently the Director of the Studio Program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Mr. Carroll has been involved with the New York art world for more than 25 years.  In the 1980’s he worked for the Dia Art Foundation and The Brooklyn Museum. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery from 1987 to 1995 and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery from 1996 to 2005.  Bill has curated numerous exhibitions with artists such as Mary Heilmann, Jonathan Lasker, Ken Price, Chris Martin, Marilyn Minter and Juan Usle. He received his BFA is from Pratt Institute, and after completing his MFA at Queens College in 2007, he taught a Professional Practice course to MFA students at Parsons the New School for Design.  At the same time he was consulting for private clients and worked as the Grants Administrator for the Nancy Graves Foundation.  He has lectured at NYFA, Bard College, Cranbrook Academy of Art, NYU, Pratt Institute, and SVA.  Recently he has been exhibiting his own paintings and was reviewed in Art in America.

In 2016 we were pleased to honor curator and arts leader Heather Bhandari, and featured artist Melissa Staiger as special guests at the event. We hope that you will join us for the exciting and important event next year at Trestle Gallery for our Art Benefit happening November 29, 2017.

2016 Participating Artists:

Ashley Alioto - Meg Atkinson - Emily Auchincloss - Brandy Bajalia - George Belcher - Lauren Bierly - Katherine Bradford - Hedwig Brouckaert - Emily Burns - Jessica Cannon - Melissa Capasso - Bill Carroll - Cecile Chong - Sarah Comfort - Charlotte Corini - Eddie Chu - Sarah Comfort  -Jaynie Crimmins - Raphael Fenton-Spaid - Natalie Fisk - MaDora Frey - Veronique Gambier - Heather Garland - Lauren Gidwitz - Elizabeth Gilfilen - Antonietta Grassi - Abigail Groff Hernandez - Catherine Haggarty - Terence Hannum - Clarity Haynes - Jeanne Heifetz - Meredith Hoffheins - Erik Hougen - Rhia Hurt - Will Hutnick - Michael Hyder - Samuel Jablon - Sara Jones - Owen Karrel - Nils Karsten - Christina Kelly - Anna Kilijunen - Amanda Konishi - Myra Kooy - Katerina Lanfranco - Paul Loughney - Sandra Mack-Valencia - Katrina Majkut - Mary Malcolm - Allison Maletz - Rachel Malin - Max Manning - Tali Margolin - Steven Mayer - Re McBride - Laura Mosquera - Steven Nedboy - Mary Negro - Alexis Neider - Jen Nista - Francesa Pastine - Jessica Perelman - Sarah Nicole Phillips - Alan Prazniak - Mel Prest - Tom Prinsell - Kaveri Raina - Jenna Ransom - Jean Rim - Libby Rosa - James Rose - Annette Rusin - Seth Scantlen - Skye Schirmer - Viviane Rombaldi Seppy - Vicki Sher - Polly Shindler - Sophia Sobers - Marcy Sperry - Melissa Staiger - Oriane Stender - Ann Tarantino - Adrienne Tarver - Kristin Texeira - Anthony Tino - Victoria Tinsley - Denise Triezman - Jeanne Wilkinson - Harold Wortsman + more!