Trestle Art Benefit 2017
The Trestle Art Benefit (TAB) is our annual fundraiser featuring artworks by local and national artists, silent auction items, and refreshments provided by local businesses. This year's goal is to raise $40,000 to support Trestle's residency programs, including Trestle's Curator-in-Residence, Trestle Open Studio Residency, and Visiting Artist Residency. Trestle Residencies are professional development programs that aims to provide space, community, & opportunities for emerging artists. These goals are achieved through six to twelve month residencies that include monthly advisor meetings, formal critiques, and studio visits with NYC curators and art world professionals, and opportunities to exhibit their work. TAB artworks will be on view in the gallery starting November 13th, and the benefit will take place Wednesday, November 29th 7-9pm. Ticket holders will select their favorite artwork, with VIP Art Lover ticket holders are able to make their selection on a first come first serve basis starting September 15th at 2PM when the TAB artwork webpage goes live.
About the Trestle Art Benefit:
The Trestle Art Benefit is a special annual celebration and opportunity for us to reflect on and promote the Trestle community. The event includes 50+ artworks exhibited online and hung in the gallery. VIP Art Lover ticket buyers can purchase their artwork as soon as the exhibition webpage goes live on 9/15. Art Lover ticket buyers will have the opportunity to claim their artwork on a first come first serve basis the night of the event. We are pleased to honor curator and arts leader Bill Carroll and featured artist Adrienne Tarver, a former Trestle studio resident, as our special guests at the event.
Benefit Artwork Provided by:
Hyun Jung Ahn, Kate Bae, Sarah Bednarek, Nelleke Beltjens, Hannah Berry, Mark Brosseau, Emily Burns, Susan Carr, Bill Carroll, Eddie Chu, Jessica Dalrymple, Beth Duerr, Diane Englander, Veronique Gambier, Sarbani Ghosh, Lauren Gidwitz, Enrico Gomez, Abigail Groff-Hernandez, Hanz Hancock & Patrick Morrissey, EJ Hauser, Daniel G. Hill, Eric Hougen, Rhia Hurt, Will Hutnick, Allison Kaufman, Christina Kelly, Katherine Keltner, Richard Kessler, Katerina Lanfranco, Paul Loughney, Hannah Lutz Winkler, Re McBride, Chip McCall, Katherine Murdock, Steven Nedboy, Mary Negro, Jen Nista, Alex Paik, Andrew Parkinson, Francesca Pastine, Mel Prest, Mari Renwick, Mary Schiliro, Skye Asta Schirmer, Polly Shindler, Marcy Sperry, Melissa Staiger, Kirk Stoller, Austin Thomas, Anthony Tino, Carlos Torres-Machado, Denise Treizman, Annie Trincot, Jannell Turner, Wendy White, Jeanne Wilkinson, Bea Wolert, Heidi Yockey, Seldon Yuan, and more!
From left to right: Kirk Stoller, untitled (liberty), 2017; Denise Treizman, Untitled, 2017; Alex Paik, Improvisation #3 for Equilateral Triangle (Open), 2016; Wendy White, Maxine (green), 2017; Francesca Pastine, Time and Money #10, 2016; Kate Bae, On Top of the Glacier You Can Feel the Islands From, 2017
$750 VIP Art Lover ticket, allows you to move to the front of the line to choose your artwork by purchasing online. Two tickets to the TAB event, where your artwork will be on view and ready to pick up. Price increases to $800 after 11/13/17 (Most popular tickets. Artworks can be shipped after 11/29 + shipping and handling).
$500 Art Lover ticket, includes choice of an artwork still available on November 29th at the TAB event, and two entries to the party. The Artwork selection is made, first come first served. Price increases to $550 after 11/13/17
$100 Party ticket includes one entry to the party with no art. Price increases to $125 after 11/13/17 (A great way to bring a friend and show your support for Trestle).
Five VIP Art Lover Tickets for $3000 ($750 off) or Four Art Lover Tickets for $1500 ($500 off)
Post Event Sale starting November 30th: Benefit extension art sale prices are $500. After the event, unclaimed artworks will remain on the purchase web page and continue to be promoted as an extended art sale after the event. Each artwork will be on sale for $500 each. (Collector discounts apply when appropriate).
All ticket buyers will become Friends of Trestle for the year, which entitles them to perks like discounts on classes and free entry to art talks.
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 - 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 Kiljunen - 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 - Francesca 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 Seppey - Vicki Sher - Polly Shindler - Sophia Sobers - Marcy Sperry - Melissa Staiger - Oriane Stender - Ann Tarantino - Adrienne Tarver - Kristin Texeira - Anthony Tino - Victoria Tinsley - Denise Treizman - Jeanne Wilkinson - Harold Wortsman + more!