From left to right: Will Hutnick,  Nature Poem , 2017; Bill Carroll,  NYC 588 , 2014; Mel Prest,  Ocean Cloud , 2015

From left to right: Will Hutnick, Nature Poem, 2017; Bill Carroll, NYC 588, 2014; Mel Prest, Ocean Cloud, 2015

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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

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 10/15/17 (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 10/15/17

$100 Party ticket includes one entry to the party with no art. Price increases to $125 after 10/15/17 (A great way to bring a friend and show your support for Trestle).

Group Discounts:
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 interdisciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation. 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 internationally, 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), Brooklyn Art Space/ Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn and the Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Program. Recent notable press about her work includes features in Blouin Art Info, HyperAllergic, Whitewall Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine and ArtNetNews among others. She was also selected as one of “14 Emerging Female Artists to watch in 2017” by ArtNet. In addition to her studio practice, Adrienne is the Director of Art & Design at Harlem School of the Arts as well as a Residency Advisor 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.

Our Sponsors:

Squid Frames
     official framing sponsor

Moore Brother's Wine
   official wine sponsor

Silent Auction Items Provided by:
Daily Press
Hazel Village
King of Kings
Maglia Rosa
The Strand
Signed Copy of The Artist As Culture Producer by Sharon Louden

Benefit Comittee

Emily Giacoman
Mary Negro
Mel Prest
Zeena Rao
Jannell Turner
Krish Uy-Raneses

Live music provided by:

Emma Dayhuff, Bassist
Flavio Silva, guitarist

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 AliotoMeg Atkinson - Emily Auchincloss - Brandy BajaliaGeorge Belcher - Lauren Bierly - Katherine BradfordHedwig BrouckaertEmily BurnsJessica CannonMelissa CapassoBill CarrollCecile Chong - Sarah Comfort - Charlotte Corini - Eddie Chu - Jaynie CrimminsRaphael Fenton-SpaidNatalie Fisk - MaDora FreyVeronique GambierHeather Garland - Lauren Gidwitz - Elizabeth Gilfilen - Antonietta Grassi - Abigail Groff Hernandez - Catherine HaggartyTerence Hannum - Clarity Haynes - Jeanne Heifetz - Meredith HoffheinsErik HougenRhia HurtWill HutnickMichael Hyder - Samuel JablonSara Jones - Owen Karrel - Nils Karsten - Christina Kelly - Anna Kiljunen - Amanda Konishi - Myra Kooy Katerina Lanfranco - Paul Loughney - Sandra Mack-Valencia - Katrina Majkut - Mary MalcolmAllison MaletzRachel Malin - Max ManningTali Margolin - Steven Mayer - Re McBride - Laura Mosquera Steven NedboyMary Negro - Alexis Neider - Jen Nista - Francesca Pastine - Jessica Perelman - Sarah Nicole Phillips - Alan PrazniakMel PrestTom Prinsell - Kaveri Raina - Jenna Ransom - Jean RimLibby RosaJames Rose - Annette Rusin - Seth ScantlenSkye Schirmer - Viviane Rombaldi Seppey - Vicki Sher - Polly ShindlerSophia Sobers - Marcy Sperry - Melissa Staiger Oriane StenderAnn Tarantino - Adrienne TarverKristin Texeira - Anthony Tino - Victoria TinsleyDenise Treizman Jeanne Wilkinson - Harold Wortsman + more!