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Transformer proudly presents
The 6th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
November 7, 2009
7 – 10pm
The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW
Innovative, experimental, diverse, and hip – Transformer is at the nexus of DC’s cultural scene. As Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party provides essential support for this dynamic organization’s year-round programming, exhibitions, and services – and it’s a great party!
Transformer’s Annual Auction is an ideal way to begin or expand your art collection while connecting with a smart, sophisticated audience. This very special, one-night only event features an exciting array of over 125 artworks in a variety of mediums, dimensions and prices by more than 100 of DC's leading, emerging, and established artists. Click here to download a complete list of artists and artworks.
Expanding Transformer's mission of artist-centered programming and partnerships with cultural institutions, we are thrilled to have the Auction taking place at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Transformer is proud to have The Ambassador of Mexico, His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, and Mrs. Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan, as our first-time Diplomatic Chairs for this year’s Auction, along with Auction Co-Chairs Kate Damon, Xavier Equihua, Izette Folger, Janice Kim, and Peter Pappas. Click here for a list of our Auction Host Committee and Sponsors.
In addition to viewing and bidding on an eclectically curated mix of salon-style hung artworks, patrons are encouraged to groove to the beats of Djs Yellow Fever and special musical guests, while enjoying delicious complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer throughout the evening provided by some of DC's finest restaurants, including: Bar Pilar, Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar, Blue Ridge, Buck’s Fishing & Camping, Café Saint-Ex, Casa Oaxaca, Comet Ping Pong, The Commissary, Commonwealth Gastropub, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Kendall’s Cakes, Leopold’s Kafe + Konditorei, Logan Tavern, Mandu, Marvin, Matchbox, Melt Catering, On the Fly, Oyamel, Paisley Fig, Posto, Radius, Red Velvet Cupcakery, Room 11, Sonoma, Ulah Bistro, and Whole Foods.
With a growing reputation as an awesome party and fantastic opportunity for both beginning and seasoned collectors to purchase some of the best visual art DC has to offer, attendance to the auction is already close to sold out. Buy your tickets now! Attendance is $150 if received by 10.30.07; $175 after this date. Click here to download the Invitation PDF and Reply Card PDF.
Attendance is on a first paid, first secured basis – space is not guaranteed. All tickets must be purchased in advance of the Auction night. Tickets will not be sold at the event.
Proceeds from The 6th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party will match recent grant awards, directly supporting artists through artist honoraria, exhibition material coasts, and related programming support. In addition to supporting exhibitions, proceeds will support artists through the funding of Transformer programs such as The Exercises - a peer-mentorship program for emerging artists, as well as The Framework Panel Series, and our ongoing professional development work to help artists help themselves.