Special Events

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Regional Flair Live & Silent Auction

Asbury Hall at Babeville

During a prolonged moment of Buffalo and Western New York resurgence, one of the city's oldest contemporary art centers reiterates its connection to place with a 41st anniversary auction of work by artists currently living and working in Western New York. All the participating artists have had some connection with Hallwalls over the years—exhibitions, special events, board membership, drawing rallies—and will illustrate, through 30 live auction and 20 silent auction works, the wide diversity of artistic activity in the region. The auction will include works of painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture from emerging, mid-career, and senior artists.

Appropriately, the event has been titled Regional Flair.

Hallwalls was founded on Buffalo's West Side in late 1974 by a group of young visual artists (some still students at the time) including Diane Bertolo, Charles Clough, Nancy Dwyer, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, and Michael Zwack. They began handing work on the walls in the hall between the studios of Clough and Longo and from the beginning, their focus was always inclusive and interdisciplinary, featuring visual artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and video and performance artists. From its inception, their programmatic eyes perceived work from everywhere as part of their over-arching missions—the international, the national, New York State, and the artists of Western New York.

Tickets are $40 each or 2 for $70, and are available online at www.hallwalls.org, or by calling Hallwalls at 716-854-1694.

The open bar will include signature cocktails, champagne, wine, beer, and a selection of hors d'oeuvres served throughout the event. Doors open at 7 pm for an hour-long for preview of the artworks; the live auction begins promptly at 8 pm. DJ Undersound will be spinning tunes before and after the live auction.



View the Regional Flair Auction Catalog online now.


Live Auction:

Bruce Adams, Jozef Bajus, Lawrence Brose, Barbara Buckman, Kyle Butler, Jay Carrier, Charles Clough, Denton Crawford, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Fotini Galanes, Pam Glick, Amy Greenan, George Afedzi Hughes, Richard Huntington, Bruce Jackson, John Jennings, Joan Linder, Alicia Malik, Michael Mararian, Julian Montague, Shasti O'Leary Soudant, Cathy Pardike, Joseph Piccillo, Eileen Pleasure, Alberto Rey, Stacey Robinson, Jason Seeley, Peter Sowiski, Rodney Taylor and virocode.

Silent Auction:

Mary Begley, Marie-Claire Bozant, Joel Brenden, Tricia Butski, Caitlin Cass, Emily Churco, Jack Edson, Patrick Foran, Bobby Griffiths, Phil Hastings, Tom Holt, Pat Kewley, Mark Lavatelli, Catherine Linder Spencer, Nancy J. Parisi, Kathleen Sherin, Carol Siracuse, Chuck Tingley, Alfonso Volo, and Patrick Willett.

Our special guest auctioneer will be Tiffany DuMouchelle, who is both a soprano specializing in contemporary repertoire and a professor of vocal performance in the UB Music Dept., and whose family has been in the fine art auction business in the Detroit area since 1927.

This year we also have a raffle component, limited to 100 raffle tickets, $100 each.

Buy Raffle Tickets online now.

There are 4 chances to win an artwork, each valued at more than $100.

1st Prize: Robert Longo, Untitled (Tiger Head 2), digital pigment print, "AP 3/5 for Hallwalls Benefit", 2014. value $15,000.
2nd Prize: C. Clough & R. Longo, Prototype for a Fundraiser for Hallwalls, cast aluminum, ed. 10/25 1976/2013, value $2500.
3rd Prize: John Jennings, portfolio of 40th Anniversary Posters, 2014. Value $250.
4th Prize: Jesse Webber, you can't smoke in here mr corbusier, you'll burn this mother down, print, 33/100, 2008. Value $150.