Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.


Mid-Summer Drawing Rally & Silent Auction

Asbury Hall in Babeville

drawing by Patrick Foran
Hallwalls' 10th drawing rally since 2012!
The premise is simple: curator John Massier invites 36 artists to draw LIVE in Asbury Hall in one of two successive 45 minute drawing sessions. Following each round of drawing, works are available for a 30 minute silent auction with opening bids a lowly $39.

Do not be deceived by the brevity of the occasion—all participating artists come to represent and typically make astounding works. A great occasion to see work made, bid on it, and buy something for your burgeoning collection.

Participating artists run the gamut in style and experience from emerging to mid career to well established. There is never a theme. We invite artists to draw whatever they like. Each rally includes both returning champs AND new participants.

Drawing times are FIRM. They are not approximate "Buffalo time."

First round: 7:15 to 8pm
Second round: 8:15 to 9pm

Two separate counters projected on stage tell artists and audience the times remaining in both drawing and bidding.

Accept no substitutes. This is where you want to be on the last Wednesday in July.

Cash Bar. Specialty Cocktails. Music from ABCDJ.


Bruce AdamsLily BoothJoel BrendenKyle ButlerTricia ButskiMillie ChenEmily ChurcoMatt CraneEl Yames • Eric Evinczak • Sarah Fonzi • Patrick ForanFotini Galanes • Timothy Genco • Sussan Giallombardo • Pam GlickBobby GriffithsMichael HannaMickey HarmonJoyce HillPat KewleyRob LynchAlicia Malik • Pedro Manuel • Michael MararianCandace Keegan Masters • Esther NeisenAlicia Paolucci • J Tim Raymond • Jaime Schmidt • Katherine SehrCarol Case SiracuseMark Snyder • Jonathan Stafford • Adam Weekley • Mary Wyrick

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from May. 10, 2019
through Jun. 28, 2019

Ashley Smith
Three Fold Form

Inspired by Jungian psychology and mythology, Ashley Smith's process is an alchemical cauldron where personal narratives about womanhood, motherhood, research about art, stories, and myths of the wild woman archetype who represents the instinctive nature of woman are boiled together and transmuted to create abstract sculptural forms and installations that sprout from the wall and grow from the ground.

Stephanie Rohlfs
Put One Over

Rohlfs' work springboards from a clean surface appearance and concise formal gestures into a hybridized set of works that make the artist seem part minimalist, part colorist, part humorist. Rohlfs' sculptural gestures are so adroitly specific and contained that each element—a field of color, a drooping form, a slab of shelving—takes on more imminent and emphatic articulation ...