Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


A Mid Summer Night's Draw: Drawing Rally & Silent Auction

drawing by Caitlin Cass
36 artists drawing live in two 45 minute sessions

Your chance to Watch, Bid, & Buy!
Opening Bids begin at $39.

Cash bar
Admission $5
Music from ABCDJ

Vinny AlejandroJulia BottomsKristin Brandt Joel BrendenKyle ButlerCaitlin CassEmily ChurcoSylvia Fahey-KleindinstBob FlemingFotini GalanesBobby GriffithsRich GouinlockAlexandra GrisantiChad GrohmanMickey HarmonBarbara HartAshley JohnsonTerri Katz KasimovDot KellerEli KelleyPat KewleyIris KirkwoodGreg KuppingerMark LavatelliSarah LiddellMichael MararianMJ MyersAlicia PaolucciJennifer RyanChuck Tingley John Van HoutenEdreys WajedMike WestMuhammed Zaman

For the 14th time since February 2012, Hallwalls presents its twice-yearly drawing rally event, mid-summer edition. Invited artists will draw live in two 45 minute rounds, with silent auction of all drawings following each round. With opening bids set at an affordable $39, guests should not expect that all works will be bid too high to win a piece. While a Bill Maggio drawing set a drawing rally record in February 2018 by going for $750, works are won at all levels—from $39 to $50 to $150 and many points in between. It is the IDEAL situation for a budding collector or drawing enthusiast.

As of this rally, one two artists have participated in each one—Fotini Galanes and Alicia Paolucci—though there are many returning champs who have dotted the rally landscape—Kyle Butler, Emily Churco, Mickey Harmon, Pat "King" Kewley, Joel Brenden, Mark Lavatelli, among others. At the same time, nearly one third of participating artists this round are brand new to the drawing rally fold.

It remains, for some, their favorite Buffalo art event—come check it out and see why.

t: 716-854-1694
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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 ...