Pittsburgh: April 18th Gallery Talk & Reception for Silver Eye Benefit Auction on April 29th

Silver Eye Center for Photography

Gallery Talk and Reception
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

“Get a behind the scenes look at the Auction and photographs up for bid by joining Ellen Fleurov, Silver Eye’s Executive Director, and Brian Lang, Curator, Corporate Art Collection, BNY Mellon, as they discuss the pleasures of collecting photography and highlight works in the Auction. Many of the local artists whose work is showcased will also be present. Free but RSVP requested; please contact 412.431.1810, ext. 12 or  jzipay@silvereye.org.”

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203-1109  [map]
Tel: 412.431.1810

2012 Benefit Auction and Brunch
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Event Tickets and Bidding
“Tickets are $75 per person and includes a day of great art, a silent auction, delectable food from Chef Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions, outstanding wines from Engine House No. 25, and signature cocktails from Boyd & Blair Vodka.

This event is always a sell-out, so purchase your tickets online today at the Auction website, www.biddingforgood.com/SilverEye. You can also order tickets by contacting Juliana Zipay at 412.431.1810, ext. 12 or at jzipay [at] silvereye.org.

Auction bidding online is now open through April 26th. The Auction website also features the Auction catalog, absentee bid instructions and forms, directions, and other information about the event.

Auction Preview (Online and In-Person)
This year’s Auction features a dazzling array of vintage and contemporary photographs, ranging from images by esteemed masters of photography to new work by the stars of tomorrow. You can view the work and bid online (check back often for new items added every week) or see the photographs in person at the Preview Exhibition now open through April 25, 2012.

Aaronel deRoy Gruber (1918-2011), whom we honor this year, is but one of the more than 40 artists in the Auction. You’ll also find great vintage and modern prints by Walker Evans, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Carrie Schneider, Scott Conarroe, Duane Michals, Ed Panar, Fran Forman, Henry J. Simonds, Akihiko Miyoshi, Rebecca Sittler, Daniel Kramer, Aaron Siskind, and Abelardo Morell, to name just a few.

Sara Friedlander, a specialist in Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s, New York, is the auctioneer for the afternoon.

New to the Auction this year are exclusive travel packages, tickets to theater, cultural and top-tier sporting event, and many more unique items and experience guaranteed to delight and surprise.

Buy Great Art and Invest in Silver Eye’s Future
Place your bid online now at www.biddingforgood.com/SilverEye or at the live event, knowing that you are helping support Pittsburgh’s nationally-acclaimed center for contemporary photography. See you at the Auction!

The fundraiser will be held at the Clear Story Studio on Pittsburgh’s historic Southside.”

Clear Story Studio
1931 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [map]

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