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Aug 02, 2012

9th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

You are cordially invited to attend

The 9th Annual  t r a n s f o r m e r  Silent Auction & Benefit Party

Friday, November 30, 2012

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street, NW

Featuring over 160 artworks by locally, nationally, and
internationally based emerging & established artists.

Savories, sweets, and drinks generously provided by several of
Washington DC's finest restaurants.

Music by DJs Yellow Fever + Special Guests!


$150 per person:  $175 after November 16th.
Advance Ticket Purchase is Required.

Auction proceeds benefit  t r a n s f o r m e r  exhibitions & programs.


As Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Partyis an extension of our overall cutting edge aesthetic.  Providing essential support for Transformer’s dynamic year-round programming, exhibitions, and services – our Annual Auction is one of the most exciting events of the fall arts season celebrated by a diverse range of artists, collectors, gallerists, entrepreneurs, and arts enthusiasts.

Last year, Kate Oczypok, The Washington Scene writer for The Hill interviewed renowned international art collectors and long time Transformer supporters Heather & Tony Podesta, who highly recommended Transformer’s Annual Auction as a great event to purchase work and build your art collection: “There’s a lot of very good younger artists out there and their work is inexpensive,” he said. “For the price of a night on the town you can get a great piece of art instead.”

Many thanks to our Diplomatic Chair, The Ambassador of Spain, His Excellency Ramón Gil-Casares.

Additional thanks to the Embassy of Spain's professional network SPAIN RED
for their collaboration with Transformer in featuring works by emerging
Spanish artists in the Auction this year.

For more information, please visit our
9th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party webpage here.

Images of selected works in the 2012 Auction (l. to r.): 
Andrew Kozlowski, Bag, 2010; Veronika Marquez, Camila (self portrait), 2010; Ryan Hill, Untitled (Detail), 2012; Akemi Maegawa, Spring Daruma, 2012; Maggie Michael, Library of Congress Series: Sacred and Undeniable Self-Evident (Thomas Jefferson’s edits to The Declaration of Independence) Red Wedge, 2012


Aug 01, 2012

ReMixed Messages, Transformer exhibition collaboration with Visual AIDS - Closing Reception

On View Through August 4, 2012

Fathom Gallery, 1333 14th St, NW, WDC 20005

CLOSING RECEPTION: Thursday, August 2, 6-8pm
6:30pm Remarks by artist Tim Tate and Don Blanchon, Executive Director of Whitman-Walker Health

ReMixed Messages - curated by John Chaich for legendary NY based non-profit arts organization Visual AIDS - features over thirty text-based works reflecting reactions to and connections through HIV/AIDS across generations.

The ReMixed Messages closing reception is being made possible by the generous support of the Logan Circle Community Association. 

And, catering generously donated by SweetGreen.


Full details of the ReMixed Messages exhibition, including press release, exhibition catalogue, and more, can be found here.

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday, July 31 - Saturday, August 4: 11-3pm