4th ANNUAL TRANSFORMER SILENT AUCTION & BENEFIT PARTY A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
Many thanks to all of the Artists, our Host Committee, Sponsors, and Guests for making the 4th Annual Transformer Benefit Party our BEST fundraising event yet!
The 4th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party on Saturday, November 17 was the latest and greatest in what has become a much-anticipated, fun and fabulous way to support DC's top artist-centered visual arts organization.
With sold out attendance just weeks into publicly announcing the event, Transformer's Board and Staff are so incredibly pleased to share that this year's Auction grossed a little over $150,000 - with 1/3 of proceeds going directly to participating Auction artists!! In addition to supporting artists through the event itself, the auction provides essential support for Transformer's year-round programming, exhibitions, and services for emerging artists and the community.
We were thrilled to hold this year's Auction at Halcyon House in the gorgeous studio of Washington's leading sculptor, John Dreyfuss. Many thanks to John, and all of the staff at Halcyon House for their wonderful support.
In addition to viewing and bidding on an eclectically curated mix of artworks by over 100 of Washington's top contemporary visual artists, guests were dancing to the beats of Djs Yellow Fever, Kalani of Punami Sound System, and Kid Congo Powers. Delicious complimentary hors d'oeuvres, ginger martinis, wine and beer were served throughout the evening provided by some of DC's finest restaurants, including: Bombay Club, Buck's Fishing & Camping, Cafe Saint-Ex, Comet Ping-Pong, Hook, Jaleo, Leopold's Kafe, Mate, Perry's, Rosa Mexicano, Sea Catch, Viridian and Zaytinya as well as Paisley Fig and Melt Catering.
Special thanks to Saied Azali of Perry's and his three sushi chefs for preparing and presenting fresh tuna and salmon sashimi on site!