Transformer 13th Annual Silent Auction and Benefit Party

November 19, 2016 - November 19, 2016


T H A N K  Y O U to everyone who contributed to making Transformer’s 13th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party our best yet!

Transformer is so grateful to all of the participating Auction Artists for generously donating proceeds of their art sales to Transformer, as well as to our illustrious Host Committee, Host Committee Chairs, and many Sponsors for their incredible support in raising the necessary funds to help propel Transformer forward into our 2017 Exhibition Season.

Additional thanks the the Embassy of Italy, Auction Diplomatic Chairs Armando Varricchio and Mrs. Varricchio, and to American University’s Katzen Arts Center for hosting Transformer’s Auction.

Photo credit: Nick Klein 


13th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

Saturday, November 19, 2016

8 – 11 pm

American University’s Katzen Arts Center

Transformer’s primary fundraising event, the Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party, is an extension of our non-profit organization’s overall cutting-edge aesthetic. Regarded as the fall’s ‘not to be missed’ art event, our Annual Auction provides essential support for our comprehensive year-round exhibitions and educational programming.

A fantastic opportunity for both beginning and seasoned collectors to purchase some of DC’s best contemporary visual art, Transformer’s Auction brings together a smart and sophisticated guest list of artists, collectors, gallerists, entrepreneurs, and arts enthusiasts. Attendance has tripled since inception. Each year our Auction receives increased community and media attention, accompanied with sold-out attendance. More than 700 guests are anticipated to attend this year.

We are thrilled to present the 13th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party at the American University Katzen Arts Center, and honored to have The Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio and Mrs. Varricchio as our Auction Diplomatic Chairs. As part of 2016 cultural exchange programs with Italy, Transformer is excited to feature a special selection of 25+ contemporary artworks by Italian artists in this year’s Auction.

The Auction will feature 150+ artworks by emerging & established artists, nominated by a committee of their peer artists and arts leaders, including: Peter Chang, Artist & Co-Founder, No Kings Collective; Zoë Charltan, Artist & Co-Founder, sindikit; Tim Doud, Artist & Co-Founder, sindikit; Brandon Hill, Artist & Co-Founder, No Kings Collective; Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media, Asian Pacific American Center, Smithsonian; Renato Miracco, Cultural Attachè, Embassy of Italy Washington DC; Nora Müeller, Artist & Co-Founder, NoMüNoMü; Mike O'Brien, Artist & Producer, Hole in the Sky; Joe Orzal, Artist & Co-Founder, NoMüNoMü; Sheldon Scott, Artist, Curator & Transformer Board Member; Desiree Venn Frederic, Artist & Founder/Director, Nomad Yard Collective; and Transformer staff & Board of Directors.

Transformer’s Auction is supported by a diverse range of DC community and business leaders, as well as an illustrious Host Committee, chaired this year by: Shigeko Bork, Pam Bothwell, Barbara Black, Kate Damon, Carole Feld, Izette Folger, Andrea Hailey, Deborah Kalkstein, Janice Kim, Allison Marvin, Pilar O’Leary, Dana Rooney, Irene Roth, and Juliana Stein.