Art for Haiti Silent Auction


Analia Saban, Shed, 2009 Acrylic on and off canvas 10.5 x 10 in. Value: $1,200. Courtesy of Thomas Solomon Gallery and the artist.

Art for Haiti, a silent auction organized by eleven Los Angeles art galleries will be held this evening at the Mandrake from 7pm-9pm.  All funds raised are 100% tax-deductible and will go directly to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. Opening bids will be starting as low as $100 and bidding in the sale is a wonderful way to support an urgent cause and snap up a well-vetted work of contemporary art.

Local galleries involved include:

Zach Feuer Gallery, Kim Light/LightBox, Honor Fraser Gallery, Patrick Painter Inc, Ooga Booga, Kinkead Contemporary, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Robert Berman Gallery, Marc Richards Gallery, Kopeikin Gallery, Cherry and Martin Gallery, and Thomas Solomon Gallery

The emerging and mid-career artists represented in the silent auction include:

Justin Lieberman, Sayre Gomez, Brian Bress, Chris Churchill, Maha Saab, Michael Gregg Michaud, Yuval Pudik, Joe Yaeger, Jim Drain, Sage Vaughn, James Welling, David Hendren, Thaddeus Strode, Alika Cooper, Samantha Fields, Gustavo Godoy, Victoria Neel, Cameron Gray, Eric Yahnker, Lester Monzon, Marnie Weber, Jim Shaw, Marlene Carroll, Josh Atlas, Taidgh O’Neill, Stephen Floyd, Michael Dopp, Britton Tolliver, Samantha Magowan, Comora Tolliver, Kathy Rudin, Penelope Gottlieb, William Pope.L, TF Tolhurst, Maurizio DeMarfil, Analia Saban, Drew Heitzler, Justin Beal, Max Maslansky, Steven Hull, Angela Dufresne, and Ellwood T. Ris.

From the Los Angeles Times, here are some additional cultural organizations hosting benefits for victims of the earthquake in Haiti:

  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra (1/19): The symphony will be accepting donations on behalf of The American Red Cross International Response Fund at its free community concert at 7 p.m. at Seattle’s Mercer Middle School.
  • Songs for Haiti (1/21): This Portland, Ore., concert aims to raise upward of $25,000 for the Haiti disaster relief efforts of Mercy Corps. The concert, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Aladdin Theater, will feature Pink Martini pianist Thomas Lauderdale and members of Portland’s Cello Project.
  • National Symphony Orchestra (1/22): Proceeds from the 8 p.m. performance by the NSO in Washington, D.C., will go to the Haiti Relief and Development Fund of the American Red Cross.
  • San Francisco Boys Chorus (1/24): Proceeds from the 5 p.m. concert will go to the Catholic Relief Services Haiti Response Fund. The concert will feature the SFBC with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, along with members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus.

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