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The Auction of A Thousand Faces

From the whimsical to the sublime, the human (and not so human) forms represented in this year’s Benefit Art Auction are sure to breathe new life to your home or office. “Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The face is a … [more]


Auction Jewelry Shines in 2020

What do a prairie brooch and an intergalactic ring have in common? They are both stunning pieces of art that you can wear from this year’s Benefit Art Auction Exhibition jewelry collection. Bid online through July 18 and support FREE EXHIBITIONS ALL YEAR LONG! Want to learn about the artists? View our catalogue for bios.


Seeing Red at the Auction

Get ready to roll out the virtual red carpet for these simmering pieces of art in this year’s Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Bid online through July 18 and support FREE EXHIBITIONS ALL YEAR LONG! Want to learn about the artists? View our catalogue for bios.  


Introducing the Animals of the 2020 Benefit Art Auction

Who will take up the mantle and be this year’s Big Chicken social media sensation? Browse through our online catalogue and pick your faves! From gorillas to birds to bulls, this exhibition is full of creatures to choose from – some playful, others majestic and perhaps even a few with a hint of menace… Bid … [more]


Screen capture of a man and a woman in an art studio.

Brenda Lichman, Ted Adler with Bede Clark and Julia Galloway

This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists through online conversations about work of art they have in their homes. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do. Brenda Lichman grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where she developed an early interest in art and the handmade object.  She … [more]


Luke Dubois and Jonathan Allen

Ever wonder what artwork artists live with? This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists through online conversations about work of art they have in their homes. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, … [more]


Screenprint of silhouetted swimmers in a lake at sunset.

Leslie Kay & LFK Press Produce Prints with a Purpose

Twenty years ago artist and printmaker Leslie Kay spray-painted a stencil spelling out “LFK” and a brand was born. These days, with its sunflower design and slightly subversive message, LFK has become a pitch-perfect representation of the city it describes. But LFK merchandise is just a small portion of the work Kay (aka Leslie Kuluva) … [more]


Jeremy Kane and the Thrift Store Painting

Ever wonder what artwork artists live with? This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists through online conversations about work of art they have in their homes. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do.   “Junior” Jeremy Kane received his MFA from Ohio University in 2003; he … [more]


Lithograph of an eagle grasping eggs being protected by a snake.

Auction Spotlight: Luis Jimenez “Eagle & Snake”

Now up for silent bidding, Luis Jimenez’s “Eagle & Snake” is a beautiful 32.25 x 43.25″ Lithograph that references archetypal images from Mexican and American history and culture. Bid online thru July 18 and support FREE exhibitions all year-long! ABOUT THE ARTIST Luis Jimenez (1940-2006) was an American artist of Mexican descent who created monumental … [more]


A man speaks into a microphone in front of an audience.

Flashback Friday: Early Days of the Benefit Art Auction

The first Benefit Art Auction took place in the Carnegie Building and set the stage to support free exhibitions for 40 years strong. Board members provided snacks, artists were communicated with by phone or in-person visits, and the collars were a little bit larger, but the heart of the event remains the same- a time … [more]