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12th Annual Resident Benefit Auction and Brickyard Bash
Brickyard Bash

The Brickyard Bash began in 1984 to celebrate the purchase of the Bray family brickyard and to thank the community for its’ support. Under the direction of Kurt Weiser, the acquisition of 25 acres allowed for new studios, improvement to the clay business facilities, and according to Weiser, opportunities for the residents to “stretch out and do things they never did before”.

The Annual Scholarship Benefit Auction attracts artists, collectors and life long supporters of the Bray from around the country. Artwork from over 70 ceramic artists is included in our live, silent and cup auctions. This is the Bray’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps support the residency program through the Resident Artist Scholarship Fund. The Bray’s residency program supports artists by offering rent-free studios, subsidized material and firing costs, as well as direct funding through fellowships and stipends. The auction items are on display for the duration of the exhibition with the bidding closing at the live auction celebration at the end of July.

This year, the closing reception, Live Auction and Brickyard Bash, took place Saturday, July 26th, 2008.


Live Auction Artists

Chris Antemann
Josh DeWeese
Steven Young Lee
Beth Lo
Warren MacKenzie
Richard Notkin
Jason Walker
Takeshi Yasuda
SunKoo Yuh
Ken Ferguson

Cup Auction Arists

Daniel Anderson
Linda Arbuckle
Robert Archambeau
Chris Baskin
Victoria Christen
Linda Christianson
Marc Digeros
Paul Eshelman
Claudia Fitch
Emily Free Wilson
Erin Furimsky
Martha Grover
Robert Harrison
Ayumi Horie
Jim Ibur
Cathi Jefferson
Eric Jensen
Steven Lee
Jill Oberman
Jess Parker
Penny Price Swanson
Friederike Rahn
Steven Roberts
Peter Scherzer
Andy Shaw
Chris Staley
Anna Stoysich
Sue Tirrell

Silent Auction Artists

Jennifer Allen
Daniel Anderson
Renee Audette
John Balistreri
Wally Bivins
Birdie Boone
Renee Brown
Michael Connelly
Anne Currier
Nicolas Darcourt
Donna Flanery
Jeremy Hatch
Ayumi Horie
Susannah Israel
Sarah Jaeger
Jim Koudelka
Minkyu Lee
Kirk Mangus
Paul Maseyk
Matthew Metz
Richard Notkin
Jeff Oestrich
Jess Parker
David Peters
Rick Pope
Anne Drew Potter
Stephen Robison
Brian Rochefort
Brad Schwieger
Linda Sikora
Bobby Silverman
Richard Swanson
Karen Swyler
Sandra Trujillo
Tom Turner
Eric Van Eimeren
Rosalie Wynkoop