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16th annual Bray Benefit Auction and Brickyard Bash
June 21–July 28, 2012
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 Bray Benefit Auction attracts artists, collectors and life long supporters of the Bray from around the country. Artwork from over 80 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. 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 and Brickyard Bash at the end of July.

This year, the closing reception, Live Auction and Brickyard Bash, took place on Saturday, July 28th, 2012.

2012 Participating Artists
Click on the names below to view artwork and final bids
Live Auction
Daniel Anderson
John Balistreri
Josh DeWeese
Julia Galloway
Robert Harrison
Ayumi Horie
Sarah Jaeger
Steven Young Lee
Beth Lo
Paul Mathieu
Richard Notkin
Liz Quackenbush
Richard Shaw
Bobby Silverman
Patti Warashina
Kurt Weiser
Rosalie Wynkoop

Silent Auction
Dean Adams
Christa Assad
Chuck Aydlett
Nicholas Bivins
Wally Bivins
Sally Brogden
Jeff Campana
Andrew Casto
Linda Christianson
Alanna DeRocchi
Jana Evans
Emily Free Wilson
Steven Godfrey
Mel Griffin
Martha Grover
Kenyon Hansen
Jeremy Hatch
David Hiltner
Amanda Jaffe
Charles Jahn
Walter Keeler
Ben Krupka
Matt Long
George McCauley
Courtney Murphy
Aaron Nelson
Jill Oberman
Sean O'Connell
David Peters
Lindsay Pichaske
Jonathan Read
Peter Scherzer
Brad Schwieger
Kevin Snipes
Elizabeth Sparks
Richard Swanson
Karen Swyler
Lilly Zuckerman

Cup Auction
Nicholas Bivins
Birdie Boone
Amanda Bray
Sunshine Cobb
Mark Digeros
Kowkie Durst
Sanam Emami
Jana Evans
Donna Flanery
Shanna Fliegel
Jacob Foran
Bobby Free
Andrew Gilliatt
Silvie Granatelli
Kenyon Hansen
Giselle Hicks
Miranda Howe
Janice Jakielski
Tom Jaszczak
Peter Christian Johnson
Matthew Kelleher
Steven Young Lee
Alleghany Meadows
Melissa Mencini
Priscilla  Mouritzen
Sean O'Connell
Jess Parker
Steven Roberts
Irene Saito
Emily Schroeder Willis
Adam Shiverdecker
Albion Stafford
Shoko Teruyama
Sue Tirrell
John Williams
Tara Wilson