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65th Anniversary Bray Benefit Auction and "50's Flashback" Brickyard Bash June 11–July 23, 2016
Brickyard Bash

Join us as we celebrate this milestone for the Bray during our 65th Anniversary Bray Benefit Auction and “50’s Flashback” Brickyard Bash on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 6 pm. This year we are taking it back to the beginning with a 1950’s theme . . . the Rock’n’Roll of Elvis Presley and Little Richard . . . TV shows like I Love Lucy and Leave it to Beaver . . . hot rods and drive-ins . . . Barbie, hula hoops and Play-Doh . . . Bring your poodle skirts, blue suede shoes and muscle cars and get ready to kick off the next 65 years of ceramic excellence at the Archie Bray Foundation.

The Bray Benefit Auction—including Cup, Silent and Live Auctions—showcases work from more than 120 ceramic artists. Beginning on June 16, all auction items will go on display in conjunction with the opening reception for the 2016 Resident Artists Exhibition; bidding on the cup and silent auction items will begin the same day.


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 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.


Thank you to all those who made the Bray's 65th Anniversary Auction and Brickyard Bash a success. Special thanks to the auction donors, volunteers, board of directors, residents and staff for their hard work.


2016 Participating Artists
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Live Auction Silent Auction Cup Auction

Chris Antemann
John Balistreri
Josh DeWeese
Julia Galloway
Andrea Gill
Chris Gustin
Robert Harrison
David Hiltner
Ayumi Horie
Sarah Jaeger
Tony Marsh
Richard Notkin
Zemer Peled
Mark Pharis
Lindsay Pichaske
Michael Sherrill
Chris Staley
Jason Walker
Patti Warashina
Christina West
SunKoo Yuh

With Collaborative Artwork By:
Beth Lo &
Steven Young Lee

Alessandro Gallo &
Beth Cavener

Kurt Weiser &
Sam Chung

Jennifer Allen
Crista Ann Ames
Linda Arbuckle
Wally Bivins
Birdie Boone
Joe Bova
Jeremy Briddell
Hannah Cameron
Jeff Campana
Sunshine Cobb
Nathan Craven
Alanna DeRocchi
Chris Dufala
Sanam Emami
Adam Field
Erin Furimsky
Lauren Gallaspy
John Gill
Andrew Gilliatt
Mel Griffin
Perry Haas
Kenyon Hansen
Jeremy Hatch
Mark Hewitt
David Hicks
Giselle Hicks
Trey Hill
Miranda Howe
Tom Jaszczak
Peter Christian Johnson
Matt Kelleher
Myungjin Kim
Heesoo Lee
Linda Lopez
Tyler Lotz
Matthew Metz
Sean O'Connell
Brooks Oliver
Kyungmin Park
David Peters
Chris Pickett
Joseph Pintz
Joanna Powell
Chris Riccardo
Amanda Salov
Shoji Satake
Deborah Schwartzkopf
Brad Schwieger
Bobby Silverman
Sandy Simon
Kevin Snipes
John Souter
Shoko Teruyama
John Utgaard
Mallory Wetherell
Bill Wilkey
Tara Wilson
Rosalie Wynkoop
Kensuke Yamada

Kurt Anderson
Chuck Aydlett
Sandy Blain
Robert Brady
Jessica Brandl
Ben Carter
Marc Digeros
Jana Evans
Maggie Finlayson
Donna Flanery
Mike Gesiakowski
Steven Godfrey
Martha Grover
Jeni Hansen Gard
Kyle Johns
Ben Krupka
Simon Levin
Matt Long
Alleghany Meadows
Ron Meyers
Peter Morgan
Courtney Murphy
Kelly O'Briant
Bonilyn Parker
Joanna Powell
Hide Sadohara
Yoko Sekino-Bové
Lauren Smith
Michelle Summers
Karen Swyler
Kwok Pong Tso
Shalene Valenzuela
Eric Van Eimeren
Gwendolyn Yoppolo

65th Anniversary Benefit Auction and "50's Flashback" Brickyard Bash
Saturday, July 23rd
6:00 pm-Celebration Begins
7:00 pm-Cup Auction Closes
7:15 pm-Silent Auction Closes
7:30 pm-Live Auction Begins, Presentation of the Meloy Stevenson Award
Brickyard Bash to follow. Live Music by the Big Sky Mudflaps with special guests from Salsa Loca

Hope to see you there!

In advance: $20
At the door: $20 members/$25 nonmembers
Ticket includes admission to the auction, appetizers and drinks during the auction closings and live auction.
Food by Bad Betty's Barbecue, beer and wine will be served no-host during the Bash.

Advanced tickets may be purchased in Helena at Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail; Benny’s Bistro; Hawthorn Bottle Shop & Tasting Room; Sole Sisters; or by contacting the Bray North Gallery at 406/443-3502 ext.18 beginning June 17.

Unable to attend?
Participate in the auctions by proxy bidding. Click here for more details >