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21st annual Bray Benefit Auction and "Garden Party" Brickyard Bash
June 15–July 22, 2017

Brickyard Bash

Join us as we celebrate the Bray during our 21st annual Bray Benefit Auction and “Garden Party” Brickyard Bash on Saturday, July 22, beginning at 6 pm.

The Bray Benefit Auction—including Cup, Silent and Live Auctions—showcases work from more than 80 ceramic artists. Beginning on June 15, all auction items will go on display in conjunction with the opening reception for the 2017 Resident Artists Exhibition; bidding on the cup and silent auction items will begin the same day.

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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.

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Live Auction and "Garden Party" Brickyard Bash

Saturday, July 22nd
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 to Marga Lincoln
Brickyard Bash to follow. Live Music by the Big Sky Mudflaps with special guests from Salsa Loca

Tickets:
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, the Waffle Wagon, beer and wine will be served no-host during the Bash.

Advanced tickets may be purchased online or in Helena at Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail; Birds and Beasleys; Hawthorn Bottle Shop & Tasting Room; Gulch Distillers; Ten Mile Creek Brewery or by contacting the Bray North Gallery at 406/443-3502 ext.18.

Click here to purchase tickets online >

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

   

2017 Participating Artists
click below to view artwork

Live Auction Silent Auction Cup Auction

John Balistreri
Anne Currier
Josh DeWeese
Julia Galloway
Andrea Gill
John Gill
Beth Lo
Steve Young Lee
Tony Marsh
Matthew Metz
Brad Miller
Zemer Peled
Peter Pincus
Chris Staley
Patti Warashina
Kurt Weiser

Click to view the Live Auction Digital Catalog >

Jennifer Allen
Crista Ann Ames
Chuck Aydlett
Jeremy Briddell
Hannah Lee Cameron
Ling Chun
Sunshine Cobb
Michael Connelly
Nicholas Danielson
Alanna DeRocchi
Adam Field
Lauren Gallaspy
Andrew Gilliatt
Steven Godfrey
Mel Griffin
Perry Haas
Kenyon Hansen
Robert Harrison
Giselle Hicks
David Hiltner
En Iwamura
Sarah Jaeger
Maggie Jaszczak
Tom Jaszczak
Mike Jenson
Myungjin Kim
Heesoo Lee
Alleghany Meadows
Richard Notkin
Sean O'Connell
Brooks Oliver
Chris Pickett
Jonathan Read
Chris Riccardo
Noah Riedel
Emily Schroeder Willis
Yoko Sekino-Bové
Michelle Summers
Shalene Valenzuela
Eric Van Eimeren
Bill Wilkey
Tara Wilson
Kensuke Yamada
Gwendolyn Yoppolo

Ted Adler
Daniel Anderson
Linda Arbuckle
Doug Casebeer
Sam Chung
Katriona Drijber
Lily Fein
Shanna Fliegel
Mike Gesiakowski
Jeremy Hatch
Miranda Howe
Matt Kelleher
Michael Kline
Yoonjee Kwak
Steven Young Lee
Brenda Lichman
Beth Lo
Melissa Mencini
Courtney Murphy
Bonilyn Parker
Doug Peltzman
Mark Pharis
Joanna Powell
Penny Price Swanson
Brad Schwieger
Melanie Sherman
Lauren Smith
Albion Stafford
Chris Staley
Sue Tirrell

Collector's Cups:
Selection from Josh DeWeese
Selection from Julia Galloway
Selection from Tony Marsh